Nigmabox Rundown (3/05-3/11) Coming Soon: The Future

For a while now, I’ve been thinking about phasing out my current site in order to establish a new place to host all of my gave reviews, rundowns, and other writings, without the excess baggage that comes with a blog that one has been working with for about five years.  I feel that I have become substantially better as a writer, and have a lot of things on this blog that I don’t really want to attach myself to.  However, if I do switch over to a new site, I want it to be something very nice and more professional than a free WordPress blog, and feature a higher standard of writing quality than I currently have.  So the idea is on the backburner until I am done with school and, presumably, have more time to devote to projects like this.  I’d also need a better name for the site. Continue reading

MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune Vs. Zombies Review

20161004190240_1After having gone through Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1, Re;Birth2, Re;Birth3, Hyperdevotion Noire, Neptunia U, and Megadimension Neptunia VII, I’d say I have a very thorough familiarity with the Neptunia series, and for the seventh time in the past two years, another game in the series has found its way to PC, and law permits that now I have to play and review it.  I expected a fairly lacking game that featured marginal improvements from the mechanical predecessor Neptunia U, but not only is that not the case here, MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune Vs. Zombies is the worst Neptunia game I’ve ever played.  I’d say worse ever, but the PS3 games were rubbish. Continue reading

Megadimension Neptunia VII Review

20160723113855_1My thoughts on the Neptunia games should be well documented by now.  From Re;Birth 1, 2, and 3 to U and Hyperdevotion, every game in this series has loads of potential, and could easily be a zany and lighthearted adventure overloaded with adoration for the medium of video games.  Unfortunately, the lack of polish present in these games, and the lack of quality of their content has prevented any game in this series from being greater than being okay.  For over a year, I’ve looked at Neptunia VII as the point where the series would ideally start getting good, where it would ascend to new plains and become a genuinely great series of fun lighthearted RPGs… it almost does. Continue reading

Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart Review

20160428170204_1This is the fifth Neptunia game I’m reviewing after going over the PC ports of Re;Birth1, Re;Birth2, Re;Birth3, and U, and my expectations for what these games will deliver have been set.  Serviceable gameplay, rampant recycling of the same assets, and a cheesy story peppered with enjoyable characters and a sense of humor that I can’t help but love on some level.  With this being an Strategy RPG spin-off I wasn’t expecting much, and those expectations were met. Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (4/17-4/23) Leftist Center Progressivism, Ideological Pragmatism, and Cynical Optimism

0 P4G apathy upset mad cruel king queen princessIt just occurred to me that I have no idea what a comma splice, independent clause, and dependent clause are.  The could be due to my own foolishness, but I like to think it’s because my school placed me in remedial English during my middle school years.  I’m not sure why, as I was always a B student, and my writing was actually praised by a few teachers.  This school district also sent me to play with the down syndrome and retarded children once a week in third and fourth grade.  Because Autism, I guess.  Now my autism causes the state to pay for my super level schooling and probably pays people to care for those retarded adults. Continue reading

Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed Review

20160324184419_1Throughout 2015, I reviewed the three Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth games, a trilogy of remakes for the first three games in the series, and my dissatisfaction with their quality only intensified as I went through one every few months. They weren’t bad games, just meddling and complacent with abiding by negative gameplay based JRPG tropes and recycling content and assets like mad. But before Megadimension Neptunia VII, which is looking to fix a lot of the misgivings of its predecessors, comes to PC, there’s Neptunia U: Action Unleashed, a button basher spin-off from the Senran Kagura developers. Continue reading

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3: V Generation

2015-10-30_00007Despite my dedication and interest in the franchise, I still find the Neptunia Re;Birth trilogy to be a very temperamental collection of JRPGs that are, and I’m not sure the developers even realize this, are… pretty poorly designed.  Re;Birth1 was a massive improvement in comparison to the awful original Hyperdimension Neptunia for PS3.  Re;Birth2 was a better game in theory, but it had so many repetitive, temperamental, and annoying elements that I quickly dropped it after beating the game.  While Re;Birth3 is probably the best of the bunch, but even I couldn’t convince myself to go through the post game content due to a plethora of issues. Continue reading