Mighty No. 9: Sadder than an Anime Fan on Prom Night (Detailed Review) (PS3/PS4/360/XOne/Wii U/PC)

Mighty No. 9 was a game I had absurdly low expectations for. When it came out, it was hit with several people bashing it over how disappointing it was that this was the result of a 4 million dollar Kickstarter campaign, and how this was supposed to be the spiritual successor to Mega Man. Among the complaints were the several delays the game had, the fact that the graphics were leagues below the quality set by the concept art, and its horrible marketing scheme that insulted anime fans.

The reason I decided to play Mighty No. 9 despite the poor reputation it had was because there was nothing about the actual gameplay to be noticed from these observations, and the fact that these games can often be over hated. I myself often have managed to enjoy games that were otherwise panned by critics and have been adamant defenders of them. As such, I was really hoping that I would find something to enjoy about Mighty No. 9 but that turned out not to be the case.

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Patreon Rules Update

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I have found that I may need to change a few things up in order to make my Patreon page more appealing. The best way to do this would be to make some new rules regarding rewards and goals.

If one did not notice, it now only costs $1.00 to be part of the monthly game raffle to win a free Steam code. This week’s is Highschool Romance, which I reviewed here. Speaking of which, that free code for Lethal League is still up for grabs for anyone who wants it.

I am also deciding that admittance to The Guardian Acorn Discord chat is no longer exclusive to Patrons, although I still have it set so that one won’t be able to post until I approve them, just a heads up. The invitation is here.

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Standard Review: Worms 2: Armageddon/Worms Reloaded (PS3/360/PC/Ios)

Just to clear up any potential confusion, Worms: Reloaded, and Worms 2: Armageddon are the same game and just have different titles on different systems. Worms is a turn based strategy game series that dates back to 1995 with the original Worms. The original Worms was released on the PC, Mega Drive, Super Nintendo, Gameboy, Amiga, PS1, Saturn, and even the Atari Jaguar, but only the PC, PS1, and Saturn versions got a release outside Europe. Seeing as how there have been at least ten games in the Worms series released between the original game and Reloaded, that should be enough to indicate that this is NOT the second game in the series. In actuality, the game was intended as a sequel to Worms: Armageddon, the third game in the series, but they put the 2 in the wrong spot (don’t ask me how they managed to mess that up).

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Amazing (kinda) VGM: Megalo Strike Back

I Miss You Earthbound 2012 | Cover Art

Yes I know, I shill for Undertale way too much in Amazing VGM… and in general to I suppose, but mostly in amazing VGM I suppose. But aha, this song technically isn’t from Undertale so I can still make this one anyway. To clarify, this track is not from Earthbound either, nor is it from Halloween Hack, or LISA, or Contact, or Citizens of Earth, or Yume Nikki, or Opoona, or Off, or Boot Hill Heroes, or any other number of Earthbound clones out there. It is related to Earthbound in that it is part of the Earthbound fan album I Miss You – Earthbound 2012 that Toby Fox was involved with and it uses Earthbound’s sound font, but it has not been used in any official release as far as I know. I do hope that Toby does use it in a future project though because this is an amazing track.

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The Guardian Acorn Reader Interest Polls

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It took a little bit for me to put together, but here it is. I have been meaning to find a way of how I can gauge reader interest in various specific areas of my content. I was initially planning on having polls be available only to patrons but I only have 2 of those at the moment. Anyway, I have decided it was easier to just put together every poll I can think of related to content and put them all in one article rather than spreading them all out. Also yes, a lot of them have a LOT of options, simply because I tend to be very thorough in regards to these things, and I would greatly appreciate it if one could vote in some of these, as I don’t want the amount of time spent going to waste. Anyway let’s begin.

Note: You can vote for as many options as you would like in each poll.

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Amazing VGM: Giegue/Giygas Battle themes (Mother: Cognitive Dissonance)

The last one of these I wrote was for Undertale’s “Reunited,” and that was back near the beginning of January. Naturally, I’m kind of overdue for an update, and since I took so long, I’ve got a special one for you all.

Instead of covering just one song, I’ve decided I will talk about a bunch of songs from the same game that pertain to a specific character. For those that do not know, Mother: Cognitive Dissonance is an Earthbound fangame of exceptionally high quality that I played for the first time last year. I have already talked about the game before so I will skip that fanfare, but I have wanted to go more in depth about its music for a little while. Its music really is amazing, some of it I may dare say is better than the music of the official games.

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Political Rant: No, Zinnia Jones Isn’t Saying to “Like Cock or You’re a Bigot.”

Zinnia "you suck."

Update: I have made some edits to the text to remove some of the more aggressive and pejorative remarks towards those who misinterpreted Zinnia’s tweets, at least up until a certain point. Misunderstanding things is to be expected and is something that everyone will do, and I do hope to clear some of that up with this article. However, there are some people who just actively WANT to be offended or are just close minded, and once someone reaches that point, I’m done being nice.

Trigger Warning: Transphobia, homophobia.

Zinnia "you suck."
Although it does look like she’s getting sucked off in this pic if her expression is following anime logic.

So, trans activist, Youtube user, and porn star Zinnia Jones has been experiencing a recent flood of hate from AIWs (Antisocial Injustice Warriors, my personal term for the opposite of SJWs) over being told that maybe you shouldn’t base your entire decision on whether you date someone on whether or not you think being attracted to them makes you gay. Of course, most of them didn’t bother to read Zinnia’s entire tweet chain before Read more

Quick Review: Highschool Romance (PC)

Highschool Romance | Maid

Highschool Romance was the sixth of a total of seven visual novels put out by AJ Tilley in the year 2015. Despite putting out a multitude of short titles out in such a quick rate, Highschool Romance is actually a pretty good title. While Highschool Romance is not some type of extraordinary artistic masterpiece, it is not really trying to be. It is just trying to be a fun romantic story involving cross dressing and pseudo lesbian hijinks, and for the most part it does that well.

There are a few flaws and inconsistencies in its laid back approach and the characters are not the most three dimensional. However, it does still make for a fun read regardless and may be worth your money.

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JRPG Update: 7/3/2017 -7/9/2017

I have an unfortunate announcement to make regarding the status of JRPG Update. Following this article, JRPG Update will be put on indefinite hiatus and will most likely be canceled entirely. As satisfied as I was putting these together each week, I have found that it has also become way too overwhelming to do so on a weekly basis and it has reached the point where they are interfering with my other work. Additionally, this is not a case where I can just take a break seeing as how more and more stuff builds up over time, which will just make it infinitely more time consuming when I decide to resume.

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Rant: Destructoid’s Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkuni “Review” is Garbage (And So is Jed Whitaker).

TW: Sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, sex negativity, mentions of rape and pedophilia.

It is very rare that anything I write in regards to someone of any notable status is ever going to be seen by the person in question. As a result, I know how rare it is to be able to have myself heard by the people I talk about, so I try to write as if there is a chance it will happen just so that if it does, I can take full advantage of it. I know that people are complex human beings who have their own feelings and reasons for doing things and that it should always be possible to have a mature discussion with someone.

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