Update: No internet but working on some video content + #Performancematters

In case you are wondering, I am using my workplace’s computer to write this as I am having trouble with my internet connection at home and have tried to contact my ISP to solve the issue. This issue won’t be solved for another week or so and as such I will be absent for a while.

However I want to bring something to people’s attention. A huge dispute is taking place between publishers and voice actors. To put it more accurately one of the voice acting union’s has decided to go on strike against the publishers in order to provide better work ethics for the voice actors.

Naturally as a website dedicated towards scrutinizing publishers, I feel obligated to make my mark on this dispute. As such, as is fitting for a voice acting related topic I decided to make a video for a more vocal expression on my views on this whole fiasco. I’m sorry I haven’t been able to get it to you guys due to my internet issues but if you want to know more about it then I strongly recommend watching this video.

Other than that I will be absent for a while and it really sucks being unable to make progress on important topics such as this. All you need to know is that #Performancematters has my undying support and gratitude for taking up arms against these scummy publishers. God bless all of you who are out there fighting the good fight against EA and Activision for a better future in the gaming industry because publishers always win and it’s time that we finally had the on their knees for a change.

I want to see Electronic Arts and Activision on their knees begging these voice actors to return. As a result I cannot stress the importance of boycotting these companies and their games. Only we, the consumer can truly make a difference and the best way to do this is to stop buying their games during the strike.

This is our best opportunity for change, let’s take it people and let us make gaming great again!

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Update: Apologies

Turns out I didn’t do a good enough job fixing the images of the old posts. I had to go back to them and re-do all the images. I have re-cropped some of them and updated them to the current format as well as changed a few things.

So I apologize for the mess that this site has had, it has been fixed now and it’s looking better than ever now. All the images have been cropped and edited to be less scruffy.

I have a few projects that I am working on at the moment but I will do my best to get some more content up ASAP. I have got a Painkiller review up and running, it’s not going to be your run of the mill informative review either, I don’t really think it needs to be to be honest with you. It was a challenge to write but it gave me something to do at work. Unfortunately my work computer doesn’t have any games on it so I haven’t been able to scrrencap images. This will take some time.

Other than that I have more content to come. There is so much I have to do at this point with two games on the go but I will get through them eventually.

Thanks for your patience.

Exist Archive Costs £49.99 at release. Is It Worth it?

Well in case you didn’t know, Exist Archive released today overseas and it turns out there are a few things to note about it after doing a bit of research. I have not yet played the localized version of the game but I have seen footage of it and found out a few important things.

First of all, the pricetag has escalated to £49.99 for the PS4 copy of the game. If you’re unfortunate to not own a Vita you’ll be forking out a lot for this game. Now I can see what they’re trying to do here, they’re trying to get rid of the DLC/Microtransactions. However, I am watching you Aksys Games, the moment I see the DLC costumes, I won’t be afraid to call you out on it.

Of course the Japanese release did have cosmetic DLC but I could accept it since it was just that, DLC. No strings attached, no fun money, no loot boxes, just straight up cosmetic DLC. That’s perfectly acceptable, plus we got some free costumes as well.

Oh and as for those free costumes we got in the Japanese version, you guys are gonna miss out on them. Now this might not be a big deal to the vast majority of people but it is a shame considering the fact that they were costumes from the Valkyrie Profile series. It seems Square-Enix weren’t willing to bargain with Aksys Games so I guess it’s not their fault.

In addition to this, the game also has an English dub and from what I have heard so far, the dub isn’t anything particularly special but my views on it could change when I actually do pick up the game. Regardless it is a nice surprise to see an English dub included in there as well. I know a lot of people hate English dubs but for me, it’s important because it makes it easier to understand the character’s emotion. However it’s not be all and end all, after all, back 20 years ago dubbing was a rarity as was voice acting so I could easily cope with it. This is a nice surprise regardless even though the voice actor for Kanata sounds like Dust from Dust an Elysian Tail which is… well, not my thing to be honest. However it was to be expected so there’s no point getting worked up about it.

As for when I’ll pick up the game… not sure, all I know is I will buy it eventually, maybe today or tomorrow, maybe when the price drops? I don’t really know. All I can say is that this release is definitely an interesting one. Lets put it this way, it’s been very uneventful. I thought I should at least post something about it to acknowledge its existence (see what i did there?) because nobody else is going to so I might as well considering the fact that I’m a huge tri-Ace and Valkyrie Profile 2 fan and all.

As for whether or not it is worth £49:99, check my review here: Exist Archive: The Other Side Of The Sky Review

Bare in mind the story may be good or bad, I don’t know yet, I don’t think the story is going to be terrible though, I think they’re going for something interesting with this game story wise but I will wait till I actually play it in English to give my 2 cents on it.

In other news…. Star Ocean Anamnesis

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Seriously you should know by now what I think of this. All I can say is, it was bound to happen.