Xenoblade Chronicles – Doing Music Right

Xenoblade Chronicles has been out for a few years now (depending on your region) and I still listen to the soundtrack almost daily. With almost one hundred well-composed songs brimming with heart and energy, it's incomparable to anything else in music let alone videogames. Many RPG's have large impressive soundtracks and it's a huge strength … Continue reading Xenoblade Chronicles – Doing Music Right

Pietriots Best Of Nintendo Wii!

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!

Final Fantasy XIII-2 – Impressions From The Past World Of Another Time Dimension Crystal Fragment Memory Toilet

In an alternate dimension where Final Fantasy XIII was a well received videogame, Square-Enix thought it was a fantastic idea to make Final Fantasy XIII-2. Final Fantasy XIII is rubbish but I soldiered through the entire game riding the strength of the battle system. It's quite fun when it opens up (40 hours into the … Continue reading Final Fantasy XIII-2 – Impressions From The Past World Of Another Time Dimension Crystal Fragment Memory Toilet

Musings on Female Characters, Or Why Is The Western Game Character Menagerie Such A Sausage Party?

It wouldn’t be unfair to say that Metroid: Other M got a mixed reception, tilted heavy in favor of it being a good game. Which is to say, that people can agree that the game is solidly built, a great throwback to the 2D games, and stylistically presented. In fact the only real “weakness” noted … Continue reading Musings on Female Characters, Or Why Is The Western Game Character Menagerie Such A Sausage Party?

Why GameInformer Makes Me Want To Punch A Kitten

Here we have a lovely piece about one of the greatest games of the last decade, Xenoblade Chronicles. It's an "amazing game" says the author, Chris Warcraft of GameInformer. It features an "epic storyline" with "engaging characters" and "fresh combat". However. Let's instead talk about the one bad thing. WHY ISN'T IT IN HIGH DEFINITION? … Continue reading Why GameInformer Makes Me Want To Punch A Kitten

Smart Phones With Dumb Games

Lately (well, the past few years) there's been talk (viral propaganda, speculation) about handheld gaming systems becoming a thing of the past as iPhones and Androids threaten to take over the multibillion dollar industry inside your pocket. The logic behind it is that people want one machine that does everything. I understand this logic and … Continue reading Smart Phones With Dumb Games

Operation Rainfall’s biggest challenge

It's not from Nintendo. It's not language barriers or translation issues. It's not some greedy CEO who gets a hard-on from punishing people. It's the gaming media, and so called "fans" who are threatening boycotts and trolling Wii just like they've been doing since 2006. Operation Rainfall is a campaign set up by fans of … Continue reading Operation Rainfall’s biggest challenge