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Posted: 01/21/14, 03:07:14 by 
Growing up, I never fit in. I was that eccentric kid who sat on the ground playing with the grass in his own little world. I never really had friends and I never really bothered with the rest of the world. One world I did bother with however was the world of Pokémon. It was the Christmas of some year and I got my very first game console that I could call ‘mine’. I was excited beyond belief and to date it is one of the best presents I have ever received. It still works too! The console in question of course was a Game Boy, but not a normal one. I got a special Pikachu edition Game Boy Color that had a strange bronze tint to it and it made it all the more special to me. And along with that, I ventured into the world of Pokémon with Pokémon Blue and Pokémon Crystal. And wow was it an adventure I never expected... (more)
Posted: 01/19/14, 12:19:51 by 
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. The Nintendo Entertainment System filled up our childhoods, and an overplayed gesture by game companies was to put popular movies or TV shows into 8-bit form, luring us in like a Siren’s Song. Occasionally we were given licensed gems, but more often we were plagued by nightmares stamped with a wicked seal of approval. Depending who you ask, Batman: The Video Game can fit snuggly into either of those columns... (more)
Posted: 01/17/14, 18:35:09 by 
Johnny: This....is....Jeopardy!.. (more)
Posted: 01/13/14, 01:17:19 by 
Dear Mayor, (more)
Posted: 01/07/14, 08:44:59 by 
The Legend of Zelda (NES), the first game in the Zelda franchise, was a breath of fresh air for the videogame industry. It was played from a top down perspective and provided the player with a long quest (or two) and lots of explorations and secrets. The second game, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES), was played mostly from a 2D side scrolling perspective. Though, it’s a great game on it’s own, it is considered by many to be the black sheep of the family when compared to the rest of the franchise. When The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES) was released in 1991, it was regarded as a return to form for the franchise and is considered by many to be be one of the best games ever made... (more)
Posted: 01/01/14, 00:23:41 by 
Mario is back in a game that celebrates all (well, most) things Mario, using familiar and fresh elements to create a superb platforming experience. (A mostly spoiler free, MONSTER sized review) (more)
Posted: 12/12/13, 18:59:36 by 
Cyril Connelly famously said, "There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hallway." (more)
Posted: 12/03/13, 23:34:43 by 
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney was released in North America in February of 2008, and although I didn’t know it at the time, it was to be the last mainline Ace Attorney game for over five years. There have been a pair of “Ace Attorney Investigations” games starring the beloved prosecutor Miles Edgeworth since then (with only the first appearing in the West), but nothing in the core franchise starring the defense attorneys that we have come to know and love. Five years isn’t exactly a neverending period of torment, but it was a long enough time to build up some serious longing and make me more than ready for another round of Ace Attorney. I came into this game with high expectations, not just for another great Ace Attorney experience, but for one that could make the five long years of waiting worth it. And in that it has delivered. For the most part... (more)
Posted: 11/28/13, 23:42:55 by 
No video game fanatic can deny the importance of the Arkham franchise. Not only are both Asylum and City absolutely stellar games in their own right, they also mark the first time a comic book license has been done true justice in the video game industry. What’s fantastic about these titles is that every single mechanic is designed to make you feel like Batman, and they’re all executed flawlessly. With today’s technology, it’s easy to make a video game look and sound like the source material, but the trickiest part is making the gameplay feel like the source material. Arkham is no Ghostbusters: The Video Game, for example, where the gameplay is just a no-thrills run of the mill third person shooter with every weapon you could find in any Gears of Halo, but disguised in a proton pack fashion and the generic levels covered in a Ghostbusters coat of paint. That is the real beauty of these games. From the unique “one man versus many thugs” combat system that has been borrowed by a lot of other games since Asylum, to the copious amount of gadgets the dark knight has at his disposal (the versatility and opportunities for fun and back-tracking these provide rival Metroid power-ups in this reviewer’s eyes), to the predator mode where our hero picks off armed thugs one by one. Top that with the best Batman and Joker voices ever, and you got a fantastic Batman simulator and one of the top franchises of this generation... (more)
Posted: 11/20/13, 00:41:51 by 
If you like buying vowels, winning jackpots, and hula dancing (?), then you may want to consider giving this game a spin... (more)
Posted: 11/12/13, 23:19:56 by 
Life is full of ups and downs. Pits and spikes, too. Also birds and boulders. Well maybe not your life, but certainly the life of this plucky cyclist. Meet the titular Bike Rider, a nameless, featureless stick person whose boundless energy is at our disposal, and with it, we’re going around the World!.. (more)
Posted: 09/30/13, 18:27:51 by 
Late November 1991, my father was on a business trip. He usually got me something from his trips; sometimes a souvenir or sometimes a game. On this particular occasion, he asked me what I wanted him to bring me. I told him I wanted the Game Genie for the NES. For some strange reason, he came back with Final Fantasy II (IV) for the SNES. That night, I put the game into my console and was wowed beyond belief. Best mistake he’s ever made. And so began my fascination with JRPGs... (more)
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