Cinephile who argues for the consideration of videogames as a form of high art, yet also loves button-spamming in Super Smash Bros.
Personal Ratings


GOTY '22

Participated in the 2022 Game of the Year Event

Well Written

Gained 10+ likes on a single review

Best Friends

Follow and be followed by at least 3 others

Gone Gold

Received 5+ likes on a review while featured on the front page


Liked 50+ reviews / lists


Gained 15+ followers

2 Years of Service

Being part of the Backloggd community for 2 years

GOTY '21

Participated in the 2021 Game of the Year Event


Gained 10+ total review likes


Gained 3+ followers

GOTY '20

Participated in the 2020 Game of the Year Event

Favorite Games

Half-Life 2
Half-Life 2
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild


Total Games Played


Played in 2023


Games Backloggd

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Dec 25


Nov 22

Answer These 10 Questions And I'll Tell You What Kind of Lover You Are
Answer These 10 Questions And I'll Tell You What Kind of Lover You Are

Nov 17

Half-Life 2
Half-Life 2

Aug 30

Star Wars: Battlefront II
Star Wars: Battlefront II

Dec 30

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If you are familiar with my Letterboxd account, you know that when I give something a 4 out of 5, that means I would recommend it to everyone. That description is stretching it for this game, which I would recommend to everyone... who is willing to trudge through a generic opening and boring main quest to get to the meat of the Nemesis system. The Nemesis system, however, might be the greatest piece of ludonarrative design I have ever seen. The game remembers so many things you wouldn't have thought it would, and your actions are reflected back at you. When a game makes me emotional about a procedurally generated ally turning against me, that's how you know it's great. Overall, the graphics and main story might be shit, and the mechanics might be just a slightly revised version of Batman Arkham mechanics, but I will always cherish my time in Mordor, and I can't wait to jump in again.

Wow. It has been a while since I played a game this good. It transitions extremely well from "arthouse synesthesia experience" to "extremely stressful shooter." Even without much of a plot, it succeeds so well as a gameplay and cultural experience that it earns a place in my Hall of Fame.
Also, after playing I used the Grove Dictionary of Art to look up Wassily Kandinsky, which probably shows how much of an art history nerd I am.

"Do you want to watch the fireworks?"
It took only seven minutes for this to wreck me. The ending could have been handled a tiny bit better, but I can still easily say this is in my top 10 favorite games of all time.
Edit: I was considering putting this in my GOTY awards, but it is under 30 minutes, so I feel like that is unfair to games this year that maintained a structural cohesion over a much longer playtime.