Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The "I can't believe I forgot to say Merry Christmas to you all" giveaway

So, apparently I forgot to say Merry Christmas to all of you readers. I might not have regular readers but hey I do this because I like it and I might as well reward those who came here to read this...with a giveaway!
It's not really an expensive game but hey, free game!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Warframe Beta Impression

Warframe has been in development for quite some time. I found their site and registered for beta access since a few months ago. Now, they've started the closed beta testing phase and I can show you how great this game is.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Kickstarter Watch #5: War for the Overworld

A bit late on this one but there are still a few days to go so it's all good I suppose. For those of you who played games since a long time ago you should know of a great game called Dungeon Keeper. It's been a long time since any developer made a proper spiritual successor to the game. There are some who've tried but failed to bring the same experience of the original game. Now, Subterranean Games try their hands on a proper spiritual successor and I really think they'll succeed.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

My 3 Most Disappointing Games of 2012

Well, after listing the 5 games that I enjoyed this year, let's get in to my 3 most disappointing games of 2012 list. Being in this list doesn't necessarily mean that the game is a bad game but it just doesn't deliver what I expected from these titles. These are games that I really look forward to play but ultimately fails to deliver.

Humble Indie Bundle 7 Is Live

The new Humble Bundle is up. After the Humble THQ Bundle it might not seem as attractive but if you like Indie Games, the titles in Humble Indie Bundle 7 are some of the most interesting. Dungeon Defenders, Legend of Grimrock, The Binding of Isaac and Shank 2 and more for only under $6? that's practically a steal. So? what're you waiting for? buy it! remember to buy above the average price because as usual, there will be more games after a week. Pretty sweet deal if you ask me :)

Check it out here:

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Top 5 Games I Enjoyed in 2012

Well, since we're nearing the end of 2012 I might as well make a list of games that I really enjoyed playing this year. It's not the Best of 2012 which would suit all people as this list will only consist of games that I've played. The games that is on the list are those that I really love because it is either really addictive or offers enough innovation to make it unique. Do note that not all of these games will have been released on 2012. There are some titles from last year but as I said, this list is what I've played this year, even if the game is a bit old.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Hawken Open Beta Impression

So, for you mech enthusiasts you should already heard about Mechwarrior Online and Hawken. I've talked about MWO before and the fact that I like how tactical it is and the simulation gameplay really feels great. Now Hawken is actually a really different game entirely. It is not a simulation game but more of a fast paced FPS with a mech setting. But don't make that fact dissuade you from trying this game, because it is great.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Akaneiro: Demon Hunters Beta Impression

I first found out about Akaneiro a few months ago because of Steam Greenlight and I registered to their beta test immediately. Why? because it looks like a proper Action RPG with a very interesting setting and a good looking art style. I love Action RPGs like Diablo, Torchlight and other similar titles, even though they represent something that I hate when put into an MMO, which is grinding. However when put into an Action RPG title, I don't really mind a bit of grinding. The fact that it is a browser game also intrigues me as I want to see if they can really make a great game with that limitation.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Secret World Goes B2P

I haven't really followed any news about The Secret World for quite awhile. The game'ss concept and setting is very interesting, but my PC can't really handle the game and after I played it a bit on the beta test I don't really like the gameplay either. However I'm not a person who will refuse a perfectly good deal and when TSW changed its model from Pay to Play to Buy to Play, I'm actually really intrigued. My PC still can't handle the game smoothly but I suppose I can lower all the detail and look up some performance improvement tips in the forums.

For those of you who wanted to try out the game but didn't want to waste $15 a month for it now is the right time to try it out. You only need to pay up $30 and never have to pay any monthly fee after that. I think that's a pretty great deal.

Check it out on

Ragnarok Online 2 Review

Now that I've gotten my hands on Ragnarok Online 2, it's time for a review. In a glance, Ragnarok Online 2 seems to be a competent MMO especially for a F2P title. They have of course redesigned the gameplay so that it no longer plays like the old Ragnarok Online and that is definitely great. No more slaughtering thousands of mobs to level up and the combat system is also quite improved. It shouldn't be boring right? we'll see.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Ragnarok Online 2

Ragnarok Online is a pretty popular MMORPG especially in Asian market. I still remembered the old days where most gamers in my country plays the first RO. Good times, good times :)
However, MMO has evolved since then and I can't stand the first RO's gameplay anymore. Now, Playpark has launched Ragnarok Online 2 for the international(well, actually SEA) market. Is it any good? or would it fall to the same "asian grindfest MMO" like so many others? I'll get back to you after I finished downloading the game. :P

Apparently the game is either very popular that Playpark's server can't handle the load or they just have a bad server because even authenticating my account takes quite a while and sometimes you can't even load their site. We'll see how this goes.

