Still Eating Corned Beef
How Much I Love St. Patrick’s Day
By: Head Writer – Justin Tafoya
Monday, Mar. 20th –
Hello again, Giga-Landers! I hope you’re doing well on this fine Monday after a very St. Patrick’s Day weekend! Luckily for me, I know that I cannot hold my alcohol, so opt out of any drinking that may occur, therefore I do not have a hangover! Which is more than I can say for some people I know. I love St. Patty’s because it’s the one time of year my parents make corned beef! They spend about two days cooking it and it’s just so darn tender than it falls apart. It’s one of my favorite things they still make and I should definitely ask for that recipe. . . .
Anyway, other than drinking and eating myself fat, I finally finished Tales of Berseria this past weekend! It was definitely a very good game for the Tales of Series and infinitely better than its predecessor. No, I will not get over it. There were definitely some pacing problems near the center of the game, but the upgraded combat more than made up for it. Hell, two of the characters could have been completely removed from the plot and it wouldn’t have made much of a difference in the overall story. But, this game was very much the step in the right direction for the series as a whole and I’m extremely excite to see what they do next, especially now that Hideo Baba (Producer) has left the company. I’ll most likely try to do a write-up on it later!
However, my buddy David seems to recommend the Tales of Zestiria: The X anime much more than the game. I beat the game, he could barely get the end of the first arc. So that’s saying quite a bit about our levels of hate for the game. Speaking of anime. . .
NOW ON TO ANIME!
KonoSuba S2 is over, still anime of the year. Highly depressed. Must find other reasons to live. SEASON THREE, WHEN!?
3-gatsu no Lion ended this past week as well and left on a bit of a bitter-sweet note at that. It was, on the outside, about a young boy making his way up in the world of Shogi. But, on the inside, it was about a young boy who had crippling depression and was trying to fight it off by himself. The supporting cast was very good but more showed up less than I’d preferred. But, everything melded together incredibly well and they didn’t give some bullshit, cop-out reason on how to get over depression overnight. Rei lives with his monsters everyday, but finds the strength the fight them every morning. And, that, is the message that I got from the show. That nothing is unbeatable in this world. We just need the strength to be able to stand up, and occasionally find the right people to help us out. Beautiful anime, amazing music, and Shaft definitely secures their spot near the top of the Animation Studio mountain.
Anyway, that’s it for me today, Giga-Friends. I hope you have a wonderful day and an even better week! -J.R