Archive | March 2014

Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster review — Kill Screen

“The Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster enshrines the series’ awkward teenage years”

Going back and playing FFX and FFX-2, it’s obvious that they’re products of their era– distinctly PS2 titles.

But man. They’re great. For very different reasons, but great nonetheless. FFX is one of the best young adult fantasy stories I can think of, in any medium. I’d recommend it to young people over Harry Potter or The Hunger Games or what have you any day of the week. It was a pleasure to go back to Spira again.

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Pac-Man Museum review — Kill Screen

Pac-Man Museum has a dearth of worthwhile exhibits”

What a missed opportunity! I had a great time with my friends playing Pac-Man Battle Royale in the arcades; that’s an experience I’d recommend to anyone. This compilation, on the other hand… Bleh. They don’t even include the best version of Pac-Man Championship Edition!

2/5 Pacs, would not Pac again.

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy review — Kill Screen

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is a fitting finale for gaming’s greatest puzzle solver”

I reviewed the (supposedly) final Layton outing for Kill Screen. It’s been a busy couple of weeks!

I’m not sure what’s going to step up to fill the hole that Layton’s leaving in gaming’s landscape. I will miss these charming animated adventures tremendously. On the plus side, it’s been six years since Curious Village–maybe I’ll have forgotten the solutions to all of those puzzles by now!