Disgaea PC Review

The Disgaea series is one that I have already held at least a passing interest in, as it’s art style, humorous sensibilities, grind and growth centered gameplay, and generally playful tone all struck me as things I would love if I gave it a try. With the release of a PC port of the very first game, it seemed like there was no better time to get into the series and, um, I don’t really like it.   Continue reading

Fire Emblem Heroes (2017) Review

fire-emblem-heroes-header-2As Nintendo’s second effort to branch out into mobile game using one of their established IPs, Fire Emblem seems like an incredibly odd choice. While the series saw a rise in popularity after the release of Awakening in early 2013, it is still a very niche franchise for the company, and does not initially seem like the best fit for the platform, as the games are story driven strategy RPGs. In actuality, Fire Emblem Heroes proves to be a surprisingly good fit for the platform, a pretty solid strategy game, and also one of the most engrossing yet frustrating experiences I willingly put myself through in quite a while. Continue reading

Little King’s Story Review

20160811223016_1Little King’s Story is among my favorite Wii games, and while I technically reviewed this game way back when, I generally look upon my writing during that time in a very negative light, and with a PC version recently coming out, I figured it was as good a time as any to revisit this delightful game, and I’m not too surprised by how I feel about it. Continue reading

Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart Review

20160428170204_1This is the fifth Neptunia game I’m reviewing after going over the PC ports of Re;Birth1, Re;Birth2, Re;Birth3, and U, and my expectations for what these games will deliver have been set.  Serviceable gameplay, rampant recycling of the same assets, and a cheesy story peppered with enjoyable characters and a sense of humor that I can’t help but love on some level.  With this being an Strategy RPG spin-off I wasn’t expecting much, and those expectations were met. Continue reading

Transistor Review

wpCZxasIt’s been awhile since I put up a review, due to how I was preoccupied with Neptunia for far longer than I should have, was indecisive about what game I wanted to play next, and had work related shenanigans on top of trying to get a novella’s pre-production done, but that’s a story for another post.  Transistor seemed the most appealing, even though I was pretty indifferent towards Bastion, to the point where I barely remember the title,  but I don’t think that will be the case with Transistor. Continue reading

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Review

xcom-enemy-unknown-7I think I prefer what I originally thought to be XCOM: Enemy Unknown’s development history.  But no, instead of being a quickly made title to revitalize a decade dead brand after the almost complete failure behind another project originally intended to do just that, it was in development in 2008 with money and a 50-60 person team behind it.  I say that because XCOM: Enemy Unknown feels like a small side project that should have been considered a bargain as it released for $40 in a crowded holiday season, but no.  Also, I should probably add that I owned the Xbox 360 version of this game initially, but sold it after I was assimilated into the PC crowd that I was promptly shoved out of as I had brought a controller with me. Continue reading