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Celeste review

February 11th, 2018 No comments


I’m actually really having trouble to even figure out what to say about this game. I finished it over a week ago and I’m not quite sure what to write in a review. Not because it’s bad, that’s very much not the case. But at the same time it’s so… straightforward. So it took me a while to get into writing this review.

There’s not much to say about it pre-release, I saw some videos and thought it looked pretty good. It looked pretty similar to something like Super Meat Boy. So I grabbed it.

Read on! (This will be a fairly short review)

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Games coming out in February 2018

January 28th, 2018 No comments

Well January was pretty quiet gaming-wise, but it does seem like things will speed up a bit soon.

So this month I’m counting: 14 multiplats, 2 PS4 releases, 2 Switch releases and a 3DS release. Nothing really huge here. There’s 2 games I’m getting for sure and a bunch of maybes. We’ll see.

Usual disclaimer: This includes either games I’m interested in, games that may be/become popular and random stuff in-between… Basically anything I feel bears mentioning for any reason. Probably missing stuff because game companies are shit about announcing release dates nowadays (and good at delaying games near release), and I’m not gonna dig through the hundreds of trash indie games that come out on Steam every day to find the one or 2 okay ones that pop up occasionally. So if there’s no/few indie games here, it’s pretty normal.

Also I’m skipping the boatload of indie game ports and third-party ports on Switch that will probably come out. I guess the more noteworthy ones this month would be… Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus and Payday 2? Pac-Man CE2 sucks though.
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Dragon Ball FighterZ impressions

January 27th, 2018 No comments


The moment a Dragon Ball fighting game by Arc System Works was announced I was beyond hyped. Then seeing it in action at E3 a few days later was just amazing. It looked exactly like the anime, I’d say moreso than any other DBZ game. I got into the closed beta some time ago (note: this was literally the last time I used my PS4 before yesterday… that console is so pointless), and I loved it. It was really fun and well-designed.

I’m not buying this game, at least not yet. I never end up playing fighting games that much when I do buy them, and this is another case of me finding the DLC to be excessively expensive, so if I get this at all, it’ll be a GotY edition. However, a friend bought it and came over to play it all evening yesterday, so I figured, since I’m probably never reviewing it, I better talk about it now.

This will be quick impressions rather than a full review. Let’s go.
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Games I won’t review – Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory

January 27th, 2018 No comments

Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory
So 2 years ago Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth came out. It was a pretty fun JRPG where you’d train up Digimon and investigate the mysterious “Eater” creatures that have been messing up the world and mixing up the digital world and the real world.

It wasn’t perfect, I played on normal difficulty and it was too easy most of the time (except literally the final boss, which makes sense) and it was a lot of going through menus to go to different places. But overall a fun game.

So I figured I’d get this new one, I figured it would fix some small things and hey, it’s more Digimon Story, which will always be more interesting than Digimon World (after I made the mistake of buying that one last year).

So instead I’m just not gonna review it, after buying it. Read on and see why!

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Super Meat Boy re-review (Switch Version)

January 20th, 2018 No comments

It finally happened! I’ve been writing reviews here for at least 10 years, and finally a big game dev has recognized me as legitimate gaming press! That’s right. Team Meat, after I filled up a Google Form for reviewers requesting game keys, has decided that my little site is worthy of being approved as a Game Press site worthy of receiving review copies. Maybe I should try to get some from other companies… But in a way I like that almost all the reviews here are for games that I actually spent money on. It keeps me honest unlike… most other reviewers. But getting review copies from time to time is fun too!

So as a result of that, I get to write a review I probably wouldn’t have written otherwise. And this is interesting because I already did review this game 8 years ago… but back then my writing wasn’t very good, and we were experimenting a lot with layout and stuff. In a way this is a re-review, in a way it isn’t. Super Meat Boy is pretty much a classic now, but it’s been a while since I’ve played it, so let’s see how it lives up!

Disclosure: A Switch copy of Super Meat Boy was provided to me for review. Duh.

