Whatcha Playin?

Impressions and Quick Reviews

Whatcha Playin? Vol 1 Spyro Reignited Trilogy Part 1: Spyro the Dragon

Being a Nintendo fanboy my whole life; I had more than enough game franchises to keep me busy and rarely did I feel I was missing out by not owning a Playstation. Years and years later, I finally got my hands on a PS2 and was finally able to experience the system’s heaviest hitters – […]

Whatcha Playin’ Vol 2 – Spyro Reignited Trilogy Part 2: Ripto’s Rage

With how much I enjoyed Spyro’s first outing as part of the Reignited Trilogy pack, it didn’t take any time at all to jump back in for the sequel – Ripto’s Rage. Everything about the presentation from its stellar design, to its tight controls and even the lackluster soundtrack are present from the first game. […]

Whatcha Playin’ Vol 3 – SteamWorld: Heist

A year ago, I made a scathing review of SteamWorld: Dig 2, the latest release from Swedish Producer Image and Form Games in the “SteamWorld”series for the Nintendo Switch. The game built a lot off its 3DS predecessor but lacked cohesion and felt like a totally different game by the end of it. SteamWorld: Heist […]

Whatcha Playin’ Vol 4 – Ocarina of Time: Randomized

What some might argue is the best game in the illustrious Zelda franchise – perhaps even the greatest video game ever made – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time deserves recognition and respect for shaping the landscape for 3D action/adventure games. But boy-howdy, does it ever bore me these days. After countless hours replaying the […]

Whatcha Playin’ Vol 5 – Slay the Spire

I mentioned this game as one of the best games I played in 2018, but didn’t count it as a true Game of the Year contender because it’s still in early access. I didn’t jump into the game until last summer, but by then three playable characters had already been released and new cards and […]

Whatcha Playin’ Vol 6 – Pikmin 2

I’ve been in a real gaming funk this week – thankfully I’ve been feeling somewhat productive with video and art projects, but regardless, I needed something cozy to unwind with. Enter Pikmin 2. While the first Pikmin was revolutionary for it’s charming presentation and the technical achievement of controlling a hundred little plant soldiers to […]