I knew at an early age that I wanted to make a career out of writing about games, and now I have. You'll find most of my stuff right here on HonestGamers, of course, but don't be surprised if my name pops up elsewhere. Living out my dream keeps me very busy, and I wouldn't have it any other way!
A list of my favorite 50 games for a given platform will change often. By the time I finish typing this paragraph, it could change. And yet here I am, listing my top 50 SNES games (as a belated follow-up to my list of top 50 NES games that I posted last year.
Anyway, the list of my favorite 50 SNES titles currently looks like this:
01. Super Mario Kart
02. Final Fantasy III
03. Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen
04. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
07. Super Mario World
08. Super Off Road
09. Darius Twin
10. Street Fighter II: The World Warrior
11. Mega Man X2
12. Uncharted Waters
Been there. Done that.
I will magnanimously forgive you if you always assumed the Hyperdimension Neptunia video games were the result of a perverted man's hard work. After all, there's all that fan service, all of those posterior shots and cleavage close-ups! But no, the license came from the mind of a woman. It turns out you don't have to possess a penis to like boobs. Who knew?
Playing the games, things stay fairly PG-13. I figured--correctly, as it turned out--that the same would be true of the anime. Which I bought. And watched. And... sort of enjoyed. But only sort of, because frankly, there are much better entertainment options available.
And now, an anime that offers less of everything than the title and premise suggest it will...
Sentai Filmworks does a great job of making "The Comic Artist & His Assistants" sound like an over-the-top anime packed full of fan service and big laughs. And really, would that be so bad? There are audiences for that sort of thing.
Check out this description, which is presented in bold, colorful lettering on the back of the case: "The Term NSFW Was Invented... To Describe This Guy!"
There also are promises of "lechery" and "perversion," along with "a lack of respect for the feelings of others." These are all character traits that are attributed to Yuki Aito, a manga artist who produces a comic in a (fictional?) publication that sounds a bit like Shonen Jump.
It's a top 10 with disclaimers.
Way back when, you probably had a good chance of playing every great game released during a calendar year. Back then, there were maybe 10 hot titles for any one system, and there were maybe three systems worth following. So if you had a fair bit of money and some time (less time, even, since a lot of those old games were quite short), you could stay on top of things.
2015 is different. There are dozens of new games released every week, and a lot of them are really big, time-consuming affairs. You have to take a smart approach. You have to decide to skip some games, maybe even potentially great ones, because there's just not enough time. You promise yourself you'll get back to them, but you know you're lying.
If you've played through Her Story, let's talk about the case...
I finally played through Her Story, and you can find my review right here. The short version is that I liked the game a lot.
THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILER DISCUSSION, AND SO MIGHT ANY REPLIES, AS THE TITLE SUGGESTS. READ NO FURTHER IF YOU HAVEN'T YET PLAYED THE GAME!
An overview on boring topics along those lines, for anyone who wonders about such things...
Today, I submitted a review for The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy's Grand Adventure on Wii U. I had been interested in the game ever since it was announced. PR sent an email giving people the chance to request a review copy, which I did. But I never heard back, so recently I finally just bought it with a discount from my wife's employer. Then I played through it while the site was down and I couldn't edit reviews like I had intended.
Head here to sample my courses or to list yours.
Super Mario Maker is a lot of fun, and the more time you spend with it, the better you'll get at designing new courses... at least in theory.
Unfortunately, with so many people building courses (and with a lot of them representing early efforts that aren't a lot of fun to play), there are necessary limits to how many courses an individual can upload. Until you earn a lot of "favorites" from other people who play through your courses, you won't be able to upload more than 10 courses.