Disappointing Games and Awesome Anime
By: J.R Tafoya –Head Writer
Monday, February 9th –
Hey again Giga-Landers! I know you missed me last week, but in place of my regularly scheduled journal, I did a small article on Monty Oum. His passing really hurt a lot of people and really made us think about how short life truly is. I’ve had enough musings about the mystery of death recently though, so I’ll refrain and just let you know I miss him.
David and I have been trying to play Tales of Zestiria lately. I say trying because it’s actually tough to get motivated to play the game. In fact, the only reason I keep pushing myself is because I spent over $100 on it. That’s it. The anime had me hype for what was to come, and the new idea of fusing with a partner to make a supremely powerful being sounded great! But, it was a decent idea thrown to the wolves with poor execution. The terrible battle camera that keeps jerking back and forth and prevents me from actually seeing anything, the story addled with stupidly obvious time-wasters, and the uninteresting and un-engaging characters that we need to deal with all make it hard to like the game I want to love. Aside from Lyla and Edna (the best troll), I have a hard time getting connected to anyone in the group. I know I talked a lot about what I liked before but . . . it’s hard to stay positive when there’s just so much that bugs me. I’ll probably power through and finish it so I can do a review for you guys.
I’ll see if we can’t do a video on our pros and cons about the game. You’ll probably see my start foaming out the mouth and David build a long (and hilarious) list of sarcasm. Other than that, still waiting on the Gold Saucer patch for FFXIV!!!
NOW ON TO ANIME!
The only things I’ve been keeping up to date with, since the new anime and reviews have been making it hard to find time, is: Log Horizon, Nanatsu no Taizai, and Shirobako. Nanatsu is probably one I haven’t talked about yet. It centers around an odd, yet powerful young boy named Meliodas who is the leader of a group named “The Seven Deadly Sins” (in Japanese: Nanatsu no Taizai). It isn’t always the fight scenes or the comedy that gets me pumped for the anime, but the back story of certain characters. I’ve actually gotten a little chocked up about a few of the character’s stories, and it’s my interest in how they all connect that keeps me watching. It has a very peculiar art style, but I honestly love how different it looks.
My favorite anime this season is still Death Parade. I feel like I should talk less about the episode-to-episode plots because of how damn good they are. There is a lot of emotion in every episode that comes from several domestic or real life issues that most people are afraid to admit actually exist. I highly suggest looking into it just because of how original it is. At least look at the first episode, it’s worth at least 24 minutes of your time! I promise!
Anyway, that’s it for me this week. I love ya’ll Giga-Landers, and I just wanted to let you know that!