October 2014

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October 31, 2014

Gaming with your friends can be universally agreed upon as one of the most entertaining and fulfilling things that video games can offer.  We all love teaming up with our comrades to take down other players in competitive environments or to annihilate computer controlled opponents in cooperative engagements.  However, something that is seldom discussed are the drawbacks caused by being accustomed to teaming up with others.

This editorial is going to discuss the issues that we are sometimes faced with because we choose to indulge in our gaming hobby with friends instead of enjoying them solo.  While it seems like playing with friends is all sunshine and rainbows, it is often creating problems that could very well hinder your gaming tendencies if a rift to occur, and often in ways that you are not aware of until it is too late.

Hit the jump for the full article.

October 30, 2014

Sword Art Online, the extremely popular virtual reality massive multiplayer online role-playing game (VRMMORPG) anime that debuted during the summer of 2012, welcomed us back this year with Sword Art Online II.  The hero of SAO, Kirito, is entrusted with the task of investigating the mysterious murders in the competitive first-person-shooter MMO dubbed "Gun Gale Online", during which he meets an unlikely ally named "Sinon".  

The first 14 episodes (15 if you count the 14.5 episode as a standalone) deal with how things play out for our protagonists and how they deal with the tribulations placed before them.  This review deals with how Kirito and Sinon deals with the mysterious "Death Gun" murders of Gun Gale Online while trying to move forward from the demons of their past.

October 29, 2014

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn just released some details on its first expansion named "Heavensward".  After the jump you can check the new press release, artwork, and screenshots that were given at the European Final Fantasy XIV fan festival.

You can check out the original announcement of Heavensward, which has screenshots, artwork, and the press release, on the posting I made here.

October 28, 2014

Top 5 Tuesdays is an article series that focuses on my "top five" anything on a given subject of my choosing that pertains to either gaming, anime, or manga.

With the release of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, I have gotten in ample time playing the game (Already I have over 500 matches, and that is with me keeping up the website, working on my daily Destiny missions, and just random goofing off!).  It should be obvious that since I have been playing and trying out characters that I have developed favorites, and that is what this is about.

Go ahead and hit the jump and find out who are the top 5 characters that I am enjoying currently in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS!

  SPOILER WARNING!   - Among those listed, a few are secret characters that have to be unlocked by playing certain modes and meeting certain conditions, or by playing a certain number of battles.  If you are uninterested in being spoiled, please do not read.

October 24, 2014

SEGA of America has recently released a brand new pre-order trailer  featuring the vocalized synthesizing sensation "Hatsune Miku" for the her upcoming game "Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd".  This trailer shows off the pre-order items that anyone who pre-orders the game at Gamestop will get.  Those who pre-order in the United States will receive two in-game costume module packs for free and the "Extra Character Pack" which contains Akita Neru, Yowane Haku, and Kasane Teto in addition to Hatsune Miku's Americana Module.

You can hit the jump to check out the trailer, artwork, and screenshots for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd!  This game releases on November 18th for Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita system, as well as a digital download version on Playstation Network (PSN).

October 24, 2014

Kazue Kato is the creator of the smash-hit series "Blue Exorcist", a series that has world renowned recognition.  Time Killers is a collection of short stories done by this talented manga-ka, even featuring her very first work "Boku to Usagi (Me and the Rabbit)".  These stories show off her the stories and character designs that lead up to her finally creating the series she would become known for.  Go ahead and hit the jump to see how this stacks up.

October 21, 2014

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, the Japanese MMO for PC, Playstation 3, and Playstation 4, is finally seeing its first highly anticipated expansion called "Heavensward'.  Inside you can catch more information about this exciting add on to the Final Fantasy XIV experience in the form of artwork, screenshots, press release, and a trailer of what is to come.

October 20, 2014

Destructive Creations has revealed its first game titled "Hatred".  This game has lit the flames of controversy from its depictions of a mass murderer taking joy in the killing of innocent people.  Some people have looked at it with ardent disgust, even to the point where Epic Game have asked that Hatred take its logo off of its trailer even though it is using the Unreal 4 Engine that they have created.

The point of this editorial is going to express my feelings on how completely ridiculous these people's reactions are to this game, how double-standard everyone is being, and how exactly "Hatred" could serve to provide new forms of entertainment for the rest of us while pushing the boundaries of conventional thought in video games.

October 17, 2014

We finally have the first set of English screenshots for the Idea Factory International game, Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation!  This is the second installment of Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth series, and it will be released on the Playstation Vita sometime in early 2015.  You can expect both the physical and digital version to be available in both North America and Europe!

"Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2 was developed based on Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 for the PlayStation®3 entertainment computer system. Now, it offers a new story, a newly revamped battle system, newly voiced characters, and new playable characters that will provide a refreshing gameplay experience for long-time Neptunia series fans and newcomers to the series."

You can go ahead and hit the jump to check out seven brand new screenshots!

October 17, 2014

Two of Destiny's biggest events have come to an end, "Queen's Wrath", and "Iron Banner".  I was very excited for each of them because I just could not get enough of Destiny, loving the game to the point I was actually neglecting some of the work I needed to be doing right here at RoKtheReaper.com!  Now that the events are over I can truthfully say that I just was not impressed.

This editorial will be discussing what I thought about both Queen's Wrath and Iron Banner, what I liked about them, hated about them, and what Bungie could have did to make the experience much more enjoyable.

October 11, 2014

Dimitri, a man born of drifters who was taken in by a high ranking social family due to his ability as a singer.  Over the coming years he has perfected his craft and has become one of the star Tenors in Vienna during the early 1900's.  After a freak accident that ended his life, he comes to find out that he is now a vampire whom has been chosen as the vessel for the seed of a deceased vampire lord. 

 Finding out this new power and having the purity stolen from his beloved, how will he make of things?  What happens when Dimitri shows himself to a Tokyo-area school teacher in 2008 who is on the verge of watching her love die, only to offer her the ability to save him at the cost of her soul?  You can see if things are truly as interesting as they sound in my review for Black Rose Alice Vol. 1.

October 10, 2014

Today we have an announcement by Idea Factory International, that they will be releasing Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart, which is the first strategy role-playing game in the Hyperdimension Neptunia JRPG series.  The game is set to make its debut in North America and Europe in early 2015 exclusively for the Playstation Vita handheld entertainment system in both physical and digital formats.

The full press release is given inside which contains further information on Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart.  There are also screenshots available for view!

October 09, 2014

This is the monthly site update for RoKtheReaper.com.  I am going to be discussing my plans going forward as of this month, and that includes: my new schedule for posting, things I am currently working on, and what you can expect in the future.  It will be broken down into a few different sections, so please check out just the ones you are interested in if you do not feel like reading the whole thing.

Arigatou in advance.

October 07, 2014

Kaoruka Mochizuki is just an ordinary girl who runs an herb shop in a small town, learning her trade from her deceased grandmother.  One day she gets a mysterious visitor, a man who claims to be a "Knight" and who tells her that she has powerful magic locked away inside of her and that he has been sent to make sure her entrancing aura does not get her into trouble.  Oh, did I also mention that he way he contains her magic is through a kiss that takes her breath away?

Go ahead and hit the jump to read my review for Spell of Desire Vol. 1!



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