iMacOfDeath

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    • The Benefits of a Perverse Girlfriend

      22 hours ago

      iMacOfDeath

      I'm sure everyone who knows me is pretty familiar with my affinity for girls who have a dark quirk to them, usually coming in the form of a Yandere, but this isn't the only kind of trait that appeals to me. For all intensive purposes, I am a huge pervert, so it should go without saying that finding a woman with the same trait would greatly interest me. Now I'm not talking about a slut, someone who just sleeps around, that's not the kind of pervert I am talking about here. I mean someone who is kinky, who has a perverted side to them they reserve for their special someone. However anime likes to make the girls beautiful flowers, who might pine for a male protagonist, but are never perverse or lewd in their pursuit for the protag's affection. Afraid that giving the girl a stereotypically masculine trait would make them less appealing somehow, which I can't really fault Japan for given their history in this regard. Thankfully, not every Japanese author feels the same, and thus came Boku no Kanojo ga Majime Sugiru Shojo Bitch na Ken .


      This anime begins where most romcoms end on, a confession. Our main male protagonist, Haruka, is professing his love for the seemingly perfect Akiho, our main female protagonist. The confession goes off without a hitch, no fireworks, no passing train, and no second guessing. However Akiho almost immediately reveals her flaw to Haruka; she's a pervert. Not that she likes to dress up in BDSM outfits or wear a vibrator in class, no, nothing like that. She is a very smart girl, and because of her lack of experience in a real relationship, she overanalyzes everything about being in one. She'll read porn books for references, question Haruka on his fetishes, and send him erotic selfies because that's what she's learned is what a good girlfriend should do. Seriously though, what is Japan going to do in ten years when porn mags become a thing of the past? They'll never learn anything about sex! It's no wonder their population is graying.


      However when all is said and done, Akiho is still a girl and reacts to traditional affection from Haruka with a bashful smile. The biggest steps they take in their relationship occur in the smaller things, like calling each other by their first name and sharing an umbrella on their way home. You see, while all the perverted actions come off as funny, the tiny romantic moments feel heartwarming and make you say "dwaa~". The reason for this is that while Akiho approaches sexual topics rather casually, Haruka plays a straight man and will often times just shoot down anything Akiho does sexually, not because he's not interested or anything, but because he wants to take those small steps to a meaningful relationship that is deeper than sexual gratification. I can appreciate this, epically because he actively pursues romance with Akiho. Where's your typical romcom protagonist will act all aloof and shit and in general be frustrating to watch, here, we root for Haruka in his attempts to date a girl like Akiho.


      Now while this is not a harem per say, we do have a few rivals for Haruka's attention. You got the childhood friend and perverse tomboy, Shizuku, and the attached and cute little sister, Kanata. In all honestly these two don't even register on the rival meter for Akiho, but I figured I'd include them all the same given their attitudes towards Haruka. There is a third major player in this group named Rina, who is also very perverse in her language much like Shizuku and Akiho, but due to her coming from an all girls school she is often seen 'hanging out' with other girls; though she does say she wants to have more experience with males, saying this towards Haruka at one point. Outside of this group you have the class president, the two guys who like to tease her, an even more perverted girl than Rina, a guy who wants to make yaoi with Haruka, a closet pervert who is obliviously erotic, the nurse who sleeps with her students, the straight laced teacher who I was very into, and Akiho’s parents who are an example of what is to come for Haruka and Akiho. You know, I’m beginning to think the moral of this anime is that everyone is a pervert on some level or another.


      In the end, this anime is able to accomplish with other romcoms and harems only dream of. It steadily moves along the story of two people in love, with two successful confession scenes. The first at the beginning which feels more comedic, and the second at the end where both Haruka and Akiho profess their love towards one another. Things actually happen in this relationship, and we didn’t even need a second or third season to accomplish it! Does this mean there won’t be another season though? Well probably not for lack of trying, but I don’t think this series generated enough attention to warrant it. So take the resolution as final, because this is one romcom that actually offers it.


      Genres: RomCom, Ecchi


      Animation: Joining together for this series were Diomedéa and Studio Blanc. Diomedéa known for their other works like Campione!, Mondaiji, and Aho Girl. Studio Blanc. known for, well, production assistance really. They are almost always playing second fiddle in anything they work on, usually only lending a hand in a single episode. This was actually the first anime they are credited with full production assistance all the way though, so, good for them I guess. Quality-wise this was on point for what it was, offer decent quality for a 2017 anime.


      Voice Acting: It was alright. I mean, coming off of something like Shoukugeki, this was a step down for sure. Everyone played their role respectively, and the romance scenes did feel pretty good, so yeah, another passing grade for a 2017 anime.


      Favorite Character: In an anime saturated with perverted characters, my interests oddly enough feel with a far more moralistic one. Ichika, the homeroom and PE teacher. She’s old friends with the school nurse, but often tells her to not do anything too overboard or illegal. She’s pretty much on track for a kuudere personality type, being the lady in the streets but a freak in the bed. It is funny though, how I sometimes find myself being so attracted towards lesser known characters.


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      Boku no Kanojo ga Majime Sugiru Shojo Bitch na Ken gets a 7.4 out fo 10


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    • The Darker Side of Food

      1 week ago

      iMacOfDeath

      It's back yet again for a third season, that wonderful anime series about cooking, but things aren't all foodgasms and expertly drawn food. No, this season shakes things up with the introduction of our main antagonist. This character brings with him a far darker tone to the generally intense but lighthearted cooking anime, and when so many have come for the comedy it's not a great time to be stirring in a new flavor. Of course as someone who has read the manga up to the most recent release, I expected this alteration, and was very excited for the big reveal that came with it. Sadly, the third season suffered from more than just a darker tone.


      For those of you still behind on your Shokugeki no Soma homework, this season starts up after an OVA where Soma met the 'Elite 10'. This is a group of chefs who have taken their place in the school as the top dogs, the best of the best in their own culinary fields. Given what Soma aspires to be, he had immediately challenged the ten to a Shokugeki but was shot down. Now Soma finally gets his chance to challenge some of the elite, starting with Terunori, a chef who specializes in the Chinese cooking art of Sichuan. The battle isn't like the typically Shokugeki however, as it occurs during a festival where the winner is decided by sales. The whole arc was rather nice as Soma and total housewife material Megumi pair up to take on Terunori, and as I have mentioned before, I feel like this is the best coupling of character in this series. The arc also brought Soma and the chef of the disgusting-but-enslaving food Nao together, which even Megumi remarks was a horrible mistake.


      Things go well for Soma as he does take a win against Terunori, but before the festival ends we meet that darkening character I mentioned earlier; Azami. This man is Erina's father, and someone who she greatly fears due to the mental abuse he put her through as a child. See, Azami has a very skewed view of what cooking is and how it should be done. In his perfect world, all chefs prepare food the way it suppose to be, according to him, with no room for imagination or creativity. His arrival sparks quite the change for the school, as he was able to convince a majority of the elite 10 to remove the current chairman, Erina's grandfather, from his seat and put him in it. Azami immediately begins tearing down the outliers, shutting down the rebels, and expelling students who don't meet his standards.


