500 Word Game Reviews: Avernum 3

February 24, 2018

Another cross-post from TSR forums~

Avernum 3 (2002) – RPG, PC.

Note: this is a remake of the 1997 game Exile III (available free here), and has itself gotten a remake just last month in Avernum 3: Ruined World (available on Steam at a reasonable price).

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Winter 2018 Mid-Season Rankings

February 17, 2018

Old habits die hard, there’s no way I’m going to completely avoid sharing my thoughts on what I’m watching. 😛 I picked up a mere 8 anime series this season, so now that I’m half-way through them, here they are in order from least amazing to most spectacular~

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Mahou no Stage Fancy Lala

February 11, 2018

As promised, a review of the series that won the recent blog poll, Mahou no Stage Fancy Lala! 😀

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Poll Closed~

January 29, 2018

Many thanks to everyone who voted to decide my next anime series – it looked VERY close for a while, and I was predicting another tie, but in the end Mahou no Stage Fancy Lala won outright by a couple of points!

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I won’t comment on the series in detail until I’ve finished it and posted my review here, but I did watch the first five episodes during a train journey yesterday, and I’d say it is off to a good start. 🙂


Poll: Choose what series I watch next!

January 20, 2018

My pile of unwatched anime is huge, I am spoiled for choice. Usually, I create shortlists based on the length/genre of series I’m interested in, then roll a die to pick between those on the list. This time, however, I turn to my blog readers to make that decision for me. 😀 And whichever series wins will get reviewed here.

I’ve done this a couple of times in the past – in 2010, readers selected Maria-sama ga Miteiru over Junjou Romantica in a battle of Studio Deen BL vs GL, while 2012 saw Pretear and Koi Kaze tie for 1st place out of six short series. But those were a long time ago, so it’s only fair that I give newer readers a chance~

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I also ended up watching and reviewing runner-up Kanon!

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500 Word Game Reviews: Cthulhu Saves the World

January 14, 2018

As part of my goal to spend more time on PC gaming this year, I’m writing short reviews for The Student Room forum. Emphasis on short, approx. 500 words, because I tend to ramble otherwise!

I thought I might cross-post some of those on here in case they’re of interest to people, but I won’t do it for every single review, and I certainly don’t want it to be the only content I post on this blog all year. It is a useful thing to be able to fall back on when I’m too busy to write something new though, as I am this weekend. 😛 Anyhow, as mentioned in the title, my first review is for:

Cthulhu Saves the World (2010) – RPG, PC.

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Happy New Year! 2018

January 7, 2018

A very belated Happy New Year to all my readers! My apologies, I was feeling a bit burned out after putting together all those end of year lists, marathoning manga to reach my ridiculously high Goodreads Challenge, and all the various other things I wanted to get out of the way by the end of 2017.

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Keeping with the tradition of Etotama screenshots – sorry, Juuni Taisen!

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