Let’s go!

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Thoughts on Nintendo Labo

January 18th, 2018 No comments


Nintendo seems to be one of the only gaming companies nowadays to really come out with truly unique, original ideas that no one could ever see coming. Arlo (cool youtuber you should check out if you like Nintendo) calls them the Kings of Left Field, because their announcements tend to be pretty out there. No one expected that Metroid Prime 4 logo, for example. The Switch itself has a lot of elements that are really unexpected, especially in the first year’s game library and lots of surprise releases and games coming out way earlier than anyone thought they would. Sometimes their left-field-ness is a good thing, sometimes it’s a bad thing.

So yesterday Nintendo announced “Nintendo Labo”. It’s being downplayed by people who mindlessly hate Nintendo as “OMG THEY’RE CHARGING SO MUCH FOR JUST CARDBOARD”, which is dumb. It seems the average reaction from non-crazy people is neutral to extremely positive. From what I’ve seen even people who don’t really care about it still think it’s a pretty cool idea.

So I thought I’d give my thoughts, since I know I’m not buying it once it comes out and will never have another occasion to talk about it.

(A lot of this is about the price, surprisingly)

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Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King review

January 18th, 2018 No comments

Blossom Tales The Sleeping King
I missed this when it came out on PC, but the Switch release seemed like a good time to check it out. The Zelda-style of the gameplay seemed pretty interesting, and the few reviews I could find were fairly positive.

So for a quick review let’s check it out!

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Games I won’t review – 2017 leftovers

January 7th, 2018 No comments

So there’s a few indie games from 2017 I recently played and didn’t have time to post full reviews for. So here’s a few in my “Games I won’t review” format.

So today I’m not reviewing: Steamworld Dig 2, Ruiner and Pyre.

Let’s go!

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Games coming out in January 2018

January 1st, 2018 No comments

Alright, I’m done with the 2017-2018 transition posts. They’re the reason this post was late, it would’ve been weird to put it in-between that stuff. I do have a couple other posts I want to write soon, reviews that I didn’t get to writing earlier (and one game I do need to finish before I review it). So I’m trying to keep this up.

So January… Not a lot of note is coming out, but there’s a few cool releases. We have 6 multiplats, 3 PS4 games (I’m pushing here, one’s an import) and a 3DS release. A slow start for the year, but hopefully things will get better as the year goes on.

Usual disclaimer: This includes either games I’m interested in, games that may be/become popular and random stuff in-between… Basically anything I feel bears mentioning for any reason. Probably missing stuff because game companies are shit about announcing release dates nowadays (and good at delaying games near release), and I’m not gonna dig through the hundreds of trash indie games that come out on steam every day to find the one or 2 okay ones that pop up occasionally. So if there’s no/few indie games here, it’s pretty normal.

Also I’m skipping what is likely a bunch of indie game ports on Switch, there’s a few cool ones this month like Furi.

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2018 video game hype!?

December 31st, 2017 No comments

2017 will likely be remembered as one of the top years in gaming, being put alongside other juggernauts likes 1991, 1997/98, 2001 and 2007. So many great games, some of the best examples of several genres, some games that will remain on top of the highest-rated games ever, forever. So how do you follow up a year like 2017? Honestly, I don’t think you can. But hopefully it still tries.

So I figured, now that I posted my GotY post, I would go and talk about my most hyped games of 2018. I’ll make it a top almost-10, because why not. I’ll also include a list of most noteworthy upcoming games, separating them between games I’m personally interested in for whatever reason and games I’m not particularly excited for. I may put some notes next to some of them.

Rules for this post: there are no rules. I will put in games that I’m pretty sure are coming in 2018, though I may get some wrong. I mean, my 2017 list had Scalebound as one of my most hyped games and look where that lead. Know that I am gonna make assumptions here.

So let’s go!

(quick note: this was written before the probably-coming-soon January Nintendo Direct, so if anything cool was announced there that fucks this post up… whatever)
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