Sunday, December 28, 2014

Crescent's 2015 Wishlist of things that will NEVER happen

As 2014 closes, we begin to look forward to 2015 and all the new things that are on the horizon. Last week, I went over several of the things I am looking forward to 2015 that will probably happen at some point before the year closes. This week, I'm looking at all the things that I really REALLY wish would happen, but am pretty much resigned to admitting that there is no way in hell it will actually occur in order of most likely of the unlikely to Santa Claus is sooner to be proven to exist than this ever happening. Let's start this boulevard of broken dreams with:

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Crescent's 2015 Wishlist of things that will likely happen

Hi there, sorry for the lack of an update last week. I would like to lie and say that it was because I was getting ready for a Christmas special update.... but that would be a lie. I was just lazy and didn't have any review or post ready to write last week. Truth be told I STILL don't have anything to write this week, which is why I am going to use the end of the year to make up something that vaguely sounds like I'm actually doing some work. With 2014 coming to a close, we now can set our sights on 2015 and all the new games that await us in the coming 365 days, so what do I want to see in 2015? Well, here is a brief list of the things that will most likely happen.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Crescent's Thoughts On: 25 Invisible Benefits of Gaming While Male or QUICK ANITA'S RELIVANCE IS DECREASING! REVIVE A DEAD HORSE SO WE CAN BEAT IT SOME MORE!

I guess they're invisible because they DON'T EXIST!
Well it seems like Anita Sarkeesian is at it again, or rather John McIntosh who also likes to speak out of his exit hatch. This time he made a video version of a Polygon article he wrote back in April (Link to the article). And so, I've decided to go through each of his points one by one and see just how many "benefits" there are after I'm done exposing the flaws in his list. NOTE: I've not watched the video, but I am using the Transcript from Feminist Frequency for reference.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Game Review: Project X Zone

Strategy RPG; Nintendo 3DS; Bandai Namco Game/SEGA/Capcom; 2012
Thanks to Thanksgiving weekend, I have finally completed a game that by all accounts should have never made it to the west. Project X Zone (Pronounced Project CROSS Zone, because X means Cross in Japan..... Sometimes... I think...) is successor to Namco X Capcom (ALSO Namco CROSS Capcom) and features characters from Namco games, Capcom games, and new to the mix SEGA games. But is this mix up of several of gaming's most iconic characters as bad ass as it sounds?

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Game Review: Xenoblade Chronicles

RPG; Nintendo Wii; Nintendo/Monolith Soft; 2011
I FINALLY BEAT IT! It clocked in over 100 hours, but I have FINALLY BEAT Xenoblade Chronicles. GODDAMN this game is long. Anyway, now that I have beaten it it is time for the review. And if you where wondering if this was going to be a positive review or not, I've been playing this game for several months and have on record over a 100 hours, do you THINK I would be playing a game for that long if it WASN'T good?

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Game Review: The Legend of Dark Witch

2D Action Shooter; 3DS eShop; Flying High; 2014
OKAY! THIS IS THE LAST INDIE GAME I REVIEW IN A WHILE I PROMISE! I'm coming close to what I believe is near the end of Project X Zone, and I'm also coming to what I HOPE is the end of Xenoblade Chronicles. PXZ isn't that bad, but Xenoblade has taken up nearly 100 hours of my life. Anyway, now it's time to talk about a game that can be best described as Mega Man crossed with Gradius.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Game Review: Demon King Box

Lane Defense; 3DS eShop; Circle; 2014
Hi there, Ho there. There isn't much to say about this week, other than I'm finally done with the Mighty Smashers Tournament. I won't say the results of the tournament considering the organizer Pontata wants to keep that a surprise for when the newly edited video of the final match comes out. But there isn't much else to talk about so, here is a game that is like Disgaea, except it's not.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Game Review: Zombie Panic in Wonderland DX

Third Person Shooter; 3DS eShop; AKAONI; 2014
Ready for a spooky Halloween review?... What do you mean by it's November and I should forget about Halloween until next year? Look, I write these reviews on Sundays, and last Sunday this game wasn't even out yet! Anyway, I'm reviewing this game, so just pretend it's Halloween and ignore all the Christmas music your hearing right now... Seriously, have people forgotten about Thanksgiving! Anyway, this is going to be a rather short review given this is a short game.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Crescent's Thoughts On: Games I'm looking forward to or I don't have any kind of review ready yet, so let me waste time on things that aren't released yet.

