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Of Dragon Age and Bunches of Jokers

So not too long ago, I did a post on Xenoblade Chronicles that took a look at its story.  That’s fine and all, but I’m wary of the fact that I didn’t really talk about the gameplay -- which, you know, is kind of...

 
 
 
 
 
 

A Blithering Post on Power and Respect

So if you’re reading this, I’m going to assume that you’ve been using the internet long enough to have heard the phrase “strong female character” -- and if you’ve been on even longer than that, then...

 
 
 
 

Why I Love Pikmin 3

This is usually the part where I go on a multi-paragraph tangent to set up “context”, but let’s not dilly-dally this time.  So, let me say this to start: SPACE IS AWESOME.  There may still be plenty of myst...

 
 
 
 

On DOA and Shortchanged Heroines

Disclaimer: all things considered, you can’t really call me a fan of the Dead or Alive franchise.  The only one I’ve ever really played is DOA4, and while I had plenty of fun with it, I’ve since moved on to&hell...

 
 
 
 

Watch Dogs (feat. Kamen Rider W)

Let me start off with a question: at what point does a topic cease to be relevant? I only ask because time and time again, it feels like I’m jumping on the train late.  By the time I come up with something substantial to sa...

 
 
 
 

Donkey Kong: The Wayward King

I’m pretty sure that at some point, I promised to do an in-depth look at this game -- which a couple of people apparently wanted, for some reason.  (Masochism, perhaps?)  I didn’t forget, of course; to make a mos...

 
 
 
 

Do We Need Assassinís Creed Anymore?

So my brother picked up a copy of Assassin’s Creed: Unity on day one, because of course he did.  And he asked me to play through it from start to finish, because of course he did.  And I played it for no more than an h...

 
 
 
 

Why Do People Love Monster Hunter?

So everyone here knows what “serendipity” means, right?  Pared down to basics, you can think of it as a synonym for “coincidence”.  In my case, though?  It tends to mean that somebody beat me to ...

 
 
 
 

Super Smash Bros.: The Final Hope

Have you ever woken up one morning and thought to yourself, “Wow!  I’ve been a fan of this ongoing franchise for the majority of my life!  Spectacular!”  Yeah.  That was me not too long ago. ...

 
 
 
 

What Are Video Games For?

Alternate post title: DURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRp. All right, let’s be real here.  I’m pretty sure that by this point, I’ve made no shortage of my opinions known.  Some of them are easy t...

 
 
 
 

So How Do You ďIdealizeĒ Female Characters?

Itís been a while since Iíve tossed a post up on Destructoid.† Letís change thatÖwith yet another ill-advised discussion on gender politics in video games!† Rejoice, sort of!† Or, alternatively, despair! † There was an article on The Esca...

 
 
 
 

Beyond: Two Souls (feat. Kamen Rider Fourze)

So you know that whole ďturn your brain offĒ mentality that people throw out sometimes?† You know -- the idea that if you just go with the flow, youíll have more fun?† I donít believe in that.† Setting aside the fact that such passive act...

 
 
 
 

Devil Survivor 2 is (still) secretly brilliant.

All right, look. †Can I be honest with you guys for a second? Sometimes I feel a little iffy about drawing comparisons to other games when Iím trying to illustrate a point. †Itís an effective method, no question, but Iím worried about po...

 
 
 
 

Devil Survivor 2 is secretly brilliant.

Don't worry, I'll explain -- as I'm wont to do. Thereís a question thatís been on my mind for a while now. †It should go without saying, but in this day and age weíre fortunate enough to be a society with full, often-instant access to me...

 
 
 
 

Ruminations on the Big Nís Blondes

Hey guys!† Want to see me whack a beehive with a hockey stick?† Then let me ask you a question: how do you feel about Zero Suit Samusí new design? † Iím going to come right out and say it: I think itís all right.† The high heels are an in...

 
 
 
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Is Senran Kagura Secretly Brilliant?

Hey, happy Valentineís Day.† Letís talk about breasts. A while back, I was on The Escapist sifting through the forums -- something I donít do all that often, unless thereís an interesting topic listed on the front page.† But as internet-...

 
 
 
 

Girly Guys and Manly Girls

Fair warning: this is probably going to be the stupidest post youíve ever read.† Or if not the stupidest, then the one thatíll draw discussion away from the topic and put me under (or on) fire.† Or if not that, then at least make you wond...

 
 
 
 

Lightning Returns: One Last Battle

I donít think Iíve had an existential crisis this bad since I watched Transformers: Dark of the Moon and legitimately wanted to bash my head against something until everything went black.† Just thought Iíd throw that out there to set the ...

 
 
 
 

Of Batman and Prequels

Once upon a time, I hoped that when Nolanís Dark Knight Trilogy came to an end, we could all shut the hell up about Batman for a while.† Not forever.† Just long enough to give the guy a rest.† Long enough for the public conscious to focus...

 
 
 
 

As Black as Lightning (Part 3 -- FINALE)

And here we are, one more time. † If for some silly reason youíre just joining me here for this FFXIII miniseries (hereís part 1, and hereís part 2), let me give you another primer.† The thrust of my argument is that Lightning Farron, lea...

 
 
 
 

As Black as Lightning (Part 2)

And here we are again.† If youíre just joining me here†(and hereís part 1 if you missed it), let me give you a primer.† In lieu of current evidence, Iím convinced that Square Enixís beloved Lightning Farron is more than what she appears ...

 
 
 
 

As Black as Lightning (Part 1)

I have a sneaking suspicion that it was (the great) Jim Sterlingís review of Final Fantasy XIII that led me to discover Destructoid one fateful day.† In a universe where eights, nines, and the occasional perfect score orbited the game lik...

 
 
 
 

How do you play Grand Theft Auto?

And the ďSilliest Post Title of the YearĒ Award goes toÖ † In all honesty, I canít think of a more appropriate title for a post.† I consider myself a gamer of some degree of -- for lack of a better term -- ďhardcore-itudeĒ, but Iíll be th...

 
 
 


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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Cross-Up -- head here for posts on games, movies, and more
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I Hraet You -- the over-the-top web serial novel...of love, maybe

 
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