My Thoughts on the Story of Tales of Arise, the Influence of Hideo Baba, and the Tales Franchise as of now

My thoughts on the direction of the Tales of Series from Graces F to the recent title of Tales of Arise, the Influence of Hideo Baba, and the future of the series.

Tales of Arise, the Quintessential Tales of Series game

A Short Spoiler-Free Review. In terms of both story and gameplay, this is the quintessential modern Tales of game. If you have never tried this series before, then definitely try out Tales of Arise.

Scarlet Nexus: Thoughts and Spoiler-y Review

This will contain spoilers, I'm a huge fan of Takumi Miyajima's works (Tales of the Abyss and Tales of Symphonia) and I was excited to see her new story in this game.

Is the Shin Megami Tensei Mainline Series Destined to Fail?

This will contain spoilers for Shin Megami Tensei IV, Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne, and Persona 5.

Why do Western Indie Developers constantly take the wrong lessons from Japanese games?

Yesterday, I took the time to watch this Youtube video, and it reminded me of a problem I kept noticing among Western Indie Developers. Also, I want to be clear that I am not trying to suggest Japanese indie development is any better, we all know of notorious Kickstarter campaigns like Mighty Number 9, but … Continue reading Why do Western Indie Developers constantly take the wrong lessons from Japanese games?

Disgaea 6 Review: QOL is Anti-Fun

The “QOL” features are made for people who hate Disgaea and hate good games.

Rethinking the Reason Endings of SMT3 Nocturne and Why They’re Not Useless: Musubi

One of the most notorious things about a game with six endings is that people will obviously try to do the route with the most extra content and then unfortunately quit. There's so many games out now, unlike the PS2 era, that nobody cares to or even has time for a second, third, or fourth … Continue reading Rethinking the Reason Endings of SMT3 Nocturne and Why They’re Not Useless: Musubi

Disgaea 6 Fucking Sucks: Please Don’t Buy It. I say this as a Disgaea fan.

The Main games of the Disgaea series are one of the very, very few series I go in blind because I am accustomed to fantastic quality games and simply expect it. This game has absolutely and irreparably destroyed that level of respect for this series.

SMTIII Nocturne HD Remaster’s Surprising Reveal: Futomimi was a Fascist Cult Leader and the Manikins Represented Fascism

Nocturne HD Remaster makes it clearer: The Manikins represented Fascism under Futomimi.

Nocturne HD Remaster comparisons with the Original and General Impressions

With the full release of Nocturne HD Remaster, here's a short General Impressions for people on the fence or curious about early game experiences from someone who got the Deluxe early access edition.

Comparing Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate and Tekken 7 with All Four Season Passes

This will contain major spoilers for both Mortal Kombat 11, MK11 Aftermath, and Tekken 7.

Nocturne HD Remaster discount deals for the Steam version still seem to be available

Well, that earlier expiration date by Fanatical was wrong, evidently.

SMTIII: Nocturne HD Remaster has a Steam sale for Preorders on Fanatical until April 6th, 2021

Fanatical is providing a Steam Preorder Sale for select countries until April 6th, 2021.

Why do so many Anime-inspired American shows Fail to be a Success?

From RWBY, to Blood of Zeus, to Cannon Busters, to so much more. Westerners pilfering of Japan’s superior artform won’t breed success.

The Insipidness of Cannon Busters: What went wrong with a Netflix Original “Anime” that Disappointed

I honestly tried to like it, but it was too disappointing. Mild Spoilers up to Episode 8 of Cannon Busters.

Hardcore Gaming 101: The Unofficial Guide of Shin Megami Tensei and Persona Kindle edition by Kurt Kalata is an unreadable disappointment

Hardcore Gaming 101 Presents The Unofficial Guide to Shin Megami Tensei and Persona Kindle Edition is an Unreadable Disappointment

Blood of Zeus (2020): A Netflix Original “Anime” That Disappoints as Expected

I just watched six episodes of this very boring and banal snoozefest on a whim; to its credit, it had me hooked up until episode 6 where the plot became your typical boring, generic crap as expected of the barbaric culture of the Western world. In what could have been an interesting plot of Gods … Continue reading Blood of Zeus (2020): A Netflix Original “Anime” That Disappoints as Expected

Completely Disappointed with the HD Remaster of Nocturne: Last TDE scene is the 4:3 Bordered PS2 version

https://youtu.be/nuv1Rs_VcKo?t=8017 At 2:13:37 Credits go to Buffmaister for rapidly going through the entire game on Merciful (with the boss battles being on Hard mode) for the True Demon Ending route on the Dante version. Dante version has no epilogue just like before. No changes and while the scene after defeating Kagutsuchi is absolutely fantastic in … Continue reading Completely Disappointed with the HD Remaster of Nocturne: Last TDE scene is the 4:3 Bordered PS2 version

Progressively less enthused by Atlus Japan’s direction of the Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster

I understand it is a Remaster of the second re-released version in Japan meaning the Amala Labyrinth was the extra bosses and dungeons from years prior. We’re getting Dante as DLC likely for licensing reasons pertaining to Capcom along with the addition of voice acting, but the direction of these other planned DLC has really … Continue reading Progressively less enthused by Atlus Japan’s direction of the Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster

SMT1 / SMT4A Theory: Is it weird that as I play through SMT1, it makes SMTIV Apocalypse seem like a meta-revenge story?

A theory about Akira being a parallel of SMT1 Hero / AU SMT1 Hero and how it relates to Nanashi's journey in SMTIV: Apocalypse.