Planetarian: The Reverie of a Little Planet Review

reverieBefore I begin, I just want to say how happy I am seeing something like this.  A decade old visual novel being released far after whatever western fans it had accepted it would never arrive, coming and being released to… a pretty small audience based on the maximum players at a given time on Steam.  It almost makes me feel a bit bad for buying it at half price, giving the publishers half the money, but that’s just me being stingy with my money, as I want to hoard as much as I can before the next big disaster occurs, and I’m going to need a mech to fend of the subhumans from the underground laboratories… or something. Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (07/12-13/12) You’re Suppose To Think Gasses Man Is A Bigot

0 Rain Transexual Transgender and all that other crap in one bitOkay, so, my next novella, A Vile Doohickey, I am aiming for a Christmas release with it.  I am nearly finished with editing, and just need to whip up some author’s comments, put it together, and post it before the 25th… And the next novella will probably take half a year to be completed, as I will need to do a lot of pre production.  Why?  I basically want to set the grounds for something where I can reuse a cast of characters in a wide variety of scenarios, all of which can be justified.  That said, I need to get everything organized, think it through five times, and do that before writing what is basically tg body horror about a young man turning into my interpretation of the Public Domain character Vivian James… Yes, I am still going to do it! Continue reading

Pokemon Alpha Sapphire Review

secret-base-artwork-pokemon-omega-ruby-alpha-sapphireMan do I have a lot of little things to say for this pre-review thingie.  Pokemon X was evil and consumed 300 hours in the game itself, and about 25 more because spreadsheets.I originally was not going to play this remake until the New 3DS came out, but I did not have anything that pressing to play.  Ruby and Sapphire were the first Pokemon games I really got into, and they terrified the hell out of me, because I did not understand how to video game.  Pokemon being annualized is something I dislike conceptually as the base needs a lot of refinement that I could write out if requested, and will mention in this review. Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (30/11-06/12) Make A Wish And It Will Demolish Your Butt!

0 GUP Let's Do This And Go Home.  GrumbleI am not in the mood to write an intro right now.  I am hindered from a lack of sleep, am finishing up this semester of school, and am trying to get myself to edit A Vile Doohickey, when I keep on searching for distractions.  I’ll edit chapter five after this goes public, so… here is an unimportant blurb about two mid-sized events in the video game industry.
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A Bird Story Review

headerTo The Moon has been on my list of games to review a second time for a while if I am being honest, due to how it is another piece I believe I may better describe, but also because I really want to play it again, as the game was nothing short of delightful.  Yes, I’m sure that some would argue if it is a proper video game, but that doesn’t change the fact that it is a thing that is great and I like a whole bunch.  A Bird Story is a taste of sorts for the sequel Finding Paradise, and it brushes up against the definition of game notably more than its predecessor did. Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (23/11-29/11) Steam Sales + A Humidifier = This Week

0 BaseAnother Thanksgiving, another Black Friday pushing the holiday out of the way, and another Steam sale to consume some of my money prior to my purchase of an MSI GTX 970 Gaming edition.  What did I get?  Analogue: A Hate Story, Hate Plus, Planetarian ~the reverie of a little planet~, The Sacred Tears TRUE, Armored Hunter Gunhound EX, Devil May Cry 4, Bleed, Shadow Warrior: Special Edition, Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut, Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition, and maybe something else.  Yes, I buy a lot of games, look at my wishlist. Continue reading

Sonic Adventure 2 Review

sa2xblaYes, yes, I reviewed this back in June, found it to be very upsetting, but felt I should give it another look after being compelled to look at its predecessor and finding myself enjoying the game far more than I expected.  Mind you, the game in question is still riddled with problems and from an objective standpoint is not very good, but these reviews are ultimately subjective and just because something is not good does not make it unenjoyable. Continue reading