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Busting does indeed make me feel good once again in the haunted halls of Luigi's Mansion 3. 0

It has been a few years since I played Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon. That experience was fine but it left a bad taste in my mouth compared to how much I enjoyed the first game. Thus my expectations for this one was a bit lower than before. I was glad to see this game managed to overcome the issues of that one. But first lets set the stage by recapping whats going on this time.We start our tale with Luigi's and his pals coming to a luxury hotel that they were invited to as guests. After check in th...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

This is a neat little creepy adventure game that does a few interesting things 0

Going into this game it is fairly obvious what it is just by looking at the game on any storefront. A pixel art horror adventure game. It lives up to that monekor very well. But does it does it do anything worthwhile with it? Let's find out by first summing up what your getting into first.You'll meet a variety of characters on Luzia's adventure. Some help others aren't quite on her side. All is not well in the house of a little girl named Luzia. Turns out her sister has been turned into some ki...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A haunting fairy tale story that'll make you want to play through it just to see how it concludes 0

I’ve always been curious about Niponichi’s series of mini puzzle games they’ve put out over the years. They’ve kept putting them out since the first one The Firefly’s Diary. Yet I haven’t really touched them till this latest release. This set of games seems to focused on 2D puzzle solving with some light fairy tale like story in between gameplay sections. But the story was what got me to check this one out which I will now recap.Along the way to getting the P...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Breath Of Fire wants the player to finish it thus it's a much easier game to breeze through than most JRPG's 4

I haven’t put my time toward beating a JRPG in quite a while. Yet something awoke inside of me when the SNES games came out on Switch. I’ve been playing through most of them and since BoF was apart of the set I ended up playing through it. Mostly thanks to how lighthearted it felt difficulty wise since I’ve never been hyped to lose a long battle in an RPG ever. That also carries over to the storyline that may not do anything super interesting yet it does take you to a variety ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

A X-men brawler that does what it does best while keeping the difficulty fairer than most games from this era 0

Compared to last week I’m revisiting a game that I remember fondly. Unsure if I ever finished it till today. This time we are following Capcom and their solid track record of pretty good licensed games that they made on the NES and SNES. No Spider-Man this time but the X-Men are here to take down evildoers.The reviled mutant Apocalypse has taken over the island of Genosha. From there he plans on ruling over the world. Yet Professor Xavier and his band of X-men show up to stop him. Each of...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

I can see a good game here yet it is full of annoying design decisions that make it real hard to enjoy it. 0

While organizing my older consoles this weekend I noticed I pulled out this game the last time I had my SNES out for some reason. LJN published games aren't known for quality after all. But I had some strange urge to try my best to make my way through this game. While I didn’t succeed I did come out the other end seeing a bit clearer at the good and bad aspects of this game.At first when booting up the game it appears like some effort went into this with a little comic book page laying ou...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Jumping Flash is a dated yet still good 3D Platfomer 0

After picking up a PSClassic recently I thought it would be a good excuse for me to replay and review some games that could be hard to go back to. Might as well start off with a game I look fondly back on. Jumping Flash stars a robot rabbit named Robbit who is the last hope in the galaxy to stop Baron Aloha’s evil plans. Which is just a silly excuse to make some weird stuff and fit the fact each world is just a bunch of floating platforms. This also leads us into how it looks.Each world i...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Shenmue II improves on some aspects of the first game. Yet falls into other traps that make it mediocre once again. 0

Now instead of going back to a game I remember fondly we are heading back to the one I never finished. Sure that was half thanks to my Xbox disc drive starting to break but it also didn’t pull me in like the first one did. Playing them one after another does show the ways in which this one improved on first while also noting how they made some things worse. But in case your coming to this without reading my first review let me give a brief synopsis of Ryo’s journey.The voice acting ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

What this game managed to do on the Dreamcast was very impressive. Now does all that ambition turn into a fun game? 3

Going back to this game really shows off how much it expected players to take their time. Spend some time just improving moves and exploring the small town they handcrafted with a bunch of details. Sure it has a Virtua Fighter like combat system but you’ll barely even get to use it till the final section of the game. Most of what you end up doing is just talking to NPC's. When it was first released that was amazing yet looking at it now it sounds & looks dated. But first let me go ove...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

This game achieved what it was trying to do. A solid adventure through time and space. 0

Once the game boots up we start to learn about Lunais and her destiny as a Timespinner. It seems her clan has been hunted for years by a mad king that wants their time powers for himself. This day has come once again and our protagonist is the latest to go back in time to rewrite history. Yet things go wrong and now she is stuck in future on the planet of the ruler she now despises. Only by reforging the spinner and going back and forth in time will she find the future she seeks.How can you not...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Cross Code does a good job of melding puzzle elements with a action RPG while still telling a compelling story 0

