Retroarch: Game Preservation and Trying New Things

The Magical Land of Wozz is a bizarre game. Despite its name, it has almost nothing to do with Oz and makes pretty much no references to it, even in the fan translation that most English speakers are likely to play. As I was describing the game’s plot to a friend, they pointed out thatContinue reading “Retroarch: Game Preservation and Trying New Things”

Triangle Strategy Character Tier List

By now, many people are starting to get interest in Triangle Strategy. It’s one of Square-Enix’s projects that has gotten a good deal of positive feedback (including from me), and it’s still less than a month old or so. In that time, I have played through the game four times: two “new games” and twoContinue reading “Triangle Strategy Character Tier List”

Toppest Top Chef: My Inevitable Ranking of All the Seasons

As I mentioned a few weeks ago: I thoroughly enjoy watching Bravo’s Top Chef. It’s available on Hulu, which I’m already paying for (mostly because of these reality competition shows and a few others). I originally started this binge because Season 18 had just dropped on there, and I got so hooked I decided I’dContinue reading “Toppest Top Chef: My Inevitable Ranking of All the Seasons”

Cobra Kai: A Study in Character

This is one of those instances where I feel sheepishly behind the curve. This show came out something like four years ago (seems a bit hazy on whether it’s 2017 or 2018), and when it was first announced, no one expected it to be any good. For one thing, it debuted on YouTube’s television service,Continue reading “Cobra Kai: A Study in Character”

Soul Nomad & the World Eaters

NIS America is, by now, a fairly well known company behind several Japanese and/or Japanese flavored games. They’re most well known for their Disgaea series (see my previous Disgaea 6 review!), but they’ve produced a handful of JRPGs and the like. Back in the PS2 era, they launched strong with Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, theContinue reading “Soul Nomad & the World Eaters”

The Legend of Vox Machina: The Legend of The Kickstarted Show of the Legendary DnD Series (a review and impression)

Short Version: it feels exactly like playing a good session of Dungeons and Dragons. To many of us in the nerd fandom, Critical Role is something of a mainstay. It is what’s known as a “live play” DnD podcast/series, wherein people watch “nerdy a** voiceactors” (their words) play Dungeons and Dragons. It started out asContinue reading “The Legend of Vox Machina: The Legend of The Kickstarted Show of the Legendary DnD Series (a review and impression)”

Castlevania: Circle of the Moon

In this game, you play as a vampire slayer, armed with the legendary Vampire Killer whip. You’ve entered the castle because Dracula has recently revived through the machinations of his loyal minions. The castle is lengthy, twisted, and you continually find paths you cannot reach with your current abilities. They’re just out of reach, orContinue reading “Castlevania: Circle of the Moon”