Monday, December 29, 2014

Still My Favorite - Twilight Princess Nostalgic Ryview

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, by Nintendo.



Is it worth your time?
YES
How much?
40 Hours
Is it worth your money?
YES
How much?
$30

Monday, December 15, 2014

A Slow Moving Cop Sleuths on a Train - The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief - First Impressions Freebie Ryview

The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief, by Nordic Games.


It is available via Xbox 360 Games with Gold until December 15th, 2014 (that's today!).

Recommendation:

If you're a fan of point and click adventure, or if you're really into mystery, this is probably a game for you and I recommend you download it while you can today. For the rest of you, I'd say wait a day and download SSX, which will hopefully offer some nice sports action.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Very Pretty, Bug Addled Mess - Halo: The Master Chief Collection Ryview

Halo: The Master Chief Collection, by 343 Industries.


My Rycommendation (How have I not already been adding that "y"?): The games are solid, and I love Halo. And Halo 2 has never looked so amazing. But the UI is littered with bugs, transition problems, and a dead multiplayer. I'd still recommend buying it but there's no rush until the Halo 5 beta comes out (if that works!).


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Shut Up And Take My Money! - DLC in Gaming

Hi Everybody!


It's a bit of a hot topic right now, and with current Mario Kart 8 and Destiny DLC packs either landing or soon to land, I thought it would be fun to discuss why DLC has so many people angry and so many people draining their pocketbooks.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Ryview missing - check back later

Hi Everybody!

I actually recorded a ryview, but my audio disappeared, so with that techincal difficulty I'm afraid I won't get around to an article today.

But don't worry! I'll have my deals like normal tomorrow, and if I'm able to swing it I may try to pack an extra one this weekend, we'll see.

Or, you know, you'll see. If you check this site over the weekend. Which you should. If you want to.

Until next time,

Ryan

Monday, November 10, 2014

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Oh God, I Hope I Get A Purple - Why I'm Still Playing Destiny

Hi Everybody!

I've made it to Level 20 in Destiny, which means I've started the epic journey of truth, justice, and grinding to find as many purple items as I can (2 so far...after way too many hours of gameplay). My light level is a whopping 23 and I can now do some impressive damage, but I'm a far cry away from being able to handle the daily and weekly missions without sobbing silently into a pillow.

It's my destiny to be underprepared for all of the challenges in this game. [1]

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Ryviews Deal Roundup - October 30th, 2014

Hi Everybody!

So, it's been over a month since my last deal roundup.

Sorry about that.

At any rate, I'm back, and my deals today will knock your socks off (assuming they're already lose and relatively easy to knock off, such as falling off by accident while you're reading an article on the internet written by a guy who felt the need to explain this joke is a way-too-long drawn out parentheses'd section).

Meta.

 No, not that one...[1]

Anyway, here are the deals for October 30th, 2014:

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Heavily (Heavenly) Armed Angel Shoots Eyeballs Out Of The Sky! - Sky Quest Video RyPlay

Back From The Dead, Assholes! [1]

I'm back from my long hiatus!

What does that mean for you?

More content! That's what!


So without any more wordy explanations, let's all listen to high quality riffing about a game where a heavily armed angel shoots eyeballs out of the sky!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Destiny Ryview - Lots of Hype, Lots of Genres

I appreciate the patience, everyone. It's been a crazy few days, and it won't let up any time soon.

But! Now you get to see what I think of Destiny! (Spoiler: I like it).

--


Destiny, by Bungie.



Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Stress and Gaming

As a video game blogger who also happens to have an entirely separate full time job, it can sometimes be hard to find some solid gaming time, especially when it's a game I've already ryviewed. So how do I manage to squeeze it all in?

The short answer is I don't...

Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Ryview - Bigger Maps without Bigger Maps

Minecraft: Xbox One Edition, by Mojang.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Bejeweled 3 Freebie Ryview: Let's Stop Pretending And Just Play Poker

Bejeweled 3, by PopCap Games.

Watch the video here:




Or skip straight to the scorecard:

Category
Score
Time Value
7
Money Value
10
Originality
8
Ryplayability
8
Fulfillment
6
Final Score
7.8

Don't forget to subscribe!

Until next time,

Ryan

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Blurred Lines - Melding Gaming Genres (Don't Worry, No Robin Thicke Included)

It seems like every genre is now being bombarded from all sides with other genres shoehorning themselves in. Shooter RPGs, Stealth Platforms, and I assume Horror Rhythm games aren't far off.

Oh, it already happened... [1]

What does this constant melding trend mean for gaming?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ryviewing the Headlines

Every now and then I have a day where I don't particularly feel like reading news. But that doesn't stop me from obsessively checking the pages to browse the article titles. And sometimes those titles are too goofy/stupid/insane/laughable/WTF-able to ignore.

Source: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iHNVILjyWmc/UeGXedL8hZI/AAAAAAAAGJw/W79Do9UI-VA/s1600/stupid+headline.jpg
Yep.

So in a new feature called "Ryviewing the Headlines" I'll be taking a look at some astonishing headlines and talking about them, despite not reading a single one of the actual articles.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Appeal of an Open World - Ryviews Ryport

Sorry about the short hiatus everyone! (let's be honest, there are probably about 2 people that regularly check this blog, so I'd like to thank both of you right now)

At any rate, I'm back from my short vacation and ready to entertain you with some more of my rambling, pointless thoughts about video games!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Another Bejeweled RPG Clone, with Money! - Spellfall iOS Ryview

Spellfall, by Backflip Studios.

Source: http://cdn4.iosnoops.com/wp-content/uploads/appsicons/809027853xscreenipad1.jpg

My Recommendation: A fun Bejeweled style RPG, but you need a lot of patience or a lot of money to enjoy the game.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

It's The Same, But Shinier - HD Remakes Ryviews Ryport

Hi Everybody!

In the era of "too many pixels to count" and all that, we seem to be afloat in a sea of HD remakes of old games. That's not really a new idea, because classic movies have been remade since the invention of the word "profit" (and, you know, the invention of the movie), but it seems like we're getting an unusually large amount of them lately.

It's the same, but this time you're paying money to play it again.

Is that a problem? Probably not. But is it bad for trying to get people to play new games? Maybe.