Goku in Smash Bros. No Longer Seems so Far-Fetched

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Goku will never make it into Super Smash Bros. That’s what I always told myself around the time Super Smash Bros. Brawl came out and the pleas from Dragon Ball Z fans became relevant upon the addition of Snake as a guest character. Why the hell would they add Goku? He’s not even a video game character. On top of that, Super Smash Bros. is a celebration of Nintendo characters. Snake is only a one-time guest. You stupid idiots. Goku will never be in the game. Ever. Ever.

Fast forward ten-plus years. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has opened the floodgates to inviting a seemingly endless list of participants through their DLC additions. Their most recent addition is Joker from Persona 5, who became playable two days ago. Joker from Persona 5? Well… that’s interesting. Continue reading “Goku in Smash Bros. No Longer Seems so Far-Fetched”

Star Wars: Episode IX Will Probably Be Bad (To Me)

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The Last Jedi was a very flawed film. Multiple film critics, including popular Youtube group RedLetterMedia, have dragged it across the ground for its incessant amount of logical leaps, goofy theatrics, and horribly uneven tone. All of these are issues I, too, found to be distracting when I watched the film. With all of these swirling opinions surrounding the film, which includes a harsh distaste from the general populace of Star Wars fanatics of the past, I went into my second viewing rather pessimistic that I would enjoy it as much as I did the first time.

Something strange happened: I didn’t like it any less, nor any more. My opinion stayed more or less the same, and the reasoning came from a quality most fans hissed at quite prominently: change. Continue reading “Star Wars: Episode IX Will Probably Be Bad (To Me)”

E-102 Gamma: Sonic Adventure’s Greatest and Most Underwhelming Achievement

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Yesterday, I started playing Sonic Adventure again, the first time since roughly 2016. The last time I played the game, I came to the conclusion that it was bad, stacked with the evidence pointed out by various peers and Youtube critics. Playing it again now, it is still pretty bad. Why is this important? Because I still had the urge to play it. Knowing full well the experience is overall unremarkable, my desire to revisit the story of Sonic Adventure burned until I finally satiated it with yet another playthrough. Continue reading “E-102 Gamma: Sonic Adventure’s Greatest and Most Underwhelming Achievement”

The Ideal Anime Hero

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Two notes before I begin:

  1. While the term “Hero” may imply the use of male characters as an archetype, I am using the term as a gender-neutral definition, such that this post can (and will) feature descriptions and characteristics applicable to both sexes.
  2. This post will be very similar in structure to a previous post about creating my perfect “waifu.” While that post was more of a Valentine-esque joke, this post will (generally) be serious.

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You Don’t Need to Beat a Game to Properly Review It

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On the range of controversial gaming opinions, I’m not 100% sure where this is. I know videogamedunkey’s Game Critics video makes it apparent that he feels game critics should generally finish games before reviewing them, and I think many game purists would agree. I don’t think this opinion is as controversial as it is different, and to some, counter-intuitive, which I get. Having reviewed over forty games in my time as a video game reviewer, I’ve come to terms with the fact presented within the title of this post: I don’t think one needs to complete a game to review it. Continue reading “You Don’t Need to Beat a Game to Properly Review It”