About Natalie Neumann

Some wannabe writer who talks about video games in addition to writing novels for her own amusement.

Misao: Definitive Edition Review

Definitive, yet unremarkable.
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Nigmabox Rundown (6/13-6/16) E3 Is Over And The Galaxy Is At Peace

I should probably reiterate something regarding my E3 coverage, and that is the fact that I did not get the opportunity to watch E3 as it was happening for the most part.  Instead, I rapidly tried to catch up on the news as best I could in the brief time I had available, skipping past irrelevant sections and speeding things up by 1.5x before giving my best hot take based on the brief snippets that I saw in order to push out roughly 10,000 words in about 48 hours.  As such, I weirdly wounded up being more positive towards the event itself, and was not really let down by the low points of the press events. I also did not set my hopes on a crispy fresh trailer being dropped my way.
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Nigmabox Rundown (6/12) E3 2018: Exhaustion And Exertion

Once more, the bulk of E3 news has been unveiled, and the press conferences have all come to a close.  Meaning I am left both exhausted and exerted, while still holding a feeling of immense excitement in my heart of hearts after the blitz of news that occurred over the past few days.  I would call it a bittersweet feeling, but after doing this for 6 years now, I know that is not the case.  It’s a sweet feeling.
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Nigmabox Rundown (6/11) E3 2018: The Busy Day

By the time I have published this post, I have dragged myself through a 13 hour day of work and school, wherein my free time was spent feverishly catching up on the press events in a vain attempt to remain current with the news, before going to bed and spending the preceding morning catching up on everything before the next day of news picks up.  It was a rush to get this post out, but as is always the case with E3, I would not have it any other way.
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Nigmabox Rundown (6/10) E3 2018: Consumption Makes The Heart Grow Fuller

As is customary with celebrating an event such as this, it is important to acknowledge the futility of this event.  E3 is effectively one big commercial designed to hype up consumers in order to spur discussion and news about games, in order to help maximize potential revenue, in order to allow major AAA studios to continue existing.  It is very easy to view this whole affair cynically, pointing out the downsides of high expectations and how gaming is arguably most enjoyable when ignoring industry nonsense. But I cannot help but love the act of fervorous consumption all the same, as it is a very filling and pleasing experience that still serves as a good excuse to become excited in a world that… I’d rather not talk about right now.  Time for video games!
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Nigmabox Rundown (6/03-6/09) PRE3 2018: Darkness Rising

Ah yes, the fabled time of bliss and joy amongst the greater western video gaming community is finally here.  While the event has been made obsolete to a certain degree thanks to the digital age and preeminent announcements, E3 is always a time of great powerhouse excitement for those who follow the gaming industry, with a plethora of announcements and various bits of news to be taken in.  
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