Why Do I Hate Halo?

Halo: CE Opening Cutscene

Introduction I have never liked the Halo series. So, why do I have hundreds of hours into these games, and why do I feel the urge to keep playing them? I want to explore why I hate Halo beyond “I hate them, because they suck.” This would be disingenuous, and the series deserves more respect than that. My Nostalgia We have to go to the beginning. Halo: Combat Evolved launched on the original Xbox on November, 15, 2001. Nintendo would release the GameCube a few days later in North America. Sega discontinued their failed Dreamcast earlier that year, and left … Continue reading

Games of 2020

Welcome to “Games of 2020.” I did better this year. I completed eleven games! The total number of hours playing games this year surpassed several of the previous years, so I feel good about 2020. Variety was a little lacking; I am disappointed that I did not play any indie games. In the end, I had fun with each and every game. What is this? Well, every year I create a post that highlights all of the games I completed in the year. It is not a “game of the year” countdown post. The series has taken several forms throughout … Continue reading

Games of 2019

This past year was different. Normally, I strive to get into the teens with the number of games completed in a year. This year, I only completed five. To even get close to the teens, I would have to count games I played for just a little bit, mobile games, and tabletop games. Still, if I included all of those games, I think I would fall short. For the past couple of years I have created posts that highlight all of the games I have completed in a year. Lately, I have been prefacing the title of these posts with … Continue reading

Games of 2018

Games of 2018 - God of War (2018)

Twenty one games!? I did not expect I would have twenty one games for Games of 2018! My backlog needed clearing, and 2018 was the year to do it. In January of 2018 I created a category called “Play 2018” in Steam, and set a goal to get through most of the games in 2018; I ended up getting through half of them! If you are new you might be asking, “What is this?” Well, “Games of” has evolved through the years. Its beginnings can be found in old posts titled “Games to the Video.” Here is where you can … Continue reading

Games of 2017

Games of 2017 Zelda Twilight Princess HD

2017 was an odd year in gaming for me. My list of games contains new games, old games, replays of games, remastered games, and Zelda games. I began 2017 hoping to put a dent in my backlog. With everything that ended up happening, 2017 became the year of my comfort gaming. I have a whopping twenty games on the list this year, which surprises me. This list is ordered in the order I started to play the game in 2017. Each game gets its own special category. I also include some stats about my play sessions. All stats are captured … Continue reading

Games of 2016

Games of 2016 Doom

Another year, another list. I played quite a few games in 2016, and I had a ton of fun. Looking at the list of games I played this year, twelve of them are worth mentioning for Games of 2016. This time I ordered the list in the order of when I played them. As with years past, each game gets its own category. Stupidest Use Of Zombies (Zombies Scare Me) Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune – Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (PS4) Number of hours played: 13.25 Number of achievements earned: 34/54 Number of screenshots taken: 76 I played through all three … Continue reading

Games of 2015

Games2015SuperMarioMaker

The year 2015 has ended, which inspires a time of reflection. 2015 was another great year for video games. The PS4 and XBox One are in full swing, and developers brought some of their best work to the consoles in 2015. Of course, PC gaming continued on where the old generation left off, and it actually seems developers are paying more attention to PC. Looking back, I’m able to pick out eleven games (once again) that I played over the course of last year. There were a few stragglers I ended up playing, but didn’t make the list for one … Continue reading

Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate – Why We Should Stay Friends

Assassin's Creed Syndicate - London Sunset

A month ago, Gamespot’s The Point posted a video titled “Breaking Up With Assassin’s Creed.” I usually agree with Danny, but I have to disagree with him after playing Syndicate, for the most part; I think Assassin’s Creed and I can be friends after breaking up with it. Assassin’s Creed 2 and Brotherhood are my favorite games in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, for many of the reasons Danny points out in his video. I love how the missions create a story arc around Ezio in Assassin’s Creed 2, and I love the combat, free running, and world of Brotherhood. Revelations … Continue reading

Composure

Wolfenstein: The New Order

Three and a half months. This is the amount of time since my last update. It’s also the amount of time since I’ve done anything related to writing, which isn’t good for my sanity. You can look at my past, and notice several lapses in my posting, but I usually do writing in between posts. The recent lapses in posting (late 2014) involves a personal writing project. This writing project is something I have wanted to do for a long time. I finished the writing portion around the time I posted “Games of 2014.” That post was also a massive … Continue reading

Games of 2014

Games of 2014 - Mario Kart 8 DLC

2013 is a difficult year to top when it comes to video games. There were a ton of fun games released. I had a lot of fun with them. There was a lot of hype going into 2014. I ended up purchasing both the Playstation 4 and the Xbox One. I also updated my PC to run the latest games. I’m ready to play games, but 2014 actually saw a drop in the number of games I played; this is attributed to me spending more time on the games I did get around to playing. As with last year, this … Continue reading