On Death and Tomb Raiding

I recently read this article on Polygon about the violent/gory death scenes in Tomb Raider and how they’re unnecessary. Some comments even tipped into suggesting it’s torture porn and/or uncouth because of Lara’s gender. First of all, Lara Croft does not need your protection. I’ve wanted to talk about her death scenes for some timeContinue reading “On Death and Tomb Raiding”

Welcome to Camp Sinderthorne

October is my absolute favorite month. Time to break out the cozy things, ramp up my rituals, make copious amounts of chili and enjoy the playfully spooky energy. When Animal Crossing Pocket Camp announced a Halloween themed event, I was beside myself with excitement (and determination to complete all the tasks for once). Finally, myContinue reading “Welcome to Camp Sinderthorne”

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider might be the best game of the year. I preordered it after Day 1 of E3, and since it arrived Friday afternoon I haven’t been able to put it down. My PS4 has seen more action in the last 5 days than it has all year. Lara is more realContinue reading “Shadow of the Tomb Raider”

Which Octopath to Travel – Olberic

We’ve come to the end of our travels. You can find my thoughts on all the characters with the Octopath Traveler tag in my search bar. This week, we’re getting to know our final character. Olberic is your typical soldier/knight with a classic RPG story. He’s strong and easy to play as if you’re somehowContinue reading “Which Octopath to Travel – Olberic”

Which Octopath to Travel – Tressa

We’re almost at the end of our journey through the 8 protagonists of Octopath Traveler! Let’s walk with my penultimate character. Tressa is a merchant from the bustling seaport town of Rippletide. Despite exotic ships and goods pouring through her home and her parents’ shop, she hasn’t gained an ounce of culture. As she journeysContinue reading “Which Octopath to Travel – Tressa”

Monster Hunter Etiquette

Monster Hunter has finally come to Nintendo Switch! Before you head out in pursuit of glory, consider the following: Don’t attack the monster while a team member has mounted it. The mounted player can bring the beast down and allow the full team to RAGE on that bitch. So wait for the monster to fallContinue reading “Monster Hunter Etiquette”

Which Octopath to Travel – Ophelia

If you haven’t gotten sucked into Octopath Traveler yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? With 8 characters to choose from, it can be overwhelming. After all, your main character is the only one you can’t switch out over the course of the journey. Let’s jump into someone else’s shoes. Sweet, innocent Ophelia was abandoned onContinue reading “Which Octopath to Travel – Ophelia”

Which Octopath to Travel – Alfyn

If you haven’t gotten sucked into Octopath Traveler yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? With 8 characters to choose from, it can be overwhelming. After all, your main character is the only one you can’t switch out over the course of the journey. Up this week: Alfyn is a chipper, do-gooder on a mission toContinue reading “Which Octopath to Travel – Alfyn”