The one video game I got for Christmas this year was Persona Q: Shadow the Labyrinth. I waited until Christmas for it for several reasons—my parents needed something to get me, and because I wouldn’t’ve had time to tackle it until after the holiday anyway. So, while some people have been playing this game for … More I can’t put Persona Q down!
And the last time I shop there. In the past, I’ve spoken in favor of GameStop whenever they came up in conversation. I’ve always felt that, yes, they offer you very little in exchange for your used games, but I’ve never felt like I was forced to accept their offer. Much like haggling on a … More That’s the last time I pre-order a game at GameStop
I’d like to bring up a discussion I had with one of my video gamer friends a few days back regarding the value of a video game. Specifically, what would justify the purchase of a sixty dollar full-console experience. I was talking about how I would spend sixty smackers on Bayonetta 2, Mario Kart, Smash, … More Do you need a story in your video game?
I’m going to do my best not to type in all caps and gush here. After all, I am a writer. I am expected to remain critical at all times. BUT OH MY GOD YOU GUYS I FOUGHT A PRIEST WITH FLAMETHROWERS STRAPPED TO MY ANKLES WHILE HE SUMMONED A GIANT ANGEL DRAGON THAT FOUGHT … More If you need to learn how to talk to a lady, play Bayonetta 2!
I had no intention of buying Hyrule Warriors when it was released. I hadn’t ever played a Dynasty Warriors game, or any of its many sequels/spin-offs. But I had heard enough negative buzz about the series to be turned away. I heard that its combat was simple, repetitive, with no depth or nuance to it. … More Hyrule Warriors: A simple, but surprisingly addictive game
I’m not really a head-in-the-clouds type. I appreciate logical thinking and try to keep myself as grounded in reality as possible. I try to keep expectations within realistic boundaries and while I dream big, I try to keep at least one foot firmly in the real world. But with that said, I’m a daydreamer. Moreso … More Caught up in my own little world
How do you define a favorite video game? Is it the one that filled you with the most inspiration? If that’s the case, then the clear winner would be Skies of Arcadia, a JRPG for the Dreamcast that presented a bright world full of wonder and possibility. Even now, when I take a step back … More My favorite video game: Sonic 3 and Knuckles
(This post was supposed to go up on Sunday, but I’m just now seeing that it did not. Supposedly, it was scheduled and everything. Good job, WordPress. Anyway, here it is now! Better late than never.) If you don’t know, the frame rate is the term to determine how many images, or frames, display per … More Frame rates: Big deal or a thing to wave in others’ faces?
Since it’s summer and I was a former lifeguard, I don’t like to keep myself cooped up in the house when the weather is decent. While this is great for my pasty white complexion, it’s terrible for my video gaming. Thus, progress on gaming has been slow, but I’ve managed to play a few things … More Been Playing: Shovel Knight and Gone Home
Like the title says. Let’s do it. I don’t know if the term “Cutscene” has a formal dictionary definition, but I take it to mean those points in video games where the gameplay essentially stops, and a movie of sorts plays. This movie may be fully animated or essentially a set of talking heads discussing … More Let’s talk about cutscenes!