Archives: Games I Strongly Disdain, V.2

Pit-Fighter (Arcade, Atari Games, 1990) Oh man, Pit-Fighter is such a hot mess. Taito beat Atari Games to the punch with their own pit-fighting title, 1989’s Violence Fight. It has many problems of its own but VF had the sole redeeming quality of being nice to look at. Pit-Fighter doesn’t even try to give that…

Archives – Games I Strongly Disdain, V.1

You know, video games are generally good things, but I’ve run into quite a few that have gotten my gander. I wrote about a few of them back on P4, but I’ve retired that series some time ago. I held onto most of these pieces, though, so I’m going to recycle them over here. Here’s…

Archives – The Impetus: Buying my First Game

Originally posted on Game on Girl on 5/25/2013. Slightly edited. There’s been an awful lot of controversy the last few weeks (editorial note – YEARS holy fuck) in the industry. However, I would like to not talk about all that stuff today. It’s so easy to get absorbed into the Internet fervor and lose track…

Archives: My Series on Alderac’s Smash Up

I wrote a series of posts detailing the card game Smash Up, created by Paul Peterson for Alderac Entertainment Group, for Game on Girl and the Talking Time forums a while ago, and I’m going to compile them up here. I’ve made some slight edits. Please note that these were written when I was still…

Archives: The Last Story Review

Note – This stands as the best review I wrote for LVLS back in the day. It conveys the passion I felt for The Last Story, and also provides some analysis in the Spoiler section at the bottom. With LVLS operating once again, it felt right to bring this back over. The Last Story (Wii)…

Archives: My Virtual History of the Super Mario series

Note – This is a MASSIVE post that compiles all of my posts from the first run of LVLS on the Super Mario Bros. franchise. I am looking at this as a first attempt to properly chronicle some sort of a history of video gaming, as well as the earliest I address my relationship with…

Archives: My Virtual History on the Metroid Franchise

Note – This series was originally from LVLS, so I decided to bring it back over now that the site is reopen. It builds upon the Super Mario Bros. history I did the year before, adding structure to the pieces and are generally better written (although my old habit of throwing hyphens in for dashes…