Persona 5: Philosophy and Sexual Assault – Depth in Games and the Problems of Sexuality

Persona 5 is every bit the amazing, once in a generation video game that everyone says it is, and if you have any interest in playing it or any JRPG ever, you should give it a try. 10 a completely enthralling and engaging experience nearly from its beginning to the end of its 100+ hourContinue reading “Persona 5: Philosophy and Sexual Assault – Depth in Games and the Problems of Sexuality”

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – Nostalgia and Emotion While We Play

Bloodstained is another of those with an interesting back story. It’s well known as a Kickstarter project that played to gamers’ nostalgia. Koji Igarashi is moderately well known as the developer of several Castlevania games, most noticeably Symphony of the Night and Aria of Sorrow. He’d stated that he’d make a new game in thatContinue reading “Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – Nostalgia and Emotion While We Play”

Them’s Fightin’ Herds

Them’s Fightin’ Herds has an interesting backstory to it, one that drew me to the game even though it’s outside of a genre that I frequently play. Originally it started as a fan game for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, titled, I believe, “Fighting is Magic” or something along those lines. It took theContinue reading “Them’s Fightin’ Herds”

Moonscars

I’m starting to seriously wonder if it’s worth it to play these indie Metroidvania games close to their release dates. Moonscars is the second one this year where glitches have nearly destroyed my desire to finish the game, and have brought down what was already a mostly average experience. The beginning hours of Moonscars areContinue reading “Moonscars”

Tormented Souls

(Note/Warning: Tormented Souls is definitely an adult game with various horror themes; I’ll try to avoid getting too graphic in the pictures or description, but some of it may seep through) Tormented Souls wants to emulate the old third person horror games from the Playstation days, back when the first three Resident Evil games, SilentContinue reading “Tormented Souls”

La Pucelle: Ragnarok – How to Do a Rerelease Right

Note: this review/essay is going to get very spoiler heavy, particularly toward the end I did not buy Prinny Presents 3 for La Pucelle Ragnarok, though I know for many/most, that was one of the bigger selling points. For me, Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure held a lot more nostalgia and was a far more appealingContinue reading “La Pucelle: Ragnarok – How to Do a Rerelease Right”

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore

Clearly after several weeks of spooky or spooky themed games or at least games involving death and darkness, it’s time to really ramp things up for October… … by looking at a brilliantly colored game that revels in enjoyment and light. This game of the too long, complicated name, is one of those that wasContinue reading “Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore”

Death’s Gambit: Afterlife

Where the heck was this game hiding? How did I manage to miss a Metroidvania with stellar sprite based graphics, that whole Dark Souls inspired setup, an engaging story, and polished gameplay? I have heard that Death’s Gambit had a bit of a false start, and that it was a more recent update that gotContinue reading “Death’s Gambit: Afterlife”