Prepare the endtimes as we’ve crossed the 3/4 threshold for most series this week. Obviously the ones that revolve around an actual plot thankfully got some things set up for the finale but the others not too much. Whether or not that’s a good thing actually only applies to one series out of the 3 that don’t exactly follow plot-progression standards but it’s a unique case since it’s an indepth adaption of a novel while the other is another LN and the other is a comedy series.
Either way, Spring is looking mighty fine.
Continue reading Winter Anime 2016 Week 8
Go go go
GTA V is a lot more “smoother” in almost every application of gameplay when compared to GTA IV’s extremely rigid and robust feel. For now, it’s a bad thing since cars just feel floaty as all hell and even the shooting elements feel like I’m firing off a peashooter since the SFX for the gun and impact of the bullet has no sense of feedback. Maybe I’ll get used to it, maybe I won’t but my PS3 can’t handle anything new now since it has less than 500mb of space left. Oh well, the only game I haven’t touched that I bought recently is Black Flag and I can only pray it has a small filesize.
This week’s theme will end the Dark Souls II spotlight and it’s the first theme you hear when you boot up the game. The series has some great menu themes and Dark Souls II’s menu theme, while not as great as the first one, has its own charm with its creepy intro into a relaxing piano tune.
So it felt like the series I actually care about had to get a buffer episode in before shit really hit the fan. That being said the rest of the stuff I was watching haven’t done anything all that exciting. It would be preferable to have the last arc be set up for but then again, we’re only a week past the half-way point for a lot of these so I guess I should cut some slack since all the set ups “should” be happening now and/or they got one more arc to flesh out before that happens.
Continue reading Winter Anime 2016 Week 7
Bahamut is trickling down to be even worse than I thought, Schwarzes and Shoujo Tachi is holding my interest, Phantom World is just there, and Dagashi Kashi is boring unless you’re part of the obnoxious waifu wars. At least I’m positive to neutral more than I’m hating it so that’s always a good thing. It took me a while but I’m finally finished with TBoGT after 100% all of the missions and getting the rest of the trophies, which was all I needed to feel like I played most of the game. Dancing was a really fun feature too, just something about synchronized dancing I find fun to watch.
This week’s theme is the penultimate Dark Souls II track before we move on to something new. This is the Credits Theme that plays when you reject the Throne of Want and remove your inclusion from the current cycle, which is only available to you after proving yourself against Aldia. What the future holds, nobody knows, and the Bearer of the Curse no longer being burdened with said curse doesn’t need to involve himself with more trials.
The halfway point is here and the two series I care about the most actually gets some more development going on.
But a pretty empty weak if I look at it numerically since 2 out of the 5 series actually had decent episodes, hell, one didn’t even have an episode this week. Strange but oh well, dropping is not an option at this point since I’m invested in all the stuff I’m watching to a certain degree. Anyways, we hit our halfway points this week and the stuff I don’t particularly care for remains the same while the ones I like are actually going somewhere.
Continue reading Winter Anime 2016 Week 6
Got to keep on movin~
100% all the missions in The Ballad of Gay Tony is proving both an arduous task in terms of how many times I’m repeatedly driving to the same destination to either shave off a few seconds from the target clear time or to immediately headshot a guy that appears armed with a rocket launcher after you cross a certain distance threshold/kill a specific enemy. While it’s tiring, I’m enjoying the feature since I don’t have to waste save slots before certain missions to replay them again.
This week’s theme is of Lud and Zallen, the King’s Pets who hold a damnable place in my heart, as well as many other players. The boss fight itself is a repeat of a previous boss, Aava, who is actually required to enter Eleum Loyce’s Grand Cathedral. Not only is this fight basically a reskin, you have to fight two damn cats at the same time. Technically, the 2nd one only joins in after a set time elapses or when the first cat gets lowered to half health but for someone like who was 3 NG+ in, it was hell. But their boss fight itself is the tip of the iceberg since getting to them is a whole other story. At a certain bonfire located in the outer castle walls, there’s a coffin you have to enter and slide down into the frozen wasteland below the tall walls of the kingdom. From there, you have to traverse a blinding blizzard through multiple checkpoints, all the while being hounded by these nightmarish lightning spewing ice-reindeers. I’ve actually died so many times and respawned in this area that I triggered for three of the spawn locations for these things to be annihilated, which still meant going a long distance to the gap to reach the two damn cats. It’s a memory I won’t forget since I really liked the concept of the journey but I just hated almost everything else.
Ice Queens getting defrosted this week. Well, not technically
Characters that we’ve been only getting bits and pieces of finally get their spotlight this week, well. It’s safe to say that I won’t be dropping any of the series I’m watching until the end of the season, even though Bahamut is garbage I still want to see how low it goes. But overall, it was a pretty good week with most of the cast/feel of the series pretty much set in stone for me.
Continue reading Winter Anime 2016 Week 5