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Dominant Series- The Ogre Saga

Posted in Classic Games with tags , , , on May 15, 2008 by gamewhisperer

New Feature

____Well I promised something a little more old school tonight and I intend to deliver. So, I present to you my new weekly feature “Dominant Series”. Every Wednesday I will do a special feature on a classic gaming franchise; highlighting its history, accomplishments and acknowledging where it stand today.These are franchises that have left a lasting impact on the world of gaming, for the better or worse. This week I decided to feature one of my all time favorite series, The Ogre Saga, known as the Ogre Battle games and for some entries in the series, Tactics Ogre. I hope everybody enjoys the new feature.

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Lost Winds Review

Posted in Review, Wii with tags , , on May 13, 2008 by gamewhisperer

Does Frontier Developments WiiWare platformer meet expectations, or does it blow hard?

WiiWare is finally here Wii owners and from the look of things it may be off to a great start. Today’s WiiWare launch in NA brought with it several promising titles like Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles and Defend your Castle but what I was looking forward to the most was a quaint little platformer called Lost Winds. Read on to find out my verdict. Continue reading

Nintendo Channel Impressions!!!…. Well Maybe Not

Posted in Wii with tags , , on May 8, 2008 by gamewhisperer

*Updated

     Well I was quite excited about being able to do an easy “impressions” post today but it appears the gaming gods didn’t like that idea; either that or Nintendo is just screwing with me. You see I was really excited to hear about the launch of the Wii’s “Nintendo Channel” today and I couldn’t wait to get home from work, but alas I’ve yet to try the Nintendo Channel; however I assure you it is not do to a lack of trying. Read on to find out more. Continue reading

The Kid is Back!!!

Posted in Wii with tags , on May 6, 2008 by gamewhisperer

Or at least I hope so

What’s Next For Pit?

 

     To say I’m a fan of Kid Icarus would be a horrible understatement, I am, in my mind the Kid’s biggest fan. But then again that’s the same thing every prepubescent girl screaming at the heals of Justin Timberlake would claim about said pop-star; so I guess such a claim doesn’t warrant much credibility.  But what I can definitely assure you is that there are few people as excited about all the talk of a new Kid Icarus game as I am. 

     Now as many “Nintendorks” like myself know, sites like IGN.com have been teasing that Nintendo is already hard at work on a new Icarus title, a thought that I know has fans, like me, salivating for more info. Well, we may be in luck, because if the candor of the recent IGN Wii podcasts is any implication than in a little more than 2 months, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) we may see some new details on the game. But this brings to mind the question; what do I, as a major KI fan, want to see in the new game? Make the jump to find out.

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Shell Shocked in the Mushroom Kingdom

Posted in Wii with tags , on May 2, 2008 by gamewhisperer

A sad tale of victory from Mario Kart Wii

The battle had raged on for what seemed like an eternity but the most epic race of my life was nearing an end — and i was going to loose. It had been three exhausting laps of hair pins turns and he bested me at every one. I kept my pace and matched up with him at times but I had to accept it, I was beat and I couldn’t care less because this race was the best gaming experience I had had in years. But just as I came to this realization, from the back of the ranks a spiked blue turtle shell flew above my head, it’s path set straight for my worthy opponent who was about to claim his well deserved spot in first place. The shell crashed on his head and his little cart flew in the air as if in slow motion… it was my opening. I unleashed a burst of speed from a power slide I had been working into and drove right past him… I won… but I didn’t feel like I deserved it. My win had been tainted by a horrible problem which effects gamers across the world, I call it the “Blue Shell of Doom” — original right?

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