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Introduction

A final warning.

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I’m more or less writing this to get rid of that stupid picture they put in here.

I’ll give you a picture, you little…

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Five Video Game Villains and How They Work

The big enemy is approaching at full throttle! According to the data, is it identified as “ARTICLE”

So, I’m feeling more like writing something positive this month. I’ve seen one too many “Top 10 WORST”s that it made me creatively miserable. That’s not what people get into media, because it’s stupid or bad. That’s the wrong attitude to go into. So instead of being like that, I’m going to right the ship and sail to bluer waters. And by that I mean the title above.

Villains are the easiest to analyze because while other characters can have their moments and become our favorites, villains are made to be complete even in the worst stories. They are fallible, capable of mistakes and if done well they might even be more memorable than the main character at times as you understand them inside and out, from beginning to end in one nice arc. Yes, along the way you understand all the other characters in the story but a villain is on the other side. You see them negatively compared to everyone else regardless of the situation and the way these characters are handled requires a more in-depth knowledge of the art forms to figure out what’s under the surface.

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Where Is My Dice Bag?: Seeing What Makes Dungeons and Dragons Fun

P.S. Monopoly is still a bad game.

Welcome to the end of the year! We made it! HOORAY!! Let’s not talk about video games this month because I have something more… interesting to talk about. And by that I mean the role playing games played with dice and math equations.


I mean, if you WANT me to dive into something like Persona 4 discourse you’re gonna have to give me monetary compensation for when someone inevitably hexes my womb barren in anger.
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Games I’ve Completed 10: I N T O T H E V O I D

Has anyone seen my games? I know I left them around somewhere…

Persona 4
There is a problem that I’m going to have giving my thoughts on this and that it’s taken me years to beat this. I blame constant hardships in my life that kept pulling me away and new things to concentrate on combined with seeing someone else beat it cleaner than I did. I used a guide the whole time and even then I screwed it all up so I didn’t even get all the party members’ social links completed, but I believe it’s not the point to get it right the first time. I’ll keep from skipping ahead. Persona 4 centers on the Grey Haired teen moving to Inaba as a result of his parents not being around. He moves in with his police officer uncle and niece to start the year at Yasogami High. But it’s not long before some murders take place and you get wrapped up in the rumor of the Midnight Channel and the world behind it all. In practice, it’s a turn based RPG split in two pieces. One is a dungeon crawler while the other is something of an after school simulator. Together, they play off one another to build a solid experience and you can play however you want. While all your party members have a set persona, or skill set, YOU can have multiple skill sets and you can get new ones from battle, or fusion. The best way to get fusion is by forging bonds with party members and random NPCs thereby strengthening them and yourself. In turn this will make Dungeons easier and they are no joke. A LARGE part of this game is some form of trial and error where you guess what spells and abilities work on what enemies and bosses and not only is reloading a must, but using your time wisely is also important if you want 100%. In fact, it’s best to play Persona 4 multiple times as you figure out how to best take on these challenges. But I’m not doing that, as I’ve already wasted years letting this rot and it’s time to move on. But that’s my problem as Persona 4 is a must have game for anyone into RPGs. I promise it doesn’t take years to beat. Pinky swear. Continue reading “Games I’ve Completed 10: I N T O T H E V O I D”

One More Pull: My Part On The Lootbox Discussion

Sometimes you gotta tackle the hard issues. Sometimes it dislocates your shoulder. You just have to live with it.

A lot is happening at this point and it’s not all good, but what isn’t depressing is either something I’ve covered fairly recently, or I have no real knowledge of. There’s Super Mario 3D World, I’ve thought of comparing Yakuza to Devil May Cry but that is pigeonholing me into “I only talk about one kind of game” and there’s… Fortune… Summoner?


And now a long form analysis on those motherf**king wasps that make you go to sleep.

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Devil May Cry 2 And Nitpicking It’s Problems

Welcome to 2003. Have a seat in that 2003 chair and don’t think about why I have a 2003 chair.

