Final Fantasy XV – First Impressions

My Tuesday began very early, as I had trouble sleeping and woke up at around 5am. Having deleted my old Playstation Network account because I moved countries and you can’t change it in your existing account, I decided to create a new one, pay for Playstation Plus and all that jazz, but I also remembered that Final Fantasy XV, the latest in Square Enix’s long-running series released that very day, so I also bought it, downloaded it and left it all ready to go for the moment I was done with work for the day. Continue reading Final Fantasy XV – First Impressions

First Look: Anima: Gate of Memories

A few years ago, an acquaintance introduced me to the world of Anima, an RPG so out there, so farfetched in its mechanics and world that “anime-like” doesn’t even come close to describe it. We never got to play it though, as there wasn’t interest in the rest of our merry band of geeks for Anima, but I went through all the books anyway, trying to make sense of them…I didn’t. The rules were a mess so even if I liked the game and wanted to play it I knew it would’ve been a nightmare to do so.

I forgot all about Anima and moved on, so imagine my surprise when I saw Anima: Gate of Memories pop up on Steam. I immediately looked at the store page and the user reviews were favourable, something not entirely common considering the festering pit of malice that are the Steam reviews these days—though still not as bad as your average YouTube comment, we can be happy about that. Continue reading First Look: Anima: Gate of Memories