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

Now Playing: Dragon Quest IX, Super Scribblenauts and Others

I haven’t really been updated this blog as much as I ought to (thanks largely to Team Fortress 2) but that’s slowing down quite a bit so I’ll probably be updating this more.

I’ve played several games over the last few months, most of them DS games including the likes of Radiant Historia, Ghost Trick and 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors. I have thought of writing some reviews but it’d be unjust to do so when I can vaguely remember my experiences well enough to write more than a few sentences. Instead, I’ll just mention that Radiant Historia is an excellent RPG with a great story and some strong character development. It also has a truck load of endings and you can’t help but compare it to the brilliant Chrono Trigger. I actually enjoyed this game more than the Chrono Trigger remake on the DS. If you’re into grid-based battles and a lengthy RPG, give it a shot. The other games are worth a mention but maybe I’ll replay them and write a separate article or something.

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