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It took a lot of adventuring, but now the Penetrator armor is mine. What a crazy secret to add, even by From Software standards. A shame that armor in Demon's Souls sucks, but hey, it's the thought that counts. It was such an obvious omission.


 
 
 

You know, From Software has really made strides when it comes to making engaging demi-god fights this year. Poor ol' Doran here dropped his combat script and never found it again. Not even when he mysteriously caught the plague for some odd reason.


 
 
 

I have successfully completed my community service and all I got was this lousy hat. Thrusting sword spam remains an evervile strategy.


 
 
 

I beat Crash 4 with 39% completion and I'm not looking back. The controls and new mechanics were delightful, but I completely gave up on boxes after a while. The levels are just too damn long and I barely poked at the extra/inverted levels.


 
 
 

I think I got what I could out of the Tony Hawk remake as someone who never touched the series for more than 20 minutes growing up. Beyond the killer vibe, I really enjoyed the stat growth being in tune with my own skill as I learned to suck less shit.


 
 
 

Had a much better experience with the Dark Souls card game today. I ran a mage so we could handle those damn Old Knights and their 3 fucking defence, but we also came up with a house rule to draft treasure cards so that build choices are more viable.

 
 
 

The Demon's Souls remake was a delightful little thing after Elden Ring. I have my misgivings about the new recordings and songs, but the gameplay audio kicks ass and the minor QoL updates were very nice. Curious about their original project now.


 
 
 

Was a stuffed birthday. Got a couple of games (Touhou SC & Valfaris) an N. Oxide Funko and a sofa table, started on the DeS remake, watched Lightyear & Samurai Jack, made pancakes and was crushed by the Dark Souls 2 expansion for the card game. Good times


 
 
 

Playing Crash 4 and the Tony Hawk remake is so bittersweet. They're delightful, but knowing what Activision did to the devs makes it hard to fully enjoy them.

 
 
 

MY TV GAVE ME A START-UP 3-SECOND POP-UP AD FOR A STADIA TRIAL, WHAT THE FUCK?!


 
 
 

After multiple years and a restart, I finished reading Metro 2034. The old criticisms apply (it's really hard to follow the plot with all the Russian names), but now it adds multiple perspectives as well, which made me lose track of things even more.


 
 
 

Klonoa 1 cleared! I even did the extra level, which I've never done before. This is shaping up to be a sane Platinum. Few of those to be had, but I suppose Bamco doesn't want to ruin the series' image by challenging people to speedrun and get all crystals


 
 
 

Shadowrun Hong Kong is definitively my favourite of the bunch. While the story is simpler, the party members kick ass, both narratively and mechanically. My pistol mage was no slouch either, even in the extra story. They even made decking less tedious.


 
 
 

I put my 4K TV through its "paces" today. Digimon Rumble Arena when stretched by a PS3's dumb settings sure was an experience. I also subjected my friend to some Fuse, which I wanted to see in co-op. It's one hell of a time capsule, but it's decent-ish.

 
 
 

Persona 3 Dancing had a bit more money to it than I thought. It's nice to see the cast again, even if they're weirdly upbeat and non-depressed. BUT HOW CAN YOU RECREATE SO MANY ASSETS WITHOUT SCHEDULING A FULL REMAKE ATLUS, AAAAAAAAAARRRRGGHH!


 
 
 

I finally watched the Trails Second Chapter OVA! Condensing 80 hours of game into 80 minutes of OVA is kind of comical, but the animation was really good, especially the fight scenes. Still, it only works for fans who want to see a bit of SC animated.


 
 
 

My vacation is off to a good start, since I finished an anime for the first time in months! Death Parade's gimmick is mostly a vehicle for short stories of varying quality, but I quite liked it. Kinda wish it was more like the OP though, looks so fun.



 
 
 
 
 

FUCK YOU YOZORA, I WIN! YOUR LASER PYRAMIDS ARE NOTHING IN THE FACE OF MY JUST-FRAME FORM ACTIVATION AND I BEAT YOUR HEALTH DRAIN BY COUNTING TO 5! I AM SO EXCITED TO PICK UP KH4 FOR HALF OFF A YEAR AFTER RELEASE NOW!


 
 
 

I beat the KH3 data battles! I wanna say they weren't as unhinged as 2's. Terranort, Xemnas, Xion and Vanitas were the hardest, with the last one being my favourite. Xehanort was weirdly easy. Current status on Yozora:


 
 
 

I got around to beating the story part of the KH3 DLC. It's very much a director's cut full of cool things that should have been there the first time around. Goes to show that the series has its worth, it's just that Nomura doesn't know how to leverage it

 
 
 

Guess who just found out you have to manually activate your LAN on the PS5 and increased his download speed tenfold.


 
 
 

As lead-up to me finally playing Dad of Boy to see if I want Ragnarok, I've popped open the GoW3 remaster for maximum mood whiplash. It looks amazing and is such a fun display of money-burning. I totally forgot that Kratos goes all tsundere for a scene.


 
 
 

Jak 2 is a harem isekai. That is all.

 
 
 
 


About Kerrik52one of us since 3:12 AM on 02.28.2016

Greetings, one and all. I'm known as Kerrik52 around these parts and I'm Swedish dude working as an app developer.

I play a lot of games, even the bad ones if they have something interesting to offer. I then write about them on this site for you all to read. I've written about a ton of stuff, but nowadays I mostly write reviews of games with the odd disscussion blog making its way out of my brain every month. My pride and joy is my From Software retrospective, which I highly recommend as a substitute to actually struggling through their first-person games on your own.

When it come to games, I'm mostly an action, platformer, horror, Immersive Sim and JRPG fanatic, but I try to keep my gaming diet varied from time to time. Here are some games/series I love:

Souls Games
God Hand
Immersive Sims
Resident Evil 4
Tales of
Ratchet & Clank
Devil May Cry
Legacy of Kain
Spyro the Dragon
Shin Megami Tensei
Anything by Falcom
Yakuza

I have a very low standard for movies, but I still have some distinct favorites. These include:

Coraline
Tintin
The Secret Life of Walter Witty
Pooh's Grand Adventure

Anime is a bite of a side-gig for me, but I'm a proud member of the Symphogear Choir.


Go ahead and share a piece of your world with me and I'll pay back in kind. Don't be deterred if I answer you with a wall of text though. I just can't help it sometimes.
 
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