Nathan vs Video Games: Week in Review for 3/11/2012

We celebrated this week by reviewing a batch of my favorite games, and got through a decent amount of them with some atrociously long-winded reviews. I also caught up on my two longest-standing requests, so hooray for that.

10 reviews this week, with us crossing 100 to hit 102 total! Nice! For a month and a half of doing this, that ain't that bad. I hope you all have enjoyed reading my reviews as much as I've enjoyed writing them.

We are killing sacred cows this upcoming week, with the theme being Overrated Games week. Keep in mind: just because I say these games are overrated doesn't mean I hate them. It's just games I feel get way too much appreciation when they really are just average or above-average games. From the header picture you can probably guess who will be the star this week, but don't worry...I'm going to rip up some more favorites than you even know. I'm actually pretty excited about one of them.

Again, this is my blog, so keep in mind all my views are subjective. You've probably figured out my taste in games by this point (especially based on this last week being a lot of my favorite games, though I didn't get to the Portal games or Enslaved or Katamari Damacy or Resident Evil 4) so if you have a problem with a review please think it over before bashing me via email or in the comments. I'm more than willing to discuss views on games in a rational manner: I get that some games just don't click with me like they do with others. But we can at least be civil. No more hate mail, guys.

Now that I'm done complaining, let's give a rundown of this week's massive review-a-thon.

Nier - 5 / 5 Stars

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time - 5 / 5 Stars

Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the Seven Stars - 5 / 5 Stars

Braid - 5 / 5 Stars

The Incredible Machine 2 - 5 / 5 Stars

Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos - 4 / 5 Stars

Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne - 5 / 5 Stars

Final Fantasy VI - 5 / 5 Stars (Review #100!)

Super Mario Bros 2 - 5 / 5 Stars

Saints Row: The Third - 5 / 5 Stars

See all you cats this week!

3 Comments
3 Comments
Posted by theuselessgod

We celebrated this week by reviewing a batch of my favorite games, and got through a decent amount of them with some atrociously long-winded reviews. I also caught up on my two longest-standing requests, so hooray for that.

10 reviews this week, with us crossing 100 to hit 102 total! Nice! For a month and a half of doing this, that ain't that bad. I hope you all have enjoyed reading my reviews as much as I've enjoyed writing them.

We are killing sacred cows this upcoming week, with the theme being Overrated Games week. Keep in mind: just because I say these games are overrated doesn't mean I hate them. It's just games I feel get way too much appreciation when they really are just average or above-average games. From the header picture you can probably guess who will be the star this week, but don't worry...I'm going to rip up some more favorites than you even know. I'm actually pretty excited about one of them.

Again, this is my blog, so keep in mind all my views are subjective. You've probably figured out my taste in games by this point (especially based on this last week being a lot of my favorite games, though I didn't get to the Portal games or Enslaved or Katamari Damacy or Resident Evil 4) so if you have a problem with a review please think it over before bashing me via email or in the comments. I'm more than willing to discuss views on games in a rational manner: I get that some games just don't click with me like they do with others. But we can at least be civil. No more hate mail, guys.

Now that I'm done complaining, let's give a rundown of this week's massive review-a-thon.

Nier - 5 / 5 Stars

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time - 5 / 5 Stars

Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the Seven Stars - 5 / 5 Stars

Braid - 5 / 5 Stars

The Incredible Machine 2 - 5 / 5 Stars

Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos - 4 / 5 Stars

Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne - 5 / 5 Stars

Final Fantasy VI - 5 / 5 Stars (Review #100!)

Super Mario Bros 2 - 5 / 5 Stars

Saints Row: The Third - 5 / 5 Stars

See all you cats this week!

Posted by Xeiphyer

I'm curious how many games you've reviewed have received 5 stars, kinda makes a rating system perfect if you give out top marks to everything. =P
 
Also Warcraft 3 deserves 5 stars! Boo!

Posted by theuselessgod

@Xeiphyer: Lol, last week had a lot because I reviewed my favorites. Trust me: next week will see a more balanced batch of reviews. According to GB my average star-giving-ness is 3, so I guess I'm ok for now.

I also don't give half stars, only full stars, so that changes stuff too.

I love Warcraft 3! But I feel like, looking back, the expansion was much better. It's a weird thing to review, as the game rocks, but as it stands I hardly boot up Reign of Chaos anymore and so I docked a star for that.