ashparrish
Ash Parrish
ashparrish
Kotaku Staff Writer - Fanfiction Novelist - Unapologetically Black - Diversity Gelatinous Cube
Jan 15
12

Sonic Generations was such a slam dunk for Sonic Team. I can’t believe that game is 10 years old already. Here’s hoping they’ve got something great planned for his 30th this year, as Generations was probably the best game released in the series since SA2, and by far the best main title in the decade since. Read more

Jan 12
4

Next can we talk about how annoying it is that Bioware won’t let me romance a Krogan in Mass Effect? Not Wrex, or Grunt, or even Drack. I’ve never tried to romance anyone else in the series. I even tried to romance Drack so hard I got to a “Date Drack” dialog option at the end of the relationship arc with him in Androm Read more

Jan 12
3

The thing is, Bowser’s always been the most attractive man in the Mushroom Kingdom. Read more

Jan 12
22

Sounds like you’re thirsty or need a cold shower. Here you go!

Jan 12
8

I certainly didn’t expect unrestrained Bowser thirst coming from this release (pun intended), but hey, it’s 2021.

Jan 11
3

Cool. Would love to hear your thoughts on it. Endings and twists specifically. The dialogue shift in Playthrough 2 is one of my top moments in gaming of all time. The bullet hell is a bit more hellish if I remember correctly, but it doesn’t shift as much since you’re always just a dude with a sword. I also read that Read more

Jan 11
2

Hey Ash, will you be playing the remaster of the original Nier game? It has a similar story structure with Yoko Taro being all “You thought that was sad? Wait until playthrough 3!”, and the endings are a sight to behold too. While I played Automata and appreciated the way it is revealed that the story is a direct Read more

Jan 11
4

so funny story about that. I got a phone call during my first playthrough that lasted about ten or fifteen minutes so when that happened it took me a while to figure out that it was replaying what I had done and that I basically had to wait through that phone call length again. I wasn’t mad though, I thought it was Read more

Jan 11
2

Yeah, the game sets you up somewhat to think that maybe it is something you should actually do....and then gives you the ending to realize it wasn’t.

It’s well-done storytelling, but not a story I want to experience again. There’s some other endings that are just hilarious though, and are some that I actively seek out Read more

Jan 11
3

Don’t leave us hanging: what was your decision with Pascal and what makes you say it was the wrong one?

Jan 11
4

I like to tell people that Nier: Automata is more than a game; it’s an experience. I recently finished it in early December and I felt like it gave me everything that it had to offer, and I’ll never go back to it because it ended perfectly. I obtained every trophy, without buying them. Of course that means I got every Read more

Jan 11
2

Christ, that ending. I remember being extremely blase about it in the lead-up; I delete games all the time, with no intention of replaying them, and Nier had shown it was going to be a bit of a grind to get all the weapons and items AND all the stories going along with it. So I played around a bit, and got to the Read more