Thursday, September 5, 2013

Profound Sadness: Cloudberry Kingdom

Let me put one thing out there first and foremost: I haven't played Cloudberry Kingdom. The reason for that is simply because I don't fucking want to.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

In Defense: DuckTales Remastered

When you think of current video games that are based upon things such as movie and cartoon franchises, your stomach tends to turn and get upset. Well, mine does anyway. Generally speaking, such games receive extremely low review scores and are panned by gamers, with only a few that manage to reach decent recognition and actually deserve that praise. Perhaps the last really great example was Spider-Man 2, which was released around the same time as the film. I had a lot of fun with that one, and I don't think I know anyone who looks back on it and thinks, "What a piece of fuckin' shit."

(The Thing was pretty damn good too...but moving onward...)

Thursday, August 1, 2013

World 10: Classic Mega Man Stage Music (Part 5)

Here we are, at the final portion of this World Ten list which brings everything to a close with some sweet tracks from Mega Man 9 and 10. Let's finish this off!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

World 10: Classic Mega Man Stage Music (Part 4)

Now we come to Mega Man 7 and Mega Man 8. Both of these games aren't held in high regard compared to the rest of the series, for various reasons. I think the dislike for Mega Man 7 is totally unmerited...but Mega Man 8 sure is a piece of shit!

Monday, July 29, 2013

World 10: Classic Mega Man Stage Music (Part 3)

This particular entry highlighting stage music in the classic Mega Man is going to be rather tricky. This isn't because Mega Man 5 and 6 are so full of great music that it's difficult to choose just one, mind you...but rather, their soundtracks actually pale in comparison to those of the previous four games. I'll do my damnedest, though!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

World 10: Classic Mega Man Stage Music (Part 2)

Welcome to the second part of my Mega Man music marathon! This time around, I'll highlight my favourite tracks from Mega Man 3 and 4!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

World 10: Classic Mega Man Stage Music (Part 1)

I've been on a bit of a classic Mega Man kick ever since the announcement of his inclusion in the new Super Smash Bros. game at this year's E3. There's no better third party character that they could've added to the roster than the Blue Bomber, and it is of my opinion that he should have been in Brawl rather than Sonic the Hedgehog. I could be biased however, because I just really don't like Sonic all that much, and I suppose a lot of people have always wanted to see Mario and the Blue Blur to duke it out.

Anyway, as Peter Parker's uncle's sister's former gynecologist once said, "With great Mega Man, comes great music." You can't make up a glorious quote like that, so just trust me on this one. The Mega Man series is renowned not only for its razor-sharp gameplay and intense difficulty curve, but also for its vast array of pulsing, catchy musical compositions that accompany the stages throughout the games. Although the quality of an entire soundtrack tends to vary from game to game, overall the Mega Man series is responsible for some of the best video game music you could ever treat your ears to.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

FPS Boss Blues

This post will definitely contain spoilers...just a heads up!


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

In Defense: ZombiU

ZombiU was released alongside Nintendo's Wii U console in November, with a mature and hardcore game style and what appeared to be truly horrifying elements that seem to be so absent in zombie-focused games as of late. Ubisoft's title received a pretty mixed reception from review sites and other publications, which I can somewhat understand as it depends largely upon the expectations of the player. These reviews ranged from about a 3.5 all the way up to a 9 out of ten, which really illustrates the divergence of review scores. I've touched on this game briefly in one of my more recent entries, but having just begun ZombiU's Survival mode and becoming absolutely hooked all over again, I decided that it's a game that very much deserves a write up all to itself, so here are my two cents: ZombiU is fucking sweet.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

World Ten: Favourite Games of 2012

As a way to polish off the year, I wanted to highlight my favourite games of 2012. These are in no particular order, bear in mind...because all of these games are fuckin' amazing and you should be sure to check them out! Hope you enjoy, and let's get to it!