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

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NIgmabox Rundown (6/13) E3 2017: Prelude To Final Climax

Well, after two days of staying up obscenely late and writing approximately 7,000 words on video games announcements, I am getting fed-up with this whole charade that points out just how darn formulaic I can be with these Rundowns.  I know that one of my weaknesses as a writer is my reliance on formula and a structure that I can base my writings about, and while I do try to break away from this when possible, it is far too easy to fall into a routine when doing something on a large scale.  Anyways, E3 is almost done, and I just have Nintendo’s showing and a few more things to take care of. Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (5/28-6/03) Natalie Avoided Wasting A Bunch Of Time!

So, I did not talk about this last week, but I played a bit of Fallout 4 recently thanks to it being free to play for a limited time window.  I was curious about how I would feel about the game, seeing as how I was very critical of it before release, and after spending 4 hours with it, I feel that I was completely right to think that.  The protagonist is severely limited by the inclusion of voice acting and a backed in backstory, the dialogue options are very poor at conveying the protagonist’s response, and the story begins with such a rapid and dramatic set-up that it all rings hollow.  Then there are the overburdened crafting and town building elements that I know I would have invested 100 hours into if I played this game properly. Continue reading

Fire Emblem Heroes Review

fire-emblem-heroes-header-2As Nintendo’s second effort to branch out into mobile game using one of their established IPs, Fire Emblem seems like an incredibly odd choice. While the series saw a rise in popularity after the release of Awakening in early 2013, it is still a very niche franchise for the company, and does not initially seem like the best fit for the platform, as the games are story driven strategy RPGs. In actuality, Fire Emblem Heroes proves to be a surprisingly good fit for the platform, a pretty solid strategy game, and also one of the most engrossing yet frustrating experiences I willingly put myself through in quite a while. Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (8/28-9/03) Lust Is Just A Frustrating Justice

32So, I announced that I was going to release a revised version of one of my stories, Psycho Shatter, on September 11th.  Well, progress has been slower than anticipated, and it will actually not be done until September 15th of so.  I underestimated the workload, and want to make sure I am happy with the final product by editing it once more.  Sorry that my output on that front has been so lacking as of late. Continue reading

Kirby Super Star Ultra Review

Kirby_Super_Star_Ultra_logoKirby Super Star Ultra is one of those games that regularly rings throughout my head whenever I try to pinpoint what my favorite games of all time truly are.  A title that I remember as a purely joyous experience, and one that shines brightly as a more traditional Kirby game, when they tend to be solid and fun platforming affairs.  Being a fickle and temperamental person, I chose to revisit and replay the title in order to remind me why I felt this way, and provide a review explaining why it is among my favorite games of all time. Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (6/14) E3 2016: This Isn’t Even My Final Form

AngerBefore getting into Nintendo, there are something things I missed yesterday where I spent roughly 9 hours on a thirteen page Rundown, where I tried my darndest to recap the presence of about thirty games and write my impressions on all of them.  Things slip through the cracks, and I didn’t even had time to shower yesterday I was so busy. Continue reading