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I tried to check if a different browser would allow me to upload images to the blog editor again and all I was rewarded with was access to Seymour's edit page.


 
 

Soul Hackers 2 update: 25 hours in the plot has ground to a halt while I'm busy tending to my party. I love how all of the systems intersect to create a really dense RPG experience with constant progression. And it even feels balanced correctly!

 
 

Amnesia Rebirth was better than I was led to believe. The criticism I've read about its boring opening hours are correct, but Frictional's way of writing and designing is so enthralling to me. The spooks are old hat, but the puzzles are fun!


 
 

Despite P5R making me question my will to live, Soul Hackers 2 has me hooked. Having an MC with not only a personality, but the gumption to counter-rap a boss 30 minutes after being born sold me immediately. It also starts super fast compared to Persona.


 
 

Adults with boring family need to make their own Christmas, so here is my Black Friday haul. Ghost of Sushi was a surprisingly hard bargain to find, I had to order it from a camera shop. One that sent me free candy to boot!


 
 

I'm officially on the Utawarerumono train now. I'm not much of a VN guy and Prelude certainly is 50% hijinks, but there's a bit of strategy combat that doesn't make my brain hurt and the game fucking assaulted me with non-stop twists by the end.


 
 

I was cold on Resident Evil 8 for a good few hours, but past Moreau it really opened up and never stopped going. Awesome stuff all around, frankly.


 
 

THERE IS A NEW SYMPHOGEAR PROJECT IN THE WORKS, IT JUST KEEPS GOING!


 
 

I found this great Legacy of Kain shitpost and I'm sharing it, timeliness and its horrid lips be damned.


 
 

I woke up to the news of Yuji Naka getting arrested over insider trading and Embracer Group reporting absurdly many responses for the Legacy of Kain survey.


 
 

I blasted through Ragnarok doing everything worthwhile in 45 hours. That's some fine-ass video gaming, well worth the 2 whole months I had to wait on it. It's to the point where it's so big that I'm impressed they ended up with so few design flaws.

 
 

Reading Shamus Young's book about a reanimated corpse in the year of his own passing has been a morose, yet positive experience. The Witch Watch is a short but tight novel about magic in Victorian England and it felt realistic without being super serious.


 
 

Ragnarök update: This game has more money than God and Ive had a lot of fun taking down The Callous, The Zealous, The Feared and the Stolid as soon as I could. The rest brought adds and that shit just don't work when you're underlevelled.

 
 

My first 3 hours of Ragnarök were great, but I'm not giddy over it exactly. Still, with the improvements to air juggling, sprint speed and cliff jumping, the game has inched ever closer to God Hand. They removed my beloved heavy charged fist combo tho. :

 
 

Since I'm done with the Dishonored 2 "duology" I've been reading up on some of the secrets and holy hell is my brain too small. Arkane implemented so many logical reprecussions for player actions and powers. The Stilton Manor "thing" is insane!

 
 

Arkane really knows how to shake things up. DotO was a challenging romp, since they mixed and matched powers both to empower and depower the player, leading me to relearn how to approach things. I wish more devs were this experimental.


 
 

That's a wrap on Dishonored 2. Since the setup is identical to the first, it felt like the same plot, only with better mechanics and a couple of kick-ass levels. That's nice, but there's something about the world they created that's still lacking.


 
 

I feel pretty done with the Witcher show after S2. I got what I came for and now have a vague understanding of some character backstories but I don't care for the scope creep turning it into Big Fantasy Epic(tm) that needs a prequel show.

 
 

I gave Darkwood 2 sessions before throwing in the towel. No disrespect towards developer intent, it's just too mean, slow and oppressive for me right now. If it wasn't structured around crafting, maybe I'd feel different about it.


 
 

The Clockwork Mansion in Dishonored 2 was a rad level to explore and gave me some good Thief 2 vibes. These levels are stupid long first time through, it took me the entire day! Also, Emily's powerset suits me much better than Corvo's.

 
 

Happy 20th anniversary to Ratchet & Clank, you are now retro! This game and the series that followed mean so much to me, so I'm glad the series somehow still lives. If I wasn't so busy with Legacy of Kain, I might be giving it the retrospective treatment.


 
 

Judgment felt fresh in ways Yakuza 6 failed to. It's mired in minor issues, but the new angle, the sane mystery plot, the minigames and the dub made Kamurocho feel new again. Now to not play another RGG game for at least 8 months or I'll break down.


 
 

The Steam sale only got me to pick up a copy of Madness Returns for cheap since I missed my window of purchase while it was gone. GOG's on the other hand got me to buy all of this shit for next to nothing, putting my backlog quest in danger.


 
 

With Netflix threatening to undermine their business by cracking down on password sharing, I've focused on getting through The Witcher. Season 1 was really fun, this universe has so much to offer, especially since I can fill in some blanks from game 1.


 
 

The promised day is here! I immediately reinstalled DS2 and rotated through my PVP characters and finally gave the Moonlight Greatsword a fair shake. Getting back to playing around with the Alonne Sword, Warped Sword and dual whips was so much fun!


 
 

THERE REALLY ARE SPOILERS FOR RAGNAROK OUT IN THE OPEN! HAVE THESE PEOPLE NO SHAME?!


 
 

Spooky season is upon us, so I revisited Haunting Ground for a bit. That game is so delightfully creepy without being downright scary. They put in so many neat touches and secrets to make it replayable. I also found this goofy remix on the soundtrack.

 
 

MY JUDGE EYES HAVE PERCEIVED THE PERPETRATOR, OFFICER. THIS MAN RIGHT HERE FONDLED THOSE ASSES.


 
 

I've decided to focus on some 30 FPS games that need playing, since adjusting to and from it is such an eye strain. Turns out there are different classes of them. Judgment feels like ass, while Dead Space on PS3 looks and plays great on my OLED.

 
 

As my proper introductory boomer shooter, Blood went above my expectations. It's stupid hard on anything but the first two difficulties and the bosses suck shit, but all the unique spooky assets and meaty explosions make it work.


 
 

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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