Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King Review

wvw69kedgxujd8jz2hA few months ago, I reviewed Dragon Quest VII, and after forty hours with the game, my thoughts could only be generously described as mixed.  It certainly made me question of affection towards the series and how I would feel about Dragon Quest VIII, but after playing it for only a short while, I realized that Dragon Quest VIII is something of an antithesis to its predecessor, and I’ve never been happier to use that word. Continue reading

Higurashi: When They Cry Chapter 4 – Himatsubushi Review

526490_20170130221745_1Seeing as how I reviewed chapter 3 of Higurashi a mere 2 weeks ago, I don’t really have much of an introduction for this review.  I said a large number of great things about it, and was excited to see how the fourth chapter in this series played out.  So I’m going to cut all pretenses and jump right in. Continue reading

Axiom Verge Review

332200_20170121173242_1I feel that I should begin this review with a spiel about how what would have been intricate fan games a few years ago have begun being developed a fully featured and separate titles that, while barring an obvious resemblance to another game or series, are also their own thing and deviate in pretty substantial ways.  With Axiom Verge, the general aesthetic and gameplay elements are clearly based around the Metroid series, and more specifically the original 1987 title.  However, I don’t really like attaching it to any series, let alone Metroid.  Not because it actually transcends the comparison in some respects, which it does, but because it’s bad and I don’t want to associate it with something I like. Continue reading

Higurashi: When They Cry Chapter 3 – Tatarigoroshi Review

cg_043bSo, it’s been about a year since I last touched the Higurashi series with chapter 2, even longer since I reviewed chapter 1, and I really don’t have much of an excuse for that.  While the second installment did not captivate me like the first, it was never my intention to give up on the series after I more or less stated that I intended on exploring this series of visual novels in its entirety.  The series simply slipped my mind for several months, and only recently did I so much as purchase the currently released chapters.  So without further ado, Higurashi: When They Cry Chapter 3 – Tatarigoroshi. Continue reading

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen Review

367500_20161224165658_1Dragon’s Dogma has been on my list of games to check out for about five years now, but I never got around to it during the time the seventh generation of game consoles were relevant.  So after it was released on PC, and after finding the time to invest in a massive western styled action RPG, I was finally able to go through the game.  Though, I sort of regret putting as much time into it. Continue reading

Student Transfer 2.0 Review

screenshot0195About one year ago, I reviewed Student Transfer version 1.4.  It quickly became one of my my popular posts of all time, seeing as how the post talked about a very obscure and niche game that was pretty much only talked about in its own forums and online message boards.  When combined with the fact that I really enjoyed my time with the game, it’s only natural that I would revisit this visual novel centering around transformations, body swapping, mind control, possession, and more.  But first, a bit of backstory. Continue reading

Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight Review

20161226203425_1How to best begin… I guess with a history lesson.  Momodora is a series of action platformers that have been released since 2010.  They gradually grew from a series of freeware games into what is seen here with the fourth entry in the series, Reverie Under the Moonlight.  I personally have only played the third game, and I barely remember doing so, but it left enough of an impression on me to gravitate me towards the latest entry.  Which also happened to quite noticeably influenced by the Souls series, to the point where I saw people lovingly refer to the game as MomoSouls. Continue reading