Finally back to covering a series, it’s nice. Let’s skip the pleasantries and get right into what a special occasion FE’s coverage is going to be. Most of the times a series I cover is usually a light novel adaptation with predictable plots or manga adaptations where I usually get impatient and just go ahead and read the source material two weeks in. In JJBA’s case, a series I’ve already read, Fate Extra Last Encore follows a similar pattern in that I’ve already played Fate Extra in its entirety and Last Encore is supposed to be a re-imagining of the events that went on in Extra. According to Nasu himself, this was meant to be accessible to people who haven’t played Extra, and I quote, meant to make people who played Extra go “what?”.
Without a doubt, I was definitely curious what the hell was going on. So let’s dive into this and see why.
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Still reeling late
Despite all my talk of getting things done, last weekend was rather busy so I didn’t get a chance to really type up the project I’m working on. Come this weekend and Fate Extra finally airs and I’ll probably have a lot to say about what this adaptation will change since I’ve mentioned how much I actually liked the original game. I’ll try to scramble out my revamp post once I determine the proper length of my explanations on my current thoughts about them.
Not much else to say for this week’s theme as well. This theme usually plays in some odd and mysterious areas in the map and it certainly feels like some whimsical tune that denotes that atmosphere. It’s strange to find a tune so familiar but I can’t honestly remember at which points they play during the main game. Even if I would love to re-live these games, they’re quite the damn experience that really has you accept it in its entirety every time you do so it’s a big undertaking to even try and replay them.
Before or after?
So it turns out that Fate Extra’s anime had its broadcast delayed until the 27th so I’m just here thinking I better get something out before Wednesday turned its head. Turns out I couldn’t since I don’t think I’ll have that much to say about Takagi-san so I’ve been working on that other project on revamping older reviews and that should be out before Extra comes out, look forward to it.
Finally after all those miscellaneous themes that play throughout multiple locations in the overworld, we finally get to the city after the journey concludes in Rolent. Bose is the 2nd city in the game and it’s 2nd least memorable city overall. Since the adventure is still only on its first-leg, I found Bose enjoyable but not comparable to the two following cities Estelle and Joshua visit in their journey. While the “missing” dad plot-line technically ends in mysterious way here, Estelle and Joshua formally start traveling together after the Chapter ends and that’s when I really began to enjoy where the game was heading.
A new age
Winter is here and I actually have a few things other than Fate Extra to watch during the season. The only thing off with this situation is that Pop Team Epic is something I can’t really describe in your usual episodic coverage or talk about in general. Then there’s Takagi-san but that’s something I don’t really need to “cover” traditionally. Aside from having things to watch however, I’ve been getting into that self-conscious mood where I went back to my older pieces of work and couldn’t stand to even read them. So I decided to a do a little recall on the really old posts and noted down all the series I’ve covered since the start of this site back in 2011 and turns out that we’ve relatively recently made it past the 100 series mark so I thought that was a bit neat. With that in mind, I’ve decided to talk about the ones I currently deem obsolete and talk about them all in an upcoming post. It’s kind of like that short little Rewatchables thing I did last year but this time I’ll be sure to start what I finished, look forward to that as well as Fate Extra.
With something actually worth saying, let’s unintentionally contrast my convictions with a rather laid back theme this week. This week’s tunes exclusively play in the armed checkpoint/border gates that are scattered across Liberl in between the borders of neighboring countries such as Calvard and Erebonia as well as being in the gaps between provinces in the country itself. The laid back tune of the theme shows a rather simple attitude towards border patrol.
A couple days late but Happy New Year to everyone reading. This site hasn’t really advanced too far aside from slight bumps in writing quality but I honestly treat this place as an outlet for me to keep writing things, no matter how droll or insignificant the topics I talk about be. The act or writing, or rather typing, is an entertaining and rewarding experience to keep my fingers light on my keys and keep my vocabulary and wits sharp and up to date. A slight inkling of inspiration to go revamp my older reviews is hitting me so while I won’t promise too many things, I might start writing some bigger pieces.
Anyways, if there’s one thing that’s a constant, it’s these weekly music spotlights and how they’ve been getting posted later and later these past few weeks. I’ve been coming late on Wednesdays in particular so in lieu of that, this week’s spotlight of this theme is fitting, and probably will be for a while. This theme exclusively plays during the night-time where it’s usually calm but night-time is always that sort of time for some shady things going on.