Short Game Report: GemCraft – Chasing Shadows

Some years ago when the browser version of this game was new, I played quite a bit of it, as I was rather into the Tower Defense genre. I liked the way it played and what you could do (combine gems, switch them into different towers…). Relatively recently I discovered that they actually made a…

Currently (Re)Playing: Final Fantasy 15 (7)

During the last sessions I continued the main story up to the point where I have the material I need to repair the boat and continue on to the island. Also completed several sidequests along the way. I’m still enjoying the game on this second playthrough, finding new content here and there (the camp quest…

Gaming Memories – Dragon Crystal (Game Gear)

When asked what game introduced you to RPGs, often you’ll hear names like Final Fantasy, Phantasy Star, Baldur’s Gate, larger names like that. For me, it was a much smaller title: Dragon Crystal for the Sega Game Gear. While it wasn’t a full-blown rpg like the other titles, it had character levels, experience points, lots…

E3 2018 – Ubisoft Press Conference

Ubisoft’s press conferences have been pretty solid the last few years and this year wasn’t an exception. Thankfully they got Just Dance out of the way right at the start (though the dance number they did was entertaining enough for the present audience), cause that’s pretty much the least interesting title and really doesn’t even…

E3 2018 – Devolver “Press Conference”

Alright, now THIS was FUN! Short and entertaining, that’s pretty much what this fake press conference was, making fun of… well, essentially everything and everyone. Loot Boxes, the tendency of gamers to buy them, how the industry does press conferences, the “classic mini” consoles, you name it. And in the short 20 minutes they took,…

E3 2018 – Bethesda Press Conference

Well… that wasn’t good… (partially not Bethesda’s fault though) To be fair, both Rage 2 and Fallout 76 were leaked/announced before the conference… but both games don’t seem all that interesting to me either. Rage 2 might be better than the impression it gave, but Fallout 76 I could not care less about with the…

E3 2018 – Microsoft Press Conference

MS seems to have understood what was necessary to show at their press conference: lots of games, to make sure their existing console owners and potential future buyers know that there is a good supply of games coming. So that’s mostly what they did, besides also announcing the creation of a new development studio plus…

E3 2018 – EA Press Conference Thoughts

So, the yearly E3 event has started, eh? Let’s see what EA brought to the table this time. Interestingly they did NOT bring much for Battlefield V, mainly some footage that was a mix of cutscene and gameplay. They did officially announce “Royale” (a Battle Royale mode, how unsurprising), but more on that will only…

Currently Playing: Actraiser (Day 2 – End)

After going through the Act 2 level in Bloodpool again, I bluntly beat down the second phase of the boss with magic and continued on to Kasandora. The first level here was a bit annoying, but doable and the boss went down after I cast the selected spell a few times. Building the city in…

Currently (Re)Playing: Final Fantasy 15 (6)

Main Quest Progress After discussing a plan in a nearby camp, the party infiltrated the Empire base at night, destroyed some Magitek soldiers and mechs to get the Regalia back. When they reached it, Lunas’ brother arrived, but he was stopped by Ardyn. After returning to Lestallum, they learned about Jareds’ death at the hand…