For most of this year I've been met with huge disappointments on the gaming journalism front. I've either been too late to request a code, or denied outright by the constantly changing PR. I've even had to get reacquainted with PR, because of employees leaving for one reason, or another. I have tried to keep it up for you guys though, and have been inquiring constantly despite what my meager review output might imply. Today, despite the shortcomings I am glad to say my gaming, and hobby review plate is full once again. I've got an indie to review, a Danganronpa game to review, and my first NISA anime to cover. Things are looking up for the old Inferno once again. I have to say in the midst of all this good news that I wouldn't be able to do what I do if it weren't for your support. For that I humbly, and sincerely thank you. You are the force that keeps me going, and that keeps me from retiring. I hope that you stick around for the future reviews, and that the critiques I provide are worthy of your patronage. Here at the Inferno I don't half-ass things, and I work my ass off to provide you the best informational reading experience I possibly can. It's the least I can do for those of you who acknowledge, and support my efforts. Once again thanks for continuing to stop by, and reading what I have to say! Thank you very much!
In other news I'll be working this weekend on training with my new 'Trials of Osiris' fireteam member, and former indie journalist friend MasterBlud alongside my UK friend, Trouble. He's a positive guy, and definitely a much needed asset for me, and Trouble's team. We've welcomed him in, and believe good things will happen in due time. I'm looking forward to training, and improving with him on a regular basis. Maybe one day will get that 9 win streak we've all been aiming for!
Beyond that I can't say I've got much else planned. I'm just going to enjoy the weekend, and rest up mentally so I can get the planned reviews out to you guys as soon as possible. The embargoes for the two games are close at hand, so I do have my work cut out for me to meet those deadlines. It's not a definitive deadline, mind you, but it's just a date set in place to let me know that the PR don't mind the reviews being posted early. I plan on playing through each game before giving my final critique. For "Adventures of Pip" that shouldn't take too long. For "Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls" though that might take a while longer. When the embargo is up for the new Danganronpa I'll be sure to keep you up to date on my in-game findings, and opinions prior to my review posting. That way you'll be better equipped to decided whether or not it's a game you want to pre-order. I imagine the NISA store will likely have a limited, or collector's edition of the game with exclusive bonus items for those who are quick enough to reserve a copy first. Keep a watch out for that, and be sure to follow @NISAmerica on Twitter for NISA related updates!
In closing I hope everyone enjoys their weekend, and that it affords you some quality time off. For those of you still putting in the work hours I hope a break comes for you soon, and that you get to enjoy that time off. We have to put in the work to be able to afford our hobbies, and life demands so that we can reap the benefits later on. That is the way life works. Hopefully we can all do our part to stay positive during the daily grind, and make this world the shining place it ought to be. Lead by a positive example, and those around you will most certainly notice. Positivity is very much like a contagion in that sense. It will spread to others around you, and make their day all the more better. Remember that the next time you feel like tweeting a depressed, "Woe is me" tweet on Twitter. Positivity begets positivity, and negativitiy begets negativity. I shall type at you guys, and gals later. Remember to keep things Awesome!
Your Last Samurai,
Brad Carver (OtakuDante)