Patrick Shields

I love the outdoors as well as the indoors, and when I'm not gaming, writing, or being musical, you can find me outside, climbing trees and getting lost off the road less traveled. It is a known fact that I've been blessed with the greatest kids in the world and an incredible wife who is an awesome nurse and my superhero. I've played games on nearly every system ever made and regularly go back to the classic games that helped raise this fine fellow. When asked which system or computer I prefer, there's only one answer: yes.
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Review : Hi-Fi RUSH : What A Surprise

Review : Hi-Fi RUSH : What A Surprise

You can find Seasoned Gaming’s review policy here Surprises are nice! In the realm of video games, however, they can generate a lot of questions. When Hi-Fi RUSH was suddenly shadow dropped on the world, there were questions that needed answered. What kind of game is Hi-Fi RUSH? How does…
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Review : Thymesia : Changing the Formula

Review : Thymesia : Changing the Formula

You can find Seasoned Gaming’s review policy here At the start of the "Soulsborne" genre, a certain formula was established. Resources could be lost upon death, every enemy could be a challenge, and combat was methodical and deliberate. Then Sekiro released, eschewing the standard waters with more linear progression and…
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Review : DnF Duel : Fighter & Fighter

Review : DnF Duel : Fighter & Fighter

You can find Seasoned Gaming’s review policy here A little over a decade ago, fighting games were nearly extinct in the eyes of the average gamer. It was a far cry from the heyday of the fighting game bliss in the 1990's, where every gamer played them and fighting games…
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Review : Salt and Sacrifice : Mage Hunter

Review : Salt and Sacrifice : Mage Hunter

You can find Seasoned Gaming’s review policy here Monster Hunter is one of my favorite franchises, with a core gameplay loop that feeds the addiction quite well. "But wait," I hear in protest, "I thought this review was for Salt and Sacrifice!" Yes, that is technically true, but Salt and Sacrifice…
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Review : NBA 2K22 : Swish

Review : NBA 2K22 : Swish

You can find Seasoned Gaming’s review policy here Ahh, another NBA 2K game. The inflection in each person’s voice when they say that phrase can vary wildly, and it is often telling in how they view the franchise. Perhaps it is telling in how they view sports video games in…
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Review : Guilty Gear Strive : Strive to be Better

Review : Guilty Gear Strive : Strive to be Better

You can find Seasoned Gaming’s review policy here When asked to picture a phoenix, many different versions of a fiery bird would likely go through people’s minds. There may even be some abstract visions that transcend the typical image of resurrection. I am not sure many would consider the Guilty…
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