Author Archives: Lee

About Lee

Lee Laughead writes stuff about video games. Read his Twitter at https://twitter.com/Mesarphelous even though Twitter sucks.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2

If 2019’s Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a file-the-serial-numbers-off remake of 1997’s Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, then this year’s Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 is designed to resemble 1989’s Castlevania III and similar late NES games like … Continue reading

Posted in Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Indie Games That Don't Suck, Metroidvania, Platformer, Video Gaming | 4 Comments

Leviathan’s War

My new book is out. Available on Amazon and Smashwords.

Posted in Books and Short Stories | 1 Comment

Dark Souls III

Dark Souls III I wrote two articles on the first Dark Souls game in 2012. I’ve become a better gamer and better writer since then, so I hope I can articulate why I enjoy this game. In this review, I … Continue reading

Posted in Metroidvania, Third-Person, This isn't just a video game this is ART you wouldn't understand it you plebian filth, Video Gaming | 14 Comments

Flying, Hiding (short story)

Flying, Hiding Copyright 2016 Lee Laughead Chapter 1 “Meyna, for your first day of training, you need to light this candle,” Master Colican said. Meyna moved to get a flint and steel, but her master pushed her on the shoulder … Continue reading

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Persona Q owns

Persona Q owns Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is a 2014 dungeon crawler for the 3DS that combines the best aspects of the Persona and the Etrian Odyssey series. It’s a good game.

Posted in Animu, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, RPG or thereabouts, Video Gaming | 5 Comments

Sentinels of the Multiverse

Sentinels of the Multiverse I played both the card game and the Android versions of this game. Though they have the exact same ruleset, they are different enough experiences for it to be worth noting. This review will cover both. … Continue reading

Posted in Android, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Indie Games That Don't Suck, Online Gaming, Puzzle, Video Gaming | 1 Comment

Odallus: The Dark Call

Odallus: The Dark Call Odallus: The Dark Call is a 2015 2D action game by Joymasher. It is inspired by Castlevania III, Ghosts & Goblins, Rastan, and Faxanadu. It’s as good or better than the games that inspired it. OK, … Continue reading

Posted in Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Metroidvania, Platformer, Video Gaming | 2 Comments

How to Fix MOBAs and How Blizzard Already Did It

How to Fix MOBAs and How Blizzard Already Did It Pictured: Average MOBA player Why are MOBA players such titantic pricks? MOBAs are still gigantically popular despite being frustrating to play and despite their objectively horrible communities. Somehow they manage … Continue reading

Posted in League of Legends, Online Gaming, Pay-to-Win, Video Gaming | Leave a comment

A Review of The Final Specimen

A Review of The Final Specimen I received a free copy of this game in exchange for writing this review. It’s cool, though; I told the author that I would only accept it under the condition that I could badmouth … Continue reading

Posted in Commissioned, LEE YOU SOLD OUT I'M NEVER COMING BACK HERE AGAIN, Platformer, Video Gaming | Leave a comment

The Lament of the Vanishing Game

The Lament of the Vanishing Game Not every article of media gets properly preserved. There are all sorts of movies, TV shows, and books thought to be gone forever. If we are fortunate, they may be rediscovered, but it’s unlikely. … Continue reading

Posted in MMO, Online Gaming, Video Gaming | 1 Comment