N1RV Ann-A Preview: More Bartending Melancholy

I was too foolish to actually listen to my co-hosts on IrrationalPod to sit down and actually play VA-11 Hall-A, a very cool adventure game about being a bartender and just talking with your patrons. The follow up, N1RV Ann-A,…

Video Game Book Club: Batman: Arkham Asylum – Episode 1

Each month, members of Irrational Passions will play through a new game. From modern to retro, obscure to popular, games we’ve played and those we haven’t, we will be hitting checkpoints as we go, sharing our experiences. Play along and…

God of War Review

How does digging up Kratos past hold up?

The Dragon of Dojima—Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Review

I should preface this by saying: I’ve never played a Yakuza game before. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is my first foray into the story of Kazuma Kiryu, the hero and centerpiece of the Yakuza mythology. An older, former…

The Messenger Preview: Blown Away Gaiden

Walking away from The Messenger, I am left genuinely and thoroughly shaken. Not in an uncomfortable way, in a way that leaves me chomping at the bit to spend more time with this game. No demo before has left me…

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…