July 28, 2014

Blog Journal Volume 47: The Strolling Expired

Sad News: My System Shock 2 Retro Review is far from finished. It's not scary per se, just nerve-wracking. Okay, I'm a coward, that's it, alright!?

Good News: The Walking Dead Season Two had another episode added to the series and my Review of the Season will be updated and put back up this Wednesday.

Even Good-er News: Batman Arkham City FINALLY finished fownloading. Eh, sorry, downloading. (I was trying to go for alliteration and I failed apicly. Epicly. Whatever!) Stay tuned for the ReMix Review. It's coming very soon and will hit the internet before the end of August. ;)

Goody Two-News: You're still getting that Fallout 3 Review sometime. I have to download it again (-_-#) but you will get it soon enough. Unfortunately, the coming Summer Season of video games are going to distract me from that, so I'll try and review as much older games as I can before then.

Community Question: You know what? I don't care for favoritism, so special shout-outs go to InfamousPotato and The_Rebel14 for their comments. I like the one about electric guitars, guys. ;)

This week's Community Question is: What is your favourite video game soundtrack?

July 21, 2014

Blog Journal Volume 46: Schedule Change

So I've noticed that I'm delaying far too many reviews for my liking, and I've come to a crossroads: Things get very exhausting having to put reviews up every single week and I have two ways to resolve that:

1. Close down the blog-no wait, only one option...

1. Post less frequently, but with more quality.

The latter...ONLY option is what I chose. As such, Reviews and Content Rundowns will now be posted on a BI-weekly basis and not a EVERY-weekly basis. Basically, every other week. I won't post this week, but I will post next week, and then not the week after that...

I'm sorry for the reduced frequency, but I'm just one man and I have a lot of things happening outside the blog, not the least of which is my new site which needs attention.

However, these updates will still be posted on a weekly basis, since they literally take five minutes to type out. Plus, I plan to make a Community Question/Discussion every week in this Blog Journal posts to inspire conversation and keep things going even when reviews aren't being posted.

Thanks to all of my faithful blog readers for sticking with me through all the ups and the downs, and I hope that things improve even more. Mark my words, this will do the blog good. I promise. :)

Community Question: Well, let's kick things off with a question which I'm sure will inspire a lot of discussion as well: What is the first ever video game you ever played, and what was your experience with it?

I'll pick a random comment to be featured in the next Blog Journal as a little shout-out to those who participate. But even if your comment's not featured, just know that I still appreciate it just as much regardless. 

July 16, 2014

The Wolf Among Us Content Rundown

Telltale's latest self-help guide to discovering the "wolf" within has arrived! Now in it's Fifth Edition!

Reviewed By: Kyle van Rensburg (Head Writer)

Verdict: Mature Gamers Only (For Brief Heavy Suggestive Content, Frequent Strong Language and Bloody Violence

Release Date: October 2013

Developer/Publisher: Telltale Games

Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, OS X, PlayStation Vita, iOS, PC

Genre: Adventure

July 14, 2014

Blog Journal Volume 45: The Lone Wolf

The Wolf Among Us: With the stellar season reaching it's conclusion, I have to say that this was the most surprising hit of the year for me. Not that I doubted Telltale's abilities, I just...

Okay, I doubted Telltale's abilities. The Walking Dead Season One was lightning in a bottle. And you know what they say about lightning, right? No, not "It hurts when it touches you." I mean, it doesn't strike twice. In the same exact way. I mean. Yep.

Whatever. Just tune in Wednesday and you'll have the final Content Rundown of The Wolf Among Us. :)

System Shock 2: I've finally decided upon another Retro Review, this time of the legendary System Shock 2. Some of you have suggested Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time, rest assured that game will be done soon enough as well, but in the meantime, I hope you'll be pleased with a review of System Shock 2.

Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time: YES, it will be done. I made a section for it. It's 'ficial now, okay? :)

Batman Arkham City: Oh, South Africa, land of slow internet and much crime, can you get any freakin' worse? Sorry people, this one STILL hasn't finished downloading, but it will soon. Otherwise I'll have to enlist Batman's help to finish the download, because it IS happening.

Other Site: My other site, Lyriticus, has launched and is open for all to view! Check it out if you're interested. It only has one review thus far but that problem will be solved pretty soon. :)

July 09, 2014

Half-Life 2 Full Review

Hail to the King, baby...

Reviewed By: Kyle van Rensburg

Verdict: Caution Advised (For Strong Gory Violence and Moderate Horror.)

Release Date: November 2004

Developer/Publisher: Valve

Platforms: Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, OS X, Linux.

Genre: First-Person Shooter