Friday, October 18, 2013

Pokemon X/Y: I finally jump on the bandwagon

Despite having grown up in the age of Pokemon, I never gave into the hype and played any of the games.

Now, just shy of my 31st birthday, I've decided to finally dip my toe into those critter-filled waters and, because I can't do anything game-related these days without writing about it, I've put together a short series highlighting the events.

The first link will lead you to the pre-game article, giving a bit of background on my (lack of) history with Pokemon, my reasons for ignoring the series all these years, and my reasons for breaking the habit with the latest Pokemon for 3DS.

Article two gives you a rundown of my first day with the game, which was spent lounging around the house with six friends, all of us pouring a ridiculous number of hours into the game on the day of its release.

The third article circles back three weeks following the launch to see how I felt about the game after spending more than a day with it.


Pokemon: Why I'm finally going to play one of these games

Pokemon: My first day with the series

Pokemon X, Y: I've Officially Been Converted

Review: Valhalla Knights 3

I reviewed Valhalla Knights 3 for Gaming Blend. There were a lot of interesting ideas here but, sadly, they were executed poorly in a game that is, to be blunt, a bit of a clunky mess.

For the full review, hit that link.

Valhalla Knights 3 review: Far from heaven

Friday, October 4, 2013

Reviews: Rune Factory 4 and Real Boxing

I've been tethered to my portable consoles these past few weeks, working on reviews for the PlayStation Vita's Real Boxing and the Nintendo 3DS's Rune Factory 4.

Games at the opposite end of the spectrum, obviously, but I enjoyed my time with each of them. Here's the rundown...

Rune Factory 4 Review: A bountiful harvest

Real Boxing Review: A solid contender