Breaking My Backlog: Arc of Alchemist (PS4)

Arc of Alchemist is a JRPG published by Idea Factory -- the folks behind some of my favorite niche games in the genre, like Death end re;Quest and Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force -- that's unfortunately more interesting on paper than in practice. Like many Idea Factory RPGs before it, the opening hours are … Continue reading Breaking My Backlog: Arc of Alchemist (PS4)

This Left 4 Dead 2 Speedrun is Fucking INSANE!

It's no secret that I love watching speedruns and do my best to keep up with both annual charity events run by Games Done Quick. Streamer and speedrunner Waifu is quickly becoming one of my favorites, not only because he typically runs Resident Evil games (sometimes with hilarious results, like his Wii motion control attempt … Continue reading This Left 4 Dead 2 Speedrun is Fucking INSANE!

“Kept you waiting, huh?”

Been a while, yeah? As it turns out, my mental health wasn't as strong as I thought it was, and I just needed some time away from... well, everything. Anhedonia struck me pretty good so blogging and gaming just didn't seem fun anymore, and when you're already in a rut with writer's block and imposter … Continue reading “Kept you waiting, huh?”

[WEEKEND GAMING] Steampunk JRPGs, Dangerous Jewelry, and Chatting With Friendos!

I started the week off by diving into a brand new JRPG, being Sega's soft reboot of Sakura Wars on PS4. I'm familiar with the series, having imported one of the games on the Saturn and Dreamcast, though purely for collection purposes. I played a friend's copy of the Wii game for a few hours … Continue reading [WEEKEND GAMING] Steampunk JRPGs, Dangerous Jewelry, and Chatting With Friendos!

Final Fantasy VIII Speedruns Are Fascinating

Final Fantasy VIII is my favorite game in the entire series and I also happen to be a huge fan of speedruns. There's something about watching someone show off everything they've learned about a game they've played thousands of times, executing incredibly difficult maneuvers just to shave off a second or two. RPG speedruns are … Continue reading Final Fantasy VIII Speedruns Are Fascinating

[WEEKEND GAMING] New Hats, Retro Shooters, Two Strange Lives, and Shadowdancing!

I was too busy last weekend to get a wrap-up post put together, but today I'm up early, I've had coffee, and it's time to make the fucking donuts. Happy Friday, everyone. For starters, I've been shopping for a new hat to replace my current Overwatch one for a while now and landed on this. … Continue reading [WEEKEND GAMING] New Hats, Retro Shooters, Two Strange Lives, and Shadowdancing!

[REVIEW] Scan Whales and Get Educated in ‘Beyond Blue’

I'd like to preface by saying that this review comes by way of my partner, who always wanted to be a marine biologist. When I told them that I was about to play a game where you explore the ocean, they jumped at the chance to play it themself instead and then give me their … Continue reading [REVIEW] Scan Whales and Get Educated in ‘Beyond Blue’

[REVIEW] Have a Good Cry and Solve a Good Puzzle in Evan’s Remains

Although 2D platformers aren't exactly known for their emotional storytelling, there have been some notable additions over the years like Celeste and Inside that offered more than simply running and jumping. The short, sweet, and emotional Evan's Remains definitely falls into that category as well. You play as Dysis, a girl hired by a company … Continue reading [REVIEW] Have a Good Cry and Solve a Good Puzzle in Evan’s Remains

This New Killer Instinct Documentary is Essential Viewing For Fighting Game Fans

The folks at Hold Back To Block recently released their full-length documentary on the history of Killer Instinct, from its inception to its rocky start on the Xbox One, all the way to its third (and seemingly final) season and incredibly passionate community. As a fighting game fan and as someone who thinks Killer Instinct … Continue reading This New Killer Instinct Documentary is Essential Viewing For Fighting Game Fans

[WEEKEND GAMING] Prehistoric Caveboys, PS5 Reveal, and Tip-toeing Around The Shadows!

Wait, why isn't this called "It's the Freakin Weekend" anymore? Well, I'll tell you. It's an R. Kelly quote from his song "Ignition" and the dude is a huge piece of shit. So here we are. Most of my free time has been split between leveling a new Half-orc Barbarian in Neverwinter with the girlfriend's … Continue reading [WEEKEND GAMING] Prehistoric Caveboys, PS5 Reveal, and Tip-toeing Around The Shadows!