Gaming Impressions: Undertale

Believe it or not, I don’t sign on very often for the whole “indie game” experience. I see nothing wrong with them obviously, different strokes for different folks and that’s great. But take it from me, more times than not when new indie game comes out I very rarely if ever the first, second or…

Revisiting: Final Fantasy IX

   When I was younger, my mom used to take me to Blockbuster to rent something every friday. A time-honored tradition to most 90’s and even 80’s kids we would usually pick a video game. I distinctly remember finding the newest Final Fantasy at the time on the shelf and I instantly knew I had to…

Gaming Memories: Golden Sun

All things considered, there are only a handful of times where there was a game I absolutely HAD to have when I finally had the console I wanted

Gaming Memories: Game Gear Games

From other posts you might already know that the Sega Game Gear was the first gaming system I owned (got it as a christmas present). And I also wrote 2 separate posts on games that I had for it (Castle of Illusion and Dragon Crystal). But since I don’t really have some big story for…

Backlog Battle: Tower 57 (2017)

Well my second go at the twin-stick shooter genre at least went better than the last one (with Helldivers). Tower 57 is a Kickstarter-financed 2D-Pixel-art twin-stick shooter with an actual single-player campaign. But does that mean that I like it? Let’s see… Better first Impression Tower 57 has several nice aspects to it that I…

Gaming Memories: Castle of Illusion (Game Gear)

Castle of Illusion was one of the first games I played on the Game Gear and also my first Jump’n’Run overall. Honestly, I was pretty lucky in that regard, considering this was also a license adaptation. That could have gone a lot worse (thanks mom and dad for picking this one). As an introduction to…

Backlog Battle: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

I’m glad my next step on the Backlog Battle went better than the first. In contrast to the previous game, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is exclusively single-player. According to Steam I now have played this game around 3.3 hours and I dare say I enjoyed them significantly more than Helldivers. Type-0 HD is an action…

Gaming Memories: Operation: Inner Space

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before: A demon / evil force possesses your computer and now you have to enter it in a miniature plane / spaceship to re-capture your program icons and free your computer from the evil influence. Sounds like a plot that is right at home in the 90s, isn’t…

Backlog Battle: Helldivers (2015)

Well I guess it’s just as well that I begin this series with a game that I quickly kicked from my installed games list again… As part of working through my backlog, I selected Helldivers as the first title to try out. After a little under 2 hours I have my personal verdict on it….

Gaming Memories: Castle of the Winds

In the time before Windows 95, when Windows 3.1 / 3.11 were around, there were pretty much 2 “classes” of games: DOS games that were as you knew them at the time, taking up the whole screen, the interface seamlessly integrating into it (of course dependent on the quality of the developer) etc.. And then…