October 11, 2010
The cliche move of walking to your local garage sale to find old discarded NES games is becoming a thing of the past.
With countless new generations of video games falling into the laps of today’s youth, old cartridges are becoming harder to find. I know I’d never give up my old games, but some people don’t know the value of what they hold in their hands. To raise awareness for collectors, I’m going to go over just how our beloved NES and Genesis games are meeting their end.
Garage sale decline: By now, the peek season for buying old games at garage sales has pretty much passed. The generation that played those games as kids are now Read the rest of this entry »
June 30, 2010
Well I’ll be talking about music as usual, of course this time my complaint is with one of the big sellers of this year: Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver. Now of course I will openly say that I was initially wary of this game because it was, in fact, my favorite out of the series, and I really did not want to be disappointed, nor to pay $40. So naturally I did not buy it, but of course I checked out the music, and I was dismayed to find something that stopped far short of it’s potential.
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June 22, 2009
After hearing “the Price of Freedom” a couple times I decided it was about time I finally gave the full soundtrack a listen through. Before hearing it my initial thoughts still echoed after listening to the soundtrack and reading the plot: are we really still doing this? At ground value, it’s about time they stopped “milking” the Final Fantasy VII cow to death… no really. Uematsu left square already because he didn’t like square’s new facilities, but I wouldn’t hold it against him if he resented the reskinning as much as any intelligent gamer (not that he has a choice since he doesn’t have rights to any FF music).
Now before I get any further I just want to state that I’ll get my ranting out first because I believe that although Crisis Core is one too many, fresh composer Takeharu Ishimoto deserves a fair chance to be considered despite square’s decisions.
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May 29, 2009
Angry at Andrew for not continuing this potentially fun series, I decided to post a video in his absence… and I’m sure it will please everyone.
So… How many people, by a show of hands, liked Mega Man 2. Yeah? So did I. Sure, it was a tough game at parts, but it was FUN – something lacking in many of today’s games. Now, who here by a show of hands would play Mega Man 2 again if it was slightly modded to incorporate some of the finer points of 3D while still keeping the feel of the 2D game.
I’m sure the answer to that is a resounding yes, with the exception of the few of you who are too conservitive to change anything about the past. Read the rest of this entry »
April 20, 2009
So there is one version of Tetris I forgot to mention in the last article. I’m sure you’ll love it. It’s easy to win, and even easier to master! Best yet! You can get a high score every time… and never lose!
For those who got mad at Bastard Tetris back in the last post, check out this version!