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I played the RE2 demo. Didn't beat it, but it seems to be that good blend of survival horror that I like. The new police station combined with threatening zombies really sells it. Probably gonna beat 7 before getting it though.

 
 
 

Happy birthday, Wes! You'll always be a level 100 Tacomancer in my heart. May your harvests be plentiful and your loins remain lubricated.

 
 
 

2003 came over for a visit. After the mandatory introductory kickflips and rap number, I was told that this is 9/10 experience by the people behind Soul Reaver. Colour me intrigued. And filled to the brim with doubt.


 
 
 

1bitHeart is strange. It starts as a kooky visual novel about a shut-in wanting to make friends, but then turns into a bit of a mystery game with Ace Attorney elements. I'm hoping it develops further once I get deeper into it.


 
 
 

That's Tales of Eternia beaten for the second time! I was worried that I had just convinced myself that it's better than it actually is after playing the 2 previous games. But no, it refined everything that came before it into something truly special.


 
 
 

My laptop is back from its hospital stay and seems to be recovering well from its case transplant. This pleases me immensely. I just hope this repair job will last longer than a month.


 
 
 

Turns out that the last disc in the game of Higher Education is the worst. I've sacrificed much to come this far, and come hell or obscure segmentation faults, I'm getting that diploma!

 
 
 

I don't think there's a better way to sell someone on the Ys series than this video. Just skip around randomly and see what cool music and dope fights you can find.



 
 
 

Turns out that Tales of Eternia is even better than I remembered, since I had missed that Farah has a Dragon Uppercut move first time through. That's rad.


 
 
 

After 4-5 years of service, I finally replaced my Nexus 5 for a Motorola G6. The thing's spiffy, so now my photos aren't garbage anymore! Here's part of my Black Friday haul. And Crash Twinsanity.


 
 
 

Turns out Neo Sweden is a thing in G Gundam. It's a sailor scout with Zero hair that goes into a berserk mode and is piloted by someone named Allenby Beardsly. Anime was a mistake. Gundam, doubly so.


 
 
 

Traveller In Playtime – Asterix & Obelix XXL 2

Asterix & Obelix XXL 2 is a beat 'em up with platformer elements originally developed by Étranges Libellules and published by Atari for PC, PSP, DS and PS2 in 2006. It somehow got a remaster handled by Osome Studio and publi...

 
 
 
 

I also beat Tales of Destiny today! It's good enough, but I can see why people rarely bring it up. It's missing something to make it memorable. And I'm not talking about the cut sketches. Onwards, to the next one!

 
 
 

I beat Automata. Wasn't as affecting as I'd hoped, but it has its moments. It certainly has some nice layers to it. A shame the combat is so braindead. Pretty sure Drakengard 3 had better combos. But hey, at least the performance wasn't horrific.

 
 
 

I'm halfway through branch B in Automata. It's so nice to to play a good Yoko Taro game. It still has some bullshit, but it's not offensive at least. Too bad that he's sort of predictable by now, much like Miyazaki in Dark Souls 3. No spoilers, please.


 
 
 

So Here I Sit, Without A GOTY For 2018

It's been a busy year in the world of gaming. Night in the Woods made people sad, Shadow of the Colossus came out again, Metal Gear Survive was a thing, Valkyria Chronicles 2: For Realsies This Time came out, Ys 8 shat itself on PC, Be...

 
 
 
 

This year was also a game-filled Christmas! I got the Asterix remaster, VA-11 Hall-A, Vodoo Vince, Hollow Knight and a preorder for Kingdom Hearts 3. Thanks everyone, make sure not to stuff yourselves to death with Christmas food!




 
 
 

Traveller In Playtime – Parasite Eve

Parasite Eve is an action RPG developed and published by Square on the Playstation in 1998. The game serves as a sequel to the book of the same name, but stars a new lead in the form of New York police officer Aya Brea. She survives a ...

 
 
 
 

Christmas dinner today. Gonna starve myself a bit so that I may conquer it.


 
 
 
 

Traveller in Playtime – Dex

Dex is a 2d action RPG with heavy Immersive Sim influences developed and published by Dreadlocks Ltd in 2015 for PC. It recieved follow-up releases on PS4, XONE and Vita in 2016. It's a Cyber Punk story about the titular heroine who ge...

 
 
 
 

Have some stupidly happy tunes.



 
 
 
 

Traveller In Playtime - Hyper Light Drifter

Hyper Light Drifter is a top-down 2D action game with slight Metroidvania elements developed by Heart Machine and published by Playism in 2016 for PC, PS4 and XONE. It also recieved a Switch port in 2018. As the titular drifter, the pl...

 
 
 
 


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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