Tatkuink – The Review They Don’t Want You To See

First and foremost, this was the slowest shipping I’ve ever experienced in my life. 44 days from the time I ordered to when the product finally arrived at my doorstep. That’s over 6 weeks.

I recently attempted to post a review to Tatkuink after finally receiving my order after 44 days, only to find that they cherry-pick and approve only the most flattering feedback. I’ll share my story here for anyone looking for a real review versus the typical cheerleading designed to bait you into expecting a perfect product with a flawless experience.

Product review is for the Black Dragon Sword Fire Skull 3D Zippered Hoodie;

 

 

 

Satisfactory, but a few notes…



First and foremost, this was the slowest shipping I’ve ever experienced in my life. 44 days from the time I ordered to when the product finally arrived at my doorstep. That’s over 6 weeks. I’ve ordered things from China that arrived in half that time. And no, that’s not me exaggerating/making up stuff to solidify my point. I have an example from today I can share. I ordered an RCM loader for my Nintendo Switch on December 22, 2021 from a seller in China. It arrived today, January 12, 2022. Less than half the time this Tatkuink order took at only 21 days. Following the tracking for this jacket over the course of time, I was convinced it traversed the Pacific on a sailboat and was transferred to horseback once it reached the western seaboard of the U.S. Days upon days would go by without a tracking update, leaving me feeling like the package had gotten lost. I’ve never seen anything move this slow before. But, it finally made it here, and in good condition, so there’s that.

I figured hoped the quality of the product would fully negate the long wait, but that’s not entirely accurate. The design itself? Fantastic. Looks exactly like the product pics. I love it and I’ve gotten several compliments on it when I wear it out. A couple cons though….. I was surprised to find the interior lining in it is white. This isn’t indicated at all in the product pics, which give the impression it is black throughout. That was a bit of a bummer, but I can deal. Next, this isn’t a winter jacket. Even for a guy like me, a hot-natured person who usually only needs a light jacket even in the coldest winter months…. this thing still leaves me cold due to it’s very poor insulation. A brisk winter breeze chills me to the bone. So, I go to zip the jacket up, and what’s this??? The zipper lever is on the left side? I don’t think I’ve ever seen that in my life. Zipping this thing up feels like trying to write with the wrong hand. Very odd and takes some getting used to.

The size seems to be fairly accurate. I ordered a 3X due to my usual shirt size being a 2X, and preferring a little more room in my jackets. I was a little worried that maybe it’d be a bit too big though, and was second-guessing that decision till it got here. But, fortunately this isn’t the case. Good fit that is right in the sweet spot between too snug/too baggy.

Overall, for the price, it was a good purchase. I normally wear solid black jackets and wanted something with a little style and eye candy, and this hits the mark. I wish it was a warmer jacket, but again, price-wise I feel like I got what I paid for. Still, that shipping though. Not happy with that at all. But, if you want something that looks cool and you don’t particularly care when you get it, you’ll likely be satisfied with your purchase.


 

Now, was that so bad? It’s not like I buried them. I pointed out some things that need improvement and ended with ultimately being satisfied. I submitted this review via their third-party plugin; Judge.me (quite the oxymoron in this case). Someone from Tatkuink replied to me privately and addressed the parts of it that didn’t jive with that happy narrative you’ll see plastered on their site. After 48 hours I noticed my review did not post to their site and I followed up with them to point this out. No response. So again, for anyone wondering what it’s really like to order from these guys, here’s some blunt, honest feedback from a customer who actually does like the product, but felt the need for accountability. I don’t particularly like having my voice silenced, especially after taking the time to write a review that they specifically asked for when the item arrived. While their stuff is cool, there are some holes in their game that people need to be aware of. ‘Hope this helps someone who’ve been intrigued by their Instagram ads and glowing, carefully cherry-picked customer reviews.

 

Halloween Kills Michael Myers Mask ReHaul [Pure Evil Masks] Unboxing

Unboxing a sick Halloween Kills Michael Myers mask rehaul, from Pure Evil Masks. Full costume showcase coming soon!

 

Unboxing a sick Halloween Kills Michael Myers mask rehaul, from Pure Evil Masks. Full costume showcase coming soon. Looking forward to completing this one!

 

Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse | Full Playthrough With Trivia

Completing the classic Konami trilogy, here’s a full playthrough/guide with some trivia bits on the final Castlevania game of the 8-bit era.

 

Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse is one of the most challenging games on the old school NES, and also one of the best. Completing the classic Konami trilogy, here’s a full playthrough/guide with some trivia bits on the final Castlevania game of the 8-bit era.


