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This is working again. Good thing some of us started using cohost. Anyways, enjoy Marvel's Spiderman 2 and Super Mario Wonder, guys.


Saw this online. Relatable.


#57 Game beaten in 2023 is: Dead Space Extraction. I thought this was going to be like the RE Chronicles games, but no. Everything here happens so fast, like a lot. Enjoyed the connection between this prequel and DS1, but not the level design. 3.5/5.


#56 Game beaten in 2023 is: Dead Space. I finally gave this series a chance, and loved it as I'm currently playing Extraction (and halfway through, as well). The claustrophobic scenery is great, as well as the gameplay with the exception of puzzles. 4/5.


#8 TV Show of 2023: Castlevania Nocturne. Heads up: this feels like a prologue of what's to come in season 2, so expect a lot of filler here and there. However, I'm thankful for seeing Harmony of Dissonance in a way again. 3/5. Season 2 better be on point


#55 Game beaten in 2023 is: Castlevania Lords of Shadow Mirror of Fate. Learnt my lesson: I'm not going to play Lords of Shadows 2 after this. The good intentions are there, like decent boss battles, but everything else is bland, soulless & repetitive 2/5


#28 Movie of 2023: Gran Turismo. Of the movie surprises of the year, maybe? Went expecting nothing as I've only seen my brother playing the games up to GT6, but this is darn immersive. A racing biopic made for gamers, all right. Really well done. 10/5.


#54 Game beaten in 2023 is: Castlevania Lords of Shadow. I did not like it. I tried, twice, but the level design (among other creative choices), camera, and over explanatory new canon just didn't click. Why most levels had to end too abruptly? 1.5/5.


#27 Movie of 2023: Bottoms. Gotta admit I only watched this to see one actor in particular, and was surprised how over the top, weird, and refreshing this comedy turns out to be. A modern superbad? Maybe, either way the writing is clever & funny. 4.5/5.


#7 TV Show of 2023: This World Can't Tear Me Down. Sequel to the unique 'Tear along the dotted line' from 2021. This is one of those shows I need no trailer or anything else to watch as I know the quality is always top notch. Need another sequel asap. 4/5


#53 Game beaten in 2023 is: the Unfinished Swan. Splatoon made me realize painting your surroundings is actually quite fun. Here you paint to make your way through various puzzles and discover a fable like story. Lovely voice acting. Wish it were longer.


#26 Movie of 2023: Talk to me. I can say this is more drama than horror or psychological horror, but whatever the case, it is done remarkably well. Social commentary since the beginning, and a good one. Created by Youtubers, less is more, alright. 5/5.


Yesterday, I finally participated in a local Just Dance tournament after being a fan of the series for so long, and came in second place. Golden trophy for that, and Platinum for overcoming my social anxiety and dancing around people.


#52 Game beaten in 2023 is: Oddworld Stranger's Wrath (Vita). Having played the first one in the series and not liking it much, this spin off was on my radar for quite some time. I loved how experimental and unique it was. 4/5 due to pacing & difficulty.


#51 Game beaten in 2023 is: Paper Mario Sticker Star. While you can easily beat this game without having to fight many enemies except for bosses, the good ideas were there, just not well executed. A simple (sadly), portable entry in the series. 3/5.


#50 Game beaten in 2023 is: Tengami. Of the few indie titles I grabbed before the store's closure. The game's nice. 1 hour of clever puzzles, soothing soundtrack, and poetry. I found out about it thanks WiiU's best user score in metacritic (new UI?) 4/5.


#49 Game beaten in 2023 is: Splatoon. This one came with the used Wii U alongside BOTW and 3D World, and I don't know why I haden't played it earlier. Could enjoy it more online but I don't like multiplayer. Short campaign, but a blast to play. 3.5/5.


