Hello, friends, and Happy New Year!! Despite what wild conclusions you may have drawn from my hiatus these last few months (giving up on the blog, fleeing the internet in fear of Star Wars spoilers, meeting an untimely demise to a pack of velociraptors, etc.), I am still alive and kicking! I've missed interacting with … Continue reading 2019 Summary: Resolutions, Games Played, and the Future of Brink of Gaming
Hey there! Thank you for taking the time to click on this post. By now you will have undoubtedly surmised the obvious: that The Brink of Gaming will be taking a bit of a break. This was a decision I pondered for quite a while. At first I thought it was my own laziness catching … Continue reading I’m Taking a Hiatus
I was raised in the great Poké-storm of the late 1990s. It was a phenomenon that completely took over children's pop culture with video games, a cartoon, a trading card game, toys, cereal...you name it, and there was doubtless a Pokémon rendition of it! Since it inhabited every facet of my life, it's only natural … Continue reading If I Had a Pokémon Gym…
Boy, do I love Dragon Quest! I certainly don't claim to have devoured every entry, but every moment from my first steps into Alefgard in the original to bounding across plains atop a sabrecat in Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King has been a joy to undertake. My elation to find that the … Continue reading My Time with the ‘Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age’ Demo!
That's it! That's the post! Much like reaching the max completion in Hollow Knight, I felt that reaching the end of the C-Sides called for a celebratory post! You can see my totals in the photo below! I plan on updating my review of Celeste in the future, but I want to wait until Chapter … Continue reading I Completed All B-and C-Sides in Celeste!
If you’ve been a reader of my blog for very long, you probably noticed that I like to do reviews of games that I play. I try to keep them based off more recent releases so as not to inundate you all with posts about games that are already common knowledge. But being as that … Continue reading Where Are the New Reviews?!
Morality. It can be a tricky concept in the day to day life of humanity. Every single person on this planet builds up their own moral compass as they grow from infancy, taking in new information and amending their previously held thoughts and beliefs as they further develop. I would argue that one’s morality continues … Continue reading Choosing Sides: Morality in Video Games
How many times have you felt stuck in life? If you’re anything like me, the answer is probably uncomfortably often. Even when we know what our days have in store for us, it is an easy thing to tumble off the path and lose sight of exactly where we are heading. Even the destinations within … Continue reading The RPG Quests of Life
Tragic heroes have been a staple of storytelling for centuries. Countless figures have worn the mantle throughout human history such as Oedipus, Hamlet, William Wallace of Braveheart, and the more recent Ned Stark in Game of Thrones. But literature and film are not the only prominent story telling media in the modern age: the past … Continue reading The Importance of Gaming’s Tragic Heroes
I’ve had a bit of writer’s block lately with creating this post…and what I mean by that is that I can hardly put down Stardew Valley long enough to make myself write about it! I am hopelessly lost inside of this charming world! I first played Stardew Valley in 2017 after it came to the … Continue reading Settling Back into Stardew Valley