Zack Handlen
zackhandlen
9/20/19
1:49 PM
2

Like several others, I need to chime in and say playing Silent Hill 2 is a wonderful decision. It’s in my top 3 games of all time with Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy 6. I certainly don’t want to manage your expectations for what to expect by making subtle references to what you have to look forward to, so I’ll just

9/20/19
11:52 AM
4

I’m so happy when someone plays Silent Hill 2. One of my all-time-favorites for sure. Follow it up with a viewing of the 1990 original Jacob’s Ladder and look for all the references.  

9/20/19
11:18 AM
2

I picked it up on a whim. It’s hard not to overspend this season and end up with too many games (horror games for Halloween and big fall releases). I still need to finish Bloodstained anyways, which is great.

9/20/19
10:54 AM
2

I’ve had one session with Blasphemous now and I’m not sure when I’ll get back to it. I was hoping it would lean a little heavier towards the metroidvania aspects than the souls- like aspects. I’m not that in to parrying etc., and the guilt mechanic is definitely a turn off (although I do appreciate that you can

9/9/19
7:36 PM
137

Friends, I don’t know how to make clearer in an article marked impressions that this is my early experience with the game and that it’s been a complicated experience. I’m eager to play more and see what might change, but at the moment this has not been a particularly enjoyable play experience for me even acknowledging

9/6/19
9:25 AM
1

Thank you for this. IT is and has always been my favorite work of Stephen King, and you name all the reasons why it is.

9/4/19
8:56 PM
1

Personal opinion - Eyes of the Dragon should be on this list. A great fantasy story (the first King book I ever read, in fact, which might lead to some bias), and Bronson Pinchot does a great job reading it.

8/30/19
10:53 AM
2

They do. They’re want brought me to AVClub in the first place. I also just canceled my LootCrate subscription so I can put the money into Patreeon’s and I’m strongly considering your Voyager write ups as one of the options.

8/30/19
9:15 AM
3

Yeah, they’re good. Unlike, say, The Paradise Syndrome, which I watched last night. Oy, and indeed, vey. 

8/30/19
9:00 AM
4

While you’re here Zack; I’m currently watching, for the first time, the original series of Star Trek and I’m greatly enjoying your write-ups as I go along.

8/16/19
7:07 AM
9

After getting inspired watching Dan Jones (PlayFrame, former host/creator of Extra Credits) play Hollow Knight, I decided it was time to dive back in and give it another try. Since it’s been awhile, I decided to start a fresh playthrough. So far, I’ve been surprised by how smoothly it’s gone—Hornet still took a lot of

7/18/19
8:58 PM
183

I guess you two can’t play anymore, but that’s a really sad thing to plan for. Man. Great, now I am thinking about my kids.

Seriously though, great question! Paul managed to keep up with me as we played, so he never died. Will let you know as soon as I can get an online session going and someone dies. 

6/27/19
10:34 AM
58

It’s not Tom Holland’s fault, but the MCU Spider-Man has been a major letdown for me. He just lacks the necessary emotional weight and relatability — he’s basically a sitcom character. You could easily put him in one of those ABC comedies.

4/26/19
11:57 AM
9

I don’t think I’m ever going to play Red Dead Redemption 2. Everything people say about it—even when they’re being positive—just makes me wince.

4/26/19
11:36 AM
3

It took me a while to get into RDR2, and I also loved the first one. For me it was two things. One, I felt overwhelmed by the amount of stuff I could do once the first camp was set up. Two, I think the difficulty curve is a little steeper. I took a long break from it and went back and now it has its hooks in me. I am

4/26/19
11:19 AM
16

The way you feel about RDR2 is exactly the way I feel about Sekiro, Dark Souls and their ilk

4/12/19
9:49 AM
2

I’ll be honest with you man, if you skip the Chalice Dungeons... you won’t miss much.  Though if you are like me when I finished the game, you are probably just jonesing for more of that sweet sweet aggressive combat.