Sunday, August 25, 2013

Anime Review: The Devil is a Part-Timer

New review, and it's about time. I've spent too much of August talking about Anita Sarkeesian, Atlus being sold, and Capcom shooting themselves in the foot with how they are handling the classic Breath of Fire series which almost makes me want to write the entire company off. However, in that period of time I have finally beaten Shining Force III Scenario 2 and watched several anime, but since I can't find good screenshots of SFIII-S2 I've decided to write this review for the anime I just finished watching: The Devil is a Part-Timer.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Crescent's Thoughts On: Breath of Fire 6 or Capcom You Are Making It Really Hard To Be A Fan You Know

Good old fashion Nostalgia.
Last "Crescent's Thoughts On" for a while, promise.... Well, that is until I get news on Atlus's auction that is. Anyway, this is the last bit of news that has recently surfaced that I feel the need to talk about, and the reason for that is because it regards one of my beloved series of all time: Breath of Fire.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Crescent's Thoughts On: Anita Sarkeesian Part 3 OR How I Learn To Stop Whining And Love The Satire.

I can't tell which which one is whining more.
Okay, so last week Anita Sarkeesian has released her 3rd and FINAL video about the Damsel in Distress in her "Tropes Vs Women In Video Games" in which she contradicts herself several times, whines about simple low budget games have simple low budget plots, displayed her double standard when it comes to gender representations, throw Princess Peach under the bus once again, claim that when game hackers (most of which are male by the way) gender swap the characters it's progressive but when game developers do it it's just an excuse to use the trope, miss the point of satire and parody so completely that I wonder whether or not she was even aiming at the correct planet, and finally pitches her own idea of a game which in all honesty is as hackney, cliche ridden, and surprisingly sexist as all the games she criticizes. I was going to do the same thing I did last time she posted a video, but since several people have already done their own point by point dissection of her video (This one by Triox45 is my favorite and most accurate to what I find wrong with her: So instead I'm going to try something different. Since Anita mentioned Satire in her video not circumventing tropes, or showing that such tropes are stupid, I'm going to write a parody "analysis" using all of Anita's points and arguments to PROVE, not just show but PROVE, that Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 is the biggest sexist game ever published. Let's begin.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Crescent's Thoughts On: An Atlus Auction

This image doesn't accurately reflect my predictions, but it is amusing.
So when am I going to review Shining Force III Scenario 2? When I stop being lazy watching videos on Youtube and actually beat the damn game. I'm almost done though, but I still have an escort mission to complete (annoying) and a character I have to train up from Level 1 unpromoted until she comes to a point where she is actually USEFUL. Anyway, to make up for that, I'm going to talk about the news that I, and many others, have been following like a hawk for a while now: The Bidding for Atlus.