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Pat's 2019 Reading Accomplishments

Wait a minute, I know 2020 was long, but this is the wrong year! Look, I like to write. I'm also a massive procrastinator and felt enormous pressure to make an amazing blog full of pics and awesome content...But forget that! So, slight...

 
 
 
 

Aquanox: Deep Descent - Afterplay Review

I've just finished the Aquanox: Deep Descent, a subaquatic first-person shooter developed by Digital Arrow and released in October 2020 by THQ Nordic, and, being a fan of AquaNox series, I was left with mixed feelings. On the one hand,...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Traveller In Playtime – Tomb Raider (2013)

Tomb Raider (2013) is a third-person shooter action-adventure game developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix in 2013 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. It also received an enhanced port on PS4 and Xbox One in 2014, plus a port ...

 
 
 
 

30th Blog Special: Building A Gamer

Over the course of my life I have always wandered about how people got to where they are now. Truth is we all had some kind of help along the way, and for my gaming life I had the assistance of two people who aren't into gaming right ...

 
 
 
 

PS1 REVIEWS: Croc: Legend of the Gobbos

With the massive success and revolutionary impact of Super Mario 64, it was natural for more 3D Platformers to be developed. Platforming was proven to work in a 3D environment. However, most of the early attempts at 3D Platformers outs...

 
 
 
 

Unintended Consequences of CP '77's Failure

I am done with nature. RDR2 made my pants too dusty. All those falling leaves in Ghost of Tshushima irritated my allergies. And no amount of psychadelic mushrooms will make AC Valhalla's rolling hills any more interesting. No matter ho...

 
 
 
 
 
 

10 Cool Indies I Played in 2020!

I played so many great games this year. Spider-Man, Uncharted 4, Celeste, Metroid Prime 2, Into the Breach, Horizon Zero Dawn, Short Hike, Bloodborne, Furi… all worth playing, but people online already talk about these games a l...

 
 
 
 

Xbox Series S: The Quiet Underdog

Small but hearty breed As baby number two has emerged into our lives, I've been thinking of many ways to be more economical. Money isn't easy to come by, and while I'm very happy with my life, our family is far from well off financial...

 
 
 
 

Quick scores for all the games I played in 2020

I was able to play a bunch of games this year, and I enjoyed my time with most of them! January Super Castlevania IV 9/10 Castlevania Bloodlines 8.5/10 Castlevania Rondo of Blood 9.5/10 Castlevania Symphony of the Night 6/10 Titanfall ...

 
 
 
 

Band of Bloggers January 2021 Prompt!

Welcome to 2021, and if nobody’s told you to do so yet you might want to get a glass or jar or gallon of water to help out with that hangover. Nobody really remembers the hangovers or indigestion though, especially if you’v...

 
 
 
 

TGIF Open Thread!

Good morning Destructoid! It's that wonderful time of the week and year! It's Friday and New Years day! Seriously, fuck off 2020! 2020 was one hell of a year in all the wrong ways. 2021 does not have a high bar of expectations to be b...

 
 
 
 

20 Music Tracks that Defined Games in 2020

A good video game soundtrack can make a bad game pretty decent, and a good game great.  We had plenty of great games this year, and in turn some great soundtracks. There were a ton of great tracks from games this year, and probabl...

 
 
 
 

BoB: Necrobarista - Dying to let go

In an undisclosed back-alley in the city of Melbourne, there’s a café. From the outside, it looks like any other business. It's a two-story building with plenty of space for tables, where an impressively tall tree stands s...

 
 
 
 

Band of Bloggers: Crash 4 is Hard

I was very excited for Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time. When the game came out I wasn't expecting it to be so difficult. Not in the 'die a whole bunch of times' way, but in the completing kind of way. I could get through the l...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

My Top 10 Games of 2020

A lot went down this year.  While there was much that sucked about 2020, the games industry made sure that we had a ton of great titles to sink our teeth into while we quarantined at home for the better part of the year.  Her...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

My Retro GOTY Awards 2020

Another year, and this backlog doesn't seem to finish. 2020 sure meant a lot of changes and difficulties for many, and while some found peace of mind and distraction in TV Shows, movies, or any other medium, we over here did that and o...

 
 
 
 

Going Under Might Be My Game of the Year

I’m sure I’m much like everyone else reading this, when I say that I absolutely adore Hades. I devoured it in a way that has been very rare for me lately. With limited time to myself, I usually take advantage of my gaming t...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Quickposts

Dango

Even though I love Sleeping Dogs, Ive never managed to finish I keep getting distracted by all the silly crap you can do, like locking people into car trunks and jumping from car to

 
 
Dennis Carden

Oh Heres some Flesh Juicer! Theyre a Taiwanese deathcore group, and theyre kinda

 
 
FakePlasticTree

Now this a very cool way to do a GOTY list

 
 
Slimybear245

Dont care much about backwards comptability but for the ps5 owners here ehat has been your favourite ps4 game you played/are playing on a ps5?

