Barony Review – This Loot Be Mine

Barony is a first-person roguelike that brings back the difficulty and versatility of classic RPGs like System Shock, Ultima Underworld, and Daggerfall. It has roguelike mechanics fans of the genre should be familiar:  perma-death, randomly generated dungeons, secret areas, and most importantly, hundreds of unique collectible items and loot. Lore is present in the form of scrolls and books, the game is a well-realised world and those who stop to look will be richly rewarded. I was suitably chilled reading morbid tales and poems stolen off undead skeletons and trolls. Continue reading “Barony Review – This Loot Be Mine”

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Overlord S2 – Ranting about Lizards

I don’t know if it’s a testament to my luck, but most anime I watch can be considered pretty good. Some might be completely average, but if I enjoy it, it’s time well spent. Looking at the number of series I’ve reviewed since the blog’s inception, it’s extremely rare to see a bad review. But I certainly didn’t expect Overlord of all anime to break that streak. Continue reading “Overlord S2 – Ranting about Lizards”

After the Rain – Love over a cup of coffee

If you watch anime or consume anything from movies to video games, you’d have realised romances portrayed in them aren’t very realistic. They pander to our fantasies and private daydreams. A handsome man, woman, or creature, with a perfect personality and supermodel looks attracted to a plain, faced, absolutely boring nobody who could disappear the next day and not turn up on the missing section of a newspaper until a month later. Wish fulfillment is thy name. Everyone is but a slave to its whims. Continue reading “After the Rain – Love over a cup of coffee”

Casual Movie Review: The Incredibles 2

This is possibly the first movie from Pixar (excluding Cars 2, but we don’t talk about that) that I watched, and walked away feeling conflicted. After being bought out by Disney, I can’t say I had zero doubts that Pixar would have complete creative freedom taken away. But with how good Zootopia, Monster University and Coco turned out to be I hoped the studio would continue with their habit of producing brilliant, heart-warming movies. Continue reading “Casual Movie Review: The Incredibles 2”

Made in Abyss – An intimate, mind-blowing, and heart breaking affair

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It’s been a long time since I binged an entire series. I can’t remember when I last did it, which is kind of alarming, but I’m glad I finally broke the dry spell. Gaming took up most of my time, as did writing, and going back to my roots, so to speak, has been quite rejuvenating. The anime under the spotlight this time is none other than the widely praised fantasy anime, Made in Abyss. Continue reading “Made in Abyss – An intimate, mind-blowing, and heart breaking affair”

Casual Movie Review: A Quiet Place

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I’m honestly surprised how good this movie turned out to be. I was initially on the fence about watching it, despite being a huge fan of Emily Blunt. The posters and what little I saw of the trailer screamed horror, and I’m best described as faint-hearted. However, after watching several interviews and finding out it was directed and co-written by her husband, I decided to take the plunge. I’m always interested when a real-life couple portrays a movie one. Call it morbid curiosity, but I want to see if the chemistry carries over. Continue reading “Casual Movie Review: A Quiet Place”

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