Sep. 16, 2022

Solo Leveling Critique

⚠️ Note that this critique will be based on the first four volumes, and will be spoiling the story for those volumes in its entirety. 🔖 Incomplete post is incomplete and very much bad. It’s probably not going to be finished, so keep that in mind. Although I have read a fair few Japanese light novels at this point, Solo Leveling is the first officially translated Korean novel I have ever read.

May. 25, 2022

Tormented Souls Review

Today we’ll be reviewing Tormented Souls, a game which draws heavy inspiration from classic games such as RE and Silent Hill. Review I’ll being this review with saying that I’m not a massive fan of the original Resident Evil games, or any of its various clones. With that minor disclaimer in mind, Tormented Souls was one of those games that I did not expect to like; and initially, I very much didn’t, but ended up taking a real liking to by the end.

Apr. 3, 2022

A Rant About Attack on Titan

I should preface this post by saying that I was never and wont ever bother to invested too much time “getting into” Attack on Titan’s story. The first season was great in that way an action shounen anime is, but I never cared much beyond that. As such, it should also go without saying that this critique, or whatever I should call it, will not be too detailed, and will no doubt get things wrong and so on.

Apr. 1, 2022

Martha is Dead Critique

Before we dive into it, it’s worth mentioning that even if the name of the game doesn’t already ring a bell, the controversy of Soyny demanding certain imagery and/or scenes be censored was a fairly big topic in the gaming sphere a while back. With that in mind, if anyone should want to play the game then going for either the PC or Xbox versions should be preferable. Martha is Dead is not an action game, it does not contain any QTEs or anything of the like – it’s purely a story told through the interactive medium of a game.

Mar. 7, 2022

Tacoma, and the Quest To Tick Boxes

While Tacoma tries to pretend otherwise, it is for all intents and purposes a walking simulator – albeit a walking simulator where you occasionally press and hold a button and wait for some story to tell itself. Or, if we’re being generous: a 3D point and click adventure. Review Walking simulators in general tend to be a mixed bag, and Tacoma is no exception. While it’s core idea does have some interesting aspects, the execution leaves much to be desired.

Dec. 21, 2021

Winter Season 2022 Anime Worth Watching

Today we’re taking a look at some of the new series, and movies, that’s airing this season. The entries comes in four sections, the good, the questionable, and the garbage heap; and finally, the movies. Ratings will be provided for all the shows that’s aired, and has been evaluated by the world-class certified Quality Evaluation Team here at Arse Monster. The Good Stuff First up, the good stuff – the series that’s the cream of the crop – what every anime fan needs to watch this season.

Nov. 6, 2021

Animated Abomination, featuring High Guardian Spice

Four years in the making and two years delayed, Crunchyroll has finally managed to release their original “anime” series for the world to feast their eyes on. Now, said “feasting” might result in violent projectile vomiting and blindness, but still. Before we dive into this shitshow of a series, however, let’s take a page out of CR’s book and begin with a content warning for our more sensitive visitors: Content Warning

Oct. 28, 2021

Bad Light Novels, featuring Kenja no Deshi (Tryhard Review)

I don’t believe I’ve ever had such a strong reaction to reading a piece of written literature as I’ve had towards Kenja no Deshi wo Nanoru Kenja – or She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wise Man as it’s localized as. Note that this review/analysis will be based on the first two volumes of the series. With that in mind, readers should proceed with caution as spoilers are inevitable. Review The review/analysis is split into multiple parts, each discussing the relevant parts in some detail.