Category Archives: First Impressions

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

Posted in First Impressions, Modern Games, Wii U | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Articles, First Impressions | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Articles, Classic Games, First Impressions, NES | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

TI-99/4A: First Impressions & Game Summaries for my Newest Gaming Platform

Ugh, it’s been an awful week.  Finally posting something.  I just expanded this so at least I can post something. I  have started on another major Game Opinion Summaries list, but that will take quite some time.  I’ll try to … Continue reading

Posted in Classic Games, First Impressions, Game Opinion Summaries, Reviews, TI 99/4A | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Guild Wars 2 (PC) Beta Weekend Event 2 Impressions

Guild Wars 2 Developed by ArenaNet and published by NCSoft For PC.  Game is not yet released and is still in beta.  First open beta test was in May 2012. Note – this is the second BWE, and the third … Continue reading

Posted in First Impressions, Modern Games, PC | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Etrian Odyssey 3: The Drowned City (DS) First Impressions

Etrian Odyssey 3: The Drowned City Developed and published by Atlus Released September 21, 2010 Etrian Odyssey 3: The Drowned City was released a few weeks ago, and as a fan of the first game I was quite interested.  I … Continue reading

Posted in First Impressions, Modern Games, Nintendo DS | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment