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Inside Out 2: Pixar’s Most Intense Movie Since Toy Story 3

The Phineas and Ferb episode Meapless in Seattle existed because they teased a sequel to the first Meap episode in the end credits. It was never meant to…

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Mack’s Music Highlights: First Half of 2024

New(-ish) year, new music. This post is going to be long enough so no beating around the bush. Let’s get to it, especially since there are a LOT…

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Of All the Choices for First Final Fantasy Game…

FOR THE RECORD, I HAVE WATCHED CONTENT CREATORS PLAY THROUGH THE ORIGINAL FF7 AND FF7 REMAKE, SO I KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON. Okay, scratch that, I don’t know…

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(First Impressions) Revisiting a Childhood Favorite in HD!

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door was my second videogame ever, and my first RPG ever. Naturally, I didn’t know what the hell I was doing and it took…

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First Impressions of Two of the Year’s Most Anticipated Puzzle Games

Puzzle games are fun, mainly because a lot of them exercise the problem-solving part of the brain without requiring hundreds of frame-perfect commands like Dark Souls, Devil May…

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Little Kitty, Big City: Itty Witty Bitty Kitty So CUUUUUTE

As a cat owner, I understand that cats are the true master race on this planet. However, I never played Stray because I didn’t really care for the…

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Kwaidan: My First Ever Experience with Japanese Live-Action Cinema

As much as I love Japanese culture, I have yet to watch a live movie from there. Most people would watch an Akira Kurosawa movie because he’s THE…

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(First Impressions) Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is for a VERY Specific Kind of Gamer

I have never played Suikoden, which is an important statement to make, since this game is meant to be that franchise’s spiritual successor. In fact, I am such…

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What in the World is X-Pop?: First Impressions of XG

Recently, I have succumbed to the pressure—i.e. civic and moral duties—to listen to K-pop. I tried Dreamcatcher first, and while they aren’t amazing or anything, I at least…

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The Mandalorian Seasons 1-3: Star Wars Meets Adventures in Babysitting

I was intending for this review to be the entirety of The Mandalorian, but the wait for future seasons is a lot longer than I thought. Also, the…

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Granblue Fantasy: Relink is What Happens When You Combine Devil May Cry, Monster Hunter, and Anime

In 2024’s massive deluge of RPGs, Granblue Fantasy: Relink looked really fun, but not a high priority. However, I decided to get it anyway, because I knew it…

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I Should Not Have Slept on Kim Dracula’s Twisted Fusion of Nu Metal and Pop

Out of all the circles of hell that they call “online social platforms”, the worst is no-doubt TikTok. I’ve heard horror stories about it, about how it has…

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Momo Arashima Breaks the Mirror of the Sun: More Yokai… Less Fun?

While Misa Sugiura’s Momo Arashima Steals the Sword of the Wind wasn’t the greatest first book in a series I was greatly looking forward to, I at least…

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I Finally Listened to K-pop: Impressions of Dreamcatcher, the Korean BABYMETAL(?)

I was in vocational school when a goofy man in shades invented a goofy dance called “Gangnam Style”, laying the groundwork for South Korea’s global conquest. Since then,…

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Iwájú: Baby’s First Afrofuturist Experience

I feel like I waited eighty-four years for this instead of three. As Disney’s second collaboration with an African studio (okay, technically eleventh if you count each episode…

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The Super Mario Bros. Movie: A Great Film that Sets a Bad Precedent

I refused to watch The Super Mario Bros. Movie in theaters not because I thought it would be bad, but because I thought it would be good. Let…

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I’m about to decree that I don’t like Sleep Token’s third album to the Internet. I must hate myself.

Metal has come a long way since Metallica released their self-titled 1991 album. However, I’d argue that Metallica’s most iconic record ruined metal for the same reason it…

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Golden Kamuy: The Most Unhinged Historical Fiction Manga Ever

Boy, I have a long story with this manga. I started reading this long a while back, got caught up, and ended up in the long wait for…

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First Impressions: Infinite Wealth is (Almost) Infinite Fun

I consider Yakuza (henceforth referred to under its new localization, Like a Dragon, which is a direct translation from its Japanese name Ryu ga Gotoku) to be SEGA’s…

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Loddlenaut: Wholesome Subnautica with Axolotl-like Fish

I’m sure every reviewer of Loddlenaut prefaced it with something to the effect of “It’s wholesome Subnautica!” While I would love to have a more original preamble, it’s…

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The Indigo Disk is Just Good Enough to Maintain my Faith in Pokémon

So… part one of the Scarlet & Violet DLC was… content, I guess. While I didn’t exactly LOVE The Teal Mask, I was at least excited that Part…

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Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End is One of the Most Overhyped and Pseudo-Intellectual Manga I Have Ever Read (Second Impressions; Volumes 3-8)

Okay, before getting into it, I need to lay down some things. Yes, I am going into rant mode for this, and I apologize in advance. However, I…

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(First Impressions) The Talos Principle II is a Puzzle Game About the Puzzle That is Existence

Until now, I had no idea what to think about The Talos Principle franchise. Mechanically and execution-wise, there is no doubt they are as phenomenal as people say.…

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Mack’s Music Highlights: Second Half of 2023

These past four years, I’m always surprised to see the current year come to an end with humanity intact. I don’t know if that’s a sign of me…

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Godly Heathens: Allegories Aplenty in Smalltown Georgia

Since reading Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor, I can safely say I’ve broken my promise to be less political on my blog. I can’t help it, since…

