Wednesday, May 22, 2019

J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai Ep. 1: 4 Cards!! The Trump is J.A.K.Q. - Summary/Review

Well this is different, time to look at the second installment in the Super Sentai franchise and the last one to simply be referred to as "Sentai" without the "super". Airing from April to December in 1977 with 35 episodes makes this the shortest Sentai incarnation by far. Long before any type of standards or traditions were established, what will this late 70s deck of cards themed Sentai have in store? Click "read more" and let's find out.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

OWC #1 $200 Pokemon Card Mystery Box Unboxing.

Hello, ladies, gentlemen, and un-binary.  Welcome to the first edition of OWC with your pal, I, Kaiser Sensei.  What is OWC? It's not a backyard wrestling federation or the band that peformed How Bizarre.  (That was OMC.)  OWC stands for Obsessions With Cardboard.  This is the place where I talk about card games.  In this edition, I'll be typing about something that I had recently bought.  Yup, I've done the crazy and spent $200 on a mystery box full of Pokémon TCG products.  What's inside?  Click on "Read More" to read the full article and find out.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Uchuu Keiji Gavan Episode 12 Review: Chronic Repeat Offender in...The UFO Boy Is In Trouble!

You ever get that feeling like you've seen something before? The kind of image where a boy sees a Makuu spaceship and is kidnapped for telling his friends about it? What about the feeling of confusion when a monster doesn't match the theme of the story? Well, prepare your butts, because all of that and more happens in the first twelfth episode of Space Sheriff Gavan!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

TOMORROW DON'T COME (Steam) - Review

Hello my good people, Red Diamond here giving my support to Mental Health Awareness Month. As someone with mental illnesses myself, it felt important to me find a way of promoting this attempt on awareness. While I'm not ready to tell my own story just yet, I decided to cover this little indie title that someone made while in a dark place as my way of saying, "you are not alone". TOMORROW DON'T COME, developed and published by Peace and Love Games. Obviously, this was a personal project not created just for profits. So, click "read more" and let's see what this title has in store.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Kamen Rider Dragon Knight. Volume One and Two DVD Review. (German Release)

It's always refreshing (and easy on the wallet) when any of the Kamen Rider shows get a home release outside of Japan.  Although, this isn't one of those times.  Today, I'll be covering some home media releases of one of the English Kamen Rider series.  Don't worry, it's not Masked Rider... Yet!  No, it's Kamen Rider Dragon Knight.  A show that should've had a complete DVD box set in America, but it didn't.  Instead, we got two volumes released on DVD in Germany.  Okay, they came out in Japan too but those releases are crazy expensive.  The German releases can be found for cheap and they are in English.  How are these releases?  Find out in this special edition of Kaiser Sensei's Kamen Rider Summary and Reviews.  (Click on "Read More" to read the full review).

Sunday, May 12, 2019

∀kashicforce (Steam) - Review

∀kashicforce is a verticle scrolling puzzle game that looks closely related to Puzzle Bobble or Tetris Attack. It's developed by Endless Shirafu, and it’s selling for 12.99 on Steam.

It’s like Tetris Attack on crack! I don’t mean that to say that it's amped up and exciting. It’s more like Tetris Attack with a debilitating drug addiction that’s causing it to hurt it’s friends and family.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Nova Drift (Steam) Early Access - Review

Red Diamond back again covering the early access of a game called Nova Drift developed by Chimeric and published by Pixeljam. Things cannot get any more simple than this game so click "read more" for my full review.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Top 5 General Differences Between Power Rangers and Super Sentai

Hello, Red Diamond here doing something a little different. This is the first countdown on the website and a pretty broad topic at that, however it is something I have a desire to cover. Power Rangers is a show creating using stock footage from Super Sentai, so naturally the two shows have a lot in common and have the same target audience. However, besides language there are some noticeable differences between the two franchises that fans love to debate. Every season can be compared to a great deal with its counterpart, however this list will be more general topics. So, without further delay, click "read more" and lets get the list started.

Disclaimer: This list is purely opinion based and is not to be taken as fact. Also, this picks will be things that apply to each show as a whole so no differences that are season exclusive.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Blacksad: Under the Skin (First Look)

Giving a look into current information for Blacksad: Under the Skin, and a little bit of background for the comic series itself. Grab your tattered trench coat and your favorite pack of cigarettes. We're gonna solve a murder.

Monday, April 29, 2019

RICO (Nintendo Switch) Review.

No! This isn't a game based on the former WWE superstar, Rico.  This is the action packed FPS game released by Rising Star Games...  Huh? This game got released by a big publisher? That's a genuine surprise.  UGH! I gotta stop leaking out about how I feel about a game before the review even starts.  Anyway, this is RICO for the Nintendo Switch.  (Click on "Read More" to read the full review.)

