Origins of First Drop
"First Drop started out as 'Trivi4l's Reviews'. It was one big experiment to see if I can create entertaining reviews and whether people who saw it would like it or not. Turns out, a great deal of my friends loved it and wanted me to do more, so I started asking people for a name I could give the show, so that way, instead of just doing reviews, I could widen the scope. One name drop was given called 'First Drop' and it had a nice ring to it so I chose it and stuck with it. Before the opening of this website I did three 'Trivi4l's Reviews' videos and three "First Drop" videos. 'Trivi4l's Reviews' videos include: Beat Hazard, Rhythm Zone, and an Ocarina of Time replica review. The very first 'First Drop' videos include Rocket Knight, Droplitz, and NyxQuest."
- Eddie Julius Milanes -
The First Drop review system is designed to be simple to understand. No ratings, just pure opinion with a Pros, Cons, and Overall summary, often with video and/or audio, and accompanying text reviews. I cannot cover every single game out there since I'm a one-man team, but I do my best to come out with a review in a timely fashion. I will most likely not review a game that is older than 2 years from the release date. If you have any suggestions of what to review next then use the contact form below to keep in touch with me!
One of the Four Swords
"I've been a gamer since I was a toddler. My first experience with a game was my mother’s big fat Gameboy with the yellowish screen. I was playing Super Mario Land and after playing that I went on to the SNES and explored other systems as well. I grew up loving every kind of video game that was out there and I can’t say that there’s a genre I hate. I like them all. I grew up with the fantasy genre since my parents bought me anything that resembled a fantasy type of world and expanded out as I grew up. I got into PC gaming when I was around the age of 12. My uncle had just gotten Counter-Strike got me and my younger brother took his place. After that my games consisted of FPSs but stopped when my computer became outdated. I still play games on my PC and now more on my laptop. I fear that it'll get outdated again pretty soon. My favorite genres are RPGs, Action & Adventure, Strategy games (Turn-based and Real-time) and Simulations. I like to draw and create my own worlds and lore as well as stories. I hope to be a game designer one day and make these stories a reality in that form. Legend of Zelda is my favorite game series of all time with A Link To The Past and Majora’s Mask coming in a tie."
"Been a gamer ever since I could hold things. I learned my craft of figuring out game styles from constant studying of professional gamers and tournament players. I began learning how to analyze winning strategies around the age of 12, when I began competitive fighting games. After competing for over 7 years, I finally can analyze any game with expertise and figure out the easy way to become a competitive player.Especially with fighting games and card games. I love consoles, but honestly, the original handhelds and consoles that didn't have wireless capabilities really gave me a thrill. The Battle Network series is a perfect example of something I used to love to play every day because you needed a good old fashioned link cable to play others. As far as personal experience goes, my favorite style of gaming has to be Action Adventure, but I have yet to find that game that just hugs me in all the right ways. Uncharted is my personal favorite right now. I’ve known and loved First Drop since its inception, and it’s an honor to be able to collaborate with Eddie."
Stuart Bradley Newsom
Game Designer Extraordinaire
"Game development and the hobby in itself has been my lifelong ambition. Thanks to my father at an early age, I was exposed to the colorful world of video games and binary faceted nature of PC Gaming. I’ve modded video games since the age of 6. Fixing, breaking, enhancing games from Wolfenstein 3D to Heretic. Unlike majority of kids today, I never was the type of person to get into game development because I loved Game A or Game B. I always looked at the technology in itself and what it has to offer and not just to imitate. After High School, I spent the following three-four years studying at Mt Sierra College, ultimately achieving a Bachelors in Games Arts & Design. Ever since, I had contracted with Sunken Media, Wayforward Technologies, Tic-Toc Games, and currently working at both Giant Sportz as Lead Graphic Artist and Endgon Studio as Programmer/Designer."
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