As of this posting, Guardian Acorn has now been active for its first full month after having started up halfway through May. Okay technically I had made my first post on May 6th, but I don’t feel as though I really got started until about halfway through. I must say, I am surprised I never got the idea to start my own blog earlier considering how much I have been enjoying this so far. Anyway, I will take a brief look back of what I have posted this month, and also the stuff from May for good measure.
I may as well take the time to thank both Ryumoau Juno and John Dolan for supporting me on Patreon this month. I have gotten $17.00 pledged between the two of them (technically 18 but there was a processing fee). I have stated in the page that Ryumoau won the code for Lethal League. However, he has turned it down since he isn’t a PC gamer and John Dolan already has it. As such, it is up for grabs by anyone who would like to claim it. I do not want to trade it on Indiegala because I am not certain that it hasn’t expired after all this time.
As for the money, $12 is being saved towards changing the WordPress Plan while the remaining $5.00 will be put towards the IndieGala Dharker Studio 2 Bundle for the purpose of gaining codes for future givaways and to obtain copies of the 3 that I do not already own, thus making them eligible for request on the 2nd lowest tier level on Patreon.
Speaking of reviews, I may as well speak up about what’s on the agenda. I currently have five, or possibly six games that I have already beaten but have yet to write a review for.
The first of these is Critical Hit, a short indie eroge visual novel with a DnD parody setting. I found this one to be quite enjoyable and I found that Lewdgamer’s review was rather nitpicky and reached MysteriousMrEnter levels of “not getting the joke/reference.” I mean seriously, you’re complaining about sophomoric humor in a fucking nukige? Also newsflash: “show don’t tell” refers to the expression of emotions through a character’s actions instead of words, not “why aren’t there flashbacks, we need to see everything that ever happened to these characters first hand because fuck subtlety!”
Speaking of bullshit reviews, there is Yooka-Laylee. I can tell that a review of this game will be very similar to my review of Time and Eternity in that I will feel the need to incessantly address “critics” (I’m unsure if I even consider Jim Sterling a critic because of how shallow his reviews are) who levied the most absurd criticisms about the game. Surprisingly, Jim Sterling’s wasn’t even the worst; that dishonor goes to Derek Alexander aka Stop Skeletons From Fighting aka the artist formerly known as the Happy Video Game Nerd, who used Anita Sarkeesian levels of cherry picking and flat out lies about the game’s content. I legit almost unsubscribed after watching that abysmal review of his, and I’m unlikely to ever take him seriously as a critic again; and I say that because I won’t even know if he’s telling the truth. Anyway I’m going to have a lot to say about that one so it’s going to take a while.
Then there is The Beginner’s Guide, which I just played through recently and will say that it is absolutely amazing. I don’t feel like saying anything more since it’s one of those “go in knowing as little as possible” games and because I already went overboard in the last paragraph and want to keep things short.
There is The Legend of Dragoon, which I beat near the end of December and have wanted to write a review for this whole time but had too much on my plate.
Lastly, there are two Steam Greenlight kusoge called Midnight Carnival and FEMINAZI: The Triggering (that are not even deserving of a hyperlink), two games I temporarily got a hold of in a bundle literally called “The Edgy Bundle” and ended up refunding soon after. Not just because those two games were shit but because my computer was unable to run the third game, The Housewife. And thank god for it because that one looked like a shitty walking simulator, and if I played it, I probably would have went over the amount of time allotted between all 3 games and not allowed a refund. But yeah, expect me to tear into those two games, especially FEMINAZI because it just had to bring social politics into things because the game itself is so boring that no one else would play it on its own merits.
As for what’s on the agenda to be played for review purposes, John Dolan has gifted me copies of Worms Reloaded and Contraption Maker for his two requests, while Ryumoau has requested Cosmic Star Heroine, which I just got from the Steam sale.
As such, all three of those games are boosted to the top of the priority list. Of course, I also don’t want to discontinue my current playthrough of Megadimension Neptunia VII. So I will likely finish that before starting Cosmic Star Heroine, while I plan to play the other two on the side once I have cleared up enough of my planned writing projects.
As for other content, my next political rant is about a feud between a certain two trans Youtubers. I have also been wanting to do another impressions and commentary or anime review, but again, all of these reviews in the way, in addition to JRPG Update takes up a lot of time.
Anyway, thank you everyone who has read and supported any of my content and hopefully things continue to go smoothly from here on out.