Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Gaming Goals of 2015

Well, my gaming quest in 2014 went better than 2013, but it wasn't perfect.  I had a major lull in July and August, and only completed 71% of my goal.  Not great. And that's on the condition that I finish XenoBlade soon.  It's a new year, which means a new set of targets. 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

GOT 'IM - Persona 4: Arena Ultimax

I think I get some kind of license revoked if I don't get a new favorite fighting game once a year.  Last year it was the first Persona 4 Arena game, and now it's the second one.  

Saturday, December 27, 2014

GOT 'IM - Persona 2: Innocent Sin

Woof.  That Bravely Default was in limbo for over a month.  This one was much easier to write, as it was fresher in my mind.  I beat this game in October instead of August!  Behold, the "lost" Persona game, Persona 2: Innocent Sin. 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

GOT 'IM - Bravely Default

Nope, still not a 2014 target game, but it was definitely most of my August gaming.  Whoops, it's December now, isn't it?  Oh well.  Here's a review of the current hours leader in my 3DS by a longshot, Bravely Default. 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

What Games I'm Buying in 2015

I wrote one of these blog posts last year (just replace the "5" with a "4" in the title to this post), but failed to reach my spending goals.  I wasn't as bad as I was in 2013, but there is still plenty room for improvement.  I need to focus on improving my spending habits in a major way, and one of the first things to cut is video games.  So here's a post on how I'm going to do it. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Five Greatest Mysteries of One Piece

When was the last time I wrote a blog post about comics in general, or containing One Piece in particular?  Not sure.  At least a year.  Well, it's been about ten years since I began reading One Piece, so I'll write a quickie list commemorating it.  Why not? 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

I'm on RPGFan!

Extreme quickie here.  Not even going to create a page break.  I'm overjoyed to announce that I have been hired as a contributing music editor at at a salary of zero dollars per hour.  I'll be writing reviews of game music albums and assisting with building the RPGFan Music section.  Gonna be a good time!  Here's my RPGFan profile page and here's my first album review on the site.

I'll still update this blog with game reviews (GOT 'IM), game articles, comics articles, lists of things, and my general thoughts, but I'll be spending some of my free time in which I'd normally write this blog on RPGFan projects.  I won't post here every time I do something for RPGFan, but I will do so on Twitter.  The goal is one review per month, plus background stuff like helping with data entry for their database. 

So that's that.  I'm still playing XenoBlade, plus I started up playthroughs of the new Dragon Age and an old Dragon Quest.  Currently writing a Bravely Default review, which will hopefully be followed by the other two or three reviews I have in the pipeline before Thanksgiving.  Yeesh.  I need to do some more writing this week.  Happy gaming, everyone! 

Monday, September 29, 2014

GOT 'IM - The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Continuing my trend of blogging about games I've beaten a month prior, let's get into my 3DS library, shall we?  Here's a review of the latest Zelda, which is also my favorite Zelda title in twenty years.  Not a joke. 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

GOT 'IM - Batman: Arkham City

Another weekend, another blog post.  Going to try to get back into the habit of writing these shortly after I beat video games.  This video game was finished almost two months ago, yeesh.  Batman: Arkham City review upcoming. 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Persona 3 - Meet the Social Links

I've been playing more Persona recently, and I've also been writing more Persona recently!  This way-too-damn-long article goes into Persona 3's Social Links in detail.  Too much detail.  But hey, if you obsess about the Persona games as much as I do, then I'm here for you. 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Seeing in 3DS

I broke my rule of not buying any video games until November by buying a 3DS on sale last month.  And I'm not regretting a thing, because I feel that I've already got my money's worth.

Friday, August 15, 2014

GOT 'IM - Retro Game Challenge

Gonna try to make this review quick, because there are three or four other blog posts I'd rather be writing. Time to talk about the fabulous DS game collection, Retro Game Challenge.  

