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about 2 days ago

Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Focus: Only playing one game
Susie and Iris benefit from tactful writing for sure. I see how their personalities can easily feel one-note if they're not articulated carefully; in the tactful SS patch they're actually just as charming as Maya and Pearl as far as I'm concerned. Some of the extras are more fun too, while others are naturally just more annoying. Naru is still meh, though to be fair I didn't think much of Phoenix either until 2-4 and all of AA3. DGS2 clearly gives everyone much more to do since introductions are no longer required, so I guess this is the trade-off for serialization in a game format that's already inherently slow-paced.

I didn't notice until now that AA season 2 is two-cour! Figured that was too good to be true. Its art is still hella underwhelming from what I've seen, but over-the-top dub acting and (I assume) improved pace might still make it worthwhile. Of course I don't need to tell you Mob II is good! Although I didn't get the same plucky vibe from it as the first season, I honestly believe Chris Niosi was the missing ingredient so your approach should be a guaranteed good time. Meanwhile I'm prolly just gonna power full-throttle through JoJo Part 5 and hope I'm sick of it enough at that point to not be disappointed about running out of episodes!

Ya got me. Last week I checked on Exit/Corners to see when it would be over, and it looks like that time is coming shortly! Heck, it'll probably be all done by the time I get that far with it anyway. It's definitely a hope spot during the lack of progress on Umineko Gold and still-not-finished early access release of Exogenesis.

While there are plenty of remaining 3DS possibilities for me, the only one I imagine I'll be motivated to finish is Samus Returns. That said, yes I did just start Devil Survivor and I... kind of love it? It's not as enhanced as I imagined (even the voiceovers are kind of meh, though welcome to have at all) but I think the smooth gameplay is finally getting me hooked on SRPGs after years of apathy. With that in mind, considering the numerous Fire Emblem options out there...
about 7 days ago

Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Focus: Only playing one game
As a matter of fact, the DGS patch uses period appropriate (and even regionally appropriate) English, so it's arguably even better than an official translation might have been! Of course I'm stoked Scarlet Study has already started working on DGS2 as well. What I gather is while DGS1 is one of the worst, 2 is one of the best (not unlike the Kenji duology) to the extent that it was a Famitsu GOTY nominee next to Zelda and NieR! It allegedly has some Matt Engarde level twists! And naturally I suspect their shared arc saves all the greatest action for 2. I imagine I'll do Kenji 1 next just to get it out of the way, so even if I break from the series for a while I at least have the guarantee that my next two adventures will be awesome sequels—assuming AA7 doesn't release before the finished Dai 2 translation, that is.

Not sure how much I've stressed this before, but I have never been a fan of the mystic superpowers in mainline AA so I love the more pragmatic reasoning of DGS (all the more reason I should play Edgey's games). It's clearly drawing more from old mystery novels that inspired Takumi in the first place which is fun. Even though the cases as whole are dumb, and most of the side characters are bland, I do love the main gang. Sherlock himself is a hoot and a half, and a surprisingly inventive take on the character... and it's refreshing to have Susato, an actual law practitioner with inhibited hotheadedness, as an assistant. There's no shortage of colorful personality, which has always been the series' greatest strength by ANY author.

Because JoJo changes so drastically, the moment readers/viewers get engaged is likely different for everyobody. What makes Diamond so fun for me is its slice-of-life backdrop making for some amusingly humdrum stand uses, and some of the baddies have believable motivations. But you have a point, there are more ups and downs as opposed to the even character quality of its predecessor, and the villain of the week format kinda makes less sense. Either way, there's no going back now!

Kewl! Glad Rooster Teeth has two major original animesque series in different seasons of the year now. I'll check it out when it's a little further along. Or just done altogether, who knows.
about 2 weeks ago

Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Focus: Only playing one game
Gens 3 and 4 fail to interest me at all, so I'm with ya there. Gen 2 is cool but hella outdated now, and even the HG/SS versions haven't aged amazingly, so I'd likely jump to B&W at least. You're definitely right about burnout though. I've had enough for the time being.

Aw yeah, thanks for pointing out DGS! Talk about perfect timing. I just installed it and everything looks great, like official release quality. And I'm in the mood for a VN anyway so I'll take a crack at it. Forgot Radiant Historia was ever ported to 3DS; the original felt kinda generic and slow (in a Bravely Default way) when I tried it, but maybe the voice acting in Perfect Chronology would help grab my interest more easily? Same goes for Devil Survivor.

