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1201  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: July 09, 2012, 05:23:16 PM
So I finally saw a trailer of Dog Days', and it actually looks pretty cool. At the very least, it's not what I expected, which was just a harem anime with a bunch of cute dog-eared girls.

EDIT: And now I found out both seasons will be on Crunchyroll. Hoorah.
1202  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: July 08, 2012, 07:33:21 PM
I saw that a while ago, but figured no one here cared about Sailor Moon (I know I don't). The fact that it's getting a simultaneous release around the world is impressive, however.

EDIT: I'm watching Fang of the Sun Dougram, and so far it's been great. 9 episodes in and there's been a lot of good action featuring a large mix of ground and air vehicles, as well as a lot of foot soldier combat; a good set up for a potentially great plot with loads of political intrigue; and some really natural characters (even the side characters play their parts well, if you know what I mean) with a few standouts already, including the lead man. My only complaints are that the old school animation is somewhat inconsistant, and that it's been pretty slow to start. Really, I'm on episode 9 and we're just seeing the Dougram. It's not that bad though - it never feels like nothing's happening and there's always some conflict and story progression going on (unlike, say, Eureka Seven).

I'll let you guys know how it goes. I've heard very good things about this so far, some people even putting it in the same league as the old school Gundams. I never expected it to, but so far, it seems like it could actually live up to those exoectations. That's pretty good, since as far as I can tell, this is Ryosuke Takahashi's first work as a director, and out of the ones I've seen, this is already one of his best. Would be interesting if it turns out that he made a masterpiece on his first try.
1203  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: July 05, 2012, 04:53:23 PM
I finished Trigun today. To put it simply, it was great. A little rough around the edges at times, but otherwise it was a lot of fun to watch with fantastic and memorable comedy throughout. When it got serious, though, it got dead serious, and while I didn't always enjoy it, when it pulled it off, it was beautiful. The action was intense, and I loved that Vash always tried to minimize the casualties. I can't stand to see people die. Music was great, the look could've been better but otherwise it worked well enough. Nothing bad to say really, except the ending was a tad anti-climactic.
1204  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: July 04, 2012, 04:09:18 PM
@Mickeymac92: Do you know there's a movie of Trigun? Sadly I haven't seen it yet, but plenty of people has said that is pretty damn good.

Yup. Gonna track down that and the cowboy Bebop movie down pretty soon once I'm done with Trigun.
1205  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: July 03, 2012, 09:53:01 PM
Been watching a lot of Trigun with my bro. It's been hilarious for most of the ride, but it's been getting more and more serious until it finally went super ultra serious in episode 12. It was such a dramatic shift in tone that I almost didn't like it. I suppose it should be refreshing after all the comedy, but I dunno, it just didn't feel right. Wonder how it's gonna be from here on out...

And running gag with the cat is starting to get on my nerves...
1206  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: July 02, 2012, 12:36:44 AM
Just saw the first episode of Total Eclipse, and I must say, this is exactly what I need right now. Alternative histories, alien invasions, mecha action with lots of attention to detail, at least semi-mature drama. It's not perfect - felt a bit off at times with the setting, and the fanservice was kind of annoying, and know anybody's names yet, but all in all, it's off to great start. The next episode can't come soon enough!
1207  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: July 01, 2012, 06:24:46 PM
Only one I'm looking forward to is Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse. But that's all I need~
1208  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Crunchyroll PS3 app! on: June 29, 2012, 10:47:16 PM
YES! Totally gonna take advantage of this...expect the PS3 is in my bedroom. Right next to my computer. Hooked up to a smaller TV than my monitor. But still, someday I'll enjoy this.
1209  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Your biggest gaming addiction on: June 28, 2012, 10:38:15 PM
Rune Factory and Monster Hunter Tri for recent ones. We're talking 8+ hours sessions with few, if any, breaks for the bathroom, or even eating. Of course, Pokemon's always been a big thing for me, too, and I really got into Final Fantasy XIII-2 back in March. Otherwise I haven't really been "addicted" to gaming since I was a little kid...
1210  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Zeboyd's made it big: Penny Arcade Episode 3 on: June 25, 2012, 05:41:09 PM
While I haven't played it yet, I'll admit it did at least sound sorta harsh. I'll find out soon enough whether or not I'll agree. The review was still positive, though, at least from what I got out of it.
1211  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Zeboyd's made it big: Penny Arcade Episode 3 on: June 25, 2012, 12:54:02 PM
Just read the review. Sounds like it's more like the previous games than it should be, with shallow gameplay but great writing and humor. I'll still get it, provided it's not more than 800 ms points, but I guess I gotta "keep my expectations in check."
1212  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Super Smash Bros. Namdai on: June 23, 2012, 09:15:13 PM
I'd be happy with Pac-Man. I think Dig-Dug would be better, though.
1213  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: June 23, 2012, 08:42:49 PM
Yeah, I tried watching Queen's Blade. Outside of the occassional comic brilliance that's better left to the gifs anyways, it was just a really lame fanservice anime, with a meandering plot and lots of nudity. I actually went in expecting a comedy, but it played it straight most of the time. I kept watching expecting the writers to get bored and start doing more goofy stuff, but it never really got better even in that regard.
1214  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Game-opinions no one else agrees with. on: June 23, 2012, 11:54:23 AM
Super Mario Galaxy isn't that great a game, at least compared to Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine.

Finally someone who shares my opinion on that game! I hate Galaxy.

Yeah, it really isn't very good, IMO. It's just too linear. Sure it's colorful and creative, but that actually disappoints me miore when I realize how little I get to explore. Not to mention they took out the best part about 64 and Sunshine: being able to get stars you're not even suppose to get yet. I love doing cool things without even being told to do it. Some stages can also be very frustrating, and I still hate that the game has lives. Lives have been putting me off platformers since I was a little kid.

I still wouldn't say I hate it, though. It's just disappointing and kinda meh for me. I still managed to play it off and on to get halfway through, though that was by playing one level per session.
1215  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Replaying RPGs? on: June 22, 2012, 09:58:54 PM
I do, though! I rarely if ever replay games, let alone 50+ hour games. Tales games are the only non-Pokemon RPGs I've ever replayed...and maybe FF4.
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