March Comes In Like a Lion,
June Like a STORM!
By: Head Writer – Justin Tafoya
Monday, June 19th –
Hello again, Giga-Landers! I hope you’re doing well today as every Monday! . . . And sometimes Tuesday when I’m busy. . .
Anyway, the new expansion to Final Fantasy XIV came out, titled Stormblood, and it seems to be trying to take up most of my time. Though, most of that time can be attributed to waiting in line to actually get on to the server to play! But, from what I have had a chance to play, I’ve been enjoying myself immensely. They’ve changed up the battle system quite a bit and by that I mean, almost everything is changed. As a Warrior (tank) I’ve lost a large part of my support abilities and had them replaced with a multitude of other abilities that focus on a different aspect.
Aside from that, every Job now has a “Job Gauge” that gauges a specific point value or meter for the class to draw abilities from. So every class has to balance this specific value with their current abilities to draw out their maximum potential. It’s generally a lot of fun. Plus, the story is already fun to boot. Though my salt hit maximum velocity when BEST GIRL got injured in a fight. No spoilers but, revenge will be MINE!
If it’s been a while since you’ve played FF XIV, and you know someone that plays, have them send you a “Returning Adventurer” invite so you can get 7 days of free trial and you can enjoy some of the changes they’ve made to every class.
NOW ON TO ANIME!
The anime season is coming to an end, unfortunately, and the lot of good anime are finally wrapping up.
On the weirder side of things, Attack on Titan ended last week in a rather . . . strange fashion and didn’t really leave us with a heavy cliff-hanger like last time. Though, to be fair, the entire season was pretty sub-par for the most part. If it wasn’t called Attack on Titan, I probably wouldn’t have watched it at all. The anime spends a lot of time on useless meandering and random side characters that we’d completely forgotten about because of the multi-year wait. There are, however, a few good fights that make up for some of the crap that came with it. No one can say the shot composition and animation are anything below amazing for this show. The feel of inertia and the range of view you get during the few fights is just spectacular, even if some of them end absolutely stupidly.
It’s already sleighted for a third season, but let’s just hope that this next one doesn’t suck quite as hard, and also doesn’t take another three years. . .
Anyway, that’s it for me today Giga-Friends. I hope you have a wonderful day and an even better week! -J.R