Sorry I don't have anything for you today. I'm making slow progress in the games I'm currently on (which is Project X Zone and Xenoblade Chronicles) as for anime, having spent the last few week watching all of Teen Titans, I'm not really prepared on that front either. True, I could review Teen Titans, but having just reviewed Young Justice, I want at least one "True" anime to review before I tackle another series that argued on whether it counts as anime or not. Other than that, I'm currently in a Smash Bros. tournament over on the Mighty No. 9 forums. Well Two tournaments, but I'm knocked out of the "For Glory" bracket rather decisively; however, I'm still in the running in the "For Fun" bracket. I might have those videos for you guys, if I ever get any kind of camera to record off of my 3DS (since I have both matches saved as replays). And so I decided to just rant on about a few games that I'm looking forward to: One of which is a game nearly everyone knows about and are waiting with baited breath to get, the OTHER is a game you probably don't know about.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Game Review: Kid Icarus Uprising

3rd Person shooter/On rails shooter; 3DS; Nintendo/Sora; 2012
You know, I really need to plan my weekends better. A third of it is spent sleeping, a further third is spent playing video games, and the last third is spent wishing I had a longer weekend. Anyway, here is a game I had hoped to beat before Smash Bros came out, but just turned out to be much longer than I anticipated. Anyway, here is my review of Kid Icarus Uprising.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Game Review: Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS

4 Player Fighter; 3DS; Nintendo/Sora/Namco Bandai; 2014
OKAY OKAY OKAY! I'll review the damn game, although Smash Bros is on to the most unreviewable games out there. Not because the game defies descriptions, but rather because there is almost no point in reviewing it, everyone and their mother's cousin's nephew's aunt's former roommate not only knows this game exists, but has already bought it and unlocked all the characters within 12 hours and have spent the rest of that time formulating tier lists for those crazy enough to try to play the game competitively. But it is one of the most highly anticipated games ever so here it is: Super Smash Bros 4, I mean Super Smash Bros four Nintendo 3DS, I mean... just read the review.

Sunday, October 5, 2014


................................................................................................. What? Don't bother me right now. I'm busy................................................................................................... Go away. I'm playing Smash Bros right now.................................................................................. What? You want my opinion about Smash Bros? It's Smash Bros. Go buy it now...................

Monday, September 29, 2014

Game Review: Bravely Default

RPG; 3DS; Square Enix; 2014
SORRY, SORRY, SORRY! I'm so sorry I'm very VERY late. See I wanted to get Bravely Default finished like a WEEK ago, so that I can move on to other games before Smash Bros destroys what little free time I have, but I under estimated how long it would take for me to beat the game... like majorly underestimated. It took all of Saturday and Sunday to beat it, and when I did it was 11 O'clock and I had work in the morning so no way in hell was I going to write my review right then and there. So finally I have enough free time to write my review, and then play something else (hopefully something shorter) until I devote my soul to the pursuit of Smash. So how is Bravely Default? Well that's what my review is for.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Anime? Review: Young Justice

Does this count as anime? I'm not sure. I guess it depends on whether or not to count it, but I have nothing better to talk about this week. I'm also a little distracted at the moment given there are Personal Matters that have come up recently and I am currently in the dark about a few aspects. But for now, let's enjoy ourselves with an anime-like show made in America about DC teenage superheroes.... that ISN'T Teen Titans: Young Justice.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Game Review: Unchained Blades

Dungeon Crawler RPG; 3DS eShop/PSP (3DS Reviewed); FuRyu; 2012/2013
Okay, back to reviewing games. Hopefully there isn't any more crap coming from the "Feminist" "gamers" anytime soon. Not much to cover going on with me, so yeah this is going to be a very brief intro for the main review, which is a bit of a lesser known game called Unchained Blades, which throws Etrian Odyssey head long into a little bit of Final Fantasy X and a smidge of Xenoblades. But is it any good? Well that's what I'm here for.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Crescent's Thoughts On: Anita Sarkeesian: Women As Background Decoration Part 2 Or What Was She Suppose To Be Talking About Again and What is With All of These Crappy Arguments!?

