While Princess Toadstool ruled the 80's as one of the most well known female characters and Ms. Pac-Man was, well, a bow add-on to Pac Man, there weren't many fictional women characters in games. Super Mario Bros. 2 allowed you to play as Toadstool and it gave players an idea what each character gameplay and … Continue reading Lara Croft And The Leading Ladies
Mario and Luigi. Those two alone have been on many grand adventures together and solo. Looking past their sales and design, these two have reached a status most games struggle to be known for. In this modern era, one game may put you there. For others, it may take a few titles. For the Mario … Continue reading Reaching That Iconic Level
Life is such a ride to be on. Meeting new people, going on adventures, allowing creativity to speak to you on various levels, and being inspired by the works and beauty you will encounter. In video games, the stories, environment, themes, and more play an important role. It's not just for fun, but it reaches … Continue reading The Beauty Of Video Games: The Art Of The Character
Freewill: Voluntary, Spontaneous I came to learn about freewill in church. It is seen as a simple term and action. You have the freewill to believe in God or not. Check the gate and wrap up production. In life, freewill still applies to that similiar logic. We have the freewill to do things, but we … Continue reading The Fascination Of Freewill
After multiple delays and years of development, Studio Japan's The Last Guardian arrived at the beginning of December in 2016. Seeing E3's presentation of the game, many players were still invested while others have moved on from waiting for this gorgeous title. The question most people ponder isn't "was it worth the wait" but more … Continue reading Review – The Last Guardian
Just admit it. You really don't care about God Of War's narrative. Really? When have players been invested in stories or storylines in the action/adventure genre? The love of God Of War are mostly for the combat, graphics and detailed environment, and maybe some voice acting. Also, Kratos saying boy. I have seen many older … Continue reading Now They Care About Narrative?
When we play a new IP (Intellectual Property), we tend to find what this new endeavor has to offer. From characters, voice acting or written dialogue, to level design and music, we wonder what we are playing and if we will get into it. Most times, we look for the familiarity of it all. When a … Continue reading Comparing Originality
You know what? M-Rated games and other violent art and media are the cause of Mass Shootings here. They perfectly explain why and how these games are used to make the criminal a professional killer. Low and Behold, the politicians have solved the question of why they keep happening. So with that logic presented, why … Continue reading Alright, Let’s Go With Your Logic
Allege: To assert without proof Fact: something that actually exists; reality; truth, something known to exist or to have to happen A couple of months ago, reports of alleged sexual misconduct, were running rampant across the media. To this very day, it is still happening and no matter how it is viewed, it will continue … Continue reading Alleged and Fact Aren’t The New Cause And Effect
As players enjoy Cuphead, Nex Machina, Pulstar, or any shooter at this time, the bullet hell, watch the screen, multitasking shmup genre has had a revolution of sorts in today's industry. Mixing RPG elements with Smash TV or studying the important design of Mega Man X, testing your simple skill in a challenging way has … Continue reading Totally Destroying The Heart!!!!
I've been done with Destiny 2 for about a month or so and although I enjoyed it, I have come to a realization that the series is done. It has nothing to see or offer. Console owners are left with limited options and PC players are spinning the wheel to see if they are even … Continue reading Should Destiny Hang It Up As A Series?
A console survives not only on its software but they availability of the console. As weird as it sounds, it's something most don't approach on the longevity of that console. As the NES Mini isn't technically a console, its shortened time affected on what many would have willing to buy at the price consistently. With the Super NES … Continue reading Can A Title Still Change A Platform’s Performance
Another year, another bad game has come upon us. In a year of high-quality Game Of The Year titles, there’s been some trash that has befallen upon us. One of those is the mind numbing and lack of creativity open world game, Ghost Recon: Wildlands. This train wreck from that C average, our games look … Continue reading Review A Bad Game Day 17′: Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands
Available Now on PC and Playstation 4 Publish and Developed by Spearhead Games 1-Player Action Role Playing The Legend Of Zelda has proven throughout time that top-down views make some of the best titles out there. No matter how many screens you're scrolling or if everything is connected in one place, you'll explore imaginary worlds, … Continue reading Review – Stories: The Path Of Destinies
Alex Mauer got desperate. In fact, she's still desperate. The story behind all this insanity that has happened is over a contract dispute. She signed a work for higher with Imagos Software to do music for their game Starmazer DSP. As it goes, the music she makes will be owned by Imagos Software and she will … Continue reading When The Hurt Affects The Culture
E3 2017 has come and gone and a lot that was shown blew a lot of our minds. The marvelous content that will grace our screens in coming months and what we can expect next year didn't disappoint. First and third party, for me, each carried games that are must own day one product (with Nintendo … Continue reading My Games Of E3 2017
As mention on Nintendo Pow Block, these are the snacks I am having for E3 Tostitos Lime Chips and Salsa Minute Maid Fruit Punch Jolly Rancher Pop Tarts Ice Cream Nutter Butter Bites Red Baron Supreme Pizza Motts Cinnamon Applesauce That's my list and might pick up some more. Let me know what snacks you … Continue reading Eddie V’s Snacktastic List
Development Hell is something most companies hate to go through. Budgets can be lost or reduced. Work can be sped up which affects the quality. Project deals can fall through sometimes and other problematic and troublesome situations pop up. For developer Tequila Works, their latest title Rime, had their own share of development hell. Being pass … Continue reading Review – Rime
The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild A monumental title that has not only evolved its own series but changed a complete genre. Nintendo took a risk and the payoff goes well beyond sales. It even goes beyond system seller. For all it is doing for the industry and 2017, it has changed views … Continue reading Legends Never Die Because Their Busy Bringing In New Life
In the age of remakes and remasters, developer Lizardcube and publisher DotEmu Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap, is freshly paint Sega Master System game done right. With its Sunday comics art style, jaunty soundtrack, and challenging platforming, Lizardcube nailed down all the parts with improvements of the 1989 Wonderboy III: The Dragon's Trap. As eye-catching … Continue reading Review – Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap