High-falutin' gamer culture

Oh Yes, We're Still Doing That Gaming Haiku Thing

by Jeff Cork on Dec 24, 2019 at 10:00 AM

You know what I like about the holidays? Great food? Sure! Presents? Absolutely! Family? Probably! I also enjoy taking the time to sit down and reflect on what's most important – namely, cramming my thoughts on some of the most recent games I've played into the constraints of a haiku poem. I'm nothing if not predicable reliable.

I've been doing this for a long time now, and you can read all of my previous masterworks (deep breath) herehereherehereherehereherehere, and here. Enjoy!

"What is this?" they ask.
"All these objects have faces."
"Did Rare make this game?"

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Sliding down a hill
is great fun when you're a kid.
I'm no youngling, though.

Untitled Goose Game
Here's a title, guys:
"This goose ain't up to no good!"
I'll stick to honking.

The Division 2
D.C. is dying
Deer and raccoons run the streets
Why can't I pet them?

Playing with my son,
he learns a tough life lesson:
Dad is fallible.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
The best got better.
Wait. Is this the best Zelda?
Here we go again...

Death Stranding
"Come here and watch this!
"It's from the Metal Gear guy!"
My wife leaves the room.

The Outer Worlds
Playing a dumb guy,
relatable things happen.
Escapism, please?

Super Smash Bros. 
A new character!
Oh. It's that SNK guy.
Back to Villager.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Russian incursions!
Torture! Child soldiers! War crimes!
Not political.