Bubsy 1 & 2

Andrew in Steamland: Bubsy 1 & 2   It had to happen eventually, right? How could I not cover one of the most infamously awful game series of all time? Still, I was initially hesitant to review Bubsy, and not only because the games are bordering on unplayable. If something is the...

STALKER (Part 3)

Andrew in Steamland: Wish Upon a Star (STALKER Part 3)     The story so far: one night, our protagonist is dragged from the back of a wrecked truck. He wakes up in a bunker with no memory of his past, his only possession a PDA containing a man’s photo and the phrase...

Original Game, Do No...

Andrew in Steamland: Original Game, Do Not Steal   Mega Man is dead, doomed to exist only as a procession of half-hearted ports capitalizing on the segment of gamers who don’t know what emulators are. That doesn’t mean demand has gone away, though; there are plenty of people...

Revolution Nein

Andrew in Steamland: Revolution Nein By Andrew Erickson As overused as the word “hipster” is, I have a hard time envisioning Revolution 60‘s target audience as anything but a coven of bald, bearded, Portland-dwelling journalist-activists. Our hypothetical player strokes his...

Highway to the Dange...

Previously, I did a whole lot of drunken running around the Ukraine on a quest to kill some guy named Strelok. Why? Eh, he was probably an asshole or something. I fought bandits, fought monsters, fought bandits, fought bandits again, fought a whole lot of soldiers, and ultimately ended up...

Straight Outta Cordo...

Andrew in Steamland: Straight Outta Cordon (STALKER Part 1) STALKER is my favorite videogame series. Let me get that out of the way now, because this isn’t going to be anything approaching an objective review. My real intention is to play something good and forget about the growing...

There’s Always...

Andrew in Steamland: There’s Always More and it’s Always Worse (Nekopara 0)     In the introductory scene of Nekopara volume 0, the protagonist’s sister and a couple catgirls get turned on by smelling his futon. I think that’s what Hell might be like:...

Gender Bender DNA Tw...

Andrew in Steamland: Gender Bender DNA Twister Extreme (or: Andrew Goes on Suicide Watch)     Let’s talk about Gender Bender DNA Twister Extreme. …No, no it isn’t what it sounds like. It’s worse! It’s bad enough that the person who gave it to me felt...

Undertale

Andrew in Steamland: Undertale (or: In Which Andrew is Unfunny) Anyone who’s been on the internet in the last few months can’t help but have heard of Undertale, the latest indie darling to win accolades for its unconventionality. Owing to its underdeveloped visual design...

HuniePop: How I Lear...

HuniePop: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Dating Sim By Andrew Erickson A while ago, Cody Baier decided to exploit my lust for Steam achievements and issued an open challenge to listeners of The Other Side to send me the worst games they could find. Nearly 40 games later I...