Sunday, December 17, 2017

Super Empire Strikes Back (Super NES, 1993)

This game is even better than the first. Much like the movie.

Remastered post, now with Nintendo Power scans and added awesomeness.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Friday, December 15, 2017

Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (Nintendo 64, 1996)

The third major N64 game is a fun trip. It's got issues, sure, but it manages to succeed as a game on the strength of the flight levels and a bit of charm. This is a side-story that takes place between Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Shovel Knight, Pt 3 - Finale

And now, the exciting conclusion. This is going to be a test to see how many NES game references I can make in one post, so be warned.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Shovel Knight, Pt 2

The under-sea lair of Treasure Knight looks pretty rad. It reminds me of that underwater reactor place in Final Fantasy VII. Or maybe it was VIII...it had archways and stuff.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Shovel Knight (Everything, 2014)

It's time for A Shovel Knight Thanksgiving: A trio of posts for the weekend. This is a game I've been wanting to cover on here for a while. It's an indy sensation from 2014 that I was a bit late to the party on; didn't get around to it until mid-2016. It has taken me 15 months to get around to doing posts on the game, but one thing is for sure: This is absolutely the kind of game I like covering on here. Let's get to it.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Mega Man Awards (Classic and X Series)

It's TIIIIIME to take another look at the Mega Man series (classic and X) and talk about the best and worst of the saga. Having just played the entirety of the series in the past year, my memory of it is fresh enough to make the tough calls. Let's do this.

Note: I'm including the Game Boy classic series in with the "normal" classic series. Not included: Remakes or spinoffs like Maverick Hunter X, the Legends games, Mega Man Soccer, or Rockman and Forte.


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

9 Games That Were Huge Letdowns

Today I'm going to look at nine games that I had high initial expectations for, expectations that were shattered once I got ahold of them. This is a bit different from my Games I Tapped Out On Midway Through and Games I Didn't Enjoy But Still Finished lists in that, whether I finished these games or not, they didn't live up to the hype in any way.

Note: There are a few "no-brainer" entries that won't be on the list (for instance, No Man's Sky) because I haven't played them. Also, there are some games that very much deserve to be on this list (Fable) but won't because I played them well after release (aka after I knew better than to expect anything). In short, this list is limited to things that I played while the hype was still strong, only to find them to be a huge letdown. Ranked in order of my own personal disappointment. This is entirely subjective, and your mileage may vary. Also, nothing on this list is necessarily a bad game. Some of them might fall into that category, while others might just be things that didn't jive with me personally.


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017

Mega Man X7 (Playstation 2, 2003)

This is debatably the worst game in the X series. I think Mega Man X6 is more of a chore to play, but it's close. My question is...who is that weird robed hologram in the background of the title screen? It doesn't resemble any of the characters in the game.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Mega Man Classic Series Extravaganza

Set aside a few hours and join me for the ultimate smorgasbord of Mega Man classic playthroughs. Also, tune in for the Mega Man X7 post soon...once I finish suffering through it.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Mega Man X5 (Playstation, 2001)

Mega Man X5 is a game that I once considered to be the best game of the X series. ...it isn't. It's far from it. It's also far from the worst, but a number of bone-headed mistakes keep it out of the top tier. Join me as I play the final game in this vaunted seri... what's that? Capcom went behind the series creator's back and made three more after this? Huh. Well, at least they finally wrapped up the storyline with Wily and all that. What? They didn't, and the last two games completely drop the storyline in question? FUUUUUU-
 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Donkey Kong Country 3 Playthrough

Join me for a video speed(ish) run of Donkey Kong Country 3, one of the last major Super NES platformers.


Monday, August 21, 2017

Super Metroid Speed Run (July 2017)

Today on Solar Eclipse Day, it's only fitting that I post my latest Metroid-related speed run. This one was so much fun that I think I might start making speed runs of the game a semi-regular thing just to see how far I can push the timer.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Inappropriate Entrance Themes

Today I'm amassing all of my Inappropriate Entrance Theme videos. The idea behind them is exactly what it sounds like: I'll take entrance video footage for a particular wrestler (or wrestling stable) and set it to (what should be, on paper) completely inappropriate music. Sometimes, the inappropriate music in question ends up being way too appropriate.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Mega Man X4 (Playstation, 1997)

For the first time ever, I cover the X series debut on the original Playstation. This was RAD when it first dropped. Does it stand the test of time? Either way, it's more fun than Mighty No. 9.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017