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Happy 20th anniversary to Ratchet & Clank, you are now retro! This game and the series that followed mean so much to me, so I'm glad the series somehow still lives. If I wasn't so busy with Legacy of Kain, I might be giving it the retrospective treatment.


 
 
 

Judgment felt fresh in ways Yakuza 6 failed to. It's mired in minor issues, but the new angle, the sane mystery plot, the minigames and the dub made Kamurocho feel new again. Now to not play another RGG game for at least 8 months or I'll break down.


 
 
 
 
 

The Steam sale only got me to pick up a copy of Madness Returns for cheap since I missed my window of purchase while it was gone. GOG's on the other hand got me to buy all of this shit for next to nothing, putting my backlog quest in danger.


 
 
 

With Netflix threatening to undermine their business by cracking down on password sharing, I've focused on getting through The Witcher. Season 1 was really fun, this universe has so much to offer, especially since I can fill in some blanks from game 1.


 
 
 
 
 

The promised day is here! I immediately reinstalled DS2 and rotated through my PVP characters and finally gave the Moonlight Greatsword a fair shake. Getting back to playing around with the Alonne Sword, Warped Sword and dual whips was so much fun!


 
 
 

THERE REALLY ARE SPOILERS FOR RAGNAROK OUT IN THE OPEN! HAVE THESE PEOPLE NO SHAME?!


 
 
 

Spooky season is upon us, so I revisited Haunting Ground for a bit. That game is so delightfully creepy without being downright scary. They put in so many neat touches and secrets to make it replayable. I also found this goofy remix on the soundtrack.



 
 
 

MY JUDGE EYES HAVE PERCEIVED THE PERPETRATOR, OFFICER. THIS MAN RIGHT HERE FONDLED THOSE ASSES.


 
 
 

I've decided to focus on some 30 FPS games that need playing, since adjusting to and from it is such an eye strain. Turns out there are different classes of them. Judgment feels like ass, while Dead Space on PS3 looks and plays great on my OLED.

 
 
 

As my proper introductory boomer shooter, Blood went above my expectations. It's stupid hard on anything but the first two difficulties and the bosses suck shit, but all the unique spooky assets and meaty explosions make it work.


 
 
 

The friend I tricked into playing Trails is finally getting close to catching up to me. We had a lore talk today and I could actually interject with some questions I don't know inbetween all the lies, misdirects and half-truths I usually rely on. Was nice


 
 
 

The anniversary update for Kena was delightful. NG+ had fun surprises, the trials put a spotlight on the solid mechanics and they even rerendered the cutscenes at a higher framerate. Oh, and photo mode is even better. Sequel please. :)


 
 
 

The first Microsoft game I'm interested in since the original Crackdown and they got to it so late it came out on PS4. Feels good and a bit odd to own this all things considered. Here's hoping it's funny!


 
 
 

Kerrik52's LoK Retrospective #15 - Abysswalker

For those of you who forgot what was going on last time, the last little plot blurb in the manual is happy to catch you up to speed: To us the touch of water is agony; it burns our flesh like acid. My punishment was to be cast into The...

 
 
 
 

Knowing nothing about XIII except its artstyle, it was pleasant to learn that it's a more solid NOLF 2, sporting simpler levels and mechanics, though with a much less fun plot. The whole 24/Bourne thing isn't for me, especially when the ending sucks.


 
 
 

In the grand canon of FPS roguelikes I have played (this and Ziggurat), I prefer Immortal Redneck. The weapons are more unique, the rooms are more interesting and the RNG shit isn't as evil. The meta progression is a bit grindy though.


 
 
 

I've never replayed a Trails game, so speeding through Zero in 37 hours focusing on my favourite scenes and breaking bosses over my knee has been a treat. I'm pretty sure on the Crossbell games being my favourite now, they are so dense and delightful.


 
 
 

MY NEIGHBOUR STARTED DRILLING JUST AS I BOOTED UP MY PS5. I THOUGHT THE DISC DRIVE WAS EATING ITS WAY OUT OF THE CONSOLE, IT WAS SO LOUD!


 
 
 

Kerrik52's LoK Retrospective #14 - Eternal Agony

Against all odds, Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver managed to get released in 1999 on Playstation and PC, giving us one of the most iconic covers of 5th gen. It is a very simple idea for a cover, but leaning into the excellent design of th...

 
 
 
 

The final barrier, a localized physical release, has been overcome. AND IT'S IN MY HANDS! A few more months for Azure to come out and I'll be able to shill this series with newfound fervor.


 
 
 

God of War 4 defeated! The game was so good I'm ready to forgive it for not being named that due to marketing cowardice. I have minor misgivings with the loot, but damn if this thing wasn't fully featured and more. Kinda tempted by Ragnarok now.


 
 
 

I AM THE KING OF SHIT MOUNTAIN. I PROBABLY SHOULDN'T HAVE GONE UP HERE RIGHT AFTER THE CHISEL, BUT I STAND SUPERIOR. THAT WAS AN AWESOME FIGHT, BUT PLEASE FIX THE INPUT BUFFER FOR COMBOS IN THE NEXT GAME.


 
 
 

Enough is enough, rats of the skies!


 
 


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 working as an app developer.

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 about a ton of stuff, but nowadays I mostly write reviews of games with the odd disscussion blog making its way out of my brain every month. My pride and joy is my From Software retrospective, which I highly recommend as a substitute to actually struggling through their first-person games on your own.

When it come to games, I'm mostly an action, platformer, horror, Immersive Sim and JRPG fanatic, but I try to keep my gaming diet varied from time to time. Here are some games/series I love:

Souls Games
God Hand
Immersive Sims
Resident Evil 4
Tales of
Ratchet & Clank
Devil May Cry
Legacy of Kain
Spyro the Dragon
Shin Megami Tensei
Anything by Falcom
Yakuza

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

Coraline
Tintin
The Secret Life of Walter Witty
Pooh's Grand Adventure

Anime is a bite of a side-gig for me, but I'm a proud member of the Symphogear Choir.


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 with a wall of text though. I just can't help it sometimes.
 
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