So how do I even start this post? Maybe start by explaining what this snarpalarp is about. “My Little Game Review” is a series I hope to keep actively running amok on the GameCola website. In its simplest form, I take a game and review it. Simple enough, right? Maybe we should add stipulations or something. Or, perhaps add pics of Rainbow Dash on the videos just to make them 20% cooler (props to Michael Gray for reminding me of My Little Pony, thus giving me inspiration for the series name). Maybe you should delve into this review of Pocky & Rocky and see what we should do. Either way, grab your nearest snack, popcorn, and Pinkie Pie plushie, and enjoy my little game review.
Jeff Nemeth reviews Pocky & Rocky for SNES—in a video! We truly are living in the future.
“Scratching the Itch.io” is back with six more games! Most of the releases as of late have been rather lackluster, but I managed to find six new indie games to show you, this week. Let’s take a look! …
What happens when you try to get three GameCola staff members into the same game for a video?
About an hour of technical difficulties.
But after that, you get a fun romp through the lands of Terraria! Watch as the crew explores the world—both above and below. This blast from the past features fearsome (and not so fearsome) foes. Witness a rare moment of GameCola co-operative playing! Bunnies beware.
In a shocking turn of events, three GameCola staff members play the same game together…in the past!
I recently started playing PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale a.k.a. Sony Smash Bros. a.k.a. Are You Sure We Can’t Be Sued for This and I faced quite the dilemma. How was I to know if I liked it or not? Sure, I could listen to my own opinion like a chump, but I notoriously have terrible opinions on things. I hated Demon’s Souls, an opinion my game-playing friends have assured me is certifiably wrong, thus breaking the definition of an opinion. I can’t trust myself; it took me four seasons to realize Family Guy was written by a team of brain-damaged apes. …
My girlfriend is breathing a sigh of relief, because I have reached the end of all the various Japanese dating sims I downloaded last month. Now, I can stop focusing on videogame dates and return to not going on real life dates.
[Spoiler alert to single people: having a girlfriend means you go on fewer dates, not more! TV has lied to me, yet again!] …
After some discussion in the comments of the last podcast, we decided to gather together GameCola’s RPG Experts (the GCRPGX™) to discuss why every single your favorite RPG is overrated. So, join the crew as we discuss the issues with such hit RPGs as:
Final Fantasy VI
Final Fantasy VII
Super Mario RPG
Then, we follow it up with the LIGHTNING ROUND: Breath of Fire! Lufia! Illusion of Gaia! Secret of Mana! Terranigma! Seiken Densetsu 3! Rudora no Hihou? Live-A-Live…? Uh, Bahamut Lagoon! Shadow Hearts! Shin Megami Tensei! Vagrant Story! Golden Sun? Ultima?! Maybe Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood?
Oh, and Dragon Warrior!
The podcast crew got together to discuss exactly why your favorite RPG is overrated! Is your favorite game on the list?
Sometimes it’s a good idea to take a break from the action/adventure, shooters, and sports games that dominate the gaming market. Sometimes it’s fun to challenge your mind with an enriching puzzle game. But, sometimes puzzle games have horrible, repetitive music, awful replay value, or just don’t make a very good video game. This month, Michael Gray asks What is your least favorite puzzle game? …
Be warned! If you’re not careful, something as simple and harmless as using Google can lead you to the wrong places…like here! Take these examples to heart, and click the images to see where they ended up. …
Welcome to your new summer job at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza! This restaurant is popular with kids for their birthday party specials, gaming arcade, and—of course—Freddy Fazbear and his two friends Bonnie the Bunny and Chica the Duck! They’re animatronic characters that sing songs to entertain the children, and boy do the kids love them! Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza is certainly a wonderful place during the day. But, you’re not here during the day—you’re the night watchman here to make sure the restaurant is okay during the night. However, on your first night it’s, revealed that you’re not there to protect the restaurant against intruders. You’re there to monitor the residents imprisoned within. …
I normally don’t seek out trading card games, but when Eminence: Xander’s Tales was brought to my attention, something about it got me interested. Was it the cute art style? Was it the classic RPG aesthetic? Was it the concept of an MMORPG in which the battle system isn’t summed up as “watch the action go by and sometimes furiously mash the function keys”? Here, maybe watch the trailer first. …
Like trading card games, or maybe just looking for something fun for your iPhone? Check out the Kickstarter for Eminence: Xander’s Tales!
It’s time for the grand finale to the adventure that is Operation Titanic! The Hardy Boys arrive on the ship, just in time to save Nancy’s life and identify an international terrorist! Afterwards, there is a three-way fight as Nancy stops villains from killing the captain, Frank tackles a monologuing mastermind, and Joe has a showdown in a submersible. …
This week’s Latest Additions page was flooded with Ludum Dare submissions—but, luckily, most of those were posted as free games and I was able to scroll and scroll and scroll past them. Don’t worry, though! I did the work so that you don’t have to. This edition of “Scratching the Itch.io” brings you six more indie games to check out!
The GameCola Faithful may recall that I mentioned this game on a previous edition of “Scratching the Itch.io“. You may also recall that I had certain misgivings about the price of episodic games. Let me start the review off by saying that the game is well worth the $5 asking price, and that I’m glad I gave it a shot. …
Once again, I’ve proven to be wildly famous beyond imagination, receiving copies of indie games to review and preview. Today’s game is Rush to Adventure, an interesting take on the platformer-with-RPG-elements genre. The game is currently in the alpha stages, so I’m not going to do a full review, but I did want to talk about the game a bit. …
Jeddy previews the indie game Rush to Adventure, an action-RPG platformer. Don’t miss out on the free alpha!
We’re in for some Titanic-sized fun, as Operation Titanic continues! Join GameCola staff members Diana Gray, Michael Gray and Joseph Martin, as they play as teenage sleuths who are solving a super mystery!