Yep been playing that, would have had a first (or halfway through) impressions but I got engrossed in it and I have no completed the game so this will be my full "review" of it. And since I dislike doing these without some sort of image to accompany them I have again put a selection of my FFXIV screenshots (both SFW and NSFW ones) in the spoiler at the bottom (including the sort of shot I never took with any of the bethesda games) but anyway that comes lately onto the review.
Been doing a lot of gposing in FFXIV lately so thought I'd share a selection of the images I've taken, there's a combination of SFW and NSFW images here as well as a combination of character presets (although with a heavy focus on my midlander and Au Ra) so pick a favourite but one of these is the best FFXIV image I've ever taken (number 10 for those interested, although I quite like 1 and 2 as well.) Thought I'd actually upload something here since I've been neglecting it.
Been sat on this topic for a while now but never got around to posting it until now. I've also started playing Warframe again so decided to attach an image of my Excalibur frame.
But anyway the main meat of this entry. As some of you know I took up writing, I even posted the first 4 chapters of what I was writing at the time. I actually really liked the world I created for that story however I ended up hitting a block. That block then caused me to realise a few things and as a result
Yep gonna be giving my impressions on Lost Ark in this one. This is NOT review, while I have given reviews for MMOs in the past (namely FFXIV) it was mostly individual expansions rather than the game as a whole. But anyway this will be split in two; the good and the bad, I'll also have a shot of my Lost Ark character as well.
So the good, or the section of things I like.
There's actually quite a bit I like. Most notable is the combat in it, I find the combat to be really enjoyab
Sorry no images on this one either unfortunately.
So what I wanted to talk about is the localisation of eastern games. This has been sparked by the release of Lost Ark now server issues aside the game (from what little I've managed to play so far) is pretty solid ARPG although I am terrible at ARPGs, so why am I bringing it up? And why have I included it in the title? Well it's because of the controversy surrounding its English release.
I'm not that far into the game but
Yep going to be "reviewing" the new pokemon game and sorry no images in this one I've got some from the game itself but I'm too busy actually playing it to upload them to my PC. Anyway on with the review.
I'll start with the negatives and by negatives I mean the major ones that aren't just purely down to personal preference (or are but to a lesser degree.) The biggest of these are the graphics while they're not necessarily bad per se but they could definitely have done with some extr
Wasn't going to do anymore for this but I'm pretty proud of this fight scene (I've not actually gotten to this point within the story yet but I wanted to get it set down before I forgot about it.) So a bit of background that isn't in the settings entry for this sub category; Prophets are essentially the Gods' angels and are some of the deadliest beings in the setting, capable of killing immortals and keeping them killed usually the only things that can fight a Prophet are other Prophets or peopl
Been meaning to do this entry for a few weeks now but I've been distracted by other things (I caved and installed the Chinese spyware that is Genshin Impact) so I'm only getting round to it now. This "review" will be split into 3 parts, parts 2 and 3 will be in a spoiler as they pertain to the story whereas part 1 is only about the new jobs and changes to a few of my go to jobs. Anyway onto the meat of the entry
The Jobs and Job changes
So with the release of a new expansion the
Got a basic bitch shot of Mist in this one but it will be about Football Manager 2022 which released today (well I preordered it and got access to it yesterday) normally I'd get a bit more playtime into a game before doing one of these but the FM games are the exception as at their core they're pretty much all the same thing so any changes are interface and match engine related.
So FM2022, most of its baseline systems are the same as previous instalments with the majority of changes
Don't feel right uploading without an image so have a basic bitch shot of my FFXIV character. However this entry will be my impressions of Metroid Dread.
So Metroid Dread, I'm going to preface this by saying I am not good at Metroidvania games so it was only a matter of time before I got to a wall I couldn't overcome. However what surprised me was just how long it took before I hit this wall so I've either gotten better at them (a distinct possibility since the only recent Metroidvan
Sorry only the one image in this one and it's part of the "review". What review you may ask? Well it's the "review" on Nobody. Normally I only do video game "reviews" since my preferred forms of entertainment are books (including manga) and video games with a few tv and anime series thrown in there movies aren't really my thing. Obviously there's movies that I love (Hot Fuzz immediately comes to mind for me) but in general I'll watch them, hell I'll watch some of them multiple times if I like th
Been meaning to upload this for a while, was going to have a special Fallout 4 image but that game is buggy as all hell for me so I couldn't take the shot I wanted to so we're doing it with out it. As the title says this entry will be partly about Tales of Arise which I have been playing and this will be my impressions after playing 24 hours of the game (I think I'm about halfway through the game right now.) The other thing will be more football manager stuff (I know it's not too popular but I e
The letter at the start of this one looks much better in my word editor but tab doesn't work in the blog editor. I'm actually quite proud of this one but again any critique is welcome. Chapter 2 can be found here while chapter 1 is here
Still not quite happy with the translation of the formatting from my word document to the blog entry but it's better than in chapter 1 (which you can find here) so here's the second chapter as with chapter 1 any critiques are very much welcome, I've got issues with this chapter as well (it's too short for my liking but I couldn't figure out how to extend it short of rolling it into chapter 1.)
