It seems like I’ve been playing my porn games for longer than I thought. I’ve been keeping the blog kind of alive at 1 or 2 posts a month, but honestly there isn’t much to say. This blog is turning old, I’m turning old(er), I have to accept ~adult responsibilities~ in order to keep playing games without people shitting on me (figuratively) in real life, etc. I’m also running out of things to say about most things I play, because there’s only so much to write before your reviews start blending into each other and your sentences and writing structure become so template that you can, well, make an actual template out of them. Besides, I can barely count the number of times where I finished or dropped something and thought, does this really warrant a ~2k word review? The answer is usually no. Not that I’m going to permanently stop, though. Probably.
Oh, and I got a PS4. The console looks nice and sleek, unlike the PS3. I’ve also come to the realization that AAA budget games with fancy graphics like The Last of Us are massive, and Sony’s download speeds are abysmal. That’s nothing new, but it doesn’t become this obvious until you try to download a 43 gb game. Thankfully weeb games like Omega Quintet are still small. Bless low-budget models and lousy environment textures. I’m not even being sarcastic because at this point I don’t even care as long as I derive some sort of entertainment from a game, low budget playable magical girl idol anime be damned. The girls are cute and all is right with the world. The days where I got riled up over the smallest things in games or got filled with rage at the industry seem so distant. Everything just feels like a pain in the ass. E3 was pretty good, though.
Here’s to another year of my infinitely expanding backlog and shrinking time available to devote to my hobbies. It doesn’t help that the less time I have to play games, the more I want to buy games. I’ve also been reading some light novels, because porn game writers are starting to move towards the industry that isn’t dying.
P.S. I may sound like a grumpy old man now, but I blame 100% of it on school. This is what happens when all you want to do is be a NEET and play games but you ended up studying engineering.
June 23, 2015 at 00:40
Congrats on the anniversary.
I hope for 43GB you downloading the whole game and don’t have to download anything else, right? I don’t know since I have been borrowing my friend’s PS4 and heard you better off buying the disc if possible. I seen that they were releasing the 1TB PS4 in Europe so that system must have some pretty absurd downloads or the save files are absurdly huge. And yeah, E3 was good this year, just over-hyped as usually.
June 23, 2015 at 12:18
Yeah, buying the disc is better because you don’t have to wait the entire day for the game to download. I usually buy physical, but my PS4 came with the game so I guess i can’t complain there.
I thought, “wow, 500 GB is a lot!” until I saw the size of AAA games.
June 23, 2015 at 02:36
Congratulations! Though i’ll admit I don’t know how old the blog is >.<
I'll probably be grabbing a PS4 myself at the end of the year in preparation for the next gen Tales releases…and for the other games, I suppose. I'm still a hard copy kind of guy, though, so i'm not too fussed about hard drive space.
I get where you're coming from with regard to study. I mean, why does med school have to continually get in the way of life's more important aspects?
June 23, 2015 at 12:22
I normally buy hard copies too, but in this case the console came with the game’s download code so I have no choice. I still have the Japanese copy of Zestiria sitting in my backlog so I’ll probably skip over the English version, haha. Though an upgraded PS4 version is kind of tempting…
Med school sounds tougher than engineering, but then again they’re both in the painful category as far as university goes.
June 23, 2015 at 12:26
As an old fart who’s been working and blogging otome games for the last 6 (almost 7) years, welcome to the club! lol
And yea I feel like my posts probably sound the same most of the time now days too (especially since I rarely rage now cause I usually only try to buy games I think I’m going to like.)
June 23, 2015 at 14:35
Time sure flies. I’m too scared to look at my old posts now because I would cringe hard.
If there’s one thing I learned from 5 years of blogging, it’s that I’ve gotten better at choosing games I have a high chance of liking. Sometimes it’s fun to rage over kusoge if you know it’s going to be bad, but most of the time it’s just a pain in the ass to sit through a mediocre game and then write words about it.
August 4, 2015 at 07:27
Congrats on the anniversary! Keep up the great work 🙂
If you’ll pardon the shameless attempt at networking and writing prompts, I nominated you for an “Infinity Dreams Award” here: https://angryjedi.wordpress.com/2015/08/04/2023-the-infinity-dreams-award/
No obligation, of course, but if you’re ever stuck for something to write or feel like writing something personal, enjoy!
August 5, 2015 at 19:16
I might give the Infinity Dream Awards a go when I have time.