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Immersive Sims Are My (Rare) Jam

As has been thoroughly documented across the ages, video game genres are a horrible mess of senseless nomenclature, conflicting ideals, traditions kept well past their best-by date and just straight-up laziness. And to make matters wor...

 
 
 
 

Traveller In Playtime - Prey (2017)

Prey (2017) is an Immersive Sim developed by Arkane Studios and published by Bethesda in 2017 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The player takes control of Morgan Yu, one of the executives of the interstellar corporation Transtar, who finds the...

 
 
 

The Merits of Lore In Video Games

A little while back, I wrote a bit about how different games use crafting systems. So with the 10-year anniversary of Dark Souls inching ever closer, I thought it prudent to do the same for lore. I can't say I've seen much discourse on...

 
 
 

Traveller In Playtime - Onimusha 3: Demon Siege

Onimusha 3: Demon Siege is an action game developed and published by Capcom in 2004 on PS2 and on PC in 2006-2007. Following a self-induced exile to master the Oni arts, Samanosuke Akechi returns to fight his nemesis, the Genma Lord No...

 
 
 
 
 

Traveller In Playtime - Tales of Berseria

Tales of Berseria is a JRPG developed and published by Bandai Namco in 2016-2017 for PS3, PS4 and PC. In the Holy Midgand empire, a land beset by a demonic plague, Velvet Crowe is living a peaceful life caring for her sick little broth...

 
 
 

Traveller In Playtime - Tales of Xillia 2

Tales of Xillia 2 is a JRPG developed and published by Bandai Namco for the PS3 in 2012-2014. Following the end of the Schism and the unification of Rashugal and Auj Oule, the countries of Rieze Maxia and Elympios are struggling to coe...

 
 
 

The Intersecting Axes of Crafting Systems

Ever played a video game? Then you've probably slapped together monster giblets with some sparkly rocks and somehow ended up with a magic halberd or something. This month's topic is crafting systems. Love 'em, hate 'em, they're here to...

 
 
 

Traveller In Playtime - Thief (2014)

Thief (2014) (AKA Thief 4) is an immersive sim developed by Eidos-Montréal and published by Square Enix for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in 2014. Vaguely following the ending of Deadly Shadows, the titular master thief Ga...

 
 
 
 

Raiders of the Ancient Backlog

After going through like 150 hours of JRPGs back to back at the end of last year, I was kinda tired of commitment, but I still wanted the satisfaction of getting games out of my backlog at a steady pace. So instead of my usual MO of al...

 
 
 

Traveller In Playtime - Alpha Protocol

Alpha Protocol is an Espionage RPG developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Sega on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2010. The titular organization is an American black-ops institution so secret the rest of the government doesn't kn...

 
 
 

Traveller In Playtime – Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs is a crime sandbox game developed by United Front Games and published by Square Enix in 2012 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. It later recieved a definitive edition for PC, Xbox One and PS4 in 2014. In the city of Hong Kong, und...

 
 
 
 

Traveller In Playtime - Prince of Persia (2008)

Prince of Persia (2008) is an action-adventure game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC in 2008. It features a new continuity where the titular Prince (who doesn't seem to be a prince) gets l...

 
 
 

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 ...

 
 
 

Traveller In Playtime 2020 Summary

The Japanese know what's up, the number 4 really is cursed. This year has been both my fourth year writing reviews on Destructoid and also my worst experience as a human being yet. And that's ignoring the general 2020 shittiness that y...

 
 
 
 
 

Learning To Accept Mature Games During Seventh Gen

Unlike the stereotypical prepubescent boy, I wasn't interested in chasing after mature content when I was a kid. In fact, I'd say I had a bit of an aversion to the stuff. Back then, I got the chance to be interviewed by my local newspa...

 
 
 

Traveller In Playtime – Resistance: Fall of Man

Resistance: Fall of Man is a first-person shooter developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony for the PS3 in 2006-2007. Following in alien invasion in Russia, creatures known as the Chimera begin conquering all of Europe. It goe...

 
 
 

Traveller In Playtime - Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

Uncharted: Drakes Fortune is a third-person shooter developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony for the PS3 in 2007. It was later remastered by Bluepoint in 2015 as part of the Nathan Drake Collection, which was released on PS4 in 2...

 
 
 

Traveller In Playtime - Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a horror game developed and published by Frictional Games for the PC in 2010. It was later ported to PS4 in 2016, Xbox One in 2018 and Nintendo Switch in 2019. The story stars Daniel, a man who finds himsel...

 
 
 

Traveller In Playtime – MediEvil: Resurrection

MediEvil: Resurrection is a remake of the original MediEvil developed by SCE Cambridge Studio and published by Sony for the PSP in 2005, 7 years after the original. The story is largely the same, focusing on the redemptive adventure of...

 
 
 

Traveler In Playtime: Siren: Blood Curse

Siren: Blood Curse is a survival-horror game developed by SCE Japan Studio and published by Sony for the PS3 in 2008. It's a remake of the original Siren that goes through the same basic plot with the addition of a bunch of new America...

 
 
 
 
 

Traveller In Playtime – Patapon 3

Patapon 3 is a rhythm-action RPG developed by Pyramid and published by Sony for the PSP in 2011. After venturing into a new land, the Patapons stumble upon a strange box. Ever the curious creatures, the Patapons open the box and unleas...

 
 

About Kerrik52one of us since 3:12 AM on 02.28.2016

Greetings, one and all. I'm known as Kerrik52 around these parts and I'm Swedish dude with a bachelor's degree in computer science.

I play a lot of games, even the bad ones if they have something interesting to offer. I then write about them on this site for you all to read. I've written about a ton of stuff, but nowadays I mostly write reviews of games with the odd disscussion blog making its way out of my brain every month. My pride and joy is my From Software retrospective, which I highly recommend as a substitute to actually struggling through their first-person games on your own.

When it come to games, I'm mostly an action, platformer, horror, Immersive Sim and JRPG fanatic, but I try to keep my gaming diet varied from time to time. Here are some games/series I love:

Souls Games
God Hand
Immersive Sims
Resident Evil 4
Tales of
Ratchet & Clank
Devil May Cry
Legacy of Kain
Spyro the Dragon
Shin Megami Tensei
Anything by Falcom
Yakuza

I have a very low standard for movies, but I still have some distinct favorites. These include:

Coraline
Tintin
The Secret Life of Walter Witty
Pooh's Grand Adventure

Anime is a bite of a side-gig for me, but I'm a proud member of the Symphogear Choir.


Go ahead and share a piece of your world with me and I'll pay back in kind. Don't be deterred if I answer you with a wall of text though. I just can't help it sometimes.
 
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