      This isn't the end of Soma and gang though, as Erina's grandfather pleads with Soma to protect Erina from Azami and stop him from destroying the school he had built. Thus begins the first strike, as Soma challenges Etsuya, an elite 10 in charge of shutting down clubs, to a Shokugeki to protect his dorm and the sanctuary it offers to Erina. This seemed like an unwinnable situation. All the judges were bought off by Etsuya, who is more a businessman than a chef, and even before trying Soma's dish they had their votes set in place. Leave it up to Soma to pull off the impossible though, as he puts out a dish that captives the judges so much that they can't bring themselves to lie. It's a nice win, and it gives us one of the more famous foodgasms of the series from the cat-like elite 10 Rindō.


      There's then a small series of battles against the hand-picked students of Azami, all ending in favor of the challengers. It's a rather short lived and obvious bunch of no-names losing to established characters, so there wasn't really anything exciting about them. It does give Alice the chance to tell off her uncle, which had possibly the funniest reaction Azami gives the whole season. Given the short nature of the smaller battles this leaves some room for one last hurrah, that comes in the form of a minor Shokugeki between Soma and the first seat of the elite 10; Eishi. The battle comes after the two work together during a class, where Eishi offers Soma to become his right-hand man. Soma turns down the offer of course, and the battle commences. While Soma does put out a very intriguing and foodgasm inducing dish, Eishi's dish is on a whole different level and utterly blows Soma's out of the water. Eishi's had the better visuals after all.


      The anime ends off with that big reveal I spoke of, where Soma has a discussion with Azami about why he wants to shut down all the restaurants in Japan that don't meet his standards. Turns out, Erina isn't the only one obsessed with Soma's old man, and it seems that something happened in his past that led Azami to become so jilted towards creative minds. Sadly the reveal, which is suppose to be stunning, ends up feeling silly and over dramatized with unnecessary effects and bad cuts. In the manga, the reveal stuns Azami and Erina, has the two realize they both know Soma's father, and leads to a great scene where Erina is trying to wrap her mind around the fact she almost denied her love-interest's son from entering the school. It was really funny! Instead, we got stupid.


      While not the best of the three seasons thus far, it did have its moments. But when compared to the first season, which was nothing but great moments and fresh ideas, this one just felt like the leftovers from a spectacular feast. Still good, but lacking the same newness. It also had some out of place fan service moments, that were not needed at all. But you can't have the good all the time, and when the next season comes around, we should see a change for the better. There will be many more Shokugekis, some of which are the most intense battles yet.


      GenresComedy, Food, Action


      Animation: Unchanged from the previous season, J.C. Staff still has this culinary delight firmly in their court. The big question here is did they capture the food like they did in the past, did they make you feel like you could reach into the screen and take a bite of that chicken dinner? And the answer is: Sometimes. I feel like some of the dishes stood out among others, some appearing very realistic and others less so. It was almost as if J.C. Staff has trouble with certain culinary methods, such as panfrying and using the color brown.


      Voice Acting: A huge change here is Erina's voice actress has changed hands. This hits you like a sticky slap in the face, as I could clearly tell Erina's voice was very different the first few episodes. Risa Taneda had to step down from the position due to illness, and Hisako Kanemoto stepped in. Unfortunately Hisako wasn't fooling anyone, as she lacked the royal twang in her voice that Risa had. Not to say Hisako was bad, I mean, she's got a good track record, but she just doesn't fit as well as Risa did.


      Favorite Character: Without any real contenders, Soma takes this award by default. My reasons are pretty much the same from the second season, with him being a character who is focused on food and is a general friend to everyone, even his potential rivals. He feels like he'd be an awesome friend to have, and he even has his father's attraction with the ladies. But this isn't a harem anime, and while Erina might seem like the obvious choice for romantic pairing, I still ship Soma x Megumi.


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      Shokugeki no Soma: The Third Plate gets an 8.9 out of 10


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    • My Wife The Alcoholic

      2 weeks ago

      iMacOfDeath

      Many of you might recall an anime I once reviewed by the name of Danna ga Nani o Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken, a short-episode show about a married couple, the husband being an Otaku and the wife trying her best to understand him. It was a lovely little piece of work that had plenty of humor and some surprisingly emotional moments. Well my friends, Japan has done it once again with Osake wa Fūfu ni Natte kara.


      Much like Danna ga Nani, Osake wa Fūfu features a husband and wife couple with the anime focusing on their daily lives. The wife, Chisato, is a hard working office lady, and the husband, Sora, is a stay-at-home husband who sometimes does part-time work as a bartender. The gimmick of this anime is that Chisato is a bit of a lush, and comes home to Sora who usually has prepared her something to drink. Once she's downed a couple sips, Chisato lets down her hair and says the catchphrase "Shifuku~". Thus appears the 'cute' side of Chisato, is very affectionate and sometimes childish. Apparently she is what is known as a 'Yoidere', roughly translated to drunken love.


      Episodes typically feature one or two themes, like Sora getting sick and Chisato having to take care of him or Chisato spending time with her coworkers. The cast is pretty limited, including only two other supporting types by the names of Yui and Koharu. Both are Chisato's coworkers at her office, Yui, a competitive type who has a friendly rivalry with Chisato, and Koharu, who is the youngest around and looks up too Chisato as a role model. And of these two, only Yui is of any significance, as she also has a husband, and their relationship seems to mirror Sora and Chisato's. There's actually a very adorable episode dedicated to hugging, and how a simple 30 second hug can make someone feel leagues better then they are. God this anime was cute.


      On another note, this anime does something I very much appreciate. Not only does it use real alcoholic drinks and cocktails, but is also gives you the recipes and explains any of the instructions needed to make the drinks. Some of the beverages were even non-alcoholic, so you could make them for anyone. The best part being that all the recipes were easy, nothing that requires you to be a mix-master. This might have diminished the skills that Sora should have had as an ex-bartender, but given the fact he's the one who cooks and cleans at home I say he gets a pass.


      The end of the anime gives us a look into Chisato and Sora's past, a flashback teaching us that Chsato wasn't always the inspiring office lady she is today and that is was Sora who saved her... with alcohol. This brings up my only possible issue with the series, in that it seems to make drinking look like a wonderful and fun activity. Now I won't disagree that is isn't fun, it is also an issue when Chisato seems to have booze on the brain every day she comes home. In fact the very final episode shows us how depressed she gets when Sora doesn't immediately have something to wet her whistle with. However I won't say more on the issue, as I don't want to sour this review with a speech about alcoholism. Let's just say what all the commercials say: "Drink responsibly."


      In the end, this series shares some similarities with Danna ga Nani, but it is different enough that I didn't get the same vibes. Like in Danna ga Nani, the anime is very open with the fact that Kaoru and Hajime have a lot of sex, but in Osaka wa Fūfu the relationships are far more 'kid friendly' with only some minor hints that Chisato and Sora get busy in the bedroom. Probably would have felt wrong to have an anime about fueling your alcoholic wife's habit, and then having sex with her while she's inebriated. Still, Osaka wa Fūfu comes off light and fluffy. It's the perfect anime for desert, something to enjoy after an anime that was about how hard it is to be an author, or about chefs fighting with their culinary skills. Future reviews incoming.


      Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Alcohol


      Animation: Creators in Pack, the seemingly masters of short-episode anime, were the ones behind this work. This is the same studio who also did the animation for Danchigai, Ojisan to Marshmallow, and Kiitarou Shounen no Youkai Enikki. It captured the 'cute' side of Chisato perfectly, with just the right amour of detail, and it didn't do a half bad job with the drinks. It wasn't any Shoukugeki, but it was still good.


      Voice Acting: Eh, it was good. I mean, the VAs behind both Chisato and Sora have been round the block enough to know what they are doing. Especially Chisato, who was voiced by Eri Kitamura, same actress behind the voices of Karen Araragi from the Monogatari series, and Mairu Orihara from Durarara!!


