Steven Rollins's Journal

I have never been one for trying to rush through a game, operating under the "it's not the destination, but the journey" philosophy. It was inconceivable to me that people would want to beat a 10+ hour game in a matter of half an hour. Over the past week however, I spent every free moment I had glued to my computer screen, watching intently as yet another childhood favorite was conquered in a what seemed like the blink of an eye. It was only my second time watching a Games Done Quick marathon, but I was simply awestruck. 

Zane... I love you, but you have to learn somehow :P

As I stated in my previous entry, Persona 4 Golden is easily in my top 5 games I've ever played. Arguably, it's my favorite RPG of all time, and without question is the game I have put the most time into. It also happens to be my starting point for my Persona adventure (aside from an hour long stint with Persona 4 Arena). Persona 4 Golden also happens to be the sole reason I bought my Vita. In hindsight, it may have been a rash decision to buy a handheld for a game I know nothing about other than everybody loves it. But it has certainly paid off.

RPGs are my second favorite genre of games (falling right behind Strategy). Among RPGs, Persona 4 Golden and Mass Effect stand out as the most immersive to me. I play RPGs (at least the first playthrough) placing myself in the role of the main character. They say what I would say, do what I would do, and even romance the lady who I feel would be the best fit for me as a person. This level of immersion really allows me to connect to the characters and get the most enjoyment out of the game. Arguably, I can take this too far at times as evidenced inside.

From the Experiment Logs of Mad Scientist Steven:

The newest Super Smash Bros. tournament recently came to town. I know who I’m rooting for, but one question has been bothering me. Which newcomer is the best? I have seen the others before, so I know what they’re capable of. But the new ones? I just had to know! So I ran some scientific tests to determine the answer. 

Look inside to find out... if you dare!

Tsubasacon 2014

October 17 2014 by Steven Rollins

Greetings! This past weekend I went to a local anime convention called Tsubasacon! Located at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, WV, Tsubasacon is small, but rapidly growing gathering of anime and video game fans alike. This year, we were fortunate to have some awesome talent as our special guests! It was my first ever con, so if you want to learn more and see what I thought, head inside and check it out!