Feb 13, 2013

Noah's Weekly Journal 3


So here I am, smack dab in the middle of the spring semester and lo and behold, I'm tired as fuck! Don't know how tired fuck is supposed to be, but you get the idea. For once though the majority of my workload is of my own making rather than being school related. It may not look it from the few number of posts this website receives on a weekly basis, but I really do put a lot of effort into what I do here. The biggest hurtle so far has been trying to find enough time to actually sit down and play the games I review/critique. With homework, travel time, meal times, and bathroom breaks scattered around in such a disorganized manner, I'm lucky if I can get a couple consecutive hours of game time/writing time a day. And since I'm balancing all of this with trying to maintain some semblance of a social life, you can start to see just why I'm so tired. Ironically this lack of sleep makes me less productive during the day, so it's sort of a catch-22 situation.

Feb 5, 2013

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of The White Witch Critique


     To say I was excited for Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch would be an understatement. I've been a huge fan of Studio Ghibli and, in particular, Hayao Miyazaki's work since I was a child watching such classics as My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service quite regularly. Hell, I was once so enthralled with Princess Mononoke that I told a kid at school my girlfriend's name was San and she lived in the forest...that's actually a true story...don't judge me! Anyway, it wasn't until I got out of high school that I discovered the game developer Level-5, the first game of theirs I played being Professor Layton and the Curious Village: which I adore. So, you can probably ascertain my level of enthusiasm the first time I saw a trailer for this mash-up of superb game developer and legendary animation studio.

Feb 1, 2013

Noah's Weekly Journal Entry 2

     Yeah yeah, I'm aware that it's been like three weeks since my last journal entry but there's a good reason for that: the spring semester started and I had to put 60 hours into a game to review (see picture below).

     So what do I think of Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch? Well, you'll just have to wait until I finish my review :). Like I said before the spring semester has just started and already I've been swamped with work and have had little time to play/review/blog about anything. Thankfully though, my schedule is now finalized and I think I have a good plan for how to go about balancing school with game reviewing. Plus as far as I know there aren't anymore 50+ hour games coming up in the months ahead, so reviews should be out the same week as the game is released, hopefully on the following Friday.

PlayStation 4 Teased?

     A mysterious video has popped up on PlayStation's official YouTube channel labeled #PlayStation2013, and a teaser page has also appeared on the official PlayStation website. Of course the biggest question is: Is this a teaser for the PlayStation 4? There's certainly a lot of speculation and a lot of eager internet denizens chomping at the bit for more information. Unfortunately it seems we'll have to wait another 19 days before we know for sure what this video is alluding to. For now though you can head over to the page in question and sign up to be among the first to know.