If you want to check it out yourself, go to

X-Mas Giveaway

Okay, I have some spare games on my Steam inventory and decided that I would give it away. Well, let's just say for Christmas. :)
I don't have expensive games lying in my inventory but there are some indie games, so if any of you want to try these games. Do join in on the giveaway.
I'll probably do more giveaway in the future, so you might want to bookmark this blog. Heck, I might write something interesting here one of these days :P

Giveaway 1

Giveaway 2

Additional Deals and Giveaways

So, continuing a bit from my last article. On this article I will add some more site where you can find interesting deals and bundles. Enjoy!

1. Bundle in a Box
A new bundle which contains some interesting indie games. Some of them are for Desura but it might contain some more interesting games on future bundles. Check it out sometimes :)

2. IndieGameStand
New deal every four days and although not all of them would be interesting(and not all of them are for Steam) there might sometimes be interesting deals here. Check it out every few days.

A guy made this site  to share games with people. Do visit his site and don't forget to donate! it's for charity :)
This is 100% legit, I even won Natural Selection II from his giveaway.

Friday, November 30, 2012

A Cheapskate's Guide to Steam Deals

For some of us, games isn't really on the top of our priority list of things to buy. For some of us, we live in a third world country where the price of one game equals food for the whole family...for a whole week. And before any asshole says that "Well if you're poor you shouldn't buy games" I say please fuck off and don't come back.

Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition

I think that everybody should already know that Baldur's Gate is one of the best computer RPG of all time. If you've never heard of Baldur's gate before, I suggest you buy the new Enhanced Edition right now or I will personally hunt you down and kill you.

Humble THQ Bundle is now live!

Humble Bundle...with THQ...
The bundle contains Darksiders, Metro 2033, Red Faction: Armageddon, Company of Heroes, Company of Heroes: Opposing Forces, Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor. All of those FOR ONLY $1. But of course it is preferrable that you pay more, because this IS for charity.
You'll also get Saints Row the Third if you pay more than the average price. What are you waiting for? this is definitely a bargain. Go do your good deed and get your cheap games you cheapskate :)

Here you go:

Kickstarter Watch #4: Through the Breach

Been awhile since the last kickstarter watch. Let's just say I didn't really do a lot of watching around kickstarter for some time. Anywho for today's Kickstarter Watch I will look at Through the Breach. This is a Role Playing book for the Malifaux setting. Malifaux itself is a very interesting tabletop miniature game which replaces dice with fate decks which adds a whole new layer of strategy involving hand management and sometimes bluffing.

The setting itself is a combination of steampunk, horror, western and victorian setting all mashed into one very cool package. I'm a big fan of the miniature game and the RPG obviously got me hyped.

What interests me:
- Unique setting(steamvictoriohorrorwestpunk)
- Also uses cards instead of dice
- Great looking arts and exclusive miniatures

It is a bit pricey but for those who wanted to pay more they do offer quite a lot of interesting incentives, including exclusive miniatures and having your own character drawn and included in the book. For RPG enthusiasts, don't miss out on this really interesting RPG and for those of you who want to know more check out their Kickstarter page at:

Also check out their awesome miniature game at:

Samurai Empire Review

I never liked games like Travian where you build bases, attack other players and got owned by players who already played for a few years before you and can't do anything else when other players around your kingdom starts attacking you constantly but I always like games with collection and RPG elements. Samurai Empires fits this quite perfectly.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Run Android apps on your PC

I have an old android phone, an LG-P350 and since I'm not really into mobile devices I don't really have a plan to buy a new phone. I AM however interested in playing some of the games that are available only on mobile devices. So I searched for a way and found out about Bluestacks.

I've only used this to play some games like Samurai Empire but it works fine so far. I really recommend this program for those of you who for whatever reason wants to run mobile apps on your PC.

The beta version for Bluestacks was released on march 2012 and this thing is pretty nifty . Check it out here:

Note: And with this, now I can start reviewing interesting mobile games here on the blog :)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Torchlight II Late Review(contains a bit of Diablo III review)

I know, I know that Torchlight 2 have been out for quite some time but I was still playing Diablo 3 when it first comes out. Now that I've gotten sick and tired of Diablo 3 and have at last noticed its many flaws I started playing Torchlight 2.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Wizardry Online Beta Impressions

It is no secret that I prefer western MMOs compared to eastern ones. I've had my share of Ragnarok Online, Risk Your Life, Perfect World and all of those grindy asian MMOs but when Wizardry Online was announced I felt a bit intrigued by it. The reason I'm interested in it is because of the game's focus on giving a more challenging dungeon crawling experience.

