I really love SoulBlazer. I especially love the fact that it was called Soul Blader in Japan and that Enix reportedly changed the name for localization for fear that people would read it as “Soul Bladder.” Which is kind of cool, in a faux medieval science sort of way. It sounds like one of those body parts that monks made up because they couldn’t man up and admit they didn’t understand the first thing about the human body — you know, like the four humours.
After you read this, I exhort you to check out some of this week’s interesting 1UP pieces. I mused briefly on why I keep playing Skyrim; Marty contemplated ways to freshen up Mario Kart (I provided illustrations, but the service bureau that scanned the art made it look terrible); and Matt Leone is saving Japan by selling video game sketches. Also, I can’t remember if I pimped my Rocket Slime 3DS preview here, but even if I did you should read it again anyway. I love that game.