I Hate Blank Slate Protagonists

The blank slate protagonist is a staple of JRPGs, and I completely understand why. Video games strive to completely immerse the player, so it only makes sense that you would let them pick their character’s nme, customize their appearance, and try to make their personality as open to interpretation. This usually results in a deadpanContinue reading “I Hate Blank Slate Protagonists”

Dark Souls is the Perfect Kids’ Game

Dark Souls is a game and a franchise and even a genre that I have mixed feelings about. I am fascinated by every scrap of lore and mythology that From Software constructs around their games, whether it is the magnificent renaissance decay of Lordran, the claustrophobic and Gothic Yharnam, or the brilliantly recreated landscapes ofContinue reading “Dark Souls is the Perfect Kids’ Game”

Pokemon’s Problem

Note: This was written literally days before the announcement of the Sinnoh Remakes and Legend of Arceus. Some information might be out of date, but as these games are still in development, nothing was so concrete as to warrant edits. Thanks, and enjoy! It feels weird to say that Pokemon is the highest-grossing media franchiseContinue reading “Pokemon’s Problem”

Hades Review: Why It Deserves Game of the Year

Developer: Supergiant Games Reviewed On: Nintendo Switch I don’t put a lot of stock into Game of the Year awards, simply because everyone with an opinion on the internet does one. Sure, there’s the Golden Globes, but they aren’t on the same level of prestige as the Academy Awards. Video games have the Game Awards,Continue reading “Hades Review: Why It Deserves Game of the Year”

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity First Impressions

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been my favorite game of all time since the moment I watched Link run out of the Shrine of Resurrection onto the mountain cape, surveying the great expanse of Hyrule beyond him. It is one of the most effective calls to action in gaming, managing toContinue reading “Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity First Impressions”

Genshin Impact Review: A Little New, A Lot of Old

Reviewed on: Playstation 4 Developer: miHoYo Release Date: September 28th, 2020 Full disclosure; I am a sucker for a JRPG. I’m still grinding through Persona 5 Royal, I haven’t stopped playing Fire Emblem Three Houses since its release date, and I’m desperately trying to find time to chip away at Dragon Quest XI. Through aContinue reading “Genshin Impact Review: A Little New, A Lot of Old”