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    • Legends Come And Legends Go

      19 hours ago

      RedUnit10

      Did you guys know that the 2015 King's Quest game was not a Telltale game? You know, the episodic game that told the rise and fall of Graham; the original King's Quest protagonist. Because I for one did not know this, even while I was playing the game. Everything about this series felt like a Telltale game, including the simplistic controls, the dialogue choices, and the fact the game adapts to choices you make along the way. Heck, the ending even got me as emotional as the ending of Telltale's first season of The Walking Dead.


      Looking back on it though, the game also plays out just like most other King's Quest titles. The very first episode tasking you with making a name for yourself as a knight hopeful to Daventry, playing as a quirky and hapless Graham who seeks to become king. If you're a fan of the original series then you should know that this follows the story of those games pretty closely, expanding upon plot that is already set in stone and giving us a look into the origins of some of the biggest baddies in the King's Quest series. Since I enjoyed Game Grumps' Dan and Ross playing the original games together, I was spurred to download the entire "season" of King's Quest when it went on an Xbox Gold Member discount. Probably why I thought it was a Telltale game too, since it went on sale with the other completed Telltale games.


      Now the game is a bit unbalanced, as that first episode I mentioned felt like a full game. After you successfully become Daventry's next king, the next episode has you confront the goblins who have kidnapped your townspeople. This episode is more focused on you deciding the fate of everyone captured, balancing who you give food to and who you decide to escape with. The third episode then tells the tale of Graham meeting his future wife for the first time, as you rescue one of two princesses trapped in a magical tower. Technically one of the two is a canon decision, but it all is up to whose personality you enjoy more. The fourth episode is about Graham meeting his son, who had been kidnapped as a baby by the evil wizard Manannan. This was pretty cool as it take place after King's Quest III, where you play as Gwydion, Graham's son, escaping from Manannan. Of the episodes, this one was by far the most puzzle heavy of the bunch.


      But the fifth episode, oh the fifth episode. See, all of these episodes are the stories that an aging Graham is telling to his grandchild Gwendolyn. As such there are times you cut back to reality, where Graham has really started to show his age. These moments, which there is a big reason for, one that is covered in the fifth episode, brought up some rather unpleasant memories of my grandmother. A woman I looked up to as one of the strongest individuals I knew, whose mere presence brought an air of respect. Everyone would stop talking if she said something, and no one doubted that she was the glue that held my family together. But as she got older she got hurt, falling down and not being able to get up just like what happens to Graham. The fifth episode is extremely emotionally powerful for those who had such a person in their life, and I fully admit I had a silent cry as the game switched to controlling Gwendolyn and finding Graham's room empty.


      If the game's score was based solely on emotional impact, it'd be at least a 9 out of 10, but given how 'Telltale' the game did and did not feel at the same time it misses the mark. The dialogue didn't really feel fulfilling, yet if you didn't constantly speak to characters you might miss out on some funny joke or amusing dialogue. Exploring is key, yet the decisions you make progress you in a liner direction. The sheer number of references to the original King's Quest games is pretty substantial, but anyone who has never seen a King's Quest game before will likely miss out on them. The first episode feels like a full game, but every episode afterwards felt shorter and faster. In the end, the game has its moments but they come at the beginning and the end.


      King's Quest (2015) gets an 8.4 out of 10


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    • White Hat Hacker Red

      23 hours ago

      RedUnit10

      So remember how I said some techs were looking into the 'Permissions Error' business with my journals? Well as it turns out, I found a bug in the system.


      While it wasn't something that was going to take down the whole website, it was impacting some users who made journals. A patch was created and hopefully by the time of me writing this has been pushed, meaning no more barriers preventing you guys from inundating my journal with comments on how my reviews are perfect and I am a super great guy.


      Update: Problem still isn't fixed. Oh well.



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    • Special Thanks

      1 week ago

      RedUnit10

      Just a quick shout out to Javi, the customer support tech I chatted with to solve this 'Permissions Error' business with my journals. Seems like it going to need to be looked into by the higher ups, hopefully I found some bug in the code or something that was going to crash the whole site one day and I just saved everyone.


      You're welcome.

    • The Passing of Nyaa and IRL Updates

      2 weeks ago

      RedUnit10

      It's always a sad thing to see things from your childhood go away, but especially so when those things are still relevant to your interests today.


      Nyaa Torrents was such a thing, a website where I got more than my fair share of anime.

      I take solace in the fact there will be others who take up the torrenting mantle, and wish the owner well in whatever interests they pursue.


      Thankfully Horrible Subs was where I got a large majority of my subtitled anime, so this won't have an impact on my anime reviews or on Anime Pulse. Although for the first time in months, I have nothing in my review queue so no review this week.


      As far as life updates go, I'm still here. Still applying for "real" work, still keeping active, and still hoping for that big break to come along.


      Saw Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, and I say it's not as good as the first, something like a 7 out of 10. Whole movie just felt like it kept saying "Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 1 sure was great, right? Eh? Ehhhhhh?" I hope Thor Ragnarok will be better, which oddly enough, will be the first Thor movie I'll have seen.


      Say, if anyone wants to be a stand-in co-host on Anime Pulse, let me know. I need someone who can fill in on the days my current co-host takes off. All you need is Skype, a good Microphone, some sort of audio recording software that can export files in .aif format, an account with a file hosting website like Google Docs or Media Fire, an hour or so of free time on Sundays around 4:00pm, EST and the drive to talk about anime, news from Japan and the anime industry, and a little bit about yourself. You don't need to worry about editing anything or publishing it, all you would need to do is record yourself talking with me for about an hour about anime and stuff. If you're interested, let me know.



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    • Not Overwatch

      3 weeks ago

      RedUnit10

      It had been quite some time since I had gotten into a multiplayer game, with a purchase of the Handsome Jack Collection I found on sale at a local GameStop. However when I did get into the game I really got into it, perfecting Borderlands 2 and coming close to perfecting the Pre-Sequel. The games had me actually become social, seeking players to help me with tough achievements and general gameplay. If nothing else, Gearbox has a pretty good supportive online community. Well around the start of the year I saw that the Battleborn Digital Deluxe Edition had gone on sale for $15.00, so I purchased it, something I would latter come to happily report was well worth the price.


      As many of you can recall, Battleborn is the online only multiplayer game that launched just before Overwatch did. It was pretty successful during the short time it was on the market before Overwatch's release, but its appeal just could not keep players around after the release of a game that created its own category of porn. It was a pretty big drop too, going from 12,000 active players a day to under 1000 in the span of a couple months. Even though Battleborn sported a story campaign, it just wasn't enough to compete with Overpoon. I'm going to be making a few more of these Overwatch porn puns by the way, because let's face it, that's exactly what Overcock is.


