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…

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,…

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…

[Revisited] A Possible Destiny

Well I finally caved and picked up a copy of Destiny 2; it was inevitable I suppose. I’ve only played a little bit so far, and I’m mildly surprised to say that I’m enjoying it so far. At launch, it’s far and away better than the original Destiny was at launch. So much so that…

The question of “in-progress” game reviews

Maybe I’m just new here, but what’s the deal with “in-progress” game reviews? And why did I bold reviews? Hmmmm…? Over the past few years, partial and “in-progress” reviews have become quite commonplace on gaming sites, mostly large, but some small. And it’s becoming more and more routine to see these pop up within hours…

My Gaming Nemesis: Kingdom Hearts

Last week, The Duck of Indeed published a great article on tackling her gaming nemesis, Super Mario World. She was not wrong in recounting just how difficult a game it was…and still is. (I tried my hand at it not too long ago, and oh, it’s cute, but it is not as easy as I…

Unpacking Shadow of the Colossus [Part 2 of 2]

This post contains spoilers! If you’ve not played this game and want to, check back after you’ve done just that. Meanwhile, there’s plenty else to do…like, watch Virtual Bastion on YouTube. This is the second half of what turned out to be a very long article, so click here to read the first half. The…

A Mario and Rabbids Crossover?

Despite a rather limited budget and a low likelihood that I will be getting the Nintendo Switch any time soon, I have still made efforts to keep up with recent and upcoming games on Nintendo’s newest console, if only in a casual fashion.  Most of these games have either been met with excitement or simple…

It’s Not a Game. It’s a Service.

It’s finally taken hold, hasn’t it? This notion of video games as a service. It was only a few years ago that many of us were mocking the idea. “Treating games as a service? Like that would ever happen!” we scoffed. “Nobody will support that” we jeered. Yet, here we are. After years of getting…

Unpacking Shadow of the Colossus [Part 1 of 2]

This post contains spoilers! If you’ve not played this game and want to, check back after you’ve done just that. Meanwhile, there’s plenty else to do…like, watch Virtual Bastion on YouTube. This is also the first half of what turned out to be a very long article, so check back next Thursday for the second…

Too Little, Too Late?

In games, and everything else really, making a good first impression is paramount. Succeed, and good things will follow. Fail and you’re suddenly faced with an uphill battle. It used to be that if a game bombed at launch, that was it. Its reputation would be mud, and nothing could change that. That doesn’t necessarily…