toatali’s musings Vol 2.

Bloodborne, the brain-child of From Software and Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki, is well known and cited for its incredible labyrinthine story, detailed through NPC interactions, environmental storytelling and lots of encyclopaedic item descriptions. Following in the footsteps of Dark Souls and Demon Souls, which also told their stories in similarly obtuse ways, Bloodborne is …

Resident Evil Village

This post contains full spoilers for Resident Evil Village and its predecessor Resident Evil 7. I would recommend playing both games before this. I have tried to refrain from discussing other Resident Evil games in this review and judge this specific duology on their own terms. Thanks for reading.  As many people have noted before, …

Satoshi Kon

This essay was not originally written for this blog, so the style might seem a little different. I'm currently busy with work so I've decided to lightly edit this and post it here. This post contains spoilers for Memories, Perfect Blue, Paranoia Agent, Millennium Actress and Paprika and I recommend watching them before reading. Kon …

Cyberpunk 2077

This post contains full spoilers for Cyberpunk 2077, and I recommend playing before reading. A lot of “Triple A” games launch with controversy, but CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 launched with a litany of technical issues and even life-threatening features. Before I get to a proper look at the game, I’d like to address this …

On The Rocks

This post is about the 2020 film On the Rocks and contains full spoilers within. I highly recommend seeing the film before reading. I am, in theory, against stunt casting. I used to be more opposed to it until I realised that, with a few exceptions, almost all casting is stunt casting. Like it or …