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Site Progress & Personal Update: June 2021

Whenever I make these site update pieces, I tend to feel either incredibly optimistic, or drained of all my serotonin. For this piece, it’s the latter. Yeah, I’m tired as hell. Between the exhaustive amount of research needed for my Disturbing Games Iceberg, and with how long it’s taking to complete Majikoi: Love Me Seriously, I’m just completely wiped out. It also occurs to me how difficult the first week of each month is, since I am trying to get out a Site Update piece and a new review out. The past few months, I simply decided to re-post an old GameFAQs review, but I want to make sure that my review of Maggot Baits is review #200.

Depending on how I feel, I may or may not decide to postpone the NieR Replicant review and start playing Maggot Baits after I finish Majikoi. I actually needed to look to make sure Maggot Baits wasn’t too absurdly long. Gratuitous torture porn is okay, but playing two ridiculously long visual novels in a row might break me. Thankfully, Maggot Baits is nowhere near as long as Majikoi.

Anyway here’s last month’s recap.

Quick Review: Escape Castle Death Loop (PC)

Top 5 Games Reviewed On Guardian Acorn in its Fourth Year

Standard Review: Ys I & II Chronicles (PSP/PC/Ios)

Quick Review: After Life – Story of a Father (PC)

Remember when I had so much energy that I could get 12 different pieces out each week? Gosh, it’s amazing how much changes over time. Really though, I’m proud of the fact that I’ve come this far, and I really am looking forward to posting these upcoming projects. The Dark/Creepy/Scary/Disturbing Video Game Iceberg is coming along quite nicely, but there is one recurring issue I have in that I don’t know when I will have found enough games. There are so many different rabbit holes to explore in discovering these weird, obscure games.

I’ve also been kinda back and forth on whether or not I cut out the middle man and do the obligatory “explanation” piece myself. For those that are unaware, a lot of these images are usually explain by Youtubers who explain everything in the image. I wouldn’t want to take away a content opportunity for whoever decides they want to tackle this behemoth of an iceberg. However, the possibility that someone really half asses said explanation comes to mind. My current plan is to give it time to see if anyone else decides to cover it, and depending on the results, I may just explain it myself. Also one thing to keep in mind, if I end up needing to do the explanation piece myself, it’s going to take AGES to complete.

Anyway, I should probably talk about reviews and such. The next four reviews I have planned are Futanari Quest, Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sister’s Generation, BRKÖUT, and Celestial Crossing. I’m really hoping that I’ll have at least completed Majikoi by the time I finish those reviews, but this game is taking FOREVER. I don’t think I’m even halfway through it, and the sheer amount of text of this game tends to drain motivation, which means I spend less time playing, which means it takes even longer! All of this for a game that has had some amazing moments, but also no shortage of terrible ones. I’m hoping the rest of the game has more of the former than the latter, but I have to complete the dreaded Chris route before I can guarantee that.

I guess it’s time for Patron shout outs. I’d first like to note that I’m now at $90 a month given that my GF Brittany Eakin has increased her pledge from $5 a month to $20. Also another reminder to check out her blog BDUnicorn if you are interested in essays about feminism and gender. So special thanks to her, as well as my patrons Krista, Jimbolance, D Inacio, Wendy Gowak, Sam, Kelly Gallagher, IceTheRetroKid, Dia, and Rin Marina! As I always say, your support means the world to me and so much more!

Anyway, let’s make this next month, and every month following, a worthwhile experience!

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12 thoughts on “Site Progress & Personal Update: June 2021

    1. I cannot tell if this is a joke about the title of the game, or if there is something super fucked up in the game involving fishing. Just a heads up, if you don’t know what the game is, don’t look it up. You’re intact sanity will thank you.

      1. “Jokes on you, I’m into that shit*” – also i have already played the game, in fact it is first (and so far only) vn that i have finished

        As far as disturbing scenes the flashback ones are really disturbing, the one between shimon and carla, as well as 2 in Ashes and Dimonds Ending are pretty bad, but i am not exactly a good indicator since i can stomach pretty disturbing stuff

        *And i can say that i am living proof that claim that rape in fiction promotes actual rape is false, i have always considered that hurting women for my pleasure is wrong – hell one of my biggest berserk buttons when consuming fiction is depicting rape as justified – and because i frequently thought about it, despite my opinion on morality is essentially dosis sola facit venenum applied to actions, i still found rape to be inexcusable – being comparable to botulinum in moral toxicity

        1. Nice! I am looking forward to checking out the game myself. And yes, I am into that shit as well, I just don’t know how much I am. I guess there’s only one way to find out.

          1. Another thing: would you be doing a first impressions post like you did with euphoria? also don’t worry there is nothing wrong with liking the shit and most people like us are pretty nice

          2. I have considered it, but it is more likely that I may just live tweet my impressions like I’m currently doing with Majikoi. I’ll see what I’m feeling like when the time comes.

  1. Hello there! New reader here. So, I found your reviews by reading the feminist analysis of Euphoria and I must say, you blew me away with how good it was! You opened my eyes to many new themes to explore in a replay standpoint.
    And I see that you play a lot of stuff from MangaGamer.
    I was really hoping to know if I could recommend a game for you. It’s in the MangaGamer website and I think it needs more love. It’s completely fine if you don’t wish to play it, of course. It’s called The House in Fata Morgana. It touches some themes I would really like to talk to others about, so I was thinking that maybe you could review it in the future. I don’t recommend it if you’re feeling down, though.
    Thank you so much for your hard work. I love your material and I will keep reading it!

    1. I’m glad you enjoy my work! Fata Morgana is definitely a game I’d like to cover, and I currently own a copy of it. I am definitely hoping to review it at some point.

      1. Oh, my gosh! I wasn’t expecting to get an answer so soon! Thank you very much for considering it. I’m sure you’ll have many things to say. This game definitely makes you think about some things.

        1. To be fair, the game was already on my list even before you commented, but I like hearing reader suggestions, even in cases where I’m not interested in the game in question.

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