Giga-Journal: “Do You Wanna Have A Bad Time” Mondays!

Giga-Journal: “Do You Wanna Have A Bad Time” Mondays!

Do You Wanna Have A Bad Time?

By: Head WriterJustin Tafoya

 

Monday, April 11th

"On days like this, kids like you should be . . .  burning in hell!"

“On days like this, kids like you should be . . . burning in hell!”

   Hello again good Giga-Landers! I hope your day is going the opposite of bad! If you’re a fan of the hit indie game, Undertale, you’ll likely recognize that famous quote. If you’ve read my entries before, you’ll know I’m quite the fan of this little game here as well. I finally finished the (fan-named) “Genocide/No Mercy” route of Undertale. As you probably gathered, it’s the route where you kill anything and everything that crosses your path including skeletons and children. The game and its’ characters constantly berate you with how bad you are, and make you feel like a piece of crap for consistently, and purposely, doing the wrong thing. Even the fights become much more intense, physically and emotionally, to the point where I was shaking after I finally finished the Last Boss fight. The fights are about 10x harder on this route as to punish you for being a bad boy/girl.

   The worst part was having to kill all the people you’d made friends with along the way in the previous “Pacifist” route. The people you’d saved and the people that loved you all get cut down, regardless. And the “Chara” almost seems like s/he is controlled by another force for certain portions of the game. Almost with a sense of bloodlust, they move wordlessly, but every step is as strong as a stab the gut as they approach their victim. Being a silent hero really does suit games like this. If you’re going to play this game, which I highly suggest you do, I would recommend doing the Pacifist and True Pacifist route first as doing the No Mercy route can permanently screw up the other endings.

Don't be a dick!

Don’t be a dick!

How? . . .

The fourth wall wasn’t such a big one in the first place. . .

   Anyway, I’ve been trudging through Dark Souls in an attempt to get ready for Dark Souls 3 which comes out tonight. I’m a bit ashamed to say that I did require help on certain areas of the game . . . but, my pal David and I have been going through at the same pace so he could jump in and throw me a bone. People were -not- joking about the difficulty of this game! Every missed strike and every whiffed parry is your fault, and the game has no qualms for punishing you for those. But, as they say, “Practice makes almost perfect, but not quite, because you suck. git good.” Or, something. Right?

NOW ON TO ANIME!

  I’m a bit ashamed to say I haven’t started any of Spring’s new anime. In fact, I’ve just barely finished Winter’s!

GATE had a lot of waifu potential. No lie.

GATE had a lot of waifu potential. No lie.

  Musaigen no Phantom World kinda went in a . . . strange direction at the end. Going from an episodic show for the entire run then suddenly switching to a serious two-part finale really didn’t suit the comedic feel of the show. It was a little jarring when a power-stealing phantom jumps in to literally kiss the power away from other people (mostly women) and people dressed like the damn Ghostbuster drop in to try and shoot her with lazer guns. Because anime.

  GATE was pretty fun in itself though. Rory will forever be the best girl, because your opinion is wrong, and Itami will never be able to attend a Comiket ever again. It was pretty funny for the most part, but had a serious plot building in the background for most of the second season. Political ploys, raging fire dragons, and vengeful country-destroying rabbit-girls really helped pull the show together at the end. But, a lot of the plot points brought up near the middle of the show were either forgotten or just waved away at the end. Which is a little sad, but, Hey! Maybe they’ll get another seasons!

  Anyway, that’s it for me today Giga-Friends! I hope you have a swell Monday and an even better week! -J.R

P.S The bright side to doing the No Mercy route of Undertale was some of the amazing music you get to hear exclusively in that route!

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