Andy’s Top 30 Video Games: 5-1

First of all, thank you to any and every person who took the time to read through this list.  It’s been long-winded, way more than necessary, and really doesn’t matter to anyone but me, so I appreciate those who peruse my silly blog for any reason whatsoever.  Thank ya. As far as the list goes,…

Andy’s Top 30 Video Games: 10-6

Diablo III (2012, PC) – 48.9 Gameplay – 10 Streamlining the legacy that D2 left, D3 is buttery smooth to play.  Some will say “they made the game for casuals and noobs,” and to that I say, “Enjoy Path of Exile, asshole.”  D3 is recklessly fun to play, and while it does have flaws, Blizzard…

Andy’s Top 30 Video Games: 15-11

Hearthstone (2014, PC) – 46.3 Gameplay – 8.4 It’s extremely straightforward, but can be very satisfying.  It also requires a casual amount of attention, depending on the game.  Growing up enjoying Magic the Gathering kind of set the stage for me to dig a game like Hearthstone, and even though I have no idea who…

Andy’s Top 30 Video Games: 20-16

The Sims 3 (2009, PC) – 44.8/60 Gameplay 8.4 Building your world and telling your own story is something The Sims pioneered, capitalizing ultimately on Maxis’ original intentions when they created the Sim____ franchises in yesteryear.  I enjoyed this particular version of The Sims over previous editions because graphically it could finally offer a bit…

Andy’s Top 30 Video Games: 25-21

Age of Empires II (1999, PC) – 43.1/60 Gameplay – 8.5 Man, did I have a blast with Age of Empires II.  I can’t speak for the campaign/quests – I didn’t do too many of them, honestly.  I would constantly play skirmishes against the AI, trying out a variety of civilizations and their unique units,…

Andy’s Top 30 Video Games: 30-26

QUALIFICATIONS:  These are both console & computer titles.  Nostalgia does play a factor in these games, but I did my best not to let it influence my scoring too much.  The ranking of these is not at all influenced by other “Best Of” lists, and is ranked entirely by my affection for and experience playing…

Stardew Valley: Cozy Times on the Farm

I’m not much for going outside these days. I enjoy putting my pale, lumpy butt on display during vacations a few times a year, but mostly I’m the type of person who prefers to be cozied up in my tree.  There’s no denying, however, that the few times I go on walks or runs, or…

Hearthstone: My Experience, Enjoyment, & Disappointments

Given that the Bears are a couple months away from Free Agency, we’re distancing ourselves from Christmas, and the only other thing going on is the Blackhawks chugging along in preparation for another potentially awkward playoff run, I woke up this morning with a hankering to write about Hearthstone. Hearthstone, for those not aware, is…

No Man’s Sky, so far, has been a weird experience.

After about a week of hemming and hawing over whether or not to splurge on the definitely unmerited $60 pricetag, I broke down and acquired No Man’s Sky for PC last night.  Months and months of playing Rocket League, Hearthstone (and more recently Tales of Symphonia & Twilight Princess) finally took their toll to where…

I’m not a gamer. Er wait, am I? No? I don’t know.

When I was, oh, 10 years old or so,  I woke up one Easter morning excited as ever to enjoy the holiday which my mom always made extra special for us kids.  While Easter is sort of a religious holiday that’s become more about spring, pastels, and marshmallow birds, it’s not really associated with gifts….

Tabletop games, in brief.

I own about … I don’t know, something like 40 board games.  Is that a lot? I’m speculating that most of you could scour your closets or dig below a coffee table and find a game or two, but generally speaking tabletop gaming has probably stirred your interests momentarily enough to inspire you to acquire…