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

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

Phantasy Star I-IV (1988-1995) review

A couple months ago I felt this urge to go back to retro gaming.  I don't mean retro PC, I don't mean downloading an emulated game on the PC.  I mean actual old-school console gaming.  But I found myself in a predicament.  I used to own a Sega Genesis, and a decent game collection for … Continue reading Phantasy Star I-IV (1988-1995) review

Shadow Tactics: Blade of the Shogun (2016) review

Rated: 3.5 / 5 I question how much I actually enjoy stealth games.  Aside from Thief I and II, I don't normally go out of my way to play these sorts of games.  On the other hand, certain RPGs like Deus Ex, while not primarily a stealth game yet can be played as one, do … Continue reading Shadow Tactics: Blade of the Shogun (2016) review

System Shock (1994) and Quake (1996) review

So in celebration of cocksucking California passing bullet legislation, I figure I'd talk about the best defining first-person-shooters ever made, outside of Doom (made after Doom). Surely everyone has heard of Doom being the first major defining first person shooter game, which is still awesome to this day.  True, Wolfenstein came before it, and was … Continue reading System Shock (1994) and Quake (1996) review

Thief: The Dark Project (1999) Gold edition review

Rated: 4 / 5 This is a game I've been interested in trying for years now.  Back in the early 2000s, a few friends of mine tried to get me into it, but to no avail for a couple of reasons. 1.) Every time my mother or father had purchased a computer, it was never … Continue reading Thief: The Dark Project (1999) Gold edition review

Sonic Generations (2011) and Sonic Mania (2017) review

Sonic Generations Rated: 3 / 5 (good, but may be a while before I play it again, if ever) So I haven't played a Sonic the Hedgehog game ever since Sonic Heroes (2003) on the Nintendo Gamecube (GCN).  Up until that point, I enjoyed virtually all the games found on the Sega Genesis, which is … Continue reading Sonic Generations (2011) and Sonic Mania (2017) review

Uncharted quadrilogy (2007-2016) and Jak trilogy (2001-2004) review, and the downward spiral of Naughty Dog and Gaming

Uncharted: The Characters and Story It took a long while for me to give a console game a shot again.  I have played the previous 3 Uncharted games a while back, and enjoyed them, so I've been curious to try out the 4th and final one (and yes, I am aware of that 5th spin-off … Continue reading Uncharted quadrilogy (2007-2016) and Jak trilogy (2001-2004) review, and the downward spiral of Naughty Dog and Gaming