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
Next on the list of things on my backlog to cover, we have Little Witch Academia (TV). Considering the global phenomenon this gem in Studio Trigger’s catalog is, it has been touching to see how many people love the characters and concepts behind the title. It has grown from a basic storyline about a positive-thinking… Continue reading Anime Series Impressions – Little Witch Academia (TV)
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
What can be said about the short series, Bernard-jou Iwaku (What Miss Bernard Said) that I haven’t really mentioned previously? In the past few months, I have had all the time to finish this series, but it was not until recently that I finally finished the series. The titular Miss Bernard (real name – Machida… Continue reading Anime Series Impressions – Bernard-jou Iwaku
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