Nigmabox Rundown (4/30-5/06) Which Breath of The Wild Dub Is The Least Worse?

One of the more upsetting things for me about Breath of the Wild, at least conceptually, as I have yet to play the game, is how there was no option to change the spoken language of its characters without also changing the in-game text.  It is a petty thing, but I never associated the denizens of Hyrule as being English speakers, as the snippets of Hylian featured in prior games did not sound like English.  I bring this up because the ability to change the spoken language was added with a recent patch, but now I need to figure out which dub sounds the best, or the least worse. Continue reading

The End of 2016!

p4g-fin-the-end-goodbye-forever-i-am-done-with-thisSeeing as how the year is at its end, it is time to look back and assess 2016.  There were some real bad things that happened throughout the past 366 days, most of them relating to the world at large, but the year did have some high points, at least for me.  I started my gender transition, met my significant other, put out a novel and novella, started attending a real college, and started a new better job.  I also reviewed over fifty games this past year, many of which I loved, and I feel it is appropriate to summarize and celebrate my favorite special treats I’ve indulged in throughout 2016.   Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (10/30-11/05) NaNoWriMo Is A Fool’s Endeavor

vlcsnap-2016-11-03-23h36m37s763The very concept of National Novel Writing Month just confuses me.  While in the past I have been able to write stories very quickly, mostly due to a lot of job-based downtime, a luxury I lack at my current employer, the concept of completing a full 50,000 word story within only thirty days not only sounds difficult, but counter intuitive.  A novel is judged based on the quality of its words, story, and characters, none of which would likely be particularly refined after being cranked out at nearly 2,000 words a day with no break.  Oh, but I suppose this is just to get would-be writers’ butts in gear so they actually finish their story, and I’d be lying if I said that such an endeavor was an ill advised one. Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (7/3-7/9) I Am Forever Broken

20160706222025_1So, I’ve been doing this for, what, three years now?  I literally just remembered that I needed to post this within the past twenty minutes.  Yeah, let that be a sentiment to how awful I can be at managing my various tasks and assignments, so long as they are self imposed at the very least.  I mean, I never missed an assignment in school, and I didn’t even use an assignment notebook in high school, so why that diligence didn’t transfer over is beyond me.    Continue reading

Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma Review

20160704103557_1Well, it’s finally here.  After 3.5 years of anticipation, and a second playthrough for both 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors and Virtue’s Last Reward, the conclusionary chapter of the Zero Escape series Zero Time Dilemma is finally here.  I already spoke of my love for this series, so without further ado, let’s jump right in. Continue reading

Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward Review

Zero Escape Vol. 2_ Virtue's Last Reward (99)Following the initial release of 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors, the game failed to capture a sizable market in Japan, with sales failing to surpass 50,000, while in the west it sold enough to justify a second printing.  Because of this the game was viewed as a success, and a sequel was put forward, one that would release on two platforms in order to maximize the audience, feature a far larger and more ambitious story, and be rebranded under the moniker of Zero Escape.  However, the game failed to perform adequately in Japan, and there was a brief period where it was believed the series would end forever on the cliffhanger of the series.  Which would have been a colossal shame, but that isn’t the case as the final chapter is due out in a week.  But before that, let’s dig into the middle chapter of this trilogy with Virtue’s Last Reward. Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (6/5-6/11) PRE3 2016: Now With Less Eroge

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E3 2016 is days away, and PRE3 2016 is in full effect.  Reveals were made, trailers dropped, and leaks are still dripping from the sweaty underbelly of the video game industry in anticipation for the hype driven commercialized video game event of the year.  I could be jaded and cynical about the whole blasted affair, but I’d gain nothing but smug satisfaction in doing so.  It’s a fun and exciting time in the world of video games, so I may try to enjoy it and everything related to it. Continue reading