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(First Impressions) Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is Exactly What it Sets Out to Be

Whether or not you love James Cameron’s Avatar franchise, you gotta admit that one aspect of it holds objective appeal: its setting, Pandora. Being a franchise with such…

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Jusant: Getting Over It But It’s Wholesome

I honestly don’t know why I decided to play this. It didn’t look super cray-cray when it comes to casual, narrative-driven indie games, especially compared to the very…

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Horizon Forbidden West: Neanderthals vs. Killer Robots in Post-Apocalyptic California

Before I get into this review, I gotta contextualize some things. Yes, I am aware that Horizon Forbidden West is the DIRECT sequel to 2017’s Horizon Zero Dawn,…

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Wish: The Most Disney-y Disney Movie Ever Made

Disney has put everything into Wish. So… no pressure! They’ve done all the promos they could, from advance merchandise to preemptive character meetings with the main protagonist in…

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Super Mario Bros. Wonder: A Hop, Skip, and a Jump on the Weird Side

Super Mario Bros. Wonder is the first mainline Super Mario game of any kind since Super Mario Odyssey. This time, it is a return to the old-school 2D.…

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I Review a Restaurant?: Shiki-Sai in EPCOT’s Japan Pavilion

Of all things to write a review for: a restaurant. I had initially intended to beat Super Mario Bros. Wonder during my vacation and make it the topic…

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Zulu is VERY Against Hate in Full-Length Debut “A New Tomorrow”

I have never listened to a hardcore punk band until now. While these stand-alone reviews normally mean I ended up not liking the band, the reason this time…

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LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is the DK64 of LEGO Games

The LEGO games have been on a long journey. Although they generally stick with the same exact sense of humor and gameplay loops, they have been many-a people’s…

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OKAY, This is the Final, True TOP FIFTEEN Japanese Music Artists List

Earlier this year, I uploaded the “definitive” Top Ten List right when a certain band decided to upend Japanese metal as a whole. In addition to that, I’ve…

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Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles: Every Animal was Harmed in the Making of this Movie

I love animated movies, and for the most part, I’d be pretty open to see any movie in the field. However, I’m not really a fan of live-action…

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Pokémon S&V: The Teal Mask is Gen 2’s Ecruteak City as an Entire Region

So, it turns out I was wrong when I said that I was missing out on post-game content in Scarlet & Violet. Well… technically, I was right, but…

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Avatar: Way of Water is Quintessential James Cameron (for better and for worse)

If you’re reading this, then I watched the sequel to James Cameron’s groundbreaking movie, Avatar. However, I need to contextualize a LOT of circumstances that colored what I…

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Xenoblade Chronicles 3: Future Redeemed Completes a Near-Perfect Trilogy

I played through this DLC way before the time of this post’s publication; there had been a higher priority post each week for the next several months. Now…

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Pikmin 4: The Life-changing Videogame of Doing Everything Efficiently

Not gonna lie, as much as Tears of the Kingdom has become one of new favorite videogame of all time, it was a lot harder to wait for…

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Tessa Miyata is No Hero, and She’s No Percy Jackson Either

While Misa Sugiura’s Momo Arashima Steals the Sword of the Wind was enjoyable, it was no masterpiece. From that novel, to Okami, to Oni: Thunder God’s Tale, Japanese…

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I Am Future (Early Access): Forever Skies but There’s No Airship and It’s Wholesome

In an industry where games of both the indie and triple-A variety strive to push players further and further to their limits—with an ever-increasing amount of Souls-like, rougelites,…

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Pâquerette Down the Bunburrows: 2023’s Game That You Should NOT Judge by Its Cover

I bought Pâquerette Down the Bunburrows with NO intention of reviewing it, because it is supposed to be insanely difficult, which it is. However, since you can actually…

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Cassette Beasts: A True Rival to Pokémon

The Pokémon franchise has had numerous rivals over the years. However, as I pointed out in a past post, they somehow managed to have more flaws; and I’m…

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How Bait Almost Ruins the Fifth Season of The Dragon Prince (Unmarked Spoilers Warning)

Since Netflix’s The Dragon Prince was renewed for several seasons, we didn’t have to wait over three years from season four to season five (out of seven) The…

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Voice of Baceprot Get (VERY) Topical in Their Full-Length Debut Album

If you’ve seen my review of BABYMETAL’s The Other One that was released despite changing all music discussion to a bi-annual compilation post (which might need to become…

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African Animators Show Their Talents in Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire

I’m sure a lot of us were looking forward to Disney and Kugali Media’s upcoming Iwájú, an animated series inspired by Yoruban culture. While no information about that…

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Mack’s Music Highlights: First Half of 2023

Alright, this post is freakishly long enough without a clickbaity intro so I’m just going to jump right in. Let’s, once again, talk about some music! Battle Born:…

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Mars First Logistics (Early Access): Ragdolling at One Third of Earth’s Gravity!

So, how’s Final Fantasy XVI? I bet everyone in the world is playing it… everyone except me of course. You really think I’m totes poggers enough for a…

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Elemental: A Romance that Sizzles Like Boiling Water

Okay, look… I gotta be transparent with you. It’s most definitely to do with our society, but I had convinced myself of the subtext of Pixar’s new movie…

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Wobbledogs: Abomination Breeding Simulator

There are a lot of good games for blowing off steam, and they get pretty popular too, such as the case with Power Washer Simulator. However, you know…

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