      For the uninitiated, Battleborn follows a group of heroes who have banded together to fight a "mathematically impossible" enemy called the Varelsi. These walking nightmares have been stealing the very stars from the sky, and now there is but one last star in the known universe; Solus. Yeah, it's not very original but what else do you name the last star? These heroes come in all shapes and sizes, but are formed from five factions: The UPR, the LLC, the Jennerit Empire, the Eldrid, and the Rogues. The UPR is kind of like the American Army, the LLC are a rich corporate sort, the Jennerit are space vampires, the Eldrid are space elves, and the Rogues are a non-faction faction of degenerates. All in all there are currently 30 characters to pick from, some examples include: Marquis, the gentleman sniper robot. Miko, a living fungus. Pendles, a snake-like assassin. Caldarius, a power armor wearing shock trooper. And Ghalt, the leader of the Battleborn and former UPR captain. Needless to say, there's a character for everyones preferred play style.


      I personally favored Beatrix, a Jennerit scientist responsible for creating the army of thralls sent against you. She's has the appearance of a younger girl with robotic limbs, one of which is a giant syringe she uses as a support/sniper. You might think, oh, a healer type. And ho ho, how wrong you'd be. Beatrix is a buff and status effect type of support, boosting attack and movement speed of her allies while slowing down the enemy and sapping their life. She is a great mid-range sniper, but also sports some really nice upgrades that help her for short-range combat. In all honesty, she's supposed to be the most terrifying character of the bunch, but to me, she is the cutest. What can I say, I got a thing for the crazy ones.


      Gameplay wise you get a few different options, starting with the story campaign missions, where you can play on Normal, Advance, or with Hardcore active. Normal and Advance are difficulty choices, but turning on Hardcore means you get no respawns and must be revived within 30 seconds of being downed. Each difficulty offers the chance at unique rewards, in both boss drops and mission rewards. It's like Borderlands with the different levels of rarity, so you're always hoping for a legendary drop or scoring well enough to diamond a story missions and earn a legendary gear pack. You can always buy gear packs with credits you earn from playing and doing well, but those packs have a far lower chance at dropping anything worthwhile. There is also the ability to straight up purchase skins and taunts with real world currency, but I'd suggest holding onto your money for XP, Loot Bonuses, a couple Bank Pages, and all of the Gear Loadouts. There's enough really cool skins and taunts you can earn from the game itself that you don't need to spend any on the optional ones, and Gearbox has been putting out Shift codes that can land you some cool loot.


      Aside from the story missions, there's also the versus modes. You got your standard MOBA-like matches called 'Incursion' where you accompany your bots to enemy sentries to destroy them, there's a 'Capture' mode where you control points on the map to earn points, 'Face Off' is a collection mode where you kill Varelsi and deposit their masks at banks, and lastly there is 'Meltdown' where you accompany your bots to girders to earn points, unlike Incursion however this one features two dedicated lanes you have to control. These are the standard fare you'll find, but Gearbox occasionally puts out new modes. Most recently there was a mode with less gravity, super jumping, and boosted melee damage. I didn't really care for it though. In both versus and story missions you begin at level 1, and work your way up to level 10. Along the way you can pick helixes, which upgrade your character in unique ways. Play a character enough and you'll even unlock mutations, a third choice in a helix level that can prove to be even more powerful of a selection. Pro Tip: Level Beatrix up to Character Level 5 to unlock Double Dose, super OP on enemies grouped together.


      With less than 1000 active players a day you'd think it be hard to find matches, but during my time playing the game I was only seeking matches up to 30 seconds. Story missions don't even need a full roster to play, so if you're seeking for too long you'll be thrown in to the story mission with however many players you were able to find. Although story missions are way more fun with more players, as the number and level of enemies is affected by the number of players. Now I am still playing the game, but I only have a few more achievements to get for unlocking all the lore behind characters. Oh, right, lore. So unlike Overcrotch, Battleborn lore is pretty hefty. Playing a character and doing lore challenges will unlock lore about that character, either in audio or text format. The stuff is pretty funny at times, with Gearbox's special brand of Borderlands humor kicking in. It's a pretty good reward on top of the gear packs and loot you get, and most of the challenges aren't that bad. Except for maybe Benedict's Flyboy challenge, which requires you to fly for 1 hour in total. Not looking forward to that.


      So what's my final opinion of Battelborn? Is it worthy of your time? Well I would say yes, but I'm not you. I've never played Ovarywatch, so I can't compare the two on a personal basis, just statically. To me though, the game was well worth a $15.00 price tag and I'd even go as far to say it's easily a $30.00 experience. The fact the game constantly throws unique dialogue at you in story missions if you bring along certain characters is cool, and the humor provided has made me laugh more than once. Especially in versus matches, where the Battleborn take out their frustrations on each other.


      Battleborn gets a 7.8 out of 10


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    • An Emotional Board Game

      4 weeks ago

      RedUnit10

      Never did I think that someday I would be watching an anime about a board game, but then again, I have already watched anime about card games so maybe it wasn't all that much more of a stretch. Still, it was even more surprising to me that such an anime would get to me so much. I am of course speaking of 3-gatsu no Lion, an anime that follows the life of a young shōgi player as he struggles with making a game his career choice, the relationships he makes, and the emotional toll of losing his entire family. If you couldn't guess, this anime gets a bit dark at points.


      That young player's name is Rei Kiriyama by the way, a five dan in high school who lives alone after he moved out of his adoptive father's home. Rei is a very complex character, often times analyzing situations in his head, and mostly keeping to himself emotionally. He does have a relationship with a family of three sisters though, who look after him like part of their own after the eldest sister, Akari, found a dejected and sick Rei on the street. The other two sisters are Hinata, the middle child, and Momo, the youngest of the bunch.


      Like Rei, the sisters too lost family with the death of their mother. However unlike Rei, the three bonded and had relatives who helped to look after them. Akari began working for her aunt as a Hostess, and helping her grandfather run his confectionary shop. She's quite the woman, but her focus is on keeping her family fed so she has no romantic relationships. However Hinata seems to have a thing for Rei, although it's difficult to tell if it's just a sisterly kind of love or more of a romantic type; personally I feel it leans to the latter more with the stuff she says. Yeah, it's not just Rei who is complex I guess.


      Now when you heard me mention that he lives on his own, you might have groaned and said "ugh, not this trope again!" But before you leave, hear me out. After Rei's parents and little sister died in a car accident, he was taken in by a close friend of his father named Masachika who recognized his skill at shōgi. However Rei was too good, and put both of the man's children to shame. The daughter, Kyōko, reacting the most violently. As Rei puts it she is beautiful and hot tempered, having hit Rei on more then one occasion after losing to him in a shōgi match. It's also alluded to that she may have sexually abused him too, there's no confirmation on this yet, but even the sisters don't like Kyōko with Akari realizing it's a bad situation. Needless to say all this tension got to Rei, and seeing how his presence was tearing the family apart he moved out. Rei actually pays for his apartment by himself with his shōgi winnings, only taking out a small portion to feed himself while the rest he has the adoptive father collect and save up until he is out of high school.


