Monthly Archives: February 2013

Wartune

Wartune is a flash game that is ostensibly about “epic hybrid turn-based RPG/strategy” but is primarily about clicking on menus to get in-game currency so you can grind faster. It’s a missed opportunity that quite clearly sacrificed quality for money-making … Continue reading

Posted in Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Online Gaming, RPG or thereabouts, Video Gaming | 6 Comments

Dusting Off the Relics

Here’s some junk I wrote a couple of years ago when I was trying to get a job with shoryuken.com. If you thought my current writing sucked enough, you’re in for a treat! Still would like to see more crazy … Continue reading

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The New JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Game Is Going To Own

The New JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Game Is Going To Own A lot of shounen series get turned into video games. It makes sense: they’re both popular and popular with children, have lots of characters and cheap violence that could easily … Continue reading

Posted in Animu, Fighting Games, Video Gaming | 3 Comments

Self-Indulgent Nonsense You Can Safely Ignore

I’m out of town now and posting from a public computer, so this is going to be even shorter than my usual succinct style. But a lame update is better than silence, so please indulge me. I wish I could … Continue reading

Posted in Personal Life, Self-Indulgent Nonsense You Can Safely Ignore, Video Gaming | 2 Comments

Spelunky Owns.

Spelunky Owns. Spelunky, like The Binding of Isaac, isn’t a Roguelike, but it adapts so many elements from that genre that the appellation is understandable. It’s hard, its levels randomly-generated, it has permadeath. But it’s not a turn-based dungeon crawler; … Continue reading

Posted in Platformer, Roguelike, Video Gaming | 2 Comments

DmC – Devil May Cry (The Fifth Symphony)

DmC – Devil May Cry (The Fifth Symphony) DmC is the fifth game in the mostly-excellent Devil May Cry series. 1 and 3 are widely (and correctly) considered the best. I’ve never heard anyone say anything bad about Devil May … Continue reading

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The Binding of Isaac Is a Brilliant Game

The Binding of Isaac Is a Brilliant Game I wrote about The Binding of Isaac previously but my first review was rather insubstantial and had far more Wikipedia links than necessary. I’ve since 99% completed the game after many hours … Continue reading

Posted in Horror, Roguelike, Video Gaming | 1 Comment

A Response to Yahtzee’s “Does Online Multiplayer Always Make Sense?”

A Response to Yahtzee’s “Does Online Multiplayer Always Make Sense?” Yahtzee is one of the few video game reviewers worth looking at. Unlike most, he actually talks about gameplay instead of playing “name that influence” or babbling about the time … Continue reading

Posted in Fighting Games, Online Gaming, Video Gaming | 5 Comments