All Things Games

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Loot River Review

For starters, Loot River is an action based rogue-like game that was developed by STRAKA.STUDIO. It was also published by STRAKA.STUDIO and SUPERHOT PRESENTS. This game was announced back in 2021 and released on Steam for Microsoft Windows on May 3, 2022. What you’ll get here is a fusion of puzzle solving and action based gameplay.…

Should I get into Elite: Dangerous in 2022? Yes! Here is why…

Elite: Dangerous is the modern installment in a series of renown space simulation games from Frontier Developments. If you have ever wanted to experience what it would be like to make a living hopping from star to star in the Milky Way galaxy, this is the game for you.

The Sentinels of the Multiverse: The Definitive Edition.

Hello all.  I’m Frost, and I would like to welcome you all into our little corner of the internet, here at The Demented Ferrets. First, here’s a little about me.  I’m a lifelong gamer, and a general nerd. I’ve played almost every form of game that I have heard of, in some manner or other. Now, I…

Pros and Cons of Anime and Gaming Blogs

I’m a big fan of blogging, but blogging isn’t for everyone. I’ve decided I’d highlight the pros and cons of blogging about anime and gaming to help you determine if it is the right fit for you. First though, we should talk about what a blog is, and why you might consider writing one.

Top 5 Bosses from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Hello everyone, this is Ebby of The Demented Ferrets. This will be a Top 5 list of my personal favorite Bosses from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the Nintendo 64. Please note that these are simply my opinions, and I do not speak for anyone else.

Gameplay: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Hey everyone, it’s time for another set of gameplay videos. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time probably doesn’t need an introduction, chances are good that you’ve heard of it. The game was first released on the Nintendo 64 back in November of 1998. The main protagonist, Link, will be going on an adventure through…

Remembering Super Mario Brothers (1985)

Super Mario Bros. is a game that I don’t need to review. We all know it, we’ve all heard of it, and it would be pretty redundant to review this thing when I’m sure other people could do it much better than I can. I do love the game though, even if I absolutely suck…

Subway Surfers Review

As an “endless runner” the game is exactly what it sounds like for the genre. You run endlessly collecting items and avoiding obstacles. The perpetual movement adds a layer of challenge as the game ramps up. The difficulty curve is fair enough, I suppose. It isn’t too difficult, it is aimed at kids after all.…

Void Bastards is Plain Stupid Fun

The game is is also very rage-inducing… hey everyone, it’s Kern here. Time to talk about 2019’s pinnacle of assholian game design: Void Bastards. Be warned this post is riddled with swears, because of course it is… Here’s the thing. Void Bastards is an absolutely no-shits-given, entirely unrepentant first-person shooter. The developer boasts warnings on…

Fandom: Twitch Streamer – xCatilx

from many walks of life. As a follower of hers, I can say with steadfast resolve that the calm and relaxed environment isn’t one you’ll want to pass up. The atmosphere is always welcoming. The community has a decent number of active regulars, and they’re all friendly folks.

Gameplay: Tomb Raider

Hey everyone, it’s Kern here, coming to you with a gameplay post. Recently we’ve been working through the Tomb Raider reboot series over on our Twitch channel. This is a series that we’ve been meaning to get to for a while now, and I’m glad to say we finally have.

Game Review: 10-Yard Fight

Hey guys, it’s Kernook here, and it’s time to talk about a little game that’s hardly remembered these days called 10-Yard Fight. This is a retro sports title that revolves around American football.

Gameplay: Resident Evil 3 Nemesis 

This time we’re diving deep into the realm of survival horror with Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. This particular play-through was done using the PC port of the game that came out on 2000. Although, it should be noted that the original game was released back on the PlayStation back in 1999.

Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage – Gameplay

Hey everyone, it’s Kern here, back with another long-play from our YouTube channel. Today the name of the game is Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage from the Reignited trilogy of games. As you may recall, we’ve already done the first game on our channel in a long-play format. As we last left our titular hero, he…

A Final Fantasy XIV Misadventure Part 1

Saturday we began our new characters for the live stream and began the story quests. We reached level seventeen in the level grind so far. Kresh was on her archer and I was on my conjurer. Since the game has been around a while, quests have been streamlined to better fit the leveling model. In…

Things Final Fantasy XIV Did Wrong – Starting Cities

While Final Fantasy XIV has plenty to praise, the story line particularly, it also has one thing I absolutely despise… well, it has a few things I despise, but none more so than they way they start you in a city based on what job you plan to level, rather than where you’d LIKE to…

Gameplay: Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin tends to have darker themes than its other counterparts. This is an action focused role-playing game developed by Team Ninja, and published by Square Enix. The game stands as an alternate universe prequel of the original Final Fantasy that released back in December of 1987. The story line follows a cast of characters brought into…

The Demented Ferrets are Streaming Final Fantasy XIV

Hey guys it’s Kern here, with a quick update. As some of you may know, we play Final Fantasy MMORPG’s such as FFXI (Final Fantasy 11), and now we’re going to start streaming FFXIV as well (Final Fantasy 14). I’m excited to be able to start fresh characters and begin the story-line of Final Fantasy…

Resident Evil – Long Play (Jill)

Today’s long play starts where it all began, Resident Evil for the PlayStation, in 1996. Alpha Team members are headed for the mountains northwest of Raccoon City. With missing Bravo Team members to locate, and a diabolical pharmaceutical company performing twisted experiments, it is sure to be a nightmare.

Spyro the Dragon – Long Play

This trilogy is a remastering of the original Spyro trilogy developed by Insomniac Games. The original three games ran from the years 1998 to 2000. These games are platformers featuring the protagonist, Spyro. He’s a young purple dragon with a little bit of an attitude, and a flair for breathing fire, and flying around.

Kern Plays: Dear Esther: Landmark Edition

Hey guys, it’s Kern here with a little bit of gameplay. Dear Esther is basically a walking simulator with a heavily laced narrative focus. Due to that I won’t be diving too deep on this one, there isn’t much to explain. Dear Esther is a first person point-of-view exploration first and foremost. Although you might also coin…

Artwork: Uncharted

Uncharted is one of the most recognizable game franchises in the last 15 years. With groundbreaking graphics, breathtaking designs, it is one of the best consistent story arcs to offer a fantastic ending in any video game. Naughty Dog made a game that could be loved by all who play it, and in turn, cementing…

Writing Fan Fiction – Consider The Characters

Ultimately we won’t be brought to love every single thing about our favorite character. To be sure, if there isn’t a flaw someplace… well, that’s a huge issue and it is bad writing. You can still love a flaw while respecting that it is a flaw, though. When writing, play with those flaws and your…

Gameplay: Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back

For returners of the series, it’s back to the standard formula, more or less. There’s stages to beat, crystals to collect, boxes to smash and the fictional “Wumpa Fruit” to collect. Like always, you’ll gain extra lives when you collect enough of them. Trust me, you’re going to need them.

Game Review: The Static Speaks My Name

The thing that sets this game in a different category from other indie horror titles, is that this game is less “terrifying” and more along the lines of “tragically unsettling”. I wouldn’t call it a horror game per say, because I don’t find it scary in the traditional sense, nor unnerving in the general one.…

Unique Horror Game: The Thing

The Thing is a third person horror game. It was developed by Computer Artworks and produced by Universal Interactive beneath their “Black Label Games” publishing label. Konami dealt with the console side of things, and so as you can see we have a solid line-up on that front. You can play this game on PC,…

Kern Plays: Dinner with an Owl

The game is certainly “spoopy” instead of truly spooky or frightening in any way. Although it did catch me by surprise a few times, though not in a “jump scare” kind of way. It was more like a “Well, I wasn’t expecting that!” sort of way.

Kresh Plays: Crash Bandicoot (N. Sane Trilogy)

Hello everyone, it’s Kern here offering you up past live stream post. This is a game we recently completed over on our Twitch channel, and is now archived on our YouTube channel as well. Yep, that’s right! Kresh finally completed the first game in the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, a series of the first…

Fandom: The Comfort of a Good “Let’s Play”

I think we watch “let’s plays” because it fills some sort void. Something that is intrinsic to who we are as a greater community. It isn’t just entertainment, it becomes a balm for something greater. At least that’s what I think, and let me tell you why.

