Recettear, An Item Shop’s Tale is a Good Buy

It isn’t often a come across a money management game that’s actually fun and has an appealing personality. Recettear, An Item Shop’s Tale is about a young girl named Recette, whose adventurer father leaves her in an empty home with a colossal debt weighing down on her tiny reserve of cash. Tear, a fairy contracted […]

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, ALL the Familiars

If you like Hayao Miyazaki movies and video games, I’m about to BLOW YOUR FREAKIN’ MIND. Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is the new Studio Ghibi piece that most everyone is going to want to get. It’s a nostalgic adventure RPG with a familiar collection system reminiscent of Pokemon. The plot is […]

Skyrim Hearthfire DLC, or Skyrim Cribs

Bethesda finally says “I love you” to all the pack rats and completionists of Skyrim with Hearthfire. This content-over-quest DLC pack gives you all the space you need to store your goodies while offering you slight (keyword) customization of how your home looks. I say slight because the final product of each wing/room always looks […]

Faster Than Light, Right Into a Wall

Ten dollars isn’t bad for a roguelike spaceship simulator RPG. Faster Than Light is a fun game, but sadly lacks the necessary qualities to cause an addiction. “Something fun on occasion that tapers off due to lack of measurable progress,” perhaps. Piloting a crew across a warzone of a galaxy, battling rebel ships, alien lifeforms, […]

Downward Spiral Knights

Say I took a Medieval clockwork theme and slapped it onto Legend of Zelda: Four Swords, and accidentally spilled some annoying MMO elements all over the place. That’s Spiral Knights in a nutshell. A warning to MMO seekers out there: Free to play means “pay to actually enjoy” more often than not. In this case, […]

Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls, Mix and Match

It’s a little wonky to go from Dark Souls to Demon’s Souls, and I’m not just talking about you die-hard (and often) Souls games fans out there. A lot of people would say Demon’s Souls is inferior to Dark Souls, and while that may be fundamentally true, it’s only because Dark Souls is a good […]

Guild Wars 2, Online Gaming is… Fun?!

Once upon a time, I heard that Guild Wars 2 would change the way MMORPGs work forever. Me being me, I took the sarcastic approach and said, “Psh, sure, like they can make an MMO that’s actually consistently entertaining.” Secretly drawn by the frail hope of finally discovering a good MMO, I decided to buy […]

Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, Misery Requires Company

As it turns out, I managed to find a couch buddy for Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, and thanks to that, I managed to worm my way further into the game. I’ve got some good news and bad news, most of which relates to the gameplay mechanics. The rest of the bad news is for you […]

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia – Tips and Tricks Two

I’m back! And my body is ready. Ready to tell you how to beat the really hard Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia bosses, that is! If you’re like me and you want to collect one of every item in every game possible despite the tremendous difficulty and dedication required to do so, then you’ve come to […]

Skyrim’s Dawnguard DLC: A Big Game Made Better

I’m pretty sure Skyrim was my first review, and in that review I was pretty discontent with the excess of glitches. Much to my surprise, the Dawnguard DLC expansion has thus far been free of any noteworthy bugs. I’ve crashed to desktop a few times, but the triple autosave mechanic makes that completely forgivable. So let’s get on […]