      Kyōko isn't entirely evil though, and Rei cares for her as a sister and is worried about her. See, after he moved out Kyōko got involved with a man by the name of Masamune. This man is married, though his wife has been hospitalized for quite some time, and he, at least according to Rei, takes advantage of Kyōko. Masamune is also a powerful shōgi player, and it's Rei's goal to defeat him in an official match to prove he is the better player. Not sure if this will get Kyōko to leave Masamune, but from what I can tell Masamune doesn't like Kyōko as a person. He probably just uses her for her body or something, but for now the only leg up Rei gets on Masamune is when Kai defeats Masamune in a very big match to determine who goes on to compete for the world class title.


      Before you think Rei does extremely well however, as if he were some kind of prodigy, think again. He's a good player, really good, with a play style that is often compared to that of the current world shōgi champion, but he still loses. In fact he loses enough to worry about losing a rank, something he can't afford to do. Not out of some kind of need to be the best, but because he wouldn't be able to afford his apartment if he did. Rei's not alone in this struggle though, as he realizes that many of the players he squares off against are fighting to keep their ranks for similar reasons. Yeah, there's another emotional checkmark for ya, are you getting why I said this anime gets dark at times yet?


      After we get through character introduction, smaller plot lines, and some background information, we finally reach the main story. Sadly it's just as this story begins that the anime comes to an end, as Rei begins to attend a shōgi club and accompany the club leader, a man by the name of Kai, to a couple matches against the current world champion. It's here we start to see those similarities between Rei and the world champion, as Rei is even able to successfully find a way to beat the champion, a way that Kai doesn't find, and a way that the champion was disappointed no one saw. But Rei did! I'm sitting there thinking, oh man, is he going to see the example of what Rei did? Then this eventually leads the two of them to have an unofficial match, where the champion defeats Rei but says he played beautifully and wants to play against him again. I was excited! Unfortunately, this never happens. Rei just returns home and goes back to school, but this time attending a shōgi club and opening his heart a little more.


      Genres: Sports, Drama, Comedy


      Animation: Ok, so, above all the animation in this anime was astounding! Oh my god, it was so good. As I like to describe it, it was atmospheric as fuck. The backgrounds and these environmental scenes they cut to are beautiful, and the designs on the people are very interesting. At first I was put off by the mouths, but came to enjoy the way they look. Shaft are the ones behind the animation, same studio responsible for animating Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei, the Monogatari series, and Nisekoi. They do good work, but I'm glad they moved away from "shafting" the animation like they loved to do in the Monogatari series.


      Voice Acting: Stellar acting, perfectly paired voices to characters, and combine with the dramatic visuals it all just hits home. Kengo Kawanishi, who voices Rei, is almost unknown in lead roles. His resume is mostly background and filler characters, and I love it when a new voice does so well in such a large role. Though the anime itself saw a good mix of long time professionals and new voices, so the whole experience was refreshing to the ears.


      Favorite Character: To be honest, it has to be Rei. This is a guy who has been dealt a pretty tough hand by life, but he still manages to scrape by. He works hard and you want to root for him, but at the same time you are forced to see him lose time and time again. I feel like had the anime continued, it probably would have been a turning point in his life, one that would see him grow more as a person and become not only a top shōgi player but also a really likable guy.


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      3-gatsu no Lion gets a 9.0 out of 10


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    • All Otakus Go To Fantasy Heaven Again

      1 month ago

      RedUnit10

      Last year gave us the first season of KonoSuba, an anime about a luckless Otaku named Kazuma who died and was resurrected into a world of magic and fantasy. Being allowed to bring one thing with him to face off against the demon king, he chooses the snarky goddess Aqua who offered him the deal in the first place. From there he forms a party with a masochistic crusader named Darkness and a mage named Megumin who only knows one spell, hijinks ensue and are mixed into a strangely successful campaign against the forces of evil.


      This season picks straight up were the previous one left off, with Kazuma being arrested for the destruction for a Lord's mansion. Turns out that when he had Wiz, a local shopkeeper and one of the demon king's commanders, teleport the self-destructing core of a giant war machine away at random, it ended up blasting this Lord's mansion to pieces. Luckily it was one of his summer homes, so it was empty at the time and no one got hurt. That doesn't end Kazuma's suffering however, as he is persecuted and charged with being in cahoots with the demon king. He only gets a minor reprieve when Darkness swallows her pride and reveals she is actually from a very affluent family, but until Kazuma can prove his innocence all of his parties' belongings are confiscated as collateral and Darkness must leave with the arrogant Lord.


      This makes up one of the arcs of the second season, and includes lots of screen time for Darkness. The other girls still get some time to shine, but of the three it's Darkness who really gets a double dose of character development. We learn her real name is actually Lalatina Dustiness Ford, something that embarrasses her to no end, and that her masochistic behavior truly knows no end. On the flip side is my favorite character from last season, Megumin. She still makes appearances to blow stuff up with her 'Explosion' spell, but aside from a bathtub scene with Kazuma she's mostly left in the dark. We do however meet a childhood friend of hers named Yunyun, who constantly challenges Megumin to contests so they can be closer friends. She's the kind of character you find adorably sad, though Megumin feels like she looses every time Yunyun's chest bounces around.


      In the second arc, after Kazuma is cleared of his charges when he is able to defeat another one of the demon king's commanders, we follow the group to a brand new city where Aqua is worshiped as the main deity by some rather fanatical parishioners. On the trip there however we discover that Kazuma actually has a very reputable skill, and I'm not talking about his undefeated status in rock-paper-scissors. After an attack on the caravan he repairs Darknesses armor, something that both Darkness and Megumin watch with respect and awe. If it wasn't for Kazuma's usual personality, I'd say that he could easily work as a great support character for his team.


      Back to the city, which is known for its healing hot springs, there is trouble afoot. The springs are being polluted, and while running from a mob who is trying to kill Aqua for claiming to be their goddess in the flesh, the team learns that it is one of the demon lord's commanders, a poison slime, that is the culprit. There's a big ol' battle, with Kazuma creating a strategy that, while he dies, works in defeating the killer slime. Aqua even shows us that the more she is worshiped and prayed to, the more damage her physical attacks do. Still, the four are run out of town after Aqua purifies the hot slings into normal hot water, but they leave having successfully defeating another commander of the demon king.


      I imagine if there is another season, which I don't see why there won't be, we might finally see what this demon king finally looks like. I actually had suspected we caught a glimpse of the demon king when Kazuma is in the mixed-gender hot spring, though looking back on it now that might have just been another one of the demon king's commanders.


      Now comparing the first and second season of KonoSuba, I want to say the first season was the best in terms of comedic value, the main reason you'll end up watching the anime, but after finishing the second season I am happy to report the two are on equal footing. It's like the anime never stopped, and as such it deserved the same score.


      Genres: Comedy, Fantasy


      Animation: Simple and to the point animation, provided by Studio Deen. This is the same studio behind other animes like: Sakamoto Desu Ga, Sankarea, and Higurashi no Naku Koro ni. There's flare when it matters, but for all intensive purposes the anime is easy on the eyes.


      Voice Acting: No different from the first season, it's all decent work.


