Beyond the Reviews

Sometimes I feel the need to say something about a game that just didn’t quite fit in the review – this is where I post it. I’m also occasionally working in some more personal content, like book or movie reviews from stuff that I’ve been reading or watching in my free time!

My Beyond write-ups can be anything from game commentary, to remake discussions, or anything I feel like writing about really. There’s also the informal, not-super-cohesive “On Writing” series, where I talk about the quality/nuances of writing in various forms of media. Read on if you’re interested!


The Philosophy of Ocarina of Time – an essay on the themes present in Ocarina of Time; Video Game Literary Classics 101 contribution.

My Life in Games – a discussion of 5 games that I feel have had a large impact on my life so far.

Dark Souls Diaries – A series to celebrate my game of the decade; a write up following my first playthrough as a magic user.

50th Post Special – Games of the Decade! – a write up to celebrate my 50th post, discussing my top ten games of the past ten years.

Animal Crossing Tag + One-Year Blog Anniversary

The Characters that Define Us: Skull Kid – my contribution to Normal Happenings “Characters that Define Us” collaboration; I chose to talk about the Skull Kid from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask.

Animal Crossing July Check-In

On Writing series:

Writing Redemption: Goro Akechi (Persona 5) – a kind-of essay, discussing Akechi’s new redemption arc in Persona 5 Royal.

On Writing: Karasuno vs. Shiratorizawa (Haikyu!!) – another kind-of essay discussing the clashing philosophies of the two volleyball teams in season 3 of Haikyu!!

On Writing: Why Should I Care About my Video Game Wife? (a response) – a post continuing a conversation from Quietschisto’s write-up on RNG: “Video games don’t make me love my Wife enough”

Challenges/Nominations/Trophy Runs:

Sunshine Blogger Award Challenge

Sunshine Blogger Award Challenge 2

Tropy Shelf – Sekiro Edition! – a quick write-up on my Platinum trophy run in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Trophy Shelf – Persona 5 Edition!

Trophy Shelf – Bloodborne Edition!

30 Day Geek Out Challenge

Have You Ever? Gaming Edition!

Questions and Nominations

Mystery Blogger Award

The Great JRPG Character Face-Off!

Another Sunshine Blogger Award!

Book Reviews:

The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman