Octopath Traveler Review: Full Party

Real Talk By: Brian DK

Octopath Traveler is a delightful game that brings together classic JRPG gameplay with stunning storybook visuals. Unfortunately, Octopath falls into the many pitfalls that plague the JRPG genre, but still manages to tell eight stories in a beautiful world. Continue reading “Octopath Traveler Review: Full Party”

Top 5 Odd Game Endings

Real Talk By: Ms. Throwback

Many video games have the same boring ending.  The princess gets captured, you play the hero, she’s saved, all is well in the kingdom.  It might be boring but at least you can follow it.  Some endings are well, just strange.  So strange that we can’t even figure out what exactly is going on.  I’m about to tell you game endings so if you hadn’t figured it out yet, Spoiler Alert! Continue reading “Top 5 Odd Game Endings”

The Disney Afternoon Collection Review: Cartridge-Free Zone

Real Talk By: Haggy

I’ve always appreciated the idea of making collection titles like this.  It’s a nice way of keeping older games in the minds of fans, making sure there’s always an easier way to play. For example if you no longer have a Nintendo Entertainment System, this works out great. Continue reading “The Disney Afternoon Collection Review: Cartridge-Free Zone”

Yooka-Laylee Review: Retro Duo

Real Talk By: Haggy

Brought to us by Playtonic Games and Team 17, Yooka-Laylee is the spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie.  When I say spiritual successor, it might as well be the direct sequel.  It’s made by many of the same individuals.  Is it basically just a modern remastering/touch-up of old games, or do we have something fresh?
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Top 10 Obscenely Hard NES Games

Real Talk by: Rickayyyyy

It’s weird how the definition of a hard video game has changed over the years.  Games we view as hard now would have been a walk in the park back in the days of NES.  See, when Nintendo released their first game system, it was very limiting in terms of how complex the games could be.  They just couldn’t make most games long enough for a single play through to be considered worth it.  So they took a much different route than most modern-day games: they ramped up the difficulty to such a degree as to make it incredibly hard to beat.  Also that there was less knowledge of what made a good game contributed to some games being much harder than they needed to be.  As a result, there are many obscenely hard games on the NES.  Here’s my list of what I believe to be the 10 hardest. Continue reading “Top 10 Obscenely Hard NES Games”