      Favorite Character: While I really want to say Sora, because of how doting he is on his wife, but outside of his skills making cocktails and his love for Chisato, not much is show about him. Anime does have a focus on following Chisato, so in the end, I can't say Sora was able to make it. Just one of those times where the anime is too short and the characters a little too thin for me to pick one as my "favorite."


      Osake wa Fūfu ni Natte kara gets a 7.6 out of 10


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    • ...And a Happy New Year!

      3 weeks ago

      iMacOfDeath

      Last day of vacation, then it's back to work tomorrow.


      I've throughly enjoyed my week off, but any longer and I fear the rust would start showing. I mean, the job isn't fast paced like a restaurant, but it still requires you to be on point throughout the day.


      In other news, I got my hands on the new elemental hero for Fire Emblem; Gunnthrá. She's not bad, and I love her older sister, mature, and cool demeanor.

      Since there are two more elements coming our way, I bet the fire element is a spunky red head and the earth element is an expressionless brunette. (That, or she's the "smart" one.)


      Now, who's ready for their tax returns?


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    • Merry Christmas You Filthy Animal

      4 weeks ago

      iMacOfDeath

      Gonna be spending the whole day at home, since everything is closed. Not that I would go anywhere if i could, seeing as how it snowed like a snow of a bitch last night. Guess we'll get that white Christmas after all.


      Got a family dinner later, not sure if everyone is going to be coming with what the weather did and all, but I'm obligated to participate even if just for an hour or so. Wish me luck.


      Need to catch up on a ton of anime, write another letter of seasons greetings to one of my four sisters, and get ready for the get together. 


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    • Inside Jokes Are Wasted Upon Me

      1 month ago

      iMacOfDeath

      It's the game they said they'd never make because one was hard enough, but here again is another South Park game. Of course I'm just as in-the-dark as I was three years ago about the context of the game, a majority of the jokes and references to the show flying over my head like a farting dragon born. Compared to its predecessor though I did notice the improvements made to gameplay, even if the main mechanic of farting got old within the first 30 minutes.


      The game picks up basically the day after you had beaten the Stick of Truth, the kids having changed their fantasy battles of dragons and elves to the world of super heroes. Given the recent rise in super hero movies by Marvel and DC this played out nicely, especially with how much fun it has with the ideas behind super heroes and the franchises they spawn from. For instance the main "fracture" between the two factions of heroes is how Cartman had laid out the franchises and their release schedule, making it extremely skewed in favor of his super hero persona; The Coon.


      In regards to the story, it doesn't flow quite as nicely as the first game. With the Stick of Truth is felt like everything built upon each other, but in The Fractured but Whole it felt like there were multiple plot lines that ended up being tied together towards the end. Though thinking about it, that makes sense as it imitates the way super hero storylines progress. The villain revealing their master plan at the end, uncovering the mysteries behind the various crimes being committed. I'm not saying I didn't enjoy it, just that it was differently paced and you should expect to be a bit lost at times.


      Outside of the main story you can have a bit of fun with the sub-plots, in particular the fact you can alter your gender to be a girl which creates some pretty funny moments as characters react. The other kids not completely understanding why you're soo feminine, except for Wendy, and the adults reacting confused as to how this retcons the plot from the first game. I actually found for once that playing a girl was more fun than a boy, something I usually avoid since I can't relate to being female. Not that this game will alter my thoughts on this, just that South Park did it right and got me to give them a thumbs up for the stellar humor behind the choice.


      A huge difference comes from how the fights or battles play out, as this entry really ups the fun level. Previous the Stick of Truth feature a slow and tedious turn-based combat system, where you were limited to a single companion. Armor meant everything and strapping on the right upgrades to a weapon made even the harder boss fights a joke, but with The Fractured but Whole speed and tactics mean everything. The companion count is upped to three, and you'll need every bit of help if you plan on beating the game on its hardest difficulties. The turn-based system still exists, but now you can move around a grid based battleground, positioning yourself in areas to accomplish sweet combos and pull off powerful AoE moves. Just don't get cocky and think you can solo the common enemies, because they too will work together to whittle you down one by one.


      I myself went with a Brains and Spunk character, focusing on providing support to my companions and giving debuffs to my enemies. While it's not possible to cheese status ailments like in the Stick of Truth, you can still stack on the pain by combining bleed, frozen, shocked, and grossed out. The other reason I went support was because you only get a couple good healer-type characters, so I made it my mission to be the best medic I could. Actually worked out really well for me as I think the game is designed to deal with heavy hitters harshly, but a long ranged support character was just not as expected.


      When it comes down to it The Fractured but Whole was an improvement upon The Stick of Truth, and I get the feeling that the creators behind South Park have recognized the popularity of making their series a quality game. Especially since the 19th of December will see the first story based DLC for The Fractured but Whole, which looks like it will revolve around Kenny's odd ability to come back from the dead and his ties to lovecraftian horror. It might have been talked about before in the series but it's a new topic of discussion for me, since I don't watch the show.


      South Park: The Fractured but Whole gets a 8.8 out of 10


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    • Bejeweled Wars

      1 month ago

      iMacOfDeath

      As a concept, the idea of combining a turn-based card game with a puzzle-esq color matching game seems, well it seems dumb. So when I was browsing the free games on Xbox Live a year ago, I was hesitant to download such a hybrid game just on the basis that it didn't look all that interesting. And now after having played probably somewhere in the rage of 40 to 50 hours of the game, I can say with certainty that my hesitation was warranted.


      Launching into Gems of War you'll find a world map with dozens of cities scattered about, and opening a city leads to the campaign within that area. While it is most certainty a campaign, the "story" behind each one feels like it was written by someone trying to write a fantasy novel on a phone. As someone who loves the lore and story of a game above everything else I found the whole thing to be lacking, and as I played I would often just skip the short dialogue scenes between missions just to avoid the terrible writing. Not that you're skipping much, the whole thing usually involves four or five back and forth sentences.


      That leaves the gameplay, which is totally RNG based. You might think that the cards you collect and use in a "battle" would matter, but I found myself pulling ridiculous moves as I continued to chain combo matches and whittle down my opponents with the most base of cards. There was also the opposite happening too, as I got better and better cards but kept losing to enemies as they would keep me from my turn with annoying RNG combos. It would actually become very frustrating as you can imagine, when the game rewards with a legendary card just to spit in your face.


      There is an online component to the whole thing as you can join a group of other players and work towards unlocking special bonuses only available to groups, earning rewards at nearly twice the pace you might playing solo. Heck, the second group I joined was fairy active and every morning when I logged on I'd find my inbox full of rewards my group had achieved. This cooperation only works in the group area however, as there is no co-op or any cooperative online gameplay. You can battle other players, but only their team. The opponent is always a computer, which makes things feel pretty scummy when the computer is also the thing running the RNG. Yeah, it felt rigged in some modes for sure. The 'Treasure Hunt' mini-game most definitely, as being very successful in that mode means you'd never need to buy anything with IRL money.


      Yes, this game is port of a phone game, so it goes without saying there are plenty of micro transactions. And boy howdy do they reward you for giving them money, as you actually earn a level of 'V.I.P' status the more money you spend. This status earns you extra daily rewards, and at the highest tiers of 'V.I.P' you are basically an unstoppable god as the items and cards you get demolish even the best mythical cards you can earn from just playing normally. I'd actually be pretty interested to see what Jim Sterling would think of this system, as it is the antithesis of "Pay to Win."


