NieR Replicant Announced for Modern Platforms

It seems the rumors that Square-Enix had big plans in store for NieR’s 10th anniversary were right on the money. Earlier this week, the publisher announced two new games for the series: NieR Reincarnation (a seemingly-new title for mobile devices) and NeiR Replicant, a remaster of the PS3 version of the game released in Europe…

[Revisited] Making it to the End

Another “Revisited” post this week I’m afraid. I’m hopeful things will have settled down enough for me to resume normal posts next week, but we’ll see. For now though, let’s talk some more about how some games require a measure of patience and what happens when it’s in too short of supply. I remember coming…

[Revisited] Trophies: My Final (Late) Gripe of 2018

The crotchety re-posts continue! Trophies and achievements have been a standard feature in games for a long time now. I realize that, and I realize that many people enjoy them. I still don’t think they’re a great innovation though, and I still feel that they could at least be done better. The year of 2018…

[Revisited] Rushing to an Early Ruin

The following is a re-post of a piece from last year. Now that BioWare has finally admitted that the game needs a major overhaul and is going back to the drawing board, I felt it was important to remember that it was their attitude and approach that made this mess in the first place. I’ve…

The Final Fantasy Remake Demo Was Impressive

We might not be getting Final Fantasy VII Remake this month, but Square Enix at least let us have a taste by releasing what I assume was the demo they were showing at the likes of E3 and PAX last year. And…I have to say that I was quite impressed with it, more so than…

Trials of Osiris Returns in Destiny 2 – Season of the Worthy

They finally did it. After what feels like an eternity of waiting, Bungie is finally bringing Trials of Osiris back to Destiny. I don’t really get why it took so incredibly long for them to implement it since it only took four months for the mode’s original iteration to show up in Destiny 1 but…

Two Point Hospital Launches For All Consoles

The healthcare simulator with a comedic edge known as Two Point Hospital has finally made it to the major consoles, so now I guess there’s no excuse not to finally live out all one’s hospital administrator fantasies. Will it always be successful? Maybe not, but it will certainly always be entertaining.

Resonance: The Spirit Dias

I’m honestly not sure how the overall soundtrack stacks up against the rest of the Fire Emblem series since I’ve only played two other games so far. Even so, I can at least say that this is personal favorite since so many of its songs are still bouncing around in my noggin. As I mentioned…

Chillin’ in the Ol’ Backlog

I remember a time when I absolutely hated the winter and summer slumps of game releases. For whatever reason, these were (and still are) the times when barely anything new or interesting would come out, leaving me with no choice but to play old games (eww!). I used to count the days until March finally…

Anthem’s (Not Quite) Dead

For many Bioware fans out there, Anthem was perhaps the most disappointed release of 2019. It released half-baked, with little to none of the promised features, bugged and unsatisfying loot, a non-story, and hardly any interesting content. The game was (rightfully) raked over the proverbial coals upon release and largely abandoned by gamers only a…