Sunday, December 30, 2012

Game Review: Donkey Kong Country Returns

2D Action/Platformer; Wii; Nintendo/Retro Studios; 2010
This will be my final post for the year. At the time of writing this review "Crescent Reviews" have garnered 196 views since I started in mid-July, but for some reason not a single comment. Okay, I know that 196 views isn't a whole lot for a website but come on, at least let me know that some of you are actually paying attention to my random ramblings and semi-coherent reviews. I like to know if I'm doing well and I much prefer to know what I need to work on in my writing style. Anyway, enough of my complaining, and on to a review of retro revival game, this time we are back to the Jungle and going bonkers for Bananas because we are seeing the Return of everyone's favorite Primate infested nation: Donkey Kong Country!

Monday, December 24, 2012


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Merry Christmas from I Crescent, the lord and master of Crescent Reviews. And if you are wasting your time this holiday looking at my blog, then you must be a really lonely individual. Let us both drown ourselves silly in eggnog. For the rest of you, have a happy holiday and spend time with your friends and family, even if you don't want to.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Anime Review: GaoGaiGar

From the first few seconds of the opening theme, you pretty much know what kind of anime this is. Giant robots, alien invaders, and a theme song that details every major piece of information that the audience needs to know as well as some of the phrases you will hear characters shout out every single episode. Yep, it's one of those anime, and it is complete with a utterly ridiculous name that no matter how many times the opening song repeats it, it still sounds silly and incomprehensible. This is GaoGaiGar.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Crescent's Thoughts On: Are Video Games Art?

Sorry for the delay on this post. Computer problems and a task I had to do yesterday delayed the composition of this post. Anyway, I'm sure you have heard this question before: Are Video Games Art? This is a question that I think every form of entertainment has to come across as it grows into a more accepted medium. Video Games is just the most recent medium to try to cross the threshold of "Mindless Entertainment" into the posh realm of what we commonly refer to as "The Arts." People from within and outside of the Video Game industry have given their thoughts on the qualifications that Video Games have to meet in order to be considered an "Art;" however, my own opinion of this topic differs mainly because there is a question I think we need to answer FIRST before we talk about whether or not Video Games are Art. That question is: What IS Art?

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Anime Review: Great Teacher Onizuka

Hi there. I really have nothing much to say to start out this review. Only that my computer is craptastic, crashing every few hours or even every few minutes, even when there is nothing going on that would cause it to crash. Yeah, fun times. Anyway, this time I have something of a classic to review. Nearly everyone who has ever had any interest in anime probably have heard of Great Teacher Onizuka (or GTO) at some point in their hobby, but does this series hold up when one doesn't look at it with nostalgic eyes? Let's find out.