Call me Kricket - I review games at an infrequent pace.

I'm also a whole idiot just enjoying life with my opinions and music.



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I decided to step back from the Switch back catalog to tackle a recent uptick in interest in the Megaten games, namely the older ones. And I have to say the older ones will ab-so-lutely kick you square in the sex-bits with difficulty but that's okay...CUZ THOSE BATTLE TRACKS ARE BANGERS. God, man. And here my naïve arse missed out all these years and yet here I have some games that I'm legit excited to have my rear imprinted with a boot by.

Although, listening to the music alone, it feels like the battle themes have grown from being fast and hard hitting to more grandiose, and while they retain some of the same energy...it doesn't hit as hard.

Maybe once I manage to beat IF and a few others, I'mma retackle SMT:IV

What are you jamming to?

I've recent dove back into one of my favorite genres of music - prog. Revisiting Steven Wilson's works recently thanks to his recent release of Eminent Sleaze, and finding it surprising how vast his collective works are in terms of musicianship. I don't think I've heard a bad song from him, or really even a bad album because of how deliberately paced, recorded and mixed it all is.

Also - Yakuza Kiwami and Kiwami 2's OST make me go 100000x harder in the gym, and it's ridiculous.

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Meanwhile, I'm just gonna vibe with my fellow 2k3 monk. Kinda diggin how all over the place team 2k3 is lol

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Alright! The sign ups are closed, and we have a grand total of 45 characters! Which is actually around the average number of units in a regular Fire Emblem... though now with half of the game length so it can feel a little crowded at times. But that's ok, I got the plan of splitting the party mid-way through the game, giving more chance to shine to everyone.

I've already updated the character chart for the last time and sent PMs to all the participants (If I somehow forgot about you please notify me!). The next days I'll be working on organizing everything and hopefully start the working on the game proper. I'll try to keep everyone updated in case anything important comes up.

I want to thank everyone who joined the game! You are awesome.

I will make for a glorious glass cannon! I'm happy to be a part of this :3

What Videogames Are You Playing Right Now?

Children of Morta needs much more love than it got. It's such a wonderful little game - has great characterisation, interesting gameplay and flexibility in how you want to play. And it's so pretty and sounds a treat too. It's criminally unknown. ;.;

It really is! It takes simple story telling and mixes in the family bonds and the way that gradually grows feels organic. That and the combat rewards smart play - although the son is easily OP cuz his chaining ability.

I always recommend it to anyone looking for dungeon crawlers but I tell em they'll get more than that for it.

What Videogames Are You Playing Right Now?

Children of Morta and Dead Cell are both freakin great games~

Right?? I finally patched up Children of Morta and thinking of starting over now that I have a better grasp on what I was doing. Dead Cells, though - I'm trying to get better at the game itself and while I have one boss cell, the game destroys me when I move up a difficulty level. I REALLY wanna unlock what's beyond the end of the initial run so I'm stubbornly plugging away.

What Videogames Are You Playing Right Now?

I've been jumping all over the place. I've been working on:

Tengai Makyou Zero AND Horai Gauken no Boken on emulator (part of my 'translation project back catalog)

Trying to decide which RMN game to review next (undecided - Theia left me exhausted and most of what I have are lengthy RPGs. Country of Snow is a demo I'm going to try soon, though.)

Messing around with some indies on the Switch - Children of Morta and Dead Cell.

So yeah. I'm all over the joint xD But when job hunting and stuff in this economy, what else is a dude to do?

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Meanwhile I just wanna punch things for team 2k. LEMME SMASH OUR ENEMIES....OR..ya know....go down trying like the beautiful glass cannon I am xD

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Name: Kricket
Portrait: C7
Personality: Cocky, Stubborn and Impulsive
Team: 2K
Class: Nothing, I use my body
- Strength: 7/10
- Intelligence: 2/10
- Vitality: 4/10
- Agility: 7/10


A Fond Farewell to Yanfly

I'm only now getting into wanting to make games but have been following many, many projects that have used Yanflys works and...it's clear that he really had an impact on this community.

I can tell you'll be missed but far from forgotten, Yanfly. And I hope that whatever you do next finds you well, and that you succeed <3

Much love, Yanfly ~