Scorpion

        Personally, I did enjoy the Spiderman movies, but I got a lot more enjoyment out of the video games based on them. Except 3. That game… that game was not good. But the sins of Spiderman 3 is a story for another day. For now, I want to talk about the first Spiderman movie game. While the latter two used an open world sandbox, the first was closer to a beat-em-up game, where you’re proceeding to an objective and enemies are in your way, though given Spiderman’s ability to cling to walls and swing about on webs, it offered a lot more mobility than most of that genre. Continue reading

Abomination

        When I left off, I was describing the Devil Hulk boss fight, and how it tried to force Bruce to destroy, maim, and slaughter in order to protect himself from humanity. Bruce resists this temptation, and uses his device to destroy the tempter, his personal devil. However, he is not the only one suffering from this sort of problem. Continue reading

Devil Hulk

        I recently got Hulk: Ultimate Destruction, after years of it sitting on my wish list. It didn’t disappoint at all. I heard it was a game where you could play as the Hulk, rampaging around the city and destroying everything in sight, and it was. I heard you can make all sorts of ludicrous weapons out of things like cars and the like, and you can. But what really surprised me was that a game so focused on the simple joy of destruction can also have a gripping plot too. Continue reading

Thardus

         Metroid Prime is, in my opinion, one of the best games ever made. Prime 2 and Corruption were good too, but not as impressive. The Metroid series is all about a sense of isolation, a sense that you’re alone in an alien world, finding a way to survive through your weaponry and what you can find. Continue reading

Dark Mind

        The Kirby series, on face value, appears to be idyllic and whimsical, like a cartoon for little kids. Your enemies are cute monsters with simple designs. You’re playing as an adorable pink puffball and the gameplay is incredibly simplistic. There are pitfalls, but they’re nothing to worry about when you can fly. Enemies aren’t so tough when you can… eat… them? Okay, maybe it’s not so lighthearted. Continue reading

Next Generation Special Forces

         Metal Gear Solid was a phenomenal game, becoming so popular that many people forget that there were two games before it, Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2. Sadly, I cannot talk about those games, as I have not played them. Maybe in the future they can be discussed. But for now, I want to look at the first game in the Metal Gear Solid series. Continue reading

Ninetails

         Okami is, by pretty much every account, a visually stunning game, with good reason. The premise is that you play as the Japanese god Amaterasu, usually called Ammy here, who is fighting to banish the evil forces covering the land and restore the true nature of the land around her, which has become dark and vile. And when I say vile, I mean normal humans are turned to stone and Ammy herself, despite being a god, has her life slowly ripped away until she dies or leaves the polluted area. Yikes. Continue reading

Rumia

        I am a huge fan of the Touhou Project series. It is a ‘Bullet Hell’ style shooter game filled with many interesting and unique characters, most with some kind of mythological origin, which in turn lead to my fascination with Japanese mythology. However, today I’m going to talk about a character who seems to lack any origin at all, and who is rarely given too much thought. Continue reading

Puppet Walkers

        Today I’ll be talking about the enemies from Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles 2. Unlike the vast majority of games based on the Naruto anime, this game came up with its own original plot and villains, instead of simply rehashing the anime. Not that I mind going through the anime in an interactive fashion, but there is certainly something to be said for trying something new. It also means you don’t have to worry about anime spoilers, though there will be spoilers for the game here. You’ve been warned. Continue reading

Julius Belmont

           Aria of Sorrow is an interesting addition to the Castlevania series for many reasons, but there is one particular detail I find especially fascinating. To truly understand it will take some digression, so I hope you all can bear with my droning on. Continue reading