Gravity Rush 2 Review

I recently started playing Gravity Rush 2, and… I’m loving it!  For me, this was a game I saw a trailer or review for sometime early last year but quickly wrote off as yet another “I guess I’ll never play that because I don’t own a PS4.” Between now and then I got a PS4, and a few days ago I remembered this game. Small warning, I will be mostly avoiding main storyline spoilers but I’m gonna…


Bite-sized Backstory 34: The Fortuna Plummet

The Hildian Campaign There’s one segment of the Reef Wars we just don’t know a whole lot about. During the long siege of Pallas occurred what was a perhaps an almost equally long search for Skolas called The Hildian Campaign. Armada Paladins Abra Zire and Kamala Rior were sent into the Hildian asteroid field to try and find Skolas and his chief strategist Beltrik, the Veiled, but this campaign…


Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Review

”Hellblade Selling Above Expecations, Nearly Breaking Even For Developer” is a bit of a downer title for something that is far more exciting. The news isn’t that Hellblade is going to turn a profit, quotes from the studio make it clear that was always going to happen. It’s that Hellblade is going to turn a profit months earlier than expected, meaning the game is selling rather well. ”We own the…


Bite-sized Backstory 33: The Long Siege of Pallas

Since before the Reef Wars, the Awoken could only ever tell that the Eliksni were communicating, but what exactly the aliens were saying to one another had always been lost in the pulsed static or rapid beeps and tones of encryption. It seems likely that the Awoken’s communications were almost certainly just as unreadable to the Eliksni, but then it was the Eliksni who were lashing out at Awoken…


Bite-sized Backstory 32: The Eos Clash & Amethyst

After the Awoken smashed their fleet and their leadership at Ceres, the House of Wolves splintered into a variety of groups vying for control. As we saw last time, the three primary contenders for the Kellship were three of Virixas’ lieutenants: Irxis, Wolf Baroness; Parixas, the Howling; and Skolas, the Rabid. The first order of business for these three claimants was to gather their forces and,…


Bite-sized Backstory 31: Meanwhile! At Twilight Gap!

As the House of Wolves scattered and splintered among the many planetoids of the asteroid belt, the House of Devils lead the other Houses against the City. In some ways, the City had unfortunately set its self up for such an attack. What started as settlements underneath the Traveler slowly grew into a metropolis protected by high walls, artillery equipped towers, and scores of nearly immortal…


Bite-sized Backstory 30: The Nobel Queen and the Scatter

When the Eliksni came to our system, the various houses did what they always did. As Variks says: House Winter, attack. House Devils, plot. House Kings, plan. House Wolves circle. House Judgment… wait. – Variks The Loyal The attacks the House of Winter performed are referred to in Draksis, Winter Kell: Kell of the Wintership Simiks-fel, has been an elusive target for the Vanguards.…


Bite-sized Backstory 29: The Eliksni vs The Iron Lords

One. Two. Three. Four. “Guardian Down!” Lord Saladin’s ghost informed him as a barrage of arc missiles streaked across the outskirts of the town turned battleground. The excited clicks and grunts of the alien pirates echoed above the fighting. They were winning! The hundred or so Fallen advancing on the town were a problem, but in truth they weren’t much more than a screen for the spider-shaped…


Bite-sized Backstory 28: Facts and puzzling things about…

Before we really begin, I thought it might be interesting to explore some oddities of Eliksni biology, and take a quick look at two of the key individuals we’ll see driving the Eliksni’s fate before and during the events of Destiny. Skolas the Rabid: The incredibly difficult Fallen Kell many of us faced in the Prison of Elders was once merely one of multiple captains serving the previous House of…


Bite-sized Backstory 27: Whirlwind & Rain

The Fallen are ruthless scavengers. Brutal and uncaring, they arrived on their massive Ketches in the wake of the Collapse to loot and pillage our devastated worlds. – The Fallen By the time Destiny’s story ends, it is clear that the Fallen have it the worst out of all the races we’ve met. Once the combined forces of the City and the Reef, not to mention the Vex, Hive, and Cabal, are…