03/09/2013 Farla 35 Comments
Comics, Recommendations, Webcomics recommendations
05/11/2013 Farla 8 Comments
There’s a yearly webcomics battle going on right now. There’s too many to read all at once, so the best option is to just read whatever’s opposite something you want to vote for. (It requires facebook to vote but doesn’t seem to care how old the account is, so if that’s an issue you can easily make a dummy account. Or, if your favorite webcomic is losing, a few dozen.)
Anyway, since that’s on we’re going to have a recs post now. Webcomics are free in every way except time, so these range from those I absolutely love to those I found enjoyable enough.
Miscellaneous, Recommendations Recipes, Single post review
02/15/2014 Farla 11 Comments
Books, Recommendations Mortal Engines, Single post review
04/30/2014 Farla 7 Comments
Let’s expand the definition of recs until it snaps in half.
Since I love to see dandelions and other people don’t, I’ve been trying to cook a bit with them. I was just feeding them to the chickens and lizard, but there’s only so much they can eat.
Books, Graceling Series, Recommendations Bitterblue, Graceling, Single post review
07/06/2014 Farla 35 Comments
Movies, Recommendations Maleficent, movie, Single post review
07/20/2014 Farla 5 Comments
This book is a huge improvement in every way. The very writing is just leaps better than the previous books. It also stands alone well enough that I’d suggest reading it by itself – it’ll spoil the events of the other two, but you may never bother reading them and they were pretty predictable anyway. (more…)
Recommendations, RPGmaker, Video Games Dreaming Mary, Single post review, videogame
08/31/2014 Farla 5 Comments
I really enjoyed Dreaming Mary. It’s really well put together, the dialogue and voices are simply incredible, and it has multiple endings that aren’t a chore to get and make sense rather than seeming like they’re just there because it’s custom. Play it with the sound all the way up! You need to hear what’s said.
Anime, Recommendations Moribito Guardian of the Spirit, television
10/25/2014 Farla 25 Comments
Instead of more of why comics are awful, let’s take a break this week and talk about Moribito, an anime I’m currently about 3/4ths through.
Action, Recommendations, Video Games Devil May Cry, videogame
10/31/2014 Farla 16 Comments
Ah, this game. I really love this game. If you haven’t yet, you should go play this game. There’s an extra pretty remastered version for the PS3 and Xbox, but given both of those break if you look at them too roughly, I’d suggest the original game with the PS2, as that one breaks slightly less often and is significantly cheaper when the inevitable happens. Go now.
Devil May Cry was meant to be part of the Resident Evil franchise, but it was considered far too actiony. You can still see a lot of the influence in the setting, as well as how tightly constrained your resources and consumables are.
Is it horror? I don’t know. I certainly found it a horror game, but I admit I have no experience with these games at all and played it in a state of constant panic and confusion. (more…)
Horror, Recommendations, Video Games Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Outlast, Single post review, videogame
06/19/2015 illhousen 2 Comments
Both Amnesia and Outlast are similar in mechanics – you are weaponless and find yourself chased by terrifying enemies, your only defense speed or hiding. In story, they are amazingly different. They also share the trait that I have played neither of them, instead watching Let’s Plays, because these are not really “games” in the traditional sense of “a thing you play for enjoyment”. I’m not sure anyone has truly enjoyed these games. They are well-named: Outlast is about enduring the chases and jumps and gore, and Amnesia is about wanting desperately to not know what’s going on, what went on, and what your part in all this was.
Outlast had some interesting elements and a good helping of crazy people aren’t people. Amnesia was a masterpiece, and I’d strongly advise watching it. If you hate yourself, you could also try playing it.
This will be full of spoilers, so seriously, check out Amnesia. (more…)
Recommendations, Tabletop RPGs A Penny for My Thoughts, Single post review, TRPG
08/01/2015 St. Elmo's Fire 3 Comments
A game for a group of GMs without players.
Recommendations, RPGs, Telepath Series, Video Games recommendations, Single post review, Telepath RPG, Telepath Tactics, videogame
08/13/2015 Admin 13 Comments
Telepath Tactics is the latest entry in the Telepath RPG series, and is markedly different than its predecessors. It ditches the vector graphics and awkward birds-eye camera angle for more a more traditional 3/4th view and pixellated style, and streamlines the experience into a linear series of battles like Fire Emblem rather than a free-exploration RPG. I believe that the latter change makes it a better game, but at the same time drastically hinders its storytelling ability. (more…)
Recommendations, Video Games, Visual Novels Seven Kingdoms: The Princess Problem, videogame, visual novel
Hello, Dragon Quill! This is Ember with a guest review!
Seven Kingdoms: The Princess Problem is what the developer calls a political fantasy/otome VN, but I personally like to refer to it as a diplomacy simulator. You play a young noblewoman from one of seven kingdoms (well, one of six, really — one of the titular kingdoms isn’t playable) who’s been sent to an international summit to foster peace between the nations. Part of that peace-fostering process involves intermarriage, which is where the otome/romance element comes in. But there’s a lot more to do on Vail Isle than scout out a future spouse (or paramour): there are mysteries you can solve, secrets you can uncover, and a world-alteringly important diplomatic process you can attempt to influence for personal gain, the good of your nation, or the continued peace and prosperity of the known world. (more…)