First chapter of my story in the spoiler below, sorry about the formatting on it I originally had it in a google doc before moving it to a word document and the formatting fucked up during the move so I had to paste into this entry as plain text the later chapters should have better formatting. So enjoy and any critique is welcome (I have my own issues with this chapter but I'd like outside perspective on it) chapter 2 will be up tomorrow. Also if you missed it the overview of the setting is ava
I've mentioned in a few blog entries about this passion project, it's a story I've been writing with the title Stormrend and while I was originally going to upload the first four chapters as a file for you all to download while this entry gives an overview to the setting I changed my mind and will just copy and paste them into separate blog entries and since I don't like spamming blog entries it'll be one a day over 4 days starting tomorrow. This entry will be giving an overview of the setting f
Yep another entry where I'm leading with a screenshot from my Chester save on Football Manager and this time it's my current first choice striker. I mentioned in the last entry talking about this Chester game (found here) I'm challenging myself to keep the same group of players together, to elaborate more on that it's the group of players that made up my starting 11 at the end of my 3rd season (because that's when I managed to offload the players who were over 25) but this doesn't mean they can'
Simple title for what is effectively going to be one of my rambly entries, there is an image at the end of this so if that's all you're interested in it's in the spoiler.
Anyway pertaining the title of this entry, a simple three letters but ones that I feel are being ignored in modern entertainment in favour of pushing a batshit insane agenda. It's time for a bit of story time. Recently I read a book by an author called Nicholas Eames (and by recently I mean some time two years ago)
No I've not been watching Code Geass but I got bored at work and started thinking about how it goes off the deep end around the halfway mark of S2 with a lot of (at least in my opinion) fairly shoddy writing. Be warned there will be spoilers to S2 (or as much as I can remember that is) in this entry so if you haven't watched Code Geass be warned. Also I completed the main story for Monster Hunter Stories 2, so expect one of my "reviews" for that.
Code Geass stuff in the first spoiler
Basically an entry of assorted odds and ends, got two images of my FFXIV character (I say this every time, I need to open games like Skyrim, Oblivion and the Fallouts to take shots in them) as well as one of my Black Desert characters.
But anyway due to nostalgia I decided to go and watch Batman Beyond, this was really my first introduction to Batman (I had been aware of the character before, but obviously I was pretty young) and rewatching it as an adult I actually think I prefer Te
Just an entry with a bunch of odds and ends, got some additional stuff I wanted to say about the Trails of Cold Steel series as I've decided to replay it from I to IV a bit about a game I found in my steam library I completely forgot I had bought and some moaning about Steam (in relation to Skyrim.)
The forgotten game:
This will be the last entry where I mention the Trails of Cold Steel series as I finished IV last night and thought I'd give my impressions on the storyline from I to IV as I think I've said everything I want to about the gameplay. In all honestly Trails of Cold Steel is the weebiest game series I've played and given some of the games I play that's saying something. note there WILL be spoilers in this entry, no I haven't used tags as this is the entire point of this entry.
I know, I know you're all wondering why I'm starting this entry with an image of a player profile from Football Manager when I usually spoiler shit like this well it's because this particular player is part of a game I've been playing for the past month, I'm coming to the end of my 7th season, and this player popped out of my youth setup at the end of my first season. Now as you'll have probably noticed this is a Chester player and he has Champions League appearances this is because I've managed
No images in this one unfortunately just some musings mostly about The Lord of the Rings (hence the title) shouldn't be a long entry.
So I started re-reading The Lord of the Rings recently (starting with the Fellowship of the Ring, obviously) and since it's been so long since I read the books or watched the movies (I was 10/11 when I last read the books and I kinda skimmed them if I'm honest) I'm essentially going into this with a fresh perspective and holy shit reading this book as