Reviews & features

Video/PC game reviews

The 7th Guest
Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia
Atelier Rorona Plus
Bevel’s Painting
Blank Dream
Chip’s Challenge
Civilization II
Disgaea: Hour of Darkness
Disgaea 1 Complete
Doki Doki Literature Club!
Dreaming Sarah
Freedom Planet
Grand Theft Auto
Grandia II
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone
Knuckles Chaotix
Momodora II
Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Persona 3 Portable
Persona 4: Dancing All Night
Persona 4 Golden
Persona 5
Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight
Prince of Persia
Princess Remedy in a World of Hurt
Saya no Uta
Shin Megami Tensei III/Nocturne
Shin Megami Tensei IV
SimCity 2000
Skies of Arcadia
Sonic CD
Takeshi no Chousenjou/Takeshi’s Challenge
Umineko no Naku Koro ni
Windows Entertainment Pack (123)
You Have 10 Seconds
Yume Nikki

Music reviews

Burn My Dread: -Reincarnation: Persona 3-
Cowboy Bebop (all four main OSTs)
Flame ~Homura~ Ar tonelico II Hymmnos Concert Side Crimson and Waterway ~Mio~ Ar tonelico II Hymmnos Concert Side Blue
NieR:Automata Original Soundtrack
Moe Moe EP by Moe Shop
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Original Soundtrack and Maniacs Extra Soundtrack
Sonic the Hedgehog: Passion & Pride: Anthems With Attitude from the Sonic Adventure Era
Touhou Explosive Jazz 6 by Tokyo Active NEETs


After Dark
Encarta 97


And now for the stuff that wouldn’t fit anywhere else, so I put it here:

Unfinished SimCity 2000 Project

At the beginning of 2017, I started playing a game of SimCity 2000, one of my childhood favorites, on hard mode with the worst geographical settings possible. The result is below: part screenshot Let’s Play, part tutorial, part political drama. Just like Nikolai Gogol’s great novel Dead Souls, it remains forever unfinished, but it’s still worth reading. (Yes, I am comparing myself with one of the world’s greatest authors.)

Part IPart IIPart IIIPart IVPart VPart VIPart VIIPart VIIIPart IXPart XPart XIPart XIIPart XIIIPart XIVPart XV

Anime reviews: anime for people who hate anime

Here are some pieces I wrote about anime that your typical “normies” might enjoy. Recommend these to those of your friends who aren’t already corrupted.

Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji
Humanity Has Declined
Legend of the Galactic Heroes
Mahjong Legend Akagi: The Genius Who Descended into the Darkness
Welcome to the NHK!

Aimless bullshit

On occasion, I get a fire in my gut, and I write something I regret in the morning.  I never take it down, though.  Here’s a selection of my brain excrement.  If you need a reason to hate me, read all of the following nonsense.

Why write?
Politics, video games, and “nerd culture”
The myth of the entitled gamer
Why I’m not excited about the Final Fantasy VII remake
What kinds of mushrooms are Mario and Luigi eating? 
Amazon thinks I’m a pervert
How to misuse your ellipses and infuriate your readers
Pennoyer v. Neff v. Mitchell v. me


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