Category Archives: Review

Postgame Review: Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

  Yeah, BOEY! Pun intended. While it is true Nintendo has alot–and I mean A LOT–of experience remaking old games (Starfox and Pokemon both come to mind), never before has Nintendo taken a game from the 8-bit NES era and … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Brendan Aurabolt, Fire Emblem, NES, New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS, Retro Gaming, Review, Serene Adventure, Video Games | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Postgame Review: Persona 5 (PS4 Version)

…Wednesday morning, I got to the above screen. Then I gave it a Standing Ovation. Persona 5 is easily Game of the Year 2017. I will be shocked if it isn’t considered at least. An easy 10/10 despite being delayed … Continue reading

Posted in Atlus, Blog, Brendan Aurabolt, Persona 5, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Review, RPG, Serene Adventure, Shin Megami Tensei, Video Games, Vita | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Legend of Zelda Series continues to defy expectations

Each game in the series follows a very simple formula: When a threat appears, a hero clad in green appears to counter it. That’s it. That’s all you need to know about The Legend of Zelda series. Actually, one other … Continue reading

Posted in Brendan Aurabolt, NES, New Nintendo 3DS, News, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, Preview, Retro Gaming, Review, RPG, Serene Adventure, The Legend of Zelda, Video Games, Wii U | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Look Review: World of Warcraft: Legion

…In the 5 months since its release, Legion has been a tale of two cities. Universally viewed as having saved the franchise after the forgettable Warlords of Draenor (two raid tiers, painful rep grinding and no meaningful new content), Legion … Continue reading

Posted in Blizzard Entertainment, Blog, Brendan Aurabolt, MMO, MMORPG, Review, Serene Adventure, Video Games, World of Warcraft | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Review: Warcraft (Movie, 2016)

…It took Blizzard TEN YEARS to deliver on the promise it made back in 2006 that there would be a Warcraft movie. In the decade since then, the world was introduced to the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and its … Continue reading

Posted in Blizzard Entertainment, Blog, Brendan Aurabolt, MMO, Review, RPG, Serene Adventure, Video Games, World of Warcraft | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Review: Harvest December (Nintendo 3DS)

  …It’s not every day a Visual Novel is released on a console, let alone a Nintendo console. As the game’s lead male protagonist says, Reality is Merciless. When I played the demo early last month–the first Episode–I knew I … Continue reading

Posted in Anime, Blog, Brendan Aurabolt, Nintendo 3DS, Review, Serene Adventure, Video Games, Visual Novels | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Nintendo and Sega to release Retro NES and Genesis Consoles with preloaded games

…Can’t fault them for trying. This is NOT a hoax or fan-made replica: Nintendo is actually releasing a special Mini NES console for $60, which will be released on November 11. It will comes with 30 preloaded games, all with … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Brendan Aurabolt, News, Preview, Retro Gaming, Review, Sega, Serene Adventure, Video Games | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

As I predicted, Pokemon Go has opened a door that can never again be closed

I made my prediction almost two years to the day. As of this evening, at least 25 people have died since the Pokemon Go App’s rolling launch worldwide. In addition, dozens have been injured or become victims of crime because … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Brendan Aurabolt, News, Pokemon, Review, RPG, Serene Adventure, Video Games | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Know what? The 3DS Version of Devil Survivor 1 is WAY Better than the DS Version

  …I probably would’ve said the same if I played the DS Version first. LOL. After only hearing about the DS Version on social media for months, I bought it in January but only recently started playing it. Having already … Continue reading

Posted in Atlus, Blog, Brendan Aurabolt, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Review, Serene Adventure, Shin Megami Tensei, Video Games | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Retro Review: Final Fantasy VI

  …I’ve played every single Final Fantasy game ever thought of. This one is easily the best one ever thought of. That said, due to licensing it was released on the SNES as Final Fantasy III (and Final Fantasy IV … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Brendan Aurabolt, Final Fantasy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo Wii, PC, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Playstation Vita, PS Vita, Retro Gaming, Review, RPG, Serene Adventure, Video Games | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment