Sonic 3 & Knuckles Review

20161011212322_1After two months and four games, I am finally done with the Genesis era mainline Sonic games.  It has been an annoying journey from the abysmal Sonic 1, frustrating Sonic 2, and surprisingly alright Sonic CD.  Now I arrive at Sonic 3 & Knuckles, the complete version of Sonic The Hedgehog 3, which only exists because Sonic Team made too many levels to fit on a Genesis cartridge and had to develop new technology to make their original vision playable to the masses.  Unsurprisingly, I don’t like this game either. Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (10/09-10/15) Natalie’s Present

present-for-natalie-by-onartartHey, check out this rad sketch eccentric artist ONATART made for me as a thank you for helping with his Patreon page, which you should consider supporting if you like weird eccentric art and don’t mind some NSFW-ness.  Or you could check out their DeviantArt page, which is full of years worth of drawn delights.  Anyways, on with the recapping of the video games. Continue reading

MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune Vs. Zombies Review

20161004190240_1After having gone through Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1, Re;Birth2, Re;Birth3, Hyperdevotion Noire, Neptunia U, and Megadimension Neptunia VII, I’d say I have a very thorough familiarity with the Neptunia series, and for the seventh time in the past two years, another game in the series has found its way to PC, and law permits that now I have to play and review it.  I expected a fairly lacking game that featured marginal improvements from the mechanical predecessor Neptunia U, but not only is that not the case here, MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune Vs. Zombies is the worst Neptunia game I’ve ever played.  I’d say worse ever, but the PS3 games were rubbish. Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (10/02-10/08) Too Many Negatives!

20161005001927_1I have been on quite the negative note regarding the game’s I’ve been playing.  Metro 2033 Redux was a far worse version of a game I recall loving.  Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past was a massive disappointment that had me question the entire quality of the series after finishing that review.  MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune Vs. Zombies is just bad, and I’ll explain why soon, while Sonic 3 & Knuckles is the same infuriating crap as Sonic 1 and Sonic 2.  I really hoping that I can low the next few games on my docket, because I’m tired of all of this upset and all of these negative reviews.

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Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past Review

wvw69jpzkz8gatdwcqDespite not being the biggest fan of the series, and only having played through five games prior to this one, I actually hold a special place for Dragon Quest.  It is a lighthearted and joyful RPG series with memorable scenarios, excellent designs, lovely music, and simple yet enjoyable gameplay.  So when a new one came out, under the guise that its success will dictate whether or not the series will continue undergoing the lengthy and difficult process of localization, I naturally picked it up, got my hopes up, and… well, I’m incredibly disappointed, let’s put it that way. Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (9/25-10/01) Life Is Not Optimized

mari-go-on-toilet-fap-teenage-girl-love-awkward-weird-huh-what-how-impossible-great-amazingI want to apologize for not putting out my next story yet.  Over the past several months, I’ve had problems determining exactly what I want the story to be and the tone I want for it to adopt, but to compound it all, my free time has been limited more than it ever has been.  Between school, work, video games, writing a weekly review and rundown, and talking with my incredibly good friend, I just have not had the time.  Or if I did, I lacked either the headspace or motivation to continue the story.  It will take a while, but trust me when I say this story will be completed. Continue reading

Metro 2033 Redux Review

20160923194028_1This game has been sitting in my “games to review” queue for quite a while now, and I’m not really sure why.  True, I was not the biggest fan of Metro: Last Light, but I do have fond memories of playing the original Metro 2033 years ago and a remastering like this would ideally improve whatever shortcomings that game had.  Ideally, but in trying to fix a few things, it turned what I recalled as being a delightful little experience into a far more annoying one. Continue reading