Grand Theft Auto 4

GTA 4 is the best GTA, but some of the later missions are rough. I can't remember its name, but there's one in Alderney where you have to fight through a dark, gangster-filled warehouse with mobster Phil Bell in tow.

Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods Part II

Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods Part Basically, it's a heavily armored, extra difficult, big boy version of the Marauder, that controversial baddie that id introduced in the base game.


Despite being a games journalist, I could in fact beat the tutorial of Cuphead. Eventually, after a lot of broken controllers, sweat, and tears (so many tears) I beat the entire game, but not without a lot of dying.

Tekken 5

I picked up Tekken 5 on the PS3 on a whim. I found it enjoyable going through the story/arcade mode once again.  That is until I encountered the final boss: Jinpachi Mishima. This overpowered 100-year-old, once he transforms into his demon form, was super annoying and unplayable.

Modern Warfare 2

Modern Warfare 2 was huge when I was in secondary school.  Almost every day after school I’d log in to play alongside friends as we grinded challenges or filled private lobbies to engage in custom deathmatches.

Yakuza 4

Yakuza 4 is particularly frustrating, mainly because the game gives you four different characters with unique combat styles and asks you to “git gud” at all of them or suffer.

Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles 2

I’m going to come right out and say that while I was deeply annoyed by them, I really liked both Xenoblade Chronicles and the more recent Xenoblade Chronicles 2.  The problem is just that I’m a completionist.

Magic: The Gathering

I love Magic The Gathering, especially the Commander format. What I don’t especially love sometimes are the other people who play it.  I almost never shout, am almost pathologically conflict-averse, and will cry at the first sign of even a remote disagreement.