The 2022 Gameological Not Just Game of the Year Awards

You know the saying: another year, another batch of video games. As always, video games have become a refuge when the going gets tough. 2022 had a lot of challenges, but it had way more highlights. Chief among them was getting engaged to the best persona fuser on the planet! It was also the first…More

The 2021 Gameological Not Just Game of the Year Awards

You know the drill – another year goes by and the world seems…exactly the same as it did before. The only escape is video games. Lots and lots of video games. As per the Unofficial Gameological Discord Server, here are my picks for 2021’s Gameological Not Just Game of the Year Awards.More

So, You Like to Play Castlevania?

On retro gaming and save scumming. I had never played a Castlevania game before, so naturally I wanted to start at the beginning. I’m not like this with most series. Unless there’s a continuing story, a la Metal Gear Solid that I need to play all of the games to fully understand (“understand”), I usually…More

The 2020 Gameological Not Just Game of the Year Awards

Following up on the tradition we started last year, the Unofficial Gameological Discord group has put together another year end list! Looking back on the blog, I only published one post this year, so even though I played a whole lot of games this year, I’ll let that say all I have to say about…More

The Plate Has Collapsed

How Final Fantasy VII Helped Me Grieve This post contains some light spoilers for Final Fantasy VII Remake from Chapter 12 on. It was the end of May when I started this post, and the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City. The streets were quiet, save for the passing of sirens at…More

The 2019 Gameological Not Just Game of the Year Awards

Ah, 2019. You kind of sucked. I mean I guess you started okay, but around the halfway point you took a turn for the worse and I’m glad to see you go. But you know what’s always been good to me? Games. I played a lot of games this year. Read into my escapism however…More

Rock of an Age

In the brief, halcyon days of peripheral based video games, one franchise shaped an entire generation’s musical tastes and knowledge.

Sorry, I’m not talking about DDR. More

Back to School

If you could go back and do high school over again, with your adult brain and all your precious adult knowledge and experiences intact, would you do it? Games let us do just this, at least for a little while.More