Top Ten Games of E3 2013Another E3 has come and gone. E3 2013 certainly was an exciting time for most gamers. The next-gen consoles were given price and launch details and each of the major console companies brought their A-game when it came to announcing new content for their systems. While Nintendo may have forgone the usual high profile press conference in favor of a simpler Nintendo Direct, they weren't an exception by any means. They showed off a bevy of Wii U and 3DS games, which, while mostly being previously announced, all looked really great. And this is a list of my Top Ten Games at 2013.
First, let's list a few things to keep in mind. Number 1: This list will only have games that are coming to consoles that I own (ie Nintendo consoles). After all, it's hard to get excited for a game I might not have the chance to play. Number 2: I won't be including a game if it was listed in last year's E3 top ten list. It should go without saying that I'm excited for those titles. So, sorry ahead of tim
Pokemon Blue Review- Birthday SpecialSo, today's my 21st birthday. If I were JonTron, I'd celebrate the occasion by getting as drunk as a skunk and playing Castlevania: The Adventure. But I'm not JonTron. No, I've got...standards. Instead, I decided I'd do something equally special. Today, I'd like to talk about one of the first gaming experiences: Pokemon Blue.
Pokemon Blue will forever hold a special place in my heart. It was the first game I ever owned and played. I still remember the day I got it vividly. I got this game on my birthday many years ago. This was in the late 90s. I was in elementary school at the time, and, as anyone who was in grade school at the time will tell you, Pokemon was the shit. It was awhile before I got to go on my own virtual Pokemon adventure. I got to play my sister's Red cartridge on the odd occasion, but that was about it. But when I finally got my own Pokemon game, let me tell you, the feeling was ethereal. I
Pandora's Tower ReviewThis is it. After years of campaigning and letter writing, the last of the three Operation Rainfall games has arrived: Pandora's Tower. I must admit, out of the three games, this is the one for which I was most excited. While I can appreciate a good RPG, I do generally prefer action-adventure titles. Pandora's Tower is probably the odd man out of the three games, as it doesn't have the pedigree of The Last Story nor the critical praise of Xenoblade. Seeing as this game is in a different genre, I'm a little baffled as to why this particular game was chosen to tie up the big three. Regardless, I'd heard several people say that this was the weakest of the three Operation Rainfall, but what's my opinion on the game? Is it worthy of standing next to the likes of Xenoblade and The Last Story, or should I have listened to all the naysayers who say it isn't worth my time?
Pandora's Tower follows the tale of Aeron, a knight on a quest to cure his belove
Crimson Shroud ReviewWay back in the day, when the only video games I was interested in were Pokemon and Zelda, I was into table-top gaming. I liked collecting the models and staging makeshift battles with them that were decided by the role of a die. Heck, I still paint miniature figures for people today as a job. I've rolled my fair share of d20s in my time. So, it's only fitting that I took an interest in Crimson Shroud, one of the other Guild 01 games that takes its inspiration from the table-top days of yore.
The plot is a fairly generic fantasy set-up. You play as three Chasers (the game's fancy term for “bounty hunter”) who also fill the stereotypical class roles of mage, archer, and fighter. And thank heavens these three characters aren't a elf, a man, and a dwarf, because this game doesn't need another cliché to drag it down. I could name these characters, but to be quite frank, they're so bland and forgettable. And what are these t