Dominic Vasquez

Dominic Vasquez

A college kid striving for his BA in Game Art and Design. Dominic's hobbies include tabletop gaming, writing, 3D Modeling, building model kits, and most of all, PC gaming. As far back as I can remember, gaming has been in my interest since the days of Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis. When I became old enough, PC gaming was the next step, offering the freedom of expression and experience I wanted.

De-Void's story and atmosphere are impressive. The focus is exploration, with slow-paced objectives and lore-reading. Don't let that numb you: you'll find yourself wanting to learn more, and the solution works. It may be conservative in terms of action-oriented gameplay, but that isn’t its selling point, and what it does right, it does very well.

First released for the Playstation 2 in 2004, the Nintendo Wii in 2009, the Playstation Portable in 2010, and now on the PC in 2016, Phantom Brave is one of Nippon Ichi Softwares most loved strategy Japanese role-playing game. It holds true to many of the developer's typical mechanics with a few iteration of its own.

Purgatory is impressive for a two-man job and is entertaining to play as the gameplay offers quick progression and simple, concise combat. The music is nice, and the visuals are superb; however, it all comes at the cost that the gameplay becomes trivial once the player starts to play defensively in combat. The game has little animation to speak of and no real feel of change in the visuals with the protagonist never getting the attention his awesome look deserves.