Saturday, August 1, 2015

Telepath Tactics (Guest Review)

Telepath Tactics is the latest entry in the Telepath RPG series, and is markedly different than its predecessors. It ditches the vector graphics and awkward birds-eye camera angle for more a more traditional 3/4th view and pixellated style, and streamlines the experience into a linear series of battles like Fire Emblem rather than a free-exploration RPG. I believe that the latter change makes it a better game, but at the same time drastically hinders its storytelling ability.

Fate/ Stay Night - Heaven's Feel - February 13

We have three days left in the final route of Fate, my lovelies. I'm not emotionally prepared for that; maybe I'll draw it out another few months.

Also, and this is tangential, but can we talk about how much more awesome the literal translation of the UBW poem is?

His body is made out of swords
His blood is of iron and his heart of glass
He survived through countless battles
Not even once retreating
Not even once being understood
He was always alone
Intoxicated with victory in a hill of swords
Thus, his life has no meaning
That body was certainly made out of swords

The translation they squeezed out of that is nonsense in comparison.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Pokemon Omega Ruby Day 53 (Delta Episode)

Last time...I was told to go fly to yet another location for the sake of plot.

Today, Team Magma's hideout!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Fate/ Stay Night - Heaven's Feel - February 12

Apologies for being MIA. Boyfriend and I bought a house (!!!) and the last three weeks of my life have been nothing but painting, trips to Home Depot, shoving panels into places they don't really fit, and then passing out in complete and utter exhaustion a few hours before I have to get up for work. And then my landlord threatened to break into my apartment. Good times.

Upcoming non-Fate posts include tRPG Luminous Arc and VN Aoi Shiro, as well as my continuing adventures in the Atelier series.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Friday, July 17, 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Midnighters The Secret Hour, Chapters 7-9

Last time, lots of stalling.

Four chapters in a row set during the secret hour. I feel the plot is finally upon us, thus making the unnecessary stalling just barely tolerable instead of infuriating. Let's see how it goes.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Monday, July 13, 2015

Midnighters The Secret Hour, by Scott Westerfeld, Chapters 1-3

OK, people and assorted beings, let's do it.

I remember the Midnighters trilogy fondly, but I've read it a long time ago, back when I was actually buying those things called "paper books," and my former self had a terrible taste in literature. Let's see how the book holds up to my nostalgia. I do recall there being some world-building problems, so there certainly would be something to talk about, but I am curious if there is some more problematic stuff to be found and if the plot would look any good to me now.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

The Masquerade, Chapter 15

The chapter starts with a long scene about Pavel and Michal driving in a car. The gist of it is that Pavel senses Alexei's presence and directs the brainwashed driver towards him. Pavel and Michal also replenish their vitae, and Pavel informs us he has no bullets left, only his whip.

Oh, and Michal also doesn't like to be a ghoul and get into dangerous situations anymore, but it's quickly glossed over and most likely won't affect anything afterwards. His character proves to be as useful as... ah... most of the other characters, really.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The Masquerade, Chapter 14

This chapter begins with a script-type dialogue between two unnamed individuals discussing their attack plan. They are going send their troops against Camarilla close to the hunters' raid, gambling on Camarilla not being able to deal with two strikes at once.

Eh, the scene itself is not awful by the standards of this book, but the script format grates me. Unless they are SEELE, it's just obnoxious. SEELE were so Ominous, it was kinda funny, especially in the manga where they appeared as signature black monoliths before Kaworu for no damn reason other than Ominous. They have style is what I am saying. Hilarious style.