Quinten Hoffman
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Quinten Hoffman is the youngest member of Irrational Passions and he is striving to bring Immersive Sims back into the larger conversation surrounding games. Analyzing environments and photo-modes are his jam, as well as breaking down game’s soundtracks. Also a big Star Trek fan, and he will debate you about how Deep Space Nine is the best of the bunch.

Solo Preview

Being asked about past relationships can stir up mixed feelings for certain people, they might not be willing to discuss what happened. Most people keep it to themselves and dwelling on something like that can hurt more than it actually…

Tales of the Neon Sea Preview

Getting into a rhythm in the morning is relatively easy most days, except on this one particular morning your robot decided to play your alarm extra loud. Waking you up significantly quicker than instances prior, this wake-up call stings more…

Faeland Preview

Humanity has kept their peace with other warring regions by forging peace treaties and keeping the dark forces at bay. However, a new and mysterious force is threatening the safety of everyone and everything in the world. This is the…

The Gardens Between: Preview

Reminiscing about past memories can be a strange feeling, certain things can stand out and scare you. Or they can bring up happy memories, but some of those instances can be surreal to imagine.  Being in control of these memories…

City of Brass Preview

Hearing tales of a lost, cursed city made you curious as a child, leaving you wanting to explore it in person. City of Brass is a game in which you are tasked with this, finding your way around a city…

Shovel Knight: King of Cards Preview

Losing the only thing you know is devastating and can upset your world, making you question the place you held. This is the premise in the next add-on for Yacht Club Games’ Shovel Knight. You play as King Knight, the…

Place & Purpose: Bloodborne

Welcome to Place and Purpose. This is a column in which I dive into certain game environments and unravel the emotions that they evoke from the player.   Waking up for the first time after what felt like departing the world…

Place & Purpose: Celeste

Welcome to Place and Purpose. I plan to dive into the environments of certain games and the emotion that they evoke from the player. This is something I have wanted to do for some time, and I’m happy that it…

Celeste Review

Celeste spawned from Matt Thorson, and Noel Berry making Celeste in PICO-8. From there, they felt inspired to create a full release based off of this game. Both tasks in Celeste Classic (2015) and Celeste (2018) are very similar. It…