Author Archives: Adam Randall

Super Mario 3D World

I don’t know why, but Super Mario 3D World never looked that appealing to me. I just thought it seemed like a rather generic Mario game, so for a long time, I just didn’t buy it. Earlier this year, I … Continue reading

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Pokémon Gold Version and Pokémon Silver Version

Though I have been a fan of the franchise since the beginning, somehow or another I ended up skipping over Pokémon Gold & Silver. It was a shame because I knew that a lot of people regarded the second generation … Continue reading

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Fighting Street

I had often heard people talk about Street Fighter II as if it were one of the best games ever made – a real classic, but strangely I never really heard anything at all about the first Street Fighter (a.k.a. … Continue reading

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Assassin’s Creed

I feel like a lot of my video game reviews start with me saying that such and such a video game franchise was one I always wanted to play, but never got around too. Well, guess what? Assassin’s Creed was … Continue reading

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Where Are They Now?

Over the years, I’ve known a lot of people – and I’m not just talking about friends. A lot of the blog posts here on Trusty Water Blog are about strange one-off encounters I have with unusual individuals who I … Continue reading

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John Dies at the End by David Wong

On one hand, I want to say that this novel is a “comedy horror” but on the other hand, I worry that describing it as such would put people off, because things like the Scary Movie franchise have made comedy … Continue reading

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Midnight Rescue

Around a year ago, I was out on my evening walk. Things were running a little later than usual (due to sibling-related delays) and it must have been somewhere between 10:30pm and 11pm when this anecdote took place. I was … Continue reading

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Around ten years ago, I started using the phrase “wickedsick.” For those who may not be entirely familiar with the meaning of that word, it’s a cool way of expressing that you are happy with something. I remember that it … Continue reading

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

I knew that there had been quite a lot of Phoenix Wright games on the Nintendo DS and for a long time it was something that I meant to try. For whatever reason, I never did – until recently. Having … Continue reading

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Comparative Appreciation

There’s a pattern I’ve noticed among many fandoms (especially with video games) which is honestly quite strange to me. It goes like this: people like one thing, so they are then so loyal to it that they will never try … Continue reading

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