games

The Caligula Effect: Overdose Review: Trapped in a Digital World

When ‘The Caligula Effect’ first released in the West in May 2017, responses were mixed. Towards the end of 2017, a ‘plus’ version was announced, promising enhanced visuals, new characters (including a female MC) and an entirely new story route. About a year and a half later, FuRyu (Japan) and NIS America (EU & US),… Continue reading The Caligula Effect: Overdose Review: Trapped in a Digital World

Otome Games

Steam Prison Review: Is it a ‘Steamy’ Romance?

Steam Prison is the latest otome game from localisation company MangaGamer. The game is by HuneX and Dramatic Create, who released it in 2016 for Windows. In 2017 a PS Vita version was released with an additional route.  In the game you play as an 18 year old police officer in a land called the… Continue reading Steam Prison Review: Is it a ‘Steamy’ Romance?

Anime

Dororo Episodes 5 & 6 Review: The Moriko Song and My Tears

Dororo was never meant to be a happy story. Characters live tragic lives, filled with a futile struggle against cruel fate. It was something I’ve come to expect with the series, but nothing could have prepared me for how gripped and destroyed I was by the story of Mio. After gaining his hearing back, Hyakkimaru struggles… Continue reading Dororo Episodes 5 & 6 Review: The Moriko Song and My Tears

Anime

Dororo Episode 4 Review: One Sword to Rule them All

Coming off the high of last week’s episode of Dororo, I have to admit I was a tad disappointed how this week turned out. Taking a slight turn away from focusing on a specific character, this episode looked at an object. A cursed sword. I feel like I’ve seen one hundred and one cursed sword stories,… Continue reading Dororo Episode 4 Review: One Sword to Rule them All

Anime

Dororo Episode 3 Review: A Backstory for the Ages

To be perfectly honest, I am very rarely a fan of episodes devoted to a single backstory.  I often feel they’re forced drivers of sympathy, the worse offenders being backstories in the Big Three (like Naruto) which seem to just outdo themselves with tragic childhoods. So when this week’s episode of Dororo started, I did let out a… Continue reading Dororo Episode 3 Review: A Backstory for the Ages

Anime

Dororo Episode 2 Review: Will Bandai go Bye Bye?

The winner of the Winter 2019 first impressions poll was Dororo , and I won’t attempt to hide my excitement. Thank you all for not rallying against me and picking something you know I’ll hate! For those who are new to Dororo, I recommend checking out my first impressions post of it, over here. With all that… Continue reading Dororo Episode 2 Review: Will Bandai go Bye Bye?

Miscellaneous

Tales From Windy Meadow Game Review

In December of last year, indie developers Moral Anxiety Studios released their second game, Tales From Windy Meadow. You may remember me mentioning them on my blog, as in February, of the same year, I interviewed them about the game and development process. The game follows three characters who live in the village Windy Meadow, the game… Continue reading Tales From Windy Meadow Game Review