Author: bluestarultor

  • Symphony of the Origin

    Technically, since this is Android-only, you’ll find it as RPG Symphony of the Origin even though "RPG" is more of a descriptor than part of the actual title just for visibility purposes. Long story short, this is a game I found seeing just how dead my Razer Forge was after I realized Razer was no…

  • Skyrim and the “10-year game”

    This is an ice cold take, but the gaming industry as it stands is reaching the limit of its sustanability and Skyrim is a prime example. In an environment where Skyrim has come out on everything but baby monitors and the market is flooded with HD remakes like Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning and all of…

  • Digimon World: Next Order

    This is a game I’ve owned for a while now, but never quite understood or thought I’d like. A former housemate of mine did play it extensively, but the description of the systems didn’t sound at all appealing because the idea of my mons dying has never been an appealing one. That said, something clicked…

  • PlayStation 5, first impressions

    I almost considered doing an unboxing video, but I figured there were probably plenty of those that were far more interesting than anything I could do. Plus it came really late and I still don’t have a better spot than my greenhouse, so I just wanted to set it up. The first thing you’ll notice…

  • Defunding the police

    Yes, this is probably trouble for my "controversial content" clause, but the attack ads have made YouTube unwatchable, so here’s some hard facts. Do you like ambulance service? Yes? Then you like defunding the police. Let’s take an honest look at this and explore what defunding the police actually means. A paddy wagon for everything…

  • The Goofy-Pluto Problem

    Inspired by conversations elsewhere and to explain some of the problems I’m likely to face in terms of introducing Jerako as a world, this is something I’m not sure I’ve actually written a blog post about before and is worth talking about as a means of exploring media as a whole. What is a man?…

  • Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth

    Fair warning, this game is rated T for Teen and so is this review. Since Digimon Survive seems too much like "Digimon meets Digital Devil Saga" for my tastes, I probably will not be playing it, though in its own way it does sort of sound like the original show aged up for a more…

  • Why “Quiet Quitting” is a Lie

    The "trend" of "Quiet Quitting" is all over the news right now and it’s absolutely made up by crappy bosses, right along with "nobody wants to work" and "nothing gets done remotely." This isn’t going to be long rant, but here’s why we know it’s BS: Because nobody is "quitting," unless you mean by "leaving…

  • Cybiko, Amazon Ring, and Briar

    What do a short-lived early 2000s teen-centric PDA, a novelty doorbell, and a privacy focused messaging app all have in common? Clearly they’re all intended for very different markets. The answer, of course, must then be universal. And that answer is network redundancy. Modern History 101 Cybiko kicked off the idea in the year 2000,…

  • A Tale of Two Rivers

    There’s been talk back and forth about the drought in the West and possibly taking some of the water from the Mississippi to cover what the Colorado isn’t. To which I say: LIKE HECK! This is not about the average person; it’s about corporate greed. Let me lay down a brief history of the Colorado…