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Expressing thoughts, feelings, impressions, and critiques on the video game industry and the massive amount of crap it produces. I attempt to do this through engaging and entertaining content (at least in theory), I plan to inform listeners on video game topics I think are interesting.


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Posted by Robert Longest on Thu, 08 Mar 2018 09:17:00 EST in Design, Console/PC
RPG (Role Playing Game) is a term used by almost every “gamer” and industry marketing team. I will attempt to clarify the problem the industry has in using the term RPG to define a digital game.

Posted by Robert Longest on Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:36:00 EST in Design, Art, Indie
The vast majority of Indie games suffocating Steam right now have something in common. Unique and interesting art styles have become a basic necessity in the indie market causing consumers to search harder for games that are mechanically unique.

Posted by Robert Longest on Thu, 24 Aug 2017 10:20:00 EDT in Design, Serious
Unravel is a lovingly crafted game that wants to tell a personal story about memories, how memories progress through life and growing up around nature. Platforming and physics drive gameplay. The unique yarn mechanic is both thematic and refreshing.

Posted by Robert Longest on Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:28:00 EDT in Design, Serious
Having played Outlast, I decided horror in video games is awful. Layers of Fear helped to change my perception. While the game has faults, this title also presents serious subject matter with mental illness.

Posted by Robert Longest on Mon, 03 Jul 2017 09:01:00 EDT in Design, Serious
I discuss whether the slow pacing of the Banner Saga's gameplay hinders the excellent writing and story of this game. The narrative was gorgeously crafted but I felt like the combat was missing something special.

Posted by Robert Longest on Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:08:00 EDT in
I applaud Asteroid Base. Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is an amazing experience that actually focuses on the art of couch co-op. This is a dying trend in video games. This is a fun Valentines Day activity for the couple who wants to stay inside.

Robert Longest's Comments

Comment In: [News - 07/26/2017 - 12:16]

I wonder what specific game ...

I wonder what specific game engine was used for these.