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Gaming Writing

Closing the book on Kazuma Kiryu

Spoiler alert Warning: While I don’t go into any specific story spoilers in this post, there are some images from the game that might be considered spoilers. I’ve probably started this blog three or four times now, and for some reason, nothing really seems to stick. I mean, how do you sum up a series […]

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Gaming Writing

Thoughts on Apex Legends

Battle Royale games make me feel old.

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Opinion

Stargazing, Part 4 – Legend of the Galactic Heroes

After a nice jaunt back to the FPA in the last episode, Legend of the Galactic Heroes pulls the opposite and brings us into the Empire’s neo-classical clutches. Spoiler warning, as usual. # Episode Name Original Air Date Focus Wiki Link Watched Version S01E04 “Empire’s Afterglow” 1989/01 Flashbacks [LINK] Central Anime ◄ See previous episode […]

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Opinion

Stargazing, Part 3 – Legend of the Galactic Heroes

Hey hey, we’re back again with more Legend of the Galactic Heroes, and we’re continuing to spend a lot of time with Yang. If you were returning to the series hoping for more space battles, boy howdy are you going to be disappointed. Again, spoiler warning for those who haven’t watched yet. Certain characters and […]

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Opinion

Stargazing, Part 2 – Legend of the Galactic Heroes

I really liked how my last Legend of the Galactic Heroes blog came out, so I feel I should do more of them. I don’t have much experience with reviewing anime, but I hope my rambling has been entertaining so far. This post should be a bit shorter, mostly because there’s less preamble to explaining […]

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Opinion

Stargazing, Part 1 – Legend of the Galactic Heroes

After seeing endless screencaptures on Twitter, I decided to dive into Legend of the Galactic Heroes out of curiosity for something people seemed to universally praise. I usually gravitate to classics for a reason: they’re usually safe choices when it comes to spending my time. For those unfamiliar with the series, it’s a space opera […]

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Gaming Writing

A look at Monster Hunter: World’s progression and gameplay loop

RPGs are my favorite genre, and I wanted to write about them from a more zoomed-out perspective than just dealing with their stories. Also, I wanted an excuse to post the “Rich Rump” picture. I’ve become more cognizant of what people call “gameplay loops” lately. They’re pretty simple: you figure out what the main cycle […]

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Gaming Writing

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and waifus as marketing

One of the first posts that I published when I launched this blog was my impressions of Xenoblade Chronicles X, a WiiU title from Monolith Soft. Despite really liking it at the time, I grew more frustrated with it the more I tried to play: the game’s internal systems just didn’t work for me, and […]

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Opinion

Diving into Doom: the apology of a fraud

I feel like I need to write an apology to someone.

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Journalism

Running in the 90’s: delving into Absolute Drift

Sometimes you can’t help but commit a cardinal sin in gaming: you let your first impression be your only one. I picked up Absolute Drift the other week after lusting after it for a little bit, and actually refunded it after finding it “too hard.” Much hullabaloo has been made lately in gaming circles about […]