This post has been a long time coming. 4+ months, in fact. Anyways, 2017 was THE year of gaming for me – Between all the different platforms I owned, the frantic clearing of the backlog, and writing for Siliconera, it felt like I was constantly under the influence of video games. So here’s a look… Continue reading What’s this? A ‘Top 5 Games Beaten In 2017’ List in March 2018?
For many a Sonic fan that grew up with the series among the early 00’s, the Sonic Adventure series was one of the highlights, featuring not only many characters but also a story that felt like it had stakes to it. During that time, few people I knew owned a Gamecube, and going over to… Continue reading Retro Swingback: Sonic Advance 1
The first 2D Sonic game that comes to my mind would probably be Sonic Advance 1 or Sonic Rush. Growing up with the two Sonic Adventure games, I’ve always been more of a ‘Modern’ Sonic fan, favoring the talkative, smart-mouthing hedgehog with a multitude of friends, rather than the straightforward level-to-level gameplay of the Classic… Continue reading Sonic Mania Impressions: Ups & Downs & Well-rounded Levels
It was a while back that I translated the developer interview regarding The Alliance Alive. True to the producer-director’s words, there have been no extra DLC announcements, and save for a patch that fixed some bugs, and the release of the official soundtrack, the game stands alone as a complete package, for better or worse.… Continue reading The Alliance Alive Impressions – The Essential 90’s RPG, Alive Again.
Story spoilers for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia will appear – you have been warned! I’ve got to be frank here – Fire Emblem Echoes didn’t exactly sound attractive to me during its first reveal. Being a 3D remake of an NES game (with all the warts that it entails) that was being released… Continue reading My Impression of Fire Emblem Echoes – Not just a Shadow of Former Glory
Once upon a time, I fell in love with a game called Harvest Moon DS. It was my first foray into the ‘slow life’ genre, which includes other series like Animal Crossing. I aimlessly wandered the town, wondering what could be fun about this game, compared to something like Ace Attorney, or Mario Kart DS,… Continue reading Story of Seasons : Trio of Towns – First impressions
In a cave somewhere in the subterranean world, a lone, red-colored tank sits in a cave, waiting to be rediscovered. A lone boy, wearing a sci-fi-esqe suit and holding a laser rifle, approaches. As he slots in the key rifle into the cockpit, the vehicle vrooms to life, ready to explore what remains of the underground… Continue reading Blaster Master Zero – A Blast to play, even with Zero experience