Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris - PS4 Review

A welcome return to action for Lara Croft

Bladestorm: Nightmare - PS4 Review

An unusual mix of strategy and Warriors games, Bladestorm works more often than not

Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea Review

We readily dive in head-first on this JRPG series

Dragon Ball Xenoverse - PS3 Review

An interesting take on a well-established anime universe

White Knight - PC Review

Excellent writing and unique art cannot fully prop up a game with often poor mechanics

Friday, May 11, 2012

The Elder Scrolls Online - Gaming Thoughts...

I admit that sometimes I am amazed at how angry or worried gamers can get about release announcements.  The excitement I have come to expect, but the apprehension still surprises me at times.  Not that it should - games as media are far more interactive than music, movies or books.  As a result, our level of investment increases as well.  It is a major part of why we play these games - because we become immersed and feel we have a stake in the outcome.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Random blogging thoughts

Nothing special here, just randomly started to tweak my layout a bit today, then decided I hated the idea of doing THAT much re-tweaking.  I went with a new, slightly light-themed banner at the top with more recent games I had been playing.  Then, I thought about trying to change around the blog itself.  Not hugely, but something lighter in color scheme. I started dabbling with images:

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West - Xbox 360 Review

This is more of a light review than the fuller, more technical ones I usually offer.  I am planning to post a few more of these here and there.  Titles that maybe for one reason or another I never got to fully play through because I rented or borrowed them, or got to play them at a friend's house and just never got the full experience and time alone with the game I would normally expect of myself before posting a full review of it.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Capcom Classics Collection Remixed - PSP Review

I am a bit of a sucker for collection games, and they feel right at home for me on a portable unit like the PSP.  I think because they do not need to push any technical limits and tend to play just fine on the system, but they can house quite a few titles as well.  There are a lot of words packed into this game's title, but there are quite a few games as well.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Demon's Souls, Dead or Alive 5, Person 4 Golden and more at Otaku Gaming

Good morning - I hope you all have a nice weekend and survived Monday with flying colors.  The last week was a busy one for me at Otaku Gaming with quite a few screenshots and announcements that I would like to point out.  A bit later on the week, I'll touch on my thoughts on The Elder Scrolls Online on this blog, continue to drop some more reviews on slightly older games and more. 

Also, for those of you new to my blog, I have a links page listed below my banner and a blog roll in the far right tab of the right sidebar here.  There are so many great gaming sites and blogs out here, and when I get a chance I like to call them out in relevant posts, but don't just wait for me to do that.  I realize that not everyone's blog is for everyone, but there are some really interesting reviews, opinions, announcements and more to be found on this collection of sites.  If you are reading this and you don't see your site linked/blog rolled and want me to?  Feel free to drop me a comment in this article or an email at and I'd be more than happy to add you.

Gamers are a community unto themselves and those of us passionate enough about our hobby to share our thoughts through blog posts and comments are yet another community that we should take advantage of. 

Now, then - a recap of my articles on Otaku Gaming last week...

Monday, May 7, 2012

Warlock: Master of the Arcane Trailer - Game Guide

One title that has seen quite a few hits on my site over the last week or so has been Warlock: Master of the Arcane.  I have put up a couple of posts about this game already, and I have spoken to a few people who played and really enjoyed the demo on Steam.

Dark Scavenger - PC Review

I will admit that this was a game I had heard nothing about, despite getting mentioned on Destructoid and winning an honorable mention at an indie games convention.  When our friends at Digitally Downloaded asked me if I wanted to review it, I said sure!  Dark Scavenger is a mesh of genres, with a sort of over-the-top sci-fi story presented in a hybrid point-and-click adventure game with a somewhat more traditional RPG combat system.