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I finally went back to System Shock. While it is clunky as hell, I can't deny that it's really immersive and fun. Current status:


I just took the time to blast through this old children's adventure game. Shit was so spoopy I almost died. Anyone here familiar?


For looking like a rip-off of Ty, Kao the Kangaroo 2 features a surprising amount of decent platforming. But besides that, it's extremely lackluster. It's clear to me that the genre has room for more games when even this has it's interesting ideas.


To celebrate the end of school, I decided to get the rest of the Onimusha games coupled with Dad of Boi. I swear that's the last of the PS2 games I'm interested in. I look forward to fighting the Valkyries in GoW.


It's so much easier to do stuff when you don't have school breathing down your neck!


After what must have been 14 hours of writing since last sleep I finished my research paper. I'm just gonna lie down and play God of War 2 until breakfast rolls around.


New Symphogear season airing next month!


Turns out Yakuza 6 isn't about concluding Kiryu's story at all. It's actually a clever political piece meant to ignite undying hatred for drones and roombas. A weird turn for the series to take for sure. Still not as weird as the samurai castle though.


Yakuza 6 let me beat up a Youtuber with his own selfie stick. I think we finally have undeniable proof for video games being art.


Yakuza 6 is something alright. I've hunted the hellbeasts of the sea, played baseball and punched ghosts. Good times.


I played through Unforgiving on the same day I bought it, which feels pretty satisfying. As far as first-person horror games go, it's good enough. Has some unique monsters and good pacing. Props to them for managing to make N├Ącken menacing.


Turns out I'm actually enjoying ToS: Dawn of the New World. It has its issues, but being released 5 years after its prequel comes with certain improvements to combat and presentation. If this game is trash, then you need to play more games.


Got done with Tales of Symphonia. It's my second favorite Tales game out of the 5 I've played. It really is the prototypical Tales game I thought it'd be, but it's not as amazing I'd hoped. People have overhyped it a bit. Onto the sequel, I guess...


FotN: Lost Paradise (and its awesome super boss) done! While it suffers in the story department, it was refreshing to get new mechanics in a Yakuza game. Hokuto techniques are fun and the Yakuza cast was great in the new roles. Still, no tiger punching?


Nothing like losing half a day on your phone getting couragous and wanting a system update, which then results it needing a factory reset. At least I only lost my browser tabs.


Good lord, paying back the debt in FotN: Lost Paradise is the worst. I didn't ask for this amount of realism in my anime game about punching thugs until they explode!


Science is nothing but claiming something you hope is true, finding sources that support that belief and feeling really smug when you do.


Holy shit, Lost Paradise is rad. It has a rhythm minigame where you alternate between beating up thugs and healing people! You can charge Ken's dropkick in mid-air! You can pick up the SCREAMS of people and use it as a weapon to beat other people up!


Help. I'm stuck in the Yakuza hostess management pit again and I can't see a way out. I'm gonna be stuck here for HOURS. At least Kenshiro looks good in a suit.


I love the game references in Infamous: Festival of Blood. They really pin the game to the exact time of its release. Not pictured: Ghoul of Duty: Modern Gorefare.


While perusing the PSN sale, I saw that Infamous: Festival of Blood was on sale for cheap. I've long been interested in it and now it's in a good price range. Anyone here familiar with it? Seems short, but cool.


Resonance of Fate 4K is on sale on the EU PSN store and the PC version is still garbage. Only one thing to do.


Disregarding the actual game for bit, I find it really interesting that this trailer for Dark Devotion succinctly describes the game with this level of detail. Kinda wish more games pitched themselves like this. Might be too honest for some games though.


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 think I'm pretty swell, for a Swedish dude.

I love all games, except the bad ones. I play games when possible, thinking I'll eventually break into heaven. I'm currently studying computer science.

I have written some blogs here exploring old games by From Software with more to come later. Not to mention my "salty bitching" series on the Souls-games.

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

At present, I am writing weekly reviews, which is a fun exercise.

I some games/series I love are:

Dark Souls
God Hand
Resident Evil 4
Tales of Eternia
Kingdom Hearts
Jak & Daxter
King's Field
Devil May Cry
Legacy of Kain
Shadow Hearts
Shin Megami Tensei
Legend of Heroes
Ape Escape

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

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 often. I like:

Gonna Be the Twintail
Black Rock Shooter
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
Axel Rudi Pell

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 despise unfulfilling writing and will do all it takes to make my points.