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On Final Fantasy and Lost Empathy -- ACT II

I don’t want to risk slotting into the hole of “the Final Fantasy guy”, because that’s a hard hole to escape from.  Also, I’m seriously not equipped for it; I haven’t even played half of the main games in the franchise, a...

 
 
 
 

Beyond: Two Souls: An Enemy’s Stand

Here’s a question that won’t make anyone’s bile well up in their throat: how much do you like David Cage and his company, Quantic Dream? I never really had a problem with him, at least originally.  But then I tried the Beyon...

 
 
 
 

Waifu Wars: Loyalty-Tier

So Destructoid is kinda-sorta in the middle of a waifu war or something -- which is news to me, because I was under the impression that waifu wars never end.  Then again, I wouldn’t really know; I’ve never exactly been an active ...

 
 
 
 

Why I Love Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (FINALE)

So the other day, Platinum Games announced that this year would mark its tenth anniversary.  Hard to believe that they’ve been around for that long, but they’ve got the games to prove it -- and some sick-ass art to boot.  Wi...

 
 
 
 

Why I Love Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Part 2)

So I have a question: how long are we going to hate Konami? Don’t get me wrong.  I’m not trying to play devil’s advocate here; the stuff Konami has pulled over the past year -- at a bare minimum -- has earned them every last...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Bloodborne: Rise of Blackules

I’m an idiot. That should be blatantly obvious by now, because collectively I’ve blown about a hundred hours on the modern-day Final Fantasy games, and cleared one of its latest entries before I even touched Bloodborne. ...

 
 
 
 

So after accidentally hiding my latest post for the past 20-ish hours, I've decided that I need to start using this quickpost feature. It'll probably save me some frustration in the long run. Sooooo, hey everybody! I'm writing something short for once!

 
 
 

In Search of Majestic Games

I’ve been thinking about Until Dawn recently, even though it’s been a few months since I finished it.  Part of the blame is on the recently announced VR installment, Rush of Blood.  I don’t know what to make of that, becau...

 
 
 
 

So Who is Cloud Strife, Really?

Full disclosure: I didn’t see the recent Nintendo Direct live, so I heard about the biggest headline indirectly thanks to my brother and his phone. He had me guess who the new Smash Bros. character was, and my first (and only) guess was ...

 
 
 
 

Let's discuss Devil May Cry 4 (Finale).

Hey, welcome back. How’s it going? Boy, do I hate DmC: Devil May Cry.Welp, that’s a good way to start off -- with everyone’s jimmies sufficiently rustled.If you’re just joining me here, then let me offer up a quick summary (and of...

 
 
 
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Let's discuss Devil May Cry 4

[What happens when you play Devil May Cry 4 in close proximity to watching WWE? You begin drawing allusions from one of the world's greatest demon hunters, John Cena! When it comes to Nero and Dante, it's all about hustle, loyalty, and resp...

 
 
 

Dreams Don’t Die (AKA Voltech the Sellout)

I want to start this post by saying that -- obviously -- there’s more stuff from me coming down the proverbial pipeline. Last week I finally got around to tossing up the first of three posts on Devil May Cry 4, and to say it (the trio ov...

 
 
 
 

Let's discuss Devil May Cry 4 (Part 1).

So who's better, Dante or Nero?Don’t answer that yet. I’ll get back to it…eventually. But for now, let’s move on to something else.For the record: pretty much everything you’re going to read from me about this game is going to b...

 
 
 
 

Who Do You Want to Play As?

So a few months after everyone else plowed through it, I (finally) started playing The Witcher 3 -- and believe it or not, I actually like it. I like the exploration, I like the combat, I suspect I have the potential to develop a Gwent add...

 
 
 
 

DmC: Devil May Cry (feat. Kamen Rider Kiva)

Even though I haven’t played the previous game, there was something about Rise of the Tomb Raider that caught my interest. The announcement trailer showed off a Lara Croft in therapy -- which makes sense, given what she went through. I...

 
 
 
 

No Notion of Good or Bad

I’m one of those strange and possibly terrible people who thinks that The Simpsons is still funny.  In my defense, I don’t think it’s laugh-out-loud or roll-on-the-floor funny, but for me the show has never been that...

 
 
 
 

Street Fighter V: Headcanon Edition

Not to play armchair tactician, but there’s a part of me that feels like it’s wrong for Daigo “The Beast” Umehara to play anyone but Ryu.  I’m not about to go doubting his skills or anything -- even if he...

 
 
 
 

Splatoon is secretly brilliant.

I wonder how much of Splatoon’s success comes from the proliferation of memes.  I mean, it’s been a top image gallery over on Know Your Meme for months now, and the phrase “you’re a kid now, you’re a squi...

 
 
 
 

On The Witcher 3 and Intelligent Games

“The world doesn’t need a hero.  It needs a professional." You can’t begin to imagine how much that tagline irritates me.  Is it true?  Maybe.  But just hearing it makes me cringe -- like it smacks of ...

 
 
 
 
 
 

On Final Fantasy and Lost Empathy

So does anyone here watch The Middle? I’ve seen some of it, in my quest to fill the hole left by the long-since-finished How I Met Your Mother.  I can’t say I’m in love with The Middle, and I have yet to go out ...

 
 
 
 

Bayonetta 2 is secretly brilliant.

In the first fifteen seconds of the game, you’re treated to a slow-motion shot of Bayonetta that -- of course -- pans straight down to her crotch.  Barely a minute later, you’re commandeering and piloting an angelic m...

 
 
 
 

Do We Need Final Fantasy Anymore?

But first, a preliminary question: how relevant is Final Fantasy Type-0? I admit I haven’t been looking around all that much to gauge responses, but my guess -- or maybe fear -- is that people have chosen to ignore Type-0 becaus...

 
 
 
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Top 10(ish) Cool Video Game Ladies

[Dtoid community blogger Voltech gives us a top 10 list of cool video game ladies that eschews the usual suspects in favor of some lesser known but equally deserving women. That was a very long sentence. Want to see your own writing appear ...

 
 


About Voltechone of us since 10:40 PM on 02.06.2012

Long-time gamer, aspiring writer, and frequent bearer of an afro. As an eternal optimist, I like to both look on the bright side of things and see the better parts of games; as a result, I love a game with a good story and awesome characters...and anything that lets me punch the heresy out of my enemies.

I'm a big fan of Atlus' games, and I've enjoyed my fair share of fighters and RPGs. Just...please, keep Final Fantasy XIII out of my sight. It never ends well for anyone involved.

You can check out some of my game musinga/stories/random stuff at my other blog, Cross-Up. I've also got a TV Tropes thingamajig, and a web serial novel, too. Maybe my stuff here and there will be the start of things to come. Hopefully good things, but things all the same.

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I Hraet You -- the over-the-top web serial novel...of love, maybe

 
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