Tuesday, June 4, 2024


The Technomancer is a Fine Blueprint for Focus Entertainment Games.

Even more weird is that this seems to be an issue with other Focus action RPG titles where you really have to learn the combat mechanics. With that said, if it becomes familiar in The Technomancer, you’ll take to other titles smoothly. This could be the source of my frustration with Vampyr early on. While I’ve played TT in the past, I didn’t connect that they were similar in some ways down to the combat.

Let’s Check Out for Pirate Game Pioneers.

The perfect pirate game belongs to Pirates! Gold. I’m certain I touched on this game before in passing but it’s definitely the greatest pioneer on this micro genre. You start as a citizen of France, England, the Netherlands, or Spain but as in all mentioned games—besides Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag—you can turn against your country, align with another, and either get a letter of marque to operate as a privateer or go full pirate.

You’re also able to assault town and forts, claim them for a country, attack treasure ships and big merchant hauls, and improve your ships—or get new ones. Of course, you’ve got to split the loot after lengthy voyages and you’re able to move up in society in the colonies.

There was a lot going on in a game made in 1987. I play the 1993 remake on the Sega Genesis as I was really into games like this and Aerobiz early on. They were just different from the more action-oriented titles I normally played.

The End of Cartoon Network 1992-2023.

August 4, 2023 by  
Filed under GM, News, TV/Film/Movies

Not only can you can do this whenever without a bunch of commercial breaks. That beats broadcast and cable television each and every time! If anything, it should’ve moved to being a digital network years earlier and exist as something like Crunchy Roll or Netflix for animation. Remaining an actual network was going to be a problem for this particular part of the WB Discovery networks.

Let’s Appreciate the Tournament Arc in Anime and Manga.

August 1, 2023 by  
Filed under Anime, GM, Manga, News

Another testament to the tournament arc’s flexibility is that it means the writer doesn’t necessarily have to make this a layered project. It can be layered with multi-character development and lore unlocks like the Chuunin exam battles in Naruto, rip like Kinnikuman, be a light-hearted affair, or a mix! The tournament arc is the stew of anime storylines—it can be a filling or filler as the writer wants.