So I’ve been playing through the Devil May Cry series on my way to getting the “gud” and as I sit here in the Weenie Hut Jr. I must confess that I have the same opinion as everyone else in terms of the first two games. I love Devil May Cry 1 from the gameplay, to the atmosphere and the little tricks they throw at you from stage to stage. It can be pretty goofy but I dare you to find a Playstation 1/early Playstation 2 era game that wasn’t goofy and isn’t Metal Gear Solid. GUESS WHAT YOU CAN’T.


Looks like I win this round.
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Mario and Rabbids: Sometimes Bad Ideas Work Out… Kingdom Battle

Maybe YOU’RE the bad one. Ever thought about that?

One is messy, the other’s clean.

One is nice but the other’s mean.

One is cool and the other’s not.

One will be eaten by an ocelot!


What kind of show is this?!

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Tazy Watches Steven Universe Season 2 (3/3)

Now that the move in is finished… let’s finish off Season 2, shall we?

Episode 19: When It Rains
– Uh oh, I remember the last time it rained on this show. Also, it pours.
– PERIDOT IS STILL IN THE BATHROOM!!?
– Technically, they didn’t destroy your stuff, so much as threw them into the ocean. They’re water proof, right?
– Hi, Steven.
– Sure you’re not gonna crack, Pearl?
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– Pearl, were you gonna punch through that door? …I kinda wanna see that.
– How thin are the walls here that Peridot can hear Pearl say she’s harmless from that far away? Do Gems have super hearing?
– Stay classy, Garnet.
– Peridot continues to act like an animal and flips out over thunder.
– Does the Gem Homeworld not have weather?
– Can’t you at least retain information into your brain without your screen?
– Steven, your soup is evaporating, It’s time to take it off the stove.
– Steven. Your soup.
– He got wet fast. Also, Peridot has no reason to believe that she’ll be okay just because you are. You’re different species.
– Steven finds endless fun from running around in a circle.
– Technically, rain is always cold. So, I guess Steven would be right?
– *breathes in* Thank you.
– “I’m willing to share some information with you” “Aw, I know you used my toothbrush.” This shouldn’t make me laugh, but here we are.
– I know you trust Steven over the Gems, but all he can do is… Actually nevermind, he has like a sword and a shield now. He’s totally dependable at this point.
– Holding Steven’s hand?! I refuse! *runs back into bathroom*
– *star generates from eye*
– RIP Peridot and Steven. It takes the Gems three years to find their corpses.
– STILL HOLDING HANDS YOU DIDN’T SEE ANYTHING!!
– Actually, it doesn’t look that bad compared to last time, Steven. I guess the lighting changed.
– Now is not the time to learn about the birds and the bees. At the very least, Cartoon Network won’t allow it.
– Mom and Dad are expensive gemstones worth a lot on the gem market.
– How is that possible? Well, I’m assuming Greg had to get creative.
– Peridot has no time for Steven’s singing.
– Peridot is a wimp nerd confirmed.
– Seeing what that geogem thing was during Keeping It Together, I would really like to avoid the Cluster if I can…
– The Cluster will destroy the planet and also look like a yellow version of that thing that says “oh no” all the time.
– WHAT’S STEVEN SUPPOSED TO DO ABOUT THIS THING? SING IT TO SLEEP?!?!
– You’re going to do jack s**t from the bathroom. (Which is pretty much what anyone does in the bathroom).
– The Gem Mutants don’t look as bad as they were before. That’s good.
– I must wait until the two are out of the way before I attack. I don’t want to hurt them or anything.
– “Let’s run into this corner” “Oh no, we’re cornered!” Sounds like the editor is playing a dumb joke.
– You should have brought Lion with you, Steven. You’ve blundered again.
– Remember when I said these things weren’t disturbing anymore? I was naive.
– Here she comes at the speed of sound, Amethyst the Hedgehog.
– You need EVERYONE’S help to stop a world destroying monster. The Fantastic Four know that much.
– What’s with that look, Peridot?
– HOW DAAAAARE PERIDOT LIGHTLY SHOVE STEVEN OUT OF THE WAY!
– I have something to tell you about the Cluster- END SCENE!!

FINAL THOUGHTS: It’s an explanation episode pure and simple though they did get some characterization in there. Knowing what I do know there are things that I might be looking far too into at this point but it seems we’re centering on the Cluster plot now. We’ll see where we go from here at least. Solid episode and a good start to this plot.

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