Brian C. (The Schmaltzy Cynic)
Brian Colfxire   United States
 
 
Current interests: Strategy/Turn-Based Games, CRPGs, Immersive Sims, Survival Solo Games, etc.

Likes: Books, Science, Philosophy, Gaming, Films, Writing, Oldies Music and Listening.

Dislikes: Douchebags, Mediocre literacy, PC whiners, Femanazis, Atheism+, PC master race maniacs, and Religious fundamentalists.

Important note, I am egalitarian, not a feminist. I have read Feminist works of the most radical and of the most tolerable ideas from Virgina Woolf, Bell, Valerie Solianas and Mary Wolfstonecraft. I've listened to REAL modern feminsts such as The Factual Feminist and Camile Pagleia who want women to become responsible for themselves. So I am aware of what feminism has become nowadays.

This does not mean I am against women's rights; I am for people's rights, both men AND women. If this offends you, move somewhere else; if you are a feminist and understand what I'm saying, then I welcome you with open arms.

Favorite Games: Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth, Conker's Bad Fur Day, the Metro Series (favorite is Last Light), Half-Life series, Psychonauts, Portal 2, Metroid games (favorite is Fusion), EarthBound, the Mass Effect Trilogy, Brothers in Arms series, Dragon Age: Origins, Max Payne 3, Star Fox 64, Mega Man VII and Dead Space 1.

Favorite Books: The Martian Chronicles, any Nietzsche book, The Foundation series, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy "Trilogy", You Can't Go Home Again, At the Mountains of Madness, The Great Gatsby and The Catcher In the Rye.

Overated Series: Legend of Zelda, Silent Hill, Team Fortress, Borderlands and Pokemon.

Favorite Companies: Origin Systems, BioWare, Retro Capcom, Squaresoft & Enix, and Double Fine (old).
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Steam Reviews Archive (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018....)
2015
- A Bird's Story
- A Story About My Uncle
- A Virus Named TOM
- Armello
- Back to the Future: The Game
- Broforce
- Cave Story
- COOP: Decrypted
- Contrast
- Crypt of the Necrodancer
- Dark Forces
- Distance (Early Access)
- Grim Fandango Remastered
- Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition
- Halo Spartan Assault/Strike
- Ittle Dew
- Jazzpunk
- LIMBO
- LISA: The Painful RPG & The Joyful
- Mighty Gunvolt
- Never Alone & Foxtales
- Quake 2
- Rainbow Six: Lockdown
- Reveal the Deep
- Rocket Knight
- Star Wars: Dark Forces
- Schrodinger's Cast & The Raiders of the Lost Quark
- Serious Sam Revolution (Early Access)
- Shovel Knight
- Sonic: Lost World
- The Adventures of Van Hellsing: Final Cut
- The Swapper
- The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
- Thomas Was Alone
- Tri: Of Friendship & Madness
- Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 4
- Victor Vran
- Undertale

2016

- Baldur's Gate I & Siege of Dragonspear
- BioShock 1 & Remastered
- Darkest Dungeon
- Deus Ex
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut
- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
- Dragon Age Series (See Origins' Review)
- Fallout 3 GOTY
- Fallout New Vegas & DLC
- Fallout 4 & Far Harbor
- F.E.A.R.
- Grim Dawn (Full Release)
- Hard Reset Redux
- Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
- Jedi Knight: Jedi Outcast
- Major/Minor Demo
- Mighty No. 9 & Ray DLC
- Risen 1
- Risen 2: Dark Waters
- Shadowrun Returns (Video)
- Showtime 2073
- Skullgirls & DLC Pack
- South Park: Stick of Truth
- Steam Controller
- Stories: The Path of Destinies
- Tales from the Borderlands
- Tales of Symphonia
- The Last Blade
- TES: Oblivion
- Ty the Tasmanian Tiger (Early Access)
- Wasteland 2
- XCOM EU/EW

2017
- Alan Wake & American Wasteland (Finished)
- Binding of Isaac: Rebirth & Afterbirth (Finished)
- Baldur's Gate II (Finished)
- BioShock 2 & Minerva's Den (Not Started)
- BioShock Infinite & Burial At Sea (Not Started)
- Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth (Finished)
- Dark Maus (Finished)
- Dark Souls 1, 2 and Scholar of the First Sin (Finished)
- DEADBOLT (Finished)
- Dead Rising (Finished)
- Deus Ex: The Fall & Revision (Finished)
- Dishonored (Finished)
- Divinity Original Sin 1 & 2 (Finished)
- DOOM 3 & 4 (2016) (Finished)
- Duke Nukem Forever (Finished)
- EDGE (Finished)
- Evil Genome (Headers)
- Firewatch (Finished)
- FTL (Finished)
- Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Seasons 1 & 2 (Finished)
- Half Life 2 Series (Finished)
- Hitman SEASON 1 (Finished - Episodes WIP)
- Hollow Knight (Not Started)
- Immortal Planet (Wednesday)
- King's Quest (2016) (Finished)
- Knights of the Old Republic 1 & 2 (Finished)
- Max Payne Trilogy (Finished)
- Mass Effect Trilogy (see Mass Effect 1) (Finished)
- Middle Earth: Shadows of Mordor (In-Progress)
- Octodad: Dadliest Catch (Finished)
- One Shot (Finished)
- Pillars of Eternity & White Marsh I & II (Finished)
- Princess Remedy: In A World of Hurt and in A Heap of Trouble (Finished)
- Pyre (Finished)
- Quake 4 (Finished)
- Quantum Break (Not Started)
- Rise of the Triad (2013) (Finished)
- RUSH (Finished)
- Scribblenauts Unlimited (Finished)
- Shadow Warrior Series (Redux, 1, and 2 -- Finished)
- Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (Revision)
- Snakebird (Finished)
- Star Wars: Jedi Knight; Dark Forces 2 (Finished)
- Steam Link (Not Started)
- Strider (2014) (Finished)
- Sword of the Stars: The Pit (Not Started)
- TES: Skyrim: Special Edition (Not Started)
- The Beginner's Guide (Not Started)
- The Evil Within & DLCs (In-Progress)
- The Long Dark (Finished)
- Toki Tori (Finished)
- Tooth & Tail (In Progress)
- Tyranny & Expansions (WIP)
- Volume (Finished)
- Warhammer End-Times: Vermintide & DLC Packs (Finished)
- Wolfenstein Series (3D, RCTW, TNO & TOB -- Finished)
- XCOM 2 & Expansions (Finished)
- Yooka Laylee (Finished)
- Ziggurat (Headers)

2018
- Dead Cells (Not Started)
- DUSKERS (Not Started)
- HITMAN Season 1 Episodes
- Mafia 2 (Not Started)
- Risen 3 (Not Started)
- Shadowrun Dragonfall & Hong Kong (Not Started)
- Thief (2014) (Not Started)
- Underrail (Not Started)
- Valkyria Chronicles (8/10/17)
- Watch_Dogs (Not Started)

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Kelibath Sep 17 @ 5:58am 
Hi! Love your reviewing, and am halfway through Divinity myself :3
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󠀁Kanashii Sep 3 @ 8:47pm 
Have a nice week friend
󠀁Kanashii Aug 27 @ 3:23pm 
Hope ya had a good weekend!
👻 FlightyS ッ Aug 24 @ 3:11am 
Do you expect cathay for warhammer 3?
Spook Aug 6 @ 8:47pm 
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