Editorial, Feature, Gaming, Video Games

Alessio & The Beastly Backlog: Little Inferno

Alessio & The Beastly Backlog is an excuse for me to be held accountable for completing my massive video game backlog. These articles are a hybrid of experiential reflection, informal critical reaction to the content, and a springboard for discussion on all of our social channels. Plus, I like talking about games and what better way to kill two birds with one stone?

This series is fair game for spoiler territory, and so with that being said, if you haven’t completed the game in question and want to have a completely unhindered experience, please refrain from reading any further.

This week: Little Inferno started as a curiosity and then it ate up my entire evening. I’m pretty sure this damn thing is available everywhere, but I played it on PC via Steam. Noticing a trend?

Editorial, Feature, Gaming, Video Games

Alessio & The Beastly Backlog: Hatoful Boyfriend

Alessio & The Beastly Backlog is an excuse for me to be held accountable for completing my massive video game backlog. These articles are a hybrid of experiential reflection, informal critical reaction to the content, and a springboard for discussion on all of our social channels. Plus, I like talking about games and what better way to kill two birds with one stone?

This series is fair game for spoiler territory, and so with that being said, if you haven’t completed the game in question and want to have a completely unhindered experience, please refrain from reading any further.

This week: Hatoful Boyfriend, available and played on Steam and so graciously provided to me by good friend, Asher Smale.

Editorial, Feature, Gaming, Video Games

Alessio & The Beastly Backlog: Home

Alessio & The Beastly Backlog is an excuse for me to be held accountable for completing my massive video game backlog. These articles are a hybrid of experiential reflection, informal critical reaction to the content, and a springboard for discussion on all of our social channels. Plus, I like talking about games and what better way to kill two birds with one stone?

This series is fair game for spoiler territory, and so with that being said, if you haven’t completed the game in question and want to have a completely unhindered experience, please refrain from reading any further.

This week: Home, available and played on Steam.

Editorial, Feature, Gaming, Video Games

Alessio & The Beastly Backlog: Progress Report

Alessio & The Beastly Backlog is an excuse for me to be held accountable for completing my massive video game backlog. These articles are a hybrid of experiential reflection, informal critical reaction to the content, and a springboard for discussion on all of our social channels. Plus, I like talking about games and what better way to kill two birds with one stone?

This series is fair game for spoiler territory, and so with that being said, if you haven’t completed the game in question and want to have a completely unhindered experience, please refrain from reading any further.

And… we’re doing this dance again: I didn’t get a chance to play much of anything last week. I made some further headway into two of last week’s mentioned games, though, and started something fun, so let’s dive right in!

Editorial, Feature, Gaming, Video Games

My Wife!!! #1: Never Alone

My Wife!!! is a series focused around me talking my wife, who has zero interest in games, into trying her hand at some unique interactive experiences. After her time with each game, Kristen and I will discuss what she liked about the experience, what she disliked, and her thoughts on if the game accomplished what it set out to.

This entry we’ll discuss Kristen’s time with the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, PC, and Mac indie-platformer Never Alone. The game was downloaded and played on the PlayStation 4 as part of the PlayStation Plus round of free games in April of 2015.

Editorial, Feature, Gaming, Video Games

Alessio & The Beastly Backlog: Progress Report

Alessio & The Beastly Backlog is an excuse for me to be held accountable for completing my massive video game backlog. These articles are a hybrid of experiential reflection, informal critical reaction to the content, and a springboard for discussion on all of our social channels. Plus, I like talking about games and what better way to kill two birds with one stone?

This series is fair game for spoiler territory, and so with that being said, if you haven’t completed the game in question and want to have a completely unhindered experience, please refrain from reading any further.

This week… I didn’t get a chance to play much of anything last week. That being said, I didn’t want to leave you guys hanging and I thought I could briefly discuss what point I’m at in FOUR (!!!) games instead of just one! How’s that for value?

Editorial, Feature, Gaming, Video Games

Alessio & The Beastly Backlog: The Last of Us: Left Behind

Alessio & The Beastly Backlog is an excuse for me to be held accountable for completing my massive video game backlog. These articles are a hybrid of experiential reflection, informal critical reaction to the content, and a springboard for discussion on all of our social channels. Plus, I like talking about games and what better way to kill two birds with one stone?

This series is fair game for spoiler territory, and so with that being said, if you haven’t completed the game in question and want to have a completely unhindered experience, please refrain from reading any further.

With a brand-spanking-new PlayStation 4 merely weeks old and begging to be experienced, I took some time to play the bundled in Last of Us remaster. I played the main game upon release on the PS3 but never had the chance to experience the DLC prequel / midquel, so this week I’ll be diving into The Last of Us: Left Behind.

Editorial, Feature, Gaming, Video Games

Alessio & The Beastly Backlog: Shovel Knight

Welcome to another entry in my on-going series: Alessio & The Beastly Backlog. Last week we talked about The Astronaut’s The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, which was a first-person exploration / crime-solving simulator game with a whole lot of story to drive the player forward. This week we have the opposite type of experience in a myriad of ways: Shovel Knight, a fun side-scrolling adventure game more akin to Zelda II and Megaman that has very little narrative other than just enough to get you motivated to get through its beautifully designed stages and boss encounters.