      But even with all of its negatives, I still found myself putting hours and hours into the thing. That was until Gems of War developer Infinite Interactive put out a major update, one that changed the entire UI of the game and for a good majority of players made the thing unplayable. We all knew what they were aiming for, trying to look more sleek and smooth like the recent Xbox Dashboard update, but they ended up failing pretty hardcore. In my own group I saw participation drop 75% with people dropping out, leaving messages that read "The new UI hurts my eyes" or "This new UI sucks, I can't deal with it." It didn't kill the game obviously, but it did ostracize all the senior players in one go.


      What I'm saying is that this game went from a hard "meh" to a strong "ugh" in a single update, meaning that Gems of War is... not a good game.


      Gems of War gets a 2.8 out of 10


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    • Actually Overwatch

      1 month ago

      iMacOfDeath

      At long last it is time to talk about it, the game I've become so dedicated to, the game with animated trailers that makes me cry,  the game called Overwatch. This was a game I was a critic of when it first arrived, brushing it aside for its multiplayer only aspect. The game didn't look fun to me at first, but as more and more people around me continued to sing its praises and clamor over the gameplay, well I eventually caved. I believe it was actually watching Brownman and Funhaus play the game that did it, though only one of those two was giving me a realistic taste of what was to come.


      I'm going to assume you, as you are reading this, know what Overwatch is about. If not, maybe you'd like to share what it's like living in the 21st century without the internet. But since this is a review, I'll give you the run down. The game is a first person shooter focused on teamwork, with a slew of gameplay modes to appeal to everyone. You have your bog standard 'Quick Play' or 'Competitive' modes, both of which tasks you with teaming up to accomplish an objective. Moving a payload to a destination on the other side of the map, or perhaps capturing a point by keeping the enemy away. You also have 'Arcade' mode, which is composed of multiple subcategories like 4v4, capture the flag, death match, and the occasional season oriented mode. As I said this is a multiplayer game, so it's all online.


      Before each match you are allowed to pick from a ever growing roster of characters, divided into four categories: assault, defense, tank, and support. Every character plays pretty differently from one another, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. All the characters also have an 'Ultimate' that can turn the tide of a game if used correctly. I'd recommend hitting up the training area with each character before taking them out on the battlefield, as some of the characters can take some getting use to. The roster is large enough that I won't explain every character, but I'll share my favorites from each category. From assault I'd go with Solider 76, a straight up shooter character with an assault riffle, a short healing ability, and rockets. His ultimate is auto-aim, allowing you to hold down the trigger and hit any enemy you can see. From defense it's easy to say Torbjörn is my number one, an engineer type that can lay down an upgradable turret and generate armor for teammates. His ultimate has him go into a fiery rage that upgrades his turret even further and gives him a boost in health and fire rate, it's pretty cool. From the tanks I got to go with D.Va, a gamer girl in a mech who can rocket boost, fire a rocket barrage, absorb enemy fire, and fire her basic guns non-stop. Her ultimate is two pronged as she can either self-destruct her mech, or she can call down a mech if she is outside of one. And from support I'd have to say Mercy, a doctor who can heal, boost attack, fly, revive fallen teammates, and fire a rather powerful pistol. Her ultimate has changed recently, but in its current form allows her unlimited flight, a greater range of healing, and unlimited pistol ammo.


      And that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to character selection, yes, there is a character out there for everyone. For those with perfect aim, for those with no aim, and for those who just want to ruin someone else's day. Whoever you pick it's always good to have a mic on, even if your teammates don't. In fact I found that if I started to announce enemy moment and kills, we generally played better and others would often join in to chat. This is a game that rewards good teamwork, heavily, as even one loose wheel can result in feeding the enemy team and unlocking their ultimates.


      Which brings up the negative side of Overwatch; the community. It's pretty toxic in there, and sometimes you'll be enjoying a simple game of Quickplay just to suddenly hear a teammate swearing you out for not healing them, or for ruining their shot, or for any other number of reasons. Oh sure you get the good ones in there that turn on their mics to laugh at your jokes, provide valuable tips, or just talk about stuff. More so than not though you'll run into the lone wolfs with no mic who could care less about teamwork, or the ones who swear left and right at you and the enemy as if it were going out in style. Not that this is any different from any other competitive online game, but the frequency of idiots who take noncompetitive modes seriously is astounding. Blizzard seems to have noticed this though, as one of the tank characters named Zarya has an unlock able voice line that says "It's only a game. Why you have to be mad?"


      Ah yes, how could I mention Overwatch without brining up the incentive to keep playing. Loot boxes! Everyones favorite thing to hate, these babies are why you will spend hours and hours playing. They unlock skins, sprays, voice lines, victory poses, play of the game animations, and emotes for every character. Sometimes the loot boxes will change based on the season, meaning that for a limited time you can unlock things unique to that season. So far these 'seasonal' events have reoccured every year, but there are hints that some events will not return in the future. Meaning that the cool skin you had your eyes on might never come back, so either buck up and put in the time or shell out some IRL money and pay for the digital goodies yourself. I'm not saying this is a bad thing, it's a business practice, a way to keep earning the developers money, and boy howdy does it work. Even if most everyone thinks it stinks, since it includes an element of gambling.


      After spending close to 100 hours in the game and more than that in IRL money, I'd like to say I have a pretty good idea of where Overwatch falls on the ranking scale. A fun multiplayer game that rewards those who work together well, has a toxic community, and will likely be around for many more years to come.


      Overwatch gets an 8.0 out of 10


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    • Insert 'What I Expected, What I Got' Meme Here

      1 month ago

      iMacOfDeath

      What can I honestly say about this anime other than it was not at all what I was expecting, and while I'll admit I never watched any of the PVs, I still didn't see this coming. It was like seeing the description for a dish on a menu called Fettuccine Alfredo, ordering it, and being served Italian Wedding Soup. Sure they might both be Italian dishes, but they are very different in terms of what kind of dish they are. One is pasta and the other is soup, but enough with the analogies, let's dig in.


      The anime in question is Nora to Oujo no Noraneko Heart, and the premiss is basically that the princess of the underworld has come to Earth to bring about the end of times. But due to her being from the land of the dead she gets sick being around so much life, and instead of killing everything she simply turns a high school boy into a black cat. Now from the description I read this sounded pretty cool, kind of like Inu to Hasami wa Taukaiyou but with a cat instead of a dumb dog. This is not the case however.


      We instead get one of those short-episode style anime where our main protagonist, Nora, has already been transformed into a cat. Being that this is based on a romantic visual novel, Nora is surrounded by a gaggle of female friends, most of whom want to be his first time. See it's rather easy to turn Nora back into a human, all he needs is a kiss from a girl, but of course Nora for some reason runs away whenever any of the girls try this. Likely it's because he's your typical high school male in anime and has no dick, but I would like to think that it was because being a cat is super cool and you don't need to go to school or work. It's probably still the former reason though.


      After the first episode, where Nora's home is burned down after a failed attempt to kiss him, we get these situational episodes. We meet some new characters who are likely supporting characters in the visual novel, go to the beach for some fan service, attend a rigged game show, and even watch an episode that was probably the animation teams vacation video of a goat farm. Sometimes we get a joke or two that lands, but then you get an episode where Nora meets his dead mother in the underworld which comes off as pretty somber. So even if you're looking for some quick comedy, I can't recommend this series.


