Saturday, November 1, 2014

Quick Review: Thor: Tales of Asgard & Ronal the Barbarian

"Remember, Sully, when I promised I wouldn't make these movie reviews a thing?"
"That's right, Spoony, you did!"
"I lied."

Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Reviews


Amnesia and Outlast

Both Amnesia and Outlast are similar in mechanics - you are weaponless and find yourself chased by terrifying enemies, your only defense speed or hiding. In story, they are amazingly different. They also share the trait that I have played neither of them, instead watching Let's Plays, because these are not really "games" in the traditional sense of "a thing you play for enjoyment". I'm not sure anyone has truly enjoyed these games. They are well-named: Outlast is about enduring the chases and jumps and gore, and Amnesia is about wanting desperately to not know what's going on, what went on, and what your part in all this was.

Outlast had some interesting elements and a good helping of crazy people aren't people. Amnesia was a masterpiece, and I'd strongly advise watching it. If you hate yourself, you could also try playing it.

This will be full of spoilers, so seriously, check out Amnesia.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

October Author Responses

Homestuck with a dash of Pokemon, because that just happens.

Cimmerian, Yes, But No Barbarian

"Know, o prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars [...] Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian; black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet."

Proof that even purple prose can be good, when done right.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

Radiant Historia

This is one of the best games I've played in a long time. I loved everything about it, and you should absolutely check it out.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Dresden Files Storm Front Ch13

Last time, Harry got dragged to his house by Murphy. He kept thinking he was forgetting something, but ended up falling asleep because concussion.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Devil May Cry 1

Ah, this game. I really love this game. If you haven't yet, you should go play this game. There's an extra pretty remastered version for the PS3 and Xbox, but given both of those break if you look at them too roughly, I'd suggest the original game with the PS2, as that one breaks slightly less often and is significantly cheaper when the inevitable happens. Go now.

Devil May Cry was meant to be part of the Resident Evil franchise, but it was considered far too actiony. You can still see a lot of the influence in the setting, as well as how tightly constrained your resources and consumables are.

Is it horror? I don't know. I certainly found it a horror game, but I admit I have no experience with these games at all and played it in a state of constant panic and confusion.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Dear Red and The Uncle Who Works For Nintendo

Dear Red has some amazing graphics and atmosphere. The banner, the game's description...

Red had grown, she understood what happened, why he always mentioned those words although she couldn't stand watching and being overwhelmed by the old memories all the time. Now that he's dead, it doesn't have to be so anymore...

Monday, October 20, 2014

Dresden Files Storm Front Ch11 Part 2

Last time, Harry heads to the police station, a junkie, and a lot of speculation, all while he waits to see Murphy.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Fate/ Stay Night - UBW - February 12

Hello, my dears! Apologies for the delay, I'm back in school and it's exam season, so I've been so busy. Also I was away last weekend. Also this day is really long and I'm lazy.

Anyway, it's basically just constant feels from here on out.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Dresden Files Storm Front Ch11 Part 1

It took me the rest of the night and part of the morning, but I worked out how I could murder someone in the same manner that Tommy Tomm and Jennifer Stanton had been killed. After the fifth or sixth time I'd checked the figures, I stared at my calculations.
It didn't make any sense . It was impossible .
Or maybe we were all underestimating just how dangerous this killer was.

At which point he explains nothing, just repeating that it's a big deal, Murphy needs to know, big deal, tell Murphy, big deal.

There's a couple things wrong with that even aside from the fact it's not suspenseful when characters do this, it's just irritating.

Thursday, October 16, 2014