Sunday, November 25, 2012

Game Review: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked

Strategy RPG; Nintendo 3DS; Atlus; 2011
Sorry about this review coming in later than usual. Over the course of Thanksgiving weekend I spent several nights else where, away from my computer. I only arrived back home today, and with that long time away from my computer means there is a lot I need to catch upon. I also need to catch up on my sleep because I don't do that so well when I'm in other people's beds. Anyway, with all those pleasantries out of the way, it's high time I talk about today's review: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked. A enhance port of Altus's original Devil Survivor for the DS, but is this game half-baked attempt at extorting more money from the Altus faithful, or is there enough here to survive one more day.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Anime Review: Black Lagoon

I'm a little out of it today. I have a slight cold, and my neck is a little tweaked after doing a very bad backwards roll yesterday. Anyway, it's been a while since I've done an anime and there are a few that I've seen recently. Largely this was a choice between a pulp action series and a dumb overly lengthy giant robot series with designs that seem to be a complete rip off of Transformers... Guess which one I chose to do.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Crescent's Thoughts On: DmC (Part 2)

Last week I started talking about why I thought of the new Devil May Cry, abbreviated as DmC for some strange reason. Before, I talked about the thematic and stylistic differences between the original series (Here after referred to as DMC) and the new reboot (Here after referred to as DmC), now I will dive into what is probably going to be the most controversial of DmC talk: Gameplay and most importantly Characters. Now, please note this isn't me saying that the new DmC sucks or is inferior in any way to the original DMC, only that it is different, it is not DMC as we know it. We clear? Okay, now let's continue.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Crescent's Thoughts On: DmC

As you may have gleamed from my review of the Devil May Cry anime, I am a fan of the DMC series. In fact, the original Devil May Cry was the first game I owned for the PS2, and I largely chalk up my current skill with action games (both old school and new) with my growth playing many of the DMC games. Hell, I even liked Devil May Cry 4 even though Nero really wasn't that much different in terms of character than Dante, and the entire second half of the game seemed rushed with Dante running through the entirety of the game backwards. But then came that infamous piece of Concept Art that marks the reboot of the Devil May Cry series with some bruised up, uncaring, badly dressed, BLACK HAIRED dweeb that is claiming to be Dante. Yeah, I, like many other fans, are displeased with what Ninja Theory and Capcom are doing to the series. So much so that I pretty much stopped following "DmC" almost immediately after seeing that picture. Now that DmC is coming around the corner, I've decided to check out what the current game looks like and curve my expectations. So this post is my thoughts on the new DmC, if you don't want to hear it, don't read it.