Monday, December 22, 2014

Backlog Blitz: NES, Week 8, "My Faxanadu Fantasy"

Ugh. Finals are over. Thank Cthulhu. After finishing up all my papers, I spent last week alternating between sleep, work, and Assassin's Creed: Black Flag. It's the best pirate simulator ever. Anyway. I also crammed in some old games. So. Yeah. Here. Read my words. READ THEM. THEY SHALL BE A NEW MANIFESTO FOR AN AGE OF CONTEMPT. THE BLOOD OF ELVES SHALL BE SHED. IT WILL BE A SWORD AGE, A WOLF AGE, AN AGE OF LONG WINTER. 

That's a bit heavy for a blog about video games, isn't it?

Monday, December 8, 2014

Backlog Blitz: NES, Week 7, "Double Draggin'"

Well. It's the last week before finals for me. Except I don't have any finals. Just two papers to hand in. (Plan ahead, kids!) I put the finishing touches on my thesis statement for that Dark Souls paper today (it takes a long time, okay?), and that was about the extent of my homework endeavors. I've been playing a lot of The Binding of Isaac: Wrath of the Lamb--which is pretty amazing--but still managed to get some time in with the NES classics and not-so-classics. Don't you wish your schedule was easy like meeee---MINE?

Monday, December 1, 2014

Backlog Blitz: NES, Week 6, "On Like Donkey Kong"

Happy Cyber Monday, as our corporate overlords have designated today! I spent Thanksgiving break writing a thesis paragraph for that paper on Dark Souls. Okay, I actually spent Thanksgiving break playing The Binding of Isaac and CS:GO, but that doesn't sound as studious. Anyway, I played some other games as well, for your edification and gratification.

On a related note, was Donkey Kong originally meant as a catch-all for every game that they needed a franchise for but didn't want to invent a new one? Because the overall game mechanics change so drastically between the NES titles...