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'Tis the season, so I went ahead and rewatched this old Scooby-Doo movie. It holds up pretty well, since the slapstick got me laughing a fair bit. I like all the xylophones in the soundtrack too, but that might be the nostalgia talking.


 
 
 

Yakuza Kiwami 2 is treating me pretty well so far. I swear the combat, leveling and loading times are just a bit better than in 6. The first Ryuji fight was really good too. I don't think the parry has felt this good to use in any other Yakuza game.

 
 
 

That's the RE7 DLC done. I'm a bit mixed on it, but I can't knock it for how inventive it is when it comes to remixing mechanics. But I've had enough horror games for this spooktober, time to start Kiwami 2, which will be my third Yakuza game this year!


 
 
 

I got the thing, since it's bound to be fucking impossible to buy before long like Ys 8 was. Now to bury it in my backlog until I play the Crossbell games and pray that NISA has enough sense to localize the fourth game. Cat for scale.


 
 
 

RE7 beaten. I loved it! It's like a game made by joining RE1 with the Revelation games to great effect. In particular, it did the thing I wanted out of a follow-up to Revelations 2, which really sold me on it. Now, onto the DLC!


 
 
 

RE7 update for Limo: I got the Snake key and found the second boss alright. Trying to use up the last of the burner fuel on normal enemies was a bad idea. The game seems to use the same structure as RE1, only a lot more focused and effective.

 
 
 

Playing RE7 for the first time while using the DS4's headphone jack is both my best and worst decision as of late.


 
 
 

After a bit over 3 years, I am happy to announce that I've aquired my bachelor's degree in computer science and thus become the smartest person in my family as far as education is concerned!


 
 
 

Traveller In Playtime - Cold Fear

Cold Fear is a survival-horror game developed by Darkworks and published by Ubisoft for PC, PS2 and Xbox in 2005. After a Navy SEAL team gets slaughtered aboard a Russian whaling ship, coastguard Tom Hansen gets called in to investigat...

 
 
 
 

Patty in Vesperia is fucking ridiculous. I thought I understood what you can do with her, but then I set her AI to mage mode and she's just drowning the field in offensive and defensive spells. I've never seen a character be this complex in a JRPG.


 
 
 

Traveller In Playtime - Fatal Frame

Fatal Frame (AKA Zero or Project Zero) is a survival-horror game developed by Tecmo and published by them in 2001-2003 on PS2 and Xbox in Japan and in NTSC regions. The EU versions were handled by Wanadoo Edition and Microsoft Game Stu...

 
 
 
 

I dipped my toes into Fatal Frame 2 and found it both easier and harder than the first game. Ghosts deal much less damage, but they are harder to shoot properly and swarm you more. Overall it feels like a positive change.


 
 
 

Traveller In Playtime - The Suffering

The Suffering is an action-horror game developed by Surreal Software and published by Midway Games on PS2 and Xbox in 2004. In that same year, Encore and Zoo Digital Publishing published a PC port for NTSC and PAL regions respectively....

 
 
 
 

Viking: Battle for Asgard has to be the most generic game I've ever played. It's so poorly made that I can't even hate it. It's like a game developed just to be background footage in a middling TV show. I couldn't detect even a hint of ambition from it.


 
 
 

Me and some friends had a dandy ol' time streaming horror games today. I played all of Unforgiving: A Northern Hymn and my friend streamed some Silent Hill. I have only really played horror games alone before, so this was interesting.

 
 
 

Man, playing around with an ancient capture card so you can stream console games is a giant headache. I got PS2 games working for my stream though! Also, the PAL version of DMC1 is suffering when you're used to DMCV.

 
 
 

Traveller In Playtime - Siren

Siren (AKA Forbidden Siren) is a survival horror game developed by SCE Japan Studio and published by Sony on the PS2 in 2003-2004. It was later remade as Siren: Blood Curse for the PS3 in 2008 and received an upscaled port on PS4 in 20...

 
 
 
 
 

Style switching, Prop Shredder AND Lunar Phase? What's your game here, Tales of Vesperia? Do you really want to be my favorite Tales of game that bad?


 
 
 

I gave the MediEvil demo a try. They seem to have worked out the performance issues, and the new controls are pretty nice. The combat may be a bit iffy, but I'd need to play more to be sure. I'm glad that they kept the old voice acting though.


 
 
 

Who the hell put style switching in Tales of Vesperia and why did nobody tell me?


 
 
 

Traveller In Playtime - The Surge

The Surge is an action-RPG developed by Deck 13 Interactive and published by Focus Home Interactive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2017. In the face of environmental degradation, the tech company CREO sets out to reverse the damage using r...

 
 
 
 
 

I take great pleasure in Tales of Vesperia featuring a constantly pissed off Yukari Takeba as a party member. Michelle Ruff is just perfect for the role of Rita.


 
 
 

Traveller In Playtime - Darksiders 3

Darksiders 3 is an action-adventure game developed by Gunfire Games and published by THQ Nordic for PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2018. Following the apocalyptic prologue of the first game, the Horseman Fury is sent by the Charred Council to...

 
 
 


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 writing weekly 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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