PlayStation Classic

Kretzschmarmark/ December 26, 2019/ Uncategorized/ 1 comments

 

  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/ 0 comments

 

  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/ 0 comments

 

  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/ 0 comments

 

  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/ 0 comments

 

  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/ 0 comments

 

  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/ 0 comments

 

  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/ 0 comments

 

  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/ 0 comments

 

  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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Yakuza Zero

Kretzschmarmark/ March 6, 2019/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

 

  Yakuza Zero A serious game about serious criminals doing serious things. This post is long overdue, but it’s time to get the blog going! For my first post, it’s best to establish some sort of baseline for this blog. What exactly does a game need to do (or look like) to receive 10 Sparked Joys? Yakuza Zero can teach

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