Monday, November 19, 2012

GW2 Lost Shores Event Review

It's not a secret that I love GW2 very much even when most of my friends left the game I still play it every day and are very excited with the events that ArenaNet plans for the game. I love the Halloween event and felt that it is a very good event which is executed nicely. Sadly the same can't be said for the Lost Shores Event.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

SW:TOR F2P Restrictions and GW2 Lost Shores Event

SW:TOR went F2P a few days ago and what I've seen is that Bioware just went overboard on the F2P player's restrictions. Yes, other games with freemium models also have a lot of restrictions but this list of restriction and drawbacks for F2P players is a bit too much. 25% increase on prices? really? Limited quickslots for F2P players? wow. It seems that I won't be coming back to SW:TOR any time soon to play my lvl 50 Bounty Hunter since with these restrictions, coming back to play a max lvl character just seems dumb because there is nothing to do that'll be rewarding for me.

On another note, GW2's Lost Shore event started yesterday and I have mixed feelings about it. The idea is okay I guess, with Lion's Arch being attacked by the karka which starts a Dynamic Event in the city for players to participate in. The problem would be that ArenaNet isn't really ready for this event. The server lagged so hard and people are mostly confused on what to do. The event is quite interesting for me but it seems to be just a waste of time and money, considering people usually just die because of the lag and repair costs are higher than the event reward.

The Scavenger hunt this time around is also a bit dissapointing. On the Halloween event, they offer new back pieces which is unique to the event and people love it. But now they only give jugs of liquid karma and some tokens for Lionguard equipments which you can already get(except for the rune/sigil).

Overall, the Lost Shore is interesting in theory but sadly lacking in practice. It is fun to see Lion's Arch being attacked by monsters but fighting them while lagging, with no unique reward? I should've just stayed in bed(the event is on 3:00 A.M on my country).

Sorry A-Net, better luck on your next event on December. I'll be looking forward to a hopefully better event.

Monday, November 05, 2012

MechWarrior Online Newbie Tips

MWO is a fun game, whatever the hater said about pay to win or whatever what is important for me is how the game feels. I like the simulation style and that it enforces tactical thinking and teamwork. Although of course PUGs aren't always good for this kind of playstyle but it is still fun nonetheless. Heck I think even losing is still fun in this game. I'm still a giant noob at this game and in most games I usually got blown up because I'm in the wrong place or just because I can't circle strafe to save my life :P
But hey, I believe that new players would need all the tips they could get and these tips I give, although as far as credibility goes is pretty sketchy(well, I'm still using Trial mechs) are still tips that could be pretty useful.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Guild Wars 2 Halloween Event Guide, Part 3

Well, made another guide, and this time it's for the Phase 2 of the Halloween event. Very useful stuff :)

Here's the link:

And here's a video on the Mad King's Clock Tower Jumping Puzzle. Study the jumps here so that you don't fail on the real thing because it's so friggin hard.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Guild Wars 2 Halloween Event Guide, Part 2

Here's more stuff:

1. Haunted Door farming guide:
Go to Gendarran Fields, Brigantine Waypoint. From there, go north toward the hill. There are usually a group of people who farms the doors, just follow them. Tips on farming: focus on using AoE skills and interact with bags. The Haunted Doors are used to get kills for the Halloween Hunting achievement and getting Trick or Treat bags for the achievement.

2. For those who are looking for the special Halloween Weapon Skins(Greatsaw anyone?) if you've opened some Black Lion Chests and got nothing, you can use items from the BLC to create a Mad King's Chest. Go to the Mystic Forge(middle of Lion's Arch) and put in 1 Candy Corn, 6 Mystery Tonics(from BLC), 1 Boost(from BLC) and 1 Boost in the other slot. Mad King's Chest doesn't require any key to open.

