Xenoblade Chronicles X Check-In: Week 15 FINALE

It’s been a long time coming, but I finally beat Xenoblade Chronicles X! Obviously, there’s still a lot of content I haven’t seen, but I’ve finished all the main story missions. So, I guess for one last time, let’s go over some numbers. My total playtime is exactly 78 hours, my main character is level 53, and I’ve completed through chapter 12 of the main story. Oh, and even though this has been true for the entire series so I shouldn’t have to say this, there will be spoilers. Continue reading

Random Game Wednesdays: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

I thought I would try something a little different this week and play a SNES game. My SNES library is not nearly as large as my NES collection, but there’s still enough there to make for a decent variety of possible games. So, I went to my random number generator of choice and punched in my total number of SNES games. Surely, I wouldn’t end up with another licensed game, what were the chances. But apparently last week’s short break from licensed games was all the random number generator would allow. Continue reading

Xenoblade Chronicles X Check-In: Week 14

Back to Xenoblade this week, and I actually made a pretty serious amount of progress. It helps that despite having to wear a cast for a few more weeks, the Wii U Gamepad fits pretty comfortably in my hands, making Xenoblade one of the few games that I’ve been playing. So, as always, let’s go over some numbers. My current play time is 66 and a half hours, my main character is level 51, and I’ve completed chapter 11 of the story. That means I played about six hours, got ten levels, and finished two story missions. Continue reading

Project Sonic and What it Could Mean for the NX

Last night, Sega revealed two new Sonic the Hedgehog games. One of them, Sonic Mania is a 2D platformer that brings back levels from Sonic, Sonic 2, Sonic 3, and Sonic CD, as well as some new levels. I think this game looks great. But this post isn’t about that one. Rather, I want to briefly speculate about a little logo that appeared at the end of the trailer for the other game, currently called Project Sonic.  Continue reading

Metroid Prime: Blast Ball First Impressions

Earlier today, Nintendo surprised us by releasing Metroid Prime: Blast Ball on for free on the 3DS eShop. Blast Ball is the competitive multiplayer component of Metroid Prime: Federation Force, which isn’t out until August 19th. This free sample is actually the entire mode and will be playable through September and can even be played with people who bought the retail release. This is all well and good, but how is the game itself? Continue reading

Random Game Wednesdays: The Adventures of Dino Riki

My heart sank after I used the random number generator this week. The first week, it gave me Jurassic Park, a game from my childhood that I had very fond memories of. The second week, it gave me Top Gun: The Second Mission, a game that I didn’t play as a child and could go into with no preconceptions. But this week, it gave me The Adventures of Dino Riki, a game that I have nothing but bad memories of. This is a game that I put tons of time into while I was growing up and had never even seen the first boss.  Continue reading

No Xenoblade this week

Unfortunately,  I didn’t have a chance to play any Xenoblade Chronicles X this week. Between work, getting used to wearing a cast on my left hand (I was in a car accident last week) and helping my dad with a project,  the only game I’ve had a chance to play is a little bit of Pokémon Go. So, I’ll do my best to play some this week, and I’ll still have Random Game Wednesdays. Speaking of which, I’m probably going to do another NES game,  because the controller fits surprisingly well in my hand, even with the cast. That’s all I got right now, so look forward to Random Game Wednesdays and I’ll try to have some Xenoblade progress by next Sunday.

Random Game Wednesdays: Top Gun: The Second Mission

I collect video games. A lot of the games in my collection are bought from Goodwill, or flea markets, or wherever you might find old games. As a result, there are a lot of games in my collection that I have little to no experience with. Top Gun: The Second Mission is one of those games. After spending an hour or two with the game, I kind of wish I hadn’t. This game is impossible. Continue reading

Xenoblade Chronicles X Check-in: Week 13

Once again, it’s time to check in on my progress in Xenoblade Chronicles X! I didn’t have as much time to play this week, due largely to Pokemon Go as well as dealing with a broken finger. The finger is really limiting how much I can use my left hand, meaning this blog post is being written one handed. This also limits how much I can play some video games. But thankfully, Xenoblade is relatively slow paced, and I’m finding that I can continue to play it. Anyway, let’s go over the numbers. I currently have about 60 hours of play time, my main character is level 41, and I still haven’t beaten chapter 10. Continue reading