It’s the Dark Souls of FromSoftware games!

Sekiro, the one-armed wolf shinobi.

FromSoftware, Inc.’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is certainly one of the hottest games released in 2019 so far, if not the hottest. To no surprise, its announcement and release have generated a large amount of hype as a lot of people have been looking forward to the company’s new original IP after the president Hidetaka Miyazaki claimed that there would be no more Dark Souls games, the critically acclaimed series the company’s well-known for. Now that the title’s released and taking the gaming world by storm, does it live up to the hype…


God of War took the gaming world by storm when it was released by Santa Monica Studios back in 2018, just over three years ago actually (the game had its three-year anniversary just earlier in April). People raved about basically every aspect of this fresh series reboot, from the cinematic graphics, voice acting and storytelling, to the gameplay; it was basically the complete package. Unfortunately, at the time of its release I did not own a Sony console, so I more or less accepted the fact I was probably not going to ever play the game until I got my…


I played the first Nioh some time last year after hearing about the hype of the sequel, which also released last year, albeit as a Playstation timed exclusive. The first game was a solid experience, with a complex and satisfying combat system with a plethora of fun weapons to mess around with (think something among the lines of Monster Hunter), a lot of similarities to the Souls games by FromSoftware, and traditional RPG loot mechanics as far as character progression is concerned. It was not a flawless game, as I had a lot of issues with Nioh’s enemy/boss designs which…


Amazon Prime Video took the streaming entertainment industry by storm with the release of its show The Boys back in 2019. In a genre saturated by Disney/Marvel with the occasional hit-or-miss DC movie, The Boys was a welcome surprise, and made me realize that I could get more value out of my Amazon Prime membership besides free two-day shipping. That, combined with my recent interest in various science fiction works, led me to The Expanse, another show hosted on Amazon’s video streaming platform. I was a bit hesitant to give the show a try at first, as I usually do…


I have not paid much attention to the Assassin’s Creed franchise for largely the same reason I generally ignored other franchises known to pump out annual games (Activision and Call of Duty); I have heard brilliant things about the first few games or so but my impression of the series since then is one of Ubisoft beating one of its franchises to death for the sake of pleasing more shareholders.


The lead-up and eventual release of CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 is probably one of the biggest rollercoasters I have ever witnessed in gaming. Due to a lot of speculation from fans, heavy marketing from CDPR, and CDPR’s stellar reputation as a developer due to the success of the Witcher games, people more or less assumed Cyberpunk was going to be the second coming of Jesus. Flashback to April of this year, where CDPR announced they were going to delay the game to September, and that was followed by another delay until December, and massive amount of Twitter rage from…


Horizon: Zero Dawn, developed by Guerilla Games, probably has one of the dopest premises I have ever seen for a game; it really cannot get much cooler than hunting huge animal machines with bows and arrows. I first found out about the game from a friend who hyped it up back in 2017, but alas due to it being a Playstation exclusive upon release I was never able to actually experience it until it was finally ported to PC. …


Imagine a society where one’s worth as a human being is determined by some artificial construct, a system that is capable of analyzing and evaluating every individual’s mental/emotional states as well as their aptitudes (and thus their career decisions). In essence, every person’s life is more or less determined by this system. This also applies to criminals as well; if one’s analyzed mental/emotional state is stressed to a certain level, they are marked as “latent criminals” and are judged accordingly by law enforcement. Sounds creepy right? This is the universe of Psycho-Pass, where individuals are governed by the Sibyl System…


Nioh is an action RPG developed by Team Ninja, originally released for the PS4 but has since been ported to PC as the complete edition with all DLC’s. For better or worse, it is often classified as a “Souls-like” game and thus draws a lot comparisons to the famous FromSoftware franchise, and as someone who loves FromSoftware it was not particularly surprising that I ended up playing Nioh. …


The Persona series (or more accurately the games part of the larger Shin Megami Tensei franchise) by Atlus is a series of critically acclaimed JRPG’s that for the longest time eluded me due to their exclusivity on Sony’s Playstation platforms. Persona 4 Golden (P4G) is not a new game, as it was released Playstation Vita back in 2012, so at this point it is almost a decade old. However, now that it is the first Persona game to be officially ported to PC without the use of an emulator through Steam, it is more convenient than ever to enjoy the…

Edmond Wu

Software engineer and gaming enthusiast, writing reviews to share quality media; check out my personal site at www.edmondwu.dev

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