Category Archives: First Impressions

First Impressions: Super Mario Maker 2 (Switch) – The 2019 Game of the Year is here!

First, one little site update — I just noticed that my Ever Oasis First Impressions article was missing from the Table of Contents page, so that error is now fixed!  For anyone who missed out on that great 3DS title … Continue reading

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Mattel Intellivision – Game Opinion Summaries / First Impressions, Part 1

I got this console a couple of months ago… and quickly decided I wanted to make a Game Opinion Summaries list for it, because why not?  I have not done a list like this yet for the Colecovision, which I … Continue reading

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First Impressions: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (Vita)

Ys VIII, which released in 2017, is the latest game in the very long-running Ys series from Falcom. Dating back to the mid ’80s, the Ys series of simple but fun action-RPGs. While the Ys series has never been as … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on They Are Billions

Since my last post over a month ago, also about this game, I have played a little bit of many games, as usual. However, the game I’ve played the most by far is, still, this game, They Are Billions for … Continue reading

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First Impressions: They Are Billions (PC)

They Are Billions is an RTS/building simulation game in early access on Steam.  It was released in early access in December 2017, but I got the game about a week and a half ago.  I have been very hooked since, … Continue reading

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First Impressions: Ever Oasis (3DS) – This game is great!

This is another first-impressions article, not a review.  It reflects my opinion on the game based on the hours I have put into it so far.  I may still be early in this game, but I have played it enough … Continue reading

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First Impressions: Steam Link hardware – Computer Games on your Television!

… Yes, it’s been far too long.  Between being busy, that more than 6-day power outage after the huge windstorm of October 2017 knocked out power to more than half of this state, some computer problems (I think Windows messed … Continue reading

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First Impressions – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U) – An Open-World Critic’s Take

I have always been critical of open-world games, but one of my favorite franchises has gone in that direction now, so I’ve tried this game despite my misgivings. Perhaps I should have held this back until or unless I finish … Continue reading

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E3 2017: My Thoughts, Particularly on the Press Conferences and Nintendo

Sorry for the lack of updates recently. I got a Wii U last month at last, probably a couple of years after I should have, and have been quite addicted to it, particularly Splatoon, Mario Maker, and Super Mario 3D … Continue reading

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Article: “Nintendo 64 Controller” Famiclone Systems: The Super Joy III and Power Joy Pirate Consoles

This is an improved, rewritten upgrade of a post I wrote in 2012 when I got the Power Joy system described below.  These things are pretty interesting pirate game units, and it’s cool to have a few of them. 🙂 … Continue reading

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