Let The Games Begin Nakanohito Genome [Jikkyouchuu] Episode 1 Another mouthful of a name so we might just go with ‘The One’s Within’ as it is called on Anime Lab and call it a day. I’m very on the fence with this series more so than any other I’ve so far tentatively added to my … Continue reading The One’s Within Review Episode 1
Sword Art Online Alicization Episode 24 Review - Um, so stuff.
Sword Art Online Alicization - Episode 6 There was a lot of talking this episode. Like massive amounts of talking. And a lot of it is that weird kind of technobabbly talk that happens when a concept really doesn’t make a lot of sense but the writers are earnestly trying to convince the audience that … Continue reading In The Absence of Action, We Get An Attack of the Talking Heads
You know, I had a lot of fun last week seeing Kirito do his thing. As I said in my weekly update, Sword Art Online is most fun when it gives Kirito a sword and a target. So imagine my surprise by just how good episode 5 is where Kirito is only present in flash … Continue reading Sword Art Online Alicization Episode 5: Asuna’s Turn
With the goblins advancing on Kirito and Eugeo and Eugeo frozen in utter panic, Kirito takes the time to get Eugeo out of it and gives him some clear direction. He isn't using Eugeo as cannon fodder, or leaving him to hide behind the crystals while he goes rambo on the goblins. Kirito makes a clear assessment about what Eugeo can do and makes sure Eugeo is moving again..
On that note, Kirito really is learning his limitations within the game world. Things he feels he should be able to do from past experience are proving beyond his current skill level and there’s a lot about how this particular system functions that he’s yet to understand.
This episode did more or less what I expected it to, and that is it answered nothing and left us hanging on what happened in the real world. That isn't actually a problem given how many episodes this series is going to have. Unlike an 11 - 13 episode show it doesn't have that pressure … Continue reading Sword Art Online Alicization Episode 2: He’s Back in the Game
I'm going to be honest and admit this was one title I was highly anticipating this season. There's been a lot of hype around this arc thrown around but to be honest I've tried to avoid reading any actual spoilers so I went into this knowing nothing other than more SAO. And that in and … Continue reading Sword Art Online Alicization Episode 1: SAO Is Back But Does It Work?
It is worth noting that realism is not what this anime was going for. All of the characters are complete and over-the-top parodies of human beings (even though the vast majority aren't human). And while this isn't necessarily a bad thing, it does make it hard to feel sympathy, empathy, or anything else for the characters.
Alright, so after last week's cull from my watch list I had a few holes in my review line up for this week, and so I decided to post my impressions of a game that was recommended to me through another blog. It isn't my usual genre of gaming but for $4 I was game … Continue reading Lost Technology First Impressions – A Reasonably Priced Addiction