Autumn 2020 Mid-Season Rankings

November 22, 2020

Mid season anime thoughts time! And we’re back up to sixteen series, as was always going to be the plan for 2020 until COVID delays made that impossible. Though maybe sixteen is one too many…

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500 Word Game Reviews: Democracy 3

November 15, 2020

Sticking with the strategy simulation theme, but rather than planning ancient cities, this time we’ve got an entire country to manage… what’s the worst that could happen?

Democracy 3 (2013) – Strategy, PC

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500 Word Game Reviews: Caesar IV

November 1, 2020

Impressions Games’ series of city builders, especially Caesar III and Pharaoh, were a big part of my childhood. But Caesar IV, released 8 years after its predecessor and using a completely different engine, was all new to me…

Caesar IV (2006) – Strategy, PC.

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Shichinin no Nana

October 19, 2020

Two months later (an improvement on 11 months for Brain Powerd!), here is the first review from this year’s blog poll: Shichinin no Nana!

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Summer 2020 End of Season Rankings

October 4, 2020

Time for my final thoughts on the anime of Summer 2020… plus a few that technically started in Spring. This year has been a mess. Still, the small lineup meant that I ended up giving a chance to some shows that otherwise would have been dropped fast – did it pay off?

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500 Word Game Reviews: West of Loathing

September 20, 2020

My family didn’t have internet access until I went to university, but even before then I was obsessed with it, and would get online as much as possible at school and at college. I was mostly into browser games, with Neopets being the first to get me hooked, likely helped by the Pokemon and virtual pet crazes of the time. Soon after that came Kingdom of Loathing, which was far less flashy and colourful, but made up for it with its absurd humour.

I’m glad that both are still up and running 16+ years later, but while I’ve been dipping in and out of Neopets occasionally, I’d largely forgotten about KoL… then a spin-off PC game West of Loathing sprung up out of nowhere, and I knew I had to get it for nostalgia’s sake if nothing else.

West of Loathing (2017) – RPG, PC.

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500 Word Game Reviews: Stories Untold

September 6, 2020

The new WordPress editor is here! And I hate it. Fortunately, the really old editor that I started with 10 years ago is still accessible via WP Admin, so I’ve reverted to that. I still remember why I stopped using it: one day, they just randomly removed the underline button from the toolbar. It’s still missing, but ah well, I’d rather use keyboard shortcuts for one minor thing than deal with the new ‘blocks’, whatever they are… sometimes it feels to me like the internet is regressing.

On that note, let’s look at a 1980s text adventure game! Well, not exactly, but you’ll see what I mean. 😉 (or check out my Zork review from March for the real deal!)

Stories Untold (2017) – Horror, PC.

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Summer 2020 Mid-Season Rankings

August 22, 2020

Mid season anime thoughts time~ The expected lineup for Summer was hit even harder by COVID-19 delays than last season, so I’ve thrown in a couple of those now-resumed Spring series to bulk up the numbers. Here are the eight I ended up with:

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We have a tie…

August 15, 2020

Thank you to the five people who voted in my series poll~ We have a tie, but fortunately not a five-way one, otherwise I might have had to go back on my word about not taking a year to post the reviews. 😛 Read the rest of this entry »

Poll: Choose what series I watch next! 2020 Edition

August 8, 2020

It’s been a while since I did one of these… mostly because it took me about a year to deliver on the last one. 😛 But right now I’m watching more episodes than ever, so anime poll time!

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My fate is in your hands.

I’ve picked five anime series from my huge backlog. Some of them are relatively new additions, others have been gathering virtual dust for years. Which one should I watch first? That’s up to you, the readers of my blog~ Whichever series wins will get reviewed here. 😀

Here’s some info on the choices, plus some brief comments about them from myself (or skip to the bottom of the post if you just want to vote):

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