Giga-Journal: All Hallows Monday!

Giga-Journal: All Hallows Monday!

Halloween on a Monday!

. . . Is That Good or Bad!?

By: Head WriterJustin Tafoya

 

Monday, Oct. 31st

   Hello again my Giga-Friends! How are you on this fine evening!? I hope you’re doing well as today is Halloween! And, were I someone who partied or had ANYONE in his neighborhood who celebrated the day, I would be almost as excited as you! . . . Almost.

   Anyway, Halloween is here again and Yours Truly is planning on spending the night with his mommy. Mostly because it’s her birthday! DON’T JUDGE ME! Anyway, I’ve never been much of a party-er in the first place, so “I AIN’T EVEN MAD” that I didn’t get invited to someone’s crazy bash! No, seriously. I’m terrible at parties. . .

Look at this abomination! First boss of Bloodborne!!!

  On another note, I’ve been wasting away at my new job like a total plebeian with my NORMAL life with NORMAL things like INCOME! Which, honestly, is pretty nice! So that’s another point in my favor, right ladies!? Eligible bachelor!? *beg*  But, with much less time to spend doing other things its been hard to play games recently. Though, oddly enough, I’ve finally started playing Bloodborne which I received as a birthday present this year. It’s a game by the same group that did Dark Souls and definitely shows by how punishing the game can be. But, I feel like the story and overall creepy feel they were going for definitely penetrates the entirety of the game. The use of dark, drab colors and Victorian-styled clothing and architecture really sets a strong tone for the game, adding some creepy undeads and werewolves pushes for more of a horror feel in its own right. I really love what they’re doing with the game, and I can’t wait to get back to playing it! . . . When I have time. . .

NOW ON TO ANIME!

   I didn’t post here last week because I was busy finishing my initial review article that totally isn’t a shameless plug (it is).

Seriously, I really love the unique art-style in Drifters. You should check it out just for that alone. Plus, the fighting is pretty amazing if anything else!

   Obviously, one thing that stuck out to me was 3-gatsu no Lion with it’s off-beaten style of story-telling that jumps from terribly depressive to using comedy and shoujo-like colors and themes for an upbeat portion. It’s really good, if you like emotional stories that are more about personal growth and trauma than power levels and fighting. Secondly, another of my favorites was Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku which is another of the dark magical-girl sub-genre shows. I really love how they’re playing out the morally ambiguity of some of the girls’ choices and it’s a fun mystery, especially if you have someone to talk with about it. David and I talk on a regular basis after every episode about who we think will die next or who is planning something devious. It’s definitely worth a few episodes of your time!

  Obviously, the winner for the season so far seems to be Drifters. A show about heroes of our time, and times past, showing up in a different world to save it from destruction. Although, I don’t recall Jeanne D’arc being able to use pyromancy at any time during her crusade for France. . .  Either way, it stars Shimazu Toyohisa and Oda Nobunaga who are Drifters in this new world and who already have made a terrible name for themselves. Though, with Oda’s terrible and despicable past, I’m sure he won’t stay with the good guys for too long. The animation is unique and the fights are beautifully animated, so I highly suggest checking the show out, just because it’s that popular (fallacy).

   Anyway, that’s it for me today my Giga-Friends. I hope you have a fun (and safe) Halloween and an even better week! -J.R

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