That's it for now, I'll post more later.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Guild Wars 2 Halloween Event Guide, Part 1

Well, Halloween Event is here in Tyria and there's so many things to do. I'll be posting up some links to good guides I've found that'll help out with doing all the Halloween Events(well, almost all).
Here are the guides that I've found so far:

1. Lion's Arch Pumpcin Carving Route

2. Scavenger Hunt Act 1 Guide

3. Random Stuffs in the World(Personalized Trick or Treat Bags)

I'll post more when I find them :) enjoy the festivities in Tyria!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Mechwarrior Online Short Review

MWO is creating a lot of stir especially among its playerbase. Some of them dislike the game because of various reasons and the rest defend it valiantly. But regardless of this, is MWO a good game or is it really a big failure?

Monday, October 15, 2012

Mechwarrior Online Performance Tweaking

Using an old PC like myself? Mechwarrior Online works but is slow as hell? wanna try improving the game's overall performance? Check out this thread from the MWO Forums. It'll help you out to further optimize your play experience. (You'll need to register to read this thread)

Mechwarrior Online Beginner's Guide

Let's face it, MWO isn't the easiest game to get in to and the lack of tutorials in-game makes it even harder. But look pass that then you got a complex game involving  a lot of customization and plenty of details. It is an advanced game but sometimes it feels too advanced for newbies, which will pose a s a big problem. Well now, I am also a big noob at this game and still trying to get the hang of it. I found some videos that would help newbies like myself to learn more about how to play MWO and learn how to suck less at the game.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Cherry Tree High Comedy Club Short Review

There are plenty of games out there that are so hyped up but are eventually released and disappointing a lot of people. There are also games that nobody have ever heard of that are hidden from plain sight but are actually fun to play. In my opinion  Cherry Tree High Comedy Club would fit the latter. A time management game with anime-style art where you run around town to level-up your skills and try to improve your friendship with the other characters? sounds quite fun to me.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Borderlands 2 Legendaries & Gaige

Want to hunt those awesome Legendary items in Borderlands 2? Don't know where to go and what to kill? Don't worry, here's a site to help you with that! Happy hunting! :)

Oh and Gaige(Mechromancer) is so much fun to play and Deathtrap is so much more useful than Axton's turret. Why? because Deathtrap melees the enemy and makes then turn around. Those goddamn shield wielding nomads are so easy to kill because of this. I haven't try Anarchy build but Easy-Mode build(BFF Skill Tree) makes the game, well...easy. Still, it's so much fun! how was your experience with Gaige?

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

GW2 Boss Spawn Tracker

Like to hunt down world bosses in GW2? yeah, me too :) but isn't it annoying that you have to shout "is dragon up?" each time you log in? or missed that world boss by just a few minutes? Now you can track those world bosses with this nifty site over here: and here:

Remember though that this tracker also needs the support of the players to report when a boss is down. Your help would mean a lot to the other players and hey, other player's help would benefit yourself too :)

So, start tracking, start killing those bosses and start reporting.

Mechromancer Skill Tree

I've been waiting for the Mechromancer class since I saw it as a pre-purchase reward bonus for Borderlands 2 and now Gearbox has released the skill calculator for the Mechromancer. This is definitely a very interesting class, because the available skills really force the player to put points into two trees instead of mostly on one tree like in the other classes. The Anarchy mechanics is also very interesting as it opens up chance of dealing enormous amount of damage up close.

Check them out:

I tried to tinker around with the skill tree and made 2 build that I find interesting:
Beginner Build and Anarchy Build
Yes, I try to focus the skills on one tree just because I like doing that. We'll see how it goes when this class is out :) Beginner Build will have high survivability while Anarchy Build will focus of having high anarchy stacks. Use Tediore weapons for the Anarchy build because you'll be reloading a lot either because of empty clips or trying to regen your health with Discord.

Gaige's ECHO logs:

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Yay level 80! what?

Well, I've reached level 80 in GW2 since a few weeks now but I'll just post this link here anyway for those of you who are still working your way to level 80 or just got to level 80. What is this link about? it's the level 80 gearing guide that I've found on Reddit, courtesy of Dulfy. The guide contains everything you need to know about gears to get when you get to max level and how to get them, including several advice on gearing. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Slow Down and Look Around

I've been enjoying Guild Wars 2 as is these past few weeks and I never look at the forums or other sites but when I decided to look around the forums and some sites what I found is a bit appalling. The community is actually divided because of a diminishing return issue.

ArenaNet added a diminishing return system recently and this causes an uproar in the community, although of course not all of them are affected and thus not all are enraged at this. But those who are affected rages in plenty of sites and the official forums. It is of course understandable why they are raging, because the DR system itself is not actually perfect and has caused legitimate players to be affected instead of botters as the system is actually intended.

