Ending B

We're looking kinda cool

After watching the trailer for Professor Layton VS Ace Attorney, I decided that it was a game I needed to get (whenever it comes out). However, I soon realized I never played any of the Professor Layton games. The very next day, I went to EBX at Polaris and picked up a copy of the first game in the series, Professor Layton and the Curious Village

Curious Village Cover

And now, to face my greatest foe... MATH

Here's what I thought:

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My brother found this on YouTube... OH MY GOD THIS LOOKS AWESOME!

Since it's all in Japanese, I have no clue what this is. All I can gather is that it's going to be a 3DS title. All I know is... I need to go buy Professor Layton... all of them... and a 3DS... Hmmmmmm...

Dear Nintendo,

Fry saying Shut Up and Take my Money

Love, Craig

Black and White Starters

by Craig Olsen

Saturday, May 22, 2010

World, meet the Pokemon: Black and White starters. Pokemon: Black and White starters, meet the world.

Pokemon Black and White Starters

Quack/Hiss, ... Um... khew?, and Oink!

Not a lot is known about these Pokemon (seriously, I had to look all over the net for ANY info on them). All I have are the following:

* The green lizard/duck thing is the grass starter called Tsutarja. I'm guessing that the name will change in localization.
* The blue otter (who has been eating clams off of his tummy) is Mijumaru, the water starter. It could be 50/50 whether that name changes in localization or not.
* The red pig is Pokabu, the fire starter... pig. I don't think I like the barbecue implications.

Well, that is literally all I have. But as we draw closer to the release date (as of right now, Fall of 2010 for Japan) we will learn more about the new region of Pokemon.

Seriously, a fire pig? Lord, I can hear the bacon jokes now.

Pokemon info/pictures found at Bulbapedia and the logo found at Seven Sided Cube.

Hello everyone! I'm here again to write a review of a game that is part of one of my more enjoyable series, but first let's get a little bit of history with that.

I started Kingdom Hearts when I was in High School, and found myself overwhelmed with the fact that I actually had to play a more action based game rather than a full scale RPG. Out of Squaresoft, I was not expecting anything of this caliber outside of Final Fantasy, and Chrono Trigger, but they certainly did not disappoint. I do not remember the exact reason why I decided to purchase the game, perhaps the fact that it was a Squaresoft game, or that it might have had some enjoyable things that I remembered from the Disney movies I watched growing up...

Anyway, I digress...

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Spirit Tracks Announced

by Craig Olsen

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Information on a new Legend of Zelda game, The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks was released all across the internet today. I found a trailer for it on YouTube. Enjoy!

So... it's Wind Waker with trains?

Suikoden for the DS

by Craig Olsen

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Well, this is late, but I just found out that a new Suikoden game is coming out! And on a system that I own! I love this series, and I was quite concerned that the new games would come out on the PS3 and I wouldn't be able to get it. It's coming to the US... at some point in time...

Suikoden Tierkreis

Ooooo... pretty logo... This could be a good one!

According to Wikipedia, Tierkries is German for "Zodiac", so it looks like another set of myths will be put into the series (besides the 108 stars of destiny). I was pretty stoked about this, but then...

Suikoden Tierkreis Screenshot

... I saw this screenshot on IGN

Now, some may be wondering, "Why is this a cause for alarm?" Well, one of the fun aspects of the Suikoden series is that parties usually consist of six fighters (and sometimes some followers). The only game in the series that didn't have six fighters was Suikoden IV, which was less than stellar. Oh god, I hope that this game doesn't turn out like IV. Nothing good came out of that!

Runemaster Jeane

Oh, wait, that's Jeane's costume from Suikoden IV...

Huh, suddenly I feel a whole lot better!

FF4: Dealing With the Dark Dragon

by Craig Olsen

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Last Tuesday, I bought Final Fantasy IV for the DS, and I must say it's quite fun. Now, when reading this post, you have to keep in mind a few things. First, I played FF4 back in the day it was called Final Fantasy II on the Super Nintendo. Second, I could get to the final dungeon of this game when I was in the 1st grade and FF2/FF4 helped me learn how to read. Third, I have played through this game multiple times ever since it first came out. Fourth, FF4 is probably my favorite video game ever made.

Now that I've given a background of my history with this game, it's time for the main point of my post.

*ahem*

Oh my god, I can't use the Tornado spell to kill the Dark Dragon guarding the Earth Crystal! The game is actually making me... FIGHT HIM! I've used that Tornado (back in the day, Tornado was called Weak) trick ever since my first encounter with the Dark Dragon. I have NO IDEA how to fight him normally! The DS version is actually expecting me to... go into battle... without cheap tricks!

Don't get me wrong, this game is insanely fun. But... *shakes fist* Damn you and your strategy altering ways Square-Enix!

Rydia the Summoner

This image has nothing to do with my post about the Dark Dragon. I just think Rydia is kick-ass.

I don't post a lot of pictures, I know. However, for me to post a picture now would be taking all the fun away, so I ask the rest of you...

What do you make of this?

I wonder what this could be?

Go ahead, click the link.

Reading a bit deeper

by Eric Kociecki

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Kotaku just posted a translation of a Namco Bandai release list and they point out a couple of upcoming games like Tales of Vesperia. They also spout some rigamarole about the possibility of Vesperia coming to PS3. Now since I could care less about any PS3 related news, I instead looked at what else is slated for release this year. Not being able to understand moonspeak, I'm trusting Kotaku with their translation, but they failed to mention the as-yet-unnamed Tales of ... game for the DS! If anyone can offer more insight into this game, please let us know at rumors@endingb.net.