— Mike's Gaming Trove —
Weekly articles on high-level concepts of video game design, and play; occasional review of a game from a decade ago.
Check back every Monday for new articles, reviews, and exclusives, though those are for Patreon supporters.
Most Recent Article
Published on Mon, Mar 30, 2020
There are dozens of features the Switch lacks. There are even dozens of currently-implemented features that could use some work (e.g. the online functionality). But there were a few things that I've found myself yearning for. Let's skim through these...
Most Recent Review
Published on Wed, Jan 01, 2020
I'm going to break these reviews down into sub-categories for easier skimming. I'll also try to employ some sort of metric-based rating system in order to quantify the quality of these games. So, not only am I about to be...
Most Recent Exclusive
Published on Tue, Jan 28, 2020
There's a subset of video games that doesn't seem to get a fair following: the boring game. This subset contains many smaller subsets, with the main sub-subset being the walking simulator. Are games where you just walk around fun? I...
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Most Recent B.T.S.
Published on Wed, Jan 15, 2020
So, the question I've gotten a lot, in both emails and in-person, is... "why the hell did I torture myself like this?" The answer isn't as cut-and-dry as you may think. The fighting game mega mix was actually an idea...
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