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Published Review – Mega Man 10 (XBLA)

Mega Man 10

http://archive.purdueexponent.org/?module=article&story_id=20937

“Mega Man 10” is a loving tribute to classic gaming. Gamers who grew up on the series will embrace the game’s retro difficulty, but players who lack that nostalgia will likely find only frustration or boredom. For most, the game will serve better as a history lesson – a glimpse into what video games used to be, faults and all.

 

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Analysis – The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)

February 24, 2010 3 comments

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Title Screen

(This is an assignment I did for my Writing in Virtual Worlds and Games class, posted on my personal blog with permission. I have made minor changes to the text and images.) Read more…

How Rock Band has affected how I listen to music

August 29, 2009 Leave a comment
Rock Band 2

Rock Band 2

(EDIT: This article was featured on Bitmob at http://bitmob.com/articles/how-rock-band-has-affected-how-i-listen-to-music )

I am a huge fan of Rock Band. I play it almost daily, but not as a social function like many who play the game; for me, it’s a solitary experience that I find both relaxing and stress relieving. I do some of my best thinking with a plastic fake guitar in my hands.

It was during one particularly long session of Rock Band late into the night that I came to a pretty shocking realization: not only have I not purposely listened to music outside of the various music rhythm video games for several months, I also hadn’t even realized this fact until that moment.

Rock Band and its ilk have completely changed how I purchase, consume, and think about music.

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No More Heroes (Wii)

April 7, 2008 1 comment

Two months ago, I beat No More Heroes. It took me about 10 hours to complete, and I haven’t touched the game since. So why has it taken me this long to write about the game?

The simple answer is that I do not know how I feel about this game. I was hoping that taking time away from the game would help refine my opinion and give me the ability to, at the very least, recommend it to someone or not.

It didn’t. I am still just as torn as the day I ejected the disc.  At the risk of sounding overly negative, this game is objectively terrible.  Looking past No More Heroes‘ myriad of problems is a requirement to gain any enjoyment from the game.

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Top Game(s) of the Year?

November 27, 2007 Leave a comment

2007 was an extraordinary year for video games, there’s no doubt about that. The number of “triple A” titles was incredible. I can’t think of a year that I felt so continually satisfied by new game releases, big and small. As the year is winding down and the (good) new releases are slowing, I figured it was a good time to take a look back and remember the games I enjoyed from this year. My hope is that I will take the games that impacted me the most and write a bit about them as time permits.

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