Nathan vs Video Games: Week in Review for 1/15/2012

Welcome to "Week in Review," where I summarize what went down this last week on Nathan Vs. Video Games, my attempt to review every single game I've ever played. Yeah. It's gonna take a while (especially since I'm still playing games currently).

I started off by trying to just do one game a day, but soon realized that would mean I'd be somewhere around the age of 50 by the time I finished. So now I'm doing two a day, with the possibility of speeding it up once I finish with the current novel I'm writing. I'm going to try and do one retro game and one modern game a day, though I make no promises to me following this system with exactness.

This week I reviewed 16 games, putting the total reviewed at 21. Not a bad start, all things considered.

Here are the links to these reviews with my blurb scores following.

Viking: Battle for Asgard - 2 / 5 Stars

Rayman: Origins - 5 / 5 Stars

Limbo - 4 / 5 Stars

3-D World Runner - 4 / 5 Stars

Lost Odyssey - 4 / 5 Stars

Legendary Wings - 4 / 5 Stars

The Binding of Isaac - 5 / 5 Stars

Parasite Eve - 4 / 5 Stars

Metro 2033 - 3 / 5 Stars

Protect Me Knight - 5 / 5 Stars

Resident Evil 5 - 3 / 5 Stars

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock - 1 / 5 Stars

PowerGig: Rise of the SixString - 0 / 5 Stars

The Rise of the Argonauts - 4 / 5 Stars

To The Moon - 3 / 5 Stars

Dead Space - 5 / 5 Stars

So far I've been mostly reviewing either Xbox 360 or PC games, which makes sense since those are probably the systems I've played the most on (except I should probably add the PS2 and SNES as close runners-up). This week I will try to get more SNES and PS2 reviews for you, with plans for Earthworm Jim, Persona 3: FES, and others already in the works.

Also expect a massive review of Nier one of these days, though it might get an entire day to itself considering how long it will end up being.

Thanks for reading, and please share! I might also try to compile a list of every game I plan to review for next week (hint: it'll be massive) so I can directly tick off reviews and you can watch my slow progress to the end.

Have a great week!

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6 Comments
Posted by theuselessgod

Welcome to "Week in Review," where I summarize what went down this last week on Nathan Vs. Video Games, my attempt to review every single game I've ever played. Yeah. It's gonna take a while (especially since I'm still playing games currently).

I started off by trying to just do one game a day, but soon realized that would mean I'd be somewhere around the age of 50 by the time I finished. So now I'm doing two a day, with the possibility of speeding it up once I finish with the current novel I'm writing. I'm going to try and do one retro game and one modern game a day, though I make no promises to me following this system with exactness.

This week I reviewed 16 games, putting the total reviewed at 21. Not a bad start, all things considered.

Here are the links to these reviews with my blurb scores following.

Viking: Battle for Asgard - 2 / 5 Stars

Rayman: Origins - 5 / 5 Stars

Limbo - 4 / 5 Stars

3-D World Runner - 4 / 5 Stars

Lost Odyssey - 4 / 5 Stars

Legendary Wings - 4 / 5 Stars

The Binding of Isaac - 5 / 5 Stars

Parasite Eve - 4 / 5 Stars

Metro 2033 - 3 / 5 Stars

Protect Me Knight - 5 / 5 Stars

Resident Evil 5 - 3 / 5 Stars

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock - 1 / 5 Stars

PowerGig: Rise of the SixString - 0 / 5 Stars

The Rise of the Argonauts - 4 / 5 Stars

To The Moon - 3 / 5 Stars

Dead Space - 5 / 5 Stars

So far I've been mostly reviewing either Xbox 360 or PC games, which makes sense since those are probably the systems I've played the most on (except I should probably add the PS2 and SNES as close runners-up). This week I will try to get more SNES and PS2 reviews for you, with plans for Earthworm Jim, Persona 3: FES, and others already in the works.

Also expect a massive review of Nier one of these days, though it might get an entire day to itself considering how long it will end up being.

Thanks for reading, and please share! I might also try to compile a list of every game I plan to review for next week (hint: it'll be massive) so I can directly tick off reviews and you can watch my slow progress to the end.

Have a great week!

Posted by bassman2112

That's a lot of work, dude - thanks for all of that! I'm about halfway through the list; but just wanted to say it's all appreciated haha, enjoying your style of writing a lot =)

Looking forward to reading the Powergig one haha - I've never actually known someone personally who's ever played it.... Or seen it in a store....

Posted by theuselessgod

Thank you very much! I'm doing it mostly for my own pleasure, but it's always good to see that other people are enjoying them as well. :)

Posted by ImmortalSaiyan

I would love to read a review of Nier from someone who loves it. There is a group that love that game, i'm curious why. I don't dislike it, I thought it was unique and the music is beautiful but some of the praise that gets thrown at it is sounds hyperbolic. For instance I skimmed your Lost Odyssey review and you implied that Nier has the best characters of any JRPG. I want to hear you explain that.

Posted by Still_I_Cry

I loathed Rise of the Argonauts.

Maybe I should give it another shot.

Posted by theuselessgod

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

I would love to read a review of Nier from someone who loves it. There is a group that love that game, i'm curious why. I don't dislike it, I thought it was unique and the music is beautiful but some of the praise that gets thrown at it is sounds hyperbolic. For instance I skimmed your Lost Odyssey review and you implied that Nier has the best characters of any JRPG. I want to hear you explain that.

I'm sure I'll get around to it sometime. I've been sitting on my hands because it's difficult to explain exactly why I love the game so much without sounding contrived, so once I figure that out I'll write the review.

@Still_I_Cry said:

I loathed Rise of the Argonauts.

Maybe I should give it another shot.

It has a lot of problems, but if you are in the right mood it can really stick with you. I was really hoping they'd make a second game that fixed all the problems, took a few more hints from the Mass Effect games, and just generally learned from their mistakes. But that's probably never going to happen. It also is a "better" game when you only paid $5 for it. :P