Loadout Beta

When I first heard of Loadout I was of course interested, because the game offers a lot of weapon customization. As I like the customization that are present in Blacklight Retribution(another game that I like) I was looking forward to Loadout. And now, I got into beta :)

Monday, October 01, 2012

Otaku Motivator - Burn Your Fat With Me

Well, gamers aren't exactly the healthiest breed of humans and let's face it most of us really-really needs exercise. Most of us wants to change but we just need the right motivation. And really, motivation is really hard to find. But now, there's an app that will help with getting gamers that motivation to exercise.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Fear Not This Night

Nothing really interesting today so I'll just post a song I really like :)
I never knew that there is a version of this song that has lyrics in it. I only know about the version that they usually use in the trailers:
I instantly fell in love with the song. It sounds great and the lyrics are also good. Here are two more versions of it:

Friday, September 28, 2012

Guild Wars 2 Exotic Armor

A guy on Reddit posted a website that he made that shows all of the exotic armor sets in GW2 and how to get said armor set. It is easy to browse and all information you needed are there on the site, including where and how to get the armor, the items you need and even armor stats. Sadly it does not include cultural armor sets but it is still a great site.

Check it out, here:

Today's OST: Guild Wars Nightfall Theme Song

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Guild Wars 2 Combat Mode Mod

This has been out for quite awhile but I just heard about it. It is a mod that changes how the GW2 combat system works to give a more action game feel. It is perfect for those who uses melee characters and still works great with ranged character.

For more info, check out the reddit page here:

This mod is legal to use as ArenaNet has approved the use of this mod by the community's request. Enjoy a new way of playing GW2!

Today's OST: Guild Wars Factions Theme Song

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Planetside 2 Beta

Allright, I got into Planetside 2 beta :)
Downloaded the game immediately and tried to play for a few minutes. One thing for sure is that it looks gorgeous, even on the lowest graphical setting(I have an old PC). From the few minutes I tried the game it seems quite fun to play.

The maps are very large and large battles definitely feels awesome but small skirmishes felt like a chore because enemies could easily hide. I haven't tried grouping up with people or play with my friends though so that might be what I needed.

I will play more of this game and as usual share what I think about it here :)

Oh, and btw glory to the Terran Republic!

This post's OST: Terran Republic Main Theme

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Further thoughts on Borderlands 2

On my first impressions of Borderlands 2 a few days ago I find myself liking the game very much. It is fun and has an interesting gameplay but I find myself not going back for more as often as when I'm playing other games that I love(let's say Guild Wars 2).

Don't get me wrong, I like Borderlands 2 but I felt that something is missing. Until i realized that it is essentially the same game as the first Borderlands. This is what makes the whole experience a bit...boring to me. Not boring because it's bad but boring because I felt like I've played this game before. Some might argue that that is also true for most games nowadays especially of the same genre. But for a sequel, Borderlands doesn't seem to add too much to the first game.

Sure it does have better graphics, more weapons and enemy types and a new story. But still, it all feels more like an expansion rather than a brand new game. And this is what makes me a bit dissapointed.

However that doesn't mean that I won't be playing the game again. on the contrary, i will be playing Borderlands at least until I finish the story and I will be playing it co-op with my friends. But for me, the game just feels that it lacks something really new.

And the co-op, aside from the fun that you're having with your friends, what is really the point? The game doesn't actually reward you for playing co-op. In fact playing in co-op just makes it harder and not as fun if you think about it.
Tougher enemies? even in solo the enemies are already tough.
No instanced loot? seriously, even Diablo III have instanced loot.
No skill combo? and no, 1 skill(Phaselock) doesn't count as having a valid skill combo in the game.
No weapon limitation? everyone can use every weapon, will have the same role then?

I feel that Gearbox should at least address these issues first to make co-op a more rewarding experience.

With that said, would I recommend Borderlands 2 to anyone? of course I will. It is a fun game and if given proper attention will be even better in the future. And like I said before, If you love the first Borderlands, you'll love the second one. Even if it doesn't really innovate it does improve the old formula.

Today's OST: Wiosna from Katawa Shoujo

Something to look forward to

When browsing through the net I found out about some games that are currently under development that looks quite interesting. These are some that really took my interest.

1. Don't Starve

This is a game you can play from Google Chrome app store and will also be released on Steam when it's done. The game focuses on survival and the player must gather resources to survive the night. The artstyle loks good and the game also has interesting gameplay. Preordering now will cost $7 for two copies of the game while the full release will cost $15 each.

