Tag: gaming

  • NieR:Automata Ver1.1a: Anime of the YoRHa Material

    Directed by Ryouji Masuyama Produced by A1 Pictures Streaming on Crunchyroll Anime adaptations of video games have not gotten nearly as bad a rep as their live action film and television counterparts, and that’s for good reason. While it took us until Detective Pikachu and Sonic the Hedgehog to get satisfactory silver screen portrayals of […]

  • How I Became a Visual Novel Guy – Aokana

    Otaku is a word derived from the phenomenon of someone so consumed by their singular interest that they don’t leave the house. I guess I’m going to have to scrap the whole blog, because I consider myself a jack-of-all-weebs. In the realms of anime, manga, and games, there’s nothing I won’t give a shot. With […]

  • Soul Hackers 2 Review: I’m Not Gonna Say It

    Developed by Atlus Directed by Eiji Ishida & Mitsuru Hirata Reviewed on Playstation 5 I will clear the air first by telling you I am not going to call Soul Hackers 2 “Persona without the soul” or say how it fixes “Atlus’ Persona problem”, because that’s the kind of thing that hack game journalists say […]

  • The Battle for Best Girl: Persona 5 Royal

    It is in our nature as weebs to argue about things that have absolutely no meaning whatsoever. We’re still hung up on whether or not Saitama could beat Goku because darn it if it doesn’t feel good to speculate about fictional characters. In the end, all our debates come down to what I refer to […]

  • Triangle Strategy: A Lesson in Disappointment

    I have a love/hate relationship with tactical RPGs. Fire Emblem Three Houses is one of my favorite games, which a lot of fans of both the franchise and the genre would tell you means I’m more a fan of dating sims than I am of strategy games. In my humble opinion, the two aren’t mutually […]

  • My Complicated Feelings Towards Metroid Dread

    To begin, I’d like to highlight that the discourse surrounding Metroid Dead has been an absolute cesspool, and I’d prefer not to contribute to that environment. If you believe that it’s a dumpster fire level failure of game design, or that it’s a holy relic above reproach, this essay will not validate your views. Maybe […]

  • Skyward Sword HD Review: The Best-Worst Zelda Takes Flight Again

    It isn’t exactly a hot take to say you don’t like Skyward Sword. It is the single-most maligned game in a beloved franchise. It suffers from a series of easily avoidable defects. It seems to trip over obstacles that the developers purposefully placed in their path. However, it’s not so simple as saying that I […]

  • Persona 5: Living an Anime

    For the sake of abandoning all objectivity, I will admit that Persona 5 is one of my favorite games of all time. That’s a problem with writing about JRPGs, I have to put in dozens or hundreds of hours just to hit that end screen. I can tell you that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order […]

  • I Hate The Legend of Zelda

    The Legend of Zelda is my favorite game franchise of all time, which is a position you only get to claim if I hate many of the games in that franchise. No Zelda fan got to be that way by loving the series unconditionally and without complaint; complaining is how you show your love for […]

  • Atmosphere in Games (Hades and Hollow Knight)

    The opening scene or sequence in a game is the most important, more so than any other medium. A film or an anime can wait to draw you in, often there is important groundwork that needs to be laid in narrative-centric media. A hook just sometimes has to take a backseat, and can be pushed […]