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Let the dice decide your fate in Astrea: Six-Sided Oracles

Yin and Yang.

Two opposing forces that are complementary of each other. They are independent and yet interconnected. They are adamantly against each other but desperately need each other to live.

This dualism in cosmology is shared in many aspects of life. Sith vs Rebels. God vs Satan. Light vs Dark. Good vs Evil. It’s a simple idea that can be applied to many things, but can also be a complex thing to master.

It’s this central theme at the heart of Astrea that makes it so fun.

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Taking it to the Streets – Streets of Rage 4 Review

Almost thirty years after the third game in the franchise was unleashed on the world in 1994, DotEmu and Lizardcube have combined forces to release Streets of Rage 4, but are they relying on nostalgia to lure in fans of the series or is there actually a good game under the hood?    Packaged with the new 16-bit Sega Genesis when we purchased it in the early 90s, Streets of Rage 2 was without Read More

One Night in the City – Cloudpunk Review

Cloudpunk is a solid cyberpunk delivery service game that pulls the atmosphere and mechanics from cinematic staples such as Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element and Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, but does it succeed as an interactive video game that is it worth your time and money? Cloudpunk is a good game, but not great. I came across Cloudpunk while randomly trolling Instagram for inspiration – i.e. searching for “cyberpunk” – and found developer Ion Lands page. I was Read More

64 Problems But Doom Ain’t One – A Doom 64 Review

Doom 64 found new life with the bundled release alongside Doom Eternal, id Software’s newest iteration of the game that truly propelled them into the mainstream, and with it a handful of new levels that help tie it into Doom 2016, but is the game even worth playing now that we have two new versions on the market? ⛧⛧⛧ Doom 64 is the Doom 3 we all deserved. For most of my life I thought Doom 64 was Read More

Eternally Doomed

Four years after the phenomenal Doom 2016 was laid upon us unexpecting gamers, id Software releases their highly anticipated follow up – Doom Eternal – which manages to not only take and build upon what was created in the earlier games of the series, but to add in new mechanics as well; however, is it all a worthwhile experience?  Doom Eternal picks up sometime after the events of the first game Read More

Skyrim Modslist & Challenges

I created a mod list and challenges for our upcoming playthrough of Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim which will shift it to more of a realistic and deadly survival role-playing game… especially when hit with some of these challenges! + + + I recently decided to play The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim again, but didn’t want to play the same game I did almost a decade ago. Instead, I Read More

A Journey Back to Daggerfall

I take a walk down memory lane to see if what I recall of The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall holds true, or if I have been looking at my experience in Bethesda’s epic 1996 role-playing game through rose-colored glasses. In her poem The Speed of Darkness, American poet and political activist Muriel Rukeyser wrote, “The universe is made of stories, not atoms.” Though she writes of subject matter much different, Read More

Wading in the Pool of Radiance

Over 30 years after SSI and TSR unleashed the first Advanced Dungeons & Dragons computer role-playing game onto the world, I finally wade in the Pool of Radiance to see what all the fuss was about and if it still holds up today. ♦ ♦ ♦ I was afraid to play Pool of Radiance. If I’m being honest I’d tell you I’m afraid to play a lot of older computer Read More

Home Sweet Home Episode 2 is anything but sweet

Home Sweet Home Episode 2 is the sophomore followup to Yffdrazil Group’s 2017 horror hit Home Sweet Home. Unfortunantely, even though it looks and mostly plays better than the original, a lot is lost in the translation from paper to screen. In October of 2017 I was looking for a spooky new game to play on stream and was quickly lead by my community and fellow streamers to an independent Read More