When Advance Wars: Days of Ruin was released, I was not convinced that changing the setting and characters of the series was going to make a better game. I have played all the Advance Wars games that have been released in North America, and I became attached to the light-hearted characters and overall look of the series. Days of Ruin has replaced the setting with a more serious story and characters; a more war-like setting.
After playing through most of the game, I have actually been pleasantly surprised by the entire experience. Continue reading
I have a strange relationship with the Trine series.
My first experience with the original Trine was on the Playstation 3 while playing with a friend. I enjoyed the first hour of Trine enough that, after learning that the game was not released for the Xbox 360, I purchased the PC version for myself. I played through the entire game alone, and once I had finished the game I never played it again.
Even so, I enjoyed playing Trine and the game was a memorable experience for me. I’ve been looking forward to Trine 2 since the day I finished the original game, so I purchased Trine 2 as soon as the game became available. Unfortunately, I’m not sure it was worth the wait. Continue reading
Before the next Legend of Zelda game is released, Nintendo needs to stop for a moment and pay attention to what other developers are doing. Being innovative is great, but not all unoriginal ideas are bad ideas.
There are a handful of specific ideas that I would like to see in the next generation Legend of Zelda game. You have likely read some similar arguments in the past, but that doesn’t make them any less valid.
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As promised, I purchased Bastion shortly after Christmas and have been slowly playing through the game for the past month. Earlier this week, I finally completed the game, and I was left very impressed.
In a word, Bastion is fun. It’s not a groundbreaking video game, but it is extremely well made and memorable. Bastion is no stranger to praise, and there isn’t much to be said that hasn’t already been said by someone else. Nevertheless, I have a few high points I’d like to share about this magnificent game. Continue reading