Killing Women is Sexist, Saving Women is Sexist, Let's face it the moment a Women is involved it is Sexist.
It's that fun time again. Okay, I am a little slow on the ball of this thing, but with Zoe Quinn's escapade and Anita's video happening ONE WEEK from each other, I wanted a little breather between covering both because, despite the views I get for my Anita posts, I want to keep this blog largely about two things: Video Games and Anime, and if I had to talk about this.... whatever you call it so soon after.... whatever you call Zoe Quinn's quagmire I was afraid that people will lose sight over what was important, like these women. You know that this is about VIDEO GAMES and how video games are FUN! So I reviewed Azure Striker Gunvolt because YES! But now that we have that little diversion, it's now time to talk about Anita Sarkeesian's latest series of cobbled together, barely coherent points about how no matter what, it's always sexist to have VIRTUALLY ANYTHING happen to a women in a game. Otherwise known as "Tropes Vs Women In Video Games: Women As Background Decorations Part 2" (SOURCE)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Game Review: Azure Striker Gunvolt

2D Action/Platformer; 3DS eShop; Inti-Creates; 2014
Okay, first thing's first. Yes, I am aware of the fact that Anita Sarkeesian has released a new video, and yes I know just how stupid it is, but I'm not going to do a critique of that video yet. I just did a rant on Zoe Quinn and I would rather keep this blog about Video Games and Anime rather than the people are ruining them. And so I've decided to review a game which I was heavily anticipating since it was announced: Azure Striker Gunvolt. Was it worth the hype? Find out in my review.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Crescent's Thoughts On: Zoe Quinn or What the F* is Gaming Journalism Suppose to Be?

This was the nicest picture I could find... I'll try to find a better one later.
Okay, originally I didn't want to talk about this. Yes I do go off on Anita Sarkeesian every time she opens her mouth and says something that is clearly wrong, but this story is such a tangled web of sex, lies, and Video Game "Journalism" that it's hard to keep my level of journalistic integrity. And if you are giggling at me claiming to have journalistic integrity, then at least the speck of integrity I have is mountains more than most main gaming news sites. However, when I realized that the anime I was going to review had a second season to it, I couldn't do a half-assed job of reviewing it now, which means I'm left with this crap to deal with. I'm sorry for this cluster F* of a topic, but I have to get this off my chest.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Anime Review: Rideback

Did you expect me to write something witty or clever in this intro for my new review? Well the joke's on you because I'm never witty or clever, just long-winded and irritating. Yeah, nothing to report about my life, just that I'm still wishing I had more time to play games (I still need to beat Bravely Default) and I have increased the number of games that is sitting on my shelf untouched. Anyway, now it's time to review an anime about robot motorcycles and stupid evil world governments.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Game Review: Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins

2D Platformer; Game Boy/3DS Virtual Console; Nintendo; 1992
Yo ho. Not much to talk about this week, other than both of my brothers are out of town for the weekend so I'm all alone. You know what that means. NO PANTS TIME! Just kidding. But if you are wondering why I'm reviewing a really old game like Super Mario Land 2, well there are two reasons. 1) I got it for my 3DS as part of their Club Nintendo Gold Member Rewards. And 2) It's taking me a long time to beat the game I'm currently one. And that is for two reasons, 1) I only have so much time for myself thanks to having a job (which I still don't know if I'm still a temp or not because my 3 months are up, yet no one has stopped me from working). And 2) It's a pretty long RPG. I've pumped over 30 hours into the game and I'm still estimating that I'm only halfway through if that. Anyway, I'm reviewing Super Mario Land 2.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Anime Review: Robotics;Notes

Another week, another review (Unless I'm bitching about Anita Sarkeesian destroying gaming as we know it). However, in some positive news last month I garnered over 1,000 views. While it is great that I've reached the next tier of viewership, I have the sneaking suspicion that a good number of those views are bots from two particular sites. Why do I think this? Mainly because outside of "Google" I'm getting a large number of traffic from only two other sites, and they are blogs about diabetes and Halloween, sites with interests that I'm pretty sure don't overlap with my own. Now this has happened to me before, and while it doesn't do anything that harmful, it does make gauging my actual viewership a lot harder to determine. But who knows, maybe I did get 1,000 legit viewers, and if that keeps up I might put some ads on this guy and start getting a little bit of money. Anyway, it's time to get on with the review, this time about Robots.... and some notes.... and a semi-colon.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Crescent's Thoughts On: Anita Sarkeesian at GaymerX or How She Isn't Trying to Take Away Our Games, But Rather Chop Off Their Balls And Make Them Proud Of It.

