Fire Emblem Awakening Check-In: Week (?) 4

It’s been a long time since I wrote one of these. Week 3 came out in October. The funny thing is, I actually played my weekly chunk of the game all the way back then, but just never got around to writing about it. Which means, my memory of the events are hazy at best. So, this is going to be a real fun one. But before we start all that, we need to go through some numbers. I’m currently on chapter 15, I’ve played about ten and a half hours, and Ivan Ooze is level 15. Continue reading

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia First Impressions

I’ve mentioned a few times in other blog posts that I have very little experience with Fire Emblem. In fact, Fire Emblem Heroes is easily the Fire Emblem game that I’ve spent the most amount of time with. I did play a little bit of Awakening, however. Anyway, I’ve been interested in the new game, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, since it was unveiled in a Nintendo Direct back in January. Now I’ve played a few hours of it. So, what do I think? Continue reading

Circling Forward 11-14-16, The One Where I Play A Lot Of Animal Crossing: New Leaf

I never would have guessed that I’d be spending the majority of my free time in November 2016 playing 2012’s Animal Crossing: New Leaf. But, as I’m sure most of you are aware, a big update to the game came out a little under two weeks ago, and suddenly it’s become part of my daily routine again.  The funny thing about it, is that although the update did add substantial content, most of what I’ve been doing I could have been doing the whole time. 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