      Favorite Character: Last season gave us the quirky Megumin, who I liked for her awkward behavior and reliance on Kazuma. This season however Darkness takes the cake, proving that even a masochist like myself can wonder if perhaps I have some sadistic tendencies. Darkness, or Miss. Lalatina, is perverse to a fault. She enjoys being hurt, fantasizes about being abused by the enemy, and trusts Kazuma over anyone else because of his lustful stares. Though to be honest, with a body like hers, it's hard not to stare. In fact her usual armor doesn't do her justice at all, as she reveals that her body has oh so much more to offer when she puts on a dress and garter belt.


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      KonoSuba S2 gets a 7.7 out of 10


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    • You Will Never Be A Real Farmer

      1 month ago

      RedUnit10

      Working a dead end job for a giant corporation reminiscent of Walmart, we've all been there, or at least those of us who have played Stardew Valley have. The game doesn't have you droning away on a computer however, as you open a letter you received from your now deceased grandfather and inside you find a will to his old farm near the town of Pelican. Although I personally would have liked a little easter egg, one where you could put the letter away and return to work and the game would end. That would have been amusing, or at least I think so.


      Having quit your lackluster job you move to Stardew Valley, the mayor of the town and the local carpenter greeting you as you look upon the rough condition of your farm. Thus begins the grind, waking up every day, chopping trees down, pickaxing rocks, tilling the land, and of course planting seeds and maintaining your garden. And that is just the beginning. The valley has so much more to offer, from dungeon diving and battling monsters to fishing to treasure hunting and participating in the local town's fairs and festivals. It can be a bit overwhelming at first, but you'll quickly ease into a set pattern that really hits the OCD button in you.


      While constantly working day-in and day-out might seem monotonous, there are goals in-game that reward you for your efforts. Think you found the love of your life among the bachelors and bachelorettes? Then you can work on giving that special someone a boatload of gifts, play along in their own stories, and eventually woo them into moving in with you and potentially have kids. There's also a major paragon/renegade decision to make for the town, deciding to help the town rebuild its community center or helping the corporation you just stopped working for gain a stronger hold on the small community. This is a decision you'll find similar to the choice of saving or killing a Little Sister in Bioshock, with one providing an immediate reward over the other and one providing an overall larger reward at the end.


      For all of the praise I must give it, Stardew Valley does have some downsides. Firstly, this was a game developed by one guy, so it has its bugs and glitches. I personally played it on the Xbox One and had a fair deal of crashes that killed me a little every time, losing a full days worth of progress that you will have to repeat as the game only saves when you sleep. The game also has two rather frustrating mini-games, one being the collection of 'artifacts' and the other being a twin-stick shooter arcade-type game. The artifacts you collect are for the museum, and upon collecting all of them you are rewarded with a Stardrop and an achievement. Stardrops being how you increase your stamina, this is something you'll want to do. Problem is, the drop rate on the artifacts is absurdly low. I myself am missing a single artifact, one that has a 1% chance of being found in only two sections of the valley. That's not even the worse of it, as some have just a 0.1% of popping up. For such a low drop rate, I expect god damn Excalibur to burst forth from ground! The twin-stick shooter being my other gripe, is an arcade cabinet you can find in the saloon. The game is, putting it lightly, difficult. Not dying as you progress through sections is hard enough, but the types of enemies that get thrown at you and the power ups they drop are so RNG based that you have to be one lucky SOB to even just beat the game. That's not even mentioning the fact there is an achievement for playing through the entire thing without dying! Just tie my dick to a ceiling fan now why don't you.


      Those issues are very small however, and they only really get to you if you have achievement OCD like myself or Ray Narvaez Jr. The core of the game and many of its surrounding extensions are brilliant, and for as much of a PC game this was the Xbox One port I played worked pretty well with the controller. One of the best parts is that Concerned Ape, the game's developer, is still making patches, adjusting parts of the game, and creating new content or future updates. One such update that has many players excited for a new play through is the co-op option, although I personally am looking forward to seeing when Sandy will become a romanceable option. Seeing as how she placed second in the poll to make one of the female residents a potential love interest, right behind Emily, I think it's quite a possibility. Still, I'm a bit burnt out on the game after trying to find that one missing artifact. So unless Mr. Concerned Ape ups the drop rates, I'll probably not return to my farm and family.


      Stardew Valley gets an 8.0 out of 10


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    • Betrayal, Lying, and Peter Dinklage

      1 month ago

      RedUnit10

      Now I've never watched a single full episode of Game of Thrones, mostly for the sole reason that I don't watch television anymore; haven't even had a cable/satellite subscription in over five years. I've not been totally blind to the news about the award winning show however, I mean, when it is airing it seems to be all that Rooster Teeth talks about on their podcast. (Not that I mind.) And because of my strange addiction to reaction videos, I've seen almost all the major deaths and events within the series. In fact, one of those reactions is where Telltale's Game of Thrones begins. But before I start, just a fair warning, there be spoilers ahead.


      As I mentioned, this is a Telltale series, not one I was holding out on like Minecraft: Story Mode, but it was totally wrapped up by the time I got around to playing the game. As a non-fan of Game of Thrones, because I've never watched it before, I went into this series with very little knowledge of the characters, lingo, names, and special symbols. So some things may have gone over my head, but as far as stories go this was probably one of the best written and most enthralling of Telltale's games.


      The game begins by following a squire by the name of Gared Tuttle, serving Lord Gregor Forrester, fetching wine for the Lord's party. However a sudden uproar leads to a battle in what is known as the Red Wedding, the squire runs to save his lord but is unable to stop the Lord Forrester from dying. He is sent away with a message however, one that he is told must only be passed on to Gared's uncle back in Ironrath. Quite a way to kick things off, eh? Now at the very start of the game, you are told that sometimes saying nothing is often times the best option. However as I played through each episode, it became harder and harder to not say anything. I felt compelled to voice my opinion, even if that voice fell on deft ears.


      You see, this story doesn't just follow the hapless Gared Tuttle who is sent off to The Wall. Instead it switches between several characters all around the known world of Game of Thrones, cutting to the new and very young lord of Ironrath, then switching to a handmaiden serving Margaery Tyrell in King's Landing, then to an exiled member of the Forresters in Essos, and finally back to Ironrath as a son of Gregor Forrester shows up on death's door. Now at first I didn't really care for the jumping around, but as I played I became attached to each character and found each one had their role to play in saving Ironrath from the neighboring Boltons and the insane Ramsay Snow. And I worried for every characters well being as the very first episode kills off one of the playable characters, something I was spoiled to, but something that still got to me.


      By the final episode only two of the characters I played ended up surviving, although there are choices that can lead to an additional character or a different character surviving the season. When all was said and done the game actually factors in all the choices you made and tells you what kind of player you were, I myself falling in the 'Cunning Strategy' category for my decisions. If you are more curious about how things went down for me, and you've played the game, then you'll understand these short descriptions: Mira lost her head, Rodrik was found alive, Gared stayed to defend the grove, Lord Whitehill is dead, and Ryon escaped with Beskha. If you're even more curious about some of the other decisions I made, then simply ask, I am more than prepared to share my responses.


      While I was, at times, unsatisfied with the way my decisions went down, I was entirely satisfied with my ending. I felt like it was all as it should be, and it had me speculating of what is to come in the second season which was announced to be coming out this year. Did this game get me to want to watch Game of Thrones though? No. It did have me reading the Game of Thrones wiki for several hours however, so I'm more or less caught up on the series. Now if they began to include characters from the game into the television show, I might be tempted, but for now I believe that by having played the first season I am well prepared for what is to come in the second.


      Games of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series gets a 9.0 out of 10


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    • Minecraft: Single Player

      1 month ago

      RedUnit10

      Having fulfilled on my promise to never again play a Telltale game as it is released, given how infrequent and questionable their release schedule is, I have finally gotten my chance at Minecraft: Story Mode. This version of Minecraft actually has very little actual crafting, but instead focuses on a story of adventure within the world of Minecraft seen through the eyes of our protagonist Jesse. Now you may be wondering, how could you ever possibly piece together a story from a game like Minecraft? It's the literal definition of a Sandbox Game. Well that's easy, you just simply craft it.


      Poor puns aside, this game was surprisingly fun and very creative with its story. Having watched Achievement Hunter play Minecraft into the ground, so much so that it caused one of their most valuable employees to up and quit, I was not expecting much from the title. It just goes to show you to never doubt the human imagination, as the multiple scenarios contained within the full game continued to entertain me. I laughed at the jokes, I explored and examined as much as I could, and in the end I was left very satisfied.


      Now the beginning of Story Mode is a tad bit slow, introducing us to our main cast of characters and the first big adventure we would partake in. As I mentioned before, our playable character's name is Jesse, someone who can be either a man or a woman depending on your selection at the beginning of the game. The male version is voiced by Patton Oswalt (Remy's voice from Ratatouille) and the female version is voiced by Catherine Taber (Padmé Amidala from most of the Star Wars video games), now I didn't really play a female character except to mop up some missable achievements but I will say that Patton Oswalt did a fantastic job and seemed to pair perfectly with male Jesse.


      The rest of the gang is comprised of Petra, a female adventurer of some skill. Axel, your hulking male friend who enjoys explosions. Olivia, your smart female friend who enjoys inventions. Lukas, a rival-turned-friend who is a pretty nice guy, and Ivor, a mad genius who starts out as your first antagonist. However the cast doesn't end there, as the game will take you to multiple worlds full of interesting characters including one world where you meet some famous Minecraft YouTubers. However I will say that of the cast, Ivor, voiced by none other than Paul Reubens (Pee-wee Herman), was probably my favorite. Some of his lines were by far the funniest, and his glass half-empty perspective was quite refreshing to someone like myself.


      As far as the stories go, the first connects what little plot Minecraft has with the defeat of the Ender Dragon by a group known as the Order of the Stone. Jesse's gang learn that it is possible to meet one of the legendary Order if they win a building contest, which depending on your choices can become true. But then Ivor shows up and creates a Wither, unable to control the creature it begins to consume everything, forcing Jesse's gang to hightail it out of there and go on a quest to relocate the Order of the Stone. Of the stories, this one was alright but felt like it went on too long. I mean, every episode after the fourth is a brand new story. There's one that is a murder mystery, one about a rouge AI, one about a city in the sky, and the final one where you meet the original builders behind some of the most ancient structures in the world. The stories all wrap up in a satisfying manner, and the end of the game, while leaving things open to a new season, actually connects to a question you were asked at the very start of the game. It's kind of brilliant.


      This was actually the first of a couple Telltale games I played through, so expect to see a couple more reviews relating to that company. Of the ones I have played, Minecraft: Story Mode was lighter in mood but had a very diverse and wide range of story. Given that the PC version of Minecraft now has space exploration in it, I'm thinking that a second season of Story Mode, if such a thing exists, will have at least one episode on a spaceship or perhaps on a planet with aliens. I mean, technically Jesse's gang did explore new planets, but I'm talking more in terms of time travel or alternate dimensions. Because when it comes down to it, I think Minecraft is a perfect outlet for Telltale, as they can craft the story however they want to.


      Minecraft: Story Mode gets a 8.7 out of 10


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  • About Me

    I usually exaggerate foolish characteristics to make people feel unthreatened. My exceptional skills and dedication are seemingly contradicted by my laid-back manner. I approach life with a disarming, confident cheerfulness.

    I am the host of the Anime Pulse podcast, come and check us out!
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  • Comments (756)

    • ConanEdogawa FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold All of 'em Anubis

      1 month ago

      do you know why, when I try to go to your KonoSuba season 2 journal, it just gives me an error message and says I lack permissions?

      • RedUnit10

        1 month ago

        No, but this is the second time it's happened when I've made a journal. I contacted support about it yesterday.


        Looks like it should be fixed though.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      3 months ago

      AP 479: Do you the movie you saw triple X something or other, that limiting their audience by making a movie for the race by the race system?

      • RedUnit10

        3 months ago

        What? I'm not sure I follow.


        Yes I saw XxX: Return of Xander Cage, but it wasn't made for black people. If anything it should have brought bro-types and girls who think Vin Diesel is hot to the seats. It's just a matter of where Crossgates is located, the fact it was a brand new movie that day, it was a Friday so most kids got out of school by then (not that any of those idiots made it through High School without dropping out), and I went during the most busy time of business for the movie theater.

      • HOWtwoROCK

        3 months ago

        Oh ok

    • HOWtwoROCK

      6 months ago

      Hey could you help me? RT update deleted a link I had under an image source and I lost it and now it looks blurry on my images


      How can I fix this?


      • RedUnit10

        6 months ago

        You have to reupload the image, only way to fix the Fullscreen bullshit update.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      7 months ago

      I saw highlights of NANBAKA and I thought they took the french people who made Totally spies and gave them a team to make an anime with an established team. 

      • RedUnit10

        7 months ago

        What?

      • HOWtwoROCK

        7 months ago

        Welp I don't know where you want me to start but here I go: In the mid 2000s there was a sudden urge for certain countries to do their own "anime" styled show from their own country. While most of these ended and never made it outside their own countries. The ones that did were French and Italian countries. France's series that got approved was Code Lyoko and Totally SpiesMeanwhile euro-italians were having a big soft spot for magical girl shows and were making the travesty known as the winx club. but thats a story for another time

    • HOWtwoROCK

      1 year ago

      Yo red how's it going :)

    • HOWtwoROCK

      1 year ago

      Not sure why but the site unfriend you from me

      • RedUnit10

        1 year ago

        Just another reason to dislike the site.

      • HOWtwoROCK

        1 year ago

        Did you see that video where Geoff is like


        "Now we can update our site that looks like it from 2004, to 2015"


        So 2015 website should run like shit

    • ConanEdogawa FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold All of 'em Anubis

      1 year ago

      good news!

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      • RedUnit10

        1 year ago

        That's good news for Darkfire, I could careless if Hayate or Niseishit end.

