Impressions: Lucina and Light Blue Yarn Yoshi amiibo

I did it. I bought an amiibo. And then five days later, I bought another one. I know amiibo are overpriced and unnecessary, but I just couldn’t resist seeing what all the fuss was about. I don’t actually have a Wii U (yet), nor do I have a New Nintendo 3DS (yet), nor do I have the NFC reader (does that even exist outside of Japan yet?), so I can’t give a full review of the amiibo and their functionality.

allyoshis

You may notice that the site has been somewhat dormant recently. This is in part due to the fact that I have moved to Singapore. There are many downsides to being a gamer in Singapore: Games are really expensive and things come from all sorts of regions and release dates aren’t always clear. Finding amiibo isn’t one of those downsides. I have to clarify that amiibo are actually quite a lot more expensive here, but it certainly is easier to find “rare” amiibo here than in the States or Canada, due to the sheer amount of video game stores in any given area and the lack of retail exclusivity.
Continue reading

Review: Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya

Developer: Camelot Software Planning | Year: 1993 | List Price: ~$19.99
Buy from Amazon

Sword of HajyaHaving just emerged victorious from a long playthrough of Bravely Default, I got Pushmo when it was on sale a while back, and due to the taxes incurred, my $10 couldn’t stretch enough to afford another $4.99 game. After a bit of browsing, I decided to try a SEGA Game Gear game, because I never had a Game Gear and all their titles were on the 3DS eShop for only $3.99. It was a toss-up between this and Defenders of Oasis, but having immensely enjoyed Fire Emblem Awakening earlier this year, I decided to dive headfirst into the Shining Force series with Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya.
Continue reading