Giga-Journal:  More Video Games Monday!

Giga-Journal: More Video Games Monday!

More Video Games That Make Me Wish I Had More Free Time!

By: Head WriterJustin Tafoya

 

Monday, Nov. 14th

Hello again, Giga-Landers! I hope you’re doing well this week knowing that our turkey feast is only a mere two weeks away! Better to exercise now and get it out of the way so Thanksgiving can be your only cheat day for the entire month!

I’ve been investing a lot of time into Fate/Grand Order recently, partially due to work and partially due to how much I’m enjoying the story. I genuinely hope an English version is made available some day so that all my Fate-loving friends can enjoy what David and I do! It’s genuinely a good story and somewhat fun and often times dark and thought-provoking. There are a few chapters that apparently end up a little dull, but it seems like this game is being used as an outlet for all the stuff that didn’t make it into the previous games. Even characters from Fate/Apocrypha are making appearances!

Does it look a little like Mega Man? That was probably the (hilarious) intention! Keeping doing your thing, WayForward!

Anyway, after finishing Shantae last week, I decided to check out some other games by “WayForward”. Oddly enough, they’d made a game I was already interested in called Might Switch Force! Thankfully for me, I got it during the Steam Summer Sale this year for a couple dollars and I instantly started up a magical game of policing and switching . . . things! MSF is a strange platformer that requires you to go around and, well, switch things while you capture escaped villains! P.S everyone is female! And, while it may sound dull, I can assure you it is anything but. The switching mechanic comes in the starting form of colored blocks. When you switch them, one color will appear and the other will move to the background. This makes for some interesting mechanics as, later, these blocks can also be attuned to each other, some become cannons, etc. . . They are used in all sorts of ways that make it fun and more puzzle-like than I first thought. I highly suggest checking it out if you like puzzle-platformers that also have music by the amazing Jake Kaufman!

NOW ON TO ANIME!

This week was much like the Binding of Isaac, thankfully, because I couldn’t handle another week of depressing anime!

Koichi is basically the best character at this point, even IF his hair looks like Polnareff’s now!

Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku is still terribly depressing either way, but it’s also introduced an element of grotesque-ness that plays really well into the entirety of the story. A lot of people have already died and, examining the opening credits more thoroughly, I can imagine who will be next in line and who the survivors might be. There’s been some heavy foreshadowing in the story either way, and it makes me scared to see some innocent girls get murdered in cold blood when didn’t do anything to deserve it!!

On a completely different note, I’ve been steadily catching up on Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable recently. The new seasons is much less dark than Stardust Crusaders, but also keeps that ridiculously overly-gorey thing it’s been using since day 1. I’ve honestly been really enjoying this season especially because of Koichi who has somehow become the main character over the new Jojo! He’s pretty ridiculous, but I love the whole cast anyway! Jojo is something I highly recommend everyone check out, regardless of genre preference!

Anyway, that’s it for me today! I hope you have a great day and an even better week! -J.R

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