Sunday, October 23, 2016

Guest Blogging: Why 'Final Fantasy 14' And 'Path Of Exile' Beat Their Competition

Maybe you have already noticed, but in the comment section of my latest article I was contacted by a site called That is a website with lots of blog articles by fans on different topics. The stuff was mainly movie-related but they are branching out into video games. After a few mails sent back and forth, I decided to give it a try and posted a few articles there. So I guess I am guest blogging now.

1. Why 'Final Fantasy 14' Is Totally Different To 'World of Warcraft', And Why It Is A Good Thing

The first guest blog entry is a review of Final Fantasy 14, an MMORPG that tries to distinguish itself from the top dog World of Warcraft as much as possible. Which makes the game great but also hard to get used to.

Final Fantasy 14 dragoon class in front of dungeon ruins
A dragoon in light clothing.

2. 'Path Of Exile' Is The True 'Diablo 3'?

Diablo 3 marked a big departure from many features that were present in Diablo 2 and beloved by fans. This resulted in a whole lot of games that claimed to be the true spiritual successor to Diablo 2. Almost enough to create a new sub-genre. You can discover more about "True Diablo 3" games in this article. Path of Exile stands out as one of the best in this area and the blog article demonstrates why.

Bloody results of a daily quest by Elreon, the Loremaster in Path of Exile
Lots of enemies to kill, as expected by a respectable hack and slash game.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Review: Tokyo Mirage Sessions #Fire Emblem (J-Pop Overkill for Wii U)

It is funny how almost every Westerner reacts with determined rejection at Japanese stuff. I am pretty sure it has something to do with cultural differences but when it gets too noisy and colorful, many people turn around in disgust.
Luckily, I was born without such a reflex and this puts me in the position to actually enjoy a game like this that revels in the Japanese culture. And trust me, you are missing out on something really good here.

Chrom and Itsuki from Tokyo Mirage doing a fistbump in heaven
Super Fist Bump in Heaven!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

A Call to Arms: Hell Gates Combat Video Tutorial

Stepping on an unknown island and immediately getting eaten alive by a giant crab is not exactly a pleasant experience. To prevent such a thing from ever happening, I prepared a video tutorial that will teach you basic fighting lessons in Hell Gates.

Interested in playing Hell Gates? You can download it for free from!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Review: The incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut

Neocore Games, the developer behind this game, is such a generous company. Everyone who owns parts of the original trilogy gets the Final Cut at a reduced price. As a proud owner of all three games (that´s how many belong in a trilogy) I got it for free. It is hard to say no to this temptation so I travelled back to the inky lands of Borgova. 

Van Helsing character selection screen with Umbralist class shown

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Photographing Final Fantasy 14 #1: Cooking Time in Limsa Lominsa

Finally I was able to make the move from my unworthy laptop to something you could call a gaming PC. Still not the best one but I prefer it to the previous "all minimum" settings. I can barely recognize the areas I already visited. Now that´s what I call a Realm Reborn!

Elezen monk in Mor Dhona.
Whoa! Shadows and dynamic lights!