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Penny-Punching Princess review

April 15th, 2018 No comments

I tend to be pretty excited when the main NIS team actually makes a game. They made the great Disgaea series, La Pucelle Tactics, Rhapsody, Phantom Brave, Makai Kingdom, the Prinny series, ZHP and a bunch of other things. Overall generally very good at designing games. So them making an action RPG with wacky mechanics seemed like a home run right away.

It looked very fun, so what did I end up thinking of it? Read on and see!

Note: I did not actually complete this game, I’m a chapter away, but I’ve played enough for a proper review at least 5 chapters ago TBH, and I’m not playing anymore of it

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The Longest Five Minutes review

April 7th, 2018 No comments

The Longest Five Minutes
I don’t really have much to say for an intro here. It looked interesting, it’s developed by NIS, it’s a pixelated-style oldschool-style RPG, and it has a pretty interesting premise. So I checked it out.

Read on and see if it’s good!

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Why so few save points in RPGs? – A rant + A micro-review for the latest Atelier game

April 1st, 2018 No comments

So once again I made the classic mistake. I was playing an RPG for a while, didn’t save a lot, something happened (in this case, my Switch crashed… I’ll speak about this quickly), and I lost HOURS of gameplay and am thus giving up on the game.

The game in question is Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings, an RPG by Gust in a long-running series (since the PS1) which has been getting near-yearly releases since 2001. But it’s really not a problem exclusive to that game, I’ve encountered it many many times before.

So I’m making a post to complain about the lack of save points in RPGs nowadays. I don’t rant a lot, but this is something I’ve complained about too much not to do a fuller post about.

Let’s go!

(no this isn’t an april fools’ thing, this is a legit post about the game mechanic of saving your progress in an RPG… I have no life)

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Games coming out in April 2018

March 30th, 2018 No comments

So another month with not lots of posts. Just not too many noteworthy games coming out this year, the few that people seem to like so far this year either suck, and there’s like one or two I particularly care about but they seem pretty good. However I do have a review coming for Ni no Kuni 2, and I’ll be starting up my first Atelier game in years after that, and there’s a few things coming in April I might talk about. I wish I could actually get some content out on more frequently but it’s just not happening.

So in the meantime here’s the monthly list of upcoming games!

So this month there’s: a PC game, 4 multiplats, 4 Switch things (technically 5 but whatever) and 2 PS4 games.

Usual disclaimer: This includes either games I’m interested in, games that may be/become popular and random stuff in-between… Basically anything I feel bears mentioning for any reason. Probably missing stuff because game companies are shit about announcing release dates nowadays (and good at delaying games near release), and I’m not gonna dig through the hundreds of trash indie games that come out on Steam every day to find the one or 2 okay ones that pop up occasionally. So if there’s no/few indie games here, it’s pretty normal.

Also I’m skipping a bunch of indie stuff (usually ports) on Switch, and maybe some other stuff, I dunno (it seems like Ys VIII is getting a PC release this month but I can’t find a date… I only care about the Switch release TBH).

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Games I won’t review – Dragon Quest Builders

February 21st, 2018 No comments

Dragon Quest Builders

I skipped this game when it came out previously on Vita and PS4 because I don’t buy console versions of games that are also on handhelds, and the Vita version didn’t get a physical release. So getting it on Switch appeased both issues at once!

So I make it no secret that I don’t like Minecraft. It’s boring and pointless and the whole “creativity” thing just means nothing to me. I play games for the game design and challenge. So putting a Dragon Quest skin on Minecraft and adding a storyline and quests and stuff? Alright you got my attention.

And yet here I am, not reviewing it. Why am I not reviewing Dragon Quest Builders? Well read on and you’ll see!

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Games coming out in February 2018

January 28th, 2018 No comments

Well January was pretty quiet gaming-wise, but it does seem like things will speed up a bit soon.

