Posts Tagged ‘Reviews’

Ryu’s Musings – Assault Gunners HD (PS4)

Posted on March 22nd, 2018 by Ryu Sheng |

box artLanguage: Audio: Japanese / Subs: English
Developer: SHADE Inc.
Publisher: Marvelous
Format: Steam/PS4
Type: Mecha, Action
Demo Box: PS4
Synopsis: You are in control of DAT, a Battle Mech Peace Keeping Force. You must save Earth’s Migrants and the Mars Colonies from the threat of the ANTS uprising. Who or what could be leading this threat against Mars, and the new planned perfect utopia for humanity?

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Ryu’s Musings – Stella Glow (3DS)

Posted on March 23rd, 2016 by Ryu Sheng |

SG_EUR_packshotLanguage: English
Developer: Imagepoch
Publisher:  NIS America (EU) / Atlus (US)
Format: 3DS
Type: SRPG

As most reluctant heroes do, Stella Glow-protagonist Alto starts as a country boy in a small town. One day, he hears a song coming from the forest (which is odd, since song has been absent on the planet for thousands of years), where he discovers the lone Hilda. But after the chance encounter, Hilda reveals she’s the Witch of Destruction, hellbent on destroying the world with her Harbingers. As Hilda is about to destroy Alto’s hometown, he and Lisette are rescued by the Royal Knights and whisked back safely to the kingdom. Alto joins the 9th Regiment for the sole purpose of gathering the other Witches to stop Hilda.

SRPG’s are a hard sell with me, for no other reason than I suck at them, as such I tend not to play them. To date only one game has ever gotten past this, and actually became one of my most played games: Fire Emblem Awakening. Now however there’s a second that’s gotten past my inability to play the game well, thus getting frustrated, and reach a level where I’ll actually be playing this a lot more. Read the rest…

Say hello to GONN!!

Posted on March 15th, 2016 by Ryu Sheng |

Over the past few years my distaste for sites like IGN and MetaCritic has been growing more and more. Sites like those, which essentially lie and mislead people about the items they cover are, quite frankly, disgusting.

When a friend of mine who runs a site decided to take IGN as a role model for his site, I was more than a little devastated. Since for me, I feel very strongly that that is the model we (as critics/reviewers/journalists) need to move away from. Read the rest…