      In all honestly this was a time waster of an anime, used much like expanding foam in the place of substantial anime that I passed over because their descriptions didn't appeal to me. When I realized that it was not at all what I was expecting I just shrugged my shoulders and pressed onward, knowing that at least the short length would free up more time for playing games or watching Youtube videos. When it comes down to it, this is just going to be one of those forgettable types of anime no one will have ever heard of in a year.


      Genres: Comedy, Fantasy


      Animation: A joint production between two studios I have never heard of; DMM.futureworks and W-Toon Studio. The animation is simple to say the least, but it is playful. The one episode which was just video of a goat farm was pretty odd, but for a work done by two studios I've never heard of this wasn't terrible. And I've seen terrible done by pretty big names, so consider this me saying that it's 'adequate'.


      Voice Acting: Surprisingly enough the actresses who played the main cast of gals who followed Nora around are pretty well versed in the voice acting business, with names like Yū Asakawa (Rider from Fate/stay night), Eri Sendai (Tsubaki Kasugano from Future Diary), and Natsumi Takamori (Mei Misaki from Another). So with that in mind I would say that the voice acting might actually be the best part of this series, something I'm never really looking for but I'll take it when I can.


      Favorite Character: None. Everyone here is pretty paper thin in terms of personality and development, meaning I would have to base my decision of appearance. Sadly, due to the animation, all the girls come off as pretty young so I'm not interested. Even Nora's mother looks to be in her late 20's, if that.


      Nora to Oujo no Noraneko Heart gets a 4.5 out of 10


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    • Heading For The Reincarnation Wheel

      2 months ago

      iMacOfDeath

      Here we are, the final season of Kyokai no Rinne, and what a let down it was. Rumiko Takahashi's latest adapted work finds itself withering away, like a flower bush that hasn't received a good watering in some time, and it hurts to see it go like that. This is the work of a mangaka who got me into anime with Ranma 1/2 and kept me up late watching Inuyasha on Adult Swim, so I really wanted to experience those feelings again. Instead I came to the conclusion that Ruminko-san just doesn't have a good grasp on how to progress relationships, and perhaps, just isn't suited for creating a new series this day in age.


      This season doesn't really do much in terms of progression for anyone, as it just reintroduces old characters for a third time and gives us a couple news ones to chew on. A good majority of the anime is spent on giving old characters their own episode for screen time, but not building upon those characters, just simply reiterating who they are and what their motivations are. The narrator voice doing its damnedest to really screw in details, over, and over, and over, and over again. I thought at first this might be a bit, but with how often it happens and how unfunny it is, there's just no way.


      From the previous two seasons we see Rinne, the impoverished half-shinigami, Sakura, the deadpan love interest, Rokumon, the cat sidekick, Tsubasa, the rich rival, Tamako, the super GILF, Ageha, the other girl who likes Rinne, Kain, the other guy who hates Rinne, Masato, the token demon, Sabato, Rinne's criminal father, Renge, the girl who likes Kain, Bijin, Sabato's whipped lover, and all the other side characters make a reappearance. Some get a whole episode dedicated to them, while others have to share part of an episode, which is usually based upon how popular that character is.


      Of the two new characters we get, only one really has much in the way of progressing the story. First up though is a new teacher with a crystal ball named Hitomi, who is apparently a decedent of a line of witches but is too lazy to become one. She pops up here and there to whip out her ball and make everyone's eyes turn into spirals, usually showing them a future event that the episode builds up to. The other, and by far better, character is Otome; Rinne's missing mother. Apparently she got dragged into the reincarnation wheel and was reborn a human child, she reunites with Rinne and shares some very interesting details about her marriage to Sabato. Including the fact she was only a couple years younger than Sabato's mother when they met. Hot.


      Overall we only get a couple of episodes that mean anything, with the rest only keeping your attention with some mild humor and pretty tame fan service. The anime ends with the biggest event for Rinne and Sakura as they end up confessing their feelings for one another and begin dating, I think. See, this is a problem with the other works I've seen by Ruminko-san, as she just doesn't do a good job of showing us this part of the relationships. In Ranma 1/2 we go from saving the girl to their wedding, and in Inuyasha we go from saving the girl to having kids. The words "I love you..." are never uttered, and we are left to imagine what happened. Our final scene being a picnic with Rinne and Sakura, where Rinne finally calls Sakura by her first name; which in this anime is basically like first base.


      It is sad to say, but the third season of Kyokai no Rinne failed to leave me happy. I wasn't unsatisfied per say, but I was most certainly not delighted. We don't see an end to Rinne's terrible father, Sakura's character becomes even less deadpan, and the lack of story progression left me high and dry.


      GenresRomantic Comedy, Supernatural


      Animation: As with the previous season, Kyokai no Rinne's animation is still overseen by Brain's Base. A studio that worked on Blood Lad, D-Frag!, and One Week Friends. My thoughts on the animation haven't changed at all, as it is very similar to Inuyasha, simple and glossy. However this does not mean it's bad, since that's the kind of thing we expect and look for in Miss. Takahashi's works. If anything, the animation was still one of the best parts.


      Voice Acting: Meh? I mean. I'm still pretty moot on this point. Sure everyone fit well enough with their character and did a good job acting, but it didn't blow my socks off or nothing.


      Favorite Character: With Sakura's character type making an almost total change from the deadpan she was in the first season, I'm going to give this one to Otome Rokudō. The only character to ever give Sabato the beating he deserves, Otome is constantly trying to help her son get together with Sakura as she recognizes his feelings for the girl. She's pretty smart and due to being reincarnated very mature for her age, and thankfully she and Sabato don't get back together when they reunite.


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      Kyokai no Rinne S3 gets a 6.4 out of 10


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  • About Me

    I usually exaggerate foolish characteristics to make people feel unthreatened. My exceptional skills and dedication are seemingly contradicted by my laid-back manner. I approach life with a disarming, confident cheerfulness.

    I am the host of the Anime Pulse podcast, come and check us out!

  • Comments (756)

    • ConnieEdogawa All of 'em Anubis

      9 months ago

      do you know why, when I try to go to your KonoSuba season 2 journal, it just gives me an error message and says I lack permissions?

      • iMacOfDeath

        9 months ago

        No, but this is the second time it's happened when I've made a journal. I contacted support about it yesterday.


        Looks like it should be fixed though.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      11 months ago

      AP 479: Do you the movie you saw triple X something or other, that limiting their audience by making a movie for the race by the race system?

      • iMacOfDeath

        11 months ago

        What? I'm not sure I follow.


        Yes I saw XxX: Return of Xander Cage, but it wasn't made for black people. If anything it should have brought bro-types and girls who think Vin Diesel is hot to the seats. It's just a matter of where Crossgates is located, the fact it was a brand new movie that day, it was a Friday so most kids got out of school by then (not that any of those idiots made it through High School without dropping out), and I went during the most busy time of business for the movie theater.

      • HOWtwoROCK

        11 months ago

        Oh ok

    • HOWtwoROCK

      1 year ago

      Hey could you help me? RT update deleted a link I had under an image source and I lost it and now it looks blurry on my images


      How can I fix this?


      • iMacOfDeath

        1 year ago

        You have to reupload the image, only way to fix the Fullscreen bullshit update.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      1 year ago

      I saw highlights of NANBAKA and I thought they took the french people who made Totally spies and gave them a team to make an anime with an established team. 

      • iMacOfDeath

        1 year ago

        What?