So this month I’m counting: 14 multiplats, 2 PS4 releases, 2 Switch releases and a 3DS release. Nothing really huge here. There’s 2 games I’m getting for sure and a bunch of maybes. We’ll see.

Usual disclaimer: This includes either games I’m interested in, games that may be/become popular and random stuff in-between… Basically anything I feel bears mentioning for any reason. Probably missing stuff because game companies are shit about announcing release dates nowadays (and good at delaying games near release), and I’m not gonna dig through the hundreds of trash indie games that come out on Steam every day to find the one or 2 okay ones that pop up occasionally. So if there’s no/few indie games here, it’s pretty normal.

Also I’m skipping the boatload of indie game ports and third-party ports on Switch that will probably come out. I guess the more noteworthy ones this month would be… Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus and Payday 2? Pac-Man CE2 sucks though.
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Games I won’t review – Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory

January 27th, 2018 No comments

Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory
So 2 years ago Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth came out. It was a pretty fun JRPG where you’d train up Digimon and investigate the mysterious “Eater” creatures that have been messing up the world and mixing up the digital world and the real world.

It wasn’t perfect, I played on normal difficulty and it was too easy most of the time (except literally the final boss, which makes sense) and it was a lot of going through menus to go to different places. But overall a fun game.

So I figured I’d get this new one, I figured it would fix some small things and hey, it’s more Digimon Story, which will always be more interesting than Digimon World (after I made the mistake of buying that one last year).

So instead I’m just not gonna review it, after buying it. Read on and see why!

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Games I won’t review – 2017 leftovers

January 7th, 2018 No comments

So there’s a few indie games from 2017 I recently played and didn’t have time to post full reviews for. So here’s a few in my “Games I won’t review” format.

So today I’m not reviewing: Steamworld Dig 2, Ruiner and Pyre.

Let’s go!

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Games coming out in January 2018

January 1st, 2018 No comments

Alright, I’m done with the 2017-2018 transition posts. They’re the reason this post was late, it would’ve been weird to put it in-between that stuff. I do have a couple other posts I want to write soon, reviews that I didn’t get to writing earlier (and one game I do need to finish before I review it). So I’m trying to keep this up.

So January… Not a lot of note is coming out, but there’s a few cool releases. We have 6 multiplats, 3 PS4 games (I’m pushing here, one’s an import) and a 3DS release. A slow start for the year, but hopefully things will get better as the year goes on.

Usual disclaimer: This includes either games I’m interested in, games that may be/become popular and random stuff in-between… Basically anything I feel bears mentioning for any reason. Probably missing stuff because game companies are shit about announcing release dates nowadays (and good at delaying games near release), and I’m not gonna dig through the hundreds of trash indie games that come out on steam every day to find the one or 2 okay ones that pop up occasionally. So if there’s no/few indie games here, it’s pretty normal.

Also I’m skipping what is likely a bunch of indie game ports on Switch, there’s a few cool ones this month like Furi.

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2018 video game hype!?

December 31st, 2017 No comments

2017 will likely be remembered as one of the top years in gaming, being put alongside other juggernauts likes 1991, 1997/98, 2001 and 2007. So many great games, some of the best examples of several genres, some games that will remain on top of the highest-rated games ever, forever. So how do you follow up a year like 2017? Honestly, I don’t think you can. But hopefully it still tries.

So I figured, now that I posted my GotY post, I would go and talk about my most hyped games of 2018. I’ll make it a top almost-10, because why not. I’ll also include a list of most noteworthy upcoming games, separating them between games I’m personally interested in for whatever reason and games I’m not particularly excited for. I may put some notes next to some of them.

Rules for this post: there are no rules. I will put in games that I’m pretty sure are coming in 2018, though I may get some wrong. I mean, my 2017 list had Scalebound as one of my most hyped games and look where that lead. Know that I am gonna make assumptions here.

So let’s go!

(quick note: this was written before the probably-coming-soon January Nintendo Direct, so if anything cool was announced there that fucks this post up… whatever)
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