Aahhh, that was a great nap. Where was I? After a long journey on my Nintendo DS I have reached the end of Dragon Quest VI. With VII arriving on 3DS, I hadn't played a DQ game in a while and wanted to see if I still liked the series. The answer is an Oomph! … Continue reading Dragon Quest VI – Gaming in Reverie
It's New to him, at least, and all the game reviews in the world can't take that away. Somehow people are convinced that Mario has nothing to do with new generations of new customers, and bringing smiles to brand new players. Apparently it's all about "ME - the vocal aging gamer who's forced to buy … Continue reading Positive NinPal – New Super Mario Bros
April 4, 2011. My life changed on this day. Nintendo Australia had announced their next connection tour, and it was for Pokemon Black & White. The Battle Competition's first stop was Sydney, lucky me. I had two weeks to train up a competitive team in time, I knew I was up for the challenge but … Continue reading Pokemon Black & White Battle Competition – Sydney NSW
Yes, even after playing the game for not much more than a few hours, it's still plain to see that this is most definitely the DS RPG of the Year. Though, I guess that's not saying much considering the only other RPG is Pokemans, is it? (and as if anyone is going to buy that … Continue reading Radiant Historia – DS RPG of the Year!
*BOOM* Grubdog awoke to a loud explosion. The sound buzzed in his ears as he put his hands up to cover them. What was going on? An earthquake? The sound faded, and he looked around to gather his bearings. Grubdog: "Where the heck am I?" He was sitting on a small bed in a dimly … Continue reading 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors (999)
NOA REGGIE is busy tonight, flying thru the skies, proudly thrusting his Nintendo DS to light the way (DQ9 is paused for the moment). Reindeer don't pull his sleigh; Reggie pulls them. He's visiting homes, crashing thru rooftops ("I don't need your weak chimney - if you don't have one, you'll get one"), making a … Continue reading Merry Fistmas
Sometimes I purposefully get the game over scenes just to see what happens. Real gamers care more about experiencing the game than their stats. Plus, if I never die in a game, it'd be just like real life. The only way to really lose is to not explore, to not experience.
What I love about the internet is the ability to get totally lost forever in it. Jump through enough links and you can find all sorts of treasures. The best treasures to find though are lovingly crafted niche websites that embody everything that was wonderful about Web 1.0. It's 3:30 in the morning on Easter … Continue reading Sites I Like – Portable Mortal Kombat
With their show highjacked and the crowd in awe at the sheer brutality of Reggie Fils-Aime, a desperate Sony lackey kills the power from backstage. As the lights go out Reggie is heard to utter; "my body… is ready."
Again is a crime solving adventure game by CING, where you play as the FBI investigating a very deep series of murders. The style of the game is much different than CING's other games: they've got real people to act out the game rather than drawings, and it works really well. This style naturally leaves … Continue reading Again: Eye of Providence
My curiosity got the best of me and I decided to get myself a Bronze DSi XL the other day. The system didn't look too big when I first took it out of the box, but when I opened it up the size of the screens was a bit of a shock. It's like two … Continue reading DSi XL – Impressions
It's hard to tell the difference between this game and a nightmare. It's got Pokemon, it's on DS, it involves lots of furious gimmicky scribbling, and after it's all done you wake up with a wet patch. It's a kiddie game, the characters in it all talk to you like you're stupid. Even they know … Continue reading Pokemon Ranger