Baldur’s Gate 2 Update

I only recently did a post about what I was playing recently but this weekend (while trying to unwind and de-stress) I had a novel experience. If you've never played Baldur's Gate then you probably don't know that in the game you assemble a party as you wander about and you can change party members … Continue reading Baldur’s Gate 2 Update

What I’m Playing: Baldur’s Gate II: Shadow’s of Amn

I haven't done a gaming post for awhile and that's mostly because I restarted Baldur's Gate II. This was one of my favourite games when I was in highschool and I literally dropped hundreds of hours into playing it. The worse thing was that after several upgrades to my computer system my original game discs … Continue reading What I’m Playing: Baldur’s Gate II: Shadow’s of Amn

Recovery of an MMO Junkie Episode 7: Sakurai’s Hesitation

Review: I know some people will hate this episode and just want to swat Sakurai for being spineless, and yet for me this was a fantastic episode. We see the story from Sakurai's point of view and he knows what he wants but he is incredibly worried about all the things that can go wrong … Continue reading Recovery of an MMO Junkie Episode 7: Sakurai’s Hesitation

Recovery of an MMO Junkie Episode 6: What is Sakurai Doing?

Review: So far this show had managed to avoid having characters act too stupidly with Sakurai figuring out fairly readily that with all those similarities Hayashi kind of had to be Morioka. I kind of appreciated that. And then we get this week where Sakurai has the perfect moment to fess up and tell how … Continue reading Recovery of an MMO Junkie Episode 6: What is Sakurai Doing?

Gamers Episode 9: Another Needless Complication

Review: For one brief shining moment it looked like the complication hanging over from last week, Chiaki realising that Keita was actually the guy she was talking to online who liked her games, would be cleared up and we'd move on. In a feat that would have been totally unexpected of this show at this … Continue reading Gamers Episode 9: Another Needless Complication

Gamers Episode 7: That’s What I Like About You

Review: This episode saw the ongoing misunderstandings continue to fester but rather than wallowing on that note for the whole episode we get to go on a date with Karen and Amano which is both adorable and hilarious. It culminates with them admitting to the other what they admire about each other and to be … Continue reading Gamers Episode 7: That’s What I Like About You

Gamers Episode 5: This Makes Me Wonder If Being Socially Inept is Contagious?

Review: I'm kind of in a bind with this show. I really like watching the episodes... but, looking at this episode objectively I really shouldn't be enjoying this. The characters are all acting too stupid for words, too stupid even for cliché gamer characters with limited social skills, and they seem to be acting stupider … Continue reading Gamers Episode 5: This Makes Me Wonder If Being Socially Inept is Contagious?

Gamers Episode 4: Do You Need a Reason?

Review Episode 4: This episode focuses on Tendou as we see her perception of her daily life before and after meeting Amano. It's interesting in that while she was playing at being the perfect everything before, afterward she is a more real person and yet she sees this as her not being herself. Admittedly, all … Continue reading Gamers Episode 4: Do You Need a Reason?

Gamers Episodes 2 + 3: Not Game Over For Amano

Review Episode 2: This story might be a little heavy handed in delivering its message and asserting the independence of its characters but it is really great to watch unfold. In between the nostalgic blips and bloops of classic gaming music and characters genuinely enjoying their hobby, we see the fall out of Amano's rejection … Continue reading Gamers Episodes 2 + 3: Not Game Over For Amano

Gamers Episode 1: Loners Going to Lone

Overview: "Would you like to be with me... in the Gamers Club?" Amano Keita is a perfectly mediocre loner with no particular distinguishing features other than his love for games. One day, his school's prettiest girl and Gamer Club President Tendo Karen suddenly calls out to him. - From Crunchyroll. Review: There's this thing I … Continue reading Gamers Episode 1: Loners Going to Lone