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Kishiryuu Sentai Ryusoulger 04: Two Rivals!! Speed Battle - Summary/Review

Back again, time for some more Super Sentai. Last episode lead us to believe this episode will revolve around Green and Black searching for their zord equivalents known as Kishiryu. Also, there may be some beef between the two of them and the other 3 Kyusougers over Green and Black trying to kill their friend. What will happen? Click "read more" and let's find out.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Overwatch: Storm Rising Event Review

The new Overwatch Archives event is upon us and I have one question for you... Is it worth your time? I'll try to give my thoughts. Click "Read More" if you're interested.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Metagal (PS4, Vita) Review.

Yup, it's my third gaming review in a row about a game published by Ratalaika Games.  One of their games was okay and the other is a hidden gem.  (Don't sue me, Metal Jesus Rocks.)  Either way, this company is keeping the Vita alive.  While I thank them for that, they aren't free from having their releases criticized…  I mean, honestly reviewed.  (Criticized sounds like I'm about to unfairly bash the games head in.)  Today's game sounds like a really good one.  This is Metagal for the PS4 and Vita.  Yes, I can already spoil that this game has two easy to get platinum trophies.  (Click on "Read More" to read the full review.)

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Super Weekend Mode (PS4, Vita) Review.

Super Weekend Mode.  That's the name of the game in this review.  The name doesn't give off any clue as to what this game could be.  Thank goodness that I am here with a full on review of the game.  Enjoy! (Click on "Read More" to read the full review of the game.)

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Moss Destruction (Steam) - Review

Red Diamond back again with another indie game. This time around, we got an isometric/twinstick shooter by Shotgun with Glitters called Moss Destruction. With a title like that, it is very difficult to predict what this game will hold so let's click "read more" and dive right into the review.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Borderlands Game of the Year (Remaster, Xbox One) Review

Still no rest for the wicked. Click "Read More" for my thoughts on the remaster for Borderlands. See you on Pandora, Vault Hunter.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Archie's Funhouse. Cartoon Review.

C'mon in!  It's time to open up the cartoon vault and take a deep dive for some of the more older and forgotten about cartoons.  What I got for you today is a review on a show that you may not have heard of, from a series that you know, Archie.  If you didn't know about him from the well loved comic, you will know him from that hip new show, Riverdale.  Yes, there were Archie shows before Riverdale.  Hell! Riverdale isn't even the first live action Archie, but we won't be talking about Archie: The Movie in this article.  (AKA Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again. As it was known outside of Australia.)  That'll have to wait until I can track down a good conditioned video tape.  (Click on "Read More" to read the full article.)

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Kishiryuu Sentai Ryusoulger 03: The Cursed Gaze - Summary/Review

The third episode of the 4th dinosaur Sentai is out and ready for action. It has been difficult to review this season so far with its jumps in quality, but I will say that it has kept my attention. Click "read more" for my full coverage.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Peasant Knight (PS4, Vita) Review.

It's knight time and I'm not just using that for a cheeky pun, it really is knight time.  For you see, today's game is about a heroic knight out to save the land.  This is Peasant Knight for the Sony PlayStation 4 and Vita.  This game did come out on other systems too, but I covered the Sony release which probably isn't all that much different from the other ports.  (Click on "Read More" to read the full review.)

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Kishiryuu Sentai Ryusoulger 02: Make Our Souls One - Summary/Review

I got a feeling it will be a blue focused episode

The second episode is already upon us. That first episode began confusing but ended strong which leaves this one in an uncomfortable situation. However, the only thing known for sure is this episode should introduce the Green or Black rangers which is a very easy concept to do. Click "read more" and let's see what happens.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Kishiryuu Sentai Ryusoulger 01: Que Boom!! Ryusoulger - Summary/Review

Another year, another Super Sentai season is born. Our 2019 team is the 4th dinosaur themed team which have produced some of the best seasons so far and these silver based costumes are pretty cool. Sadly, this is actually a bad sign. After 5 under performing seasons in a row, Super Sentai is in trouble and could be facing cancellation. It seems Toei is now trying to recreate their last big success, Kyoryuger by going back to Dinosaurs and even the same colors for the core team. With that in mind, anything could happen so let's drive right into this new installment. Click "read more" for the full coverage.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Agartha (Steam) - Review

Here is a very unique title known as Agartha developed by Shindenken and published by Fruitbat Factory. A puzzle platformer with pixelized graphics and simple, yet original and addictive gameplay. Click "read more" for my full review.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Cyberpunk and the Electric Sheep: Part One

Doing something a little different this week, taking a small break from my anime overview of SAC, same vein different blood if you know what I mean. Click on "Read More" if you're interested.

