Hey there everyone! Dylan here. I wanted to take a minute to update you guys on my future plans with "0ptimystic" and what I want to do with my content going forward. Don't worry! I'm not shutting things down!(Why does everyone jump to that immediately!?) There's just a lot that I need to update you … Continue reading The State of “0ptimystic”
The heavy handedness of modern horror games can be a bit exhausting at times. The innumerable chase sequences through hallways laden with scattered obstacles. The complete reliance on jump scares to create terror. Over the top gore or violence in an attempt to upset the stomach. These are all factors of the “Let’s Play bait” … Continue reading An 0ptimystic Review – Little Nightmares
As a gamer who grew up in the 90’s and early 00’s I developed quite an affinity for platforming games with lovable anthropomorphic characters as their stars. Sly Cooper, Ty the Tasmanian Tiger, Glover, Gex, and a few others come to mind. My personal favorite being Banjo Kazooie. Needless to say when I heard the … Continue reading An 0ptimystic Review – Yooka Laylee
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s back. If you’ve been a longtime fan of the Resident Evil series, you’ve surely experienced the ups and downs of playing each and every game along the way. From the experimental and communally controversial titles like the Outbreak or Survivor games to the direction of anything post Resident Evil 4. The … Continue reading An Optimistic Review – Resident Evil 7
Welcome to my website! A humble, cobbled together collection of articles I wrote over the last two years and the future home of all my efforts to be a content creator. Over the last two years I've been writing for a website called The Game Bolt. I wrote reviews, editorials, preview pieces, and most importantly, "Trigger Warning!" a series I dedicated to using video games as a way to cope with and understand mental illness and trauma. It was from "Trigger Warning!" that I gained my current platform as a nerd who advocates for mental illness awareness and seeks to end the stigma behind.
*This post was originally published on The Game Bolt in September, 2016* Once again, Bethesda has given us a reason to grab our hazmat suits and head back out into the irradiated wastes with their newest DLC for Fallout 4 – Nuka World. I was a bit skeptical of Nuka World when they first announced … Continue reading Fallout 4 Nuka World – Review
*This post was originally published on The Game Bolt in May, 2016* Do you remember the first time you ventured into the Glowing Sea in Fallout 4 with its oppressive atmosphere where the very air is out to irradiate you to death? Or when you stumbled upon the ghostly and horror-shadowed depths of the Dunwich … Continue reading Fallout 4: Far Harbor Review
*This post was originally published on The Game Bolt in November, 2015* Since Fallout 4 cemented itself into my disk tray, I’ve poured well over 100 hours into its massive list of quests, settlement building, and random dungeons. I’ve become well acquainted with all the in’s and out’s of the game, and this includes the … Continue reading Fallout 4 has great music! You should turn it off.
As someone who doesn’t own a WiiU, but does own a 3DS, it’s nice to see Nintendo trying their best to make their games as accessible as possible. I was so excited to see Hyrule Warriors making the jump to handheld systems, and despite a few issues, I’m fairly satisfied with the overall package. The … Continue reading Hyrule Warriors Legends Review
*This post was originally published on The Game Bolt in October, 2015 I’ve been an avid Halo fan for quite literally over half my life. Since 2001, I’ve been slaying Covenant, Flood, Prometheans, and my fellow Spartans alike and I’ve been having a blast every time. It’s a game that lacks diminishing returns in the … Continue reading Halo 5: Guardians