Looking Back on the Last Several Months

So my last post here was nearly a year ago…not exactly something I intentionally meant to do. Nevermind, let me catch up.

Since then, I’ve been still gaming just not reviewing things as I once did. Admittedly, most of it spent on FIFA 14 (PS3), a truck load of games on the PS Vita (mainly thanks to the excellent Playstation Plus service) and the odd sessions on Steam. Continue reading

Got a PS Vita!

I finally picked up a PS Vita along with a few games; Mortal Kombat, Rayman Origins and Everybody’s Golf a couple of weeks ago on good old eBay. All of ’em I found to be a bit boring in all honesty. Everybody’s Golf was pretty fun but not fun enough to keep hold of while it had some selling power. I recouped about £20-odd quid making my 3G Vita and it’s 8GB memory about £100. Continue reading

Site Update: Refocus

It’s been almost a year now since I last posted. I was planning on carrying on posting various articles last year but other more pressing issues popped up. First, Valve’s addictive virtual hat economy which I’ve sort of left since the better half of last year and then finally prioritizing a few things in the real world.

Having said all that, here I am, not sure exactly what to do. My interest in RPG Maker games has never been so low, I occasionally drift into the usual sites which have remained loyal to the scene unlike myself. I’ve not touched a RPG Maker since the last review I wrote up here and that was over a year ago. I don’t think I’ll start playing those games anytime soon so I’ll need to refocus my articles elsewhere.

I had a quick glance at my blog’s stats, WordPress gives a good breakdown on what I did right and it seems Skyrim with all it’s trouble is the most popular topic here even though I briefly mentioned a few things I had trouble with. These bugs have not yet been fixed officially and the game has been out for over a year now. Such is the pile of trash that Bethesda released that fall.

The theme I’m using has added an annoying footer whenever you scroll so I’ll have to either change it or try to just ignore it. For now I’ll leave it as it is.

Finally, I purchased Playstation Plus for a couple of years when Deus Ex: Human Revolution was on there, such a brilliant game. I wasn’t expecting a masterpiece when I first saw it but it instantly became the best PS3 game I played. I doubt any other game will top it in the PS3’s shelf-life.

Until my next post (hopefully not in almost a year’s time again), cheerio.

Spiral Knights: Missions Impressions

It’s been a while since I played Spiral Knights (or posted here). Usually I would just log onto craft something and leave, I lost any incentive to carry on fighting the same old enemies day after day. To freshen things up, Three Rings recently released a big update which includes the much anticipated missions to flesh out the game plot and give rewards to the players based on that. Continue reading

RPG Maker Review: To the Moon

Fly Me to the Moon

To the Moon is the first commercial RPG Maker game I’ve played as well as being my first review of 2012. A game made by a small indie team called Freebird Games,  it’s available for download on their site at the price of nearly £10 (a generous one-hour trial is available too). This price is pretty hefty for a game offering only fours of game play but I’ll give my opinion on what it’s worth down below.

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Review of 2011

The year 2011 proved to be “a game of two halves” for me in terms of my personal life but gaming-wise it was one of the better years of gaming for me. The motivation to play video games was still burning bright through the entire year right until the end which was pretty rare for me as I’m easily susceptible to ‘gaming burnout’.

I’ll be going in the order I got around to playing the following games last year, this is the first part and a final part will follow as soon as I’ve written up that section. On a side note, I won’t be delving into any RPG maker games as I covered all the ones I played in my game reviews. Continue reading

Skyrim: The Buggy Civil War Quest Line

A week ago, I had the pleasure of playing through a horrendously buggy and dull quest line when I joined the Imperial Legion. I’m sure it’s just as bad on the other side (Stormcloaks) but there is the potential to wreck your progress if you fail to take heed ahead of starting each and every quest you do (like most other quests in Skyrim). I’m playing the PS3 version so I don’t know if this is just a bug for this platform. Continue reading