Jurge Cruz
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Jurge is Irrational Passion's Social Media Editor, Staff Writer, and Co-Host of Input: A Video Games News Show. Follow him on twitter @jcruzalvarez26.

Donut County Preview – A Delightful Physics Adventure

I always had a feeling that I would at least like Donut County. The physics based puzzle adventure by Ben Esposito and Annapurna Interactive has a 3D low polygon look with soft colors. It has characters that have minimalistic but…

Fox n Forests Preview: A Throwback With Specific Inspirations

Walking through the crowded halls of the Pax East 2018 show floor, many throwback retro platformers briefly caught my eye, but a big stand out for me personally was developer Bonus Level Entertainment’s Fox n Forests. The way Fox n…

Tunic Preview: A Colorful, Mysterious Adventure

Published by Finji and developed by Diecy, Tunic is a bright action-adventure game with Zelda-like motifs that I was really excited to finally get hands on time with at Pax East 2018. Visually, Tunic has a glow to it. Its colors…

Overland Preview: Exciting Survival

The realm of turn based strategy and survival games are completely foreign to me. From afar, they’ve always looked too complex and intimidating. There have been times when the look or swagger of a game in the category grabbed me,…

DJ Max Respect Review

While niche, the DJ Max series of rhythm games, developed by Pentavision, have been sort of a staple of the genre for those familiar with it since its release on the PlayStation Portable in 2006. Built on the familiar rhythm…

Input Ep.33: All Shout Outs Episode – World War II in Games, Women’s Wrestling in Games, and Making Games Accessible

We tried this a few weeks ago, and we liked it so much that we think this will be a thing we will do regularly. So, here’s a brand new all shout outs episode with special guest Jono Pech (@JonoHimself )!…

Input Ep. 31: All Shout Outs Episode – Kaceytron, The People Behind Metal Gear Survive, and more

This episode of Input is a bit different than those before it, a sort of “Ooops! All Shout Outs” episode where we take the time to discuss some great games writing that we’ve read. Shout Outs: ‘Titty Streamer’ Kaceytron Is…

Input Ep. 29: Dr. Disrespect, The Billy Mitchell Plot Thickens, and The Women of Atari Speak

This week turned out to be a big follow up week as we add new material to some previous stories we’ve discussed on the show. Topics of The Show: Report: Dr Disrespect Found to be Disrespectful Back Then Was Buckwild…

Sonic Forces Review

While the last ten years of Sonic the Hedgehog games have had many detours of varying quality, there had been a constant that, for the most part, had been welcomed by players. That constant were the games developed in the…

Input Ep. 26: The Conversation Around the Red Strings Club and Bioware Under the Pressure of Anthem

On this Loganless episode of Input, we discuss the conversation around a specific moment in Deconstructeam’s cyberpunk adventure game, The Red Strings Club, and a report by Jason Schreier on the state of Bioware. Discussion Topics: Intent vs Interpretation Anthem…of the end? Works…

Jurge Cruz-Alvarez’s Top Ten Games of 2017

While it has been well documented by many that 2017 has been a fantastic year for new game releases, when it came time for me to write down this list I realized that I didn’t fall head over heels for…

Game of the Year Roundtable: Wolfenstein II The New Colossus

Our Game of the Year Roundtable podcast series is a series of 10 shows with a member of IrrationalPassions.com hosting a roundtable discussion with a variety of guests from independent outlets, blogs, and channels having a conversation about 10 games…