Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3: V Generation - PS Vita Review

The latest Hyperdimension game for the Vita makes the most of the handheld and series

Sylvio - PC Review

There is plenty of tension to be had in this title, despite some curious design choices

Audiosurf 2 - PC Review

A bit less polish than the prior version, but more options provide greater variety

Horizon Shift - PC Review

Bright, colorful and full of variety, Horizon shift is simply a lot of fun

Big Pharma - PC Preview

A fun simulation game with some social commentary to share as well

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway - PS3 Review

War is a frequent breeding ground for video games - often too frequently as our friend Jeff opined on his blog Volatile Mode.  It can serve as a grand backdrop for a variety of stories, and that is what this title is - a story about the horrors of war and how it affects those participating it.  This was a game that I did not even know existed, but that my son picked me up for Christmas one year, and I found myself pleasantly surprised by what turns out to be more of a tactical shooter that has more in common with Gears of War than Call of Duty.

Friday, March 2, 2012

New Layout for Chalgyr's Game Room

So, I got bored at lunch, and this is what happens.  Hope you like the new layout - I think the slideshow at the top looks cool (I freely admit I got the idea from Digitally Downloaded and Otaku Gaming's layout) and added a tabbed interface on the right sidebar to make it easier to find things instead of a single very long bar that never ends.  Still going with light on dark - not everyone's favorite but just a style I've been using for things like my MUD and personal websites for about 15 years now.  I tried going dark text on lighter background - just didn't feel like 'me'. :)

Let me know if you have any suggestions, any items that just really annoy you, some things you like.  I'm toying with the idea of changing my header quite a bit.  I'm definitely curious what people think.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Record of Agarest War 2 release info

The Story:
One day, the world was enveloped by a mysterious blinding light. The destruction it caused was terrible, even as the light itself was sublime in its beauty, and it made those who witnessed the awesome display think of the unrestrained rage and fury of the divine.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Handful of gaming thoughts...

Some items I've been posting on Otaku Gaming:

- Is Record of Agarest War 2 North America bound?  According to a stumble-upon I had on Amazon, it may be, but I haven't seen an official announcement yet.  I am pretty excited about this one and emailed Aksys PR to see if they could give me any other info, as I was a fan of the first Agarest War and it was one of my earliest reviewed titles and also the subject of a re-review by me.

- Persona 4 Arena has been announced for North America as well.  I only ever played the first Persona for the PlayStation years ago, but I really liked it - it struck a very positive note with me and I've been eying the titles for PSP for awhile now, so this caught my eye also.

- I really liked Final Fantasy XIII - I scored it well on my review on the site earlier, and I've been enjoying the sequel.  There's some new info about an upcoming episode to Final Fantasy XIII-2 courtesy of DLC.

- And last but not least, I've talked about my RPG Maker XP project, Summoner on here in the past (I was actually just prodding at that again on Saturday.  Still don't know if I'll ever finish it or not.  If I do, I will likely have to make several sacrifices because I just had too large of a plan for the game for my time to allow it).  That said, RPG Maker VX Ace has a release date and pricing.

Any of these articles of interest to you?  Do you like/dislike/feel indifferent about when I link to another site or blog like this to show details on the articles?  Let me know your thoughts on this - or any of the above - here or at Otaku Gaming.