the Andrew Bailey

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Screenshot of Hotline Miami 2, showing the Mobster shooting up the place

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

Here's another mildly appropriate game for Halloween. (I'm not planning these, I swear.) Hotline Miami 2 is a good sequel. It takes everything from the original, and amps it up! It has the same one-hit-kill model and same weapons (mostly), but it has different enemies and locations. It also has different protagonists and vastly different story.

Screenshot of Batman punching a bunch of goons in Arkham Asylum.

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Like Psychonauts (and Aquaria), I've had Arkham Asylum in my playing list for a long time. When doing research for examples of games the you shouldn't have preordered, I noticed that I somehow had Arkham Knight. That was news to me! Turns out that it slipped into a recent Humble Bundle, a long time after another Humble Bundle gave me some other Arkham games. I've heard some good things about the Arkham series for years, namely, they are some of the best superhero games ever made. I resolved to continue to complete games on my list.

Screenshot of, with exaggerated colors.

Background Text and Fake jQuery

I love having a fast website. A lot of it comes down to not having a lot of frameworks and libraries running. On my page, I only have one stylesheet, and one script. That doesn't mean that I can't get creative. My favorite is the glowing links when you hover over them. The summaries that look like rockstar autographed posters on the homepage are pretty sweet. (Those posters might be my favorite, if it wasn't for the difficulty in getting it to work just right.)

Screenshot of StarCraft Insurrection, showing a massive Zerg attack on a Zerg base.

StarCraft: Insurrection and Retribution

Recently, GOG started selling Diablo. Soon after, it added Hellfire to the deal. I was aware that Diablo had that expansion, but it wasn't great, and was largely forgotten. I'm not sure why GOG has bundled it, but I'm cool with it being there, because I respect complete collections. Although I've played Diablo, I don't have nor plan on playing Diablo Hellfire.

Screenshot of Psychonauts, from the Milkman Conspiracy


This one has been a long time coming. Remember way back when I played Broken Age? Since that would be the first Tim Schafer game I've played, I wanted to do some research on how this guy does games. I started to play Psychonauts before the first part of Broken Age came out. The first time, I got a little ways into it. I restarted a few years later only to get distracted again, maybe because of some RPG or another. Two months ago, I started making a concerted effort to finish Psychonauts, so I restarted yet again. This time, I made it!

Screenshot of Spec Ops: The Line

Spec Ops: The Line

Although the setup sounds like it, Spec Ops: The Line is not your ordinary modern military shooter. The single player campaign is pretty short. It comes to tell a story, makes its point, and finishes, without any obviously unneeded parts or sidetracks. So this post will be likewise.

Screenshot of Sam and the Narrator.

Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse

The game opens and closes every episode with a narrator. He doesn't do much, and only explains obvious things that I could figure out myself. He has a slight British accent, but he isn't Stanley's. The office that Sam and Max uses is unavailable for the entire game. They were kicked out between the last season and the first episode of this one. The C.O.P.S. have moved into the Desoto, and Sam uses it as a mobile office.