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A Gris Journey Line

Weird name, I know. Two of these games are very similar in nature and in aesthetics, even. Enter Specs Ops The Line to shape things up for being the only AAA title among them and yet, still sharing a vital semantic virtue as the previo...


Exber's GOTY Awards 2021

It all has come down to this, me changing the name of my yearly awards while also adding three new categories and, sharing it outside my gaming circle to curious effects. To share one's love is something I learnt this past year, and la...


Review: World of Final Fantasy

When a series gets too many sequels and spin-offs one can expect either greatness or failure out of the end result of each. Final Fantasy has been a staple in the JRPG genre for decades and to celebrate its 30th anniversary Square Eni...


Review: A Boy And His Blob

Being a platformer fan since I gave the Super Mario games a chance, to be in the lookout for good old games within this genre can deliver some surprises. Such is the case with A Boy And His Blob. Now this game doesn't try to reinvent ...


Review: STAY

The main focus of this medium has always been to entertain us players, and with the passing years it has also evolved into something greater that in some cases, within the whole video game spectrum, tackles real life without losing th...


Review: Dishonored

Games played within a First Person view are these kind of games I need previous convincing for me to play them. When Dishonored was released back in 2012 I was curious as to why many saw it as great addition to both the action adventu...


In The Palm Of My Hands: A Chronicle

Having to share a room with your siblings has its issues, like when I wanted to play video games in peace as a kid. Such a situation bothered me for years, especially during my school ones as both my older brothers usually watched thes...


Review: Salt and Sanctuary

One of the things I like to do in my free time is to watch lists on the Internet about video games. Salt and Sanctuary came into my life last year in one of those without me paying attention to it much other that its title. However, t...


Retro Review: Pandora's Tower

Following Operation Rainfall success to bring three Wii japan exclusive games overseas, Pandora's Tower came out as the most rare of them all, which led it to be overshadowed by its older brothers as in some places this came out in 20...


Retro Review: Xenoblade Chronicles

As part of Operation Rainfall that took place during the last stages of the Nintendo Wii, Xenoblade Chronicles came out as the most famous and for some, the best of the other two selected games. "An open world game ala Final Fantasy X...


Exber's 2021 First Quarter Games

Last year these blog series suddenly died after some personal things I had to go through, and when I remember about it, it was time for some other blogs. This year, however, that is something I don't want to see happening. 2021 is goin...


1 Year As A Destructoid User. My Thoughts.

The pandemic has been something that no one has been able to escape from. Most of us got hit with a myriad of realizations we needed in our lives. I decided to trust in a community once again after not being able to fit in anywhere nor...


The Milestone Of Beating A Game

The sense of accomplishment is something that goes hand in hand with our IDs as each has its own. Having said that, these times we have been pouring our hearts and souls to make it out once it is all over kinda backports our life spans...


Zelda 35: Quotes of Hyrule

"It's dangerous to go alone"We were told back in 1986Many tales have been toldWe have since developed various tricks. "I am error"Was that a mistake?In the end it worked in its favorLeaving a meme in its wake. "Hey, Listen"Bothered ...


Honoring Those Runner-Ups

As an award enthusiast myself, reading lists where tops are listed is something I always enjoy. Most of the time, awards give nominees and then the winners without any previous order breakdown or whatever. Granted, most people are ok w...


30th Blog Special: Building A Gamer

Over the course of my life I have always wandered about how people got to where they are now. Truth is we all had some kind of help along the way, and for my gaming life I had the assistance of two people who aren't into gaming right ...


My Retro GOTY Awards 2020

Another year, and this backlog doesn't seem to finish. 2020 sure meant a lot of changes and difficulties for many, and while some found peace of mind and distraction in TV Shows, movies, or any other medium, we over here did that and o...


Blog Backlog: Exber's Top 9 Video Games Of The Decade

With only two blogs away to finish this year which marked my comeback to blogging, I am introducing this new blog series entitled: Blog Backlog. As the title implies these ones will be about ideas I have always had but couldn't post ea...


Console Anniversary Special: Top 10 Wii Games

7 years ago, my by then girlfriend and I decided to buy ourselves a console to play a lot of games on. It was 2013, yeah, but all the rage was on 7th gen consoles as prices were low due to the upcoming next gen. Once we bought it, a pl...


6 months as a Destructoid user. My thoughts.

Following the blogging tendencies I adopted around 2015 or so blog sequels are bound to happen more often for two reasons. First, ideas keep reaching my mind and if I don't write them down I may not write them later like I originally w...


Retro Review - God Hand

Gaming, like any other medium has these products that are released once in a lifetime and that by one reason or another are not completely understood at first glance. This was my case with God Hand when I first played it years ago. As...


Review Special - Persona 5

Looking back at my gaming posts on social media, today marks three years since I beat Persona 5. Such an occasion prompted me to share here my review of this game that has aged well since its inception. In an era where turn-based RPGs...


Retro Review - Zelda II The Adventure of Link

Ever since I have been playing through The Legend of Zelda games playing the two games that started it all was a task I had been postponing for years. Last year I played The Legend of Zelda and that game immediately became a favorite ...


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.