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First Thoughts On Lightning Returns
Can I really do a “First Thoughts” when I've already written an entire post on the game? Isn't this more like a “Second Thoughts”?
“Congratulations, you're a demigod! Of course, we've scaled up all the enemies to be just as powerful as you, but trust us: You're awesome”
Finally, an RPG that comes right out and admits that side-quests are the key to saving the world.
Some would argue that your main armor set should be whatever gives you the best opening in combat, others that it should be whatever looks coolest in cut scenes.
All this mid-combat armor changing reminds me a lot of Erza from Fairy Tale. She and Lightning even have the same personality! Grumpy warrior women of the world unite!
Was that an appropriate reference? Thanks to various TV on demand services I can no longer tell whether a show is new and cool to everyone or just new and cool to me.
All this talk of God and The Savior has a definite Christian flavor, but the plot's big focus on reincarnation is awfully Buddhist and the gods themselves have a sort of Shinto vibe. I no longer have any idea at all what to expect from this game's theology. Multiculturalism is confusing.
Lightning Return's time limit might have been sort of intimidating... if I hadn't already played a bunch of Gust's “Atelier” alchemy games. Don't let the cutesy graphics fool you, those games are hardcore about their time management.
Actually, I lied. Time limits are always intimidating.
THE WORLD IS ABOUT TO END AND IT'S ALL MY FAULT FOR NOT PURIFYING ENOUGH SOULS!!!!
Nova Chrysalis has a surprisingly functional economy for a world on the brink of utter annihilation. Be honest, Mr. Shopkeeper: What do you plan to do with all that Gil when the chaos finally overwhelms reality?
In their defense, no one (besides Lightning) knows exactly when the world is going to end. It would be silly to quit your job and then starve to death because you only stockpiled two weeks of snacks and it turns out the world isn't ending for another three months.
End of the world snacking tip: Why worry about your long term health when there is no long term? Might as well pig out on pastry, load up on candy and deep fry everything.
Reminder: We live in a world that still has a long term, so put at least a little effort into taking care of your health.