Cyberphile

the love of all things electronic.

Bioshock (BGE) — February 29, 2016

Bioshock (BGE)

My Bioshock review for the Best Games Ever list is now live. You can read the full review from the Best Games Ever list, or by clicking here.

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Here’s a preview of my review for Bioshock:

Bioshock is a title that really grabbed me. It’s got a great presentation, a fast paced and exiting opening, a deep and interesting story, and really good gameplay. For me, Bioshock is a really hard game to put down. It’s just a great game.

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Pokemon Red and Pokemon Blue (BGE) — February 26, 2016

Pokemon Red and Pokemon Blue (BGE)

My Pokemon Blue/Red review for the Best Games Ever list is now live. You can read it from the Best Games Ever list, or by clicking here.

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Here’s a preview of my review for Pokemon Blue/Red:

Everyone knows Pokemon (but did you know it’s short for Pocket Monsters?). It doesn’t matter your age, gender, ethnicity, or even where you live. Pokemon transcends all of that. Pokemon, for me, and for many others, was a huge part of childhood. From my very first file on Pokemon Blue, to the card game, toys, action figures, TV show, clothing, bed sheets, plushies, and many many others, I ate slept and breathed Pokemon. Many kids did. I played every title inside and out until Pokemon Platinum, then, for some reason or another, I just kind of gave up on Pokemon. I began to dislike all the new things they were added, because, to me, it felt like they were losing the main point of Pokemon. Maybe it was because I was getting older, maybe it was because I had other games to play, maybe I just thought 493 was enough Pokemon. For whatever reason, I stopped. But you know what? I still play the titles up to Platinum, and honestly, I’ll probably catch up one of these days. But to me, the two originals are still the best. (Blue Version 4 life) I decided to save this review for today, because Pokemon turns 20 tomorrow, 2/27/16.

Cooking Mama (BGE) — February 25, 2016

Cooking Mama (BGE)

My Cooking Mama review for the Best Games Ever list is now live. You can read it from the Best Games Ever list, or by clicking here.

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Here’s a preview of my review for Cooking Mama:

Okay, just hear me out. I’m sure you’ll look at this and review and say, “Really? Cooking Mama? Isn’t that a kid’s game?” Sure, Cooking Mama has a cute and sometimes goofy presentation, but I firmly stand by my assessment of Cooking Mama being a best game ever. It’s fun, fast-paced, and reminds me of a less frantic cooking version of  Warioware, which is a lot of fun.

 

Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly/Project Zero II: Crimson Butterfly (BGE) — February 24, 2016

Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly/Project Zero II: Crimson Butterfly (BGE)

My Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly/Project Zero II: Crimson Butterfly review for the Best Games Ever list is now live. You can read it from the Best Games Ever list, or by clicking here.

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Here’s a preview of my review for Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly/Project Zero II: Crimson Butterfly:

Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly (Project Zero II: Crimson Butterfly in Europe) is widely considered to be the best of the Fatal Frame series. I beat Fatal Frame and Fatal Frame II many times over, to see the additional endings and get the extra costumes, however, somewhere between 6 and 8 hours in to my first playthrough of Fatal Frame III: The Tormented, my PS2 memory card died. The same memory card that had my all of my Fatal Frame trilogy data on it. I’ve been too heartbroken to go back to Fatal Frame III: The Tormented, but of what I’ve played, I would agree that Fatal Frame II is the best of the series.

Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town (BGE) — February 23, 2016

Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town (BGE)

My Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town review for the Best Games Ever list is now live. You can read it from the Best Games Ever list, or by clicking here.

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Here’s a preview of my review for Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town:

Anyone who knows me knows I’m a sucker for the Harvest Moon series. I’ve played a good portion of the games: Harvest Moon on SNES, Harvest Moon 64, Harvest Moon: Back to Nature, Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life, this title, obviously, Harvest Moon: Boy and Girl, Harvest Moon DS, Harvest Moon: A Tale of Two Towns, and I own Harvest Moon: A New Beginning, but I haven’t gotten around to playing it yet . I like the simple life of farming, exploring, dating, and just kind of doing whatever. Open ended series’ like the Harvest Moon or Animal Crossing games just click with me, and I tend to spend many hours on them.

