NHL 2015 - Xbox One Review

The NHL comes to current gen - but does it do so smoothly?

LittleBigPlanet 3 - PS4 Review

Unfortunately the latest outting underwhelms

Pure Pool - Xbox ONe Review

Pure fun for billiards fans

Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager - PC Review

I surprisingly high amount of depth makes this trip to the moon worthwhile

Tales of Hearts R - PS Vita Review

This update on the RPG from a few years ago has a lot of heart

Friday, December 21, 2012

My favorite games of 2012 that you might not have played

It is easy to find room for the AAA titles like Diablo III, Mass Effect 3 or Black Ops 2. These games sell and in large numbers. Your friends and family pick them up and you game with them. I have a handful of games however, that most people I know just did not play and I thought they deserved some additional attention as 2012 comes to a close.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Dragon Power - Retro Reflections

So I am going to slip this one in before my end of the year posts over the next week and change. I have quite a few more reviews ready to go in January as well, though posting *may* slow down a tad after that - it just depends on how busy real life gets.

So recently, I wrote up a nice big review on Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection for the Sony PlayStation 3. Seeing as this game was a remake, it was only natural that I would have some nostalgia toward Dragon Ball Z games. This is especially true when you consider that Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3 was my favorite Dragon Ball Z game of all-time, and remains so today despite its years.

Funny thing is, this got me looking back even further than the PlayStation 2. My first encounter with the Dragon Ball franchise actually took place way back in 1988 before I knew anything at all about Dragon Ball. This happy accident came in the form of Dragon Power, which released on the NES in North America back in March of that year. This game, along with Joust and Elevator Action was among my very first titles.

It sure doesn't look like Goku...

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Elminage - Win a free copy of this PSP RPG

I recently wrote up a review for Elminage here on the site, which is an old school dungeon crawler RPG for the PSP. If that sort of thing is of interest to you (and really, shouldn't it be? :) ) then pay a visit here to see that review.

Good Old Games is putting on a pretty good sale

We are all about the Digitally Downloaded games here (hence the name of the site, right?) Well Good Old Games has a pretty significant sale going right now they are dubbing their 2012 End of the World DRM-Free Sale. As of this posting, there are about twenty hours left is all.

Elminage Original - PlayStation Portable Review

If asked, I will usually state that RPGs are my favorite gaming genre.  They come in all kinds of flavors, like any other established genre would.  These can range from games where you can affect the story through choices made in the game, such as Dragon Age, or blur the line between action and strategy such as the Fallout and Mass Effect games do, or they can be driven by growing characters and collecting loot like Diablo or many of the older RPG games out there.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Madden 13 - A look back at the season

Happy Monday! So my weekend consisted mostly of Madden and... Guild Wars 2. I just picked that up late Saturday night and played until an incredibly early hour of morning on Sunday when my son promptly took over and created an account. I got to level six and he's sitting up around eleven or twelve. I get the feeling my PC will keep busy over the holidays when school lets out.

After watching an abysmal Lions performance yesterday as the NFL regular season nears its end (just like my fantasy football leagues!), I thought this would be an appropriate time to take a look back at Madden 13 and how it has held up months after my initial review.

When a game first comes out, there is this rush to try and play as much as possible as quickly as possible. This is especially true for those of us who are trying to review the game. Most games I review on here are ones that have been out for some time, but others like Madden I got to right away. I thought it might be interesting to take a look at the 'season that was' so to speak on Madden 13, now that the NFL season is starting to wind down. I have had a lot more time to play the game, and overall I have enjoyed it - but there have been some problems along the way as well.