Video Games

Christmas Games 2017 (just one, but it’s a doozy)

Merriment was made, eggnog imbibed, and cookies of every description still churn in my stomach like some sort of confectionery cement. It has been a wonderful day. But as things settle down, I’m left with a persistent unease, a sense of excitement tinged with dread, for under the tree was a familiar shaped package whose cheerful wrapping strained to contain the evil within: Dark Souls III The Fire Fades Edition.

Let the glorious suffering begin!

Video Games

Christmas Games 2016

I got three new games this Christmas.


  1. The Last Guardian – I am a HUGE fan of ICO. It is an absolutely fantastic game: unique, heartwarming, and able to evoke a childlike sense of wonder in even the most cynical of adults. Needless to say, I can’t wait to play The Last Guardian; ICO’s spiritual successor.
  2. Valkyria Chronicles – This is quite possibly the most underappreciated video game of all time. It gets no attention whatsoever, yet it’s among the best games I have ever played. The remaster includes all of the DLC and at long last—Trophy Support.
  3. God of War 3 – I know, I know. This game is how old? It has been on my Christmas List for like four years. Maybe Santa was unnerved by Kratos staring back at him. In any event, I’ll finally be able to sate my hunger for orbs, Orbs, and even more ORBS!