"What About the Men? HA HA HA! They don't count."
Yo-ho. Not much have been going on with me, other than my temp job is about to expire and I haven't heard anything about whether or not I'm going to be hired on as a permanent employee or at the very least have my contract extended, and this Saturday is Testing for my Martial Arts School (which means I'm going to be very busy that weekend). Anyway, recently Anita "I don't play video games but I will tell you everything I think is wrong with them" Sarkeesian was on a panel at the GaymerX convention alone with two other women. The topic of discussion? Why it is so hard to be a woman on the internet that we constantly have to play the victim card to get guys to flock over and defend us. Or at least that's what I think the topic was, with Anita Sarkeesian nearly everything devolves into "Everything I don't like is sexist and if you disagree with me then you are a misogynist." However, to Anita's credit she at least acknowledges that there is criticism levied against her... Not the key word in that sentence is "acknowledges," not "address" or "refute" just "acknowledge." In a conversation "with pop culture" this is about the equivalent of only recognizing that there is someone standing across from you. She does NOTHING to counter the arguments that have been raised, and her attempts at refuting these criticism, I've notice, fall into one of two categories, Appeals to Ridicule and/or Strawman arguments. All culminating in the biggest Strawman representation of the opposing side, that we are afraid that they will "Take our video games away." This is going to be a long one.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Game Review: Senran Kagura Burst

Action/Beat-em-Up; 3DS eShop; Marvelous/Tamsoft; 2013
Sorry Sorry Sorry! I'm sorry that I had nothing last week, I was busy with classes, work, and last week was Kent Cornucopia Days, which is an event that happens every summer where venders, both big and small, set up booths in downtown Kent where you can buy a lot of things, and there is a parade that my martial arts school participates every year. The parade was fun, except for the fact that a kid was copping an attitude with me for the entire parade. As far the the swag is concern I got a few things, a new pair of sunglasses, a new backpack to replace my old falling apart one, and a really cool holographic poster that shifts between three different pictures of cute fantasy girls holding dragons as you look at it from different angles. Anyway, as I said, I'm sorry that I failed to post a new review last week, but I'm back now so what do we have this week. *LOOKS ABOVE* Oh son of a-

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Game Review: Mega Man ZX Advent

Action/Adventure; Nintendo DS; Capcom/Inticreates; 2007
Another week another review. How many of you are enjoying their Fourth of July weekend, or to everyone who doesn't live in the United States a normal weekend. Not much of not happened to me during my weekend, so I'll skip all this and just jump right into my review of Mega Man ZX Advent.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Anime Review: Dream Eater Merry

You know at some point I really need to stop buying more games, cause right now I have way more games that I have time to play them. I really need to figure out some way to get me more free time to have fun the only way I know how. Anyway, This week I'm going to review Dream Eater Merry, an anime that really should have been more than just 13 episodes. What about Kaleido Star? Well about that... HEY LOOK A PUPPY!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Crescent's Thoughts On: Anita Sarkeesian's Women as Background Decoration or How Depicting Sex Workers in Video Game Worlds Where Sex Workers Are Common Place Is Sexist Because of.......... Male Arousal?

Okay, does Anita think that plaid shirts are the only Nonsexist clothes she can wear?
You know, I kind of hoped to review an anime today. Maybe Kaleido Star. It was going to be a nice review of a really good and optimistic series. Or maybe review a video game like Mega Man ZX Advent which I just recently got... But then sometime during the week Anita Sarkeesian decided that she needed to be relevant again and released the next part in her Tropes VS Women in Video Games series and of course that means that every single critic of hers needs to get their rebuttals out because this woman really needs to stop. Not for our sake, but her own. Not only are her arguments getting worse, but so is her grasp on the games she is criticizing. I thought it was bad when she said that "Toadette was the only female member of the Toads," but now she is spouting nonsense that even nongamers can realize is crap. So what has she done now? Well, let's find out together shall we.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Game Review: 3D Classics Kirby's Adventure

