Evoland 2 Review

Two weeks ago, I revisited Evoland, a somewhat cute yet insubstantial homage to The Legend of Zelda and Final Fantasy that, despite holding a modicum of charm, ultimately amounted to an underwhelming adventure with an incredible amount of missed potential.  Potential that could very well be pursued through a sequel, but that really is not the case with Evoland 2.  Instead, the game aims to be something different and notably grander than its predecessor, but amounts to a significantly worse and less interesting title. Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (4/23-4/29) I Never Played A PS2 Game

Considering I have a website primarily dedicated to game reviews and news, it should probably come as a surprise that I never so much as touched a Playstation 2 with my own hands.  I had opportunities to play the system at a friend’s house when I was a little kid, but I never took advantage of that and instead preferred watching them play.  It is the best selling video game console of all time, was the prominent one during a bulk of my childhood, and the fact that I never did, and likely never will, play a game on the thing just makes me feel like I’m doing something wrong.  Then again, I sometimes feel that way about existing, so I’m probably just a bit of a fool for getting worked up over such a semantic thing.

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Cosmic Star Heroine Review

Cosmic Star Heroine was originally unveiled alongside a Kickstarter way back in October of 2013 where it was poised to be both a loving throwback of RPG of the late 16-bit era such as Lunar: Eternal Blue, Phantasy Star, and Chrono Trigger, while also defying many of the genre norms in order to offer a more engaging and streamlined experience.  Not unlike the prior titles from its two-man developer, Zeboyd Games, such as Cthulhu Saves The World.  I certainly held high hopes for this game, having backed it three and a half years ago, but after going through it to completion, I could not help but feel a little underwhelmed Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (4/16-4/22) She Is Envious Of That Man’s Breasts

“Say Natalie, what was the most interesting element of your week?”  Funny you should ask, voice in my head.  In my not-uncommon late night perusing of sites that I probably should not check out as often as I do, I stumbled upon a thread about male breast enlargement, or busty boys.  In that thread, a man claimed to be growing his own breasts by taking herbs (fenugreek and saw palmetto) and showed off a series of photos of them.  They actually looked quite nice, and marked the first instance of breast envy I ever experienced.  “You’re a weird duck, Natalie.”  You’re darn tootin’ I am. Continue reading

Evoland Review

So, I was not intending on reviewing Evoland, mostly on account of having already reviewed it nearly 4 years ago.  But I recently replayed it to provide a better reference for my Evoland II review, which is not done yet because I have been unable to clear Evoland II yet, on account of a scheduling error on my part.  Now, I could just go a week without reviewing a game, but I’ve got a good record going for me, and the more I thought about it, I have enough to say about this game in particular to warrant a full review. Continue reading

Nigmaboc Rundown (4/09-4/15) Q1 2017 Was The Best Quarter For Video Games

Recently, discussions have begun about how 2017 might just be one of the best years in video gaming, as the first quarter of the year was home to an excess of stellar titles.  However, I can’t help but find any of those claims to be a bit overly presumptuous, as the year is still beginning.  But if people were instead talking about how Q1 was the best quarter in the history of gaming, then that it both entirely justifiable, and those people are probably right considering the number of great games that came out in those 90 days.  The only one of which I played was Dragon Quest VIII…  Man, I am really disconnected from the cultural zeitgeist.   Continue reading