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Tales of Zestiria: I Want You

I have a lot to thank my mom for, but I’d wager that my general avoidance of sweets is one of them.  It’s not that I have anything against candy (except chocolate, because I’m secretly history’s greatest m...

 
 
 

Art, the Great Equalizer

There’s an episode of Kamen Rider Drive where -- Hey, wait!  Don’t close the page yet!  I’m going somewhere with this. There’s an episode of Kamen Rider Drive where leading man Shinnosuke -- an ace co...

 
 
 

Top 10(ish) Cool Video Game Ladies -- ACT II

Okay, so quick show of hands: who here thinks that the gaming industry has improved recently? I know it may seem otherwise with every other post I write, but I’m glad to argue that there’s been progress.  Indie titles...

 
 
 

A Blithering Post on AAA Violence

Confession time: up until a few days before its release, I didn’t know very much about No Man’s Sky.  From what I can gather, I wasn’t the only one.  The narrative being spun around it is that the sheer vag...

 
 
 

Who’s the Biggest Badass in Gaming?

And by “biggest” I mean most prominent or obvious -- not necessarily in terms of scale.  If that was the case, then we’d all have no choice but to give it to…I don’t know, Wyzen from Asura’s W...

 
 
 

The Wonderful 101(st Post)

So last week, I uploaded a second post on the story mode for Street Fighter V.  Nothing out of the ordinary, of course, but the Destructoid dashboard told me that that was the 100th post I’d written for the community blogs....

 
 
 
 
 

Final Fantasy XV: Till the End of Time

So it’s the beginning of August right now, and Final Fantasy 15 is due out on September 30th.  In other words?  Oh God.  It’s almost time for another Final Fantasy game. Right, then.  So let’s do ...

 
 
 

Shower Thoughts with Persona 5

So Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE is finally out.  Say what you will upfront about its choice to dive headfirst into idol culture (or the Japanese entertainment industry at large), but you know what?  Can we just take a minute to...

 
 
 

On Overwatch and a Call for Elegance

This would normally be the part where I launch into a paragraphs-long tangent, but I think I’d better get straight to the point.  I’m taking a hardline stance and saying what I’ve had in mind for years now: vide...

 
 
 

On Progression in Games

So how big is your backlog? I’d like to think that the answer to that varies from one gamer to another, but there are some constants.  Not to open myself up for a heaping helping of Foot in Mouth Stew, but I’d imagine...

 
 
 

Super Terrible Ideas Time: YouTube Arrange

I’ve resigned myself to a fate of being “behind the curve”.  I’m used to it.  People were using Facebook for years (and turning their backs on it) by the time I even had the thought of making an accou...

 
 
 

We are VR: Eyes Open!

I consider it a point of pride to know as much as I do about games.  I’m no walking encyclopedia, but I still get around -- though there are still some pretty big gaps I’ve yet to reconcile.  Case in point: I fir...

 
 
 

On Hating Popular Things

So how do you feel about Batman? He’s been one of the big players in the DC Comics universe for a while now.  And not to generalize, but I’d assume that Christopher Nolan’s trilogy of Bat-movies secured his plac...

 
 
 

So How Good is Ubisoft, Really?

I hope that title doesn’t imply that Ubisoft is a developer/publisher solely capable of evil -- as if we can only count on it for acts of avarice, trickery, and the closest thing to evil a company could ever know.  It can do a lot ...

 
 
 

Xenoblade Chronicles X: A Double Lariat

Is there anyone reading this that laments the loss of the game’s bust slider? Just before Xenoblade Chronicles X hit store shelves in the west, there was that controversy over “censorship”, i.e. gamers couldn’t raise or l...

 
 
 

On Final Fantasy and Lost Empathy -- ACT II

I don’t want to risk slotting into the hole of “the Final Fantasy guy”, because that’s a hard hole to escape from.  Also, I’m seriously not equipped for it; I haven’t even played half of the main games in the franchise, a...

 
 
 

Beyond: Two Souls: An Enemy’s Stand

Here’s a question that won’t make anyone’s bile well up in their throat: how much do you like David Cage and his company, Quantic Dream? I never really had a problem with him, at least originally.  But then I tried the Beyon...

 
 
 

Waifu Wars: Loyalty-Tier

So Destructoid is kinda-sorta in the middle of a waifu war or something -- which is news to me, because I was under the impression that waifu wars never end.  Then again, I wouldn’t really know; I’ve never exactly been an active ...

 
 
 

Why I Love Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (FINALE)

So the other day, Platinum Games announced that this year would mark its tenth anniversary.  Hard to believe that they’ve been around for that long, but they’ve got the games to prove it -- and some sick-ass art to boot.  Wi...

 
 
 

Why I Love Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Part 2)

So I have a question: how long are we going to hate Konami? Don’t get me wrong.  I’m not trying to play devil’s advocate here; the stuff Konami has pulled over the past year -- at a bare minimum -- has earned them every last...

 
 
 
 

Bloodborne: Rise of Blackules

I’m an idiot. That should be blatantly obvious by now, because collectively I’ve blown about a hundred hours on the modern-day Final Fantasy games, and cleared one of its latest entries before I even touched Bloodborne. ...

 
 
 

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...

 
 

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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