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Celebrating ten years of video games and other things.

Criticism

Here are all of Brainscraps’ Impressions, Reviews, and Game Love pieces, sorted alphabetically by title. Also featured here are my annual Roundups and Selections, the first two of which have been migrated over to this site, sans comments. Game-related non-games (books, soundtracks, etc.) are marked with an asterisk (*).

Please note that not all titles mentioned on this blog are found here, nor are all of the posts where one is mentioned (such as in Game Progress entries). To find other mentions of games, please use the search bar to your right.

Gaming Roundups – Micro-reviews of all the games I played during a given year
20072008200920102011

Gaming Selections – Mini-reviews of my top ten games played during a given year. My replacement for the old Roundups.
201520162017201820192010-2019 (top three games only)

Manga Selections – More top ten mini-reviews, this time of manga. This feature runs every two years.
20162018

Game Impressions – Entries written about games while playing them
Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice
Doom Eternal
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
Etrian Odyssey
Forza Motorsport 2
Halo: Combat Evolved
Pokemon Ruby
Retro Game Challenge
Sonic Colors

Game Reviews – Entries written about games after they’ve been beaten
Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth
Bravely Default
Brütal Legend
Chrono Cross
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride
Final Fantasy
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon
Half-Life 2 (including Lost Coast, Episode One, and Episode Two)
Halo 2
The Legend of Zelda
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story
NieR:Automata
Okami
Paper Mario: Sticker Star
Persona 5
Pinky:st Kira Kira * Music Hour and Music Night
Plants vs. Zombies
Radiata Stories
Rogue Galaxy
Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny
Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love
Secret of Mana
Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga (both parts)
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4
Steins;Gate
Super Paper Mario
Tales of Legendia
Tales of Legendia (postgame content)
Tropico 3
Valkyria Chronicles
Ys: The Ark of Napishtim

Mini-Reviews:
Eternal Sonata, Audiosurf, and Torchlight
Rune Factory 3, Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes, and Portal 2
Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, Cherry Tree High Comedy Club, and Hammerwatch
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked, Ikachan, Deadlight, and The Maw
Undertale, Doom, planetarian ~the reverie of a little planet~, and Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)
Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Edition, Angel Express, and I and Me
Shovel Knight, Shin Megami Tensei: Synchronicity Prologue, My Nintendo Picross: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Shadow Complex Remastered, and Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo
Dungeons 3 and Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People
100ft Robot Golf, Pac-Man 256, and Shin Megami Tensei IV
Project X Zone and Little King’s Story

Manga Reviews
Someday’s Dreamers, Aquarium, Bus Gamer, and Mad Love Chase (all complete)
The Promised Neverland, Spirit Circle, Plum Crazy! Tales of a Tiger-Striped Cat, and My Brother’s Husband (all vol. 1 or vol. 1 omnibus ed.)

Anime Reviews
Rebuild of Evangelion (first three movies)

Game Love – The name says it all
Final Fantasy VIII Original Soundtrack *
Pikmin (New Play Control! version)
StarCraft
Startopia
We ♥ Katamari