Disgaea PC Review

The Disgaea series is one that I have already held at least a passing interest in, as it’s art style, humorous sensibilities, grind and growth centered gameplay, and generally playful tone all struck me as things I would love if I gave it a try. With the release of a PC port of the very first game, it seemed like there was no better time to get into the series and, um, I don’t really like it.   Continue reading

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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

Lily’s Day Off Review

Anybody who looks at the games I review can parse that I tend to gravitate towards shorter games as, quite simply, it is far easier to get through one game a week if it is 10 hours long or less, and I try to parse out games that take 20+ hours with games that take only a fraction as much time.  So without further ado, Lily’s Day Off, one of the briefest games I’ve covered on this site, and actually a pretty nifty visual novel. 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

Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode I Review

After going through the classic Genesis-era Sonic games last year with reviews of Sonic The Hedgehog 1, 2, CD, and 3, I thought I was done revisiting the classic titles.  I am, but there was one mainline Sonic game that tried to recapture the feeling of these games, one that the upcoming Sonic Mania will basically overwrite.  That is Sonic The Hedgehog 4, an episodic game series that must have done so poorly for Sega that they actually never finished it, instead stopping after two episodes.  Seeing as how both games are surprisingly different for episodic titles, I will be reviewing the games separately, starting with Episode I naturally.   Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (7/30-8/05) Gamindustri Is A Bizarre Adventure

I’m looking over what I have to say this week, I think I can safely say that the game industry is a pretty weird place if you ignore most of the AAA fluff that goes about and dig a bit deeper.  Just this week we have a Chinese imitation of a popular AAA game series published by a small scale American indie publisher.  A studio collapsing due to a poorly received game that was locked in a  vicious dec cycle.  A completely failed attempt at crowdfunding that was picked up by a publisher of games based on children’s cartoons.  A dancing rhythm game spin-off starting a character whose death is a crucial point in the story.  And even a sexual harassment charge involving a boy who used to be a big deal on the G4 message boards. Continue reading