Something about a single player RPG pretending to be a MMORPG has always been interesting to me. Trying to emulate such a huge thing seems almost impossible. Most games like this end up being really repetitive thanks to the fighting system being pretty forgettable. Yet for this game it manages to sidestep that problem a bit by making the gameplay more than just endless monster fights. But I am getting ahead of myself a little bit. Let me do a quick recap of what’s going on the world of Cr...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Shadowrun has a great world with a lot of gameplay choices that could easily hinder any enjoyment a player might find. 0

Early fortes into mixing a standard turn-based RPG into something a bit more action based always had my interest more than the rest. It would soon become clear that I preferred this style of game over a standard JRPG. This version of Shadowrun does that and keeps another important thing I like a fairly linear narrative. Like many games I seem to play it stars a hero who has lost his memory.It doesn't take long for things to take a interesting turn.Waking up in the morgue was the last place Jake...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

It's rare for a rhythm game to keep me hooked even after playing all the songs yet Cytus II managed to do that. 0

As a fan of this developers previous games I jumped on the offer to pick this up for free from the google app store last week. While the music used to be the main draw it seems like some rhythm games have tried to insert some narrative between bouts of musical mayhem. VOEZ, a previous game by this developer tried this and failed. Requiring the player to be a expert of the toughest difficulty was just dumb and that lead to me putting that game down sooner. Turns out they learned from that mistak...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

As a fighting game this is a really good one. Yet the grinding required to get some cosmetics is a bit to much. 0

After skipping over MKX I’ve decided to return to the earthrealm once again with the release of MK11. Nothing about the previous game caught my eye at all. Which isn’t true this time. As for what is going on in the realms of this story it is quite simple. Raiden has gone all emo dark on everyone. This prompts a unknown god of time named Konika to set a plan into motion to erase all of time and remold it into a universe without Raiden. Thus our heroes band together to stop her in a v...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

BM Zero 2 takes the base of what they did with the remake and just makes a new game out of that 0

Inti Creates is back with a sequel to a remake that has a title that no longer makes any sense at all. I enjoyed the first game a lot. It had some serious backtracking issues. Hopefully that gets fixed in this one. From the last game Jason just saved the Earth from the mutant threat. Unfortunately his companion Eve was infected by the mutant virus and their new goal is to fly off into the cosmos to find her home planet.You won't need to wait around for maneuverability upgrades this time. Sure y...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

PikuNiku 100% does what it was made to do. 0

A nice visual style also adds to the charm.This game is all about being a cute little adventure that wants to charm all who decide to buy it. From the opening that is very obvious with it’s quirky introduction of the antagonist who just wants to give everyone money for free. Just don’t mind all the trees and corn being taken away at the same time. Then it introduces Piku who is a round ball with legs that lives in a cave. The townspeople fear him yet he really is just a clumsy being...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A short charming adventure that feels much more at home on a phone than the PS4 version I played. 0

But before I get into that let me give you a quick recap of what’s going on in the small town shop Donut County. Our protagonist BK the raccoon has a app that he has been using to deliver “donuts” to customers. But what they really get is a controllable hole in the ground that then gobbles up everything in a nearby radius. Things start to spiral out of control once most of the town gets sent underground. Thus most of the story is told via flashbacks and has a lot of silly qui...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Wanting to see more games with a good base that don't quite try to kill you every minute is what I got out of this game 0

One thing has became very clear to me after I finished up this video game. Games that inspire to be like the classics don’t need to test your reflexes or platforming skills in a tough way to still be fun. Being able to finish off a boss the first time may sound to easy yet this keeps the pace going. Which is a fun way to experience a game sometimes. Similar to how older games that were set up for the player to finish like Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers. I hope to see more games like this ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

While this feels like a bit of a rehash in some ways it does enough to make it worth playing. 0

Having played the first two FF games a while ago I finally got around to playing through this one. Fighting ghosts with the power of taking their picture has always been a pretty cool idea to me. Time to see if this improves on what the previous game did so well.Some ghost encounters are kinda tough thanks to the layout of the room.This tale begins with Reika and Miku deciding to head to a worn out shrine that was reported to be haunted. While they were taking photos Reika ends of seeing a visi...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

This series has so many different narratives yet it managed to conclude in a way I enjoyed 0

After years of building we finally reach the culmination of four side games that have been slowly building up to this conclusion. Was it worth the wait? Does it upgrade the combat? We shall see as I review Kingdom Hearts III.Picking up right where 2.8 prologue left off we find Sora heading off to visit Olympus to get some advice from Herc. Since he has lost his powers at the end of the last game and must somehow regain them. Behind the scenes Organization 13 have been revived and are once again...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Curse Of Darkness takes the 2D Castlevania formula and turns it into a reasonably good action game 0

