Day 22: A Game Sequel Which Disappointed You

As I slowly inch my way forward through the 30 days’ worth of video game topics, I arrive upon a pretty easy one, a game sequel which disappointed me.  One game in particular springs to mind, but since it is such an obvious choice, I also wanted to briefly discuss one of the biggest crimes…

Thirty Hours and Counting in Fallout 76

A couple factors played into my decision to continue riding the Fallout wave with Fallout 76. Among the biggest was words from regular gaming bloggers. While most big gaming sites had seemed to give up on the game, many fellow game-players who had invested in the title seemed to really enjoy it, at least as…

Mario Memories

This past Sunday was Mario Day, a faux but fun holiday created by Nintendo a few years ago to celebrate all things Mario. With all the Mario-themed output across the Internet on Mar. 10 (which kind of looks like “Mario,” right?), I couldn’t help but get a little swept up in all the silliness. Because…

Red Dead Redemption II: Second Impressions

It’s been seventy-seven days since Red Dead Redemption II was released, and one would likely gather that seventy-seven days would provide more than enough time in which to finish the game. Alas, in the case of my overly-saturated schedule between Halloween and New Year’s Day, one would be heartily wrong. That said, I am officially…

Persona 3 Portable: Final update

When I first started playing Person 3 Portable late last year, I had no idea of what laid ahead. I tried, and failed at the original Shim Megami Tensei. But it was interesting, nonetheless. I remember being highly intrigued by Persona 4 and even more so by Persona 5.  After playing a teensy bit of…

Top 5: Metroidvania Games that I’ve Not Played but Should

Having recently immersed myself in Ori and the Blind Forest, it’s reminded me of how much I enjoy (and occasionally despise but still enjoy) metroidvania games. Of late, it’s been hard for me to turn away from action/shooter madness and open world adventures, but games of Metroid and Castlevania once ruled the roost. Various titles…

Special and Collector’s Editions: What Makes You Want to Upgrade?

Last month Rockstar Games announced its special and ultimate editions of Red Dead Redemption 2. If spending your standard sixty dollars on the regular game isn’t enough, for eighty bucks you can get the special edition that includes a side mission that’s not in the regular game (and one that’s not integral to its story,…

Persona 3 Portable: Update 3

It’s been a while, eh? <flips back calendar pages> I haven’t revisited Persona 3 Portable here since…March?! Well then, it looks like we have some catching up to do. <stares blankly at screen> Hmm, off to a good start, I’d say. <crickets> Alright, all joking aside, so much has happened in the game since my…

Persona 3 Portable: Update 2

I don’t know if it’s me or the game, but even though I’ve only progressed a mere 10 hours since my Persona 3 Portable intro post in January, it feels like I’ve accomplished tons. It might be that the game kicked things up a notch with the addition of a couple new teammates. It might…