Category Archives: Aaron Dobbe

Quick Time Event – Episode 1 – Watch Dogs and Mario Kart 8

On the first ever episode of Middle of Nowhere Gaming’s “Quick Time Event”, the team brings on a guest to talk about Watch Dogs and their first impressions for the first half, and then brings on some new members to the team for the second half to discuss their first impressions of Mario Kart 8.  Continue reading Quick Time Event – Episode 1 – Watch Dogs and Mario Kart 8

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars Review (Vita)

For some time now, I’ve expected the emergence of the “Persona-like”, a new subgenre of RPGs that combine dungeon-crawling combat with social/dating sim elements. The concept was codified in 2006 by Persona 3, and it just works so well that I’m surprised it took this long for other games to be inspired by it. Spike Chunsoft’s Conception series is, to my knowledge, the first attempt at creating another franchise inspired by the Persona formula. Now that Conception II has been released outside of Japan, us Westerners get to see how this experiment went. Continue reading Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars Review (Vita)