Eric Watson

Freelance Writer

Fort Worth, TX

Eric Watson

Freelance Writer. Lover of Games, Movies, Books, and You.



The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review: A New Frontier

I was incredibly fortunate to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time when it launched for the Nintendo 64 around Thanksgiving 1998. While most game developers were struggling to make the awkward transition into 3D graphics, Nintendo blew everyone away with a fully 3D Hyrule to explore and adventure in.

The Walking Dead season 7 episode 14 recap: back with the Hilltop crew

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Death Squared Review: Mutual Box Destruction

Portal, and to a larger extent Portal 2, have inspired a new subgenre of puzzle games that emphasize cooperation with a dash of cheeky humor. Death Squared is a shining example of this cooperative puzzler genre, letting one, two, or four players guide little robot cubes around a series of increasingly challenging deathtraps.

The Walking Dead season 7 episode 13 recap: It’s all up to Morgan

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Streets of Rogue Early Access Preview: Rogue-like Multiplayer Mayhem

The rogue-like genre has absolutely exploded in the last several years thanks to indie developers. Rogue Legacy. Spelunky. Risk of Rain. Binding of Isaac. Darkest Dungeon. The Flame in the Flood. It’s becoming a well-worn genre that demands more of each new game. Streets of Rogue, now out on Steam Early Access, distills many of the most successful elements of the games before it with free-form, procedurally generated level designs that promote creative mayhem.

The Walking Dead season 7 episode 12 recap: a brief break for romantic comedy

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The Walking Dead season 7 episode 11 recap: it’s all about Eugene

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Halo Wars 2 Review: Spartan Blitz

It’s been seven years since the original Halo Wars helped prove that not only can you make a non-first person shooter Halo game, you can also bring the Real-Time Strategy genre onto consoles. Despite the large time gap Halo Wars 2 is very much a sequel, improving upon the original while offering fun new competitive and cooperative game modes.

The Walking Dead season 7 episode 10 recap: a reunion

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Holy Potatoes! We're In Space?! Review: FTL-Lite with Veggies

FTL: Faster Than Light’s successful foray into rogue-like space exploration serves as an excellent model for Holy Potatoes! We’re in Space?! Don’t let the adorable vegetable characters and punny geek culture-referencing dialogue fool you. There’s a surprising amount of depth and tactical satisfaction in this game about potato starship captains.

The Walking Dead recap: Rick and the gang find some much needed hope

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Marvel’s Legion, explained

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Eric Watson

Eric is a freelance writer who enjoys video games, movies, comics, and Dallas-based sports teams.

He lives near Fort Worth, Texas with his wife and daughter, two dogs, two cats, two fish tanks, some hermit crabs, and a bookshelf full of Transformers.