Nigmabox Rundown (11/12-11/18) Ultra Gripe Leads To Ultra Delay!

On Friday, I received my copy of Pokemon Ultra Moon, and have since invested 10 hours into the game.  Normally that would mean I would be able to get my review out fairly quickly, but I kept encountering a very unique problem.  You see, prior to the release of Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, I assumed that Pokemon Bank would be comparable from day one.  It is not.  Because of this, I was unable to transfer the specific Pokemon I had bred for a team that I intended to use in Ultra Moon.  Now, for those asking why I don’t just build a new team or replicate the one I wanted in Ultra Moon, the answer is quite simple.  I don’t want to put myself through this rigamarole yet again.   Continue reading

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Nigmabox Rundown (11/05-11/11) Sonic Team Made An Oopsie!

Over the past week Sonic Forces came out, and the general reception of the game has been… pretty darn poor to be honest.  From criticisms levied towards the barren level design, a story that does not properly take advantage of its premise and characters, and various underlying gameplay/technical issues that make the game less refined than Sonic Generations, which came out six years ago.  It is a genuinely confusing state of affairs, especially because of how much time Sonic Team has had to invest in this game.   Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (10/29-11/04) Natalie Vs. Finance

With my facial feminization surgery less than two months away, I have been taking a closer look at my future finances and how exactly I am going to afford things going forward into 2018.  Things are not as well as I initially forecast, but by borrowing money from my grandmother, I should be able to afford the surgery without using up absolutely all of my liquid assets, and will only walk away with a fairly small account payable.  Which I will pay back over the 2018 period, wherein I hope to see slightly increased revenues, but in order to afford the many new expenses I will encounter in this period, I will need to forego certain luxuries.  Most notably frequent game purchases.  Gah, finances, you are quite the troublesome dastard sometimes. Continue reading

Doki Doki Literature Club Review

Doki Doki Literature Club is one of the many titles I inadvertently stumbled across while perusing the cluttered Steam marketplace in search for interesting sounding titles that I might not have heard about otherwise.  At first, the game seemed to be a rather typical dating sim, but one with the very curious disclaimer that  game is not suitable for children or the easily disturbed.  Combine this with a strong recommendation for the game from my significant other and my realization that the game was actually free, I decided to give Doki Doki a shot.  In doing so I found one of the most interesting games I have played all year. Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (10/22-10/28) A New And Less Sexual Era

So, the biggest story from the past week is probably how popular gaming forum NeoGaf went offline for the weekend after the owner of the website got himself in some major trouble.  The kind involving massive sexual harassment and what, from what I heard, basically amounts to rape.  I regularly visited the forum, mostly just to peruse the news that my usual sites miss out on and pick up on things that many outlets would not report on.  It was a very good place for information, but I and many others decided to jump ship from this site because, yeah, no, you cannot really wash away the toxicity that comes with that kind of association.  So instead I and a bunch of other people are now getting news from a successor called Reset Era.  Heh.  Cute. Continue reading