Nigmabox Rundown (9/10-9/16) Video Games Can Hurt Sometimes

So, I recently picked up Metroid: Samus Returns, and while I enjoy the game quite a bit, I have one resounding problem with the game that is not the fault of the game.  It’s that the original model of the 3DS is downright horrible for action intensive games.  Maybe I am just clenching the system too hard, or not distributing my fingers properly, but after less than an hour with the system my hands started getting sore as the system dug into my palms and my fingers contorted themselves into an awkward claw so I could press the miniscule shoulder buttons.  Maybe I’m just getting old, seeing as how it has been almost 4 years since I played an action game on the 3DS, but… wow does it feel bad to use. Continue reading

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Nigmabox Rundown (9/03-9/09) Natalie Forgets Easily

Over the past week, I decided to go through a list of the games I have reviewed since I started this blog long long ago, and I’m not sure what surprised me more.  The fact that I somehow wrote about 300 game reviews over the span of 6 years, or the fact that I barely even remember playing through so many of them, let alone reviewing them.  I mean, I legitimately forgot that I wrote a Rayman Legends review back in 2013.  My memory has legitimately been getting worse and worse as of late, and I tend to forget most things very easily.  Heck, I do not even remember a single game I reviewed a month ago. Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (8/27-9/02) The Future Will Hold Less Despair

In between my rapid running through the game I’m reviewing next week (mostly because the other two I lined up had mechanical and optimization issues), I found some time to play the demo for Danganronpa V3, and I have to remark at how impressed I am to see a demo of such length, detail, and quality be released for a game in this day and age.  It was not as elaborate as I am sure the final game will be, the Class Trial didn’t even have a proper ending, but the level of detail and showcasing of some new mechanics made me excited to see more the game of its colorful cast and how the final game will shape up.  It’s actually comforting to know that the same Danganronpa spirit I have come to love at least appears to remain alive in this entry, when I’ve had doubts about this series’ future ever since the unfortunate Danganronpa 3.  Anyways, on with the news. Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (8/20-8/26) Natalie Will Spend All Her Money!

So, I recently made my appointment for facial feminization surgery, and as it turns out, I will be using approximately all of my money outside of my IRA to pay for it.  Because of this, I will not be doing as I originally planned, and I believe referenced in a prior Rundown, and purchase a Nintendo Switch for my recuperation period.  I will also be taking a hiatus beginning in mid-December and lasting until sometime in January.  I take pride in how I have maintained a constant weekly review schedule for the past two years, but I will need to break it, on account of my face being reformed into something prettier.   Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (8/13-8/19) I’m A Weird Sonic Fan

Some might be wondering if I will be reviewing Sonic Mania soon, as its PC version will be coming out on August 29th, but I am not planning on reviewing it for quite a while, as I often wait for games to go on sale and such.  I will get to it eventually, and will hopefully enjoy it, despite it being pretty obvious by now that I am part of the generation who genuinely prefers the 3D games over the 2D games.  I mean, I like them so much that I have done some concept work for a story that “homages” Sonic Adventure 1 and 2, and I was more excited to hear this new track from the rapper behind the Knuckles stage themes for Sonic Adventure 2 than I was for anything pertaining to Sonic Mania.  I guess you could say a weird Sonic fan that way. Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (8/06-8/12) Natalie Has A Weird Brain

I originally wanted to write a silly introduction about sexualized cannibalism, but I do put my name on this site, and I do not want to get in trouble for yammering about sexual cannibalism, or worse yet, child sexual cannibalism.  I don’t even know why I find the idea so amusing, I repeat, amusing, not sexual, but my mind often drifts to it.  And thoughts of microwavable burgers made of loli meat.  Which is totally different from vore by the way, as vore does not involve ripping away at flesh and chewing it up.  In vore, someone swallow up little peoples and they become part of them.  Also, here’s the image from the Wikipedia page for vorarephilia, as I cannot find an SFW image of sexual cannibalism.   Continue reading

Nigmabox Rudown (7/23-7/29) Much Ado About Rambles

Seeing as how this week had little in the way of news that I cared about, I ended up doing a lot of rambling about two specific topics I have some level of passion behind, but do not fall into the category of gaming news that has come to define these Rundowns.  Sorry about that, but this is my segment, and I’ll talk about whatever I goldarn want to. Continue reading