Why Gamers Hate Valentines!
By: Head Writer – Justin Tafoya
Monday, Feb. 12th –
Hello again, Giga-Friends! I hope you’re doing well today, as always! As for me, I’m a little nervous and excited since I’ll be going on vacation to Japan for two weeks starting next week!! My friend won/bought some tickets (it’s complicated) for a Macross Delta concert in Japan, so he decided to make a trip out of it. He had asked if anyone wanted to join, and visiting Japan has always been on my bucket list, so I figured “If not now, then when?”. So, we’ll be spending a lot of time in Japan, soaking in the culture and sights as we gorge ourselves on food and overall hedonism. I’m extremely excited, but for the seven of you who read this, I won’t be posting for a couple weeks here.
On another note, every game I’m playing, it seems like, is having some kind of Valentine’s event. It’s a sore reminder that the only people on the planet that want to give me chocolate etc. are 2D. Maybe I’ll find that someone in Japan? (Inb4 she’s 2D too.). Final Fantasy XIV along with Fate/Grand Order (US and JPN) are all currently having or have had their events. The worst part about XIV’s is that you NEED to be with someone to finish the quest . . . consider that event skipped for undisclosed reasons.
I am slightly excited for tomorrow since Dynasty Warriors 9 comes out. I haven’t actually purchased a DW game since maybe the third one way back in the day. While it’s no Sengoku Basara, the standard to which all hack’n’slash games are held, it should be good to tide me over until (maybe) the next Basara game. . .
NOW ON TO ANIME!
Since I’ve successfully (kind of) finished my Winter Anime initial reviews, I’ve had a chance to narrow down my choices quite a bit. To keep the Fate series train chugging along the new Fate/Extra: Last Encore anime, along with Emiya-san Chi no Kyou no Gohan (Today’s Menu for the Emiya Family), are both airing this season.
Fate/Extra is an animated adaptation from the PSP game of the same name. The game itself was really underwhelming in all sorts of ways, and I even did an article on it several years back when I first joined Gigaventure! However, the anime seems to be taking an entirely different approach to the series and the story is being given to us upfront, instead of near the end. Studio Shaft is doing the animation this time, which is a fun change of pace since I don’t even remember the last time I saw them do an action series. If you’re a fan of Fate I do recommend giving it a try.
Emiya-san, on the other hand, is a comedy/slice-of-life about cooking. It just follows Shirou’s everyday life as he comes home to make dinner for a home that’s now filled with friends and family. It’s a 10-15 minute short episode, but it’s always really cute and can garner a few laughs. Plus, the recipes are kinda neat and I’m looking for ingredients to make them myself.
. . . But, because of this show, I now ship Taiga and Lancer . . . WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ME?!
Anyway, that’s it for me today, and for the next two weeks, Giga-Friends. I hope you all have a wonderful day and an even better couple of weeks. -J.R