Friday, December 2, 2016

Kingdom Hearts Primer - Chain of Memories - Episode 4 - Title Drop

This room looks familiar...


Kingdom Hearts has this problem of building up a ton of cool premises that could lead into really fascinating philosophical and sociological musings... and then dropping them like lead weights before they've really had time to develop. Worse, they often just refuse to capitalize on them.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Hitman (2016) - Episode 24 - Trepidation

Another Elusive Target: "The Ex-Dictator"



This Elusive Target is noteworthy for two reasons.
  1. This Elusive Target is the very first target to take place in the hotel in Bangkok
  2. It is also the first one to have two targets.
Since players can no longer retry an Elusive Target once any one objective has been complete (in this case, if either of the two targets is eliminated), the most obvious way to minimize risk was to eliminate both targets at the same time. That way, there is no time where I cannot retry while a target is still on the loose.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Kingdom Hearts Primer - Chain of Memories - Episode 3 - This Room Looks Familiar

This game is just filler.



One thing that we point out in this episode is just how strange the script sounds when delivered by these voice actors.

I don't fault the actors themselves, or even the voice direction. The actual performances aren't bad at all. When you hear them in other games, with better scripts, it's even easier to take notice. But this script just doesn't read very well.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Hitman (2016) - Episode 23 - A Simple Hit

Today, we undertake a new Elusive Target: "The Identity Thief"



With all the Elusive Targets, I have noticed that a very large percentage of them take place in the Paris map. To a degree, that makes a lot of sense. Paris is the first map they released, and it comes with the Intro Pack, which otherwise only includes the tutorial. This means that if all a player purchased was the intro pack, then they still have a chance to wet their feet with a Elusive Target or two before they drop money on the rest of the experience.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Kingdom Hearts Primer - Chain of Memories - Episode 2 - Darkness. Darkness. DARKNESS!

Today, we rediscover how much filler is in this goddamn game.


Since we don't have much to say regarding the events of the story, I'm going to instead talk about why I personally don't care that AtRiley didn't include any of the individual world's storylines.