When I started this project, it actually wasn’t a project, per se. I covered Simon’s Quest out of a pure labor-of-love desire, as the second game is the most sentimental to me. The following year I covered the original game just because. At that point the trilogy project became a thing (and I’m glad it did). This was fun. 😊

 


Graphics/Art (side panels) Credit: The Last Interceptor

 


HACKS DISCUSSED:
Akumajou Densetsu – Localization / Title Screen Redone
Improved Controls


QUICK LINKS:

00:00 – Intro
01:11 – Game Start
03:16 – Stage 1
05:51 – Origin of Alucard
07:45 – Boss (Skull Knight)
08:33 – Stage 2
12:07 – Regional Differences
13:00 – Boss (Possessed Grant)
15:47 – Hidden 1-up
18:45 – Stage 3
20:38 – Path to Syfa
22:36 – Boss (Cyclops)
23:32 – Syfa Joins
24:17 – The Legend of Squeaky
24:30 – Stage 4A
28:04 – Sub-Boss (Echidna/Medusa)
30:43 – Boss (Evil Flame)
32:29 – Stage 5A
35:27 – Hidden 1-up
37:56 – Boss (Frankenstein’s Monster)
38:24 – Stage 6A
42:30 – Boss (Water Serpents)
43:44 – Rom Hack Info
44:09 – Stage 7A
48:09 – Boss (Evil Flame)
49:32 – Stage 8
50:47 – Castlevania Movie
53:12 – Boss (Death)
53:36 – Dracula vs. Pazuzu?
53:52 – Stage 9
54:42 – Second-Hand Scam
1:00:23 – Boss (DoppelgΓ€nger)
1:00:52 – Stage 10
1:04:17 – Staircase
1:04:31 – Boss (DRACULA)
1:06:07 – Ending
1:08:51 – Final Thoughts




Aliens Fireteam – Coordinated Assault Challenge Card

Quick how-to on completing the Coordinated Assault challenge card in Aliens Fireteam Elite. Score 1,000,000 in damage and earn 2.25x credits and XP.

Quick how-to on completing the Coordinated Assault challenge card in Aliens Fireteam Elite. Score 1,000,000 in damage and earn 2.25x credits and XP.

 

How to Replace and Upgrade PS4 Controller Battery

Is your PS4 controller struggling to get through one gaming night? Time to replace the battery! While you’re in there, might as well give it a much-needed kick in the pants.

Is your PS4 controller struggling to get through one gaming night? Time to replace the battery! While you’re in there, might as well give it a much-needed kick in the pants. Here’s a quick how-to on opening up your controller and installing an extended battery that’ll turbo-charge your gaming experience.

For PS4 Controller MODEL CUH-ZCT2U
(2016-present)

 

Aliens Fireteam Elite Last Mission [Regicide] [PC Walkthrough]

Playthrough of the final mission in Aliens Fireteam Elite for PC, with some movie flair mixed in.

Playthrough of the final mission in Aliens Fireteam Elite for PC, with some movie flair mixed in. Language warning (actual Aliens sound bytes).

Happy Fall, Y’all! 🎃

 

Batman NES Full Play Guide – Vanilla (No Commentary)

Alternate version of my original Batman playthrough with mini-doc, marquee, and commentary stripped to offer a more vintage experience with game music at full volume.

Alternate version of my original Batman playthrough with mini-doc, marquee, and commentary stripped to offer a more vintage experience with game music at full volume.

 

Batman NES History and Guide – Full Playthrough With Commentary

How to play through Batman on NES. Full version with mini-doc and commentary.

How to play through Batman on NES. Full version with mini-doc and commentary.

 

How to Get Private Lobby in Red Dead 2 Online | PS4

OCTOBER 2021 STILL WORKS! Private sessions in Red Dead Online! Enjoy the game with no griefer butt-stains!

UPDATE JANUARY 2022 – STILL WORKS: Both methods still work. With the poker method; it looks like Rockstar might’ve adjusted the way Player B’s “processing invite” behaves after they accept the poker invite. Player A should try waiting 3-4 seconds after Player B first sees “processing invite” on their screen before hitting “join game”. I did this and got the usual “you are already a member of this session” message, and Player B got dropped into a private match per usual. Hitting “join game” immediately when Player B sees “processing invite” now seems to be leading to an error for both players. Giving it a few seconds is working well. 😎

Here’s a full breakdown of two methods to get a private session in Red Dead Online for PS4. Enjoy the game with no griefer butt-stains! Both methods tested and working as of January 2022.