Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: November 1990

Notable events: Sandra Miller awarded $100 for Mike Tyson fondling her breasts. Iraq says it is preparing for a "dangerous war". Reports of increasing Saudi petroleum production and lower world demand. Fire destroys some of Universal Studios' stages. Saddam fires his army chief & threatens to destroy Arabian peninsula. Unconfirmed rumors emerge that Bush might … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: November 1990

Final Fantasy IX (2000) review

Rated: 2 / 5* This was the one PS1 Final Fantasy game I hadn't played in my youth.  Or rather, I played a bit of it, but then got sidetracked by something else.  I'm one of those people where if I'm unable to complete a game within a certain number of days (maybe even a … Continue reading Final Fantasy IX (2000) review

Torment: Tides of Numenera review

Rated: 4 / 5 I've tried to get through a few RPGs in the past, and failed.  Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy IX, Diablo, Diablo II, and Baldur's Gate.  Basically amounted to just losing the will to continue in those games.  It had to do with the monotony of combat, grinding, lack of interest in … Continue reading Torment: Tides of Numenera review

Fear Effect 1 and 2 (2000 and 2001) PS1 review

So I've been thinking lately.  Surely the early console games that had 3D graphics had some decent games.  You know, in spite of not holding up as well as PS3 and X-Box 360 games do (the console generation of 2005-2013), which is when I believe 3D gaming graphics finally reached a stable state (just as … Continue reading Fear Effect 1 and 2 (2000 and 2001) PS1 review

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: October 1990

10,000 Uganda RPF rebels move into Rwanda.  Meteorite explodes above Pacific Ocean.  US President George H. W. Bush at UN, condemns Iraq's takeover of Kuwait.  Serbs in Croatia proclaim autonomy.  WW2 Allied nations cede any remaining rights as occupiers of Germany.  Radio Berlin International's final transmission (links to Deutsche Welles of West Germany); final song is "The … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: October 1990

Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete (1998) review

Rated: 3 / 5 "In the old days, we used to get through the gameplay so we could get to the cutscenes.  Nowadays, we need to get through the cutscenes so we can get to the gameplay." -- Some Youtuber or Bitchuter whose name I forgot So this is a classic J-RPG game that appeared … Continue reading Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete (1998) review

Metroid 1-4 (1987-2002; 2004; 2016) game series review

So I've played the original Metroid games.  Can't say I've finished all of them, just the 3rd (Super Metroid) and 4th (Metroid Fusion). "Then how the hell do you expect to review these games reliably?  What the hell!?  Are you turning into one of those half-a-fag game journalists who bitch about games being too difficult … Continue reading Metroid 1-4 (1987-2002; 2004; 2016) game series review