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5☆ - Pinnacle of the Medium
4☆ - Hell Yeah
3☆ - Cool, I guess
2☆ - Ehhhhh
1☆ - Worst thing to jeopardize humanity's integrity since the invention of the nuclear bomb
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Participated in the 2021 Game of the Year Event

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Played 500+ games

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Journaled games once a day for a week straight

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Played 250+ games

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Played 100+ games

Favorite Games

Speed Racer: The Videogame
Speed Racer: The Videogame
Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
Persona 3 FES
Persona 3 FES
Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra
Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

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Total Games Played

016

Played in 2024

159

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Final Fantasy XVI: The Rising Tide
Final Fantasy XVI: The Rising Tide

Apr 19

Shin Megami Tensei IV
Shin Megami Tensei IV

Apr 17

Persona 3: The Answer
Persona 3: The Answer

Mar 22

Sonic Adventure 2
Sonic Adventure 2

Mar 19

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

Mar 14

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I fucking love Persona 3. But for years on end, I always avoided The Answer. Discussions online would always conclude with The Answer being nothing but just grindy, non-canon filler. An expansion not worth your time. My impressionable 14-year-old self sadly dismissed it entirely because of its reputation and moved on to other entries in the Shin Megami Tensei series. With The Answer returning to Persona 3 Reload as ($35?!) DLC, I finally decided to proceed with my belated playthrough so that I may draw fair comparisons between the original and the remake when the time comes.

It's astounding how the message of this epilogue went over so many people's heads. The Answer is such a bittersweet conclusion to my favorite game of all time and its exploration of the grief felt by the cast after the main game's ending is beautifully told, albeit the player must endure exhausting gameplay in between each impactful scene, derailing the pace a bit. Nevertheless, it's wild how many in the community misunderstood certain plot elements like Yukari's behavior or the true reasoning behind what transpired on the Promised Day. Yukari was so valid here. I don't wish to speak much about it, but I cannot figure out how The Answer mischaracterize any of its party members nor how it "ruins" the message of the main game. If anything, it elevates my feelings of the original and now I loathe myself for putting it off for so long.

Hopefully Reload's interpretation of the Answer can offer more accessibility to those put off by its increased challenge and endless dungeon crawl and its absence of the fucking compendium because seriously that choice is the only thing that really bothered me. On any note, see you in September! Maybe I'll actually jot down my thoughts about Persona 3 Reload as a whole when that time comes.

I declared that I will make September, my birthday month, a month playing important games on my backlog I've been dying to play. Video games I know I will rate highly and greatly enjoy. I was able to pull that off, to some extent, but what a shame this incredible month of mine had to end with a whimper. Sonic Frontiers was my game of the year for 2022. To say I am disappointed in this DLC is a massive understatement.

What the fuck happened at Sonic Team this past year that moved them to make this vile, frustrating content update that convinced me to think less of Sonic Frontiers as a whole. I appreciate the effort to make this last update a challenging experience for all players. I really do! I found most of the trial towers and cyberspace levels to be fun! The Cyberspace levels in particular has me excited for what's to come in Sonic Team's 3D level design. Branching paths and precise platforming to access shortcuts are what I expect a 3D Sonic level to feature. Rumors spread about a remake of Sonic Adventure, and I am confident that Sonic Team is able to pull that off. Sorta. Not really. Not at all actually. In fact, I am very, very worried!

The other 90% of the update fucking reeks. Bullshit trials given by the Kocos on top of Ubisoft towers where falling once just breaks the whole fucking climb where some mechanics restart to help you try again but some others straight up don't, requiring a full save reload so that you're not teetering on the edge of platforms where the slightest miss input can send Sonic flying down towards the ground. Remember that you can Drop Dash? No? Well, you fucking will when you accidentally hold the jump button for too long so when you carefully land on a platform, Sonic just boosts his dumbass straight off. Finally when you reach the top you're either greeted with the most frustrating challenge that'll make you tear the sticks off the controller or a braindead, easy parry trial that you wish appeared more often. Until the game takes away your normal parry and forces you to perfect parry through an entire boss rush with essentially a fucking timer. Perfect parries are garbage and I swear, do not work. Hit detection and animation problems already infested the base game, therefore introducing a perfect parry mechanic right at the end of a whole-ass game where parry timing didn't matter at all is insanity. Who even gives a shit about the other playable characters when you barely have any time with them at all? Hell, all three new characters are able to glide over puzzles making their whole gameplay a snooze-fest. Nothing much to say there. I wish they were playable more often in other Sonic games, that's all I guess. Final boss was pretty cool but still filled with awkward jank.

Highly do not recommend trying this out. Watch the cutscenes on YouTube instead. What a shitter. I'm going to bed.

Finally, the PS5 has one game...and it's a damn good fucking game. Just having completed the game an hour ago, I must say, I am speechless and will write a full essay once I have beaten the harder game mode, as I will need some time to digest this mountainous journey. For now though, it is an easy recommendation for anybody who owns a PS5. Of course, there's still hiccups here and there, but none of those hiccups take away from my rating. The amounts of times this game took my breath away and left my jaw on the floor is unreal. Not even halfway through the game, you would encounter enemies that may as well be the final boss for other action RPGs.

Several of the boss fights left me in hysterics. Raw emotion took over me as I witnessed some of the best boss fights I've seen since Asura's Wrath. This is it. These are the battles my younger self would daydream about in 6th grade English class. Wearing an earbud hidden from teacher's view, I would blast away "epic orchestral battle music" as my imagination renders series of frantic colors and flashes. Two blurred, hazy characters dueling to the death in an arena ruined by their onslaught of magical strikes. These battles had no meaning. Those characters had no faces nor names. Yet, it still captivated me all the same.

Final Fantasy XVI are those daydreams brought to life. A video game that felt like its hand-tailored just for me. From combat to the music to the story. Felt like everything I ever wanted a video game to be and one I wish to see more of. I do want to become a game developer one day. I do want to create stories of my own and host battles of galactic proportions. Even if I don't though, I'm glad to live in a world where Final Fantasy exists.