Nigmaboc Rundown (4/09-4/15) Q1 2017 Was The Best Quarter For Video Games

Recently, discussions have begun about how 2017 might just be one of the best years in video gaming, as the first quarter of the year was home to an excess of stellar titles.  However, I can’t help but find any of those claims to be a bit overly presumptuous, as the year is still beginning.  But if people were instead talking about how Q1 was the best quarter in the history of gaming, then that it both entirely justifiable, and those people are probably right considering the number of great games that came out in those 90 days.  The only one of which I played was Dragon Quest VIII…  Man, I am really disconnected from the cultural zeitgeist.   Continue reading

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Nigmabox Rundown (5/15-5/21) Press T Switch

Press SwitchSo after two years of anticipation, Press-Switch, a body swap and tg focused visual novel that is also one of my favorite games of all time, is about to get its first update in two years.  An update in the form of a single route that will effectively double the length of the game.  It’s still months away, but once it releases, I’ll probably drop everything I have before going through all routes and writing a praise heavy review for the game.  I could go on right now about how its characters are varied and memorable.  Its scenarios nuanced and engaging.  Its scope colossal and diverse.  Its tone delightfully dark and even deprived at times.  Along with how it influenced me as a writer.  But I am a patient person, and can wait another seventeen months, much less… however many it takes. Continue reading