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Something to check out – Video game randomizers

September 23rd, 2017 No comments

So here’s something I got pretty interested in semi-recently. They’re a great way to get back into games you might already love. Part of this for me is watching community-organized tournaments, other part is actually learning these myself. That would be video game randomizers. Take a game, put it into a program, and switch things around. All sorts of things. It gives you a new perspective on how the games are designed and how they can be played.

So yeah, I want to talk about these, specifically the ones I play or have overall good knowledge of. I certainly don’t know all of them, and there’s a lot. Some for modern games, some for classics. But I’m focusing on the classic games that are a bit faster to play through in the first place.

Video game randomizers are fan-made and require ROMs to use them, and I don’t intend on distributing ROMs here and expect anyone who reads this to procure said ROMs legally (which means dumping your own cartridge of the correct version of the game).

So I thought I’d do a quick post about this one thing I like. Let’s go!
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NES Classic Edition – Hardware mini-review

November 12th, 2016 No comments

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Alright, so I have mini-reviewed all the games on this pre-loaded console (I did a few edits after playing this, I note all of them with some specific details). I braved the lines and the cold to get one (okay not really, only a 3 hour wait), so I figured I’d give my thoughts on the actual hardware.

Let’s go! I’ll try to make this quick.

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Categories: Console, Games, impressions, NES, Rant, Review

World of Final Fantasy review

November 9th, 2016 No comments

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So I didn’t really inform myself all that much about this game before getting it. I saw some videos at E3 and screenshots and decided from those that I was slightly more excited for this than Final Fantasy 15. It just seemed more FF-like to me than what I had played of FF15 in both demos (both demos having slightly different gameplay, which means I have no idea what to expect of FF15 at this point). The stack thing seemed weird, but whatever, looked fun.

Read on and see if it’s good!

(this ended up being a much longer review than I was expecting… bolded some parts in the gameplay section for easier reading)

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NES Classic Edition – 30 games mini-review

November 7th, 2016 No comments

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So the NES Classic mini console is about to come out, and just for fun I figure… Why not review each of the 30 games in it, and see if it’s a worthwhile buy?

Since I own all but 2 of these games on the NES and have played almost all of them to a decent extent, why not review them now? Might help people who aren’t familiar with the NES see if they’re interested in any of this!

So 30 super-mini-reviews. Let’s a go. (at the end of all the mini-reviews, a list of the games I’d remove from this, and what I’d replace them with)

(random note: you know what would be REALLY cool? If the console came with reproductions of the game manuals, printed out in the classic style)

NOTE: This is not a review of the actual console. I do not have it and probably never will, with my luck.
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Final Fantasy XIV release details

June 30th, 2010 5 comments

Square-Enix sent out a press release today concerning Final Fantasy XIV.

Here’s some of the relevant information on it:

PC version:

  • International release date: September 30th 2010 (Collector’s will get it 8 days early, the 22nd)
  • Two SKU, Regular ($49.99 SRP) and Collector’s ($74.99 SRP)
  • Languages: English, French, German and Japanese

PS3 Version:

  • Release date planned for March 2011.
  • Pricing to be announced.

Subscription price:

It will cost $12.99/30 days with an additional price of $3.00 per character ($2.00 more than FFXI).
8 characters maximum per account with each additional retainer at $1.00. (what is a retainer?! see below)

Retainers:

Since most people in FFXI had inventory issues most people would create new characters that would have the sole purpose of behaving as a item mule. A retainer will serve for this purpose. It is a non playable character that you store items on.

PS3 Code from FFXIII:

You can now apparently choose to apply this code to the PC. I’m not sure if this means that people who cashed this code in before will need to wait for PS3. The item you will get from this is called Asuran Armguards. It will enhance the equipped arm or tool.


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Categories: Games, MMO, PC, ps3

Final Fantasy XIV music leaked

December 14th, 2009 2 comments

A few nights ago, the Distant Worlds concert, which is a Final Fantasy music concert for those not in the know, played for the first time music from Final Fantasy XIV.

The first song is for one of the towns and the second one a battle song. Enjoy.

Distant Beliefs, from Final Fantasy XI was my favorite Final Fantasy song and I’m hoping to see a new favorite in XIII or XIV.

Categories: News

DS review – Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days

October 8th, 2009 No comments

I really like Kingdom Hearts. The 2 PS2 titles were really fun to play, despite the kinda simplistic nature of the game and its controls, the story was really good and the crossovers were quite nice. I guess nostalgia has a lot to do with it, since I grew up with older Disney stuff.

The newest addition to the series is a 3D action RPG once again, like the PS2 titles. I was a little bit skeptical, since I wondered how well it could work on the DS.

Is it as fun as the PS2 games, or should Kingdom Hearts remain on consoles more powerful than the DS? Read on and see!
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Categories: ds, Games, Handheld, Review

Final Fantasy XIV – New Information Revealed

August 4th, 2009 1 comment

Give or take a few months, we’re one year away from Square-Enix’s next MMO project, Final Fantasy XIV. A lot of information was released, from what appears to be a magazine scan, Famitsu, most likely. There’s also a translation on Youtube of E3’s Q&As with the FFXIV team.

It’s not the first time we hear about this, no “level” and no “experience points”. Does this mean we’re going to see a grid system similar to FFX? I highly doubt so. The weapons and most likely armors in the game have been referred to be really important. So are we going to see something similar to FFIX? That sounds somewhat likely.  The more you fight with one equipment piece, the more skills you’ll unlock related to that piece. That’d make sense, since there’s no level.

The other thing I’d see working in this way, then, would be if the game was similar in some ways to Monster Hunter.  The E3 trailer was confirmed to be in-game footage, and the Galka-like character attacking a creature connects his weapon to damage it.  So it seems, more skills and less experience grinding will be required.  But at the same time, any Monster Hunter fan will tell you that there’s a lot of grinding to keep you busy in that kind of game too, as you’ll be wanting, most likely, drops from specific monsters to make some new weapons and armors.  Well, that’s all my speculations, nothing proven, really.

After the jump, I’ll cover the magazine scans, which has a lot more interesting information. Read more…

Categories: Games, News, PC, ps3

E3 Round Up!

June 2nd, 2009 2 comments

Well, all has been said and done… The three major conferences of E3 are over. So let’s go over what we saw!

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Games coming out in March 2009

February 16th, 2009 No comments

Another month is quickly passing by, and a new one is upcoming. I’m doing this earlier than I thought I would, but whatever!

Starting on this list I’ll also be including interesting import titles from Japan and Europe as well (for the importers out there).

The multi-platform games are at the bottom of the list.

If you see anything missing from the list, don’t hesitate to tell me in the comments and I’ll try to make this list as up-to-date as possible.

Read on after the link!
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Categories: Console, Games, Preview