Pokemon Designs: Ninfia

Just published a new Pokemon Designs editorial on Pokemon Dungeon, reviewing the design of Ninfia, the newly-leaked Eevee evolution… at least reviewing what we know about it so far, anyway.

Little is known about this Pokemon right now, including its type, so there’s a lot of speculation at the moment. I talk a bit about what type I think it probably is, and also explain how I feel about how well its design matches up with different types (as an Eeveelution’s design is supposed to).

I didn’t actually expect to have another Gen VI Pokemon to review yet, and had been planning on reviewing the Gen I starter Pokemon, but then this news came out, so… Haha.

Anyway, you can read the editorial here. Enjoy! Tell me what you think about Ninfia!

Twilight Princess Dungeons: Snowpeak Ruins

I posted the next Twilight Princess dungeon review on Zelda Dungeon today, reviewing the game’s fifth dungeon, Snowpeak Ruins. This is one of my favorite dungeons in Twilight Princess and possibly its best, although I don’t think I really realized that until my last run through it this past weekend. This is one of my longest dungeon reviews, but there was a lot for me to say about Snowpeak Ruins.

I really love the second boss theme for this dungeon. It’s a really epic song alongside being really pretty, and it’s just always made a huge impression on me. One of the best battle themes in Zelda history if you ask me. Anyway, you can read the review here. Enjoy! Tell me what you thought of Snowpeak Ruins!

The Wind Waker’s Visuals and the HD Remake

Augh everything conspired to ruin my plans for the weekend, including my power even freaking going out. So here’s the video I posted on Zelda Dungeon’s YouTube channel on Saturday. It’s the first video discussion I’ve done in a while (especially for that channel) and discusses the recently announced The Wind Waker HD while comparing its graphics (as we’ve seen so far from screenshots) to the original’s. You can watch it here. Enjoy!

New Pokemon Designs Editorial Series

In addition to the Zelda Dungeon posts and videos on my YouTube channel that I just posted about, I’ve also just recently started a new series of editorial posts on Pokemon Dungeon, entitled Pokemon Designs, in which I discuss Pokemon monsters, their designs, their lore, and just examine and review them. It’s sort of like Axle’s Dungeon Reflections on Zelda Dungeon, but instead of examining dungeons in detail, I’m examining Pokemon!

The two posts I’ve done so far for the series are preliminary reviews, analyzing what little we know about the few Gen VI Pokemon that have been announced. Links:

Pokemon Designs: Gen VI Starters
Pokemon Designs: Gen VI Legendaries

Hey Guys! All Dis Stuff I Didn’t Talk About!

Okay so, wow, it’s been a while. Sorry for dropping off the face of the earth in terms of posting here on my blog. Actually, I have been doing things elsewhere, I just haven’t been posting about them on here like I usually do. This post is a collection of links to all of the stuff on Zelda Dungeon and my YouTube channel that I posted but haven’t updated you guys on here.

I’ll post about the new series I just started on Pokemon Dungeon and the Zelda Dungeon video I posted just today in their own posts. Continue reading

Two New Favorite Zelda Moments Editorials

Oh wow. Sorry for not posting on here in a little while. Honestly that whole October thing burned me out… probably because I didn’t plan ahead at all and had to write all that on the spot. Poor planning = Bad. Anyway, in the time since, I have posted a few things on Zelda Dungeon that I’ll post up some links to. First up is two editorials that I posted between Axle’s Dungeon Reflections posts. They’re both Favorite Zelda Moments editorials:

Favorite Zelda Moments: Entering the Dark World
Favorite Zelda Moments: Guards Duck Out of Helping Ilia

Curiosity Shop #102: Zelda Dungeon Mailbag (Halloween!)

Posted the Halloween mailbag today. It’s a day late but meh, it’s the mailbag’s usual day, so I thought it worked better than doing it like a week before Halloween. This is a special mailbag and one of my new favorites! 16 questions, all about spooky or eeeeeeevil topics in the series. It was actually a pain to set up, especially since I had to set up twice because of camera problems messing up the first recording. Anyway, you can watch it here. Enjoy!

Song Spotlight: Hilltop Mausoleum (MediEvil)

Time for the last post of my Octobering spree. I know it’s a bit late, but come on, it’s Halloween! If you’re not still up, you’re not a Halloween person. Yes, that is a type of person.

I bring you one of the greatest Halloween songs in gaming. The theme of the Hilltop Mausoleum from MediEvil, a game that in my eyes embraces the Halloween spirit in full force. This song, along with another from the game, showed up on the October playlist, and while I’m featuring that version too, I’d also like to talk about the mostly improved, orchestrated version that shows up in the remake. I complain about MediEvil: Resurrection a lot (and you’ll definitely be hearing about that at some point), but one thing it did not fail at was the music. These are epic, orchestral re-imaginings of the original soundtrack, which is a dream come true when you realize that the creators originally wanted an orchestral sound, but were sadly limited by the PlayStation’s hardware. This is what it was always supposed to be: Continue reading

Slender: The Eight Pages Review

Originally titled just Slender, Slender: The Eight Pages should be pretty well-known at this point. You’ve probably heard a lot about the game, but these are my thoughts and my verdict on the game. Indie games are rarely of fully professional quality, and you can bet I can see room for improvement with Slender, but we’ve been in need of a minimalist horror game for a long time, so we’ll see what we got. I first decided to play Slender when I heard that the game was supposed to be scary as hell. I expected a spooky game. So what did I get? Read on to find out. Here’s the game’s official site. Download is still down, but you can find mirrors all over the internet. Continue reading

Creature Spotlight: Dark Thorn

I’ve always been a huge fan of the Heartless since the first day I saw them. There was a brief period of my life sometime long after Kingdom Hearts had come out, where I started looking up all the different Heartless that existed at the time and became mildly obsessed with them. This was what made me scramble to finally pick up the series for the first time. Yes, my life revolves around monsters this much.

Then Kingdom Hearts II came around and introduced even more Heartless, but I didn’t like a lot of them quite as much because they seemed more simplistic and silly overall. There were plenty of gems in there, though, and among them is my favorite Heartless of the entire series and one of my top monsters of all-time: Dark Thorn. I know there’s a gaggle of literally Halloween-themed Heartless thanks to Halloween Town, but excluding them, I think Dark Thorn is easily the most Halloweeny Heartless because of his gothic feel and location in Beast’s Castle. Let’s have a closer look at this guy:

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