Ah yes the age of 3D takes on the Castlevania formula. Not fondly remembered by most since taking the Metroidvania formula into the third dimension is hard. At least presenting it in a way that is still enjoyable to play. Yet did Konami manage to do that in this release? Let’s find out.Dracula may have been defeated by the combined efforts of Trevor & Co yet his curse remains. Hector a formal devil forge master of Count Dracula has returned to defeat another forge master named Isaac. ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Writing a ending to a trilogy of games has to be tough. So why not go out with a bang? 0

Welcome to another pulse pounding roller coaster thrill ride that is known as Danganronpa. Once again another 16 participants have been chosen to endure the never ending killing game. Thrills and chills await all who decide to get on this ride. All sorts of twists and turns happen every unfortunate demise. I hope you enjoy your stay, puhuhu.It’s been a while since I last looked at the grim landscape of this series. It has certainly reminded me what this does so well and where it falters....

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

All the bizarre storytelling with a message can only go so far when shooting stuff doesn't feel great 2

Well playing through this game sure was something. I’m not really sure if it was a good playing game but it certainly has a ton of style. Along with a freaking crazy story that does make some sense by the end. It features the deadly Killer 7. Seven deadly killers than never fail a hit once they get a new job. Lead by the wheelchair bound Harman Smith their latest hit has to do with a terrorist organization named Heaven Smile. They turn their members into laughing demons that only have one...

4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

A simple yet key factor why this game holds up is that shooting stuff with a mech is still fun. 0

The Ghost In The Shell franchise has been around a while it doesn't show up that often in a video game format. While this was likely made thanks to the movie the animations within favor the manga art style more. But they did manage to get all the voice actors to reprise their roles for this game. From my eyes these days it comes off more like a prototype of the Stand Alone Complex anime. Which was fun to see but let's get into what the game is about.While it doesn't come across in the screensho...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The story of the little robin that could anything with a wrench was captivating from the start to the conclusion 0

With all the 2D Metroidvanias it takes a lot to stand out these days. I certainly wouldn't have played this one without the fact it was on PS Plus. While this game relies on some concepts from this genre it takes the main focus off of fast paced action and makes it more about puzzles.Which certainly makes it stand out more and kept me wanting to come back for more especially since the story is quite uh crazy?This game never lets up on the drama. Our heroes have to work for a good ending.It star...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A remixed look back at Kingdom Hearts 2 0

Unlike my many playthroughs of the first this is only my second time playing this one. Plus I never got to watch the ending to this game till now because I literally left it hanging at the final save point. In hindsight that is very odd choice since this sequel improves on almost all the flaws from the first. Starting off with quite the mysterious storyline that does a solid job of recapping the first game and Chain Of Memories. You could almost believe they were pulling a Kojima if Sora wasn&r...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Wario's search for treasure comes off more like it is wasting my time rather than showing me some unique puzzles 0

No one would trust this face unless your just greedy.The original Wario Land games were a series that I enjoyed but I never got a chance to play this one. A few years ago I bought the 3DS port. Proceeded to play it and didn’t really enjoy the puzzle aspects at all. Thought I would give it another chance and play through it to see if it changed my mind any. Once the game boots up we see our “hero” Wario accidentally crash into a forest and find a mysterious music box. Turns out...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A review and examination of why I like Kingdom Hearts 0

With the third direct sequel to this franchise coming out in less than two months I thought I could use a refresher by replaying some of the series. Gotta start out with the one that started this convoluted storyline of Sora and those connected to him. While this first foray really is just a straightforward story about Sora traveling to different Disney worlds to find his friends, the seeds of what would come of this were already planted. The one thing you can never say is that the original sto...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Goldeneye 007: A Retrospective Review 0

Dan taking up the task of beating Goldeneye on 00 Agent got me interested in doing the same thing. While I didn’t manage to do that in attempting it I got very well acquainted with the pros and cons of this game in a modern context. So I felt like it would be fun to write up this review your about to read below. So let's get started with some lore?The ending mini cut scene for each level adds a bit of flair. James Bond is once again on a adventure to stop some evil plan that is afoot in a...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Hollow Knight manages to make exploring a environment fun and somewhat challenging too 0

The game has a well done art style that gives the world a interesting look.This is a game that I didn’t try out when it was originally released thanks to all the comparisons to Dark Souls. Then I decided to check it out a few weeks ago and wow it is so much more than that. While it certainly cribs some features from it like losing all your currency whenever a death happens. Yet the gameplay is a traditional metroidvania with plenty of extra movement options as you go along. Which does me...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

