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More Thoughts From Me #277: 20 Years of Final Fantasy X

Wait. What? Its been twenty years since Final Fantasy X came out?! What?! Wow. It doesn’t feel like that long at all. Time really flies. But you know, I do remember how I got the game. Let me tell you all about it. It started with a Playstation 2 demo disc. I think I got it at Babbage’s. Gamestop did not exist yet. I saw that there was a demo of Final Fantasy X there and I had to have…

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Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin Review

Its finally time for our Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin review! For even more thoughts on the game, please check out our review-in-progress articles. How is Monster Hunter Stories 2 overall? Let's take a look!

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Monster Hunter Stories 2 Review-in-Progress: Pokémon-like Story

In our first review-in-progress of Monster Hunter Stories 2, we talked about the game’s graphics. In our second one, we focused on the battle system. For our third part, we will talk about the story with as few spoilers as possible. Still if you want to know nothing whatsoever about the story, then you may want to skip this article. Monster Hunter Stories 2 has a very Pokémon-like story. Instead of “gotta catch ’em all”, its a “gotta hatch ’em…

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Monster Hunter Stories 2 Review-in-Progress: Fun Fast-Paced Strategic Combat

In our first review-in-progress for Monster Hunter Stories 2, we talked about the game’s graphics. This time, we’ll dive into its combat. Is its turn-based combat fun? The regular Monster Hunter series are in the action genre. The Monster Hunter Stories series is in turn-based jrpg genre. And think thats yet another reason I like Monster Hunter Stories 2 more than the regular series. For a long time I’ve been a jrpg fan. Everything expect Pokémon. Of course, it has…

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Monster Hunter Stories 2 Review-in-progress: A Jaw Dropping World

Monster Hunter Stories 2 is out now for the Nintendo Switch. Thanks to Nintendo Canada we received a review code of the game. And in our first review-in-progress, we’ll talk about the game’s jaw-dropping graphics. The regular Monster Hunter games have people and monsters that look fairly “realistic” and cool. They’re really nice looking games…but… I prefer Monster Hunter Stories 2’s graphics. Monster Hunter Stories 2 is cel-shaded with a very animated/anime look to it. Fans of Pokémon might think…

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Monster Hunter Stories 2 Special Pre-Launch Program (Video)

There was a special broadcast for Monster Hunter Stories 2 today! You can check it out below and then please come back here for thoughts on it. Monster Hunter Stories 2 looks amazing. As I mentioned previously, I’m not a Monster Hunter fan but I loved the trial version of Monster Hunter Stories 2. The wonderful graphics, the awesome turn-based battle system, and excellent exploration really caught my attention! And I enjoyed today’s Monster Hunter Stories 2 broadcast a lot!…

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Monster Hunter Stories 2 Trial Version Thoughts

The demo for Monster Hunter Stories 2 is out today! Thanks to the magic of the Japanese eshop though, I was able to get the demo a day early. And it was in English! Here are my thoughts on the trial version of Monster Hunter Stories 2. I’m not a Monster Hunter fan. I’ve tried to get into the games via the demos that have been released for each one of them but have never succeeded. And so while I…

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More Thoughts From Me E3 Special Edition: And The Winner Is…

E3 2021 is over! Was it the best E3 ever? Nope. Was it fun? Yep. But, who won? Did anyone win? Let’s talk about who the “winner” of E3 is! E3 2021 was alright. It wasn’t the best E3 ever. It wasn’t even the best game related event this year (those State of Plays and the Dragon Quest event rocked) but it did offer some surprises and delightful games. Xbox and Nintendo did good. Ubisoft and Square Enix were not…

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More Thoughts From Me E3 Special Edition: Nintendo Goes Not Save E3 But They Did Pretty Good

Let’s admit it: E3 2021 hasn’t been great. And today’s Nintendo Direct wasn’t world changing but it was pretty good. Time to talk about Nintendo! Today’s Nintendo Direct is over! As I write this, the Nintendo Treehouse is airing and its showing…METROID DREAD. Yes a new Metroid game was shown during the Nintendo. And its a 2D Metroid game. Without a doubt, this was the most shocking part of the Direct. Yes, a 2D Metroid was rumored and speculated about…

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More Thoughts From Me E3 Special Edition: Square Enix Brings The Guardians And Not Much Else

Going into the Square Enix E3 event, I had two things I really wanted to see: the rumored Guardians of the Galaxy game and some Japanese Square games. Well, we got both but…let’s get into the event in the article! The rumored Guardians of the Galaxy game is real! Wow. And it looked awesome. I loved it so much. The graphics, the dialogue, the action, the adventure, THE SOUNDTRACK. I just want to play this game now. After that reveal…

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