      • HOWtwoROCK

        1 year ago

        Welp I don't know where you want me to start but here I go: In the mid 2000s there was a sudden urge for certain countries to do their own "anime" styled show from their own country. While most of these ended and never made it outside their own countries. The ones that did were French and Italian countries. France's series that got approved was Code Lyoko and Totally SpiesMeanwhile euro-italians were having a big soft spot for magical girl shows and were making the travesty known as the winx club. but thats a story for another time

    • HOWtwoROCK

      1 year ago

      Yo red how's it going :)

    • HOWtwoROCK

      2 years ago

      Not sure why but the site unfriend you from me

      • iMacOfDeath

        2 years ago

        Just another reason to dislike the site.

      • HOWtwoROCK

        2 years ago

        Did you see that video where Geoff is like


        "Now we can update our site that looks like it from 2004, to 2015"


        So 2015 website should run like shit

    • ConnieEdogawa All of 'em Anubis

      2 years ago

      good news!

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      • iMacOfDeath

        2 years ago

        That's good news for Darkfire, I could careless if Hayate or Niseishit end.

      • ConnieEdogawa All of 'em Anubis

        2 years ago

        ah. my apologies. thought you liked Hayate, too.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      2 years ago

      I'm scared how talented you are sometimes. It clear you are much more talented then me

      • iMacOfDeath

        2 years ago

        My talent is usually buried under layers of lazy though.

    • ConnieEdogawa All of 'em Anubis

      2 years ago

      Have you been watching OverLord? there are at least 2 yandere characters so far, and, now that I'm seeing the lyrics for it, the end song is basically a yandere theme.

      • iMacOfDeath

        2 years ago

        Yep, been watching since episode 1.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      2 years ago

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    • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

      2 years ago

      I was looking over other Sharkbro artworks, and among them was this. I thought it might be up your alley.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        I can't imagine getting nursed by a clock.

      • iMacOfDeath

        2 years ago

        Not bad, not bad.

    • gi_goku FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Tacos

      2 years ago

      oh look a childhood

      • gi_goku FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Tacos

        2 years ago

        I never asked/said that you still do... I was making remark of "oh look our childhood"

      • iMacOfDeath

        2 years ago

        Sure sure, I'll admit that. I use to watch it too. But not any more.

      • gi_goku FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Tacos

        2 years ago

        But you have to admit that it would definitely apart of our childhood era

      • iMacOfDeath

        2 years ago

        Sorry, not a fan of the Power Rangers.

    • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      I don't know if you've seen the final episode of Aldnoah.Zero, but when you decide to do your review, keep this in mind. I'll spoiler block it, so only watch it after you watch the episode.

      Inaho essentially became Big Boss. As in Big Boss from the Metal Gear series. And now, everything makes sense.

      • iMacOfDeath

        2 years ago

        That would have been too story book, I think it's nice that Inko gets a shot at Inaho.

        Indeed. Poor fool, prison for life thanks to the princesses final plea.

      • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Oh, well, the whole thing with Big Boss was that he was the instigator of every single even that happened in the Metal Gear series. He was also a tough as nails soldier and made clones of himself, who went on to also cause the world to go nuts.

        Yeah, I'm okay on the ending, though I wished Inaho and the Princess did hook up (and there may be a chance for that), but at least it was a conclusion.

        And thus, the epic trainwreck that was Slaine's life has finally come to an end.

      • iMacOfDeath

        2 years ago

        I never got into Metal gear, so I have no clue what you're talking about.

        I did just watch the final episode though, and I guess I'm ok with that ending. Inaho is available for that girl who likes him, the princess married a nice guy, Slaine isn't dead but he is in prison like Magneto. Kind of wish he had got away with the fake princess, they made a nice evil couple.

        Post edited 3/28/15 9:29PM

    • HOWtwoROCK

      2 years ago

      www.siliconera.com/2015/03/13/learn-how-to-get-a...

      • HOWtwoROCK

        2 years ago

        Maybe they can make a 2 player mode. I'll let them know

      • iMacOfDeath

        2 years ago

        Seen that one, not interested. It's all about playing the yandere, I'm not into that. I'm only into being the guy who is on the receiving end of the yandere's attention.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      2 years ago

      www.siliconera.com/2015/02/05/but-i-love-you-is-a-horrific-take-on-dating-sims/

      where the default love can be yandere love perfect for you

    • HOWtwoROCK

      2 years ago

      hey remember when you said they would only bring over part 3 of jojo? We recently they said that jojo part 1 and 2 are getting localazations as well. BOOM! I told ya so

      • HOWtwoROCK

        2 years ago

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      • iMacOfDeath

        2 years ago

        I already said that a three part manga has gotten over here, that's not impressive.

      • HOWtwoROCK

        2 years ago

        AND ITS IN COLOR!

    • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

      3 years ago

      Hmm, have you started reading UQ Holder yet? I've been going through my new physical copy of volume 3, and I'd forgotten that in a flashback Negi, Eva, Alberio, Zazie, Fate, Mana, and Chachamaru are seen leading an attack on the Mage of Beginnings 20 years ago (Negi's mastered Magia Erebea, and looks almost full demon except for his face). The Mage of Beginnings should have been possessing Nagi at the time, so it's looking like there's a good chance we'll be able to see that fight somewhere down the line after all once they revisit this plot point. I'm excited all over again :D

      • iMacOfDeath

        3 years ago

        Yeah, but he's left KurÅmaru's gender up in the air because he's more then likely going to pick the gender based on who the masses prefer. Male or female.

        Even his 13 year old form is more pretty boy to me.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        3 years ago

        Ken doesn't seem to have any qualms about playing the gay card this time around, though.

        Only because he spends more time in the older body. He was roboticized at 13, remember.

      • iMacOfDeath

        3 years ago

        Oh come on, we all know KurÅmaru is going to end up being a girl so she can take the D.

        And Ikkuu doesn't really come off as a trap, he's more of a pretty boy.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        3 years ago

        We've got a trap, a true trap, and a robo-trap. What more do you want?

      • iMacOfDeath

        3 years ago

        It's alright, but he doesn't have the trap harem really. Though I could totally see Santa being a bottom.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        3 years ago

        Oh, you hadn't said anything. I take it that means you aren't terribly invested?

      • iMacOfDeath

        3 years ago

        Yes I've read the entire thing up to the latest chapter, I remember seeing that.

    • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Just curious, but have you been watching any of the new stuff, like Aldnoah.Zero?

      If so, how far along?

      • iMacOfDeath

        3 years ago

        Well what is he any good for? He sits around gawking at the princess in the beginning, then he gets beat to shit by the blond asshole, then he goes to help the princess after growing a pair but then fails the Inaho test, then gets beat up again but remains stead fast in keeping silent about the princess, then just as his captor is like "Oh, he is a good guy!" he gets killed and Slaine is taken away by the real bad guy! He has every change to kill him, and end the threat against the princess, but he goes limp just because the asshole saved his father.

        He needs to make up his fucking mind. Does he wants to save the pincesss, or does he want to align himself with the majority faction in killing her.

      • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        You and quite a few people agree with that.

      • iMacOfDeath

        3 years ago

        Whatever the case, Slaine needs to die. He served no purpose in this season other then to be a pain in the ass, and next season I think it will be exactly the same.

      • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Actually, if you rewatch the episode, you can see that the bullet only glazed her head. It didn't look like it penetrated. At least, what's what I could see.

