Sick of grinding for hours just to grow one single level? Worried about not being able to afford all the hottest gear? Tired of being under-prepared in fights and losing out to bad luck? Feel like you've hit a wall? We've all been there. Confused, lost, helpless, like a child drowning in a river. It … Continue reading Dragon Quest VIII: EXPOSED – The Grinding Method They Don’t Want You To Know About
I played about 5 hours of Star Fox Zero today and I'm just so excited that I have to write out these impressions and clear up some things about this game immediately. There's a lot of confusion going around about the controls and quite frankly, it's all fucking bullshit. Game journalists spinning this propaganda are … Continue reading Star Fox Zero – Flying Through The Bullshit
I've been getting into Super Metroid more after the 3DS release and set myself a personal goal of beating the game in under an hour. I've already done this with Metroid: Zero Mission and had a great time finding the fastest route. With Super Metroid I had done what "felt" like a speedrun, but it's … Continue reading Super Metroid – Sub-Hour Speedrun
Awesome Games Done Quick 2014 was my first exposure to the speedrunning community. I saw the hashtag trending on Twitter and wondered what all the fuss was about. Twitch? Streaming? Glitches? Kill The Animals? It was all a bit disturbing and alien. One night I decided to blindly tune in to the livestream, I can't … Continue reading Speedrunning: An Amateur Perspective
Recently it has been discovered that Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has an achievement system buried inside the game, something that was never implemented in the final release. The Cutting Room Floor dived into the game's coding and retrieved this list of achievements from a file relating to the Miiverse. As someone who has played … Continue reading Achievement Unlocked – Tropical Freedom
The past few Pokemon generations I've found myself thinking more about the journey and what was important to me in a Pokemon game. I still loved the games but something started fading away for me and I've finally been able to pinpoint exactly what it is. If you haven't heard, a recent phenomenon called Twitch … Continue reading Pokemon – The Competitive Conundrum
Whelp, it's already here. On November 18th, the Wii U ushered in a new generation of Nintendo hardware, and I’m very excited. Once again, we have a new controller that will deliver different experiences - but as we all know only niche developers and Nintendo will do something about it. Third parties? Haha don’t make … Continue reading Pietriots Best Of Nintendo Wii!
The Wii Remote & Nunchuk was last generation's innovation in violence - still strong today, still better than the competition. This was the method of controlling the last true console Resident Evil experience the world would know: The Umbrella Chronicles. For the previous console cycle, there's a seldom-stated lesson Capcom briefly learned (see RE4:Wii) then … Continue reading Hey U – Give Me Real Controls
Anyone who played Conduit 2 knows how good the Wii controller feels for first-person shooters. Not because the game does anything amazing, but because High Voltage were one of the only developers to show up to the FPS party with a Wii game. Call of Duty players laughed at their primitive graphics, Halo players insulted … Continue reading FPS on Wii U, will Third Parties drop the ball again?
The REGGIE SERIES is BACK, barely ahead of some JRPG that a handful of psychos cried for. NOA REGGIE ignored their grievances, spending his time more wisely by Wii-Playing with himself. It's been more than a year since Wii Play: Motion arrived, and like it or not, it offered a few glimpses of near-future gameplay … Continue reading Reggie Play: Motion – Videos
Let's get straight into it, because every time I play online there's at least one dumbass who shouldn't have a karting license. Lightning - Do not mash the item button the second you get a lightning. Look at the damn map. If you get a lightning, chances are you're pretty far back so you need … Continue reading You’re Playing It Wrong – Mario Kart 7
Polyphony, Codemasters, System 3, Turn 10, SimBin, Brain In A Jar, this is directed towards ALL of you. I've been enjoying Supercar Challenge lately with my new wheel, playing a good few hours every few days. It's the most satisfyingly realistic driving simulator I've ever felt. However, I've still only unlocked 3 cars in the … Continue reading Racing Developers – Let Me PLAY YOUR GAMES