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Tales Of Symphonia Review

I don't talk enough about the Tales series, maybe because the series has burned me out. I've been seeing more and more Tales games get shoveled out every year and each time I see them I kinda get a bitter taste in my mouth. Ever since...

 
 
 

I've seen the future, E3 2019 Lineup Confirmed!!!

With the release of Pokemon Snap 2 VR, a new craze has hit the industry "Snap games" this craze will dominate the AAA industry for years and will become very popular with gamers worldwide. Here is the current lineup for E3 2019: Me...

 
 
 

Grandia 3 Review

So after years of waiting, we finally got Grandia 3 in the UK via Playstation Store. It was a hassle to access the US Playstation store but regardless, I have finally finished it and quite frankly I'm quite glad I got to experience th...

 
 
 

What makes MMORPG's so successful?

This is a topic that I have had in my mind for a while now, MMORPG's have been widely successful in the past few years, however their popularity has started to slowly deteriorate in recent years. Looking closely at the genre as a whol...

 
 
 

The 3 Principles Of Game Design

Today I'm going to talk about my philosophy on videogames and what I believe to be the 3 main principles of game design. After seeing the saturation of the indie market, I've been led to believe that indie developers have struggled to...

 
 
 

How to make an engaging storyline in a videogame

Videogames have reached a point where they are no longer merely a source of simulated kinetic interaction in the form of virtual entertainment but many games are being known for their interactive stories, some games are built for this ...

 
 
 

Postal 2 Review (Steam Version)

Postal 2 is an oddity among the FPS genre. While most FPS games released prior to the seventh generation were often constrained and linear in terms of progression, Postal 2 takes an alternate approach being one of the first sandbox sh...

 
 
 

Hard Reset Redux Review

This game has been a very rocky ride for me and as a result I have put myself into a position where I find it difficult to review this game but here's what happened. So I picked up the game on a sale for £11.00 and gave it a shot...

 
 
 
 

Top 10 Forest Themes in videogames

Forests are usually the first areas you encounter in a videogame, sometimes they can appear quite late on in a game. Whenever they appear, forests in videogames tend to have some really brilliant music playing in them. Forest music is ...

 
 
 
 

Need For Speed 2015 Review

Oh boy... where do I even begin with this game? First I'm just going to say that Need For Speed 2015 is the best NFS game in the past decade but I shall cease my praises there. Why? Because Need For Speed 2015 is a train-wreck... or sh...

 
 
 

Why Do I Support #Performancematters?

Here’s a detailed look on the strike and my thoughts on what is going on and what I personally believe from a consumer’s perspective which outcome would be of the greatest benefit. There are a few inaccuracies in the video...

 
 
 

Duke Nukem Forever Review

It's been 20 years since Duke Nukem 3D and as such Gearbox have decided to re-release it. However the Duke Nukem series hit an all time low as far as ratings were concerned with it's latest installment Duke Nukem Forever. As such I tho...

 
 
 

The Darkness II Review

Well I didn't expect to be playing this game. The Darkness II was a random punt of mine, I got it from Humble 2k Bundle so it was dirt cheap and the game looked interesting enough to get me to pick it up. Anyways, The Darkness II is a ...

 
 
 

Videogames Don't Need To Be Perfect

What has happened to gamers these days? Have we really stooped as low as the movie industry? I made three consecutive articles a while back (two of which are reviews) and all three of them revolve around gaming related media which has ...

 
 
 
 
 

Looking Back: Tales Of Phantasia Review

Well this is a long time coming, I finished the game ages ago but I was too bummed out to do a review afterwards. In case you’re curious, I played the Dejap SFC version and believe me, its the best translation. Playing Tales Of ...

 
 
 

What A Rip Off...

Why do people in this day in age seem to treat the term "rip off" so negatively? I mean it's not like I'm Jim Sterling number #356 trying to knock game publishers in the name of consumer justice... right? Right? No, not that ki...

 
 
 

Underrated: Kirby Air Ride Review

I never thought i'd have to write this review again... though to be honest the review i did of this game was poor... not to mention the fact that all my backups were on my old PC which recently got burned when it was sent to be serviced >...

 
 
 

Indie: Proxy Blade Zero Review

Ahh a 2 hour game. I love these games. You pick them up, you have your fun and you can finally write about them. Seriously, who doesn't love short games? Anyways Proxy Blade Zero is a character action game (or hack n slash) which puts you ...

 
 
 

The importance of freedom and options in videogames

So I just purchased Medieval Engineers when it was on sale. I was a bit apprehensive to do so and rightfully so. When I picked up the game I wanted to build a Necropolis from Warcraft 3. In case you are wondering what a Necropolis is, here'...

