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In Search of Majestic Games

I’ve been thinking about Until Dawn recently, even though it’s been a few months since I finished it.  Part of the blame is on the recently announced VR installment, Rush of Blood.  I don’t know what to make of that, becau...

 
 
 

So Who is Cloud Strife, Really?

Full disclosure: I didn’t see the recent Nintendo Direct live, so I heard about the biggest headline indirectly thanks to my brother and his phone. He had me guess who the new Smash Bros. character was, and my first (and only) guess was ...

 
 
 

Let's discuss Devil May Cry 4 (Finale).

Hey, welcome back. How’s it going? Boy, do I hate DmC: Devil May Cry.Welp, that’s a good way to start off -- with everyone’s jimmies sufficiently rustled.If you’re just joining me here, then let me offer up a quick summary (and of...

 
 
 

Dreams Don’t Die (AKA Voltech the Sellout)

I want to start this post by saying that -- obviously -- there’s more stuff from me coming down the proverbial pipeline. Last week I finally got around to tossing up the first of three posts on Devil May Cry 4, and to say it (the trio ov...

 
 
 

Let's discuss Devil May Cry 4 (Part 1).

So who's better, Dante or Nero?Don’t answer that yet. I’ll get back to it…eventually. But for now, let’s move on to something else.For the record: pretty much everything you’re going to read from me about this game is going to b...

 
 
 

Who Do You Want to Play As?

So a few months after everyone else plowed through it, I (finally) started playing The Witcher 3 -- and believe it or not, I actually like it. I like the exploration, I like the combat, I suspect I have the potential to develop a Gwent add...

 
 
 

DmC: Devil May Cry (feat. Kamen Rider Kiva)

Even though I haven’t played the previous game, there was something about Rise of the Tomb Raider that caught my interest. The announcement trailer showed off a Lara Croft in therapy -- which makes sense, given what she went through. I...

 
 
 

No Notion of Good or Bad

I’m one of those strange and possibly terrible people who thinks that The Simpsons is still funny.  In my defense, I don’t think it’s laugh-out-loud or roll-on-the-floor funny, but for me the show has never been that...

 
 
 

Street Fighter V: Headcanon Edition

Not to play armchair tactician, but there’s a part of me that feels like it’s wrong for Daigo “The Beast” Umehara to play anyone but Ryu.  I’m not about to go doubting his skills or anything -- even if he...

 
 
 

Splatoon is secretly brilliant.

I wonder how much of Splatoon’s success comes from the proliferation of memes.  I mean, it’s been a top image gallery over on Know Your Meme for months now, and the phrase “you’re a kid now, you’re a squi...

 
 
 

On The Witcher 3 and Intelligent Games

“The world doesn’t need a hero.  It needs a professional." You can’t begin to imagine how much that tagline irritates me.  Is it true?  Maybe.  But just hearing it makes me cringe -- like it smacks of ...

 
 
 
 

On Final Fantasy and Lost Empathy

So does anyone here watch The Middle? I’ve seen some of it, in my quest to fill the hole left by the long-since-finished How I Met Your Mother.  I can’t say I’m in love with The Middle, and I have yet to go out ...

 
 
 

Bayonetta 2 is secretly brilliant.

In the first fifteen seconds of the game, you’re treated to a slow-motion shot of Bayonetta that -- of course -- pans straight down to her crotch.  Barely a minute later, you’re commandeering and piloting an angelic m...

 
 
 

Do We Need Final Fantasy Anymore?

But first, a preliminary question: how relevant is Final Fantasy Type-0? I admit I haven’t been looking around all that much to gauge responses, but my guess -- or maybe fear -- is that people have chosen to ignore Type-0 becaus...

 
 
 

Of Dragon Age and Bunches of Jokers

So not too long ago, I did a post on Xenoblade Chronicles that took a look at its story.  That’s fine and all, but I’m wary of the fact that I didn’t really talk about the gameplay -- which, you know, is kind of...

