Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Treasure Trove - Pokemon Yellow


Welcome back, Treasure Seekers. Every other week you can find a new underrated or lesser known game to learn about here on Treasure Trove. This week is kind of a cheat, because Pokemon Yellow is SUPER well known. But, never the less, it begs to be talked about, seeing as it's being re-released on 3DS this week! Of all the Pokemon games out there, this title is probably the most looked over, unless you were playing it during it's initial release. So, let's talk about why Pokemon Yellow is the best of the original GameBoy monster collecting games
 

Thanks to Konrad "FeniX" Gadzina and Cleyton R. Xavier for the music in this episode and Kenney for the minimal artwork for the logos. Head over to their links to check out more of their great work.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Pint Size Metroidvania - The Xeodrifter Take Your Time Review

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Quick Note: Take the Metroid formula and condense it down to about 3 1/2 hours of gameplay for the perfect bite sized play through. The retro styled graphics and sound design bring back memories of yesteryear, as does the difficulty curve, so if you're not a fan of backtracking or higher difficulty, stay away. 


Metroid and Super Metroid helped create a unique blend of exploration and tension that was then refined with Castlevania: Symphony of the Night later on the PS One. This style of discovery that requires back tracking with new powers to open up more pathways in old areas has been adapted over and over again, often times to great success. Xeodrifter is the next game in line to take this patented formula and use it perfectly in a small, digestible experience of roughly three to four hours that left me feeling complete, and honestly, wanting to just play more.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Treasure Trove - Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc


Welcome back, Treasure Seekers. Every other week you can find a new underrated or lesser known game to learn about here on Treasure Trove. The last two episodes involved very well known franchises, so now it's time to really dig for buried treasure. This week I bring you Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, a visual novel/adventure game in which students are kidnapped by a black and white killer teddy bear. "What the hell?" you may ask. Just trust me and listen to why this game is one of PS Vita's best. 


Thanks to Konrad "FeniX" Gadzina and Cleyton R. Xavier for the music in this episode and Kenney for the minimal artwork for the logos. Head over to their links to check out more of their great work.