#7 Game replayed in 2023. I started playing it again for my replays (to have the save data I once lost) but most importantly: to play something therapeutic. It's not only my 4th FF title, it's a game easy to get lost in with a timeless lesson. Of the best


#5 TV Show of 2023. The best so far I learnt about this thanks to YouTube recommendations. How to describe Beef? Get pissed & pay it on someone else, life will screw up. Lots of black comedy, social critique about various themes, and terrific performances


#48 Game beaten in 2023 is: Resistance Burning Skies. I played it out of my love for the series despite all the bad reception it had. I really liked it. Neat controls, low key graphics. I found greatness in its flaws. 4/5. Had a lot of fun which is cool


#4 TV Show of 2023: My Adventures with Superman. I knew nothing about this besides some posts praising it online prior to its release, and the praise was right. The writing, the comedy, the characters, it all works well. Loved the 20 seconds intro. 4.5/5


#47 Game beaten in 2023: Resistance 3. Better than 2, for sure. No bad antagonists or missions, and a finale that pays tribute to the one and only Fall of Man. Graphically impressive, and a nice conclusion. Wish it had ditched elements from 2 more. 3.5/5.


#6 Game replayed in 2023. Replays returned big time with this one. I dare say I like it more than its sequel, but that's just me. Listening to: "To the window, to the wall" isn't only great no matter the medium, but a nice way to go back in time for a bit


#24 Movie of 2023: Blue Bettle. As someone born and raised in Latin América, I can finally say that a movie actually took the time to have a decent representaon of our culture. As a DC fan, the mix of drama, action, and heart is there. Entertaining. 4/5.


#22 Movie of 2023: Elemental. Had this one been called differently, it would have made a lot more sense. Why elements when only fire & water are at play? A clever love story, yes, but a movie that had potential and was limited. 2 and a half stars out of 5


About Exberone of us since 7:47 PM on 04.07.2020

I guess these would be considered as my stats, so here I go:

I'm Exber, not related to my name by any means. I'm from Venezuela and I'm an English Teacher.

I have been playing video games since I was 4 years old. Goldeneye 007 for the Nintendo 64 is my first gaming memory.

Console gamer for the love of everything retro. I play on PS1, PS2, PS3, PSP, PS Vita, Nintendo 64, GameCube, Wii, 3DS, DS, GBA, Xbox 360, and Wii U.

Resident Evil and Persona share the spot as my favorite gaming series. Following this, here are my favorite games per year along with the runner ups:

2006: The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time

2007: Resident Evil 2

2008: Persona 4
Runner Up: Resident Evil 4

2010: Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater
Runner Up: Final Fantasy XII

2011: Radiant Historia
Runner Up: Okami

2012: Klonoa Door to Phantomile
Runner Up: Tomb Raider Anniversary

2013: Fatal Frame 3 The Tormented
Runner Up: Silent Hill 4

2014: Onimusha Dawn of Dreams
Runner Up: Resident Evil Zero

2015: The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword
Runner Up: Final Fantasy IV

2016: Final Fantasy IX
Runner Up: A Link Between Worlds

2017: Persona 5
Runner Up: Brothers A Tale of Two Sons

2018: Skies of Arcadia Legends
Runner Up: Zelda Spirit Tracks

2019: Persona Q2 New Cinema Labyrinth
Runner Up: Ghost Trick

2020: Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker
Runner Up: Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy

2021: Pandora's Tower
Runner Up: Xenoblade Chronicles

2022: Super Paper Mario
Runner Up: Child of Light

I try to learn the most I can with every video game, thus my Retro GOTY winners won a place in me. Best examples are Persona 4 (2008) and Final Fantasy IX (2016).

GameSpot and GameInformer were the sites that granted me the opportunity to blog prior to coming here. Good times.

I'm currently 29 years old. Come May 10th and I'll level up.

Favorite color: green.

Favorite number: 4.

Favorite video game genre: Survival Horror. RPGs come second.

Favorite movie: 13 going on 30.

Favorite TV Show: Mr. Robot

Favorite game of all time: Persona 4.