JM 392 Released

JM Chapter <-

MI has shifted to a biweekly schedule. Here’s chapter 54, and here’s chapter 54.5, which is titled “The Librarian, the Pervert, and the Grouch.” The first MI volume is almost done! Which obviously means more art is incoming.

Unrelated to novels, I finally got sick enough of SMT5 to shift to Pokemon, the only fun part of which has been the mining minigame… Feels like they could probably turn it into a mobile game with microtransactions if they wanted to. Would get hooked/10.

JM 391 Released

JM Chapter <-

MI 49 through MI 53 have also been released.

I’m very bored of SMT V and even more bored of Pokemon. The former starts out fun but hits its usual brick wall that is a gameplay loop of nothing but grind as you walk through a maze with an obvious exit. The grind suddenly stops being entertaining when it doesn’t change a single bit over the course of 60 levels, and the level design is about FF13 tier bad. They needed to add more to the core loop, imo, to keep the game entertaining. Feels like they were just trying to shove too many different monsters in without really considering the progression curve, as they always do in Megaten. Somehow, ever single game in the series has the same problem.

Pokemon remakes are nothing but a chain of memes. Better than our recent trilogy remasters though I guess.

JM 389 Released

JM Chapter <-

Heads up in advance, JM’s next chapter is 391 because 390 is a holiday special.

MI has once again released 7 chapters over the course of the week. Here’s chapter 42, which came out on Monday, and here’s chapter 48, which came out today.

I’ve been playing SMT 5 lately. I very much enjoy the fact that it’s just Pokemon for adults, but sometimes I wish Pokemon would also make Pokemon for adults. Already heard a bunch of shit about the DP remakes that I am not happy with. Really not sure why Gamefreak is the way it is. Really want another game like the first Pokemon Colosseum. That was the shit.

JM 388 Released

JM Chapter <-

MI has gotten 7 chapters this week. Here is chapter 35, which was released last Monday, and here is chapter 41, which released today. This week will feature another 7 MI releases, due to NaNoWriMo, after which the pace should slow. It’s a bit strange to think that I’m already over 100k words even though I’m only about 2/3rds of the way through the first “volume.”

I need to find a new PvP game to play, but none are interesting. For the time being, I’m basically stuck with League. Yaaaay. I guess it’s a bit better now that I’ve put in my 100 Aphelios games and moved on to 4 man, but still mind numbing. I kind of wish the game was less about laning and more about teamfighting, but the lack of satisfaction is precisely what keeps players coming back. I love/hate how true that is with regards to service model video games in general.