More New Games, More New Anime, Never Enough Time!
By: Head Writer – Justin Tafoya
Monday, Apr. 24th –
Hello again, Giga-Friends! I hope you’re doing well today, I feel like it’s just been a terribly long time since I’ve written anything, even though it was just last week. Speaks volumes for my personal life, doesn’t it? . . . I should certainly get out more, that’s definitely a fact! But, I’m a staunch believer that the Sun hates me and is constantly trying to assassinate me!
Anyway, I’ve been playing something for the past few weeks that I’m sure most of you all have been playing as well, Persona 5. I’ve been pretty engrossed in the game, usually trying to make an hour or so every day to try and move a little bit further. I can say that I’ve been mostly enjoying the game, especially the story so far. No spoilers, but this game is definitely a lot darker than the previous (recent) Persona games and introduces a lot of very dark, almost taboo themes to the story. I’m honestly very surprised how far it’s going!
The battle system, however, is still basically the same as its previous title with a few extra additions to the series. That is, after getting stocked up on different types of Persona, the whole fight becomes about hitting everyone’s weakness, using an all-out attack, and moving on to the next fight. It’s definitely a weak point for the game, but they do add different things like “Follow-ups”, Hold ups, and assists that help keep it a little fresh.
The dungeon crawling in the game is much different than the others too. Every set story dungeon is called a “Palace” and it’s based on the person you’re after. The biggest difference is that these Palaces aren’t all randomly generated, they’re all built levels that require you to sneak pack guards, find ways to open doors, and even steal treasure! I will say, though, that being a “Phantom Thief” trying to steal treasure makes you feel really cool as you slip in and out of shadows, sneaking up on guards, and as the titular Persona’s own MO, call out your treasure marks just to steal them beneath your target’s nose! I highly suggest playing and, no, I still haven’t picked my waifu yet . . . that’s important.
NOW ON TO ANIME!
This new season of anime is all about “Season 2”! I’ve generally been watching a lot of second seasons this time around and I’ve definitely been getting my fill of love from them.
Boku no Hero Academia is still as riveting as ever and has even got the blood pumping and my heart pounding, even just two episodes in. Attack on Titan, while long awaited, may have waited just a bit too long. I’ve had to constantly remind myself of who everyone is, look up some characters, and try to remind myself why I liked them. But, it’s originality in both art, story, and suspense has been keeping me glued to the screen. Shinkgeki no Bahamut: Virgin Soul has been a hilarious ride through a different kind of story from its predecessor. The main character is, as David puts it, a “derp lord” who bumbles her way through a lot of situations with insane strength and her ridiculous constant infatuation with handsome men. But, who can blame her, right ladies!?
That isn’t to say that there aren’t any good new anime. For some reason I’ve been gravitating towards Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Isogashii desu ka? Sukutte Moratte Ii desu ka? (Yes, it’s a really damn long name). I really like the characters and setting so far and I find myself smiling more often than I’d like to admit, especially since the cold opening leads us to believe that everything will be terrible!
Anyway, that’s it for me today, Giga-Landers. I hope you have a wonderful day and an even better week! -J.R