The Problem with Lady Dimitrescu

Lady Dimitrescu from Resident Evil Village could have been my absolute favorite character in the entire game. Instead, she became the character I came to hate the most. I’m so saddened by this, because I was so sure she was going to be deep and compelling. I saw such a great promise in her, but…

Game Review: Resident Evil 3: Nemesis

Resident Evil 3 is not a perfect game. Objectively Resident Evil 2 stands as the far better game, and the reasons why I like Resident Evil 3 are personal to me. Don’t worry, I won’t be speaking through rose tinted glasses here. Just because it is my absolute favorite, that doesn’t mean I don’t see…

Game Review: Silent Hill

While zombie fans had Resident Evil to keep them awake at night, others were hungry for something darker and thematically deeper. These fans had a different game to call a masterpiece. This game was known as Silent Hill.

Gameplay: Crash Bandicoot 4 – It’s About Time

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time released in 2020. The game follows our our titular character Crash on his adventure. Havoc ensues, and our hero needs to deal with it. If you’ve played the other games, you know what you’re in for. Platforming hell…

The Second Brick – Thoughts On ACCESSIBLE Gaming

This time I’m going to give a bit of background on Dyspraxia, what it is, and how it can get in the way at the worst absolute times. Gaming is certainly one of them, hence the post. We talk about new improvements while disregarding the old, but both have a place. The important little matter…

Claire Redfield – A Remake Letdown

The Resident Evil franchise has a knack for writing strong female protagonists, and there are no shortage of reasons why these characters are beloved by the fans of the games. That being said, Claire Redfield is probably one of my favorite characters in the entire series, at least as far as the retro titles are…

Game Review: Resident Evil 2 (1998)

Resident Evil 2 stands as a fan favorite for several very good reasons. There were more weapons, new characters with compelling narratives, better graphics and core improvements to game design. Ultimately this made Resident Evil 2 a much beefier gameplay experience than its predecessor, and it blew fans right out of the water.

Uniracers Review – Bombastic Fun

At the best of times, the game is tenacious and bombastic in every aspect. Sentient unicycles speeding around on flashy track designs, with over the top rock music playing over them. As a player you’re pulling stunts on tracks that have flat out dumb names sometimes, and the game is better for it. In that…

Game Review: Resident Evil 1.5

esident Evil 2 as we know it today is vastly different from Resident Evil 1.5. Many of the assets from the project couldn’t be used in the release of Resident Evil 2, most of them had to be remade.

Gameplay: Kreshenne Plays MYST

Hey everyone, it’s Kernook here. In the two videos below, Kreshenne explores the immersive world of Myst, solving puzzles along the way. The game is coined as a graphic puzzle adventure, as the main draw of the game is the puzzles themselves. The game is considered a classic.

Resident Evil Retrospective Review

Resident Evil features a fairly typical story. A rescue mission is taking place. With a string of murders running rampant across the fictional Raccoon City, it’s up to the police to find out what is really going on. In response to this, the Special Tactics and Rescue Service, or “S.T.A.R.S.” have been sent to look…

Fandom: Nostalgia in Fandom

Respectful commentary, and a healthy dose of nostalgia will always play a role in changing the future. Media will always be made by people who are inspired by the past to make a better future. Choosing to forget our past simply because it becomes dated will only bury our previous failings along with it.

Gameplay: Kreshenne Plays Jazz Jackrabbit

In the video below, Kreshenne takes on Jazz Jackrabbit, a somewhat difficult platformer developed and published by Epic MegaGames. Originally released in 1994 for PC on the DOS operating system, this game saw a fairly decent player base in it’s heyday. Nowadays, Speed runners return to the game, showcasing impressive speeds, glitches, and more.

Is Death Stranding Worth playing?

Then Death Stranding came out, poor reviews flooding from everyone that had gotten an early release of the game. Hard core gaming critics and casuals alike were unimpressed.

Why Retrospect in Media is Important

The more media we enjoy, the more our thoughts and opinions have the ability to change. We can choose to stay in our small echo-chambers, or we can choose to broaden our horizons.