Category Archives: Games

Mechanics That Spoil The Experience

A long time ago in a distant land, I was running some dungeons in WoW with some friends, and I got really confused. A friend of mine, a level 80 mage, conjured some strudel to share out (a game standard is that food restores hit

On The Horizon

It looks like some pretty decent games are coming up in 2011, so here’s a few to whet your appetites. Deux Ex: Human Revolution Adam Jenson, an ex-SWAT specialist, has to have his arms replaced with mechanical appendages after suffering severe injuries. In a game

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World Destruction (a.k.a Sands of Destruction)

[singlepic id=96 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=95 w=320 h=240 float=center] The biggest problem with adapting a game is that all too often the reason for doing it has come from the marketing department rather than any desire to truly retell the game’s story. Because of

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Tears to Tiara

[singlepic id=48 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=49 w=320 h=240 float=center] “There is no easy way from the earth to the stars, Fire is fed by the wind and extinguished by the wind, Grant us peace.” Okay, now I will admit one thing here. I have

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Tales of Phantasia

[singlepic id=41 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=42 w=320 h=240 float=center] Game adaptations are rapidly becoming a dime a dozen in anime and, surprisingly, the Tales franchise is leading the charge. Like all adaptations though, they can be a bit hit and miss and, in the