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Can't wait to dig into Katana Kami...what? Megaman Zero/ZX Legacy Collection out on the 25th? Well I gotta preorder...Pokemon Mystery Dungeon 2 weeks later? I mean Pokemon is a required...Doom Eternal and Animal Crossing 2 weeks after that? Well you know-


 
 
 

Just as I expected some critics are just not getting Katana Kami. The combat is solid, the music is gorgeous, and the gameplay loop is addicting. But like any Way of the Samurai or Shiren the Wanderer game, if you don't get it, you just don't get it.


 
 
 

I wrote a piece of Valentine's Day fiction for my first blog post in roughly 1 year. Give it a read if you feel like it. I just figured I should try writing something for fun again. Thesis writing can make you dislike writing. This helps counteract that.


 
 
 

Gaming Bookends: Muffy's Story

Warning: The following contains material that may be upsetting to those that have experienced sexual violence. Reader's discretion is advised. When you turn the power off the game never really ends... Client M, Session #14  ...

 
 
 
 

Playing some Way of the Samurai 3 today. This Valentine's Day we all deserve a conniving, manipulative seductress that pushes us to be our best selves and commit murderous atrocities to secure a better future for our progeny.


 
 
 

Woah. Spike-Chunsoft just announced Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story is coming west the same day as Japan for Switch, PS4 and PC. Way of the Samurai is one of my favorite series ever. Spin-off or not, for $30 you can consider it already bought.


 
 
 

Pro Tip: You can never have too many Dunsparce.


 
 
 

I've been having stupid amounts of fun with Shenmue III. It's a shame it didn't click with a lot of reviewers. The conversations between Shenhua and Ryo in her house are so hilariously passive-aggressive I couldn't stop laughing.


 
 
 

Nothing warmed my heart today more than seeing my 7 year old nephew having a blast playing Sonic the Hedgehog on my old Sega Game Gear. I couldn't tear him away from it. Just goes to show the classics really are timeless.


 
 
 

I said after joining this site I wouldn't change my avatar until a Xenosaga remake or HD Collection. With Harada's tweet the dream finally dies. While my love of Xenosaga won't allow me to abandon a Xenosaga related avatar, it may now change sometimes.


 
 
 

"The Parappa the Rapper ornaments were hung up with care, in hopes that Saint Nicholas would soon be there." Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!


 
 
 

Cannot wait to spend the entirety of my birthday today hunched over a keyboard typing out paper after paper during this finals period. Happy birthday to me. Here's to 24 more years of dead ends and disappointments. :D


 
 
 

Pathologic 2 is now out on Xbox and Gamepass. If you own both you no longer have an excuse to skip one of the best written games of the decade. Time to suffer.


 
 
 

Competitive Overwatch on Switch is one of the most frustrating things I've ever experienced. No one knows how to play their heroes and no one knows the meta. Even with voice chat everyone ignores your calls. Big oof.


 
 
 

Okay, that's it. This is the 17th (started counting after the 5th) time I've been told in VR Chat, "You have an awesome radio voice. You should do a radio show!" Mic arrives Monday. I'm making a C-Blog podcast/video thingy to test the waters.


 
 
 

I'd like to thank superthanos for the informative C-Blog on online gambling games written entirely in Indonesian. Great stuff. Seriously, these occasional bots and advert profiles on Dtoid are getting weirder and weirder.

 
 
 

The Hori Split Pad Pro is on sale for $40 on Rakuten (usually $50). If you use the code THANKS20 you can get $8 off and bring it to around $35 with free shipping. If you're like me and have been eyeing this for a while, this is a solid deal.


 
 
 

You have failed the Thanksgiving vibe check.


 
 
 

I'm actually enjoying Pokémon Shield so far, but the lack many of my favorite Pokémon is gonna sting something fierce. "The Dunsparce I've lost...The Blissy I've lost...It's like they're all still here...You feel it too, don't you!?"


 
 
 

DJ Max: Respect is on sale on PSN for $20 for PS+ members. This is literally the first time in years the game has been on sale. Usually it's $50. If you're even remotely interested in this game, pick it up. It's my favorite rhythm game of all time.


 
 
 

The Hitman 2 Expansion Pass is on sale for PS4 for the first time ever (as far as I know) until Monday. It's $16 instead of the usual $40. If you're like me and have been waiting FOREVER for a sale, don't let this pass you by!


 
 
 

My older brother is apparently having a blast with Mario Kart Tour. He's already gotten Pauline without spending a dime and says it's not too stingy to enjoy as a free-to-player. Doesn't excuse the predatory microtrans. but it's interesting to hear.


 
 
 

So I made a KORG Gadget cover of my favorite song from Art Style: Light Trax for Wiiware and Hiromichi Fujiwara, the composer for the game, found my cover, commented on the Youtube video of it, and said he enjoyed it. Super cool. Worth the effort.



 
 
 

Risk of Rain 2 is around $9 in the Argentina eShop, which can only be accessed through its website. You can use a USA credit/debit card and the code can be redeemed in the US eShop. I'll leave instructions in the comments for anyone interested.


 
 
 

Been playing Smash Ultimate online lately. Can't seem to get anyone into Elite Smash. I'm not some No-Lifer but not awful either. It just seems like every time I get over 5 million GSP I lose one battle and drop to around 4.3 million. #FeelsBadMan


 
 


About D-Voltone of us since 10:51 PM on 06.28.2012

Name's D-Volt. Destructoid member since 2012, gamer since as long as I can remember.

I have a pretty eclectic taste in video games, there being games I love from all different genres. I'm a video game Renaissance Man, if you will.

One of my favorite pastimes has been purchasing a lot of terrible games during clearance sales at local gaming stores and playing through as many of them as possible. I love finding the good elements in an otherwise awful game.

I also have a great passion for video game music. One of my hobbies is making mashups, often between anime and video game songs, and posting them to my SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/d-volt-88

My blogs are pretty everywhere. Sometimes I write stuff as normal as can be, other times I like to get experimental, but almost always my posts are infrequent. It's a reflection of my personality.

If there's anything more you need to know about me, have criticisms about my blog, or just want to say hi, feel free to message me.

I hope you enjoy my work and if you do, leave a comment for me in the article. I read'em all, trust me.

Happy Gaming!
 
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