Mobile Games Subgenres – Exploring Mobile Game Tropes

This may be controversial, but I believe mobile games have their place in the gaming landscape. There is potential for greatness in the mobile market, whether it be ports of currently existing games or a brand new experience. I will agree with the gaming populace that most of the time, game developers and, more commonly,Continue reading “Mobile Games Subgenres – Exploring Mobile Game Tropes”

Affordability of Video Games – The Fine Balance of Time, Money and Energy

Is it just me, or is everything getting expensive nowadays? Skyrocketing inflation seems to affect general affordability. While I’ve noticed this kind of thing affecting groceries, gas, and other services, video games seemed to stick to their eighty-dollar (sixty-dollar for the folks in the U.S.) price tag. It makes things harder to come by overall,Continue reading “Affordability of Video Games – The Fine Balance of Time, Money and Energy”

The Contention of New Pokemon Games

*Note: This article was written before the release of Pokemon: Legends Arceus* Ah, the world of Pokemon! So many different creatures, locales, games, and adventures to be had in its ever-expanding universe! It seems like a no-brainer to be excited to go on another adventure in this fantastic world. Yet I’ve seen growing animosity towardsContinue reading “The Contention of New Pokemon Games”

Reflecting on Two Years of SergieReviews.com

It seems like the older we get, the quicker time seems to pass us by. It feels like yesterday that I decided to start up a website and write reviews. I originally only wanted to write video game reviews, but as time went on, I decided to diversify. Writing full-length posts regularly helped me expandContinue reading “Reflecting on Two Years of SergieReviews.com”

The Mobile Game Stigma – Why Mobile Games Get a Bad Rap

In most gaming circles, I often hear mobile games getting the short end of the stick. Most people who consider themselves “gamers” turn their noses up at mobile games, citing that they aren’t real games. While I believe that many of them have predatory monetization practices, I see potential in the mobile gaming market. TheContinue reading “The Mobile Game Stigma – Why Mobile Games Get a Bad Rap”

What’s in a Video Game Genre? – Making Sense of Video Game Genres

The other day, while I was driving back home from work, I reminisced on a discussion with a childhood friend. The topic was about video game genres, mainly if The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was considered an RPG or Role-Playing Game. He argued that it was, while I protested that it wasn’t. IContinue reading “What’s in a Video Game Genre? – Making Sense of Video Game Genres”

Loot Boxes and Gachas – All that Effort for a Digital Reward

Recently, I reviewed the mobile game Azur Lane. While I did enjoy my time with it, I did have a lot of issues with it. My biggest gripe I had with it was its gacha (or loot box) system. Azur Lane is far from the only game to have these, though. The word “gacha” comesContinue reading “Loot Boxes and Gachas – All that Effort for a Digital Reward”

The Brilliance of the Souls-like (and Other Difficult Games) – Claiming Victory Over Self-Doubt

It’s no secret to my readers that I like challenging games. It seems like every other review I warn people about a game being on the difficult side (Dark Souls, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Elite Dangerous’ learning curve, etc.) There is something so satisfying about beating a challenging game, even more so when the gameContinue reading “The Brilliance of the Souls-like (and Other Difficult Games) – Claiming Victory Over Self-Doubt”

Do Video Game Journalists Need to be Good at Video Games? – Gamers vs. Journalists

I used to be fascinated with gaming journalism. Back when I was a pre-teen, I didn’t have access to the internet, so my source for gaming news was special programs that aired on particular channels. Today, I can open Twitter and get all the gaming news my gamer heart desires. Anyone can write articles andContinue reading “Do Video Game Journalists Need to be Good at Video Games? – Gamers vs. Journalists”

Monetization in Games – When Full Retail Price Just Isn’t Enough

        The idea of getting more money from players after a video game has been acquired is a hot topic in the game industry. With the rise of mobile gaming, it is all too common to see these kinds of additional purchases even when the customer already paid full retail price toContinue reading “Monetization in Games – When Full Retail Price Just Isn’t Enough”

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