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The Ten 2020 Games You Must Play — Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin

Today’s post is brought to you courtesy of my Substack, “A Gamer’s Take” Here is a small excerpt: It is a pleasure to see such a game in 2020. Sakuna’s producers decided that the game had to offer its players a specific experience, and focused on it with a minimum of compromises. A book can […]

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Why I Like Unofficial Emulation More Every Day

Because I want to try something new in the new year, I’ve decided to experiment with Substack for my video game writing in English. I plan to publish at least twice a week, with about half of the essays being behind the paywall. The first freebie is about my relationship with retro games, and how […]

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The Fate of Doom

“So if we come up on each other [in a Doom 2016 multiplayer match] and all the game is relying on from a design perspective is aiming and shooting, well there are going to be people who aim and shoot better than you and there’s pretty much nothing you can do about that. That made […]

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5 Years, 10 Games

Finishing the game I’ve been playing this week, Hollow Knight, led me to conclude that it is one of the best games I’ve played in a long time. This, in turn, made me wonder which games impressed me the most in the past five years. I eventually came to this list: Nier: Automata Final Fantasy […]

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Nintendo

Playing videogames developed by Nintendo is more than “fun,” it’s a joyful experience. I wasn’t originally a Nintendo fan, but after SEGA got away from their console business, I’ve discovered that their videogames are fun to play in a way that most others, aren’t. (And in a way that SEGA’s used to be, and to […]