Nigmabox Rundown (4/16-4/22) She Is Envious Of That Man’s Breasts

“Say Natalie, what was the most interesting element of your week?”  Funny you should ask, voice in my head.  In my not-uncommon late night perusing of sites that I probably should not check out as often as I do, I stumbled upon a thread about male breast enlargement, or busty boys.  In that thread, a man claimed to be growing his own breasts by taking herbs (fenugreek and saw palmetto) and showed off a series of photos of them.  They actually looked quite nice, and marked the first instance of breast envy I ever experienced.  “You’re a weird duck, Natalie.”  You’re darn tootin’ I am. Continue reading

Evoland Review

So, I was not intending on reviewing Evoland, mostly on account of having already reviewed it nearly 4 years ago.  But I recently replayed it to provide a better reference for my Evoland II review, which is not done yet because I have been unable to clear Evoland II yet, on account of a scheduling error on my part.  Now, I could just go a week without reviewing a game, but I’ve got a good record going for me, and the more I thought about it, I have enough to say about this game in particular to warrant a full review. Continue reading

Nigmaboc Rundown (4/09-4/15) Q1 2017 Was The Best Quarter For Video Games

Recently, discussions have begun about how 2017 might just be one of the best years in video gaming, as the first quarter of the year was home to an excess of stellar titles.  However, I can’t help but find any of those claims to be a bit overly presumptuous, as the year is still beginning.  But if people were instead talking about how Q1 was the best quarter in the history of gaming, then that it both entirely justifiable, and those people are probably right considering the number of great games that came out in those 90 days.  The only one of which I played was Dragon Quest VIII…  Man, I am really disconnected from the cultural zeitgeist.   Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (4/02-4/08) Nintendo is Memetic For Their Ineptitude

…I really hope Nintendo’s virtual console service for the Nintendo Switch is better than the dreck I’m dreading it to be.  That is, what it has been in the past, with perhaps some nebulous and obnoxious downside that people expect from the company in the same way they expect a retarded child to make a scene whenever they are taken out anywhere.  Just dump all the ROMs you have from prior systems on the service, make them cost very little, and make them all run well with modern emulator sensibilities.  I mean, people can get all the SNES games on their phones in about an hour, and that needs to be considered when devising a service like this.  Also, make Wii games available for sale, because the Joy-Cons can totally emulate the Wii Remote and nunchuk. Continue reading

Mad Father Review

At this point, it should be evident that I am more than happy to explore a more niche side of the already niche centric Japanese game industry, so it seems like it was only a matter of time before I delved into the super specific subgenre of Japanese horror games developed in consumer level RPG creation engines.  A genre I planned on exploring with the latest version of Corpse Party, but the game has gone through many permutations and it turns out that the PC version that I purchased is inferior to the recent 3DS release, who’d have thought?  So instead I’m reviewing Mad Father. Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (3/26-4/01) The Fool’s Day Is Rubbish And Cruel

Over the past two weeks, I’ve been picking away at Gender Bender DNA Twister Extreme, and I’m honestly dreading the review I’ll have to write for the game, more so than anything else I ever had to review in the five years I’ve been doing this schtick.  The reason for that being just how bad and good the game can be.  Some part of it are genuinely good, interesting, or funny, while others are poorly constructed, nonsensical, frustrating, or just saddening.  It’s really hard to say anything definitive about any aspect of the game because of this, and I’m dreading how long my review of the game will be when I review it on April 12th. Continue reading