2. Cube World

You like Minecraft? would you like it if there were more gameplay than just mining and building stuff? Cube World is offering just that. This voxel based RPG offers a huge world to explore with the same interactivity as minecraft(well, almost). Terrains are destructible and a lot of actions can change the face of the world. Of course there will also be plenty of monsters to kill and loot to gather.

3. Cherry Tree High Comedy Club

This game is actually already released, but I was hoping it would be featured in Steam like they promised. However it is now available on Desura so I think I might buy it. The game has quite a unique story and gameplay where the player must manage their time to train and get people to join the Comedy Club. The artstyle is also quite nice if you like anime.

That's it for today I suppose. I'll try to look for other interesting games to talk about. Oh and these games here? I will definitely do a more thorough preview/review at GameQQ Max

Today's song, School Days from Katawa Shoujo:

Friday, September 21, 2012

Borderlands 2 First Impression

Borderlands 2 is out...and I love it! Well, at least my first impression on it is good.

Graphic looks good, same cell shaded style as in the first Borderlands but with improved looks while still playable on older PC(a.k.a. My PC). Environment and enemies in the game looks good and the game runs smoothly on my 5+ years old PC.

Gameplay? feels great. Control is very responsive, combat felt great and the loot you get feels very rewarding, unlike a certain hack & slash RPG which I consider dead to me after a certain patch.

I'll be writing about this game again after I play more of it but so far the game doesn't dissapoint. Heck, I even forgot to take any screenshot because I was having too much fun :P

That's it for today, I'm going back to Pandora!

Almost forgot, today's song :)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A bit late, but better than never :)
Humble Bundle 6 is out! it's a very great deal with Rochard, Shatter, S.P.A.Z., Torchlight and Vessel if you pay below the average price and you get Dustforce if you pay over the average price that people paid. As a plus, you'll also get each game's OST. And all of them are activatable on Steam! Buy it here:

Second, I want to make a shout out to some VNs that are under development currently that are inspired by Katawa Shoujo: Missing Stars and Love Despite. These two VNs will have almost the same setting with some different twist as Missing Stars handles the topic of mental disabilities(they got some flak because of it but I say if they handled the topic well, it definitely have the potential to be great) and Love Despite deals with both mental and physical disabilities. These two are still in development and I'm looking forward to playing both of these games.

Want to know more? visit their sites:
Missing Stars:
Love Despite:

And starting today I will post whatever OST I'm currently listening to the post, just because i want to.
Today's OST is Stride, from Katawa Shoujo. Enjoy :)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Games I Currently Play

As usual, I post about games that I'm currently playing. At the time of this post I'm actually not in the mood for any game. However there are some titles that I've been playing these few days. Let's have a look :)

1. Katawa Shoujo

This one should be obvious since I already post a short impression of it 2 posts ago. But for those who still want me to tell you how great this game is, read on. Katawa Shoujo is a Visual novel, so expect to see A LOT of text and only a few choices a long the way. Despite this however, KS is a very enjoyable experience because of the great story. There have been mixed reviews by different people but the general consensus is that Katawa Shoujo is a damn good game and everyone should try and play/read it. Download, here:

2. Analogue: A Hate Story

Got this from a bundle a few weeks ago. Played it for a few hours and only touched the surface of the game but I can safely say that this is an interesting game. People say that this is a Visual Novel and while it is indeed have the same basic concept as a VN it is IMO more interactive and has a more unique "feel" to it because of the setting and how the game interface works. The story is quite enganging even though it is shown more in the form of journals and logs with some short conversation with Hyun-ae the AI. For those of you who likes reading or playing VN, Analogue could be an interesting game to pick up. Available on Steam, here:

3. Guild Wars 2

Because this list is made in no particular order, Guild Wars 2 is here. It is actually my most played game right now although I don't play this as much because my character already reached level 80. However I still play the game regularly and still plans to play this game for many more months. I don't hink I need to tell any of you about Guild Wars 2 because it is really popular so...yeah.
Buy it, here:

Games I'm going to play
There are sometitles I downloaded but still haven't have time to try. I will play these games eventually :)
- Juniper's Knot:
- Cradle Song:
- Borderlands 2:

Kickstarter Watch #4: Sealark, an Oceanic Adventure Game

I actually don't know much about the actual gameplay for this game but the art style is definitely interesting. From the game's description it seems like a combination of a fishing game with adventure elements and a large focus on story and character interaction.

What interests me:
- Interesting Art Style
- Focus on story and character relationships

Friday, September 14, 2012

Katawa Shoujo

Well, I've been following the development of Katawa Shoujo since 2007. I've been on and off since then waiting for a release. When the Act 1 Demo was out I downloaded it but only played very little of it, mostly because at the time I was currently bored of VNs and didn't even want to try to start playing VNs.

Even after Katawa Shoujo was released earlier this year I only downloaded and installed it but never play it. This time it's because I was playing SWTOR at the time. fast forward a few months until last month and I decided to play Katawa Shoujo for the first time. As a note, I haven't even read any reviews at the time so I don't know what I was about to play. I only know it as "a VN about crippled girls", not in a negative sense since I always thought that if they are going to make this they would do it right and not some stupid fetish crap. I don't know why, but I just believed that.

I...was...surprised. After I met all the characters in the game and played for around 30 minutes I was already in love with the game. I love all the characters and their personalities(minus some annoying side characters) and it drew me in even more.

Since the game is still in development I've set my eyes on Hanako and decided to play her route first and that is what I did. Almost got into Emi's route but I realized that I've made a wrong choice and reloaded the game before I chose THAT choice(you know which one, the one which locks you into Emi's route). 8 hours later, after finishing Hanako's route I felt something that I haven't felt for a few years from playing VNs. Last time I felt this way was when I finished Aeka's route in Yume Miru Kusuri. I love it, I love every single moment of Hanako's story.

Even though most of the conflict are packed into the end of Act 3 and Act 4 it's a really really great rollercoaster of emotion or as most KS players say it "it gives me so many feels". The events are heartwarming and heartwrenching. That moment when Hanako broke down in the middle of the class really got to me and that ending, it was so beautiful, even if the story is quite short(and yes, I wanted more but what we have right now is good enough I suppose).

I almost don't want to do the other route after finishing Hanako's, just like after I finished Aeka's route on Yume Miru Kusuri. That feeling of "If I do another route, what will happen to Aeka/Hanako?". But I felt that it would be a waste if i did that(even though I really did that with Yume Miru Kusuri) and played through Rin's route, and then Shizune, Emi and Lilly.

I haven't finished Lilly route(currently in Act 4) mostly because I currently have so many feels that I don't think I can finish it right now. I got some problems IRL that needs to be dealt with and I don't want to ruin my experience with KS because of that. And besides, I'm having way too much fun with Guild Wars 2 :P

For those of you who doesn't know what the heck Katawa Shoujo is, I suggest looking at their website here: . The concept might make you think "omgwtf cripple porn game" but the way they handled the topic is so good that you'll never feel that they are just using the "disability" part as a fetish object. Katawa Shoujo is much much more than that...and this picture here describes it the best:

Give the game a chance and play it with an open mind, it'll surprise you as with so many people who now love this game. The link to download the game is in the website I linked earlier. The game's free btw :)

Note: I wrote more about KS on GameQQ Max #7. Note that it's in Indonesian Language.
Download it here:

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Got distracted....again!

Whoah, it's been a few....months? since the last post :P. I got into a few online games as usual and had too much fun that I forgot to post anything here. So, let's just talk about the games I played now shall we? :D

1. Wakfu
Played Wakfu before when it's still in beta but never got into it, maybe because I was playing alone. This time I "recruited" some of my friends and they all agreed to play together! The game is actually quite a lot of fun! plenty of interesting features like the political system, the ecosystem and the great variety in class and build choices. To top it off, the game's monthly fee is only $6/month, a great bargain for a fun game like this :)

2. Blacklight: Retribution
This game has robbed me of a full night's sleep for a few days now. A very, very addictive FPS game. Gameplay and gunplay is what you expect from an FPS but what makes this game shines the most is the sheer number of customization options for your equipments. From muzzle, scope, stock, helm and boots to grenades, riot shield and mines, you can mix and match almost anything you want. Best of all? if you play well enough and you play regularly, you can unlock everything with in-game currency. I know Buy 2 Win games, but this one is definitely not one of them.
Oh one more thing, this game game has a legit wallhack. yes, you read that right, a LEGIT wallhack! it's called the HRV or Hyper Reality Visor and it's used to see the locations of enemies, team mates, depots and objectives. Contrary to what the noobs would say, this system does not destroy the balance of the game. How could it destroy the balance if everyone can use it? It's main use is to get your bearings after a respawn and to plan your attack route carefully. Playing smart will get you far in this game :)

Those are the 2 games I currently played the most(well, I still casually play League of Legends every few days. just bought Ziggs and I like how he plays). I tried The Secret World and C9 but both games does not really "click" with me. Still waiting for GW2 though! and the next GW2 Beta Weekend? Asura & Sylvari! I can't wait!...which reminds me....I need to upgrade my PC.

