One of the problems WWE faces with its “Big 4” events is bloat. Between the pre-show and the main card, events like Wrestlemania and the Royal Rumble turn into six- to seven-hour affairs, which can be a bit overwhelming for … Continue reading SummerSlam 2017 Review: Beach Balls and Beef Mauls
Despite all the hullabaloo on the site recently about Persona 5, I also managed to beat Mass Effect Andromeda a couple weeks ago. While I don’t have quite the glowing praise for the Ryders that I do for the Phantom … Continue reading Mass Effect Andromeda: Impressions and Takeaways
I was recently nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award by the awesome Robert Ian Shepherd in this blog post, which is so amazing and humbling that I still can’t even find the words to express my appreciation. And I feel sick. … Continue reading Mystery Blogger Award Nomination
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How to become a god in Final Fantasy XV
Final Fantasy 15 status report update:
Hours logged: 50
Enemies killed: Innumerable
Percentage better than Final Fantasy XIII: 1000
Maybe this is a common set of stats for people playing through the extremely enjoyable Final Fantasy XV (especially the part about being superior to XIII), but I feel like I’ve gleefully broken the game. My Noctis seems so delightfully OP that I thought it couldn’t hurt to share my trial and error experiences with my fellow man. Learn from my mistakes and emulate my triumphs to transform your growing prince into the god of death and power that he was meant to be.
After extremely positive reviews, and a drought of a good, single-player Final Fantasy game since 12, reports from Square Enix state that day one sales across boxed and digital versions for Final Fantasy XV have exceeded 5 million, making it the fastest selling title in series’ history.
Where have all the good reviews gone?
When I first read IGN’s relatively harsh review of Ace Attorney 6: Spirit of Justice, my heart sank a little. As a game I have been looking forward to since it was announced, and as an avid series fan, I wanted the score to be higher. I don’t know–maybe in my narcissistic bubble I just want everyone to love the game as much as me.
When I went to Metacritic, however, my disappointment shifted to relief….and then something more akin to rage. Turns out that Spirit of Justice is sitting pretty at a high 82 rating, and IGN’s review of the game was the lowest out there.
I took some time to meditate on my rage. Really let it percolate. Because as a fan, I know how I am. When I recommend something to someone, and they hate it, my first emotion is intense, world-burning hatred. But when I let it subside, I fall back down to the rationale human emotion of it’s their opinion, and they’re perfectly entitled to that, and not everything is for everyone.
So I gave it some time, and the anger did sort of melt away. But what was left was confusion. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that I had some legitimate gripes with the review, and by extension, reviews as a whole.