Reflection, Thanks, & Next Year

2017 has been quite the year both personally and professionally. As I type this, I’m sitting in a university classroom waiting for any last minute assignments to be submitted during my class’ exam period. The classroom is quiet as all but a few students have surely pushed thoughts of my course aside (our final paper was due last week) as they prepare for their remaining … Continue reading Reflection, Thanks, & Next Year

Favorite Video Games of 2017

This year was a genuine joy for me in regards to gaming. I played some great indies, enjoyed some stellar open-world RPGs, tried a JRPG for the first time, and bought a Switch, bringing me back in touch with Nintendo. From innovative indies like Snipperclips to much anticipated AAA titles like Destiny 2, gamers of all sorts had more options and opportunities for both unique … Continue reading Favorite Video Games of 2017

Assassin’s Creed Origins (PS4)

Open world rpgs are among my favorite type of video games, and when I first read rumors that the next Assassin’s Creed game would be centered in Egypt, I could not contain my excitement. Thankfully, the 10th installment in the franchise does not disappoint. Between what has made the franchise generally successful in the past and some new additions, Assassin’s Creed Origins has firmly established … Continue reading Assassin’s Creed Origins (PS4)

Let’s Talk about Water…

That’s right, water. Intrigued yet? What I’m specifically referring to is the water in Assassin’s Creed Origins. Those who know me well, know that I take interest in and enjoy the environmental elements of video games. I got some kicks from the sunsets in The Witcher 3 and the rain in Uncharted 4. Weather and other environmental elements have come a long way in video games, … Continue reading Let’s Talk about Water…

Stardew Valley: Revisited

  Sometime in 2015 I heard about an indie project called Stardew Valley. It piqued my interest because of its similarities with the Harvest Moon franchise, which has always held a place in my heart. When ConcernedApe’s game released in February of 2016, I immediately made the purchase. I even wrote a short piece on my previous blog (now re-posted here on The Gaming Teacher … Continue reading Stardew Valley: Revisited

Burly Men at Sea (PS4)

  Burly Men at Sea is a pleasant little game reminiscent of fanciful childhood stories. Described by many as a visual novel, this title developed by Brain&Brain follows the adventures of three burly and bearded Scandinavian men as they set sail looking for adventure. Their escapades bring them into contact with creatures from folklore along with several odd characters that fit seamlessly into the world the game creates. … Continue reading Burly Men at Sea (PS4)