 
 
 
 

A Blithering Post on Power and Respect

So if you’re reading this, I’m going to assume that you’ve been using the internet long enough to have heard the phrase “strong female character” -- and if you’ve been on even longer than that, then...

 
 
 

Why I Love Pikmin 3

This is usually the part where I go on a multi-paragraph tangent to set up “context”, but let’s not dilly-dally this time.  So, let me say this to start: SPACE IS AWESOME.  There may still be plenty of myst...

 
 
 

On DOA and Shortchanged Heroines

Disclaimer: all things considered, you can’t really call me a fan of the Dead or Alive franchise.  The only one I’ve ever really played is DOA4, and while I had plenty of fun with it, I’ve since moved on to&hell...

 
 
 

Watch Dogs (feat. Kamen Rider W)

Let me start off with a question: at what point does a topic cease to be relevant? I only ask because time and time again, it feels like I’m jumping on the train late.  By the time I come up with something substantial to sa...

 
 
 

Donkey Kong: The Wayward King

I’m pretty sure that at some point, I promised to do an in-depth look at this game -- which a couple of people apparently wanted, for some reason.  (Masochism, perhaps?)  I didn’t forget, of course; to make a mos...

 
 
 

Do We Need Assassins Creed Anymore?

So my brother picked up a copy of Assassin’s Creed: Unity on day one, because of course he did.  And he asked me to play through it from start to finish, because of course he did.  And I played it for no more than an h...

 
 
 

Why Do People Love Monster Hunter?

So everyone here knows what “serendipity” means, right?  Pared down to basics, you can think of it as a synonym for “coincidence”.  In my case, though?  It tends to mean that somebody beat me to ...

 
 
 

Super Smash Bros.: The Final Hope

Have you ever woken up one morning and thought to yourself, “Wow!  I’ve been a fan of this ongoing franchise for the majority of my life!  Spectacular!”  Yeah.  That was me not too long ago. ...

 
 
 

What Are Video Games For?

Alternate post title: DURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRp. All right, let’s be real here.  I’m pretty sure that by this point, I’ve made no shortage of my opinions known.  Some of them are easy t...

 
 
 

So How Do You Idealize Female Characters?

Its been a while since Ive tossed a post up on Destructoid. Lets change thatwith yet another ill-advised discussion on gender politics in video games! Rejoice, sort of! Or, alternatively, despair! There was an article on The Esca...

 
 
 

Beyond: Two Souls (feat. Kamen Rider Fourze)

So you know that whole turn your brain off mentality that people throw out sometimes? You know -- the idea that if you just go with the flow, youll have more fun? I dont believe in that. Setting aside the fact that such passive act...

 
 
 

Devil Survivor 2 is (still) secretly brilliant.

All right, look. Can I be honest with you guys for a second? Sometimes I feel a little iffy about drawing comparisons to other games when Im trying to illustrate a point. Its an effective method, no question, but Im worried about po...

 
 
 

Devil Survivor 2 is secretly brilliant.

Don't worry, I'll explain -- as I'm wont to do. Theres a question thats been on my mind for a while now. It should go without saying, but in this day and age were fortunate enough to be a society with full, often-instant access to me...

 
 

About Voltechone of us since 10:40 PM on 02.06.2012

Long-time gamer, aspiring writer, and frequent bearer of an afro. As an eternal optimist, I like to both look on the bright side of things and see the better parts of games; as a result, I love a game with a good story and awesome characters...and anything that lets me punch the heresy out of my enemies.

I'm a big fan of Atlus' games, and I've enjoyed my fair share of fighters and RPGs. Just...please, keep Final Fantasy XIII out of my sight. It never ends well for anyone involved.

You can check out some of my game musinga/stories/random stuff at my other blog, Cross-Up. I've also got a TV Tropes thingamajig, and a web serial novel, too. Maybe my stuff here and there will be the start of things to come. Hopefully good things, but things all the same.

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I Hraet You -- the over-the-top web serial novel...of love, maybe

 
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