๐Ÿ‘‹ Hello. I am Vincent Leeuw and this is my blog.


๐Ÿ‘ฝ Axiom Verge, looking back

It was some time ago that I claimed Axiom Verge to be Metroid 5. It wasn't until this weekend that my brain finally accepted it as a new 'home'. It's something that happened before with Super Metroid and Zero Mission especially. I played these games so many times, that they became ...



๐Ÿ“ฟ Nioh is an ode to Soulsborne

It has taken a suspiciously long time before anyone attempted to emulate the success of Demonโ€™s Souls and its offspring the Dark Souls series. Only two years ago did Lords of the Fallen take a somewhat random stab at it (and died). From Softwareโ€™s own Bloodborne was so simi...



๐ŸŽฎ Bait and Nintendo Switch

In October 2016, we first got a teaser view of the Nintendo Switch and all was well in the world (relatively, that is). There was common sense behind Nintendo wanting to merge the handheld and console markets into one device. Finally, Nintendo can focus on what they do best. But come ...



๐Ÿฐ Super Metroid's teachings

If you're making a game that breaks from convention, set that expectation early and show the player โ€” force them to understand โ€” through level design how yours differs, but also note that some players won't want to cooperate and will need to be subtly prodded back on track. Source: Gama...



๐Ÿœ Ramen is now a personal staple food

During my travels in London (of all places), me and my best friend stumbled upon Wagamama and their tonkotsu ramen. While it wasn't the best I've had, it was all I could get at that moment. It also kickstarted this primal need for more ramen. London gave way to Shoryu, ...



๐ŸŽฎ Samurai Warriors 4 is a bowl of instant ramen

For many years people have watched Koeiโ€™s Warriors series of games and collectively shook their heads at it. So how could Samurai Warriors 4 possibly be fun? Battle after battle fighting against lifeless dumb soldiers while running around a random environment with the occasional similar sounding general uttering nonsensical battle cr...



๐Ÿ’ป Switching from macOS to Windows 10

This is a curious tale. Mostly because I started with switching over to an Alienware laptop for Virtual Reality purposes. Unfortunately, the HDD within the Alienware makes it horrendously slow for anything but gaming. 'Luckily', my Macbook Air decided to throw a fit and permanently disabled the Wi-Fi radio, leaving ...



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