      • ConanEdogawa FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold All of 'em Anubis

        1 year ago

        ah. my apologies. thought you liked Hayate, too.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      1 year ago

      I'm scared how talented you are sometimes. It clear you are much more talented then me

      • RedUnit10

        1 year ago

        My talent is usually buried under layers of lazy though.

    • ConanEdogawa FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold All of 'em Anubis

      1 year ago

      Have you been watching OverLord? there are at least 2 yandere characters so far, and, now that I'm seeing the lyrics for it, the end song is basically a yandere theme.

      • RedUnit10

        1 year ago

        Yep, been watching since episode 1.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      2 years ago

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    • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

      2 years ago

      I was looking over other Sharkbro artworks, and among them was this. I thought it might be up your alley.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        I can't imagine getting nursed by a clock.

      • RedUnit10

        2 years ago

        Not bad, not bad.

    • gi_goku FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Tacos

      2 years ago

      oh look a childhood

      • gi_goku FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Tacos

        2 years ago

        I never asked/said that you still do... I was making remark of "oh look our childhood"

      • RedUnit10

        2 years ago

        Sure sure, I'll admit that. I use to watch it too. But not any more.

      • gi_goku FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Tacos

        2 years ago

        But you have to admit that it would definitely apart of our childhood era

      • RedUnit10

        2 years ago

        Sorry, not a fan of the Power Rangers.

    • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      I don't know if you've seen the final episode of Aldnoah.Zero, but when you decide to do your review, keep this in mind. I'll spoiler block it, so only watch it after you watch the episode.

      Inaho essentially became Big Boss. As in Big Boss from the Metal Gear series. And now, everything makes sense.

      • RedUnit10

        2 years ago

        That would have been too story book, I think it's nice that Inko gets a shot at Inaho.

        Indeed. Poor fool, prison for life thanks to the princesses final plea.

      • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Oh, well, the whole thing with Big Boss was that he was the instigator of every single even that happened in the Metal Gear series. He was also a tough as nails soldier and made clones of himself, who went on to also cause the world to go nuts.

        Yeah, I'm okay on the ending, though I wished Inaho and the Princess did hook up (and there may be a chance for that), but at least it was a conclusion.

        And thus, the epic trainwreck that was Slaine's life has finally come to an end.

      • RedUnit10

        2 years ago

        I never got into Metal gear, so I have no clue what you're talking about.

        I did just watch the final episode though, and I guess I'm ok with that ending. Inaho is available for that girl who likes him, the princess married a nice guy, Slaine isn't dead but he is in prison like Magneto. Kind of wish he had got away with the fake princess, they made a nice evil couple.

        Post edited 3/28/15 9:29PM

    • HOWtwoROCK

      2 years ago

      www.siliconera.com/2015/03/13/learn-how-to-get-a...

      • HOWtwoROCK

        2 years ago

        Maybe they can make a 2 player mode. I'll let them know

      • RedUnit10

        2 years ago

        Seen that one, not interested. It's all about playing the yandere, I'm not into that. I'm only into being the guy who is on the receiving end of the yandere's attention.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      2 years ago

      www.siliconera.com/2015/02/05/but-i-love-you-is-a-horrific-take-on-dating-sims/

      where the default love can be yandere love perfect for you

    • HOWtwoROCK

      2 years ago

      hey remember when you said they would only bring over part 3 of jojo? We recently they said that jojo part 1 and 2 are getting localazations as well. BOOM! I told ya so

      • HOWtwoROCK

        2 years ago

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      • RedUnit10

        2 years ago

        I already said that a three part manga has gotten over here, that's not impressive.

      • HOWtwoROCK

        2 years ago

        AND ITS IN COLOR!

    • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

      2 years ago

      Hmm, have you started reading UQ Holder yet? I've been going through my new physical copy of volume 3, and I'd forgotten that in a flashback Negi, Eva, Alberio, Zazie, Fate, Mana, and Chachamaru are seen leading an attack on the Mage of Beginnings 20 years ago (Negi's mastered Magia Erebea, and looks almost full demon except for his face). The Mage of Beginnings should have been possessing Nagi at the time, so it's looking like there's a good chance we'll be able to see that fight somewhere down the line after all once they revisit this plot point. I'm excited all over again :D

      • RedUnit10

        2 years ago

        Yeah, but he's left KurÅmaru's gender up in the air because he's more then likely going to pick the gender based on who the masses prefer. Male or female.

        Even his 13 year old form is more pretty boy to me.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        Ken doesn't seem to have any qualms about playing the gay card this time around, though.

        Only because he spends more time in the older body. He was roboticized at 13, remember.

      • RedUnit10

        2 years ago

        Oh come on, we all know KurÅmaru is going to end up being a girl so she can take the D.

        And Ikkuu doesn't really come off as a trap, he's more of a pretty boy.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        We've got a trap, a true trap, and a robo-trap. What more do you want?

      • RedUnit10

        2 years ago

        It's alright, but he doesn't have the trap harem really. Though I could totally see Santa being a bottom.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        Oh, you hadn't said anything. I take it that means you aren't terribly invested?

      • RedUnit10

        2 years ago

        Yes I've read the entire thing up to the latest chapter, I remember seeing that.

    • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Just curious, but have you been watching any of the new stuff, like Aldnoah.Zero?

      If so, how far along?

      • RedUnit10

        2 years ago

        Well what is he any good for? He sits around gawking at the princess in the beginning, then he gets beat to shit by the blond asshole, then he goes to help the princess after growing a pair but then fails the Inaho test, then gets beat up again but remains stead fast in keeping silent about the princess, then just as his captor is like "Oh, he is a good guy!" he gets killed and Slaine is taken away by the real bad guy! He has every change to kill him, and end the threat against the princess, but he goes limp just because the asshole saved his father.

        He needs to make up his fucking mind. Does he wants to save the pincesss, or does he want to align himself with the majority faction in killing her.

      • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        You and quite a few people agree with that.

      • RedUnit10

        2 years ago

        Whatever the case, Slaine needs to die. He served no purpose in this season other then to be a pain in the ass, and next season I think it will be exactly the same.

      • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Actually, if you rewatch the episode, you can see that the bullet only glazed her head. It didn't look like it penetrated. At least, what's what I could see.

        As for Slaine, I don't think he's ever thought out anything clearly, but I can't help but think that he heard the Princess show concern for Inaho and that was a big issue for him.

        Not excusing his actions or justifying them, just giving thought as to why he would do something so incredibly stupid.

      • RedUnit10

        2 years ago

        Agsin, I don;t think it's his fault. Saline never came across as a friend. He saved the man who shoots the princess by tackling Inaho, and pulls a gun on Inaho who is trying to check on the princess. If they pull a "the princess is in a coma or lost her memory due to the bullet" shit, I don't know if I can stand to watch it.

      • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Not like Inaho was helping matters, either.

