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Review | Shadowrun: Dragonfall Director’s Cut

Review | Shadowrun: Dragonfall Director’s Cut

Oct 20, 2014

I’ll admit that I’m the last person to be reviewing a tactical RPG, what with my complete aversion to the genre up until this time. I always had trouble figuring out what was going on. I’ve played a lot of Dungeons and Dragons and so I assumed I’d be informed enough to proceed, but it would only get me so far. I scoff at the current day...

Review | Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition

Review | Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition

Oct 15, 2014

The Gabriel Knight franchise is something of a peculiar beast. Most people that didn’t play games in the 90s only know it as that franchise with one of the worst puzzles a point-and-click adventure game has ever had, which it totally did. The cat hair mustache puzzle in Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned is truly awful. In spite of that,...

Review | Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Review | Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Oct 13, 2014

Beheading an enemy is a satisfying feeling. Monolith Productions have seemingly set out to prove this statement true with Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, a fully realized journey beyond the Black Gate set between The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. You play as Talion, a ranger who once lived with his family guarding the mountains of shadow. This changed when the...

AR-K Review

AR-K Review

Oct 10, 2014

Meet Alicia van Volish, the daughter of a decorated police officer. Her own career in the forced ended prematurely when an incident involving a curious golden sphere ended with her dishonorable discharge. Now a journalism student, Alicia wakes up after a night out with one heck of a hangover and  no memory of what had happened. As she works to piece together...

Dangan Ronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Review

Dangan Ronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Review

Oct 9, 2014

Violence doesn’t really get to me anymore. A lifetime of slasher flicks and torture porn have left me jaded and bored. Not just with most horror, but most violent media in general. The basic archetypes and settings make it difficult not just to be scared, but to be interested as well. The sluts and jocks shuffling through dirty apartments and dingy asylums make...

Review | Aldnoah.Zero Episodes 8-12

Review | Aldnoah.Zero Episodes  8-12

Oct 9, 2014

Oh wow, if you read my review for the first seven episodes of Aldnoah.Zero’s first cour, you knew that this is a show you need to be ready and prepared for anything. The final 5 episodes of this cour has been a ludicrous ride of action, exposition, and: ‘what the hell? Why?’ In the best ways of course. Aldnoah.Zero has been strong from its start and has...

Review | Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Episodes 15-24

Review | Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Episodes 15-24

Oct 8, 2014

Whew, it’s been a while since we’ve talked Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure here at Geekenstein, so let’s play some catchup, eh? When we last left off, Jotaru and crew had been dealing with Enya’s 6 Stand users and were still on their way to Egypt and their ultimate matchup: Dio. Unfortunately this batch of episodes started getting a little bit dull and repetitive for...

Review | Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen Episodes 8-12

Review | Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen Episodes 8-12

Oct 7, 2014

Shirogane no Ishi Argeveollen seems like a show you will both love and keep watching, or you’ve already dropped due to its pacing by this point. I’m in the former camp, partially due to reviewing it for you geeks, and because I genuinely enjoy it every week. I could totally understand why one may have dropped it by now, too. The action has dried up and it has...

Review | Captain Earth Episode 15-24 Review

Review | Captain Earth Episode 15-24 Review

Oct 2, 2014

It’s been a little while since I’ve talked about Captain Earth, but since it has aired its finale, now seems topical to bring the series back up. Once again, Captain Earth is an original mecha series from Sunrise, directed by Takuya Igarashi (Star Driver), and it holds a lot of the themes of teamwork, friendship, and dichotomy, but ultimately sets itself apart...

You Should Be Watching: Hunter x Hunter (Part 6)

You Should Be Watching: Hunter x Hunter (Part 6)

Sep 30, 2014

“You should enjoy the little detours. To the fullest. Because that’s where you’ll find the things more important than what you want.” The final, closing words of Ging Freecs ring through my mind for hours on end as the credits close and Hunter x Hunter comes to an end. One of the strongest, most consistently well-written and designed series of all time has...