Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward Review

Zero Escape Vol. 2_ Virtue's Last Reward (99)Following the initial release of 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors, the game failed to capture a sizable market in Japan, with sales failing to surpass 50,000, while in the west it sold enough to justify a second printing.  Because of this the game was viewed as a success, and a sequel was put forward, one that would release on two platforms in order to maximize the audience, feature a far larger and more ambitious story, and be rebranded under the moniker of Zero Escape.  However, the game failed to perform adequately in Japan, and there was a brief period where it was believed the series would end forever on the cliffhanger of the series.  Which would have been a colossal shame, but that isn’t the case as the final chapter is due out in a week.  But before that, let’s dig into the middle chapter of this trilogy with Virtue’s Last Reward. Continue reading

Rundown (6/05-6/11) PRE3 2016: Now With Less Eroge

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E3 2016 is days away, and PRE3 2016 is in full effect.  Reveals were made, trailers dropped, and leaks are still dripping from the sweaty underbelly of the video game industry in anticipation for the hype driven commercialized video game event of the year.  I could be jaded and cynical about the whole blasted affair, but I’d gain nothing but smug satisfaction in doing so.  It’s a fun and exciting time in the world of video games, so I may try to enjoy it and everything related to it. Continue reading

Zero Escape: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors Review

999_LogoSo, it’s been about four years since I originally reviewed Zero Escape: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors, and with the third installment in the series, Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma only a month away, I decided I should refresh myself on a series whose intricacies and strong narratives that acted as a key source of inspiration for me as a writer.  …And of course I’m going to review them.  I mean, the very idea of investing a lengthy amount of time into a game and not reviewing it would be positively preposterous after doing this for four years. Continue reading

Rundown (3/27-4/02) Like A Tsundere… ?

0 20160324175445_1Jeepers am I going to have a lot of games to play this month.  Hyper Light Drifter came out on March 31st, Hunie Cam Studios launches April 4th, Danganronpa 2 is out April 18th, and Double Root: Before Crime After Days Xtend Edition is out sometime this month.  Plus a proper review of Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin should be up whenever I find time to finish that game amidst this chaos.  Seriously, this is the reason why I don’t like buying lots of games at launch.  You need to build your schedule around release dates, get 60% through a lot of games, and then stop suddenly and hopefully get back to it later. Continue reading

Rundown (12/28-1/03) Fart 4 Friendshipping

0 KLK DOuble Friendship surpriseWell, 2015 is now upon us.  It is a nice number, multiple of five, and has a nice calendar.  It also happens to be the year where I will set a few of my upcoming novellas during, as I am the sort of guy who needs to tell the reader the date when writing a story.  It is a dumb obsessive trait that I will probably never work out of, mostly due to how I doubt anybody will ever talk to me about my stories.  Hell, they are a secret to everybody I know off of the interwebs, partially due to how I lack any friends… Continue reading