Saturday, March 17, 2018

Hell Gates 2 Translation Progress Report 03/17/2018

It has been quite a while since the announcement of the Hell Gates 2 translation project. Let us find out how well the project progresses.

Hell Gates 2 Paradise Valley Entrance
Entering the lush plains of Paradise Valley.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Sequel to Hell Gates is getting an English Translation

Hell Gates 2 - Valadurs Erbe is a direct sequel to the action RPG Hell Gates. Until today, it was only available in German and anyone else was missing out on this 20+ hours epic tale. But as you can see in the video below, I am currently translating the game into good old English.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Guest Blogging: Why 'Final Fantasy 14' And 'Path Of Exile' Beat Their Competition

Maybe you have already noticed, but in the comment section of my latest article I was contacted by a site called That is a website with lots of blog articles by fans on different topics. The stuff was mainly movie-related but they are branching out into video games. After a few mails sent back and forth, I decided to give it a try and posted a few articles there. So I guess I am guest blogging now.

1. Why 'Final Fantasy 14' Is Totally Different To 'World of Warcraft', And Why It Is A Good Thing

The first guest blog entry is a review of Final Fantasy 14, an MMORPG that tries to distinguish itself from the top dog World of Warcraft as much as possible. Which makes the game great but also hard to get used to.

Final Fantasy 14 dragoon class in front of dungeon ruins
A dragoon in light clothing.

2. 'Path Of Exile' Is The True 'Diablo 3'?

Diablo 3 marked a big departure from many features that were present in Diablo 2 and beloved by fans. This resulted in a whole lot of games that claimed to be the true spiritual successor to Diablo 2. Almost enough to create a new sub-genre. You can discover more about "True Diablo 3" games in this article. Path of Exile stands out as one of the best in this area and the blog article demonstrates why.

Bloody results of a daily quest by Elreon, the Loremaster in Path of Exile
Lots of enemies to kill, as expected by a respectable hack and slash game.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Review: Tokyo Mirage Sessions #Fire Emblem (J-Pop Overkill for Wii U)

It is funny how almost every Westerner reacts with determined rejection at Japanese stuff. I am pretty sure it has something to do with cultural differences but when it gets too noisy and colorful, many people turn around in disgust.
Luckily, I was born without such a reflex and this puts me in the position to actually enjoy a game like this that revels in the Japanese culture. And trust me, you are missing out on something really good here.

Chrom and Itsuki from Tokyo Mirage doing a fistbump in heaven
Super Fist Bump in Heaven!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

A Call to Arms: Hell Gates Combat Video Tutorial

Stepping on an unknown island and immediately getting eaten alive by a giant crab is not exactly a pleasant experience. To prevent such a thing from ever happening, I prepared a video tutorial that will teach you basic fighting lessons in Hell Gates.

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