Game Night, Video Games

Crash Bandicoot 2: Second Verse, Same as the First

Crash Bandicoot 1 Review Y'know, I was optimistic going into this one! As much as I hated the first Crash Bandicoot (and oh BOY did I hate it), I had to admit: it was only the first game in the series! Surely we could only go up from here on out! Surely, the next Crash… Continue reading Crash Bandicoot 2: Second Verse, Same as the First

The Mind of a Character, Video Games

Edelgard von Hresvelg: The Red Emperor (The Mind of a Character)

*Quick update: I'm still planning to review Fire Emblem: Three Houses. As of me writing this, I've finished the Black Eagles route and the Blue Lions path. I'm now moving on to Golden Deer, and I'll be completing the hidden fourth path after that (which will undoubtedly be another forty to sixty hours of gameplay...… Continue reading Edelgard von Hresvelg: The Red Emperor (The Mind of a Character)

Game Night, Video Games

Crash Bandicoot: Classic Doesn’t Mean Good (Game Night!)

You thought I'd be talking about another Fire Emblem, didn'tcha? Comparing the Playstation exclusives of old and the now is an odd experience. Nowadays, most games found only on the Playstation are photo-realistic action adventures. They're games with incredible motion capture technology, intricate stories, and often times: lots of violence! Be it against zombies, beings… Continue reading Crash Bandicoot: Classic Doesn’t Mean Good (Game Night!)

Game Night, Video Games

Fire Emblem Fates: The Eighty-Dollar Adventure (Game Night)

This is a follow-up of last week's review on Fire Emblem: Awakening. You can check that out in the link right here. Fire Emblem: Awakening Review Remember how Fire Emblem took the Pokemon business model with this one? Cause I do. And I can't say I'm fond of that part. But in fairness: the game… Continue reading Fire Emblem Fates: The Eighty-Dollar Adventure (Game Night)

Anime, Game Night, Video Games

Fire Emblem Awakening: Putting a Series on the Map (Game Night)

I'd happily review Fire Emblem: Three Houses today. But I'm roughly thirty hours into it and I'm only halfway through one of the three stories in the game. So you can expect that one in... god knows when. Current consensus: it's a very good game. But that's not the Fire Emblem I'm talking about today. A few years ago,… Continue reading Fire Emblem Awakening: Putting a Series on the Map (Game Night)

Game Night, Video Games

The Return of Movie Tie-In Games

Back in the early days of video games, tie-in games were a common thing. If a big blockbuster film was coming, it would almost always have a game connected to it. Unfortunately, these games would often be of lackluster quality. Which is putting it lightly. The king of them all is, of course, E.T. for… Continue reading The Return of Movie Tie-In Games

Anime, Video Games

The Ups and Downs of Anime Video Games

Video games are an interesting art form when it comes to appearances. Mario has a bright, carefree and cartoon-like aesthetic. Meanwhile, Naughty Dog games like Uncharted or The Last of Us prefer a more realistic graphical style. Many games share the same style, but no two styles look similar. Anime games are an odd exception.… Continue reading The Ups and Downs of Anime Video Games