htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary - PS Vita Review

Frustrating controls get in the way oof what is otherwise an attractive adventure

Agarest: Generations of War 2 - PC Review

A fitting follow-up to the excellent SRPG series

Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart - Vita Review

This would be a solid strategy on its own - but we get Noire and the Hyperdimension girls to boot!

Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late - PS3 Review

A stylish fighter with plenty of substance

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy+ - 3DS Review

The gameplay is where this title shines bright in the sky

Friday, August 24, 2012

Rage of Bahamut - iPhone Review

Recently, I mentioned getting an iPhone - which was sorely needed since my old phone was dropping calls and the touch screen stopped responding to... well... touch.  That seemed problematic.

Of course, one of the things I was most excited about was getting some portable games to lay on my iPhone while out and about too.  I have gotten a chance to play several of late, and I plan to toss out some quick reviews on them here and there.  The first one I want to write about? 

Rage or Bahamut

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Farewell, Nintendo Power

I was going to hit you all with a roughly two week stream of straight up Street Fighter, but then I saw the Nintendo Power announcement and felt the need to write something up sooner rather than later.

I have been playing video games for a long time.  A loooong time, it seems.  Still, when I got my first NES, it was as though a whole new world of video gaming adventures was being put in front of me.  The kinds of games that came out had a depth to them that was missing in my games played before that.  With my NES I got a subscription to Nintendo Power, which I kept active for a few years.  The earliest issues were certainly my most memorable though.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix - PSN & Xbox Live Review

This is going to be the first of a few Street Fighter reviews. I purchased this on Xbox Live quite some time ago, but had a chance to pick it up for free on PlayStation Network as well.  Having played both versions, there is almost no difference between them except the controllers and the fact that PSN is free.  The original Street Fighter II came out a very long time ago, and the title of this game cracks me up because I actively experienced the various iterations of Street Fighter II with its various Turbo, Super, Championship Edition remakes.

Monday, August 20, 2012

How about some Street Fighter?

Uh-oh.  Yup, I'm at it again.  It's getting on toward fall, and with it a change in my color scheme and soon my banner.  I will likely run with this one until it starts to snow, and then I'll go to a lighter theme I already laid out.  Personally though - this white on black is my favorite.

I hope you do not mind if I have a few posts themed on Street Fighter coming up over the next week or two?

I was playing Street Fighter III on the PlayStation Network and then later, Street Fighter IV for my 3DS.  My son does not particularly like the Street Fighter games.  In general he is not much of a fighting game fan, but he did enjoy the Dead or Alive Dimensions game for the 3DS, but he gave up on Street Fighter IV very quickly.  He just does not see what I do in them.  I have been a huge Street Fighter fan since II hit the arcade scene.

This thing ate a lot of my quarters