Friday, September 21, 2018

Nintendo Power Review #13 - Volume 42

For some reason there's an error in the video in this one, just like the previous video, where you see a still shot for a minute or so. I haven't figured out what the issue is, and re-editing the video just moves this image-pause to a different part of the video. Whatever. At the moment I'm just happy to be able to get these videos online at all.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Nintendo Power Review #12 - Volume 73

Season 2 of the NP reviews continues with Volume 73, as my slow saunter through covering the first 100 issues continues.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Alien Vs. Predator (Super NES, 1993)

Today I'm going to take a quick look at a game that actually features Xenomorphs rather than look-alikes or knockoffs. I also wonder why there aren't more Versus properties like this. There's Robocop Vs Terminator, but why not Terminator Vs. Aliens? Or Robocop Vs Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, the drill sergeant from Full Metal Jacket? The possibilities are endless!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Dragon Quest (iOS/Android, 2014)

Ringing in the arrival of Dragon Quest XI with a GOLEM-SIZED post on the latest remake of the very first Dragon Quest. This Android remake completely redoes the game's dialogue while revamping the graphics to the level of the Super Famicom DQIII remake. In other words, this looks and talks a lot better than the old Super Famicom remake that I covered already. Let's get into it.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Secret of Evermore: Balance Patch Playthrough

This one's all on video, and could potentially be an interesting companion piece to the post series on the game. For this playthrough I used the Balance Patch, which has both positive and negative changes to the gameplay...


Saturday, July 28, 2018

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Wild Arms 3 (Playstation 2, 2002)

Back in 1999/2000, I was really into the original Wild Arms. It was one of what seemed like a hundred rad RPGs that we got during the golden age of the late 90's PlayStation. 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. I started playing this a couple years ago and it's time to finally play the rest.


Friday, June 15, 2018

Nintendo Power Review #10 - Volume 88 (Hot Sauce Challenge II)

In the season finale of the Nintendo Power review series, I take on another series of spicy wings while reading the Nintendo 64 debut issue. More episodes are in the works for later in the Summer.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Super Metroid Speed Run (June 2018)

It's been about a year since the last Super Metroid speedrun, so I figure it's time for another one. This is gonna be good.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

A Journey Through Snow Music (Updated)

Here are my Top 20 Snow Tunes from various games over the years. This was tough to put in some kind of order, as all of these tunes are pretty rad. I mainly just wanted to run through the snowy themes that I've heard over the years and talk about them a bit.

Updated: A trio of new tracks added, now a Top 20 rather than a mere Top 17.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Nintendo Power Review #9 - Volume 10

In this video, I cover the landmark Volume 10 of Nintendo Power. It's a true blast from the past. Also, the Joker is eaten by an adorable cat! Tune in now!


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

WoW: Legion is Radical to the Maximum - Side B

Once the Tomb of Sargeras is cleared, you can see Argus looming in the skies over Azeroth. Really cool stuff here. This is it, the final battle. Soon, it will be the end of the world. ...of Warcraft.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Nintendo Power Review #7 - Volume 46

Back with another NP review video. I like the thumbnail on this one, even though it might have been more appropriate to save for something like the Mario World issue. This was a random choice from the shelf rather than something planned. That's right, this is the first randomly-chosen issue in these reviews. I lucked out, though, because it turned out to be the Dragon Warrior IV issue.

The hard camera was recorded at 1080p, the short close-ups of the issue are 4K. The final overall combined video is 1080p, so the close-ups won't look as good as they could...they'll still look pretty damn good though. One of these days I'll finalize a video at 4K, but only if all of the imagery in it is recorded at 4K so it isn't upscaling or downscaling or doing anything weird. Might try that for the next one.

Tune in next weekend for another review. Other site plans: The final WoW post, a finishing of Wild Arms 3, and a foray into the Mana series.