The Entertainment Dome Episode 86 – Insomni-Maniacs

Last week’s Entertainment Dome episode is finally up for everyone to listen to! In this episode, James and I naturally squee over the now official Spyro remasters, as well as all the new info about Insomniac’s Spider-Man game and Octopath Traveler.

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Phi’s Dilemma

WARNING: The following story contains spoilers for Zero Time Dilemma

Synopsis: Phi finds herself in a rather awkward position when Diana asks her for a favour – babysitting.

The harsh ringing of Phi’s phone stirred her from sleep. Instantly awake, she switched her bedside lamp on, put on her glasses and grabbed the phone, assuming it was an emergency call from work. Who else would be calling her at 5 o’clock in the morning?

Not that she minded, though. The only reason she was taking the day off was because Akane had found her asleep on her desk and insisted that Phi was overworked and needed a break. Phi was never good with just “relaxing.” But now it looked like something had come up, and they needed her help. Continue reading

The Entertainment Dome One Shot – Octahedron

Wait a second, an Entertainment Dome video WITHOUT James? Yep, I’m going solo in this one and it’s a first impressions video about 2D vertical platformer Octahedron, where you have to create the platforms to progress.

With tricky puzzles and funky chiptunes, is this something anybody can enjoy or is this one for platformer purists only?

A massive thank you to Amy Graves for providing me with the code for the game.

My VG Music Picks #58 – Trapped By the Ocean Scent (Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair)

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

Much like the last Danganronpa track I wrote about, I’m referring to this one by its name in the iTunes release. Unlike that track, though, there’s nothing remotely entertaining about this one. This is a piece of music that exists solely to fill you with dread. Continue reading

Five Things I Didn’t Like About Star Wars: The Last Jedi

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for the following:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Two weeks ago, I wrote a list of things I liked about Star Wars: The Last Jedi, so it only makes sense to put on my contrarian hat and list off the things I didn’t like about it. While I think claiming The Last Jedi is a complete betrayal of the series is a gross exaggeration, there are some legitimate criticisms about it that hold it back – they just tend to get drowned out by incredibly sexist comments and stupid-ass petitions demanding it be stricken from canon (yes, that one is true).

Anyway, let’s skip the long-winded intros and warp drive straight to the list that shows that this film’s far from being a subversive masterpiece. Continue reading

My VG Music Picks #57 – Athena Cykes ~ Courtroom Révolutionnaire (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies/Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice)

I don’t know if I’m in a minority or not, but I thought Athena Cykes was a welcome addition to the main Ace Attorney cast. While she may not be the most original character ever, her energetic, confident personality made her the perfect newcomer to contrast against the likes of Phoenix and Apollo. Not to mention I enjoyed the character arc in Dual Destinies, the introduction of the Mood Matrix mechanic and, of course, her superb music theme.

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Five Things I Liked About Star Wars: The Last Jedi

WARNING: This article contains spoilers for the following:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Star Wars is no stranger to controversy but as someone who’s only a very casual fan of the series, I’ve never witnessed anything like it until the release of The Last Jedi. Opinions seem to be split right down the middle – either you love it for what it brought to the table and the risks it took or you hate it for those very same reasons.

Where do I stand in all this? Well, overall I liked it. It’s not without its problems but I enjoyed it for what it was (especially the second half of it). So, with the film due out on DVD and Blu-ray soon, I’ve decided to briefly revisit this film and jot down the things I personally liked about it and show how it’s not the irredeemable garbage fire some people make it out to be. Continue reading

My VG Music Picks #56 – Die House (Cuphead)

 

I’m too much of  a coward to actually attempt playing Cuphead but I have a lot of respect and admiration for it in terms of its aesthetics. StudioMDHR did a fantastic job replicating the 1930’s style of animation and music. I’ve admittedly not checked out the entire soundtrack but there was one track that immediately resonated with me and, judging by all the YouTube covers, many others – Die House. Continue reading