All posts by Jonathan Kaharl

Freelance games and anime writer, lover of indie games and old point and clicks. Bi, male, will go on forever about existentialism if given the chance.

Pillars of Eternity

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Pillars of Eternity

After years of licensed games, spin-offs for larger franchises, and a failed attempt at their own original series, Obsidian found

Sleeping Dogs

A problem we’re having with massive, big budget games is that they try to cram in too much and create

Contact

Back at the dawn of the new millennium, Grasshopper Manufacture was paying the bills by helping out on the development

Bear Stearns Bravo

“Everything happens so much.” That definitely includes this game, which was already happening before it even released. On April 14th,

Lair of the Clockwork God

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Ben and Dan

It has been eleven years since the last Ben & Dan game. Ben Ward and Dan Marshall’s send up series

Killer Is Dead

The seventh console generation was not kind to Grasshopper Manufacture or SUDA 51. While they did fine on the Wii,

Killer7

Killer7 is one of the most important games to ever be released in terms of actually talking about games. For

Blades of Time

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Oniblade

Blades of Time is a rarity for B-games. This was an honest attempt by Gaijin to show how much they

X-Blades

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Oniblade

If you owned a Xbox 360 or PS3 in 2009, odds are good you have heard of X-Blades before. You

198X

If there’s one thing in gaming that we’ve built a mystique around, it’s definitely the arcade. The glitz and glamour

Paratopic

The PS1 look has started becoming popular for indie horror games, and playing through Paratopic gives you a good idea

West of Loathing

In 2003, Zack Johnson and his Asymmetric Productions launched the single greatest MMO ever created and ever will be –

Detention

Disclaimer: A few edits have been made to this article to correct a few historical mistakes the author made previously

World of Goo

World of Goo is, without a doubt, one of the single most important modern indie games, released in 2008 and

ANATOMY

Kitty Horrorshow comes from the alt-games circle, an odd movement where games are built in all sorts of strange ways,

Broken Reality

You ever hear about this thing the young adults of the internet are into called “vaporwave?” It’s this genre of

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Borderlands

The Pre-Sequel is the most divisive game in the Borderlands series, a spin-off assumed to be a big step forward

Borderlands 2

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Borderlands

The original Borderlands ended up being more successful than first expected, netting about three to four and a half million

Borderlands

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Borderlands

There was a point in time when nobody really knew who Gearbox was, unless you were really into Half-Life. The

Anodyne 2: Return to Dust

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Anodyne

Something worth knowing about Sean Han Tani and Marina Kittaka is that they have been very, very busy since the

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