On the subject of VNs, looks like you're taking the dive with Root Double. I still can't get an idea whether it's particularly good, which is why I've held off on it so long myself. Also on the same note, [Link] whaaaaaaaaaat

What do you think of Diamond is Unbreakable? This week I forced myself to watch the back half of Stardust Crusaders and was so bored during most of it (even the final showdown did little for me), but then I was immediately hooked on Part 4! Only a few episodes in but it already feels way more fun! I'm loving the glamorous color scheme, softer designs, mundane daily life context, and more three-dimensional characters. Even though it looks wackier, its situations feel more grounded, so it's an improvement for art AND writing—both of which were already respectable. Plus everyone says it gets even better once the big bad shows up, not to mention future Parts continue to improve what was great about 3 and 4. I'm committed for real this time.

about 2 weeks ago

Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Focus: Only playing one game
I got the golden ending too, and it definitely felt more abrupt than it should have save for Markus' victory. Above all, I'm pretty sure it's just Cage's thrilling directing that I admire. Imagine how cool it would be if he ran a project where he was kept out of the writers' room entirely! And yes, uh, I know just enough about Indigo Prophecy to ...well, not want to play it.

I'll be shocked if Fiona isn't around in some capacity. Loader Bot will definitely cameo knowing his fictional and nonfictional popularity. Buuuuut yeah, I'm not a fan of Borderlands gameplay (not singleplayer at least) so while I think 3 looks solid it doesn't appeal to me much personally. Pretty sure Handsome Jack will never go away though, so he'll be fun? I guess? Actually just have Mr. Torgue narrate the whole game and *I* am sold. Not joking.

Heh, yeah I only learned the vernacular history of Poké acronyms after typing that and realized I'd made a huge mistake! Lolz. I feel this is my most relaxing and addictive JRPG since Persona, which fits knowing MegaTen is the original Pokémon anyway. On that subject, I now have access to nearly the entire library of both because I still have a DS flashcart and also just installed Homebrew on my 3DS (which is incredibly easy as of 11.9—definitely take the time to do it if there are any unplayed 3DS games that interest you!) so they might be my thing for the rest of this year.

Nisemonogatari's problem isn't fanservice itself, but rather that there's so much of it incessantly plus meh writing. Truthfully not that noticeable while you're watching it, but as soon as you get to the astoundingly superior second season you'll suddenly see the difference. That said, I'm totally with you on the Kizu III scene. That bothered me more than anything in Nise because it goes on forever, serves no purpose, and worst of all it's NOT FUNNY. Those movies definitely drag a bit (not due to elongated adaptation; pacing is an issue that reoccurs post-SS too) and some scenes get pretty damn bizarre for better or worse. It's second only to One Piece, JoJo, and H×H in hurling outright weirdness, but as such is admittedly less original than those too.
about 3 weeks ago

Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Focus: Only playing one game
Absolutely loved Detroit! It's still a little behind the times with motion / touchpad controls, outdated capture, and inexcusable framerate drops, but it has all the charm and FAR less the stupidity of its predecessors. The attention to detail alone is outstanding. Pretty sure this is the only 2010s fiction wherein I've found a near-future world believable... besides Black Mirror, which admittedly handles its messages better. Don't know many details about Detroit's team or production process, but it definitely feels like co-writer Adam Williams had enough control to foster what Cage does well and discourage what he doesn't. And actually make it feel somewhat like one plot, for that matter.

TWD4 for sure doesn't have the consistent quality of the original season, which is where the mixed reactions come from, but I'll confidently claim it's better than 2 or 3. The bottom line is Telltale went out on a reasonably high note, and I honestly didn't expect we would be that fortunate.

Oh yeah, you may as well wait on Mob anyhow since it's still not "over" yet. I'd only been watching its simulcast because I assumed this would be the remainder of the story, but nooope. The main duo both move forward a lot and Claw has a few three-dimensional baddies this time, so it definitely doesn't disappoint; I'm pretty sure I just personally overhyped its outcome.

I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW. Frankly I only watched the Borderlands 3 trailer to see if there were any familiar faces from Tales. But not only did we get Rhys, we got moustached Rhys! I even had to replay it a few times to make sure I wasn't imagining that. Of course he's certainly the most likely to reappear considering his new occupation. Couldn't ask for a better use of Telltale's legacy!

Next up...I'mma bite the bullet and start Pokémon LG. There's probably never been a more convenient entry point for the series, and if I don't get into it now then it likely won't interest me again for years. Best chance to give it a try, eh?
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