Nigmabox Rundown (11/12-11/18) Ultra Gripe Leads To Ultra Delay!

On Friday, I received my copy of Pokemon Ultra Moon, and have since invested 10 hours into the game.  Normally that would mean I would be able to get my review out fairly quickly, but I kept encountering a very unique problem.  You see, prior to the release of Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, I assumed that Pokemon Bank would be comparable from day one.  It is not.  Because of this, I was unable to transfer the specific Pokemon I had bred for a team that I intended to use in Ultra Moon.  Now, for those asking why I don’t just build a new team or replicate the one I wanted in Ultra Moon, the answer is quite simple.  I don’t want to put myself through this rigamarole yet again.   Continue reading

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Nigmabox Rundown (10/22-10/28) A New And Less Sexual Era

So, the biggest story from the past week is probably how popular gaming forum NeoGaf went offline for the weekend after the owner of the website got himself in some major trouble.  The kind involving massive sexual harassment and what, from what I heard, basically amounts to rape.  I regularly visited the forum, mostly just to peruse the news that my usual sites miss out on and pick up on things that many outlets would not report on.  It was a very good place for information, but I and many others decided to jump ship from this site because, yeah, no, you cannot really wash away the toxicity that comes with that kind of association.  So instead I and a bunch of other people are now getting news from a successor called Reset Era.  Heh.  Cute. Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (10/15-10/21) A Master No More!

Over the past few weeks, there has been a distribution going on for the new legendary Pokemon, Marshadow, which was distributed at GameStop in the United States.  Unfortunately, I missed my chance to visit one to get the mode needed to get the new Pokemon and preserve my complete Pokedex.  Why is that the case?  Well, I am not very mobile on my own (I cannot drive) and the task of asking my mother if I could stop by one of these stores was a bit too much for me, what with my social anxiety and such.  I downplay it a lot, but my social anxiety and poor social skills makes it genuinely hard to do even basic tasks.  I feel awkward so much as saying hello to someone unless they greet me first. Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (5/07-5/13) God Eating Is Convoluted

Over the past week, I’ve been finishing up God Eater Resurrection, which I reviewed last year, and while I ultimately enjoyed the game over the 100 hours I have now invested into it, it becomes completely absurd after a point, with the game asking a lot of the player while explaining very little, simply presenting a series of mechanics to the player without much in the way of guidance or explanation of what the best strategy is, instead hiding behind the veneer or player freedom.  It is a game that had be confused as to how to play it eighty hours in, and even as I am in the endgame content, it still baffles me with some of its challenges.  I honestly hope things are better with its sequel, which I should be reviewing sometime this year. Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (6/12) E3 2016: Boiling Points of Many Emotions

CookingWith a slew of leaks and early reveals out of the way, E3 has finally begun.  By which I mean that EA is holding an event outside of E3 around the same time.  The ever expanding Bethesda is getting early coverage by going one day before the press conferences traditionally begin.  While Kadokawa games, a growing publisher that isn’t even having a proper press conference, just a private media briefing…  Whatever, that’s good enough for me. Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (2/01-2/07) Hyperdimension Neptunia Xtreme Victory II: Lavindation of Crystalia

2015-02-08_00041So, I didn’t look too much into the whole Nintendo creator program last week, and assumed that Nintendo did get their stuff straight when it comes to wanting free promotion on the world’s leading internet video platform.  But instead they very much force people into corners if they wish to make money by doing, say, a let’s play of one of their titles, which is foolish at best.  I’ve been following the LP community back before it blew up as much as it has, and I have to say that the process is pretty time consuming, and the need to remain humorous and witty towards a game, especially when doing live commentary does take some work.  Also, you know, they are showing gameplay of a title, and chances are that those who watch a title they think they may enjoy and have disposable income will purchase the title in question, thus getting you more than the paltry sum that ad revenue can get you.   Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (7/27-8/02) The World Is A Land Of Delightful Despair

CDI Princess Pie Cake Goat the fuckI don’t know what’s more surprising, that I’ve been doing this video game review thing since Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, which I don’t recall in the slightest, or how it’s taken this long for the first settlement of its lawsuit to happen.  Yes, I understand legal systems take quite a bit of time, but it’s been over two years since I played that cold wet street trash!  Now I’m nearly out of my teens and am potentially working two days a week while juggling school, this blog, and my novel.  I’m not complaining, but I would appreciate if I had more than numbers to dignify that my existence is worthwhile, as the 60 or so Pageviews I accumulate daily are hardly what I consider to be reassuring that people care about my existence on the interwebs. Continue reading