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I'm about 10 hours into Sekiro now and my hype remains somewhat muted. I'm not dying to explore the next area, but it's still engaging. Tying progression to exploration is interesting. Same goes for getting stone-walled super hard by mini-bosses.

 
 
 

It's strange. I bought Sekiro without hesitation, but I'm not hyped for it. Maybe it's because I haven't looked at any trailers outside of the reveal. Or because KH3 and DMCV spent all my hype for the year. At any rate, it should be fun.


 
 
 

This game isn't a hidden gem, but it sure was hidden and I did find it. And what I found was incredibly bizarre. It's amazing this game exists at all. I wish I had time to review it.


 
 
 

Well, that's 4 platformer series collections complete! We really don't get enough of them these days, especially ones with a decent budget.


 
 
 

The end of DMCV was so great I cried. Games of this caliber don't come often, 10/10, GotY 2019, best action game of the Heisei period. Consider my expectations exceeded with a Max-Act and my dark soul filled with light, Itsuno. You awesome, crazy bastard.


 
 
 

I set up my new PS3 Slim today and while going through my old save files, it hit me just how odd the PSN scene was close to launch. There was just so much random stuff, most of which wasn't that good. Anyone know a game more confounding than Pain?



 
 
 

Ok Itsuno, DMCV has exceeded my expectations, as was foretold. Dante's moveset and all the fanservice really won me over that extra mile. And I still have a bit to go...


 
 
 

The frustration was getting unreal, but now the time has come and so have I.


 
 
 

I finally got a hold of Klonoa 2 and I want to blame this awesome jingle for it. I played the demo a bunch and this short piece of music really stuck with me:



 
 
 

In lieu of DMCV, I played through Media Vision's run nĀ“gun game Rapid Reload. It's like a mix of Megaman X and Wild Arms. I like it, but the difficulty is all over the place, especially with the unforgiving checkpoints in certain places.


 
 
 

Since I didn't want to adventure out to the "local" Gamestop and deal with their ridiculous prices, I ordered a copy online. It didn't arrive today. I'm not as destroyed as I thought I'd be, but still.


 
 
 

Siren collection complete! Now I just have to get a hold of Evil Within 2 and some Fatal Frame games and my horror collection will be pretty respectable.


 
 
 

That's Legaia 2 done. While the mechanics are nicer and the balancing is better, the plot is really undercooked. The last two party members could be cut entirely and you'd barely notice. Not to mention that the voice acting is atrocious.


 
 
 

I think this video perfectly encapsulates why Devil May Cry 5 needed to be made. Just listen to the happiness. Can't wait for the Pat & Woolie playthrough.



 
 
 

It's been a long and painful 10 years, but in a few days, the wait for DMC5 will be over. I gotta prepare myself.



 
 
 

Nothing like shaving and buying a bunch of old games after writing an exam.


 
 
 

Gonna be efficient today. A bunny girl for yesterday and a cat girl for tomorrow. Source down below, if Disqus is feeling cooperative.


 
 
 
 

My sleep experiment went well. I felt like at least a thousand bucks this morning. Y'all should try it.


 
 
 

I'm going to bed before nine today. I damn well better wake up feeling like a million bucks tomorrow.


 
 
 

Legend of Legaia had some pacing issues, but it managed to stay interesting throughout. If anything, it's cool how much it does with so few polygons and a single disc. Still, that's only one more PS1 JRPG done, with many left. Just how many are there!?


 
 
 

While the weight of my backlog is ever present, I can't help but feel a childish sense of glee over having a pile of games to play. I Just have to allocate the time.


 
 
 

This looks so much nicer when my phone camera doesn't produce a garbled mess. More details in the comments. #shelfietoid


 
 
 

I went back to Absolver to check out the winter update and managed to have an amazing series of duels against the same guy. He trounced me at first, but then I adapted to his moves and managed to win a bit. Moments like that are why I like the game so.


 
 
 

Thank you, Shin Kamitsuno. Riding the rocket punch and kick-flipping it into Goliath has filled me with an incredible amount of motivation.


 
 


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
Spyro
Ys
Shin Megami Tensei
Resistance
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 often. I like:

Symphogear
Jojo
Gonna Be the Twintail
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 despise unfulfilling writing and will do all it takes to make my points.
 
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