Oh, for those of you who wants to try League of Legends(highly recommend it!) here's my referral link :)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Apparently Kotaku and Kickstarter are not very bright

6 hours ago the Tentacle Bento kickstarter project has just been cancelled because of some protest by Kotaku about it being a "Card game about tentacle rape". Jeezus...did the guy even read/watch the description of the game? It is never said that it is anything about rape. Yes maybe it is a bit implied but the artwork and everything is safe. It is said from the begining that the product is meant to be cheeky parody but not sexually explicit.

Well, apparently Kotaku or specifically the guy who wrote the article about Tentacle Bento there is just some bigot who doesn't even do their research. And just dissapointing to give in just like that without even do their own research on the product.

And because of that, I will stop promoting kickstarter. Too bad for those who hosts their projects there, however I will try to highlight some interesting product from the Indiegogo website(a site similar to kickstarter).

As for those of you who are interested in Tentacle Bento, Sodapop moves the funding to their website:

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Kickstarter Watch #3: Xenonauts

X-Com or UFO: Enemy Unknown is the best game ever made. If you don't agree you're either crazy or have no gaming taste.

Now, for years various developers tried to make a clone of this game and failed but now comes Xenonauts. This game really looks promising and you can even try an alpha version of the game before you decide whether to kickstart or not.

What interests me:
- X-Com gameplay
- Simple graphic yet looks great

Kickstarter page:

Friday, May 11, 2012

Kickstarter Watch #2: Tentacle Bento

I've seen enough hentai to know where THIS is going :D

Umm, yeah.. today's Kickstarter Watch features a card game that can essentially be described as a parody of tentacle hentais.

What interests me:
- Artworks are great
- Fun gameplay and theme

However, because I live in Indonesia the price + the shipping fee makes it a bit expensive. I'm definitely going to buy the game, still not sure whether to kickstart or just wait later after it's released. The promo cards sounds interesting though.

Kickstarter page:

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Kickstarter Watch #1: Panzer Pets

With Kickstarter Watch I try to look out for interesting games in and give my impressions of it.

For the first Kickstarter Watch we'll look at Panzer Pets, a customizable robots MMO.

What Interests me:
- Multiplatform(PC, iOS, Android)
- Cartoony Artstyle

However there are some things that worries me. This will be a browser based game using Unity engine. The concept is ok, but how will the combat and questing be? I hope it will not be the same old WoW-style questing. Cuz let's face it, I'm getting sick of that type of questing. Modern MMOs should be using a more dynamic questing style like what we can find in Guild Wars 2 or Firefall.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

My Impressions on the Guild Wars 2 Beta

The game was great, combat system is really great and the dynamic quest system is pretty interesting, making it a sandbox-ish MMO where you have to explore and find out things to do yourself. For those who like a more structured quest system there's still the story quest but other than that it'll take some time to get used to the fact that the world doesn't revolve around you.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Games I'm Currently Playing

Just like old times, I'll list the games I'm currently playing and give my toughts on them.

1. Dungeons and Dragons Online
After all this years, I've gone back to DDO...the First Freemium MMO. It is a fun but unforgiving game. And by unforgiving I mean really unforgiving dungeons filled with not only monster but traps and provides actual challenge aside from fighting monsters. This game is best when played with friends(I got back to this game with some of my friends). I highly recommend this game for those who likes DnD and/or MMOs. I'm currently playing in Thelanis server with my character Xalestia Bloodsteel.

If you're interested in playing, register here:
(yes, yes it's a referral link)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

World of Battles: Morningstar First Impressions

I noticed World of Battles: Morningstar yesterday on Steam and started downloading it immediately because it seems interesting. A blend of "Total War" style combat with a Fantasy setting where you can customize the equipments of your troop? sign me up!

Gamers against Harassment

A friend of mine shared a video to me today and I feel that more people should watch this video. It is about harassment within the gaming community.

Watch it here:

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Guild Wars 2 Beta this weekend

Can't wait for the beta this weekend. Sadly I'm a bit busy this weekend with the release event for my new E-Zine: GameQQ MAX and I probably have to go to my shop to check out some stuff. But I'm definitely going to play right when it starts, 2 A.M Western Indonesian Time.

See you in game! :)