500 Word Game Reviews: Geneforge

June 26, 2022

This month’s game is one I’ve completed before, from Spiderweb Software, the same developers that gave us Avernum 3 that I reviewed years ago~

Apparently this got a shiny remake last year (Geneforge 1: Mutagen), but I had no idea that existed until a few hours ago, so this review is for the original – if the plot appeals to you, but the basic visuals don’t, maybe check out Mutagen instead!

Geneforge (2002) – RPG, PC.

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500 Word Game Reviews: Ikenfell

June 5, 2022

Decided to take a break from older RPGs, after a few that I’d been hoping to play turned out to have too many compatibility issues, clunky controls, or simply proved too difficult for me to get on with!

I somehow ended up picking Ikenfell from the large pile of ‘games I got in a bundle somewhere’, and it turned out to be really LGBTQ+ friendly… accidental Pride Month post GET!

Ikenfell (2020) – RPG, PC

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Spring 2022 Mid-Season Rankings

May 15, 2022

It’s only Spring, and I’ve already given up my plans to limit myself to 8 new anime per season this year. 😛 Though I only went for one extra, dropping a lot of promising titles… at least half of which probably turned out better than #10 in my lineup. Ah well, I’ve committed now!

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500 Word Game Reviews: Dragon Lore: The Legend Begins

May 1, 2022

Okay, so this next game isn’t strictly an RPG, more of a point-and-click adventure game with RPG elements. But it’s close enough that I didn’t even stop to think about it until after I’d completed it, so I hope you’ll forgive me! 😛

Dragon Lore: The Legend Begins (1994) – Point-and-click, PC

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Winter 2022 End of Season Rankings

April 10, 2022

Time to wrap up the Winter season, though so far Spring has me wrapping up far more than the last few months did in order to keep warm!

There’s not a massive amount of difference from my mid-season rankings TBH – one fewer series since Baraou no Souretsu is ongoing and I wanted to focus on the ones that have ended, but only one minor shift aside from that.

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500 Word Game Reviews: Return to Krondor

March 20, 2022

Seems I’m managing to complete about one RPG per month so far, which wasn’t necessarily my goal, but certainly helps provide new blog content!

This time, I revisit Return to Krondor for the umpteenth time. A game based on fantasy author Raymond E. Feist’s Riftwar Legacy. A sequel to Betrayal at Krondor, which I haven’t played. And though it is subtitled ‘Book 1: Harbinger of Shadows’, plans for more games in the series fell through, ending on a cliffhanger until the release of a novella in 2013… I haven’t read that yet either. Knowing me, I’ll probably play through this again before doing either of the above. 😛

Return to Krondor (1998) – RPG, PC

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500 Word Game Reviews: Menzoberranzan

March 6, 2022

For my second RPG of 2022, we’re going back half a decade from Might and Magic VII, to look at one of the MANY Dungeons & Dragons-based PC games released at the time!

I had hoped that my (limited) knowledge of 5e rules would help at least a little, but the moment I realized having a low AC was a GOOD thing here, I knew I’d have to consult the manual. 😛

Menzoberranzan (1994) – RPG, PC

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Winter 2022 Mid-Season Rankings

February 20, 2022

Mid-season thoughts time~ For 2022, I’m only aiming to pick up 8 new series per season – we’ll see how long that lasts, but I managed it for Winter at least!

To bulk the list out a bit, I’m also including the three continuing Autumn 2021 anime; I avoided doing so in the past as I felt the extra ~12 episodes of development would give them an advantage… not necessarily the case, as you’ll soon see. 😛

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500 Word Game Reviews: Might and Magic VII – For Blood and Honor

February 6, 2022

It’s been a few months since my last game review, but I haven’t abandoned them! I’ve decided to focus on RPGs specifically for 2022 – I’ve always loved the genre, and have a ton of them installed and ready to play, but kept putting them off in favour of more casual games that require less time for exploration and grinding.

Needless to say, once I got past that first hurdle, the 65+ hours I sank into our next title felt like minutes. 😛

Might and Magic VII – For Blood and Honor (1999) – RPG, PC

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AngryJellyfish’s Top 12 Anime of 2021!

January 24, 2022

And finally, to wrap up my 2021-related content, here are my top 12 series from last year! Featuring series from Winter, Spring and Autumn… plus a few honourable mentions, mostly so that Summer isn’t completely left out. 😛

But first, the winner of this year’s honourary Jellyfish Inclusion Award is Shiroi Suna no Aquatope!

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