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.