RV Game Reviews: Tales of Xillia 2

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD FOR TALES OF XILLIA AND TALES OF XILLIA 2!

 

 

As some of my recent posts may have hinted at, I’ve been playing through Tales of Xillia 2.  This week, I finally finished the main story of the game, clocking in about 90 hours of playtime.  Though the game is several years old, I feel it is still worth reviewing for those who haven’t played the game yet.  Before I begin with my review, I wish to note two things.  One, this review will be comparative to the first game, as the first game bares heavy relevance to this one.  As such, there is some bias to consider in that regard.  Secondly, I want to issue the standard reminder that the points made in this review are mine alone.  If you disagree with them, that’s perfectly okay and to each his own.

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RV Show Reviews: Voltron: Legendary Defender

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD FOR VOLTRON: LEGENDARY DEFENDER!

 

While I’m a bit slow to join the fandom, I’ve finally had the opportunity to watch Voltron: Legendary Defender a few weeks ago.  While I was never a huge nerd about the Voltron series, I did enjoy the shows enough to want to watch a new iteration of it.  This is not to mention I really like DreamWorks when they aren’t making comedies.  How does the show fare, though?  Below is my review of the show.  Be forewarned there will be heavy spoiler.  Also, keep in mind these are my own opinions, so if you feel differently that’s A-okay.

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RV Game Reviews: Dream Daddy

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD FOR DREAM DADDY!

 

In the vein of trying something a bit different, today I’m going to write a review for Dream Daddy, a VN dating simulation game that came out July 20th.  Before beginning, keep in mind all the opinions in this review are mine alone.  If you disagree with the opinions, that’s awesome, and I’d love to hear it in the comments.  However, I ask that you take no personal offense to them, and know that I respect everyone involved in the project for the hard work they put in.

That being said, let’s begin.

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Why The Walking Dead: A New Frontier is a Disgrace Part 2

SPOILER WARNING: This article contains extreme spoilers for the entirety of Telltale’s The Walking Dead series.  Read at your own caution.

 

 

Welcome to Part 2 of my complaints in regards to The Walking Dead: A New Frontier.  Last week, I discussed how the character writing was subpar and also how numerous parts in the story were plot deviced to suit the twists.  Today we’re going to discuss three more shortfalls of the writing: namely the flashbacks, the predictability, and the pacing.  Please be sure to check out Part 1 if you want to catch up.

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Why The Walking Dead: A New Frontier is a Disgrace Part 1

SPOILER WARNING: This article contains extreme spoilers for the entirety of Telltale’s The Walking Dead series.  Read at your own caution.

 

 

Even though I’m a fan of Telltale’s The Walking Dead series, I hesitated for a long time to get A New Frontier.  This was due to the numerous bad reviews on Steam that criticized the game for having immensely short episodes.  However, with the 2017 Steam Summer Sale in full swing, and the game having released all the episodes, I decided it was finally time to take a swing at it.  After all, these critics were probably just being very harsh, right?

To my surprise, no.  If anything, these reviews on Steam were being overly lenient.  The game is, to me, a full on disgrace to its predecessors.

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Why Coraline is a Terrible Protagonist

Warning: Spoilers ahead for Coraline.

 

Recently, I decided to watch Coraline for the first time.  Considering I’m some eight years late, you may be able to guess that I am not particularly the type of person who watches movies often.  This is due to the fact that I am pretty picky with movies.  I’m in no way an expert on them, of course, and I’ve liked plenty of “bad” movies.  However, 90% of movies I watch don’t really do anything for me.  Sadly, this movie was no exception.  That being said, I know this is a pretty beloved movie, so please understand what I’m about to say is just my opinion.  If you love the movie, that’s fantastic, and I hope you’ll continue to support it.  For me, however, the movie had many flaws, the primary flaw being the protagonist herself.  So, without further ado, let’s jump into my analysis of why Coraline is a terribly written protagonist.

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Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns Mini-Review

Recently, I’ve been devoting all my gaming time to Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns.  The game was released February 28th, 2017, and I feel I’ve put in enough hours to give a first impressions/mini-review of the game.  Before we begin, as a forewarning, this mini-review will come from a place of comparison.  I have been playing games in the Harvest Moon/Story of Seasons franchise for 16 years; I am flat out incapable of giving an objective opinion that doesn’t factor in previous incarnations of the series.  If you want the opinion of someone who has never checked out the franchise, this is not the article for you.  (P.S. Read this Destructoid article if you’re confused about the relationship between Harvest Moon and Story of Seasons).

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Webcomic platforms – StArtFaire

A great review of StArt Faire where I serve as Writing Director~! Please check it out~!

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Today I won’t talk about an actual platform to host your comics the traditional, web way, but the traditional, old way combined with the modern joys – a online magazine! A few months ago I ran into StArt Faire, a new magazine accepting a variety of comics. So I joined, and it was a great idea! Here’s what it’s about in their own words:

StArt Faire is an online monthly comic magazine with an emphasis on fantasy themed comics appropriate for people 13 and older. It was created by an artist for other artists and fans of comics as a non profit project that aspires to unite artists in a collaborative effort to bring the concept of the Japanese comic magazine to an international and online format.
StArt Faire’s Aims: To help promote artists and their comics, to be a community that helps support each other, and to provide…

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