Completely Biased: Dark Witch Music Episode: Rudymical

Rhythm games can be wonderful. Out of all the genres in gaming, they’re usually the one to surprise me the most. They almost feel like they can be paired with any other genre for a creative mashing like nothing else. Just take a look at Crypt Of The Necrodancer, a fantastic RPG rhythm game which … Continue reading Completely Biased: Dark Witch Music Episode: Rudymical

QOTW: What’s Your Worst Gaming Experience?

We’ve all been there. We’ve either purchased a game we’ve waited years for only to be sorely disappointed or we tried playing a multiplayer game with an overly aggressive and angry individual that destroyed any essence of fun. Whatever the case or cases may be, we’ve had unfortunate times in our gaming history, but which … Continue reading QOTW: What’s Your Worst Gaming Experience?

QOTW: What’s Your Favorite Mario Kart Entry?

Since the launch of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe last Friday, my Switch has been getting a bunch of attention. Waiting for the game to drop on the eShop at midnight was one of the most exciting releases for me in recent memory apart from Persona 5 for obvious reasons. I adored Mario Kart 8 for … Continue reading QOTW: What’s Your Favorite Mario Kart Entry?

G. S. Martin’s Most Influential Games

I believe there’s a distinctive difference between what games you view to be the best and what games are the most influential to you. Sure, there might be some overlap like with my list here, but a lot of these games I put on here are on this list because of how they defined me … Continue reading G. S. Martin’s Most Influential Games

QOTW: How Do You Tackle Your Video Game Backlog?

I’ve amassed over 200 games for my PS4, over 40 for my 3DS and another 40 for my Vita. That’s not to mention all the games I own for my PS3 and steam account. Out of all of those games, I know I’ve only played about four or five dozen. That might sound like a … Continue reading QOTW: How Do You Tackle Your Video Game Backlog?

Breath Of The Wild Didn’t Blow Me Away

Breath of The Wild is a great game. The amount of detail the developers put into the game is probably unparalleled for any other Nintendo game. There are small intricacies that help define the world and connect the game to previous entries in the franchise to aid in pulling those nostalgic heartstrings. However, my heart … Continue reading Breath Of The Wild Didn’t Blow Me Away

Is The Scorpio A Hail Mary From Microsoft?

The short answer is: yes, but it’s one that is most promising. The Xbox One is well into its third year on the market and even though the console has a strong and dedicated following, the console is lagging behind its major competitor the PlayStation 4. The console itself boasts a hefty number of bells … Continue reading Is The Scorpio A Hail Mary From Microsoft?

The Problems With Sequels to Beloved Franchises

Recently I’ve been playing through the first Dark Cloud for the first time in over a decade. I don’t remember much beyond the first couple worlds of the game, but the second game is engraved into my brain. It made me think about potential sequels to some of my beloved gaming franchises.  Where’s Dark Cloud … Continue reading The Problems With Sequels to Beloved Franchises

The Truly Abrasive Way

Hello there, I’m G. S. Martin, the creator of Truly Abrasive. I thought it would be nice of me to introduce myself to you all since you’ll be seeing a lot of posts of mine on here. Let me start by saying that I’m very glad you are reading this and I want to thank … Continue reading The Truly Abrasive Way

Question Of The Week: What Do We Do With Tutorials?

Tutorials in most games bother me, but none of them bother me as much as tutorials in JRPGs. Unfortunately, Persona 5 is no exception. Like everyone else, I’ve been waiting for Persona 5 for what feels like an eternity, so practically shoving the disc into my system was a no-brainer for me when I finally … Continue reading Question Of The Week: What Do We Do With Tutorials?