Day 17: Favorite Antagonist

As you can see, I’m still working my way through the 30 days’ worth of video game topics, and I’ve just managed to get a couple days past the halfway point.  Yay for me!  Day 17’s topic is my favorite antagonist.  For me, talking about my favorite of anything can be difficult because my favorites…

Keeping the Last Console Generation Alive

Over on Destructoid, an interesting article appeared recently titled “Getting the most out of your PlayStation 3 in 2018.” It serves as a nice walkthrough both for those new to the console and those who might very well be on their third or fourth or seventh iteration of it. And it no doubt begs the…

Whatever Happened to Doing Things for Ourselves?

It feels as though games are playing themselves more and more these days. It’s not that they’re literally taking control away from the player or anything. No, it’s more that it feels like modern games, at least those in the AAA space, have been trusting players with less and less as the industry has advanced….

Hopefully Conquering Final Fantasy 8: Part 1

I’m sure you’ve all heard me complain about it, many times before, but I was never able to beat Final Fantasy 8.  I think it was due to a complete lack of understanding as to how Junctioning works, along with the fact that enemies become more powerful the more you level up, that accounted for…

Getting It Right The First Time

How does one improve on a near-perfect game? Is it really possible, or is another game that’s equally as good the best that any developer or fan could hope for? While there is no such thing as the perfect game, there are many games out there that would be quite difficult to meaningfully improve upon….

Late to the Persona Party with Persona 3 Portable

When I randomly started played Persona 3 Portable (P3P) a couple months ago, I thought I might immediately start up another playthrough series here. Y’know, like we do. I thought I’d offer up regular updates on my progress, thoughts on the game itself, and reactions to whatever it happened to offer in the moment. But,…

Super Mario World Has Been Conquered

I have recently reached a huge achievement in my life.  I…finally…beat…Super Mario World!  I kid you not, over the course of my entire life, I have been attempting to beat that game, and I could never get much farther than Chocolate Island.  That level where, if you take the wrong exit, you end up going…

Making it to the End

I remember coming across a GameFAQs poll once that asked readers whether or not they finished their games. It was enough to pique my interest, so I selected the “yes” bubble and took a look at the results. Once the results page loaded up I found myself rather shocked. Most of those who answered the…

Ace Attorney 3 Lives Up To Its Name

When I started Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Trials and Tribulations some months back, I still had a rather narrow view of the series in mind. Young, earnest attorney meets zany people during zanier trials. Along the way he’s helped by a spirit medium who loves hamburgers, and there’s more finger-pointing than one can point…

Games I’m Thankful for in 2017

  Thanksgiving may be over now, but that doesn’t mean we need to stop thinking about the things we’re thankful for. With Listmas right around the corner now, I couldn’t help but think of a few games from earlier this year that I’m absolutely thankful for. This started out with so much promise and was…

Mass Effect 3 Memories

This month marks Mass Effect’s tenth anniversary! On November 20th, 2007, the game was first released in North America. And what a ride it’s been for fans since then. Join me here as I share some of my memories from each game of the original trilogy. This is the final post of the lot in…

Final Fantasy XII Has Finally Come to a Close

I started my second playthrough of Final Fantasy XII in early December 2016.  Nearly a year later, I have finally completed it (it took so long because I took a lot of breaks, particularly to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild).  I am proud to say that I got far closer to…