Monday, March 25, 2019

North (PS4) Review

Time to pack up your backpacks because we are heading north.  Okay, that was a lame, so let's try that again.  Time to.. Nope, still got nothing.  F**k it! I'll just go straight with this intro... STRAIGHT NORTH! Yup, today I'll be taking a look at yet another game by Sometimes You.  The same company that published Blood Waves, Drowing, Planet RIX-13, and the terrabad Cyber City 2157.  This time I take a look at North for the PS4.  Will North be good or bad? Who cares! It's a Sometimes You game! It's going to be a game with something interesting to be said regardless.  (Excluding Blood Waves.) (Click on "Read More" to read the full article.)

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger Number 32: Challenge to a Duel - Summary/Review

Back again to continue where the 31st episode left off. A 5 safe Ganglar has been created Frankenstein style by Gauche and this new monster instantly overpowered the Patrangers. What will become of this new threat? Click "read more" and we shall find out.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Episode 5: Decoy

We're right back into Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex with episode five, Decoy. Click "Read More" for my full synopsis and review!

Monday, March 18, 2019

Blood Waves (PS4) Review.

When I first saw the name Blood Waves, I thought that this was going to be a surfing game where you have to avoid sharks.  Instead we get another bloody zombie shooter.  Will it be good?  Find out in this review.  (Click on "Read More" to read the full article.)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Rise of Legions (Steam) - Review

What do you get when you cross an RTS with a card game based on an old Warcraft 3 mod? You get Rise of Legions! Yes, our friendly developers Broken Games were nice enough to give us early access to this free-to-play game that shows a lot of promise. Click "read more" for my full review.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Episode 4: Intercepter

We're right back into Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex with episode four, Interceptor. Click "Read More" for my full synopsis and review!

Monday, March 11, 2019

Sonic Quest: The Death Egg Saga. Issues 1 - 3. (comic book mini-series) Review. (Sonic the Hedgehog)

Today I, Kaiser Sensei am reviewing something that I hope to cover more of in the future, comic books.  Yes, those sweet thin stack of papers with the cool little drawings inside.  A lot of great and s**t things happen in them and a good chunk of them are worth posting reviews about.  In my first and (hopefully) not last comic review, I'm taking a look at some Archie-era Sonic the Hedgehog comics.  This is the three issue mini-series, Sonic Quest which came out all the way back in 1996.  Will they be good, bad, or just plain meh?  Find out in this review.  (Click on "Read More" to read the full article.)

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger Number 31: Surrendering Ganglar - Summary/Review

Wow! That is I title I wanted to see for years. Nearly every monster fought in any Sentai is an intelligent life form that the Rangers kill without hesitation. What if one of them surrendered not wanting to meet the same fate? Click "read more" and we shall find out.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Planet RIX-13 (Playstation Vita) Review

Yup, it's another review of another game for that system that everyone (but Sony) loves.  This is Planet RIX-13 for the Sony PlayStation Vita.  A game that's also done by our favorite hit or miss publisher, Sometimes You.  I always look forward to cover their games because you have no idea what games that they'll release.  (Click on "Read More" to read the full review.)

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Drowning (PS Vita) - Review

Got a deep game today. Drowning, a very short, $3 game with a story that feels so real it is actually frightening. What does this passion project hold? Click "read more" and we shall take a look.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Episode 3: Android and I

Let's dive right back into Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex with episode three, Android and I. Click "Read More" for my full synopsis and review!

Monday, February 25, 2019

Kamen Rider Zi-O! Episode 16 - Forever King 2018. Summary/Review

Choices, choices, choices! What choice will Sougo make in this episode.  Will he save or break the future? I'm sure that all of the Zi-O viewers out there already know the answer to that.  But if you want to read what I have to say or want to read my spoileriffic summary, be my guest.  This is I, Kaiser Sensei's summary and review on Kamen Rider Zi-O episode sixteen.  (Click on "Read More" to read the full article.)

Kamen Rider Zi-O! Episode 15 - Back to 2068. Summary/Review

A few story arcs behind but that's not stopping me from reviewing this series.  This is Kamen Rider Zi-O episode fifteen! (Click on "Read More" to read the full article.)

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Pop 'n Music Portable (PSP) Review.

I've been a fan of Pop 'n Music for a long time now.  It's one of my favorite rhythm series of all time.  The downside is that it's also quite an expensive series to collect, they typically don't get released outside of Japan.  Once you've managed to get a hold of the game and a console that can run it, you'll need to buy a special controller for it.  However, there are some cheaper games in the series and today I'll be reviewing one of them.  This is Pop 'n Music Portable for the Sony PlayStation Portable.  (Click on "Read More" to read the full review.)

