The first narrative-focused Star Wars game in nearly a decade, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, puts players in control of a former Jedi Padawan named Cal Kestis who, as a child, survived Order 66, the command that turned the Clone Troopers against their allies and led to the near-total destruction of the Jedi. The focus … Continue reading Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and the Emotional Impact of Interactivity
My wife and I were lucky enough to spend this Fourth of July with family and friends, and had a wonderful time! We had great, enormous meals, saw live music, had deep conversations, and played some video games! And, naturally, it's the video games thoughts I most want to share here, because while the rest … Continue reading I played a lot of games this Fourth of July, and that was time well spent
I've played through Final Fantasy VII exactly once. It was about 15 years ago, and I absolutely loved it. A few years after that, I started itching to play it again, but never got around to it. Then there started to be rumors of a remake, so I decided to wait. Then I started listening … Continue reading Returning to Midgar: FF7 and the Materia Lockdown Challenge
This post is the written version of a podcast episode on YDWMY Reviews about my feelings on having completed The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past for the very first time. Listen instead of reading here. I've been a fan of the Legend of Zelda series for as long as I can remember. … Continue reading The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
There's a story in my family that while my mom was going into labor, my older brother was kept occupied by teaching a family friend how to play the legend of Zelda on the Nintendo Entertainment System. I grew up with that original Nintendo and its classic games, and with an older brother who actually … Continue reading After 29 years, I beat The Legend of Zelda!