Yet Another Hiatus Apology

Hi everyone, it’s me yet again.

Yep, full review-wise I’ve still got a bad case of writer’s block, but I’m planning to get out of it next Thursday, as my dad gave me a good suggestion to start writing stuff again.

I am also planning to buy an Elgato capture card in the future, because while I want to include game play samples recorded by me in my reviews, I want them to look presentable.

And the reason for my way too long hiatus during this time may have a bit to do with the fact that I’ve been focusing on my part time job in tech support (which I have been doing really good in, BTW).

In the meantime however, you can follow me on twitter at https://twitter.com/Gamerrethink.

Stay tuned for more reviews.

-Gamerrethink

Nintendo Switch Event… sort of

(TL;DR at the bottom)

Hi guys, it’s me again.

Now, this post would’ve been about my visit to the Nintendo Switch event in Washington D.C., but unfortunately it was not a successful trip.

When me and my dad got there at 9 AM, the event was already at full capacity, and when one guy asked a question about the wristbands to the event representative she said that all the wrist bands were handed out at 7:30 AM, not 8:30 AM as it said on the website.

I got annoyed upon hearing that, and eventually we went home.

In the end I was annoyed at being misled, but I got over it.

See you guys later.

-Gamerrethink

TL;DR: Went to Switch event, all wristbands were handed out at an earlier time, event was already at full capacity

MAGFest 2016 thoughts

Hey guys, sorry for being late with this post but I’m back from MAGFest 2016!

This years MAGFest, like last year took place at the Gaylord national resort and convention center. I went with my dad for the most part (I was by myself for most of the third day). I had a great time for the most part but on Saturday that was unfortunately ruined once I ended up losing my (likely stolen) 3DS  with Super Smash Bros. inserted (I still have the case and manual though) while at the con (keep in mind that Dad warned me not to take it with me to the con). On top of all this I got sick too. Fun night. -_- I then went to the Lost and found of the conference for help but they couldn’t find it which means I have to shell out more cash to buy a new one. The employees at the Gaylord hotel were of no help either as even they couldn’t find it.

Oh, and I also entered a NERF war which Dad captured on my phone and I entered an attendee run tournament of The New Tetris for N64.

Overall I had a good time at the con which was squandered hard by me losing an expensive handheld and getting sick for 1 1/2 weeks.

Stay tuned for more reviews.

Magfest 2016

Hello everyone, it’s me again.

I’ll be going to this year’s MAGFest! For those who don’t know about the convention you can check their website at magfest.org

I had a great time at last years MAGFest despite the fact I only went on Sunday.

I also went to their throwback con MAGFest 8.5 in 2014.

The only problem I had with the former con was the fact that the lines were too long for the pinball machines.

Anyways, I hope to have a great time at MAGFest.

See you guys when the con is over!

-Gamerrethink

Another Hiatus Apology/My Experience at Super Smash Con

Hello everyone, it’s me again. Yeah, I’ve been getting a bad case of writers’s block review-wise, but don’t worry, I’ve still got some reviews I wanna post to the site.

Now that that is out of the way, I’d like to talk about my experience at Super Smash Con this August. I went with my dad and some of my cousins, and I pretty much a had a great time.

They had tournaments, vendors, arcade cabinets, indie games, etc.

My favorite part of the experience was the hall of games section. although all of the stuff were Nintendo consoles and games on display (provided by eStarland.com), I thought it was a nice little section to fascinate some video game history buffs.

My worst part of the experience was when we were at the section where we could play if we wanted to. Unfortunately one of the employees at the con said that we have to bring our own controllers. Me, the cousins and Dad didn’t bring one, leading us to buy third party GameCube controllers from eStarland (which was 2 minutes away from the Dulles Expo Center where the con took place).

Overall, I had a great time and hope to go to next year’s MAGFest.

Stay tuned for more reviews!

-Gamerrethink

Review: Rez (2001)

Publisher: SEGA

Developer: United Game Artists

Release Dates:
January 7, 2002 (PS2, NTSC)
November 22, 2001(Dreamcast,NTSC-J)
January 11, 2002 (Dreamcast,PAL)

Story: There’s not much of a story in this game, but I’ll just use the games description from the back of the box: “Through the use of light, sound, and rhythm, you alone must take control of the network and its music in an attempt to unlock the system’s secrets and bring “Eden” back online.”

Gameplay: There are 4 game modes: “Travelling”, “Score Attack”,”Play” and “Beyond” mode (which i wont describe as i haven’t unlocked the mode yet). “Travelling” mode lets you play through the levels without taking any damage, “Score Attack” in wich you try to get your best score on any level, and “Play” is the main game. The levels consist of mostly 10 zones until you reach the end level boss, and the game itself is very simplistic and easy to pick up and play. I give the gameplay a 9 out of 10.

Graphics:The graphics are where this game REALLY shines! The look of the wireframe levels, polygons, enemies, and bosses are very beautifully detailed(For example: one of the bosses is a ball made of triangles). The interface is also nice looking as well! To Dreamcast owners, if you REALLY want to see how beautiful Rez is in terms of graphics, make sure you have a VGA box and PC monitor. Otherwise, you’re missing out. Overall the graphics are very nice and fit the look of the game pretty well. I give them a 9 out of 10.

Music and Sounds:The game’s music and sounds are mostly electronic music and its catchy and memorable at best. Also, if you can get your hands on the Japanese PS2 version, there’s a collectors edition that comes with a “Trance Vibrator” that vibrates with the music. I give the music and sounds a 8 out of 10

Controls: The controls are very easy to learn – To shoot hold down the X button which locks on up to 8 enemies and release the X button,the left analog stick moves your character, and the circle button uses the overdrive power-up (which destroys everything on screen). I give the controls a 8 out of 10.

Replay value: You’ll mostly go through all the stages, and unlock beyond mode. I give the replay value a 7 out of 10

Final Thoughts: This game is a great and terrifc rail shooter from SEGA that has beautiful graphics, great gameplay and a pulsating soundtrack.

OVERALL:9/10

The Critics Say:

“Rez has given me a new appreciation for the Dreamcast console. I play this game on a 42-inch plasma with a VGA adapter, and it’s a thing of beauty.” – The Video Game Critic

“Rez is lush, exciting, addictive, and best of all innovative!” – PSX Extreme