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

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Top 15 Biggest Troll Enemies

 The idea behind this list is to look at regular enemies rather than bosses; I feel like bosses get plenty of lists and mentions, yet regular enemies go largely unsung. What are the most difficult/annoying regular enemies I've ever faced in games? That's the subject of today's list, so let's have at it. I give you...the Top 15 Biggest Troll Enemies.


Saturday, July 8, 2017

Tetris Attack Playthrough

Wild Arms 3 Part 3 is on the way! In the meantime, check out my impromptu playthrough of Tetris Attack. This game meant a lot to me as a kid, and got me interested in a way no other puzzle game managed to back then.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Wild Arms 3 (Playstation 2, 2002)

Back in 1999/2000, I was really into the original Wild Arms. It was one of many rad games that we got during the golden age of PlayStation 1 RPGs. For some reason it took me months to finish the game, and the release week for Wild Arms 2 happened to be right after I did. Completely coincidental, as I didn't even know a sequel was in development. That was pretty awesome, one of my many good gaming memories from the era. A couple rentals later and I finished Wild Arms 2, which I thought was even better than the original.

For some reason I never checked out further games in the series, but Wild Arms 3 was always on my radar. Lately I've been wanting to play an early-00's era RPG that I've never played before, and this one made the most sense. It now has a PlayStation 4 re-release with trophies and improved resolution that one can get for about the price of the original PS2 version, so it's a better time than ever to check out Wild Arms 3. Since this is my first time playing it, it'll be interesting to see how I react to it fifteen years after the initial release.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Metroid 2: Return of Samus (Game Boy, 1991)

This was the second game I ever owned (after Kirby's Dream Land). And now it has an unofficial remake out plus an official remake in the works. This makes me happy, to say the least. Metroid 2 was the first game that really pulled me in and showed me that games could be deeper than what I thought as a kid.