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


๐ŸŽฎ Metroid: Samus Returns - the alpha and omega of a series

After completing Metroid Prime I summarised the game as, "a good Metroid in 3D, but not a Super Metroid in 3D." Of course, a Super Metroid in 3D would never happen. Metroid Prime was successful enough for the developers to not mess with the new formula and it culminated in ...



๐ŸงŸ‍ The Mummy Demastered: metroidvania lives again!

Metroidvania is anything but a dead genre, but this "resurrection" might be a bit on the nose. The Mummy Demastered combines the ancient evil entities of Castlevania with a more modern arsenal of Metroid into one game carrying the IP of a dead "franchise" trying to gain relevancy again. It's ...



โš” Lost Sphear looks to fix combat

I am Setsuna was a love-letter to Chrono Trigger, yet it ever so slightly missed the mark with its combat system. All combat abilities basically took place within one second, making each of them have more or less the same impact: sparkly thing happens, numbers pop-up. Based on this walk-through ...



๐Ÿ’†‍โ™‚๏ธ De-digitize

Downgrading my social media presence wasn't the only thing on my mind. In the past months I've re-evaluated my reliance on digital services and products. Of course, when you do so things become real scary, real quick. Your agenda is most likely being maintained by a third party, not yourself. ...



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 ...



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