      • RedUnit10

        2 years ago

        I stopped feeling bad for Slaine when he didn't give Inaho a straight answer on friend or foe, he failed. He thinks the princess is on his side, but she fell for Inaho by the time he finally pulled his head out of his ass. And what does he do? He saves the man trying to kill her! And then she gets shot in the head by the very same man! I will not be satisfied unless Slaine is killed next season.

      • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Yeah, and up until that moment, I felt bad for Slaine because it seemed like the universe was out to get him.

      • RedUnit10

        2 years ago

        Well, I think they may or may not have killed both the princess and Inaho . Slaine is a fucking pussy, through and through. And more then likely, he'll be a main antagonist in the second season.

      • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Right. I forget about that sometimes.

        I know you'll probably talk about it on the show, but what did you think of Episode 12?

      • RedUnit10

        2 years ago

        Done with Aldnoah.Zero, finished it today. I'm on an anime podcast, I have to keep up with seasonal anime.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      2 years ago

      always thinking of my internet friendswww.youtube.com/watch?v=8LN4Op27RVw" target="_blank"> www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LN4Op27RVw

    • ConanEdogawa FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold All of 'em Anubis

      2 years ago

      happy birthmas.

    • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

      2 years ago

      Hey. Hey. Hey hey.

      Hey.

      Listen.

      Mega Lopunny.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

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      • RedUnit10

        2 years ago

        I just never pay attention to it, it all sounds the same to me in the end.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        You can't have anime without music. Educate yourself.

      • RedUnit10

        2 years ago

        Yeah, even in anime it's not even a factor for me.

        Well, I'd just watch those cut scene movies. If I even want to.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        I love music. It's very important to me in a game, anime, or anything, really. In fact, several of the type of games I enjoy demand high-quality music, like horror games or epics.

        But you haven't seen everything in between. And I do recommend you watch a playthrough of Wars at some point. The story's pretty good, and as I said the cutscenes were nice too. I'm just not very into RTS games.

      • RedUnit10

        2 years ago

        Of all the things in a video games, music comes in last place for me.

        Well, if I have a reason I can be compelled to play again. But just to experience the Halo Campaign, I'm not interested. I've seen the end of Halo 4, I know all I need to.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        I liked the stealthy part. There's nothing quite like sneaking up behind a group of partolling Grunts lead by a Brute and bashing each one's head in from behind, four neat and tidy kills that saves you a HELL of a lot of trouble on Legendary. Firefights = bad.
        Plus I think the music in it is the best in the series. The ambiance it gives is fantastic. And I think it gave us a pistol with a scope for the first time since CE.

        That's too bad. If I ever get XBL, I was hoping to get everyone together for a few games.

      • RedUnit10

        2 years ago

        I didn't really like ODST, too stealth and lurking in the shadows if you ask me. Also, traversing the city is fucking difficult at times. I din't know if I'll ever get back into the Halo franchise, which I kind of find sad, since that's the game that really got me into the whole community here.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        ODST is my favourite, personally. Wars is meh, except for the cutscenes.

      • RedUnit10

        2 years ago

        Never played past Halo Reach, ODST, or Halo 3. I wanted to try Halo Wars, since I loved StarCraft at one time, but I think it'd be too much like Command and Conquer which I suck at. Strange about that, I use to be a master commander on the N64 C&C.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        I loved that pistol. All since then have sucked, though the Halo 4 one isn't too bad. Wish it had more rounds in the clip, though.

      • RedUnit10

        2 years ago

        No shit it's OP. Of course, I still love being a Camping Sniper Bitch.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        Once you've played the game and know where things are generally, they're easy enough to take down. Pistol is OP.

      • RedUnit10

        2 years ago

        I bet you will. Those fuckers are inconspicuous as hell, and all the sudden there a fucking rocket blasting its way toward you; and that's if you even notice the thing before it fires one off.

        Everything else is just a distraction.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        ...I'll allow it.

      • RedUnit10

        2 years ago

        Well, that's what I'm talking about. The flood with rocket launchers.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        If you die on Easy, it's safe to say you're bad at video games. Not even my brother dies on easy, and that's saying something. Hell, even on normal the only things that warrant death are explosives.

      • RedUnit10

        2 years ago

        Hey, even twigs have sharp pointy ends. Let's say for example a game like Halo. You can play play on easy, or play on legendary. Even on easy I still die, though it's only ever during the flood stages. But still, I die on easy. I'm not bad at video games, I'm just not good enough that I can avoid all but the most dangerous of enemy fire.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        I love good writing as much as the next guy, but when my enemies snap like twigs before my unstoppable onslaught I lose interest very quickly, regardless of the story. If there's no way to lose, you aren't playing a game - you're reading a book. RPGs are not books, nor should they ever be.

      • RedUnit10

        2 years ago

        Hehehe. I do, just not in the same way you do.

        I love witty dialogue, intriguing story, and detailed plot. I like being offered many choices, especially when it comes to RPGs. I really like it when a game let's me form relationships within the game, relationships that can effect the very game I am playing. I like it when a game gives me rewards for going out of my way to collect a bunch of knickknacks, and not just achievements but in-game loot and goods. And I really love it when I can spend ten hours designing my character just the way I want, from their facial features to their outfit.

        I hate it when a game forces me to replay a section of it because the mechanics are difficult to master, or you can easily miss something rather important to the game's overall ending. I also find no point in play a game on a more difficult setting, unless, the game offers incentives. Special gear and equipment, extra gold and xp, unique items, hidden outfits, and so on and so forth. An achievement however is not worth my time, and I will not for instance, play all the way through Fallout: NV on the survival mode just to earn the blasted achievement for doing so.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        ...Why don't you enjoy video games?

      • RedUnit10

        2 years ago

        That's twenty minutes I'll save by playing casual.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        Not the whole game, you fool, just the level you're on. Lose twenty minutes of progress, tops.

      • RedUnit10

        2 years ago

        Ugh, starting the game over is not for me.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        Well, I've been a Fire Emblem fan for years, so I'm used to how the games were before Awakening decided to add Casual. Unless you were hardcore and wanted to live with the loss, you reset the game when a character dies and start the stage over to keep him/her. You tend to get very attached to them that way.

      • RedUnit10

        2 years ago

        I felt for all the Dragon Age and Mass Effect character's when they got killed, yet when the threats where all felt with they got back up and I still felt for them.

        Same for the characters in Record of Agarest War. They died on the battle field, speaking their final words, but I could always revive them at a town. And I still had feels.

        Maybe we are just hardwired differently.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        But how can you possibly feel anything for your characters if they don't die when they're killed?

      • RedUnit10

        2 years ago

        :D I don't play for challenge, I play for plot and story.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        PUSSYFIST!

      • RedUnit10

        2 years ago

        I wouldn't have made that connection unless you had told me.

        Hmm, lots of pointers. So casual it is!

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        Thought you might like that. Also note the ripped pantyhose.