 
 
 

Top 10 VGM #4: World Map Theme

So it's been a while since I did one of these and I might as well do another one for two reasons. One to fill in the gaps, two because i feel like it. Now i'm only going to count world maps you can actually walk around in, no map menu or an...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rambles: Game Design - The Dream And The Reality

Please note that a lot of information here is theoratical and unconfirmed, if I say something that is wrong I apologise, this is not an article to inform, moreso an article to express my views. So this kinda came up in my mind a while back ...

 
 
 

Taking another look: Valkyrie Profile 2

So i've decided that since I can't get enough of good games, I thought about writing about them again, only this time with a new and improved look to them. Basically this is going to be something I do when I want to cover a game I've alread...

 
 

About Terry 309one of us since 11:02 AM on 12.30.2013


"Exactly as I'd hoped. Humans... so weak and malleable. How you ever managed to oppose the legion I cannot fathom. You have merely delayed the inevitable" ~ Balnazzar

Read my reviews here:
https://www.destructoid.com/blogs/Terry+309/terry-309-s-review-archive-291590.phtml

Visit my Wordpress site here:
https://cynicalgamingblog.wordpress.com/

I will publish blogs on there earlier because it has a better editor (plus I don't have the Destructoid rules to worry about). I will still publish blogs on here though and I probably will post any top 10's exclusively on here, this site is merely a home for all of my blogs so that in case anything happens I can keep writing.

My Bio:

Just an outspoken fan of rpg's and gaming in general who likes to rant about first world gamer problems because there are so many.

My blogs mostly consist of reviews/rants of games of all generations, particularly rpg's. I try to blend my reviews with both facts and opinion so that people can see from my own experiences and decide for themselves. i will also tend to review older titles because i still believe that there are few people out there who haven't played these awesome titles and deserve to give them a chance.

Oh and as for some negative's you might point out, i can't spell for my life and my grammar is terrible. Plus i like to exaggerate my points a little to make things more fun, yet some people are dense enough to take them as fact.

Here is my response to those intelligent enough to point them out:


Heres my review rating system:

Masterpiece (Same as masterful but for overall score, will be based on opinion), of course it won't be perfect in every way but it will be close to perfect, no game is perfect.

Masterful - Perfect in every way (Formerly 9.5+) (definitely pick up the game if you are a fan of the genre)

Exceptional - Goes way beyond expectations (Formerly between 9.1 and 9.4) (definitely pick up the game if you are a fan of the genre)

Excellent - Does what it needs to and provides a first class experience (9.0) (definitely pick up the game if you are a fan of the genre)

Great - Does what it needs to, provides a high class experience (8.5-8.9) (recommended to all fans of the genre)

Good - Does what it needs to and provides a very enjoyable experience (was 8.0 - 8.5) (recommended to all fans of the genre)

Satisfactory - Does what it needs to, provides an experience which is just enough to satisfy the player (Formerly between 7.5 - 7.9) (Reccommended to read the review if unsure)

Decent - Does what it needs to, experience can very depending on the players tastes (Formerly 7.0-7.4) (Recommended to read the review if you plan on picking up the game to see if it's for you)

So-So (Now Mediocre) - Not for everyone, has some issues, may be worth a try if patient enough to cope with it's flaws (Formerly 6.5 - 6.9) (Reccommened to read the review if you're interested in the title)

Flawed - Alot of flaws, difficult to recommend, some may be able to pass them by but will require a lot of patience (Formerly 5.0 - 6.4) (Reccommened to read the review if you're interested in the title)

Awful - (Formerly 4.9 and below) (If you see this, don't pick the game up for this catagory)

Kill It With Fire - (Same as Awful but for overall score, based on opinion which in this case is usually right if you see the game, you know what to do, don't buy this and if you do, get some gasoline and a match)

Lifespan:

Too Long (Legend Of Dragoon lol)

Very Long (Formerly 9.5 - 9.9)

Long (Formerly 9.0 - 9.4)

Quite Long (Formerly 8.0 - 8.9)

Decent Length (Formerly 7.5 - 7.9)

Quite Short (Formerly 6.5 - 7.4)

Very Short (Formerly 6.0 - 6.4)

Too short (Formerly 5.9 or below)

Worth Replaying?

Yes

Maybe

No

My favorite games:

Valkyrie Profile 2

F-ZERO GX

Pokemon Gold and Silver

Painkiller

Warcraft 3's campaign

Grandia 2

Diablo

Mount And Blade: Warband
 
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