Sony, what are you doing?

So when I read the news about the details that Sony released about the upcoming PlayStation 5, I was a bit pleasantly surprised that my expectations of the coming hardware upgrade to that next generation seemed to be surpassed. Little did I know in that moment that something else was making the rounds about Sony…

Roadtrip!: Final Fantasy XV! (5ish hours in)

 Let me preface this entire piece with an acknowledgment that many people who have come to hate this game do so because of Squares implementation of DLC, and the numerous patches with bits and pieces of content thrown in. Yes, A game should release in a 100% percent finished state. Yes, DLC should not stand…

PSN Name Change – what’s the point?

So today Sony has announced that users can finaly change their PSN online IDs (might not be available in your region just yet, but they are in the process of rolling it out). But just like in the beta announcements, significant caveats remain. Only PS4 games published after April 1, 2018 even officially support the…

Classic Cartoons: The Transformers (S1E01)

Season: 1 Episode: 1 Name: More than Meets the Eye, Part 1 Preface I didn’t get to see much of the original cartoon when it originally aired. For us here in Germany it only started airing in 89, about 5 years after the original release, and only a small portion of it. Altogether 39 out…

Of hard games, accessibility and Easy Modes

It’s this time of the year again. FROMSOFTWARE, japanese gamedev studio most famously known for their “Dark Souls” series have made another game.And just like Christmas happening every year, this too caused the ever same reaction to their releases since their first iteration of “Dark Souls” hit mainstream appeal in 2011. It opened the floodgates…

Short Report: Edna & Harvey – The Breakout

So after several years of having this game “incomplete” (got to somewhere around one third of the game), last weekend I FINALLY completed it. And boy is this game a trip especially towards the end. On the cover, the game looks innocent enough, with its cartoony artstyle, the funnily written characters and the main character…

Google Stadia – Some Thoughts

So last week Google announced their new gaming platform “Stadia”. Basically it is a game streaming service that allows you to play games on all devices with a Chrome Browser. For the few details they have announced you can go here. “A platform for everyone” Well how do I put it… I don’t believe that…

Anime Impressions: “Haikyuu!!” – 3 Seasons

Generally, I do not watch sports anime at all (not interested in the sports and often they are far too much over the top, like Prince of Tennis). But friends convinced me to give this series a chance, which turned out to be a good choice. A while back we finished watching the third season…

Things players should know for Final Fantasy VII

A Final Fantasy themed piece? Let alone one on the most popular one among fans? VII, you say? Oh yes! With the game having an an official on Nintendo and Microsoft consoles for the first time since the games launch, I felt this would be a fantastic time give what Id consider my most important…

Kickstarter Experiences – Crayon Chronicles

Let’s have a look at one of the smallest campaigns I supported in my Kickstarter list. Crayon Chronicles is number 41 and ran from the 6th of March, 2013 to the 1st of April, 2013. So that’s just a bit longer than a year after the Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter. As a short description of…