Saturday
Oct152016

QCF: I Am Setsuna

he status quo of the modern-day JRPG is getting more, and more polarizing by the year—and a lot of that has to do with the two very distinct audiences that the genre has gradually come to cater to. The term “JRPG” generally triggers thoughts of nostalgia for the genre’s heyday on the original PlayStation and SNES in the nineties, but lately, the definition has expanded into different territories that are now more synonymous with the style, with conventions like relationship building, and permanent character deaths.

There aren’t many earnest options around for the old camp of fans these days, and that’s what makes the original JRPG giant’s attempt to recapture that magic with I Am Setsuna so intriguing, and maybe even a little admirable in some aspects.

The new game from Square Enix is one that spares little time in chasing a legacy that most considered long forgotten, and while some of its methods used to deliver that experience are a bit rough, it still manages to be a memorable love letter that charmingly romanticizes the charms that defined what the genre used to be.

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Saturday
Oct152016

QCF: Song of the Deep

s vast as the ocean is, nothing compares to the depth that it hides below; there’s this whole other world that exists under the fathoms, upon fathoms of the sea’s underbelly. So one would imagine just how well the explorative dynamics of a Metroidvania-direction would complement that sort of setting, especially with the caliber of a developer like Insomniac Games at the helm—and Gamestop publishing it themselves to boot.

In spite of this surefire recipe for success however, Song of the Deep only manages to live up to be somewhat endearing at best, and hopelessly mediocre at worst.

 Yeah, I know; the review is already going downhill from the start but my impression just simply couldn’t help from being deflated by the fact that the game’s biggest flaw happens to be one of the most important elements to a successful Metroidvania title.

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Tuesday
Oct042016

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 157 - Touhou Genso Rondo -Bullet Ballet-

t's finally happening! A Touhou game on Bullet Heaven! But you may not have expected this to be the first... and we didn't expect it to resemble another certain game we've taken a look as quite as closely as it does. Daeruna Calls them Ballet Shooters. I call them pretty neat. But how does Touhou Genso Rondo stack up? Let't take a look in the Series 7 Finale!

Touhou Genso Rondo on PSN 

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Friday
Sep232016

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 156 - The Hurricane of Varstray

t's not especially often that a super-polished caravan-style vertical shooter is released these days, but Studio Siesta (Trouble Witches Neo!, Episode 52) seems to have it locked down with The Hurricane of Varstray. But how does it stack up?

CHECK OUT THE HURRICANE OF VARSTRAY:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/416380/

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Friday
Sep232016

Crate Dae! [#011] - I have the Book. Let's not be Silly. (Japan Crate)

i Hi Everyone! It's Crate Dae again! In this episode we take a look at the super neat Premium Japan Crate! Sugoi! What's inside? 

 

Check out Japan Crate! http://japancrate.com/

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Tuesday
Sep132016

Crate Dae! [#010] - Sempai Noticed Me (Akibento)

i hi! It's Crate Dae again! This time, we take a look at a Crate that's late: Akibento for August! August's theme was “Romance”!What could be inside?

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Tuesday
Sep132016

Crate Dae! Super Surprise Feature! [Episodes #006-#009]

i hi! It's time for a rapid-fire cavalcade of Crate Dae! Surprise! We did a whole bunch in a row, and now it's time to see what's inside! First up, we're taking a look at McFarlane Toys' Rabbids Invasion Series 2 blind bags. They were only a dollar each!

Next, we take a look at the Yo-Kai Watch Metal Pin Collection from Grin Studios! We didn;t know what these guys were at first, so Ser filled in the blanks in post-production!

We love Hot Wheels, and we found some Hot Wheels Mystery Models Blind Bags!! We took a look at a bunch of them; let's see what's inside!

Finally, we all know that everyone loves The Legend of Zelda! What's inside these Series 2 Zelda Tomy Gachapons?  

We really hope you liked our recent Crate Dae! Surprises! Don't forget to like and subscribe on YouTube! 

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Sunday
Sep042016

Bullet Heaven EX, Episode 33 - Caladrius Blaze

n episode 141 of Bullet Heaven HD, we took a look at Caladrius on the Xbox 360. It was a toned down version of a super fanservice heavy vertical shmup that was a little light on content but super approachable and pretty fun. H2 now brings the restored Caladrius to western audiences with Caladrius Blaze, featuring all kinds of extra goodies, less censorship and restored VO. But how does it stack up?  

CHECK OUT CALADRIUS BLAZE

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