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It hit me that the Blood Gems in Bloodborne is just the Materia system from FF7, only grindier, more obfuscated and all-around shittier. For shame, From Soft, ripping off an equipment system isn't hard.


 
 
 

Turns out I didn't make a mistake backing up my saves from our old PS3. Dark Souls 2 saves are system-bound. RIP to my Dex dual-wielding edgelord PVP character from 2015. May his successor on PC endure the ages. At least I got these back.


 
 
 

Wow, FF7 just lets you get Big Guard and White Wind this early and without much hassle. I am naturally cheating to do so because getting enemy skills the legit way is mind-numbingly tedious. Did they ever do Blue Magic in a sane, balanced and fun way?


 
 
 

The Reunion mod continues to do its thing. I wonder how hard it would have been to use the battle models everywhere in the PS1 version. Looks so good.


 
 
 

Immersive Sims Are My (Rare) Jam

As has been thoroughly documented across the ages, video game genres are a horrible mess of senseless nomenclature, conflicting ideals, traditions kept well past their best-by date and just straight-up laziness. And to make matters wor...

 
 
 
 

Ever wanted to go from 0 to 99 insight in 24 minutes and 38 seconds using Super Mario 64? Then I've got you covered. Now excuse me while I AAAAAAGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHGG!!!!



 
 
 

The process of overwriting the memories of my failed playthrough of FF7 with this new one has been interesting. The modded translation, backgrounds and character models really puts it in the best possible light while retaining the charm.


 
 
 

In lieu of giving Ubisoft money for a Far Cry game, I played Homefront: The Revolution instead. It was sort of neat, but its rough dev cycles shows. But beyond that, the story was so boring. Should have had aliens. And memorable characters.


 
 
 

It took some testing (the mods only work on Windows 10), but I finally got the PC port of FF7 into decent shape. I went with a combination of Reunion and Remako, which retranslates everything, changes the models, upscales the backgrounds and more.


 
 
 

I got a mail about Aviary Attorney being on sale just as my friend finished streaming Ace Attorney Investigations for the week. Must be a sign. A bird-like and befeathered sign filled with bad puns. Imma buy it.


 
 
 

Video games, you get an F. Please meet with me after class so we can discuss what you've done.



 
 
 

Finally, news on the new Sonic game.



 
 
 

Pharaph Rebirth, the first game I played from my summer sale haul turned out to be a winner. Its Metroidvania aspects are a bit understated, but the spritework is excellent and it's all around good platforming fun. Really good for its price.


 
 
 

I beat the GBA Golden Sun games just before the 20th anniversary. The games wobbled between being good and being mediocre. The puzzles are good, but the characters bleed together and the story is full of side tangents. A remake would do them well.


 
 
 
 
 

I know Survival Mode in Remnant: From the Ashes is supposed to be a bit mean, but did they really have make acts of god a part of it? Lightning blew out the power in my co-op partner's town mid-bossfight! Chalice Dungeons aren't this bullshit!

 
 
 

Thanks to my friend's streaming, I got to enjoy Trails to Azure again, this time with the Geofront translation, which was great. The game really jumped to the top of my favourites when I played it last year. Shitpost semi-related.


 
 
 

Always an adventure to wake up to a frontpaged blog. Thanks, Jordan. Guess I should keep churning out discussion blogs until I'm out of ideas. Already got 2 blogs frontpaged this year, maybe I can manage another.


 
 
 

All right, here's to 4 more years of rumormongering. Maybe the Switch 2 comes with a built-in juice mixer.


 
 
 

Kuze's actor is playing Yakuza 0. THAT'S RAD!



 
 
 

Here's my haul (plus RE2make & Crystar, which were early birthday presents). I haven't splurged on the sale for a while, but I've made such a huge dent in my backlog that it felt justifiable. Even with all these, it has still shrunk by 12 games this year.


 
 
 

Traveller In Playtime - Prey (2017)

Prey (2017) is an Immersive Sim developed by Arkane Studios and published by Bethesda in 2017 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The player takes control of Morgan Yu, one of the executives of the interstellar corporation Transtar, who finds the...

 
 
 
 

The latest anime that has caught my eye inbetween all the trash is Release The Spyce. I didn't think a moe spy show about drugs would be this enjoyable, but it's consistently funny and has a good cast. Also, this OP slaps.



 
 
 

It's so warm (28C/82F, but hush, I'm a winter person) that I can't even entertain the thought of gaming without fear of drenching my controllers in sweat. So I've just been alternating between blogging and writing cover letters all day.


 
 
 

I got rejected by that company that my teacher is in. Cited reason being that I didn't seem "driven" enough to really develop the new office. Apparently talking about my now gone post-school burnout was a factor. I'm too honest for this bullshit.


 
 


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 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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