Action Platformer; 3DS eShop; HAL Laboratory/Nintendo; 2011
Sorry for this being late, again. We are still trying to clean up the house, and in addition to that we had to spend quality time with our father for some reason, I think was because today was some sort of special day regarding one of the two parents, but I can't remember what it was. Anyway, with so much of my free time taken away due to work and cleaning houses that I no longer live in, I will review a very short game because that's about as much time as I have to play games these days. But don't worry, this time it's Kirby's Adventure... Honestly this review should be over now, you should know what Kirby's Adventure is and whether or not it is good.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Anime Review: Tonari no Seki-kun

Sorry, sorry, SORRY! Sorry, for the massive delay in getting this post out. Things have been busy for me this pass weekend. We have moved out of our old house and into our new apartment (which still seems like a huge downgrade), but there is still a LOT of cleaning that needs to be done at the old house, which is what me and my brothers have been doing all of the weekend. Unfortunately, I was ill informed about this so I had almost no time to write a review what with going to the house, cleaning for hours on end, coming back to the apartment to sleep, doing it again in the next day, coming back to the apartment to sleep, and then having to go to work. Anyway, here's the much delayed review for Tonari No Seki-kun, A.K.A. Seki-kun, The Master of Killing Time.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Game Review: Mega Man I-V (GB)

Action Platformer; Game Boy (3DS Virtual Console); Capcom; 1991-5 (VC 2011, 2014)
Sorry for the massive delay in releasing this blog. Yesterday, me and my brothers moved into our new apartment, which meant a lot of moving large objects into relatively small spaces, including a desk that gave us so much trouble that we determined that the next time we move we will fully disassemble it... with an axe. Yesterday was a lot of moving things into the new apartment while today is a lot of unpacking the boxes to figure out where the hell we put everything. Anyway, as I said last week May was my best month in terms of views with the month ending with 883, more than double what I had at the monthly views I had at the start of the year, and accounting for nearly a sixth of my all time views. Please continue to support my blog and here's hoping that this month I can break 900 views. Without further ado, to celebrate my relative success on this blog, I will give you guys a short review of each of the Mega Man games that where released on the classic Game Boy. Are they watered down versions of the classic NES games? Or something that truly needs to be played?

Monday, May 26, 2014

The Lord and Master of Crescent Reviews Is Celebrating Something

Sorry for the lack of an update yesterday. The reason for that is because today is a very special day, and no it's not because it's Memorial Day, that is only important to people who live in the US. No, today is only special to me and the small group of people who are counted as being my friends and family. Do you guys know what day that is? *LOOKS AT THE BANNER ABOVE* Well now you know. Yes, it is my Birthday and for now I will keep my actual age a secret. Thus far my collection of gifts have been rather limited. I only got money from my father, Spice and Wolf Vol. 8 from my brother Jon (which sucks because I am STILL missing Vol. 5 and 7, he says it's in the mail but I don't believe him), and Bravely Default from my brother Aaron.

However, I will not spend this day patting myself on the back for merely existing this long, but rather I want to take time to say something to everyone who is reading this post as well as all the reviews I've put out thus far: Thank you SO much. I started Crescent Reviews after my previous venue for blogs went up in a puff of smoke. It is my hope that one day I can do this kind of review writing for a living. I know it's not all gumdrops and ice cream, but I love video games and anime and over the course of writing reviews I've developed a drive to write. And so I wanted some way to turn this dream into a reality, and thanks to all of you who read my blogs, and even spread the word that I'm out there, I'm a little closer to my dream. This May has just topped out at being my most viewed month since I started with 771 views as of writing this post. I know this is chump change compared to the big name internet icons, and it is no where close to the point where I can sustain myself, should I post ads on my blog, but it is a big milestone to me especially since January of this year my view counts has done nothing but go up. I know this isn't because of me, I haven't been promoting my reviews as much as I should if I want to make this my living. This is all because of you guys, you guys who found my reviews, came back to see what my new stuff, and have even promoted me else where. Thank you so very much, and please continue to support me. I promise to keep this going for as long as I can, so please continue to read my stuff and comment down below. Even if you want to tell me where I'm going wrong, I want to know so that I can improve this blog's experience. And as always,

Until next time

-Crescent, Thank you so much for reading my reviews.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Anime Review: Patlabor: The TV Series