Monday, July 14, 2014

DOUBLE GOT 'IM - Sonny and Sonny 2

Here's something different: I review two games at once, and they're both games I've beaten multiple times over the years.  A double review for a very nice double act: the Macromedia Adobe Flash-made browser RPGs, Sonny and Sonny 2. 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

GOT 'IM - Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

I'm officially halfway done with my 2014 gaming quest, and I'm not even halfway done with 2014.  This is way, WAY more promising than last year, and I'm excited. Also, welcome to June.  My apologies for the blogging-free May, but I was busy with (A) being out of the country for 10 days attending a wedding and exploring Austria and Germany; and (B) playing Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, which I'll review presently. 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Sollosi's Favorite PSP Games

Hey, remember when I ranked my favorite DS games in early April?  Well here it is again in early June, except for PSP games. Just in time to commemorate the device following Sony's recent announcement that production is being discontinued.  And please pardon my long delay between posts.  

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

GOT 'IM - Digital Devil Saga

Six target games beaten on the year! I've been digging into those hard, and for the past month or so I've been digging hard into Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga.  Review up next.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sollosi's Favorite DS Games

Here's a new thought experiment.  I'm going to start making Top Ten lists of games for the consoles I play the most.  I'll kick it off with this bit about my favorite games on Nintendo's sales juggernaut of a handheld, the DS.  

Saturday, April 5, 2014

GOT 'IM - Mortal Kombat

This is by far my fastest got 'im of the year (other than Frog Fractions, which was like 45 minutes).  Upcoming is a ramble-review of my week of playing 2011's Mortal Kombat. 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sollosi Reviews and Ranks GoGo Squeez!

Twelve flavors of GoGo Squeez applesauce, that is. Hit the break to see what this is all about and how YOU TOO can enter the lucrative applesauce-reviewing racket. 

Saturday, March 15, 2014

GOT 'IM - Telltale's The Walking Dead: Season One

Well, I failed my 4 in February goals, but not egregiously.  I wrapped up the first season of Telltale's The Walking Dead on February 27th, completing three out of my four "pledged" games.  Here's the review for the game that got me actually interested in a zombie apocalypse. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

GOT 'IM - Dust: An Elysian Tail

That's half of my 4 in February quest complete, coincidentally done so at almost the exact halfway point of the month.  I finished Dust: An Elysian Tail on February 15th, but reviews take awhile to write. So sue me. 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

GOT 'IM - Assassin's Creed II

That's three target games on the year, and my first target for 4 in February.  The other three shouldn't take as long, so I think I'm setting a fair pace.  Let's talk about Assassin's Creed II. 

Friday, January 31, 2014

4 in February 2014

Last year I failed in my 2013 gaming goals, not the least of which was completing zero of my planned 4 in February games.  4 in February is a gimmicky little mini-movement that I thought was a nice idea, so I made a pledge to take part; it didn't work out.  2014 is a new year, and I'm going to give it another shot. 

Monday, January 27, 2014

GOT 'IM - Rayman Origins

Two completed target games on the year, and it's not even February yet! Here's the second: the gorgeous, entertaining, and brutally difficult Rayman Origins. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

What Games I'm Buying in 2014

Look, my gaming spending is out of control.  In 2013, not counting gifts for my friends or KickStarter pledges, I spent MORE than the cost of a PS4 and Xbox One combined.  That's too damn much.  So in addition to my 14 in '14 gaming pledge, I'm going to make a spending pledge: nothing.

Monday, January 20, 2014

GOT 'IM - Ys Seven

It's my first GOT 'IM of the new year!  And it's a target game!  Which means I'm ahead of schedule!  For now!  Review of Ys Seven up ahead. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Top Thirteen of the 13 in '13

Well hey, look at that.  I totally bailed on my 2013 gaming goals, but I'm going to compound my shame in having done so by making a list about it.  Here goes nothing.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Gaming Goals of 2014

Wow, and I thought my 2012 goals were a failure?  Last year I completed 91% of the games on my list of targets, and in 2013 I might get to finish a whopping 53%.  Yikes.  Well, it's almost 2014, so let's do the dumb thing and get MORE ambitious instead of less.