As 2017 ends and 2018 begins, Eric takes a look at some of his favorite gaming experiences of the past year, and ends looking ahead to the next. Favorite Gaming Moment of 2017 Back in 2015, I called The Unfinished Swan’s third level my favorite gaming moment of the year, because of how it subverted […]Read more "PFX Reflects: Eric’s Favorites of 2017"
Depending on what you want out of it, the Switch could get pricey.Read more "The Full Cost Of The Nintendo Switch At Launch"
After months of rumors and speculation, Nintendo finally showed off its next system, a handheld-console hybrid called the Switch. It’s safe to say a lot of people are eagerly awaiting its March 2017 release date, but there’s several reasons Nintendo could have another Wii U-esque failure on its hands.Read more "Why The Nintendo Switch Could Fail"
Nintendo’s announcement of the Switch was an interesting way to debut a long anticipated console. The use of footage from games that are still unannounced for the console, the lack of clear pricing or release information, and the vagueness regarding the capabilities of the hardware left me – to be frank – annoyed.Read more "Why The Nintendo Switch Could Succeed"
Pokémon Go is breaking through to popular culture in a way few video games have, so much so that it’s surpassed Donald Trump in search traffic, even during the middle of the Republican National Convention.Read more "Pokémon Go Is More Popular Right Now Than Donald Trump"
Doom’s 2016 release is something of a milestone for the series: after skipping a generation with no brand new games since the 3rd entry, the franchise is back. What’s more, this iteration takes the original release as a much stronger source of inspiration, avoiding the more horror-orientated design of Doom 3. The result is a […]Read more "Review: Doom (PC)"
I was skeptical of Overwatch; as a team-based shooter, it felt like too big a departure from the games I expect and enjoy from Blizzard. That skepticism, however, has proven totally unnecessary, as Overwatch is a fantastic surprise from Blizzard’s foray into a genre they had not previously approached.Read more "Review: Overwatch (PC)"
World of Warcraft has been a part of my video game experience for nearly 10 years. As a result, it stands apart from most other games for me and many other fans. However, as with nearly anything of such scope and history, World of Warcraft has fallen short of its peaks.Read more "Retrospect: World of Warcraft"
I’ve played Ratchet & Clank games since the duo first appeared in 2002, and I’ve been a big fan of the series since those days. Playing the PlayStation 4 reimagining of the original game was definitely fun, but some small changes make me uneasy about the game as a whole.Read more "As A Series Fan, The New Ratchet And Clank Has Me Conflicted"
Endless-snowboarding game Alto’s Adventure came to Android earlier this year, nearly a year since its original release on iOS. Over that year, the game has been near-universally praised, so I wanted to see what the hype was about. Was I as impressed? Simply put, no. My impressions from the game are as follows.Read more "Alto’s Adventure Is Best Played Without Alto, And Other Impressions"