Well the date is set for our move in. This Saturday my brothers and I are going to be living an apartment, well at least on paper, we don't know how soon we can get all our stuff (and by stuff we mainly mean Anime) into the new place, but we are hopefully going to get everything in the the new location soon. Hopefully, this will cut down on the amount of time I need to commute via bus to get to work and school. But for now I have an anime to review and this time I have an old classic to talk about: Patlabor.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Game Review: Witch and Hero

Tower Defense/RPG; 3DS eShop; CIRCLE Ent.; 2013
Sorry this review is a day late. I went to Michigan over the weekend to visit my Mom, which meant I had no access to a computer until I came back. Things are also going to be a little hectic around here because within two weeks or so my brothers and I are going to move into an apartment together. I am a little sad about moving considering I've lived in this house for several years, but nothing lasts forever. Anyway, even though I'm now working, I still want to do this for a living, unfortunately my view count isn't high enough for me to deem it worthy to put ads. So if you are reading this and want to help out, just send people my way. If you like me tell your friends about me, if you don't tell your enemies. Anyway, without further ado, it's time for my review of Witch and Hero a game about a Witch..... and a Hero.... I think that just about covers everything.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Anime Review: Dusk Maiden of Anmesia

Well things are very different from what they where last week. For one, I've got a job which means two things: One, I'm actually getting money, and Two, I have a LOT less free time, especially with the 2 hour bus ride I have to take to GET to work and another 2 hour bus ride to get back home. That and the fact that I'm starting to run up against deadlines in my pottery class and that this weekend I'm going to go out of town to visit my Mom and then after that me and my brothers will be getting ready to move means that I'm experiencing quite a bit more stress than usual. In fact, right now I'm not feeling that well and I just want to crawl into my bed and collapse. But I have a review to write so I apologize if I'm not my chipper self today, as I said, I'm not feeling 100% right now. Anyway on to my review of Dusk Maiden of Amnesia an anime about a ghost who can't remember anything but that doesn't keep her down.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Game Review: Luminous Arc

SRPG; Nintendo DS; Image Epoch/Atlus; 2007
Ho there Hi there, a few things to talk about before we begin. For one, I've gotten a job, or at least I will as soon as all the paperwork is done. Unfortunately, it's only temp work but depending on how well I do I might find a more permanent placement. But even if that doesn't pan out, it's still work which means I get money for it and I have something to put on my work resume. Beyond that, James the Movie Reviewer (I didn't know there was only ONE person who reviews movies) has linked my review of Kill la Kill to the tail end of his review (as kind of a second opinion), so as gratitude here is a link to his review blog: J and J Productions. If you like my content... You'll probably like his more as he goes far more indepth and actually uses the conventional number scores as appose to my reliance on vaguely defined recommendations. Speaking of vaguely defined recommendations, it's time for another game review this time a little known game for the DS called Luminous Arc, a game who's most noteworthy aspect is how unnoteworthy it is. What do I mean by that? Well click that little "Full Review" link to find out.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Anime Review: Tears to Tiara

How are you guys doing this Easter... Wait, it's Easter? Huh, you know after growing too old for Easter Egg hunts, I don't really care about this holiday. Like at all. Well, maybe after buying a few discount chocolate and jelly beans after the fact. Anyway, It's time for a new Anime review, and this time we have a series based on a game made by a company called Aquaplus. I've had experience with this weird association of anime and this particular game company when I saw Utawarerumono (and can you believe that I spelt that correctly on my first try) which was a great series up until it lost it's mind at around episode 22 or so. Does the bizarrely titled "Tears to Tiara" fair better? Let's find out.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Game Review: Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl

Dungeon Crawler RPG; 3DS; Atlus; 2013
Not much has happen since last time I posted a review on these blogs... EXCEPT FOR THE AWESOMENESS THAT WAS THE SMASH BROS DIRECT! I'm sure you guys know by now that I'm a huge Nintendo Fan and I'm also a huge Mega Man fan, so with all that awesomeness that was announced about Smash Bros. Including Mega Man's absolutely awesome final smash (they are missing Zero and ZX though, I guess only Blue Mega Men are allowed), man it was a sight to behold. Anyway, I'm here to review a game, not gush about how awesome Smash Bros is. Anyway, here is my review of Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl. A remake of the first Etrian Odyssey game, and my first foray into the series.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Anime Review: Kill la Kill

