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My Retro GOTY Awards 2019

As June draws to a close I am putting an end to that one blog I have been wanting to publish since December 2019. A month ago I wrote the corresponding awards for 2018 and that felt amazing. To write the games I played during a year an...

 
 
 

Exber's 2020 Gaming Second Quarter Report

It all has come down to this: most of us playing video games and clearing our ever-growing backlogs as working is a hit and miss for some. This Second quarter encloses those games I got to beat from April to June, and while I could ha...

 
 
 

GOTY 2019 Review: Persona Q2 New Cinema Labyrinth

Just like in 2011 and in 2017 Persona Q2 granted me the opportunity to have a GOTY corresponding on such year, these two previous examples being Radiant Historia and then Persona 5. New Cinema Labyrinth didn't cause so much of an impa...

 
 
 

My Retro GOTY Awards 2018

Disclaimer: These awards were shared on my Instagram account on said year, but I have always wanted to share it in written form. Hence, I'll continue giving these times good use to finally type this down. 2018 was a year where I decide...

 
 
 

I Am A Flower - Gaming Related Poem

I am a flower Through the winds I set on an unknown flight One in which I can feel a lot of power Or feel powerless upon what may be in sight.  I am a flower with no real color As it changes from place to pla...

 
 
 

A Quarantine Kept Diary - Day #66

Writing for the record, yet another thing I'll be doing these days. In my country, the quarantine started on March 17th so, today marks the 66th day of social distancing, lockdown, and a myriad of events that everyone has gone through...

 
 
 

Final Fantasy VIII: My Ultimate Test of Masochism

As I continue playing lots of games during this social distancing, I have come across games I once said I wouldn't play for reasons, some dull reasons, even. It began with really difficult games and then this one showed up. I have bea...

 
 
 

Level 25 Review: On to a New Gen

As always, waiting to level up by default took me a whole year, and despite I had to share it with mother's day, it was a blast nonetheless. Gaming with my player two demo, eating a lot, and reading my friends and students' congratula...

 
 
 
 

Retro Review - Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy

Out of the many spin-offs the Final Fantasy series have had as years have passed, Dissidia marked a change of perspective among fans and non-fans alike. A fighting Final Fantasy game, how would Square Enix manage to pull it off?. I ha...

 
 
 

Sight at 60 frames per second.

Upon gazing into meI found new contact lensesThey were always hereReady to boost my defenses. I never actually caredAbout how I used to see thingsAs long as I could see themI wouldn't spread my wings. Everything flowsIn one way or anot...

 
 
 

3 weeks as a Destructoid user. My thoughts.

I like it here. Sorry, I had to say it right away, but yeah today marks three weeks since I joined this site and everyday I learn something new. I have a LOT to take care over at my profile, Disqus comment section, and how my blogging ...

 
 
 

Another Chance

A little off-topic, and clearly not following my blog as I thought I would, here I am going a little personal, without the drama. This may very well be a sequel to a blog I wrote years ago entitled: "A Clear Mind. A Better Gaming" on w...

 
 
 

Retro Review - Persona 3 Portable

Back in 2008, I was a happy teenager who just had gotten himself a PlayStation 2 and saw a lot of games to be played in the system. I was happy, or so I thought. My oldest brother began playing this game called Persona 3, which at the ...

 
 
 

Retro Review - Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker

Ten years ago, Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker was released for the Playstation Portable and as I was new to the series back then, I spent quite some time watching and reading about how much of an impact it had caused. Ten years later I ...

 
 
 

Exber's 2020 Gaming First Quarter Report

In my previous blog I wrote that I would be writing over here some retro reviews of games that I played, and while the idea is still happening I wanted to bring those reviews and upcoming gaming-related content with some background bef...

 
 
 

Social distancing brought me back to blogging.

Not to mention or remember what is happening right now, the title says it all. As a gamer since I was four years old and blogger since 2009, two have been my previous gaming sites where I used to blog, and then, someone told me about t...

 
 

About Exberone of us since 7:47 PM on 04.07.2020

I guess these would be considered as my stats, so here I go:

I'm Exber, not related to my name by any means. I'm from Venezuela and I'm an English Teacher.

I have been playing video games since I was 4 years old. Goldeneye 007 for the Nintendo 64 are among my first gaming memories.

Console gamer. I play on PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, 3DS, DS, and many retro systems. However, PC is not out of the picture.

Resident Evil and Persona share the spot as my favorite gaming series. Following this, here are my favorite games per year:

2006: The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time

2007: Resident Evil 2

2008: Persona 4
Runner Up: Resident Evil 4

2010: Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater
Runner Up: Final Fantasy XII

2011: Radiant Historia
Runner Up: Okami

2012: Klonoa Door to Phantomile
Runner Up: Tomb Raider Anniversary

2013: Fatal Frame 3 The Tormented
Runner Up: Silent Hill 4

2014: Onimusha Dawn of Dreams
Runner Up: Resident Evil Zero

2015: The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword
Runner Up: Final Fantasy IV

2016: Final Fantasy IX
Runner Up: A Link Between World

2017: Persona 5
Runner Up: Brothers A Tale of Two Sons

2018: Skies of Arcadia Legends
Runner Up: Zelda Spirit Tracks

2019: Persona Q2 New Cinema Labyrinth
Runner Up: Ghost Trick

I try to learn the most I can with every video game, thus my Retro GOTY winners won a place in me. Best examples are Persona 4 (2008) and Final Fantasy IX (2016)

GameSpot and GameInformer were the sites that granted me the opportunity to blog prior to coming here. Good times.

I'm currently 26 years old. Come May 10th and I'll level up.

Favorite color: green.

Favorite number: 4.

Favorite video game genre: Survival Horror. RPGs come second.

Favorite movie: 13 going to 30.

Favorite game of all time: Persona 4.

And, that's about it for now.