Alex O'Neill
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Alex is the Editor-in-Chief, overlord, and overall master of Irrational Passions. He loves JRPGs, Persona 4 Golden is his favorite game ever, and he hopes to take on a full-time editorial role at a video game outlet someday.

IrrationalPod Ep. 393 with Evan Wall

This week our original host returns for tomfoolery and shenanigans!

IrrationalPod Ep. 392: IP x OKBeast

Welcome to a very special, very messy episode of the podcast! As I mention at the top, the audio for this show is just outright horrible at points. There was a lot that happened and unfortunately we couldn’t monitor it…

Young Souls Preview

Young Souls was one that jumped out to me, visually, right from the get go. It has a vibe that almost reminds me of Scott Pilgrim, obviously with a different artstyle. In execution, the game I saw is channeling that…

Tetris Effect VR Preview

I’m one of those lame folks that’s never gotten to sit down and experience a Mizuguchi game. For folks uninitiated, Tetsuya Mizuguchi is pretty known for his style of synthesia rhythm or sound/music-driven games, things like Rez, Child of Eden,…

Buildings Have Feelings Too! Preview

A city management concept that proves that buildings do, in fact, have feelings.

Streets of Rage 4 Preview

A follow up coming years later from a new studio… How does it stack up?

Sparklite Preview

Sparklite is a very cool adventure game being developed by two brothers out of North Carolina, coming from Merge Games, a publisher known for their work on Dead Cells or Moonlighter. I got to spend 25 minutes or so wandering…

Windjammers 2 Preview

I think the expectation for Windjammers 2 is still some of the highest out there. The first is obviously beloved by a small number of people, but still passionately so. Dotemu got the chance to port the original title to…

Spelunky 2 Preview

Update from Sept. 1st: So, I have a lot of updates to this preview that I want to follow up on, so much so I’m pretty much adding an entire addendum preview to this. Some new developments and actually some…

Spelunky 2 Gameplay Trailer Breakdown

Join me in this frame by frame breakdown through the first gameplay trailer of Spelunky 2, upcoming game from Mossmouth and Derek Yu, and sequel to the much-loved original. Game trailer via Sony Interactive Entertainment.

The Messenger Review

Sabotage’s first title is a tour de force in action platforming.

IrrationalPod Ep. 391 with Justin Graffius

This episode we dive into The Messenger, World of Warcraft expansions, and Gamescom!