This Week I Played Freedom Fighters

In 2003 I was a baby child who had just got the platinum GameCube for Christmas. One of the first games I got for it was Freedom Fighters. It is now 2020. I have once purchased Freedom Fighters. Earlier this week, on September 21st, nearly seventeen years after its initial release IO Interactive has re-released Freedom Fighters. This game, since I first played it, has been in my top ten list. I am glad to finally own it on PC.

This Week I Played Star Wars Battlefront 2 (the second one)

Friday before Labor Day I woke up to a glorious surprise. That surprise was that Star Wars Battlefront 2 was for sale on Steam for less than $15. I remember a huge amount of grumblings when the game first came out. I remember most of this being about how loot crates work. I wanted toContinue reading “This Week I Played Star Wars Battlefront 2 (the second one)”

This Week I Played Overland

Overland advertises itself as a game where you “take care of a group of travelers on a post-apocalyptic road trip” which is remarkably succinct. It has been the first survival game I’ve played set against a road trip that actually manages to live up to that promise. The single most important resource in Overland isContinue reading “This Week I Played Overland”

This Week I Played Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

I completely skipped Tom Clancy’s The Division when it first came out, that was a mistake. Like countless people I recently picked up Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 while it was on a 95% sale to promote the release of the game’s new expansion Warlords of New York. I was hooked by the end ofContinue reading “This Week I Played Tom Clancy’s The Division 2”

4 Questions From Hitman Absolution That Need Answering

Hitman Absolution was a wildly different game from the rest of the titles in the Hitman series. One of the biggest differentiators is how it’s universally decried as a weak entry in an otherwise strong series. The other huge difference was it was primarily story-driven. Unlike other titles the story was placed front and centerContinue reading “4 Questions From Hitman Absolution That Need Answering”

This Week I Played Vampyr

Vampyr is a dark and gritty game that combines the action stealth of the Assassin’s Creed franchise with the mind-bending mysteries of a David Cage game. Set in London during the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918, Vampyr is a dark and moody mystery. You play as Dr. Jonathan Reid a medical doctor and veteran ofContinue reading “This Week I Played Vampyr”

This Week I Played PayDay 2

The PayDay series of games ask a frightening question. A question that zombie games have been too afraid to ask for a generation. That question is simply, what if the players tried to rob a bank while fending off never-ending waves of police and paramilitary organizations in an effort to recreate that one scene fromContinue reading “This Week I Played PayDay 2”

This Week I Played My Time at Portia

Very few things disappoint me more than slice-of-life games. For whatever reason, I am drawn to them. I’ve played many different versions of Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon. I’ve spent days toiling in Stardew Valley. Inevitably, I succumb to boredom before I can really enjoy the fruits of my labor. Inevitably, I’ll buy the nextContinue reading “This Week I Played My Time at Portia”

This Week I Played Frostpunk

There is only cold. The world of Frostpunk is unforgiving and you are charged with the survival of its people. Frostpunk is a survival game like none other. Your goal is not to wander the wilderness in search of a better home. The city, New London, is your home. You will either survive here, orContinue reading “This Week I Played Frostpunk”

This Week I Played Valkyria Chronicles

When I first opened Valkyria Chronicles I wasn’t sure what to think. The cinematic leading to the title screen is more like a trailer than an opener. It shows scenes from the game in a way that presents the game like a romance story set during a war, and maybe it is. Valkyria Chronicles wasContinue reading “This Week I Played Valkyria Chronicles”