The video game industry has this issue right now where a lot of video game journalists and reviewers aren’t actually gamers. This leads to coverage and reviews that don’t really make sense from a gamer’s perspective. We’re starting to see a lot of reviews criticizing a game for doing things that games SHOULD do, and in the same breath praising another for being a bad semi-interactive movie.
One of the most recent cases of that was “professional” reviews for the great Wonderful 101, where the reviewers would remove points from the game’s score solely because they’re not willing to learn how to play it and they blamed the game for their own incompetence (this is from people who couldn’t draw a straight line… you know, which just requires holding a control stick in any direction for a moment).
This seems to be the case with the blue blur’s latest opus, strangely enough. Yes, if you’re looking for a positive review of Sonic Lost World, here it is, the only one on all of the internet apparently.
I’m always a bit wary when it comes to Sonic, as is everyone else (well, except for the big fanboys who thought Black Knight and Unleashed were good). We’ve been burned quite a few times since the Genesis days, so even if the game looks good, you have to lower your expectations because they might end up being total shit. But Sonic Lost World was getting REALLY positive previews all over the place, and non-journalists who got to play it really loved it too, and it just looked really fun in videos, so I really hoped they weren’t screwing this one up.
Let’s see how it ended up living up to those hopes.
Console, Games, impressions, Review, Wii U
This was an impulse buy, I figured I’d try it out since it’s a budget title. The trailers looked interesting enough, and some of the basic concepts really reminded me of the Genesis classic Dynamite Headdy.
So… is it good? Read on and find out!
Console, Games, impressions, ps3, Review
I’ve been playing Pokemon since the day the Red/Blue came out in America in 1998, but was a fan for about a year before just because of all the hype it was getting. To this day Red/Blue is the only game where I caught ‘em all legitimately (minus Mew, there were never any events that I knew of to get it here, so I gamesharked that one), and Silver/Gold is the last one I played all the way through to the end (I don’t think I beat the Elite 4 in any other up until Y). I’ve always been a fan of the series, and it’s one that just keeps refining its formula over time.
So this is the new generation of Pokemon, and the hype was pretty high. I’ll just make this a quick little post, since I think by now everyone knows if the game is good or bad anyways.
…So let’s go!
3DS, Games, Handheld, impressions, Review
Well, that’s that, the best games of the 7th gen! Here’s quick links to all the posts.
7th Generation Send-off: Badass multiplatform games
7th Generation Send-off: Badass exclusive games
7th Generation Send-off: Badass downloadable games
7th Generation Send-off: Badass handheld games
Console, ds, Games, Handheld, impressions, Opinion, PC, ps3, psp, Random, Retrospective, Review, wii, xbox 360
Handhelds are always a very large portion of the gaming industry. This is shown largely by the DS being the second highest-selling gaming console of all time (and the Game Boy not far behind in third place), and right now the 3DS always outselling everything.
This is the final installment of this series of posts about the best 7th gen games, and there’s still quite a few good games left to mention.
Let’s do this!
Note: No particular order
Console, ds, Games, Handheld, import, impressions, Nintendo, Opinion, psp, Retrospective
I ignored these for the 2 previous posts, because they’re a pretty new thing for consoles and deserve a list of their own this time… and those posts were long enough as they were. This includes games that are downloadable-only, so generally games in the 10-20$ range that aren’t available at retail.
Note: No particular order
Console, Games, impressions, Must-Haves, PC, ps3, PSN, Retrospective, Virtual Console, wii, XBLA, xbox 360
Well, after ditching that crappy old hosting, I can get back to posting these… So let’s go on! I’ll post the rest this week so I can post everything else in the backlog (which isn’t too much).
I LOVE exclusive games. They’re what makes a console worth owning over the others in the long run, or give incentive to own more than one of the consoles. Before the 7th gen, console fanbases were built on exclusives, but in the 7th gen that didn’t really happen (instead console fanbases were built on people hating the other console for literally no reason at all). Getting a 360 got you basically the same game library as the PS3, and vice versa, so there was little reason to get both (which, again, I did, twice).
While 7th gen consoles were a bit lacking in this respect, there’s still some great stuff here. So I’ll go through what I think are the top-notch exclusives of the generation.
And no, I’m not a complete braindead moron who thinks that a game being on PC and 360 means they’re 360 exclusive. Come on! And I’m skipping PC because… I’m lazy, yay!
Note: No particular order
Console, Games, import, impressions, Must-Haves, ps3, Retrospective, wii, xbox 360
Okay, late because of hosting issues, but that’s the end of that. So November. Should be a slightly interesting month.
So what’s coming out this month? Well, nothing of MASSIVE importance, just 2 consoles with dismal launch libraries, and a couple other games.
So let’s check it out.
Well our previous hosting company was total crap (see: Host1Plus), so I got new hosting and I can finally catch up on posts.
So I can finally finish posting my lists of awesome 7th gen games, and I have something like 3 reviews in the backlog and
*Post late because host1free/host1plus refuse to give proper customer service… anyways, on with the posts, finally*
One thing that was a disappointment about the seventh generation was that most games worth playing were multiplatform. If you owned a 360, PS3 or PC, you could play almost everything that came out, so owning multiple platforms was nearly pointless unlike previous gens. It would have been nice to see more good console exclusives. That said, we got lots of great multiplats this gen.
Since there’s so many games I want to talk about in general, I’m making several posts for this. I’ll try to not linger too much on any of the games, there’s a lot to talk about after all. Since there’s a lot of games in here, there are some I’ll just list at the bottom.
The next post will be about console exclusives.
Note: There’s no particular order.
Console, Games, Games of the Year, impressions, PC, ps3, Rant, Retrospective, wii, xbox 360