Doom (BGE) — February 22, 2016

Doom (BGE)

My Doom review for the Best Games Ever list is now live. You can read it from the Best Games Ever list, or by clicking here.

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Here’s a preview of my review for Doom:

id Software, in a way, is the grandfather of first person shooters (FPSs). They released Wolfenstein 3D in 92′, then followed it up with Doom, both games garnering plenty of praise and a pretty passionate fan-base. I first beat Doom a few years ago, and since then, I’ve beaten it many times over. I’ve been slowly working my way through the Doom series in anticipation for the new Doom reboot, which they’re also just calling Doom, although fans are referring to it as Doom 4. I only need to beat the second half of Final Doom (the Plutonia Experiment) before I can consider all of the id Software releases of the Doom series complete. Every now and again, I’ll keep picking Doom up for a quick play, as a matter of fact, it’s one of the few games I keep on my person (flash drive) at all times. Never know when you’re gonna feel like blasting a few demons!

Rocket League (BGE) — February 19, 2016

Rocket League (BGE)

My Rocket League review for the Best Games Ever list is now live. You can read it from the Best Games Ever list, or by clicking here.

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Here’s a preview of my review for Rocket League:

Rocket League is a title that sort of shocked everyone. I actually saw some clips of it online during the beta and knew I had to get in on it. So I signed up for the beta, got in, and had a blast. I was sold. Little did I know that I wouldn’t have to be sold, as the day it came out, it was released as the free game for PlayStation Plus, PlayStation Network’s premium feature. Then Rocket League took off, like a… Rocket. It got immensely popular, and now, if you haven’t heard of Rocket League, you might as well be living under a rock. And you’re missing out. Rocket League is kind of interesting for me. It takes my two least favorite genres of games (racing and sports) and melds them into something that is so much more than just a sports game. An added bonus is that it’s the only game my girlfriend actually wants to play.

Kirby and the Amazing Mirror (BGE) — February 18, 2016

Kirby and the Amazing Mirror (BGE)

My Kirby and the Amazing Mirror review for the Best Games Ever list is now live. You can read it from the Best Games Ever list, or by clicking here.

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Here’s a preview of my review for Kirby and the Amazing Mirror:

Anyone who’s taken a look at my Best Games Ever list knows that I love Kirby. I’ve got 3 Kirby titles on there and I’m still thinking about throwing Superstar on there. I try to stay away from games that are too similar on the list although there are some that are close, or games in a series. (Fatal Frame and Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly, Doom and Doom 2) That being said, the Kirby games on my list are much different from each other. Kirby and the Amazing Mirror definitely consumed me when I first got it. There’s so much to do, so much to find, hidden treasures and pathways that you can only get to from certain areas or with certain powers… Kirby and the Amazing Mirror definitely pushed the envelope, and is the most recent Kirby game I’ve thoroughly enjoyed (although I’ve only played Canvas Curse and Squeak Squad since).

Katamari Damacy (BGE) — February 17, 2016

Katamari Damacy (BGE)

My Katamari Damacy review for the Best Games Ever list is now live. You can read it from the Best Games Ever list, or by clicking here.

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Here’s a preview of my review for Katamari Damacy:

“Nana nananananananana Katamari Damacy…” Katamari Damacy is one of those silly, fast paced, fun, ridiculous arcade style games that you just can’t put down. I only first played Katamari a few years back, after hearing that it was good game and I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Since then, I’ve played through most of the Katamari series.

Dance Dance Revolution: Extreme (BGE) — February 16, 2016

Dance Dance Revolution: Extreme (BGE)

My Dance Dance Revolution: Extreme review for the Best Games Ever list is now live. You can read it from the Best Games Ever list, or by clicking here.

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Here’s a preview of Dance Dance Revolution: Extreme:

Dance Dance Revolution! Anyone who was around in the late 90’s, early 2000s at least know about Dance Dance Revolution, or DDR as it is more commonly known. Throughout arcades everywhere, you could hear the catchy tunes, cheerful announcer, and high energy sound effects, goading you over to the Dance Dance Revolution machine. If you were successfully tempted over to the machine, you’d see a 29″ monitor resting inside a hulking ~7 by 6 foot metal monstrosity of lights, neon, and metal, not to mention the nearly 6 foot wide, 3 and half foot long raised dancing stage with it’s arrows and metal bars.