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I have gazed into the ever-present abyss of cash-grabs and read the Dark Souls comics that lay therein. My hope was smashed, my eyes were violated and my inner editor was driven mad. Comic books were a mistake. And why the fuck was Garl Vinland in it!?


 
 
 
 
 

I'm thinking about aquiring a better gaming/desk chair for the sake of my posture and wrists. Anyone got a recommendation?


 
 
 

I saw my dad playing Gylt on his Stadia (yes, we still have it, pray for me) and for a second I thought he was instead playing Amy on it. That is not a mistake you want to make if you wish to have happy thoughts.


 
 
 

While taking a break from more action-heavy games to rest my hands, I popped open Finding Heaven. Just like the first game, it's a heartfelt journey that's just lovely. Neal and Eva's dynamic is aces. The ending even brought me to tears.


 
 
 

I also gave the Trials of Mana demo a shake. It's neat, kinda like a budget Dragon Quest with simplified Ys mechanics. It's cute, but not something I'm willing to spend money on for a while.

 
 
 

I feel like REmake 3 is a bit backwards. I can dodge Nemesis with ease and style on him relentlessly, but regular zombies sneak up on me constantly and are hard to dodge consistently. It's that damn grab with vague hit frames, same as in Dying Light.

 
 
 

Frolicking On the Fringes of PC Gaming

This year, it will have been 5 whole years since I finally took the step to embrace PC gaming instead of ignoring its hallowed halls of splendor in favour of being a humble console enthusiast. But me being me, I've basically treated my...

 
 
 
 

I finished season 3 of Castlevania. It was a nice continuation that served the cast well, but without confirmation of like 4 more seasons, I don't know if it was worth it to go this route. I'm curious about what game they intend to end on.

 
 
 

Temple of Osiris is also free on Steam now.


 
 
 

AnimeUk's readers' choice award for best anime of the decade is correct.


 
 
 

Having not played a Lego game in years, it was a blast to play Lego LotR and check out all the small little improvements they've made to the formula. I'm not super invested in going for 100%, but I'm considering it. A shame they're gone from Steam now.


 
 
 

Traveller In Playtime - Tales of Graces

Tales of Graces is an action-RPG developed by Namco's Tales Studio and published by Namco Bandai for the Wii in 2009 in Japan. Later the next year, it received an enhanced port on PS3, Tales of Graces f, which made its way west in 2012...

 
 
 
 

I beat PoP: Sands of Time for a second time and got reminded of the Iznogoud TV show. Yet again, I am impressed with the amount of TV I managed to consume as a child. I Should have played more video games.



 
 
 

I don't know what I expected out a sequel to Ender's Game, but it sure as hell wasn't a tale of two dozen Brazilian space Catholics studying pig men 3000 years in the future. It won me over eventually, but man would a character chart have been useful.


 
 
 

Traveller In Playtime – Patapon

Patapon is a rhythm-action RPG developed by Pyramid and published by Sony for the PSP in 2007-2008. It later received a PS4 port in 2017. Following a period of great prosperity, the Patapon tribe has suffered many losses and become opr...

 
 
 
 

I beat ICO on the HD collection and remembered that it was prototyped on the PS1! It's really neat to see that the premise and a few rooms survived the console transition while the guards got replaced by shadows. There's even a proper couch in there!



 
 
 

Ys: Oath In Felghana got a surprise update with the PSP voice acting and some arranged music! Leave it to XSEED to patch in cool things years down the line. I hope those rumored PSP-to-PC ports of theirs are trucking along as well.

 
 
 

I never thought I'd draw parallels between Tales of Xillia and Steel Ball Run, but here we are.


 
 
 

Symphogear Sunday: XV Summary

After two long years, the follow-up to Symphogear AXZ, Symphogear XV came out and ended the series after 5 seasons. Just like I did with AXZ, I posted reactions to every episode on Qtoid and now I've collected all of them in this blog ...

 
 
 
 

I thought Alvin in Tales of Xillia was played by Troy Baker, but it turns out it's actually Matt Mercer doing the voice. I'm ashamed of making that mistake, but they really do sound similar! No wonder people have used him as a back-up Troy Baker.


 
 
 

Tales of Xillia is off to a good start. The new mechanics are enat and I like the first three party members. Seems to be on the less sillier side when compared to a few of the other games. Not sure I can be bothered to replay it as Milla though.


 
 
 

I've had a blast with my PSP this week, getting TV cables, a new memory card, a backup battery and managing to recalibrate the analog stick. It really is a lovely little system and I need to write about it someday. I also made myself a nifty custom theme.


 
 
 

PoPoLoCrois was a lovely time. What it lacked in depth it made up for with charm and sprite animation quality. Probably the most newcomer-friendly JRPG I've played.


 
 
 

Traveller In Playtime – Titanfall 2

Titanfall 2 is a first-person shooter developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts for PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016. Following an attack by the IMC, Militia Rifleman Jack Cooper is forced to assume pilot duties o...

 
 
 


About Kerrik52one of us since 3:12 AM on 02.28.2016

Greetings, one and all. I'm known as Kerrik52 around these parts and I'm Swedish dude with a bachelor's degree in computer science.

I play a lot of games, even the bad ones if they have something interesting to offer. I then write about them on this site for you all to read. I've written stuff about about a lot of genres, but if you need recommendations, I suggest my From Software Retrospective and my "Let's Bitch" series about the Souls-games. At present, I am mostly writing reviews, which is a fun exercise.

I also have a little Youtube channel bearing my name that mostly contains videos related to my blogs.

I'm mostly a character action game and JRPG player, but I try to keep my gaming diet varied. Here are some games/series I love:

Souls Games
God Hand
Resident Evil 4
Tales of
Ratchet & Clank
King's Field
Devil May Cry
Legacy of Kain
Spyro the Dragon
Ys
Shin Megami Tensei
Patapon
Legend of Heroes
Yakuza
Locoroco
Ape Escape

I have a very low standard for movies, but I have some favorites. These include:

Coraline
Tintin
The Secret Life of Walter Witty
Pooh's Grand Adventure
Scott Pilgrim VS the World

The last TV shows I watched were House, Mythbusters and Fringe.

Anime on the other hand, is something I watch a decent amount of. I like:

Symphogear
Jojo
Nichijou
WIXOSS
Black Rock Shooter
Nobunagun
Airmaster
Fist of the Northstar

I don't read very much anymore, but I like Asimov and Lovecraft.

Music-wise I'm an apostle of Dio and the German power metal scene. Other favorites include:

Gamma Ray
Iron Savior
Freedom Call
Dreamtale
Axel Rudi Pell
Edguy
Avantasia

Go ahead and share a piece of your world with me and I'll pay back in kind. Don't be deterred if I answer you in a wall of text though. I just can't help it sometimes.
 
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