Punch Club

Kretzschmarmark/ January 3, 2020/ Uncategorized


  Punch Club It’s certainly a genre-melder, but some mechanics prevent it from being fun for long stretches. This year’s already off to a complicated start, isn’t it? I’ve always been skeptical about resolutions, but one of mine in 2020 is to make a dent in my game library. On top of everything else I must do this year, it’s

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PlayStation Classic

Kretzschmarmark/ December 26, 2019/ Uncategorized


  PlayStation Classic Turns out devising a game library for one of the most iconic game consoles is quite difficult. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. I thought I’d do something a little different and write about one of my new holiday toys: the PlayStation Classic. Fittingly, the original PlayStation was my primary present during Christmas 1997, so it’s fun to

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MLB The Show 2018

Kretzschmarmark/ December 19, 2019/ Uncategorized


  MLB The Show 2018 It’s Going…Going…Gone from My Library! Well, that was one busy semester. Now that it’s finally in the books, I can finally start blogging about my collection again. I’m a pretty big sports fan, and I’ve played basically every sport genre out there (save for handball, but I’ve been curious about that game). My favorite sport

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Resident Evil 2 Remake

Kretzschmarmark/ October 30, 2019/ Uncategorized


  Resident Evil 2 Remake The Three F’s: Fun, Frightening, and Frustrating! I was stashing the remake of Resident Evil 2 for a special occasion, so why not All Hallows’ Eve? There are a few series that just do it for me. Resident Evil is one of them. I didn’t get a PlayStation One until Christmas 1997, but the first

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Silent Hill: Homecoming

Kretzschmarmark/ October 6, 2019/ Uncategorized


  Silent Hill: Homecoming The Dark Lord bringeth coffee and donuts. After a work hiatus, it’s time to bring the blog back. I mean, how else am I going to discover if these games spark joy in my life unless I have some sort of way to be accountable? Since it’s October, what better time than to play some spooky

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Yakuza 4

Kretzschmarmark/ July 6, 2019/ Uncategorized


  Yakuza 4 I guess I just can’t quit this series. Aloha, everyone. I thought I would have more time this summer to update the blog. I had to focus on other writing responsibilities, which cut into the time I could devote to this project. Additionally, I did that thing we all do where I start like five games at

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Purrfect Date

Kretzschmarmark/ April 30, 2019/ Uncategorized


  Purrfect Date Welp, let’s date some cats. Let’s go back to the Indieverse. What do you get when your gaming experience is better than Creature Romances, but does not quite have the replay value of Black Closet? Purrfect Date might be an example. I went into Purrfect Date without any expectations, especially since I was let down by Creature

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Yakuza 3

Kretzschmarmark/ April 15, 2019/ Uncategorized


  Yakuza 3 Let’s go back to Kamurocho, which means we have to go back to 2009 to play the series’ first PS3 installment. After I finished Yakuza 0, I purchased every main Yakuza game. Kiwami was first since I was able to pick it up with PS Plus. The next two purchases were Kiwami 2 and the After-Hours special

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Creature Romances: Kokonoe Kokoro

Kretzschmarmark/ April 8, 2019/ Uncategorized


  Creature Romances: Kokonoe Kokoro Honestly, I was hoping it would be weirder. And longer. I purchased Creature Romances for a dollar during the Hot Date Humble Bundle. For those who have not purchased the bundle, it is littered with several visual novels that play with dating simulator conventions in very weird ways. However, the bread winner of the bundle

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Black Closet

Kretzschmarmark/ March 19, 2019/ Uncategorized


  Black Closet Becoming a school council president sparked some joy. But how much joy? To show you the breadth of games I am dealing with in my library, let’s move on from Yakuza Zero to Hanako Games’ Black Closet. I’ve been on a visual novel kick lately due to some current publication research I am working on. I think

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