Dark Souls II Review

Dark Souls II is From Software’s sequel to the critically acclaimed, highly popular and frankly addictive Dark Souls. The main character this time around is The Cursed, drawn by the affliction to the fallen kingdom of Drangleic. You are an undead and in time, if you do now gather souls, you’ll go hollow. Sounds familiar doesn’t it? Continue reading Dark Souls II Review

Saints Row IV

The Good

  • Stupidly Awesome and Awesomely Stupid
  • Wide array of Avatar Customization options
  • Great Humour
  • Great References
  • Good characters
  • Strong Writing

The Bad

  • Steelport, not Stillwater
  • Powers make “normal” upgrades meaningless
  • Repetitive missions
  • Dull activities
  • Terrible plot
  • Too few Homies
  • Virtual setting makes everything feel meaningless

Continue reading Saints Row IV

Playthrough Monologue – The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 1 – All That Remains

Quoting my good friend V, who inspired this series of posts and whose style I’m totally ripping off here (but hey, if it works, why fix it?):

This is a play-by-play, walk-through of my own game. I wrote about my choices, the process behind making them, along with how I felt at various stages and a glimpse into my inner monologue throughout. It is a recap of my personal Walking Dead journey. If you ever plan on playing this game yourself please do not read it, as I would hate to be held responsible for ruining what could be a memorable zombie caper for you. So, SPOILERS AHEAD. Continue reading Playthrough Monologue – The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 1 – All That Remains

The Seduction of Horror

What makes good Horror? These past weeks, recording playthroughs with my good friend John Heatz and the 1001-Up crew, I’ve wondered about that, and I found the answer in Romance, Seduction and Sex; their principles and that of horror are similar, they just seek different outcomes; though interestingly enough, the physical side of them are astoundingly similar. Continue reading The Seduction of Horror

Xenoblade Chronicles Review

The Good

  • Amazing world & mythology.
  • Great cast of characters.
  • Strong voice acting (Japanese).
  • Jaw-dropping locations.
  • The Monado.
  • Strong plot.
  • Solid and addictive gameplay.
  • Hundreds of quests and challenges.
  • Amazing soundtrack.
  • Strong focus on character relations.
  • Successfully marries Story and gameplay.
  • Freedom of party-composition.

The Bad

Small request!

Hello wonderful readers!

Just popping in to ask you something, it won’t take more than a few seconds to do it each time, but could you rate the posts you read? It’s mostly eye-candy and an ego-boost for me, but I’d appreciate a LOT! Do it this week only if it’s too much trouble, if only because this Sunday’s my birthday 🙂

IF you can share on twitter &/or Facebook, it’s optional, but welcome too!

Considering this is my birthday week, I’m no promising any new posts, but there’s a chance of any of these:

– Pathfinder RPG Review: Game I’m currently running, it’s pretty cool for those of you who love 3.5 edition over 4th D&D.

– Star Wars Saga Edition Review: Old, yes, even more with FFG’s new game, but I’ll post it because I think it deserves its fair shake.

– Night of the Rabbit (PC) review: A Daedalus Entertainment (Deponia) Point & Click Adventure Game I’m currently playing.

– Cognition (PC) review: An episodic Point & Click Adventure Game.

– Geeking Shadows, a new Unnatural Investigations Inc. story, set during Comic-Con 2013.

– Clarity, Roberto Peralta’s big comeback story, starting from the cruel (to readers) cliffhanger I left it at.

Also I’ll take the opportunity to mention a new plan I have. In the following weeks/months, I’ll be working on the details, including legal stuff (just in case) for a new Web Novel for The Mental Attic, set in the almost orgasmic (for me) Star Wars universe. The series (it won’t be just one novel) is tentatively called Igniters, and I can’t say anymore!

Oh and of course, I welcome you to like the Blog on Facebook and follow me on Twitter @Kkutlesa . Most of the time I tweet or write on Facebook what I’m working on, and if you like/want you can make requests, I know a few who are waiting for Lillian Carpenter to come back.

Speaking of which, I should line out my plans for Urban Arcana:

– Roberto’s stories have priority for now, until I close down Act I aka Curses to Bear

– I’ll still post some Recruitment Drive stories for Unnatural Investigations Inc. in between.

– After that I’ll cycle between Tiger, Lillian & The Illusionist until I’m satisfied they’ve been cared for enough

And then…

THE HARROWING, a multi-part crossover between ALL MY CHARACTERS, and featuring side-stories from NPCs’ (Non-Protagonist Character. It works even outside Videogames!) point of view

That’s it for now, it’s getting late.

Kevin Kutlesa

Reviews – Borderlands 2


Come join the party in the dust and the sand…Says a Borderlands 2 inspired song by Gavin Dunne from Escapist Magazine’s Miracle of Sound (which by the way, yes, that is also his stage name), and it sort of echoes the call the game gives out to its players, inviting them to come, newcomers and veterans, and play in Pandora once more, a planet where every inhabitant, the fauna and flora all go out of their way to try and kill you, overkilling you if possible. Continue reading Reviews – Borderlands 2

D3 – Diablo Disappointment Discussion



Diablo 3, a lot’s been said about it and now’s my turn.

Let’s get a few things out of the way:

  • No, it’s not Diablo 2, it’s not that game with a better engine and it was never meant to be.
  • The game was never going to fulfill the fanbase’s expectations, mostly because those expectations were unreal. A game with over ten years in development and over 5 years’ worth of teasers created Messiah-like expectations. Disappointment in one way or another was inevitable.
  • The argument of D2 being play-to-win and D3 being pay-to-win is moronic, and I’ll give you a little fact, something I know most blind haters can’t deal with. Pay-to-win was already around in D2, people sold and bought their items off each other, it was just done in forums and you risked being swindled and your accounts being compromised. Blizzard simply decided to get a piece of the action in D3, as well as provide you with a non-real-money alternative. Buy crap with gold, i.e., use make-believe-money to buy make-believe-crap. You can still buy make-believe-crap with real money, but now you commit that idiocy through secure servers.

With that out of the way, let’s get started. Continue reading D3 – Diablo Disappointment Discussion