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Himitsu Sentai Gorenger Episode 1: The Crimson Sun! The Invincible Gorengers - Summary/Review

Time to go back to 1975 for the VERY FIRST Super Sentai season ever Himitsu Sentai Gorenger or Secret Squadron Fiveranger. A very straight forward name for a season with no prior expectations to live up too. How did this long running show begin? Click "read more" for the full article. Also, before you ask, I have no idea why this season uses the name "Renger" instead of "Ranger", it is the only Sentai season to do it.

 Fun Fact! Originally, this season and the second Sentai were not counted as part of the Super Sentai timeline but was later changed in 1995. Meaning for 20 years this was not technically a Super Sentai but just a Sentai. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Episode 2: Testation

Hello! Sorry for the late review but we're back again with episode two of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex! Hit that "Read More" for my full synopsis and review!

Monday, February 18, 2019

Kamen Rider BLACK! Episode 15 - The Targeted Ghoul School Summary/Review

If you've ever watched The Omen or Children of the Korn, the chances are that you fear evil kids.  Yup, that's the main problem that our hero must face in this exciting episode of Kamen Rider Black.  Did I just give away the whole episode?  Well, not really.  I only gave away half of it.  You are going to have to read the whole article (or skip to the score, like most readers do) for the full details.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Almost There: The Platformer (PC/Steam) - Review

Almost There: The Platformer is a very simple 2D platformer claiming to be for the hardcore platformer audience and was brought to us by Indie Game Developer Bony Yousuf. What does this strange looking title have to offer? Click "read more" and we shall go over it in my review.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Dengeki Sentai ChangeMan Episode 1: Arrival! The Secret Power! - Summary/Review

Time to go back to 1985 for the 9th installment of Super Sentai. Before Power Rangers and 6th rangers with only 20 minute episodes, we have Dengeki Sentai (Blitz Squadron) Changeman. What will this old school titles first episode hold? Click "read more" and let's take a look.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Episode 1: Section 9

First released all the way back on October 1st 2002, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex has reached a cult following status over its almost two decade existence as an abridged adaption of the Ghost in the Shell manga released in 1989 and the first Ghost in the Shell movie released in 1995, with the series in whole racking up four other anime series, five full-length animated movies (not including that strange live action adaption with Scarlett Johansson that had a better reception in Japan than the states), and four games starting from the PSOne's Ghost in the Shell in 1997 to the more recent failed Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex- First Assault Online in 2016 to 2017 respectively. I'll be taking an in-depth look on this series as a whole, starting here at Stand Alone Complex, and giving you my take on it. Click on "Read More" if you're interested in my two cents on the first episode of the series.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Kamen Rider Dragon Knight. Episode 1 - Search for the Dragon. Summary/Review

Wait a second! This isn't the next Kamen Rider Zi-O or Kamen Rider Black review! Nope, it isn't.  This, my friends is the start of my third Kamen Rider series review.  This is Kamen Rider Dragon Knight, an English adaptation of Kamen Rider Ryuki.  So, why pick this one over Ryuki?  It is because that hearing about how we got a second mainstream English Kamen Rider show got me very curious.  Hopefully I'll be able to cover Kamen Rider Ryuki someday and make comparisons. Hopefully I'll cover Masked Rider in the future as well.  So, ladies, gentlemen, and what ever you identify yourself as. I am proud to introduce I, Kaiser-Sensei's first summary and review of Kamen Rider Dragon Knight.  (Click on "Read More" to read the full article.)

Steamburg (Nintendo Switch) Review.

Welcome to Steamburg! The futuristic city of the past where robots are trying to kill you.  That's all I'll say for this little teaser.  You are going to have to read the full review for if you want to know more. The truth!  The truth of whether or not this game is any good.  (Click on "Read More" to read the full review.)

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger Number 30: Together on Vacation - Summary/Review

Episode 30 time and things have come a long way in this season but still show very little progress in the grand scheme. This episode has previewed to be a Red vs Red episode. Those promises have lied in the past so click "read more" and find out if it has happened again.

Fast Cast Episode 3 - Is Nintendo Overrated?

In this episode, all 4 current members of Emerald Rangers come together as we go over our history with Nintendo. Download MP3

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Bug Academy Demo (PC) Review

Hello there, I'm Fenris, the newest contributor to Emerald Rangers. Hope you stick around to read my first impressions on Bug Academy's demo, which hey, it's pretty dang fun for being so short. Click "Read More" for my full review on this "buggy" little indie game!

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Atari Flashback Classics (Playstation Vita) Review.

Retro gamers, dust off your PlayStation Vita because you've got something new to play.  Ironically, it's a collection of old games that came out before your parents were even born.  This is the Atari Flashback Classics.  How will these old games play on this modern handheld? (Yes, the Vita is still modern.) Find out in my review.  (Click on "Read More" to read the full review.)

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