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Posted on Nov 30th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under Gaming, Christmas, Holidays, Santa


During Halloween, it is very easy to find games to play to celebrate the season. Any title with a spooky theme is fair game, and there are certainly no shortage of those these days. But what about the Christmas season? There aren't many games that carry an explicit Christmas theme, so finding an enjoyable title to ring in the holidays isn't always an easy task. Now that the holiday season is upon us, I thought it would be fun to take a look at some games that many may not know are set during the Christmas season to put us in the holiday spirit. Bear in mind that most of these titles have very little to do with Christmas, but don't let that stop you from giving them a try!


Continue reading Games for the Holiday Season!



Posted on Oct 31st 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under Review, Silent Hill, Konami, Survival horror


While I have always been a huge fan of the survival horror genre, when it comes to the Silent Hill series, I have generally played it safe and stuck to the first three titles which are almost unanimously praised. Although many of the later Silent Hill games are almost universally disliked by fans, the fourth entry is probably the most divisive title in the series, with a seemingly equal number of people who either love or hate the game. After playing it for myself, it is easy to see why opinions are so mixed, as I too had a sort of love/hate relationship with it. Good or bad, it is definitely one of the most interesting games I have played in a long time.

** Note: Due to the nature of the game, it is impossible to discuss all pertinent gameplay mechanics without giving away some mid-game spoilers, although I will try to keep things as vague as possible. **


Continue reading Silent Hill 4: The Room



Posted on Sep 29th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under Review, Yakuza, Sega, Ryu ga Gotoku, Japan


My first exposure to the Yakuza series was back in 2010 with Yakuza 3. I enjoyed the game so much that I have made it a point to play each new title as they release, and after several years and several new titles, I can confidently say that Yakuza is one of my favorite series in all of gaming. However, I missed out on the original two PS2 titles when they were released, and I have never gotten around to playing them over the years. Thanks to Sega's release of Yakuza Kiwami last year, a remake of the original Yakuza game for the PS2, I was finally able to experience the series' origin firsthand. With the recent release of Yakuza Kiwami 2, a remake of the second game in the series, I have now been able to experience an updated remake of what some consider the best game in the series.


Continue reading Yakuza Kiwami 2



Posted on Aug 30th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under Review, SNES, Nintendo, Sony, Action, Platformer


As I mentioned in my article last month, we often like to search for hidden gems to add to our collections and eventually play if or when we finally get around to it. Sometimes, as was the case last month with Robotrek, we find a game that we feel is better left hidden and come away disappointed. Other times, as is the case this month with Skyblazer, we feel as if we have struck gold.


Continue reading Skyblazer



Posted on Jul 27th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under Review, SNES, RPG, Quintet, Enix


We've all been there.  We scour forum posts and YouTube videos for 'hidden gems' to add to our collections like old men searching for rare coins with a metal detector.  Whether we actually play them or not is secondary; just owning them is satisfaction enough.  One game that invariably appears on every Super Nintendo RPG Hidden Gems list is Robotrek, an obscure game from the creators of such classics as ActRaiser and Illusion of Gaia, but is it deserving of being called a gem, or should it remain hidden?


Continue reading Robotrek



Posted on Jun 29th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under Review, Bloodstained, Castlevania, Kickstarter, Igarashi


Like most fans of the Castlevania series, Symphony of the Night in particular, I am incredibly excited for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night and even contributed to the Kickstarter fund for the game a couple of years ago.  As a nice bonus to Kickstarter backers, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon is the fulfillment of a stretch goal promising an 8-bit style game, and it is now available to download for Kickstarter backers and available to purchase for everyone else.  This was a nice surprise for me, as I was unaware (or had simply forgotten) that an 8-bit game was in the works.  When I received an update from the game's Kickstarter informing me that Curse of the Moon was available, I did not hesitate to try it out.


Continue reading Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon



Posted on May 28th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under Review, Action, Rockstar, Film


Some ten or more years ago, a friend of mine and I spied a game on my shelf called The Warriors and decided to give it a shot.  It was a game that we thoroughly enjoyed, with its fun combat, intriguing story, and interesting characters hooking us in until we finally rolled the credits.  We enjoyed it so much that we drove to the local Circuit City (man, this was a long time ago) and picked up a copy of the movie of the same name that the game is based on, and we thoroughly enjoyed that as well.  So fast forward to the present day, my friend and I once again scouring the shelves for a cooperative game to play, and we decided to revisit our old favorite, The Warriors, curious to see if it holds up after all this time.


Continue reading The Warriors



Posted on Apr 30th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under Review, Action, Adventure, Hazelight, Story, EA, Cooperative


Back at E3 2017, a trailer for a game known as A Way Out was shown and, while it seemed to get little attention from most others, I was immediately intrigued.  Its promise of a cooperative experience like no other coupled with a premise that showed two inmates working together to escape from prison seemed like a match made in Heaven for myself and the friend that I later played the game with.  The trailer invoked shades of The Shawshank Redemption, a favorite of ours, and the idea of being able to play through a similar scenario together was too exciting to ignore.  With the game being released just recently, we were finally able to experience this adventure together, and we were not disappointed.


