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Category Archives: Video Games

First half of The Surge–otherwise known as Junkyard Souls

In the world of the Souls-like, I have tried many–oh, so many–with dismal results. Most of them lacked a certain something that makes Souls games addictive to me, though it was different with each game. Ironically, the ones that hewed the closest to Souls were the most disappointing because they made me want to be… Continue Reading

Obsessed with Dark Souls (Remastered and III)

Hi, my name is Minna, and I’m addicted to Dark Souls games. Hi, Minna! I’ve been addicted to Souls game for….three years now? Maybe four? But I can stop at any time. I can! Let it all out, Minna. We’ve all been there. Currently, I’m mostly playing Dark Souls Remastered because it just came out,… Continue Reading

A little bit of this, and a whole lotta that

I’ve been at loose ends in the world of video games, so I’ve mostly been comfort gaming. Well, kinda. I discovered that there was a booster pack for Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ which included a new character. *Spoilers* It’s name is The Forgotten, and of course, users data-mined it so they figured out how you… Continue Reading

I’m all about that Souls, that Souls, that Dark Souls

Last we checked in with our erstwhile heroine, she was triumphant over her defeat of Sinh, the Slumbering Dragon, who slumbers no more, yo! She had thoroughly trounced the Ivory King with the help of her four Loyce Knights, and she only had one goal left in the DLCs*: beat Sir Alonne solo. Shocked and… Continue Reading

Dark Souls II revisited (but not remastered): The good, the bad, the ugly

I recently finished Scholars of the First Sin (SotFS, the remixed version of DS II, which apparently is much better and harder than the original–which I never played) and the DLC* for the umpteenth time, and I have more feelings about it that I need to share. Standard disclaimer: DS II is the hated uncle… Continue Reading

My love/hate relationship with Dead Cells and other ‘hard’ games: Part one

I think I’m reaching the end of Dead Cells. Not because I hate it. Not because it’s a terrible game. But because I’m hitting the wall, and while I’ve hit walls before, this feels like the wall I cannot overcome without putting in way more hours into the game. Let me explain. I think most… Continue Reading

Dead Cells has its icy claws in me

About a year ago, I heard tell of an exciting Souls-like* game in Early Access called Dead Cells.¬† I watched a few Let’s Plays and Let’s Look Ats, and I was immediately intrigued. However, I am chary of Early Access, and I decided to wait.¬†¬†Recently, it was on sale, and I was between games, so… Continue Reading