        As for Slaine, I don't think he's ever thought out anything clearly, but I can't help but think that he heard the Princess show concern for Inaho and that was a big issue for him.

        Not excusing his actions or justifying them, just giving thought as to why he would do something so incredibly stupid.

      • iMacOfDeath

        3 years ago

        Agsin, I don;t think it's his fault. Saline never came across as a friend. He saved the man who shoots the princess by tackling Inaho, and pulls a gun on Inaho who is trying to check on the princess. If they pull a "the princess is in a coma or lost her memory due to the bullet" shit, I don't know if I can stand to watch it.

      • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Not like Inaho was helping matters, either.

      • iMacOfDeath

        3 years ago

        I stopped feeling bad for Slaine when he didn't give Inaho a straight answer on friend or foe, he failed. He thinks the princess is on his side, but she fell for Inaho by the time he finally pulled his head out of his ass. And what does he do? He saves the man trying to kill her! And then she gets shot in the head by the very same man! I will not be satisfied unless Slaine is killed next season.

      • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Yeah, and up until that moment, I felt bad for Slaine because it seemed like the universe was out to get him.

      • iMacOfDeath

        3 years ago

        Well, I think they may or may not have killed both the princess and Inaho . Slaine is a fucking pussy, through and through. And more then likely, he'll be a main antagonist in the second season.

      • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Right. I forget about that sometimes.

        I know you'll probably talk about it on the show, but what did you think of Episode 12?

      • iMacOfDeath

        3 years ago

        Done with Aldnoah.Zero, finished it today. I'm on an anime podcast, I have to keep up with seasonal anime.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      3 years ago

      always thinking of my internet friendswww.youtube.com/watch?v=8LN4Op27RVw" target="_blank"> www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LN4Op27RVw

    • ConnieEdogawa All of 'em Anubis

      3 years ago

      happy birthmas.

    • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

      3 years ago

      Hey. Hey. Hey hey.

      Hey.

      Listen.

      Mega Lopunny.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        3 years ago

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      • iMacOfDeath

        3 years ago

        I just never pay attention to it, it all sounds the same to me in the end.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        3 years ago

        You can't have anime without music. Educate yourself.

      • iMacOfDeath

        3 years ago

        Yeah, even in anime it's not even a factor for me.

        Well, I'd just watch those cut scene movies. If I even want to.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        3 years ago

        I love music. It's very important to me in a game, anime, or anything, really. In fact, several of the type of games I enjoy demand high-quality music, like horror games or epics.

        But you haven't seen everything in between. And I do recommend you watch a playthrough of Wars at some point. The story's pretty good, and as I said the cutscenes were nice too. I'm just not very into RTS games.

      • iMacOfDeath

        3 years ago

        Of all the things in a video games, music comes in last place for me.

        Well, if I have a reason I can be compelled to play again. But just to experience the Halo Campaign, I'm not interested. I've seen the end of Halo 4, I know all I need to.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        3 years ago

        I liked the stealthy part. There's nothing quite like sneaking up behind a group of partolling Grunts lead by a Brute and bashing each one's head in from behind, four neat and tidy kills that saves you a HELL of a lot of trouble on Legendary. Firefights = bad.
        Plus I think the music in it is the best in the series. The ambiance it gives is fantastic. And I think it gave us a pistol with a scope for the first time since CE.

        That's too bad. If I ever get XBL, I was hoping to get everyone together for a few games.

      • iMacOfDeath

        3 years ago

        I didn't really like ODST, too stealth and lurking in the shadows if you ask me. Also, traversing the city is fucking difficult at times. I din't know if I'll ever get back into the Halo franchise, which I kind of find sad, since that's the game that really got me into the whole community here.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        3 years ago

        ODST is my favourite, personally. Wars is meh, except for the cutscenes.

      • iMacOfDeath

        3 years ago

        Never played past Halo Reach, ODST, or Halo 3. I wanted to try Halo Wars, since I loved StarCraft at one time, but I think it'd be too much like Command and Conquer which I suck at. Strange about that, I use to be a master commander on the N64 C&C.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        3 years ago

        I loved that pistol. All since then have sucked, though the Halo 4 one isn't too bad. Wish it had more rounds in the clip, though.

      • iMacOfDeath

        3 years ago

        No shit it's OP. Of course, I still love being a Camping Sniper Bitch.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        3 years ago

        Once you've played the game and know where things are generally, they're easy enough to take down. Pistol is OP.

      • iMacOfDeath

        3 years ago

        I bet you will. Those fuckers are inconspicuous as hell, and all the sudden there a fucking rocket blasting its way toward you; and that's if you even notice the thing before it fires one off.

        Everything else is just a distraction.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        3 years ago

        ...I'll allow it.

      • iMacOfDeath

        3 years ago

        Well, that's what I'm talking about. The flood with rocket launchers.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        3 years ago

        If you die on Easy, it's safe to say you're bad at video games. Not even my brother dies on easy, and that's saying something. Hell, even on normal the only things that warrant death are explosives.

      • iMacOfDeath

        3 years ago

        Hey, even twigs have sharp pointy ends. Let's say for example a game like Halo. You can play play on easy, or play on legendary. Even on easy I still die, though it's only ever during the flood stages. But still, I die on easy. I'm not bad at video games, I'm just not good enough that I can avoid all but the most dangerous of enemy fire.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        3 years ago

        I love good writing as much as the next guy, but when my enemies snap like twigs before my unstoppable onslaught I lose interest very quickly, regardless of the story. If there's no way to lose, you aren't playing a game - you're reading a book. RPGs are not books, nor should they ever be.

      • iMacOfDeath

        3 years ago

        Hehehe. I do, just not in the same way you do.

        I love witty dialogue, intriguing story, and detailed plot. I like being offered many choices, especially when it comes to RPGs. I really like it when a game let's me form relationships within the game, relationships that can effect the very game I am playing. I like it when a game gives me rewards for going out of my way to collect a bunch of knickknacks, and not just achievements but in-game loot and goods. And I really love it when I can spend ten hours designing my character just the way I want, from their facial features to their outfit.

        I hate it when a game forces me to replay a section of it because the mechanics are difficult to master, or you can easily miss something rather important to the game's overall ending. I also find no point in play a game on a more difficult setting, unless, the game offers incentives. Special gear and equipment, extra gold and xp, unique items, hidden outfits, and so on and so forth. An achievement however is not worth my time, and I will not for instance, play all the way through Fallout: NV on the survival mode just to earn the blasted achievement for doing so.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        3 years ago

        ...Why don't you enjoy video games?

      • iMacOfDeath

        3 years ago

        That's twenty minutes I'll save by playing casual.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        3 years ago

        Not the whole game, you fool, just the level you're on. Lose twenty minutes of progress, tops.

      • iMacOfDeath

        3 years ago

        Ugh, starting the game over is not for me.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        3 years ago

        Well, I've been a Fire Emblem fan for years, so I'm used to how the games were before Awakening decided to add Casual. Unless you were hardcore and wanted to live with the loss, you reset the game when a character dies and start the stage over to keep him/her. You tend to get very attached to them that way.

      • iMacOfDeath

        3 years ago

        I felt for all the Dragon Age and Mass Effect character's when they got killed, yet when the threats where all felt with they got back up and I still felt for them.

        Same for the characters in Record of Agarest War. They died on the battle field, speaking their final words, but I could always revive them at a town. And I still had feels.

        Maybe we are just hardwired differently.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        3 years ago

        But how can you possibly feel anything for your characters if they don't die when they're killed?

