Trigun / Trigun Stampede

…some would describe Trigun as a show consisting of “mostly filler”, but that is a gross misrepresentation of the truth when in actuality, each and every one of those “filler” episodes is so deeply important and strictly necessary for the viewer to appreciate and fully experience the show, filler in name only simply because of the way in which Trigun’s anime adaptation deviated from the original source material it was born from, or the way in which those filler episodes arguably “deviate” from the main plotline, a semantic and technical distinction so unbelievably misguided it is astounding.… Read more.

Gangsta

…I already made mention that I appreciated the show presenting its subject matter in a multifaceted and thoughtful way, but narratives like these largely defined by the way in which the events happening within them speak for themselves absolutely need strong resolutions in order to have impact or tell a story effectively—Happy Sugar Life is a really good example of that, a show that would be absolutely pointless and ultimately waste your time if not for the way in which it ended allowing it to make an impactful statement about the things which took place during its runtime.… Read more.

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

…that’s part of what defines Cyberpunk as a genre—the chemistry and camaraderie between members of an effective, close-knit team contrasted against dark undertones of hopeless, futile struggle to overcome a rigged system and individual chase after lofty, ultimately doomed dreams, and it’s this particular element which makes Cyberpunk: Edgerunners immediately more engaging than the video game that it spawned from.… Read more.

Unrealistic Expectations

…but once major studios came to the realization that they could be making way more money than they were already simply by incorporating the very same tactics used by the mobile and free-to-play game studios they were ignoring (largely as a result of attempting to appeal to what at the time was their primary audience, the “core gamer”), everything shifted because that audience of core gamers were being actively shunned by major studios and publishers for the sake of appealing to and taking advantage of the broadest audience possible.… Read more.

Empathy

…now, criticism is not harassment. That much is something I believe in deeply as a critic myself. But could you argue that some of what is said or done during some of the Content Cop videos goes beyond being simple criticism and becomes harassment?… Read more.

New YouTube video!

Hey there epic gamers, 49 GB here. We just finished premiering the first episode of the Skull Lantern Podcast, which you can find here! For anyone coming to this site from that video or just from my YouTube channel in general, welcome and enjoy your stay!… Read more.

His and Her Circumstances

I am a firm believer in the notion that a good story is not about coming up with a good idea, but strong execution of whatever idea it is that you do have; essentially, good writing is not about coming up with premises, it’s about the ability to make something compelling out of even the most basic premise.… Read more.

Upcoming review

I just finally finished getting everything set up and all of my already existing work archived, so this’ll be the first unique post I make (outside of what’s written on my About page); hello everyone/anyone who might be reading and welcome!… Read more.

Hogwarts Legacy, “Professional” Journalism, and How Financial Incentive Can Corrupt Completely

I have been doing critique for quite a while. It was only somewhat recently however that I really started to become comfortable with the idea of being a self-professed “critic”. Despite that, I think it’s important that I be honest with the both of us about what exactly it is that I’m doing here, and how it’s been exaggerated by the insane political discourse that has erupted around Hogwarts Legacy for over a month now.… Read more.