Ryu’s Musings – Oh My Goddess Omnibus Vol01

Posted on September 24th, 2015 by Ryu Sheng |

24467Language: English
Direction: Right to Left
By: Kosuke Fujishima
Publisher: Dark Horse
Type: Series
Genre: Drama, Seinen, Romance


College student Keiichi Morisato thought it was a prank when a strange, beautiful young woman appeared in his dorm room one night. But his unexpected visitor is literally a goddess from heaven, Belldandy, come to grant him any single wish of his choosing. When Keiichi wishes for Belldandy to stay with him forever, it’s the beginning of a complicated, cosmic saga of comedy and romance that makes for one of manga’s greatest love stories!

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Series of the Month – Aquarion Evol vols01-03

Posted on September 2nd, 2015 by Ryu Sheng |

Language: English
Direction: Right to Left
By: Shoji Kawamori (Story) Aogiri (Art)
Publisher: One Peace Books
Type: Series
Genre: Drama, Josei, Mech



Twelve thousand years after Genesis of Aquarion on the planet Vega, Amata Sora meets Mikono Suzushiro. Together, part of the organization Neo-DEAVA, they must defend their planet from relentless invaders attacking from Altair, a sister planet devoid of females. These two unexpected heroes, along with other young men and women, known as Elements, pilot massive robots called Aquaria, in defense of their planet, in a battle against malicious assailants trying to abduct woman from their home planet.

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In the run up to the launch of the new expansion, due to launch on October 27th, I decided to return and make use of the 12x XP for class story missions.

While they have run this event several times before, it’s the first time that I’ve seen it run for this long, almost 5months; usually it runs for a week or so at most. What this told me was that they are putting all their hopes on this expansion, trying to get as many people unto it’s level requirement as soon as possible. Read the rest…

I left SWtOR a few months after the last expansion came out, with a lot of satisfaction. The one thing that BioWare have always been good at telling stories, and that’s what they did. Old Republic was an amazing single player game, but a lacklustre multiplayer game.

I’d pretty much moved on from the game and was not planning on returning, until I saw the new trailer (below). Watching that, and reading the info provided on the game got my urging to play again. Then when I saw the perks for subscribing in the few months to the launch, I immediately re-upped!

As you can see BioWare really did an awesome trailer, this has me drooling so much over the upcoming expansion!

So let’s take a peek at what’s happening, starting with the perks.

1) From now to launch you can get 12x EXP from story missions. This means you can level up all the way to max level just following the story. You don’t have to do side missions flashpoints or operations. Personally I both love and hate it, but it’s an amazing way to quickly level up to be ready to play the new content.

2) You get a different ‘reward’ for each month you’re subscribed between July 31st and August 31st, they are:

a. July 31st Nico Okarr companion

b. August 31st Nico Okarr blaster set

c. September 30th Nico Okarr duster coat

d. October 19th Swoop bike

e. For those that maintain their subscription between July 31st to October 19th get a bonus prize, early access to the expansion.

3) The story looks huge, with 16 chapters in all. I’m looking forward to seeing how the story unfolds.

For the first time in a long while I’m eagerly looking forward to playing an MMO again! Something I’ve not been for a long time!

All good things…

Posted on June 20th, 2015 by Ryu Sheng |

So, as the old saying goes, all good things must come to an end, my time with Button Smashers Podcast has come to an end. I joined BSP almost from its start and have seen most of the original guys go, in fact as far as I can recall only me and Q are left these days.

When I first joined I came from my own site Ryu’s Dreams and ended up moving over to BSP full time.However, I had to leave for a while due to work, life, and just a general burn out. When I returned I found the site had gone through significant changes, including a change in direction, which I wasn’t comfortable with.

As time has gone by this unease I had has grown and this tied with a number of ‘incidents’ with other members of the new BSP have left me with a feeling of it’s time to return to my own home.

I don’t like the way the site is headed, but I’m not saying the direction is wrong, it’s just not right in my mind. So, rather than causing conflict here trying to argue for my own view I’ll take it back to my own little home.

I still consider Q to be a good friend, and my curry bro and wish everyone here the best


Ryu’s Musings – Fallen: A2P Protocol

Posted on June 20th, 2015 by Ryu Sheng |

fallenTitle: Fallen: A2P Protocol
Developer: Red Katana
Publisher: Red Katana
Format: Steam
Genre: Action, SCIFI, CyberPunk


A post-apocalyptic, turn based, tactical combat and strategy game where you lead your caravan on a quest for revenge.

In a World saved and destroyed by a new energy source, a quest for revenge will unveil the deepest secret on how it all began to fall apart.

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