Hello everyone, a few bits of news for everyone. First and for most is in regards to the Conception II demo I reviewed last week. As the six or seven people who actually read my blog might know, the reason why I posted that review as because Atlus was having a sweepstakes where the winners can get a download copy of one of four games if you posted some sort of content about the demo, including a blog post (also I wanted to try something different). Low and behold, I was one of the contest winners, and so I got a copy of Etrian Odyssey IV. Immediately after the announcement from Atlus, I got a huge boost to my view count. So if you're one of the individuals who came from Atlus's twitter, welcome to my blogs. I'm Crescent, or CRES if you are on the Mighty No. 9 forums, and here I review various anime and video games and I post a new review, or a mindless, rambling, barely coherent rant every Sunday (usually before 5 PM PST). I also now have a Twitter account (because I needed one in order enter the sweepstakes) @CRESC3N7. Follow if you want, I don't really care. Anyway, here is an introduction to the type of reviews I do: Let's review Kill la Kill.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Fools Joke Post

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

DEMO-lition: Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars

A video game demo review/first look.
Greetings everyone. All five of you who read my blog. Anyway, this week I'm going to be doing something different. Atlus has apparently set up a sweepstakes for it's latest game "Conception II," that being if you talk about the demo in any way, shape, or form and tweet or to Atlus, you get a chance to win a digital copy of Dragon's Crown for the Vita (We have it for the PS3 and I don't have a Vita),  Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked (Which I own a physical copy), Etrian Odyssey Untold (Ditto), and Etrian Odyssey IV..... Okay, that I don't own. So I've taken this opportunity to try out a new segment for my blogs called "DEMO-lition" where I look over a demo (usually for my 3DS) and grade it based on whether or not the demo got me interested in the full game. So let's begin this experiment with the Demo to Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars, a game that takes the Social Link and Dungeons from Persona, add an unique battle system on top of it, and thrown in every dating sim game you can think of into it and complete the picture with the most sexually suggestive gameplay mechanics since Ar Tonelico.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Anime Review: Maria Holic

Sorry, I'm late this week. There was a streaming event that I regularly watch, and this week's episode was a complete train wreck. I don't want to go into details here about what the show was and what it is about because it has nothing to do with either video games nor anime and is rather political in it's nature, thus I want to distance it from this blog because I don't want to cause unnecessary division. Also, I don't have a video game review ready because the game I'm play "Etrian Odyssey Untold" is rather lengthy. So another anime review it is and this time it's a series about girls, and girls who like girls, and guys who dress up as girls. Yeah, it's one of those series.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Crescent's Thoughts On: Sarkeesian's "Theft" and the New Game From IntiCreates or Just when Anita Sarkeesian's project couldn't look any more dubious and There is something TOTALLY AWESOME just around the corner.

Before I begin I have some big news... Or at least big news for me. Tomorrow I have an interview for a job and, if all goes well, I can FINALLY start acquiring money... Of course that would also mean I would have far less free time to play video games, watch anime, and review both. But hey, I would have an actual income. But enough about that on to what I'm going to be ranting on about for this week, sorry I don't have anything more interesting to talk about.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Anime Review: Heroman

A new week, a new review. There are a few news items that I want to make mention of, but I don't want to bog down this review with other things so I might make a separate post for them. Other than that, I have my new verdict banners all made up as well as a template for all my review banners that will replace my old ones over on my "Anime Reviews" and "Video Game Reviews" pages, so those will be down until I've finished updating them, which depending on how lazy I am could take a while, but hopefully they will be done within a week. But for now, I present to you HEROMAN! A super hero anime from the most American of all nations: Japan.... wait...

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Crescent's Thoughts On: The "Next" Gen or How this "Next generation" of gaming looks surprisingly like the old one.

Which Black, barely distinguishable console do you want to own?
Hi there, ho there. Like always nothing much is going on with my life although you might have notice that there is something slightly different about my blog. That's right, I've changed the Banner as well as my Avatar. I'm also going to change what my "Verdict" banners look like as well as start on the long over due process of actually updating my Reviews list. See the was that some time ago my computer died on me which required me to get another one, which of course requires redownloading everything I had on it including my image editing software "GIMP." Unfortunately, the version of GIMP I got is slightly different as the one I was using, Namely the Sepia tone filter was a gray filter rather than a brownish filter. And I was too lazy to try to fix that problem, so for forever I wasn't creating any new banners for my reviews because it would have look significally different from my older ones and creating new template would have been a whole another ordeal. But now I've finally started updating my blog so expect changes in the upcoming weeks. But for now, there's something else that I feel I need to make mention and that is the "Next generation."

