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.

Return of the Obra Dinn

How do you follow up something like Papers, Please? How do you follow up one of the most successful, praised,

Mage’s Initiation: Reign of the Elements

If you’re a fan of Sierra’s old Quest for Glory series, you’re gonna want to listen up for this one.

Papo & Yo

Content Warning: This article discusses child abuse and alcoholism Gaming is an interesting medium. Thanks to its interactive nature, you

YIIK: A Postmodern RPG

Disclaimer: Only after writing this review did the writer discover that the main character, Alex, was played by Chris “Kirbopher”

Mitsume ga Tooru

With a career spanning decades, it’s not too surprising that Osamu Tezuka, largely considered the father of manga and a

Banzai Pecan: The Last Hope For the Young Century

Hey, do you love anime from the mid to late 2000s like FLCL and Panty and Stocking? Do you like


Note: Screenshots are taken from the 2014 Veteran Edition, which has enhanced graphical options. On June 17th, 2000, Deus Ex

Black Rainbow

The hidden object genre is kind of fascinating because while it’s certainly lacking in depth, the formula for making a

Silver Case, The: The 25th Ward

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Silver Case, The

With the DS remaster of Flower, Sun, and Rain from 2008 and The Silver Case‘s 2016 remaster, the release of

Massive Chalice

Double Fine’s initial success with crowdfunding definitely came from nostalgic fans, but their second attempt showed that they had learned

Septerra Core: Legacy of the Creator

We currently live in a resurgence of the classic style JRPG. Square-Enix has finally realized just what made their beloved

Armed and Dangerous

Perhaps two of the most unlucky studios in the history of gaming are Shiny Entertainment and Planet Moon Studios. Shiny

Suffering, The: Ties That Bind

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series The Suffering

Ties That Bind was released less than two years after the first game in September 2005. That sort of turn

Suffering, The

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series The Suffering

Back in 2002, designer Richard Rouse III pitched the idea for a new game that would take the action of

Spec Ops: The Line

There are only two truly notable games in the Spec Ops series, the first and the last. Spec Ops appeared