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


๐ŸŽฎ Destiny's second coming

Hitting level 20 does nothing of course. If anything Destiny 2 starts at level 20. An imposed maximum level that marks the end of easy steady progression and beckons you to start grinding through areas and challenges in order to maximise the statistics on your equipment. Itโ€™s all shockingly familiar. Because itโ€™s th...



๐ŸŽฎ Sundered is pretty & awesome

Truth to be told, I didn't expect Sundered to be any good. Sure, it looked the part in the trailer, but that initial vid also seemed to put an ungodly emphasis on enemy crowd control and dodging lasers. "Bullet-hell? In my metroidvania? I don't think so." So instead of buying ...



๐Ÿ’ป Scrubbing my social media accounts

Last week I've scrubbed both my Facebook and Twitter accounts. I didn't really use my Facebook account to start with as it never felt as authentic as Twitter. Ever since the downright crazy Ukraine referendum in the Netherlands, the Brexit referendum in the UK, and the equally nutty US elections ...





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...



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