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.

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


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


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


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 –


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


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


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

Knights of Pen and Paper

Three years before they released the incredibly charming Chroma Squad, Behold Studios worked with Paradox Interactive to create the Knight

Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today

Daedalic is starting to move away from traditional point and click adventures, it sadly seems. They were one of the


So, you know LucasArts for their Star Wars games, point and clicks, and cult classic darlings, but you may not

Last Dogma, The

Disclaimer: This article covers a game that was developed by a Hardcore Gaming 101 contributor. The writer became aware of

DmC: Devil May Cry

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Devil May Cry

DmC: Devil May Cry was announced in 2010, and when its first trailer hit, the fanbase became very, very angry.

Devil May Cry 4

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Devil May Cry

Devil May Cry 4 has become far more appreciated since its initial release, where the fanbase had a more mixed

Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Devil May Cry

After Devil May Cry 2‘s messy release and notable dislike among the original’s fans, Itsuno started to reverse course on

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