Pikmin 3 Review

pikmin-3-logoThe third title of the Pikmin series released two weeks ago. I was a huge fan of the first game, and I always thought the series was the quality I’ve come to expect from Shigeru Miyamoto. I actually bought my Gamecube when Pikmin released  on December 2, 2001 as it was the first title I was interested in enough to buy the console. It is still to date one of the only Real Time Strategy games I enjoy. Though it is hard to compare it to other RTS games, which might be why I enjoy it. Continue reading Pikmin 3 Review

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks Review

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The last DS Zelda game released on December 7th, 2009. I got it at launch and played the first few dungeons, but ultimately lost interest in the game as other games came out. After I finally went back to finish Skyward Sword, I decided I would go back and finish Spirit Tracks as well. I don’t like having unfinished Zelda games on my plate. Continue reading The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks Review

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Review

The_Legend_of_Zelda_-_Skyward_Sword_(logo)This review has been a long time coming. Skyward Sword released November 18th, 2011 which was a year and a half ago from now. Given how big a fan of the Zelda franchise I am, one would assume I would have played through the game in a matter of days. That however was not the case. Even today I have not completed the game, though I am now at the end. This can be attributed to a number of things. I didn’t finish it in the first place because I hadn’t really been all that interested in it when it was launching. It came out in the middle of a new Assassin’s Creed and Elder Scrolls titles, and while I am a bigger Zelda fan that any of the other franchises, I had been uphappy with the focus on motion controls and character that felt more at home in anime than Zelda. This meant that when it did come out, I spent very little time on it and instead opted to spend my gaming hours on other titles. The next mistake was playing the game with Tyler. I love playing games with Tyler, but I need to remember to only play games that I’ve already played before with her. Playing with her means I can’t play when she isn’t here, and if she isn’t feeling like it, I’m out of luck. Continue reading The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Review

Dishonored Review

dishonored-logoI started Dishonored about a week ago, and despite being a Bethesda game, it is quite short. I completed my first playthrough of the game in around 10 hours, but I’ve already started another playthrough. My first impressions of the game were… different than I expected. I had anticipated something from Bethesda playing more like Skyrim, but Bethesda only published the game; Arkane Studios actual made it.This immediately begins to make sense as the game feels very much like Bioshock, and Arkane Studios made Bioshock II. However, as I love the Bioshock series, a game that plays like it is hardly bad. Continue reading Dishonored Review

Skyrim Review

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Skyrim originally launched November 11th, 2011. Between it, Assassin’s Creed Revelations, Zelda: Skyward Sword, and the release of SWTOR a month later, I never really got the time on it I wanted. I came to the Elder Scroll series through Fallout, but had only played Oblivion before Skyrim. I’ve never taken the time to play through the previous three titles like I had done for Fallout. Regardless, I did enjoy Oblivion quite a bit so I was pretty excited about Skyrim. After the hype of SWTOR wore off and I allowed myself to get back to other games, Skyrim always seems to be at the top of the list to get done. I’ve picked it back up and stopped again half a dozen times since it’s release. In that time, three different DLC’s have been released for the game adding even more hours to the game. However, after one year and three months, I finally “finished” the game. As anybody who has played Bethesda games before can tell you, you could spend a lifetime completing every quest in a given title, but I completed enough of it that I feel ok to finally move on to other things. Continue reading Skyrim Review