Video Game Review: Pokemon Colosseum (GameCube)

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A couple weeks ago, I posted a rather heated rant about the unnecessary amount of hate the Generation Three (Hoenn) Pokemon games get. In a way, this is a much less angry follow-up to that. I mentioned that people overlook Gen Three as only Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald. People forget that the Kanto GBA re-makes, FireRed and LeafGreen, are also considered Generation Three games, even though they don’t take place in Hoenn. Along with these games, Gen Three introduced a GameCube-exclusive spin-off series, and, in my opinion, the best Stadium Pokemon games ever. Like everything else in Gen Three, Pokemon Colosseum and Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness are the punching bags of the Pokemon fandom. I’m aware that the bulk majority of people reading this aren’t going to agree with me this time, because I simply love this series. Tough. Here is my review of Pokemon Colosseum. XD will be my next project.

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Take Off Your Nostalgia Goggles!

And now, I shall bring you my first rant.

I’m a 90’s kid, so naturally, I grew up in the golden age of Pokemon. It’s always been something I loved. Although the series has, in recent years, went a bit downhill, it amazes and upsets me that people can look at me with a straight face and tell me that Generation Three (Hoenn/Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald) was the worst out of them all.

What?

WHAT?

I can’t even…

What is wrong with people?

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Video Game Review: Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (PS3)

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If you grew up in the heyday of the PlayStation 2, you know this guy. Sly Cooper is a Sony legend, widely considered by most fans to be one of the greatest PlayStation exclusive games ever, right up there with Jak and Daxter, Ratchet and Clank, Spyro The Dragon, Crash Bandicoot and even Uncharted. The PS2 saw the release of three Sly games over its lifetime: Sly Cooper and the Thievious Raccoonus, Sly 2: Band of Thieves and Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves. Despite the epilogue of Honor Among Thieves hinting at a time travel-related fourth game, fans never saw it and the franchise became nothing but a nostalgic memory. Six years passed, and the long-awaited installment was announced to be released in 2012 for the PS3 and PS Vita exclusively. Due to marketing delays, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time was finally released (February for the USA, March for Europe)  in 2013.  For anyone that didn’t know, Suckerpunch had no involvement with Thieves in Time. Sanzaru, the company that revived Ratchet and Clank, did the same to Sly Cooper. I was of course lined up at Gamestop to pick up my preordered copy the day it was released, and I knew deep in my head that this game would be hit or miss – it would either be wonderful, or somehow worse than Honor Among Thieves (yeah, I didn’t like Sly three. Sue me.) So, now we must discover something: was it worth the wait?

This review will be judged by Gameplay, Controls, Story, Graphics, Music and Replay Value.

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Dragon Ball Review

Disregard the fact that it says Logan Ruckman, Brendan actually wrote this.

DRAGON BALL REVIEW

Back when I was younger, my older brothers and I used to watch both DB and DBZ. I was very young at the time so I do not remember too much about the series, but around a year ago my friend bought all nine seasons of DBZ, and I watched it with him and then decide to borrow the first season.

I watched the first season, but over a course of at least two months, so I didn’t remember everything 100 percent that was happening, but soon after I started the second season. I made it half way through before getting caught up in other things and not continuing to watch the show. Now a few months ago I decided to start watching DBZ again, so I watched a few episodes of the first season before quitting. I couldn’t continue without watching DB first. So here I am, in late March, I receive all five seasons of the Funimation (my favourite) dub in the mail. A month and a few days later, I have finished the entire show and here is my review. Now this review contains spoilers, so if you don’t wish to have anything spoiled for you, quit reading.

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