Continue reading A Way Out



Posted on Mar 26th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under Retrospective, Legend of Heroes, Trails in the Sky, Falcom, Xseed, RPG


Last summer, I posted an article here about my experience with The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, a game that has achieved near unanimous praise amongst the niche JRPG community.  In my review of Trails in the Sky, I stated that it is indeed an above-average JRPG but not quite worthy of the immense hype it has cultivated over the years.  Since then, after nearly nine months and over 200 in-game hours, I have played all three Trails in the Sky games that have been released in North America and would like to reflect on this series as a whole.


Continue reading Looking Back: A Trails in the Sky Retrospective



Posted on Feb 26th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under Review, Adventure, story, walking simulator, Campo Santo


My first experience with Firewatch was not a pleasant one.  I initially found the story and gameplay to be rather dull, the dialog felt unrealistic and forced, and navigation felt like a tedious chore.  After spending about an hour with the game, I promptly uninstalled it, declaring that it simply "wasn't for me."  However, after dwelling on it for a while, I decided that maybe I was a little hasty to dismiss the game so quickly.  I went through the trouble of downloading and installing the game again just so I could give it another shot, and I'm really glad I did.


Continue reading Firewatch



Posted on Jan 29th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under Review, RPG, Zeboyd Games, PC, PS4, Chrono Trigger, Phantasy Star


I've made it no secret that I am a huge fan of JRPGs, and I have written quite a few articles covering some titles for this site.  While I love JRPGs from all eras of gaming, I will always have a soft spot for the titles released during the 16-bit era.  My first exposure to the genre was on the SNES with titles such as Chrono Trigger and the Final Fantasy series at a young age, so I have a lot of nostalgia for this style of games.  So when I heard about Cosmic Star Heroine, a new title that takes direct inspiration from these beloved titles from a bygone era, I couldn't help but feel intrigued.


Continue reading Cosmic Star Heroine



Posted on Dec 26th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under Gaming, 2017, games, RPG, action, adventure, shooter, story


Late last year, once all of the annual 'Best of' lists started coming out for the games released in 2016, I lamented the fact that I had only played a paltry four new release titles from the year and thus had no opinion on many of the games that were being discussed.  So in 2017, I was determined to play more new release titles during the year in an effort to stay more up-to-date with all of the discussions going on for the latest and greatest games.  And just like with everything I do, I went insanely overboard and ended up playing nearly 30 new release titles this year.

Instead of doing a traditional Top 10 list of the games I played this year, I wanted to focus on a select few that I thought were particularly great but may unfortunately go unnoticed and slip under the radar of most people.  Most of these games really aren't what you would call obscure, but with the massive amount of great games released this year, it can be easy to forget about the ones that didn't get quite as much coverage.  These also aren't necessarily my favorite games of the year, as I am intentionally leaving out some of the more popular titles that were released.


Continue reading Disposed Hero's Games of 2017



Posted on Nov 30th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under Review, Ninja Theory, PS4, Steam, action, adventure, puzzles, horror, story


Despite trying to stay more up-to-date with new games this year, a little game known as Hellblade snuck out under my radar.  I remember eventually seeing the game's store page on Steam, but after quickly glossing over it, I dismissed Hellblade as a generic hack & slash game.  Once it went on sale, I gave the game another look, and noticed that it has more elements of psychological horror that definitely intrigued me.  I purchased the game and didn't wait long to start playing it, and I'm glad to say that my initial impression of 'generic hack & slash game' couldn't have been more wrong.


Continue reading Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice



Posted on Oct 27th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under Review, NES, Famicom, Horror, RPG, Capcom, Japanese


The Japanese Famicom exclusive title Sweet Home has always intrigued me.  It is a hybrid of two of my favorite genres: turn-based RPGs and survival horror, and it is often regarded as a large inspiration for one of my favorite video game series, Resident Evil.  I have tried to play this game a couple of times in the past, but it can feel incredibly daunting to newcomers who are not familiar with its mechanics.  However, I have finally been able to experience this game in its entirety, and I found myself impressed with many of its unique and innovative ideas.



Continue reading Sweet Home



Posted on Sep 25th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under Review, RPG, Dragon Quest, Square Enix, PS2, 3DS


Despite being a huge fan of JRPGs for most of my life, I had never played a Dragon Quest game until earlier this year, with that game being Dragon Quest V on the DS.  While I did enjoy that game, I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would based on all of the praise I had previously heard about it.  One thing that I can say about Dragon Quest V though, and I assume is true of every game in the series, is that it has a lot of charm, and that charm left me wanting to play more games in the series.  So with the recent release of an enhanced version of Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King for the Nintendo 3DS, the time seemed right to jump into my next game in the series.



Continue reading Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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