It's one week to the Switch launch and my nipples are hard as diamonds, people. I am majority excited yet a strange calm has washed over me. I feel like it's the last week of 5th grade before summer vacation. On the morning of Friday, March 3rd, of which I naturally took the day off work, … Continue reading Nintendo Switch: 1 Week To Go!
It's no secret that the soundtrack to a game can tug at your heart strings, but it's also a huge driving force behind the feelings of nostalgia we get when we replay a game from our younger years. In the past, I've written about some music in adventure games, RPGs, and rhythm games, but there's another … Continue reading 3 of My Favorite Sports Game Soundtracks of All Time
I've had my fair share of bad relationships. The common theme between all of them is that they started out great. The beginning part to a romantic relationship is arguably the best part, everything is new and fresh and exciting - little innocuous quirks about each other only serve to inspire adoration, even becoming endearing qualities … Continue reading Final Fantasy X: Did We Pass My Stop?
I had my eye on Planet Robobot for quite some time before I actually pulled the trigger. While I'm a sucker for Nintendo IPs and generally impulse buy anything they have to offer, the Kirby franchise had managed to evade me since I was younger. The only game I'd ever played was Kirby's Dreamland, an extremely … Continue reading A Few Words About Kirby: Planet Robobot
Hey hey, happy beginning of the weeks, folks! Please forgive my morning cheer - I know it can be overwhelming to see such radiating positivity on a Monday morning, but I'll balance it out by saying my commute took a god damn hour and a half this morning, and also I have a cold. But … Continue reading “Hue” Review + Steam Key Giveaway!
When you've played video games for nearly 25 years, you've just about seen it all. In my case, RPGs are a relatively new installment into my video game repertoire. Sure, there were some RPGs that snuck into my SNES, N64, or PS2 throughout my life, but for the most part I was all about the fighting games, … Continue reading Building the Perfect Turn-Based Battle System
It's late 1996. The holiday season is coming up fast, and the "gift of the year" gracing the top of every kid's wishlist is none other than the Nintendo 64, Nintendo's answer to the Playstation and Sega Saturn. Code-named "Project Reality" from its inception and boasting a 64-bit processor, this system was guaranteed to change … Continue reading Will the Switch Revive Social Gaming?
I've been getting an elevated level of traffic recently, and as I've been spending more time on the site trying to crank out some quality content, something hit me. The name Nostalgia Trigger - do people even know why this blog is called that? I follow a ton of blogs with these great names that have … Continue reading What is “NostalgiaTrigger”?
Earlier yesterday, the price that Nintendo will charge for the online component of the Switch was revealed, or at least in Japanese currency. The rough number for the US Dollar is presumed to be between $17-$26, depending on the exchange rate and whatever fluff Nintendo adds on top. This has been met with rejoice, anger, and the … Continue reading Gamers Need to Realize Something
I grew up loving first-person shooters - your Quakes, your Unreal Tournaments, what have you. More recently, Quake Live was a literal blast from the past. Doom 2016 is an incredible callback to the generation of action-packed strafing and murdering everything around you with little to no regard for your own safety. Borderlands and Bioshock were nice breaks … Continue reading Killzone Mercenary: I Can’t Do This Anymore