Thursday, June 12, 2014

Turn-based Strategy Games and my Operation Darkness Review

Even though I'm really into action games, Strategy games (and specially turn-based strategy games) have a place real close to my heart.

That whole thing about getting through a game, not with your skills or reflexes, but with your brain makes a victory even more rewarding. Then there are those beatiful different units every game gives you command of; how could I compare driving one character, when I'm in control of a whole army?!

Games like Final Fantasy Tactics, Ogre Battle, and Fire Emblem became inmediate obsessions of my own. But I'm not really into fantasy games as I am about—you know—war games, and Advance Wars remains one of my favorite series of all times; I've mentioned it both as one of my Most Influential Games of All Times, and (just recently) as The Game I'd Play Forever.

Also, I just became obsessed with XCOM: Enemy Unkown when I rented it some time ago, I just don't know why I didn't try it earlier. Now I'm looking forward to get it.

Finally, there's that other title I like talking about, but many people really know:

Operation Darkness, and here's the review I made for GameCola some time ago. And more than just talk about it and giving a score, I even added its very own ESRB rating:

Monday, June 9, 2014

River City Pixels: Mario Kart 8

Oh, yes. I also made a comic about my experiences playing former Mario Kart titles, my expectations for the new game on the series—Mario kart 8, and my memories of my friends and I playing Mario Kart Double Dash way waaaaaay too much, that I can no longer like that game anymore.

By the way, I'm momentarily pleased by Mario Kart 8, let's see if that lasts enough.

Friday, June 6, 2014

World of Tanks: How to Drive Online Gaming Back into my Heart

Pictured Above, World of Tanks irrumping into my online-jaded heart.
I’ve spent so many hours playing World of Tanks since it was released on Xbox Live, which I find very surprising since I just stopped caring about online gaming some time ago, mostly because every game these days tries to lure me to keep playing its awesome new multiplayer options in the little time I have for gaming these days.

I knew this day was coming; I never stopped liking competitive gaming. It was just a matter of getting my hands on the right game to bring me back into multiplayer. Now that I’m pretty much hooked to World of Tanks, I want to sit down and talk about the reasons why I like this game so much.

When I think about it, I realize that this game not only offers some good reasons that keep me playing it, but actually does everything right in order to catch my attention. If you’re also heavily into World of Tanks, maybe the following statements will sound familiar: