Valkyria Chronicles’s Juxtaposing Approach to Killer Cutscenes

Cutscenes tend to receive mixed reception among the gaming community. On the one hand, they provide a break from the gameplay by allowing the player to kick back and enjoy storytime, but on the other, they rip control from the player and force them to watch their character pull off the baddest ass stunts and … Continue reading Valkyria Chronicles’s Juxtaposing Approach to Killer Cutscenes

Flash Review – Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki (Vol. 3)

It's that most glorious time of the year, summer vacation, and Fumiya Tomozaki's life councilor Aoi Hinami has given him his harshest challenges yet: befriending dudes and scoring himself a babe. The Cringe: Something this series has pulled off well is Tomozaki's dialogue, but not because he speaks with the most wondrous Shakespearean prose. Quite … Continue reading Flash Review – Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki (Vol. 3)

Food Wars! What Happened With Its Ending, and Why Isn’t It the Greatest?

When it comes to telling a story, the ending is universally the most delicate part to handle. A bad or less than impressive ending can make the journey leading up feel like a cross-country vacation over the most beautiful snow-capped mountains and verdant forests only for the road to end at a post office. I've … Continue reading Food Wars! What Happened With Its Ending, and Why Isn’t It the Greatest?