Giga-Journal: Missing Mid-Week Thursday!

Giga-Journal: Missing Mid-Week Thursday!

Totally Have An Excuse For the Absence!

Maybe. . .

Also, ANIME EXPO IS IN ONE WEEK!

By: Head WriterJustin Tafoya

 

Thursday, June 23rd

   Hello and good Thursday, Giga-Friends! I apologize for my absence, though I do have a bit of an excuse!. . .

   IT WAS HOT! REALLY HOT! AND I WAS WORKING! AND THEN I GOT SICK! . . . Please believe me!

The Metroidvania-like gameplay coupled with amazing visuals makes for an extremely gratifying experience.

The Metroidvania-like gameplay coupled with amazing visuals makes for an extremely gratifying experience.

   Anyway, I was able to finish my (very long) Tales of Zestiria review and I can say I’m pretty proud of it! Though I can’t say I was very happy with Zestiria in general. I’ve spoken a lot about it here in the past, so I’ll save you all some salt.

  In the meantime, I was also able to finish Ori and the Blind Forest which may have been one of the most beautiful games I’ve ever played in my life. Both aesthetically and in its meaning, the game was just absolutely stunning. It plays like an old-school “MetroidVania” game, but improves on the genre’s weakness and even enhances the things I love about them. I never felt like I was backtracking all game long to get the things I needed or the health boosts you want for late-game stuff. With minimal dialogue and mostly played out through character interactions that give the game a stronger impact than if it were all spoken. It’s difficult to put into words just how fascinating this game is, I can only recommend it with my sincerest wishes that you play this game, just to experience what I have.

 

CAT FIGHT! Seriously, the combat in this game feels so tight and gratifying. I highly suggest this game.

CAT FIGHT! Seriously, the combat in this game feels so tight and gratifying. I highly suggest this game.

Since then, I was finally able to pick up Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir last week. It’s just as amazing as I remember it and hell if I didn’t fall in love all over again with it. And Velvet. . . Don’t judge me.

   OS seems like just an HD upgrade on the cover, but it really is so much more than that. All five characters have been completely re-done with a specific theme in mind. Everyone now has actual abilities and magic that they can use during combat. Now, with the use of all those phozons, you can level up you character’s abilities and passives to help boost your ability in combat. It really improves upon the somewhat repetitive battle style it had before. I highly suggest this game to anyone who likes active games with a great, bitter-sweet story.

NOW ON TO ANIME!

  The spring season is finally winding down, but I can’t say the same for my salt.

CORPSES AND STUFF~!

CORPSES AND STUFF~!

  I had previously gotten my friends to watch Koutestujou no Kabaneri (Half-Corpse of the Iron-Fortress) promising all the great action of Attack on Titan with the fearsome addition of mangled zombies. But, these last couple episodes were so bad, so poorly written, that most of us have just cut the show . . . cold turkey style. Characters doing complete 180’s in terms of personality, people killing the scarce few survivors because I’M TOTALLY THE BAD GUY, and the main character not even being . . . main . . . character-ish. I don’t really want to ruin it for people who are watching, and I know the show still gets a lot of love, if Pixiv is any indication. But, it’s just done so badly with its writing that it had me squirming in my seat. . . I had such high hopes too. . .

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

 

P.S ANIME EXPO IS IN ONE WEEK!!!

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