Finishing More Games
And Food Wars Galore!
By: Head Writer – Justin Tafoya
Monday, July 25th –
Hello again Giga-Friends! I hope you’re doing well on this fine Monday and NOT spontaneously combusting under this heat. . . If you live anywhere near the west coast, you’re probably feeling what I’m feeling now. Hot.
Anyway, after another long and arduous journey, I’ve finally beat Dark Souls 2! I might be several years behind the curve, but . . . Hey! I did it! Sort of! . . . This time, just like the first time, I played through with my co-writer David. The story was much less . . . there? Unlike the first game, this one didn’t really have a whole lot going on in the story development area. DS1 used item descriptions and context to portray an extremely in-depth story. The areas were mapped perfectly and a lot of what happens can be tied together with the things you find. Though, we haven’t attempted the DLC areas yet which I’ve heard fixes a lot of the problems. Though, the fighting in this game was much better, in my opinion. This time, I opted for a caster-type character! Which I sucked at!
I’ve been playing a lot more of Final Fantasy XIV with my buddies lately since the release of the new “Deep Dungeon”. It plays out kind of like a “rogue-like” where every run is different with a different selection of items to use. But, it seems like no matter where I go, I can’t escape the scorn of the political debates. Can we not just agree to disagree? Must everything come down to, “I’m right and you’re wrong”? Can we not just agree that SOLAIRE OF ASTORA is the greatest of all candidates!? Seriously, his motto is “Jolly Cooperation”! Go team!
NOW ON TO ANIME!
I’ve just about finished my preliminary watchings of this season’s anime. I can’t say with full confidence that this season is absolutely stellar, but there is definitely some potential out there.
Still, my favorite (as it always is) is Shokugeki no Souma. The second episode especially had me in stitches! But, I realizes during this last episode that Souma isn’t just great on its own. It’s a lot of the smaller elements combined that make it truly amazing. The change in music during the cooking segments and how the music reflects each characters’ personalities so well. It’s the amount of thought and care put into each dish that the characters create which can ultimately draw out their character development. And it’s about how every meal is an echo of each characters’ personality! So many things make this show so fun that it’s really hard not to love. Though, I can admit that the fan service (for both parties) is a slight draw. . . I still highly recommend this show.
Other than that, Amaama to Inazuma has already almost made me cry twice now. Please stop, I’m weak.
Anyway, that’s it for me today, Giga-Landers! I hope you have a great day and an even better week! -J.R