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Hopeless dreamer who infrequently writes about games (and other stuff) at Sluglips and Full Glass, Empty Clip.<br /> <br /><br />

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  • Avatar for Vonlenska Vonlenska 2 days ago

    That was lovely. :)

    (And what do you mean, Persona 4 "parody"? It's just a hand-drawn Let's Play! All the kids are doing it! And getting super bad hand cramps. Which is why you only see the one.)

    Posted in This Sweet and Warm Kirby Comic is Exactly What You Need Today

  • Avatar for Vonlenska Vonlenska 2 days ago

    Rabites! They're cute, they're simple, they're bunnies. All three essential mascot qualities. Plus, their SD3 design is super easy to draw.

    I do love Jack Frost and Emil, too. Jack's got a similar cuteness-of-simplicity principle going, and Emil's just too creepy-cute not to love.Edited 2 times. Last edited 2 days ago by Unknown

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: Who's Your Favorite Game or Game Series Mascot?

  • Avatar for Vonlenska Vonlenska 5 days ago
  • Avatar for Vonlenska Vonlenska 7 days ago

    "Sonic" and "dark" is just such a weird combination I'll never understand the appeal of. All I want is bright rainbow colors and happy upbeat music and going real fast.

    Posted in Sonic Forces Reminds Us Sonic the Hedgehog Has Always Tried a Bit Too Hard to Be Cool

  • Avatar for Vonlenska Vonlenska 11 days ago

    At this point, I feel like I'm almost actively avoiding IX because it's the last "classic" Final Fantasy I haven't played through and one of the tiny number of games from that magic period where Square were just on fire, creatively, that I have left to experience. I sort of treasure that mystery.

    But someday soon I'll plunk in the Steam version and close that book for good.

    Posted in The Written Final Fantasy IX Report Part 4: Alexander and the Epic, Noble, Super-Cool, Real Good Day

  • Avatar for Vonlenska Vonlenska 14 days ago

    "I don't understand why this exists" sums up how I feel about all the FFXV DLCs, I think.

    Like... this looks sort of neat and I am always in favor of overly detailed character customization, but taken individually or collectively, most of the game's DLCs feel like they're trying to be completely different games in completely different genres and it's just strange to watch. I had hoped FFXIV:RR's success and FFXV's completion would mark a return to form for Square Enix with clear, focused projects instead of the unfocused shotgun approach that led to so many wasted resources and lost revenue previously. I guess now they're at least reusing assets and not building new engines for the fun of it? Progress?

    Posted in Final Fantasy XV: Comrades Takes the JRPG Road Trip to Multiplayer Later This Month

  • Avatar for Vonlenska Vonlenska 16 days ago

    (Are games in a series of stand-alone titles "sequels"? I mean, Final Fantasy X-2 is a sequel to Final Fantasy X, but Final Fantasy XI is not. Limiting myself to direct sequels, then...)

    Chrono Cross. Yes, it's flawed. Yes, it's unfinished. Yes, the plot threads never completely come together in a fully satisfying way. And, yes, it's very decidedly not Chrono Trigger 2.

    ...and that's exactly why I love it. It's that rare thing - a sequel that not only strikes out on its own, but directly argues against its predecessor. CT is a game about saving the world through spacetime shenanigans. CC is a game about breaking the world through spacetime shenanigans. In CT, there's a subplot about saving an ecosystem with your spacetime power. In CC, there's a subplot about destroying an ecosystem with your spacetime power. Wherever there are connections, Cross explores the same ideas from a completely different angle. It may trip over its own excess at times, but it's a lot smarter and more creative than it often gets credit for.

    Besides, it looks and sounds absolutely gorgeous.

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: What's Your Favorite Video Game Sequel?

  • Avatar for Vonlenska Vonlenska 18 days ago

    Hey! Who got this Digital Love Child in my USGamer?

    (Tell them thanks, it's delicious)

    Posted in How Assassin's Creed Origins Captures the Politics, Colonialism, and Betrayal of the Real Ancient Egypt

  • Avatar for Vonlenska Vonlenska 18 days ago

    Yoko Taro's Final Fantasy XVI would be wonderful.

    I mean. Actually, I'm not sure Taro is at all a good tonal match with FF as a series, but I'm ready for FF to embrace originality and creativity again in earnest, and if Square Enix really trusted him with the brand, he could doubtless do something strange and interesting with it.

    I'd also be okay with Emil just inexplicably replacing Cid/chocobos/moogles as mascot for absolutely no reason.

    Posted in Square Enix Producer Wants Yoko Taro to Direct a Final Fantasy Game, Which I'm Sure He'd Do For the Right Price

  • Avatar for Vonlenska Vonlenska 19 days ago

    I had no idea Sylvio got a sequel. I'll have to check that out.

    Detention's been on my List for a while... The look, sound and feel of it is so similar to Harvester's games I initially assumed it was one, too. That's not to say it's derivative, just that it's an aesthetic you don't see a lot and I enjoy it.

    I got around to Oxenfree for Halloween, which has so far been like Stranger-Things-but-better-in-most-ways, so I'm happy with that.

    Posted in Five Cheap Games to Get You In the Halloween Spirit