Journey to One Piece: Chapter 1 to 100

One Piece (manga)

After hearing that the manga series is actually Very Good for a few years now, I’m finally diving into One Piece and I’m writing a sorta-diary series on it. A note beforehand: I’m pretty familiar with the opening arcs of One Piece since I watched the anime series as a kid – especially the arcs… Continue reading Journey to One Piece: Chapter 1 to 100

Doublejump Reviews Life is Strange 2 – Episode 3: Wastelands

Losing control Originally published May 18, 2019 at Doublejump.co Life is Strange 2’s third episode feels like fighting a tidal wave. Your attempts to “deal” with Daniel start to fail and you realise that your telekinetic little brother is his own person, an individual separate from yourself as the player. After raising him for two… Continue reading Doublejump Reviews Life is Strange 2 – Episode 3: Wastelands

Doublejump Reviews Life is Strange 2 – Episode 2: Rules

The sophomore series reveals a powerful and compelling identity of its own Originally published January 30, 2019 at Doublejump.co The second episode of Life is Strange 2 opens with a recap in the style of a bedtime story. It replaces the two brothers with wolves, their friends and family with other helpful animals and their ‘foes’ with… Continue reading Doublejump Reviews Life is Strange 2 – Episode 2: Rules

I read Part 6 of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure ‘Stone Ocean’ and it’s crazy

Talking at people about how incredible JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is one of my favourite hobbies. I’m not the only one; it’s becoming an international pastime. If you don’t know what JoJo is, stop wasting my time. Get with the program and go watch or read it. I’d put it nicer but it’s your own fault.… Continue reading I read Part 6 of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure ‘Stone Ocean’ and it’s crazy

Zoids: New Century Was Ahead of It’s Time

I don’t know much about the Zoids franchise other than what I just read on its Wikipedia page: Zoids is a model-kit-based toy line based on animal-based mecha and it’s got five anime series, one of which wasn’t even localised outside Japan (which says a lot about the ongoing state of the franchise). The fifth… Continue reading Zoids: New Century Was Ahead of It’s Time

The Immersive Sim Could Be Endangered

Does Prey’s new expansion Mooncrash spell doom for the beloved genre? Originally published June 30, 2018 on Doublejump.co Set on the Talos I in 2035 during an alternative history where John F. Kennedy never died, the Vietnam War never happened and the space race of the 60s played out rapidly on an international scale, Prey is gorgeously… Continue reading The Immersive Sim Could Be Endangered

An R&C Journal: Tools of Destruction (2007)

Despite easily being one of the best entries in the series, I remembered next to nothing about Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction. I don’t know how. It’s goddamn marvellous. NOTE: I said I’d write about Ratchet: Gladiator (Ratchet: Deadlocked in the US) after R&C2016 but I got bored in the first twenty minutes and gave… Continue reading An R&C Journal: Tools of Destruction (2007)

So I Read Black Clover: It’s a Shonen

Black Clover, Shonen Jump

I’ve just finished reading the latest chapter of Black Clover – the manga, not the anime most folks are pretty down on – and there’s enough for me to ramble on a little bit. So here we are. After reading all of Yūki Tabata’s Black Clover, starting about two weeks ago (give or take), there… Continue reading So I Read Black Clover: It’s a Shonen

The Witcher 3 and Narrative: Choose-Your-Own-Odyssey

  After finishing up The Witcher 3’s prologue, which covers the relatively small zone of White Orchard, you’re thrown out into the wider world of, according to the wiki, ‘the Continent’, which is sectioned into several kingdoms. Arriving in Velen, riding your immortal dunce of a teleporting horse named Roach beside a gnarled tree that’s… Continue reading The Witcher 3 and Narrative: Choose-Your-Own-Odyssey

On Dishonored 2: A Hall of Mirrors, of Mirrors

Originally published on September 17. “Now I’m realizing the world’s off-kilter. Everything’s turned inside-out.” – Emily Kaldwin    It’s an innocuous early line that strikes directly at the heart of Arkane Studios’ Dishonored 2. Cast from her home and throne of Dunwall, victim of a coup led by the Duke of Serkonos and now skulking… Continue reading On Dishonored 2: A Hall of Mirrors, of Mirrors