New Patreon Rewards System & Personal Update

Yeah, I realized that the current system still isn’t cutting it, so I decided to scrap the current system and put something new in place. Part of the reason is mainly because I know that there is more to this blog than just reviews, and that no one is going to want to pay $30 just to see a game they like covered. As such, I decided to see if I could come up with better content. The rewards are now as follows.

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Standard Review: Poof Vs the Cursed Kitty (PC)

Poof VS the Cursed Kitty | title screen

I think this is the second to last game review written for Oprainfall that I need to link. Anyway I really don’t think much of this particular game.

http://operationrainfall.com/2014/11/06/review-poof-vs-cursed-kitty/

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Site Progress and Personal Update: September 2017

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TW: References to suicide, rape, animal abuse, pedophillia and violence… yep, I talk about Starless and Shoujo Tsubaki again in this article. Also towards the end it starts to get sad as I talk about death and grief.

I can’t decide whether or not it felt like this month went by quickly or slowly, but all I can say is that my mind has been bouncing all over the place. I will go from happily enjoying myself in the day to having an emotional breakdown in the middle of the night on more than one occasion. This is more than likely because of HRT as it has been known for making people a lot more emotional. The funny thing is that even though I often look at the news around me and break down because it feels like the world is going to end, the fact that I can feel these strong emotions makes me feel…alive. It feels like HRT has unlocked all these pent up emotions in me and I am now able to feel so much more than I did before. I have often said that I was emotional even prior too HRT, but this is a whole other level. Anyway, here is the recap of last month.

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Oprainfall VGM of the Week Directory

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So, since I was too busy to put together an Amazing VGM article this week, I figure the next best thing is to put together a directory of all the installments of its predecessor, VGM of the Week, that I wrote for Oprainfall back in 2015. I feel it would be cheep to post them individually since they are shorter pieces, so here is a link to each one.

Radiant Historia – The Red Locus

Corpse Party: Book of Shadows – Morishige’s Theme of Love

Penny Arcade Adventures: Episode 4 – Tycho

Shadow of the Colossus – Demise of the Ritual

Luigi’s Mansion – King Boo’s Theme

Sonic Adventure – Azure Blue World

Wonder Boy 3: Monster Lair – The Ice World

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Site Progress Update: July 2017

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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.

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(Outdated) The Guardian Acorn Steam Summer Sale Recommendations

Steam Sale | Capitalism Ho!

Update: Sales over guys.

Steam is at it again with their infamous sales that extend to a majority of their catalogue. However, given how vast this catalogue is, how will one know where to look? That’s what I am here for; to provide my readers with a list of recommended games for purchase along with their sale price. Additionally, there will be Amazon links in place of direct Steam links when possible cause I gotta make some money somehow, but they will only be there if the code costs the same on Amazon as it does on Steam (IE is also discounted). Anyway, let’s begin.

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Final Quest: The Problem With RPG Maker Games on Steam (Detailed Review)

Final Quest | Title Screen

It has been well established that Steam Greenlight was a disaster. Due to an absence of quality control aside from a fee, it allowed the service to become flooded with dozens of poorly made and amateurish titles ranging from buggy Minecraft clones, dull and substance-less walking simulators, Twine novels, horribly drawn and translated visual novels, and dozens of “retro throwbacks” that look like Atari 2600 titles and bare more similarities to the Shovelware published by LJN than any of the classics. There were even periods where games made to encourage violence towards gay and transgender people and games with literal snuff footage made it onto the service, and the latter is STILL UP!

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Standard Review: Fenix Rage/Fenix Furia (PC/PS4/Xbox One)

Fenix Rage | Cutscene

This is the second Oprainfall game I reviewed that I got a code for. I am starting to notice that I seemed to be a bit more harsh on the games I reviewed when writing for Oprainfall, although I still feel these reviews were accurate. I do remember having some fun with Fenix Rage, and I didn’t really find it to be as hard as so many of the reviewers were saying aside from a few points where it’s just bad due to shit design. Really the problem comes from the lack of variety and the “quantity over quality” approach it has. Generally, most people who enjoy these types of games will like it at first, but it makes it hard to keep the momentum going the further you make it.However, there are two things that I can give this game though.

1: Including cookie recipes is pretty cool

2: It’s GOTY worthy when compared to Green Lava’s other title Dream Tale: The Golden Key. That one was just flat out trash.

http://operationrainfall.com/2014/10/04/review-fenix-rage/

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My Plans for Patreon and Rules Regarding Rewards and Goals

Update: The rewards for Patreon have been changed significantly, so this article no longer fully applies.

So, for those that saw my Patreon page, one may have noticed that I do in fact, have rewards set up.

The lowest tier is simply $1.00, and it is the minimum required for Patron status. Patrons will have a few perks with my content that include being able to vote on polls that relate to future content (more on that later), being able to view the first draft picture-less versions before the full version is put up on the site. Yes, I will still be posting some reviews to GameFAQs, but reviews requested by a Patron (more on how that works later as well) or that I received a code for from the developer or publisher will be exclusive to  Guardian Acorn. Additionally, I will follow anyone who donates on social media if they request me to.

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Detailed Review: Tales of Hearts R (Vita)

Tales of Hearts R | special attack

The 2nd to last review I did for Oprainfall. I unfortunately had a lot of trouble with this review due to a mix of being a few weeks late since I registered the PSN code to the wrong account and couldn’t access it on my Vita, and taking longer for me to finish due to my depression being at its worse around that time. Thinking back, I ma y have been a bit harsher on this game than I should have, and my depression may have worsened it. Granted I stand by most of what I said in the review, it’s just the score that would be a little higher. This is why I don’t do scores on my own site.

http://operationrainfall.com/2015/01/28/review-tales-hearts-r/

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