[Game] Super Mario Galaxy 2

Super Mario Galaxy 2

Game

I never understood the craze about Nintendo games, but I did enjoy Super Mario Galaxy 2, finding it a fun if not particularly memorable platformer. I probably would’ve gotten bored before finishing if I didn’t listen to audiobooks as I played it though.

Positive:
Negative:
Cheerful, colorful atmosphere
The game is just a collection of random set pieces
Varied, enjoyable stages
The narrative is just insulting to one’s intelligence
Innovative controls
 Feels like the same game as the prequel
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[Game] Resident Evil 7

Resident Evil VII

Game

I’ve got no idea why it’s called Resident Evil, but it’s a great horror game that goes back to the roots of the genre, so if it’s a new path the series want to take, I’m all for it.

Although I’d have preferred if this was named something else and launched a different series, since I didn’t mind the kind of approach RE took in Revelations either.

Positive:
Negative:
Beautiful visuals
The earlier half is more interesting than the latter
Effective, creepy atmosphere
Hiding and running from enemies can get tedious when you just want to explore
Interesting plot
Actually scary
Fun exploration

[Nukige] Bishoujo Mangekyou: Tsumi to Batsu no Shoujo

美少女万華鏡 -罪と罰の少女-

Eroge

As its prequels, Tsumi to Batsu no Shoujo combines high level ero content with an actual story that puts it in an odd position between nukige and plotge. But while its story is leagues above what you usually find in nukige, it’s only slightly above average as visual novels go, and at the same time, distracts from and spaces out the otherwise brilliant ero content too far inbetween compared to how I normally like it in my nukige.

It’s a top pick if you’re looking for that kind of thing, but like the prequel, it left me wondering if I wouldn’t have enjoyed it more if it rather put more focus on erotic content.

Positive:
Negative:
Fantastic artwork
Long-winded story distracts from ero content
Interesting characters
The plot is not interesting enough to carry the game on its own
A pretty good story for a nukige
Arousing ero scenes

[Game] Medal of Honor (2010)

Medal of Honor

Game

I was curious about this game since it took place in a relatively unusual setting of war in Afghanistan, but it turned out to be just a washed down version of Call of Duty that has not even a hint of the old Medal of Honor left about it.

Positive:
Negative:
Interesting setting
Feels very uninspired and doesn’t offer anything that other games don’t already do better
The plot is just a combination of mostly disjointed setpieces