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Should Castlevania praise the sun?

So in the midst of playing Metroidvanias and RPGs so far this year, I took a small detour into the NES "Classic" Castlevania era. This is to say I played the original Castlevania and Ninja Gaiden last month. And yes, Ninja Gaiden pretty muc...

 
 
 

My favorite Metroidvania moments.

This is a Metroidvania kind of week and I'm having a Metroidvania year thus far. With Super Metroid's 20th anniversary today, Koji Igarashi leaving Konami to likely make more Metroidvanias and even giving a speech on them this week, I'm pre...

 
 
 

Iga Returns?

Koji Igarashi. Perhaps he is what Dracula saw in his Mirror of Fate, aside from Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2's Metacritic scores. Perhaps Dracula saw him speaking at GDC 2014 this week specifically about Metroidvanias. We haven't hear...

 
 
 

Snow daze

It has begun. The snow, that is. A journey and brief stay in the snow. A snowjourn? Here in the American southeast - with the exception of the Appalachian portion of the region - people flip out at the slightest hint of frost, ice, snow ...

 
 
 

Another Metroid post: The Zero Missioning!

I spent part of this last week playing Metroid Zero Mission, mostly to take a break from Fire Emblem Awakening for a bit but also to celebrate the remake's tenth anniversary today. Zero Mission is a game that hit all the right notes when re...

 
 
 

FACTS! Because I said they are!

Here on the internet we can affirm truths by simply saying "FACT" in all caps. So long as we do this, we can sneer down at our lessers for we are true gamers and they can go play Candyland until King takes legal action against Hasbro for us...

 
 
 

2014 should be the Year of Samus Aran

Hey, Nintendo. I'm sure you're really busy right now with restructuring plans and excited to read all the advice people have been recycling for the last 15 years, but there's an important date coming up. An anniversary date with a very spec...

 
 
 

Across the Miiverse

Well, it's a new year and the first thing I'm doing is beating the crap out of Fire Emblem: Awakening and Shin Megami Tensei IV a couple more times. I bought up all the DLC for SMT IV that mattered while it was on sale last week and I'm goi...

 
 
 
 

Pixie's Mix #2: Merry WTF-ever!

Hey folks, don't have a lot of time for in-between commentary on this post, but I thought I'd share some holiday-themed game music and at least other tracks that fit a wintery theme. It was actually bit difficult to not lean hard on Ninten...

 
 
 
 

Pixie's Mix #1: Favorites from 2013

I don't know how frequent a series of posts like this will be, but I'm always adding game music to my various things that play MP3s, which is my 3DS, my old PC and now my tablet. 2013 had a lot of great music, so I found myself adding thing...

 
 
 

The dark side of my tablet

Last week I got a Nexus 7 and talked about it. I got it to meet basic computing needs my laptop was no longer meeting. I thought that by getting this I would have to delay my conquest of Final Fantasy VI and Persona 3 Portable until I got a...

 
 
 

Four things I want from Fallout 4

So it seems a Fallout 4 announcement is nigh. That's good to know since my plans to build a gaming PC or at least get a Steam Box to run it are also planned for next year. I love post-apocalyptic RPGs and Shin Megami Tensei V is probably a ...

 
 
 
 

I touched some next gen kiosks!

I guess you could say I'm not all aboard the next gen hype train. Even so, the Xbox One and PS4 kiosks arrived at two different Gamestops in my area and I took one of them for a spin. I'd say both, but the Xbox One kiosk was really just th...

 
 
 

The simple elegance of Final Fantasy VI

So playing FFVIII started me on a little Final Fantasy kick, steering me away from my binging on Shin Megami Tensei, Persona, Fire Emblem and other games I've played this year. Its actually rather refreshing to go back and see how different...

 
 
 

Ideas for The Great Electric Mouse Detective

So it looks like Pikachu is going to get in on the sleuthing business. A grand mystery is laid out before him and maybe only a pokemon like him can solve it. Maybe other pokemon can even help him on his quest to stop whatever evils are goin...

 
 
 
 

You son of a submariner!

Well, I'm done with Final Fantasy VIII. Because I chose to do Laguna and Squall's stories on the side in Dissidia Duodecim, I kinda fell into playing other characters and that got me sucked into playing Final Fantasy VI for the first time i...

 
 
 

... Whatever: Final Fantasy VIII

So I've been off the blogging thing again for a bit. More or less life has been stressing me out and I don't like to bring that in to too much of my writing. Its one of those times where I feel pretty alienated even by family because they j...

 
 
 
 

Will your laptop die for me?

Its been a bad couple of weeks if you are a laptop that belongs to me. To be fair, they were old laptops, but dammit, that other laptop that ran Windows XP ran classic Fallout better than this Compaq Presario A900 does. This laptop's issue ...

 
 
 

They fought the LAW and I won.

So I finished Shin Megami Tensei IV on the Law path. While I initially wanted to argue with the game on the "Law" point since I thought I had remained rather neutral, I had to think back about all the sidequests I just couldn't leave alone....

 
 
 

Breakfast is not a "quest."

There are lots of nice things I could say about Burroughs. I like her better than her predecessor, Arthur - for example. There was just something very "I can't let you do that, Dave" about Arthur. I still actually haven't gotten around to f...

 
 
 
 
 

My gaming story: A multiverse of possibilites

It all began with kicking and screaming... and clinging to the doorframe of the arcade because I didn't really want to go. I had entered a new world and suddenly I knew what my thing was, what would be my passion for years and be my all-con...

 
 
 

Picking up that pixiedust again.

Okay, so I've been off the c-blog radar for a bit post-wise. I guess you could say its just been a slow month and I've kinda just been in and out of games. Plus I had a free month of Netlix and I was trying to cram down as much Star Trek: T...

 
 

About Pixie The Fairyone of us since 2:32 PM on 12.21.2012

Member of the Destructoid community team, moderator, hunter (or is that hoonter?), part-time samurai catgirl and aspiring queen of the fairies. I am not affiliated with Atlus and cannot fit in your COMP, smartphone or Demonica.

My favorite weapons are the katana, the Mk. 22 tranquilizer pistol and the banhammer.



For other things and stuff about me you can read here, here and here. You will learn of my origins, my trials and tribulations and how I became a Level 80 superpixie!


Some of my favorite games:

Super Metroid
Metroid Prime
Metroid Zero Mission
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne
Shin Megami Tensei IV
Digital Devil Saga
Devil Summoner 2
Devil Survivor
Persona 3 Portable
Persona 4 Golden
Final Fantasy VI
Final Fantasy VIII
Final Fantasy X/X-2
Final Fantasy XI
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
Shenmue
Shenmue II
Jet Set Radio
Jet Set Radio Future
Ico
Shadow of the Colossus
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater



Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
Dishonored
Deus Ex
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Fallout: New Vegas
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Freedom Wars
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
Dissidia Duodecim
Soulcalibur II
Shovel Knight
Spelunky

...and more!

 
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