Quick Hits – Solar Jetman

Quick Hits is a daily segment at NCG that highlights games that may have been forgotten, will never be found, or otherwise deserve notice. By the time the PSX/N64 era was already in full swing. I had begun to realize that there were probably some hidden classics I had missed out on, having only really hit the console games scene well into the 16-bit era. As such, I … Continue reading Quick Hits – Solar Jetman

Quick Hits – FLAMBERGE

Quick Hits is a daily segment at NCG that highlights games that may have been forgotten, will never be found, or otherwise deserve notice. I’d never heard of FLAMBERGE until about 11am this morning. But after an hour with it I just have to sing its praise. FLAMBERGE is a small-scale tactics game that uses simultaneous turn-based combat a la Atlas Reactor (which I’m also loving right now.) … Continue reading Quick Hits – FLAMBERGE

Nostalgia: the Heart of Gaming

When I was in elementary school, maybe 2nd grade, I had a black bicycle. I think it was a Huffy, but I’m not sure. It was a single-speed bike. It was heavy, the tires were bald, and the handlebars had some sort of gaudy faux-gold plating. The grips were worn down from my sweaty child-hands grasping them tightly as I careened through the neighborhood, my … Continue reading Nostalgia: the Heart of Gaming

Living Under the Dining Room Table

In these dark times, it’s hard to look away from the awful shit going on in America. I’ve never really considered myself very patriotic, or really cared about the state of our country to a great degree, simply because the needle between order and chaos never deviated much. However, in the face of what has happened to our country through the past week, I feel … Continue reading Living Under the Dining Room Table

(Out of)Control – Resident Evil 7

(Out of)Control is a segment where we explore how a game is controlled, interfaced with, or handled, and how that directly contributes to the feelings the game gives us. Coming hot off writing the inaugural (Out Of)Control, I was excited to feel out Resident Evil 7.  So much of the press chatter leading up to its release was speculation on how the change to first … Continue reading (Out of)Control – Resident Evil 7

Quick Hits – Parasite Eve

Quick Hits is a daily segment at NCG that highlights games that may have been forgotten, will never be found, or otherwise deserve notice. I first played Parasite Eve at exactly the wrong time in my life. I knew that I loved SquareSoft’s golden era of RPGs, and was in love with Parasite Eve’s moody aesthetic, but I think I was too young and dumb to get around … Continue reading Quick Hits – Parasite Eve

Review – Titanfall 2

Big Robots, Big Guns Over the past several years, developers of first person shooters have struggled to discover what the genre needed to make a change for the better. We’ve seen agility and movement speed increased with abilities to slide, double-jump, wall run, peek around corners now featured in almost every FPS that enters the market. I can say with confidence that Titanfall 2 is … Continue reading Review – Titanfall 2