For fans of 3D platfomers I think Yooka-Laylee does a excellent job of creating charming levels to explore 0

From what I remember about the launch of this game it seemed like everyone was quite critical of how this game was designed. With a bit to much of a focus on collecting way to many things. Yet my first reaction once I got into the first world was that they did a great job at recreating the atmosphere of the N64 era of platformers. Even the collectible aspect doesn’t seem that bad other than having acquire 100 pages to fight the final boss. Which isn’t a problem since each world has ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Dragalia lost is a fair gatcha game that is fun to play 0

Indeed like a lot of the population of earth I have a smartphone. Yet mobile games rarely get installed since it is mostly a podcast device. Yet when Nintendo does a collab with Cygames it got my attention. Dragalia Lost follows the Euden a prince of Alberia as he goes off to reclaim his birthright. Which just so happens to be a wind dragon that he can form a pact with if he proves himself worthy. Yet all is not well in the land and it soon becomes obvious that a great evil has awoken to reawak...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Some well made levels and a few new options make this another good Mega Man X game. 0

Like always X gets new weapons from bosses.Other than Super Mario World the early Mega Man X games were very memorable to me even to this day. Instead of playing through the first one and write up a review on that I thought it might worth checking out X3. Since it isn’t really mentioned that often. Like every X game Sigma has a new plot to take over the world by using Dr Dopper as a go between. Who tried to create a utopia for reploids only to use it for more devious purposes. X & Zer...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A look back at Spider-Man: The Movie (The Video Game) 0

When a new game comes out based on a long running franchise I just can’t help but look back at the past. Instead of doing the obvious thing, (AKA play Spider-Man 2) I decided to look at Treyarch's first attempt at making a web slinging adventure. Although most would stick to what was in the movie they decided to go a bit deeper into the many villains of the spiderverse. While still telling the gist of what was on the big screen. Which was mostly just Spider-Man’s origin story and hi...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Gameplay may be the same but more focus on narrative makes this game stand above other Pokemon titles 1

Pokemon X/Y may have brought me back into the pokeuniverse but they were missing a hook to keep me playing till the very end. This has been fixed in this latest game. Once again the player inhabits a boy/girl that must travel around the islands to become the very best. Unlike every other game instead of facing Gym leaders they must overcome trials and then the Kahuna of the 4 different islands.It may be similar but the new aspects of it like facing giant Totem Pokemon bosses changes it up enoug...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Dark Cloud 2 has a solid foundation that starts to crumble the more I played it. 2

Time to pull another RPG out of the bookshelf to finally play through it. I have a lot of positive memories of Dark Cloud 2 yet I never managed to finish it. The mixture of different gameplay styles really gives it a positive first impression. Yet now that I’m seeing this game in a new light I can see why it is well regarded while also seeing some very notable flaws.The action is fast paced and the cel shaded art style lets it still look good to this day.After a quick intro we get introdu...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A good adventure game that stands the test of time but not much more than that. 0

A wide cast of unique characters livens up the sections between doing adventure game stuff.Over the years I’ve been somewhat fascinated by Lucasarts adventure games. Yet not till long after they have been really out of date. Can’t say I’ve been going through them at a very fast rate though since Monkey Island and Escape From Monkey island have been the only ones I’ve beat till now. Grim Fandango had a very unique premise even if I didn’t have a good way to play it ...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

A choose your own adventure action game works pretty well. 0

For a game I just bought on PSN a while ago because it was on sale it managed to easily blow past my expectations. The story itself is a pretty big reason why so let me give you a quick introduction. Our protagonist fox named Reynardo used to be quite the master thief. Until one day he decided to settle down yet that could not last as the king of the land went crazy. Town after town was razed till they reached his yet instead of running away he had to save a kid with a book. In the end he obtai...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Donkey Kong on Game Boy is a good example of a remake that expands on the original design in a cool way 0

This Donkey Kong reboot is kinda the gold standard for remaking a old game while adding a bunch of stuff to it. While the first 4 levels are like playing the arcade game it quickly opens up into a puzzle platformer. I doubt this needs to be said but 5 years later DK has kidnapped Pauline again. Mario must once again make his way through a bunch of levels but this time he’s got some new skills to even the odds.The little vignettes between levels do a good job of introducing new mechanics. ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

More so than any other Yakuza game this one felt like I was revisiting old scenarios again. 3

Over the top crime drama is still on point. All of it is voiced now too. With this release being noted as the swan song for the character that has been the constant protagonist for over 10 years it has a lot to live up to. Kazuma Kiryu has once again been pulled into the world of the Yakuza. After getting thrown in jail again for 3 years he gets out and hopes to go back and take care of the orphanage he founded. Yet all is not well since Hakura vanished around the same time he was in jail. He i...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.