Sunday, October 27, 2013

Crescent's Thoughts On: Games about Mundane things.

An engaging game about a boring job.
Honestly, I had nothing planned for today. I got school work to do, a wedding to attend, and a Black Belt testing to get ready for. So yeah, writing reviews and playing games is kind of pushed aside for now. However, next week I should have less on my plate for a while. But while I was sitting at my computer wondering what the HELL I am going to do for this post, I found a video that Youtube recommended for me which was a Let's Play of the PC game "Papers, Please." I was aware of the game before watching the Let's Play and I knew the basic premise, you are a border inspector to a fascist communist fictional nation and all you do is approve or deny entry. That's it. You also have to manage your budget as you are paid for each person processed, but are penalized for when you make a mistake, like letting a person in with invalid or missing documents. There are also terrorist attacks, a secret cult, and an overall oppressive atmosphere, but I'm not here to talk about the game. Not really. What I'm here to talk about is the rather fascinating genre of games that I can best describe as "Doing boring things."

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Anime Review: NieA under 7

Not much to say this week. Things are starting to wind down a bit, I don't have as many things going on this week. My testing is still two weeks away as well as the wedding I'm to be attending, but I don't have anything due for the week. Yeah, not much going on, so time for an anime review about aliens and mundanity.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Game Review: Radiant Historia

RPG; Nintendo DS; Atlus; 2011
Not much has changed since last week, other than the fact that I'm still a little overwhelmed by all the things I have to do over the course of this month. Anyway, it's time for the first Video Game review in a while. If you are wondering when I'm going to do my Shining Force III Scenario 3 review, that will come when I beat the game. When am I going to beat the game? Well, I beat it as soon as-OH Look a butterfly, let's forget this entire conversation. Anyway, this week is an obscure goody called Radiant Historia.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Anime Review: Dirty Pair/Dirty Pair Flash

I'm going to be a bit busy for the rest of the month. The reason for it is because I not only have classes going on right now, but I also have a Black Belt testing to get ready for, AND I'm going to be attending a wedding at the end of the month. That's right, I'm going to a wedding on Halloween, the bride and groom are weird. Anyway, here is another written review, this time you are getting a double douse of anime: Dirty Pair and it's movies and OVAs as well as it's sequel Dirty Pair Flash...... AHHHHH!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Special Report: Mighty no. 9 SUCCESSFULLY FUNDED!

Was it any surprise that this game was going to be funded? It is a classic style action platformer made by several of the people who MASTERED the genre all the way back in the 80 with a tiny little series of games called Mega Man. Since the conclusion of the PAX panel where Keiji Inafune revealed to the world this project, and how it was going to be funded by Kickstarter with HEAVY emphasis on fan involvement, there was no doubt that the $900K initial goal would be cleared. But with that goal having been reach within the first 24 HOURS the only question that remained, apart from Call's design, was can we reach the major stretch goals that we fans wanted. Well, we did... to the tune of $4 MILLION!! What does that mean, the fanbase of Mighty no. 9, a game that hasn't been made yet and no one even knew existed until a month ago, was able to raise enough money to HIT EVERY SINGLE STRETCH GOAL SET FOR THE GAME!