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Going through Ace Attorney 1 again reminded my just how much the series styles all over other VNs. The animations add a lot, the music is great, it's consistently funny and even has gameplay. The trilogy port is such a good package.

 
 
 

Thanks to a lazy Google search I accidentally found out that Gant is a brand that sells swimming trunks. And now I can only assume that was the intended pun of the swimming-infatuated Ace Attorney character. I love this stupid series.

 
 
 

Alpha Protocol is some goofy bullshit. It exists in the middle ground between Spy Fiction and Metal Gear and it has thrown me for a loop with how cheap yet functional it feels. Micael Bell is a supporting character though, which is always nice.

 
 
 

Traveller In Playtime - Prince of Persia (2008)

Prince of Persia (2008) is an action-adventure game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC in 2008. It features a new continuity where the titular Prince (who doesn't seem to be a prince) gets l...

 
 
 
 

I accidentally made the theme of this month's reviews seventh-gen reboots without the courage to have a subtitle (so I forced the year of their release into the name) that steal stuff from Uncharted. Funny how that worked out.


 
 
 

IT'S BEEN 4000 THOUSAND YEARS, BUT IT'S FINALLY CARD GAME CHRISTMAS.



 
 
 

Having not played it in about half a decade, I'd forgotten just how good Sleeping Dogs is. Replaying it now on PC, I'm all the more disappointed with Square Enix. They just can't care for a golden goose in the west when they have one, can they?


 
 
 

That's Prince of Persia 2008 (and its epilogue) done, meaning I'm finally done playing the PoP games I wanted. Now to compose my thoughts for a review on Monday and we'll see if my take runs completely counter to ScionVyse's or not.


 
 
 

I have succesfully indoctrinated a friend of mine into Persona (and maybe SMT), Trails and now Yakuza, with Ace Attorney next on the list. I might be robbing him of all his free time for the next 5 years, but I still think I'm a good friend.


 
 
 

Traveller In Playtime – Tomb Raider (2013)

Tomb Raider (2013) is a third-person shooter action-adventure game developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix in 2013 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. It also received an enhanced port on PS4 and Xbox One in 2014, plus a port ...

 
 
 
 

CGDCT shows are good for the soul and A Place Further Than The Universe is no different. While I can't really empathize with the girls' desire to go to Antarctica (I hate traveling) the show managed to frame it in a wonderful way.


 
 
 

The Last Remnant is one hell of a failed experiment. It does some cool stuff, but it is marred by countless terrible design decisions. JRPGs often have some questionable/grindy mechanics, but not to this degree. Really made me want to replay FFXII though.


 
 
 

Man, I've shredded my backlog this year. It has officially shrunk by 24 games (now sitting at 96 total), but I've also tossed like two dozen more for just not being worth completing. Am I...am I actually gonna run out of games in 4 years?


 
 
 

Quick update on The Last Remnant: I did some half-assed grinding from Battle Rank 36 to 39, learned two spells I could barely trigger and suddenly the boss rush was no big deal. The summon spell appeared and the boss rarely used instakills.


 
 
 

Holy shit, The Last Remnant has the mother of all difficulty spikes in the midgame bossrush. Is it too much to ask that the special ability that unlocks in boss 2 should be available in boss 3 where it would be REALLY useful?


 
 
 

I've been playing The Last Remnant for the first time in 5 years. I still don't know what to make of it. It's like an offbrand sequel to FF12 with half the budget where they mixed up streamlining with obfuscating the mechanics from the player.

 
 
 

That's another year of blogging done. I wrote one last blog for the year where I looked back on what I managed to achieve in spite of all the shit that happened, so give it a read. Gonna try to up my output next year without overdoing things.

 
 
 

Traveller In Playtime 2020 Summary

The Japanese know what's up, the number 4 really is cursed. This year has been both my fourth year writing reviews on Destructoid and also my worst experience as a human being yet. And that's ignoring the general 2020 shittiness that y...

 
 
 
 

SMT: Synchronicity Prologue was some good stuff. Ladybug really knows how to make a metroidvania, no matter how short. I really need to play their Lodoss War metroidvania once it's completed.


 
 
 

SOMA was scarier than expected, given that I knew the plot. Still a really awesome experience, probably my favourite walking sim as of now. But with how rad and bleak the setting is, the explicit horror sections feel kind of needless.


 
 
 

Remember, there are a bunch of Falcom games present in the Steam Sale just waiting to bring you happiness. I'll put a spotlight on Gurumin, since I haven't seen enough people talk about it. It's super cute and reminded me a bit of Ape Escape 2&3.


 
 
 

I'm not one for movies, but I was glad to find Pooh's Grand Adventure in the bargain rack. It's one of my favourites and I still think it works as a Silent Hill movie. If you're wondering how that makes sense, give it a watch yourself.


 
 
 

It was fun listening to someone gush about New Vegas when I found it an incredibly janky experience with no engaging characters and worse-feeling combat than King's Field. I recognize its achievements, but the engine tainted it something fierce.



 
 
 

A Machine For Pigs was a borderline acceptable experience. It's short, not scary, has some ridiculous levels of prose in its writing, is weirdly horny and has next to no mechanics. But hey, I got it for free and it was kinda funny in parts.


 
 
 

Serious Sam is some dumb bullshit, but it's fun bullshit. I can only assume the devs had a vendetta against bullet drop-off, reloading and spawn limits. Could have done with a less nightmarish final level 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'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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