Firebrand and Ghosts ‘n Goblins Obsession

Like you, I have a lot of interests. Possibly also like you (I have no idea; work with me here), many of them subside in favor of newer interests. Some of them definitely stick around, while others only subside temporarily, but certainly there are times with just about any of my interests where I’m just not that into it at a given moment. Possibly when I’m distracted by something shiny, or a cute girl, or lasagna.

There are also times where I sound maybe a little kind of insane. This also may possibly be one of those times. Again, work with me.

So, onto the actual topic… I have a bit of an obsession with Firebrand — an obsession that’s been rekindled by my acquiring Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, in which he is playable — a awesome little red gargoyle dude who first showed up in the Gargoyle’s Quest games, a subseries of Ghosts ‘n Goblins. It should be noted that I have played neither.

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Honoring Manga Jolene (Phantom Hourglass)

I don’t know exactly what this is. It’s a weird post. Basically I just want to reiterate and make a point out of something I said in my article today on Zelda Dungeon: Jolene is really hot. But only in the manga. In the game she just looks… really really weird, mostly because her face is stylized (although ironically I made a Mii out of her on my 3DS… I might post it sometime if anyone’s interested).

People talk about pretty or sexy characters in Zelda all the time — male and female — but I think Jolene from the manga is one that never gets talked about, yet she’s so cute!

I know, I’m obsessive and male. Shut up. Here’s some more pictures of here:

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I see what you did there Muramasa

So I recently picked up Muramasa: The Demon Blade again and finished Kisuke’s storyline. As ever, I find this game incredible. Amazing soundtrack, amazing visuals, great gameplay. Nice difficulty too. I’ve been playing on Shura (hard mode) and it’s been just right. So anyway, I completed Kisuke’s story, so now I’m moving on and doing Momohime’s story.

And there was some hilarity during Act 2 I thought: Momohime’s second level is a brothel.

I always find it funny when someone tries to censor something without taking out any of the elements that make it painfully obvious what’s really going on. In this case, I don’t think the creators of Muramasa were trying to censor it so much as failed to make it clear due to how lacking the dialogue in this game can be. But yeah, regardless of the reason for being so vague, it totally was and it was also a brothel. Continue reading