Revisiting Star Wars – Republic Commando

Recently, Star Wars Battlefront II was released to much controversy with its multiplayer system. With Star Wars Episode VIII – The Last Jedi coming out, instead of discussing something negative, I went back into the vault and discussed what I feel is one of the better older Star Wars games, Star Wars – Republic Commando. We are looking at this as part of our Last Jedi month where we celebrate Star Wars all the way up to around the release of Star Wars Episode VIII – The Last Jedi. This game takes place between Star Wars Episode II and III, told from the perspective of Clone Troopers. This is a first person shooter that I feel still holds up very… Continue reading Revisiting Star Wars – Republic Commando

Nintendo is Way Too Optimistic in Their Advertising

I have a Nintendo Switch. I love it. Zelda and Mario are the big sellers plus it has a decent selection of downloadable content and some actually halfway decent 3rd party games like Sonic Mania. Usually the quality of portable games do not match the quality of home console or PC games. This is the one system that marries the two together. I dig it. However, I feel like I need to point out something that bothers me about Nintendo. No, it is not the lack of power in its system or gimmicks. It is their overly optimistic approach to advertisements and social media… The Mother of Optimistic Nintendo Switch Advertisements… 1-2 Switch! As a launch game and Nintendo’s attempt… Continue reading Nintendo is Way Too Optimistic in Their Advertising

Remembering Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Today is November 21. On this day 25 years ago in 1992, the hit sequel, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was released for Sega Genesis and Sega Mega Drive. Its predecessor set the bar for speed platforming games, and Sonic 2 only raised it that much higher. The game was faster. The graphics were sharper. There were new characters. Not to mention a 2 player mode. Full disclosure, the first game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series I played was Sonic 2. I received it with the Sega Genesis as a Christmas gifts many years ago. Sonic the Hedgehog 2: New Characters, Mechanics Sonic was Sega’s answer to Mario. Mario had a sidekick, his brother Luigi. This game introduced us… Continue reading Remembering Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Playing Castlevania Again in 2017

Welcome to the Retro Gaming column. Last time I discussed Shining Force. In this edition, I am covering some of the Castlevania series and some of the things that popped out at me while playing Rondo of Blood, the game only released on PC Engine CD in Japan and PSP. I recently went through the painstaking trouble of setting up Hyperspin on my PC. It is a pain to setup, I’m not going to lie. If you’re savvy-ish, you will eventually catch on after the initial learning curve. However, once it is setup, it is friendly for non-tech folks to use (provided everything is working). A Look Back at Some of the Castlevania Series The Castlevania series is about vampire… Continue reading Playing Castlevania Again in 2017

Shining Force Still Kicks It

Today, I am discussing Shining Force in the first ever Throwback Thursday Gaming column. What is Shining Force? No big deal, just a man wearing a cape having a sword fight with a skeleton… no biggie. Nothing to see here! Move along people! What?! Well, Shining Force often gets compared to games like Fire Emblem or Final Fantasy Tactics. Those games and the original Shining Force games are like the electronic evolution of Chess. The difference being that these games have even crazier characters and kick ass music to go along with it. You got your healers, your mages, your swordsmen, and your trusty leader, Max. You want a knight like in Chess? How about a centaur throwing a spear… Continue reading Shining Force Still Kicks It

I Have Sonic Mania… The Sonic Mania Review

Welcome to my first video game blog right here on Geek With That. I have covered from time to time that I am video gamer. So in this blog, I will be covering the recently released video game, Sonic Mania, for Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Nintendo Switch. Did they finally release a good Sonic the Hedgehog game? For me, personally, the year was Christmas 1994. I received the Sega Genesis as a gift from my parents along with Sonic the Hedgehog 2. I had played nothing quite like it at the time. It was challenging and fun. While I had been a die hard Mario fan, there was a certain charm to these classic Sonic the Hedgehog series on… Continue reading I Have Sonic Mania… The Sonic Mania Review