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

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Nigmabox Rundown (2/26-3/04) Welcome To The Future, Kid

future-linkSo, at GDC this past week, some Nintendo developers showed off Hyrule Wars From The Legend of Zelda, a scrapped concept for Breath of the Wild that had aliens invading the land of Hyrule, also called Legend of Zelda: Invasion.  It’s a very peculiar concept to say the least, and featured concept art of what looks to be Ganondorf in a Metallica shirt, and concept sketches of Link in modern clothing riding on a motorcycle.  I know people are giving Breath of the Wild all the felacio its bulbous appendage can handle, but I would be far more interested in playing a Zelda game with a differing aesthetic rather than one I am am more likely to hate than love due to mechanical changes that freak me the flip out. Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (8/21-8/27) Prelude to Instanity Re;Birth

Nyarko Crazy Insane Nuts NonsenseI’m genuinely worried about how I’ll be able to manage my time going forward, as I have recently begun school once more, and now lack a job where I can easily find the time to work on my stories, reviews, or weekly rundowns like these, as I just left my job for the past two years in favor of a better paying one that doesn’t have me wake up at 6:30 in the morning.  Also, I now have a friend to interact with every day.  Welcome to this crazy time indeed, hopefully I will learn how to manage the chaos of this dysfunctional system. Continue reading

Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX Review

YO“Natalie!  Natalie!  Why are you reviewing a game that came out 18 years ago?”  “‘Cos my backlog was cleared out when I played this game a month ago.  Also, I liked this game, wanted to replay it, and did so in order to reassess its quality.”  “But do you really have the knowledge and foresight to properly analyze games like this in the detail they are accustomed to?”  “…No.  I played it for twelve hours and wrote a two page thing about it.  Is that unacceptable, Maple-chan?”  “I guess it’s fine.  But I’m not gonna read it.”  “Yeah, nobody will.  Nobody ever reads anything I write…”  “Okay… I’ll leave you alone now.” Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (4/24-4/30) I’m A Busy Little T-Girl

WhassupApologies for not getting a Hyperdevotion Noire review up.  Work, school, and family stuff all cut into the time I could put into that game.  Review should be up tomorrow evening.  Also, on May 31st I will (hopefully) release a novella I’m currently working on called Maple Loves Senpai.  It’s a story about a Japanese schoolgirl who gets absorption powers and is guided by the voice of her lover to consume people in order to transform herself into his ultimate waifu.  Many stereotypes and dark themes ensue.   Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (4/3-4/9) killyourself.exe

WataMote Kill Suicide Death Shame HatredAnother week, another rundown, another instance of me being depressed and dissatisfied with my very existence, but unable voice my frustrations to any single person.  Sure, I can post about it online, but that’s a lot like putting a message in a bottle and throwing it into a sea of nothing but messages in bottles. 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