Flash Review – Classroom of the Elite (Vol. 1)

Everybody knows that success in life is only possible by graduating from a top-of-the-line school, which is what makes Tokyo Metropolitan Advanced Nurturing High School so attractive. Kiyotaka Ayanakoji enrolls but quickly finds out that the school is set up to encourage competition between its classes, because nothing breeds success quite like undermining your peers. … Continue reading Flash Review – Classroom of the Elite (Vol. 1)

Flash Review – That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Vol. 1)

Life is just the worse for Satoru Mikami, who has a crap job, no girlfriend, and gets stabbed in the back as soon as the story starts. Things aren't exactly okay when he reincarnates as a monster that can't do anything more than munch on the rocks it rolls over, but then things are okay … Continue reading Flash Review – That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Vol. 1)

Upgrading Assassin Creed: Rogue’s Upgrade System

It's something of a small miracle how in my post on romanticization I didn't once bring up pirates, the single most infamous example of the process. When someone says the word “pirate,” the image which typically comes to mind is of the swashbuckling, peg-legged, black-bearded, booty-looting heroes of the high seas, even though real-life pirates … Continue reading Upgrading Assassin Creed: Rogue’s Upgrade System

Flash Review – Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki (Vol. 1)

An infamous doomsayer once said that life's a bitch and then you die. Fumiya Tomozaki would agree wholeheartedly with that statement, but he would amend it to read “Life's a shitty game and then you die.” He's Japan's best at the fighting game Atafami, but when it comes to life, he's barely scraping the trash … Continue reading Flash Review – Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki (Vol. 1)