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Game Review: Liberation Maiden

Shooter; 3DS (eShop Download); Level 5/Grasshopper Manufacture; 2012
So this review came out of no where. I'm not in the habit of buying games even if they are on sale for really cheap for the sole reason that I don't have any form of income besides what I might fine while walking down the street. Even if the game is only a few dollars I'm hesitant to get it because it could escalate into a hefty sum if I buy too many "cheap" games. However, after a few days of contemplation and the fact that, the Level 5 sale was going to end soon, I decided to plop little over $3 to get a game I had my eye on ever since it was announced: Liberation Maiden. A game made by Level 5 using the whacked out brain of Suda 51. So before I venture forth to try to find $3 on the pavement outside, I'll give you my review of Liberation Maiden and was this game worth my lunch money.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Anime Review: R.O.D. TV

Another week another review. Nothing much to talk about this week, other than the fact that it was difficult to get this review up and running. First I couldn't decide on the Anime to review, then I couldn't remember one of the anime I watch recently, and then I groaned every time I remember the anime we JUST finished watching. Anyway, onto this week's review: R.O.D. also known as Read Or Die.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Game Review: Kirby Mass Attack

Action Platformer; Nintendo DS; Nintendo/HAL Laboratory; 2011
Sorry this review is a day late. Currently my cousin is visiting and yesterday we where snowed in which made getting him out kind of difficult. So I spent my day playing good host to him which included kicking his ass in Persona 4 Arena and Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3. Anyway, this week's review has nothing to do with Marvel, Capcom, or Personas. Instead we have a game about everyone's favorite pink creampuff being decimated. I think that's how you use that word. Anyway, it's time for Kirby Mass Attack (Not to be confused with Kirby Mass Effect where Kirby is constantly walking up to people and saying "I should be going").

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Anime Review: Wolf Children

Not much to say this week. My cousin is in town for the next week and apparently between crashing at my Dad's girlfriend's house and hanging out with me and my brothers, he much prefers us so I might have to play host for him at some point during the week. Other than that not much is going on. Which leaves me with no segue into my anime review, so the next sentence is going to flow as naturally as a brick to the frontal lobe. Mamoru Hosoda is somewhat of a rising star in the anime world. After his start as a director for one of the Digimon movies as well as a One Piece movie, Hosoda went on to become what many would consider the next Hayao Miyazaki with such hits as "The Girl Who Leap Through Time" and "Summer Wars." Now with his latest film "Wolf Children" has Hosoda cemented his place among industry legends? Well what do you think the word "Masterpiece" means?

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Game Review: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers

RPG; Nintendo 3DS; Atlus; 2013
Continuing my on going quest to reallocate all of my available funds directly towards Atlus, I have come to the 3rd longest game title I have ever run across: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers (oddly enough, the 2 longest game titles I've run across are also Devil Summoner games). This 3DS remake of a SEGA Saturn game that was later ported to the PSOne (Like most of the Saturn library), has never before been seen outside of Japan, namely because it was made during a time where playing a game about killing God and punching out the devil was thought to have been "too extreme" for US audiences. But now, one of the long lost entries in the famous Shin Megami Tensei series has finally hit US shores. Is it worth the wait?

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Anime Review: Sunday Without God

Well, I've got a few reviews lined up. Finished watching R.O.D. both the OVA and the TV series, and also watched the latest masterpiece by Mamoru Hosoda (The director of The Girl who Leap Through Time and my personal favorite Summer Wars) Wolf Children. I also have just beaten Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers and am currently making my way through Kirby Mass Attack (I wanted to put a game in between Soul Hackers and Etrian Odyssey Untold so that I don't burn out on First Person dungeon crawlers as fast). But first this Sunday is going to be a Sunday Without God... Because that's the name of the anime I'm reviewing , not because I'm an Atheist or anything... I mean I am an Atheist but... Yeah, let's just get on with the review.