        As for Fire Emblem:
        - Normal mode is piss easy. Play on Hard for your first playthrough for a decent challenge. I still found it relatively easy.
        - Casual mode makes you the pussiest of pussies. Real Fire Emblem fans restart the level when one of their units die (or carry on). Play on Classic.
        - If you're thinking about marrying one of Chrom's potential options, do so before chapter 11. He can and WILL NTR you.
        - Tharja is a just creepy stalker, but her daughter Noire is both meek and batshit crazy. It makes sense in context. But she also has exhibited minor yandere tendencies in one of her supports I put her through. Don't know how she reacts with the Avatar, though. Either way, you've got some options over who to waifu. Of course, it doesn't have to be them, either.
        - Consider the DLC. Some of it is really handy for grinding, some of it gives you goodies like weapons and skills, and some of it gives you rewarding conversations. All good for learning more about the characters.
        - Cordelia is best girl, Severa is best daughter. This is irrefutable.
        - Don't worry too much about marrying units together for stats. Just get Galeforce on as many units as possible within the pairings you like. Or don't, it's your first playthrough so whatever.

      • RedUnit10

        2 years ago

        *gasp* She- she has braids…

        Maybe next generation of games, oh, speaking of which, I got that Fire Emblem game you told me about. Haven't even started it yet, but do you have any tips that I should know about before I start?

    • ConanEdogawa FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold All of 'em Anubis

      2 years ago

      good news. we may yet see Tsumugi. there's already a confirmed season 2 for Sidonia.

      • ConanEdogawa FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold All of 'em Anubis

        2 years ago

        ooooh, sweet.

      • RedUnit10

        2 years ago

        I already knew.
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        She is at the end of this season.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      2 years ago

      sharkrobot.com/products/yandere This is soo for you

    • ConanEdogawa FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold All of 'em Anubis

      3 years ago

      I'm amused to say I randomly happened across your comment on the last episode of Mahou Sensou on FFF's page.

      • ConanEdogawa FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold All of 'em Anubis

        3 years ago

        huh.

      • RedUnit10

        3 years ago

        It was pretty meh the whole series, till the end where as my comment states TIME PARADOX! and the series ends on a very unfinished note. However as I have been informed, there is not enough material to make a second season for some time to come.

      • ConanEdogawa FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold All of 'em Anubis

        3 years ago

        lol.

        I actually have all of the show downloaded, but haven't gotten around to watching any of it since episode 5. is it any good overall?

      • RedUnit10

        3 years ago

        My reach is far and wide on the internet.

    • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

      3 years ago

      www.siliconera.com/2014/02/02/beauties-yandere-h...

    • ConanEdogawa FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold All of 'em Anubis

      3 years ago

      happy birthmas.

    • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

      3 years ago

      Yanderelivery.

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    • ConanEdogawa FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold All of 'em Anubis

      3 years ago

      are you watching Blood Lad by any chance? I haven't been able to find it, and Darkfire's said it's bad, so I figure I may as well wait for a review from you.

    • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

      3 years ago

      Will you still say you don't want to watch Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyo when I mention that, as of episode 4, there's a yandere? Rather, a hardcore yandere imouto?

      • RedUnit10

        3 years ago

        Yeah, thats good and all but I'm still not interested.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        3 years ago

        Aww, shame. I've never seen one quite this batshit before.

      • RedUnit10

        3 years ago

        Nope, she can be yandere all she wants; if its for a dog or a girl I don't care one lick.

    • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

      3 years ago

      Hey, I was right! Kenji IS a douche!

      • RedUnit10

        3 years ago

        Enjoy.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        3 years ago

        I'm not done yet. Just made out on the rooftop for the first time, moved to the next act, got a book I've already read IRL thrown at me by Mutou, then paused to eat supper and watch the latest Let's Play. I'm about to get back to it.

      • RedUnit10

        3 years ago

        How far did you get with her?

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        3 years ago

        Yep. Infectiously cheerful, but not hyper like Misha. Also snarky and playful, a nice friendly rival, just my type. Funny how I went that way even without meaning to.
        Especially when I thought I wouldn't be getting into this.

      • RedUnit10

        3 years ago

        The energetic bouncy type? Good luck with that.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        3 years ago

        I didn't get on Lilly's route like I wanted. Instead I stumbled (no pun intended) onto Emi's route. Which I'm totally okay with, surprisingly. My favourite type of personality.

      • RedUnit10

        3 years ago

        Ooo, him. I just though he was a bit of a loon, not a douchbag. In (I think) Lilly's route he takes off his glasses and you see a different side of him.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        3 years ago

        Katawa's Kenji. The only Kenji we spoke about recently.

      • RedUnit10

        3 years ago

        Who?

    • ConanEdogawa FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold All of 'em Anubis

      3 years ago

      I forget. did you ever review this anime?

      I'm watching it now, and I really like it.

      • ConanEdogawa FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold All of 'em Anubis

        3 years ago

        ah. cool.

      • RedUnit10

        3 years ago

        I watched it for sure, hold on a second. Yep, here.

    • Korrin

      4 years ago

      Thanks for adding me as a friend. :D

    • Dybia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBmgLt0yB9k

      I know you're against all things dub, but this actually seems alright.

    • CielEmiya

      4 years ago

      Chess is not a sport, you loser! AHAHA.wav

    • Dybia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Yeah, review or not it's definitely worth the watch.

    • Dybia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      vimeo.com/58179094#at=0

      It isn't anime, but you might be able to make a short review out of this. It's really good. Epic high fives.

    • Dybia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=VveDEDsxSl0

      Surprised they're actually dubbing it. It sounds okay too.

    • ozean717

      4 years ago

      Friend request received and accepted. Hello new friend :)

    • Dybia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Next time you review a bad game it feels like this would be appropriate.

      z.mhcdn.net/store/manga/1924/19-215.0/com...

    • Dybia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou really doesn't like going long without introducing a new girl does it?

    • Dybia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Basically she has really long uncuttable hair and is basically locked away from the world, and he holds a pair of scissors that just happen to be an artifact from an ancestor of his who was a serial killer that used the scissors to kill a lot of people. The scissors happen to be able to cut anything, and he also happens to have a fetish for cutting other people's hair. More people come onto the scene with their killing tools, one of the first being a girl with a needle that had been used to inject a lot of people with cyanide or something. The main character does have his cool moments fighting the other people with killing tools to protect the girl.

      www.mangahere.com/manga/dansai_bunri_no_crime_e...

    • Dybia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-wg9dM8adQ

      Seem like something you'd get into next year?

      • Dybia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        This year I mean. New year hasn't sunk in I guess.

    • Unholy_Crab1

      4 years ago

      Combination of heavy schoolwork, lack of interest in RVB, and personal problems.

    • Dybia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Sure. After the last time I sent you a request a long ways back, I guess I just forgot to try again since I had you on watch.

    • Dybia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Eh, they'll probably do gory discretion shots for the particularly brutal deaths so they won't get complaints about airing it on TV. That or censor it like the new cgi Berserk thing.

    • Dybia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKzmOh4SuBc

      This might just grab your attention. It's just a trailer, but it says a lot about how good the series will be.

    • Dybia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Eh, throw enough darts and I might hit the board eventually with something.

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