      • iMacOfDeath

        3 years ago

        :D I don't play for challenge, I play for plot and story.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        3 years ago

        PUSSYFIST!

      • iMacOfDeath

        3 years ago

        I wouldn't have made that connection unless you had told me.

        Hmm, lots of pointers. So casual it is!

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        3 years ago

        Thought you might like that. Also note the ripped pantyhose.

        As for Fire Emblem:
        - Normal mode is piss easy. Play on Hard for your first playthrough for a decent challenge. I still found it relatively easy.
        - Casual mode makes you the pussiest of pussies. Real Fire Emblem fans restart the level when one of their units die (or carry on). Play on Classic.
        - If you're thinking about marrying one of Chrom's potential options, do so before chapter 11. He can and WILL NTR you.
        - Tharja is a just creepy stalker, but her daughter Noire is both meek and batshit crazy. It makes sense in context. But she also has exhibited minor yandere tendencies in one of her supports I put her through. Don't know how she reacts with the Avatar, though. Either way, you've got some options over who to waifu. Of course, it doesn't have to be them, either.
        - Consider the DLC. Some of it is really handy for grinding, some of it gives you goodies like weapons and skills, and some of it gives you rewarding conversations. All good for learning more about the characters.
        - Cordelia is best girl, Severa is best daughter. This is irrefutable.
        - Don't worry too much about marrying units together for stats. Just get Galeforce on as many units as possible within the pairings you like. Or don't, it's your first playthrough so whatever.

      • iMacOfDeath

        3 years ago

        *gasp* She- she has braids…

        Maybe next generation of games, oh, speaking of which, I got that Fire Emblem game you told me about. Haven't even started it yet, but do you have any tips that I should know about before I start?

    • ConnieEdogawa All of 'em Anubis

      3 years ago

      good news. we may yet see Tsumugi. there's already a confirmed season 2 for Sidonia.

      • ConnieEdogawa All of 'em Anubis

        3 years ago

        ooooh, sweet.

      • iMacOfDeath

        3 years ago

        I already knew.
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        She is at the end of this season.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      3 years ago

      sharkrobot.com/products/yandere This is soo for you

    • ConnieEdogawa All of 'em Anubis

      3 years ago

      I'm amused to say I randomly happened across your comment on the last episode of Mahou Sensou on FFF's page.

      • ConnieEdogawa All of 'em Anubis

        3 years ago

        huh.

      • iMacOfDeath

        3 years ago

        It was pretty meh the whole series, till the end where as my comment states TIME PARADOX! and the series ends on a very unfinished note. However as I have been informed, there is not enough material to make a second season for some time to come.

      • ConnieEdogawa All of 'em Anubis

        3 years ago

        lol.

        I actually have all of the show downloaded, but haven't gotten around to watching any of it since episode 5. is it any good overall?

      • iMacOfDeath

        3 years ago

        My reach is far and wide on the internet.

    • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

      3 years ago

      www.siliconera.com/2014/02/02/beauties-yandere-h...

    • ConnieEdogawa All of 'em Anubis

      4 years ago

      happy birthmas.

    • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

      4 years ago

      Yanderelivery.

      tumblr_mr1vp0eTai1s9x79go1_400.gif

    • ConnieEdogawa All of 'em Anubis

      4 years ago

      are you watching Blood Lad by any chance? I haven't been able to find it, and Darkfire's said it's bad, so I figure I may as well wait for a review from you.

    • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

      4 years ago

      Will you still say you don't want to watch Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyo when I mention that, as of episode 4, there's a yandere? Rather, a hardcore yandere imouto?

      • iMacOfDeath

        4 years ago

        Yeah, thats good and all but I'm still not interested.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        4 years ago

        Aww, shame. I've never seen one quite this batshit before.

      • iMacOfDeath

        4 years ago

        Nope, she can be yandere all she wants; if its for a dog or a girl I don't care one lick.

    • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

      4 years ago

      Hey, I was right! Kenji IS a douche!

      • iMacOfDeath

        4 years ago

        Enjoy.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        4 years ago

        I'm not done yet. Just made out on the rooftop for the first time, moved to the next act, got a book I've already read IRL thrown at me by Mutou, then paused to eat supper and watch the latest Let's Play. I'm about to get back to it.

      • iMacOfDeath

        4 years ago

        How far did you get with her?

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        4 years ago

        Yep. Infectiously cheerful, but not hyper like Misha. Also snarky and playful, a nice friendly rival, just my type. Funny how I went that way even without meaning to.
        Especially when I thought I wouldn't be getting into this.

      • iMacOfDeath

        4 years ago

        The energetic bouncy type? Good luck with that.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        4 years ago

        I didn't get on Lilly's route like I wanted. Instead I stumbled (no pun intended) onto Emi's route. Which I'm totally okay with, surprisingly. My favourite type of personality.

      • iMacOfDeath

        4 years ago

        Ooo, him. I just though he was a bit of a loon, not a douchbag. In (I think) Lilly's route he takes off his glasses and you see a different side of him.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        4 years ago

        Katawa's Kenji. The only Kenji we spoke about recently.

      • iMacOfDeath

        4 years ago

        Who?

    • ConnieEdogawa All of 'em Anubis

      4 years ago

      I forget. did you ever review this anime?

      I'm watching it now, and I really like it.

    • Korrin

      4 years ago

      Thanks for adding me as a friend. :D

    • dybia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBmgLt0yB9k

      I know you're against all things dub, but this actually seems alright.

    • CielEmiya

      4 years ago

      Chess is not a sport, you loser! AHAHA.wav

    • dybia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Yeah, review or not it's definitely worth the watch.

    • dybia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      vimeo.com/58179094#at=0

      It isn't anime, but you might be able to make a short review out of this. It's really good. Epic high fives.

    • dybia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=VveDEDsxSl0

      Surprised they're actually dubbing it. It sounds okay too.

    • ozean717

      5 years ago

      Friend request received and accepted. Hello new friend :)

    • dybia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      Next time you review a bad game it feels like this would be appropriate.

      z.mhcdn.net/store/manga/1924/19-215.0/com...

    • dybia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou really doesn't like going long without introducing a new girl does it?

    • dybia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      Basically she has really long uncuttable hair and is basically locked away from the world, and he holds a pair of scissors that just happen to be an artifact from an ancestor of his who was a serial killer that used the scissors to kill a lot of people. The scissors happen to be able to cut anything, and he also happens to have a fetish for cutting other people's hair. More people come onto the scene with their killing tools, one of the first being a girl with a needle that had been used to inject a lot of people with cyanide or something. The main character does have his cool moments fighting the other people with killing tools to protect the girl.

      www.mangahere.com/manga/dansai_bunri_no_crime_e...

    • dybia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-wg9dM8adQ

      Seem like something you'd get into next year?

      • dybia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        This year I mean. New year hasn't sunk in I guess.

    • Unholy_Crab1

      5 years ago

      Combination of heavy schoolwork, lack of interest in RVB, and personal problems.

    • dybia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      Sure. After the last time I sent you a request a long ways back, I guess I just forgot to try again since I had you on watch.

    • dybia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      Eh, they'll probably do gory discretion shots for the particularly brutal deaths so they won't get complaints about airing it on TV. That or censor it like the new cgi Berserk thing.

    • dybia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKzmOh4SuBc

      This might just grab your attention. It's just a trailer, but it says a lot about how good the series will be.

    • dybia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      Eh, throw enough darts and I might hit the board eventually with something.

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