 
 
Tricerapops

Returning from the hot springs tomorrow to 3 more days off (unless I get called Really needed this vacation, and could not think of anyone Id rather be

 
 
absolutfreak

Now THIS is a

 
 
Flegma

I hate the politics talk But a speech given sixty years ago tomorrow led me to make a new years resolution: do something for others on a daily basis, even if its just calling an elderly relative or picking up a piece of litter off the

 
 
Hakkurei

Somehow the Chris campaign took even longer, does the game save up your death times or something? I was expecting a little less, maybe letting the game run paused on the inventory with the PS3 Start Menu doesnt really pause it, that or deaths, for su

 
 
Lynx Amali

overDress is apparently releasing $4 USD trial Thats cheap as

 
 
Kevin Mersereau

#confessiontoid The Actual Charlton Heston is apparently not the actual Charlton

 
 
Parismio

#confessiontoid I didnt spend more than two hours of playtime in Monster Hunter Only when I was replaying it this week that I made it to the second I believe it was bc I got mh4u after MHGen and was a lil burnt out w/ MH

 
 
GoofierBrute

Okay, this legit cracked me

 
 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Happy 4-year anniversary to Gravity Rush 2! You were such a great game with a great world, and you deserve a publisher wholl treat you And maybe in some alternate timeline wed get a 3rd

 
 
Cygnus Rush 961

If anyone is still playing AC7: Skies Unknown theres an update that came out recently with more skins and emblems from previous titles Heres the F-22 Raptor in one of said updates skins:

 
 
Neronium

I cant find my copy of Super Mario Odyssey Im sad and mad at myself for losing the I know its in the case for a

 
 
TheBlondeBass

BUMPing my last post with a new and improved gif! Got some progress done on the M&M remake this weekend, with a new dialogue system with automatic pages and support with multiple And now, with gradual text, independent of FPS!

 
 
LaserPirate

Youre damn right theres a Carly Rae Jepson cyberpunk tabletop

 
 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Cool shirts! I like these designs but Ive bought too many shirts lately, so I think Ill let these pass, just this

 
 
ChronoLynxx

Unpopular gaming opinions, go! Dark Souls is better then Silent Hill Homecoming was overall an enjoyable Assassins Creed games are still Tomb Raider reboots were more fun then

 
 
beatlemaniaxx

Just picked up Contra Collection because $5 but even though Contra is an all-time they shouldve just re-released Contra 4 and added the 16-bit games to Contra 4 fucks as is AND had the 8-bit Missed for Konami dgaf

 
 
bong264

Current Status:

 
 
PatBateman17

it only took under a week to go from “I will never play Animal Crossing, what a pointless game” to “paid off two loans, tracking turnip prices on two independent websites and hunting for fossils every chance I That drop box % is dumb tho

 
 
BRAV0 F1VE

Playing Immortals Fenyx Rising and FFVII Remake, 2 games I missed out on in Realistically I can say that these 2 would have made my top 10 had I played them

 
 
Rico the Penguin

A couple of my dinosaurs get loose and murder dozens of people and now my park rating has gone The nerve of these I gave them the coolest way to go out!

 
 
hlarge4

For anyone morbidly curious or looking to invest cheap now to enjoy later, best buy has cyberpunk 2077 for $30 on Has the Smart Delivery for free next generation upgrade and a steel

 
 
PhilKenSebben

God damn nerve Shit Built a model, and played like an hour of Alchemic Dungeons DX and now my fucking hands wont work Thankfully my thumbs work when they get like this, but Been Guard your hands

 
 
taterchimp

Half Life Alyx is Thoughts in

 
 
Virtua Kazama

Tonights stream is about to take a DARK Its time for Team Dark to take the lead on tonights session of Sonic Heroes!

 
 
mullon

Now that the holiday season is over I want to know what the hardware sales for the PS5 and Xbox SEX have been, have they met expectations or been above expectations or below

 
 
Roager

I wrote a Its about tabletop Go read it if you Link

 
 
Seymour
 
 
Plissken

IDK why I stopped playing Days Gone, it’s and even more playing in survival mode Also, I took this portrait and I like how it turned out :)

 
 
triggerpigking

Miriam sketch

 
 
Chris Moyse

Hello i herd u’d like more 1990s in ur day

 
 
Mike Sounders

Family photo of the current project (which has been a little rough), next to my

 
 
Robo Panda Z

Given the length of my absence (2020 was, what, 10, 20 years long?), it means quite a lot to me that I am receiving birthday Ive missed you all, and have been hoping youve been staying

 
 
Gundy

Project Aces is releasing more free skins for the extended 25th anniversary! That glowing wyvern tho!

 
 
Occams

Remember to trim your

 
 
Flegma

Finished I may go back to try find all of the story pieces for the city

 
 
Artnroll

Run4it Cyberpunk-ish Stylized Action

 
 
medicamecanica

Got captain toad and all dlc for less than five dollars because of a walmart Also why wario64 is the mvp of

 
 
Seymour

Whilst were clearly still doing #Toytoid, Xeos Bebop and Rocksteady reminded me of my original run (?) Krang Beside him is a treasured possession of Gokus (not Ubisoft, but actual) iconic Super Saiyan

 
 
GoofierBrute

#McNuggetMonday

 
 
Czar Kazem

Finally joining the Finished A Game in 2021 after beating HZD! Just the main story, gonna hit the DLC later Really great time, and it actually served to teach me about how I think I need to approach big games

 
 
PhilKenSebben

Looking forward to my gundam pens coming in, so I can add detail lines to all the guys Ive built so Heres baby The newest Master of cheese

 
 
mullon

It took me about ten minutes to figure out when my dad said That game that people build Frank Lloyd Wrights houses in that he was referring to

 
 
Xeo

Got a small haul in the mail today! This one showed up early, and I found it at a decent price More included that wasnt as decently

 
 
Slimybear245

12141 enemies defeated in one fight in 13 Senitmels Aegis I know the enemies are just esseintaly a small pixel LED looking thing but even the ps4 seemed to agree that was a lot of enemies with how low the fps kept getting in that

 
 
Flanx

horny

 
 
TurboKill

Playing Final Fantasy XIV and the way my cats eye lit up when she saw me enter Limsa Lominsa was *chefs What Special place Limsa