Highlighting the Best Anime Studios (Based on My Average Scores)

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Some time ago, I took a look at the quality of light novel adaptations based on my average scores for those qualified. Today, I’m doing something similar, only instead of light novel adaptations, I’m broadening the scope of my research to individual anime studios. I’ve seen a countless number of anime posts detailing an individual’s favorite anime studio for boasting the best collection of anime and what have you, but I’ve never been able to join the conversation as I (perhaps naively) don’t often focus on the studios behind anime works. That changes now—or at the very least, I’ll know what studio is generally accommodating of my interests. Continue reading “Highlighting the Best Anime Studios (Based on My Average Scores)”

Asserting My Writing Efficiency – A Poorly-Veiled Blog Update

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To those who have been visiting the blog on a semi-regular basis, you may have noticed that it’s seen some changes in the past couple weeks. The layout has changed to feel more modern (which means more bold) and the content has become more varied in type, both from a topical standpoint and a medium standpoint. I’ve finally found a groove in which this blog can finally be about a place for visual media (and football) and not just anime, which is something I’m immensely fond of. On top of that, the content has been rolling in at a rate unheard of for this blog outside of my annual March of the Movies block (the next of which is coming soon). I wanted to take the time to address these sudden changes. Continue reading “Asserting My Writing Efficiency – A Poorly-Veiled Blog Update”

You Don’t Need to Beat a Game to Properly Review It

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On the range of controversial gaming opinions, I’m not 100% sure where this is. I know videogamedunkey’s Game Critics video makes it apparent that he feels game critics should generally finish games before reviewing them, and I think many game purists would agree. I don’t think this opinion is as controversial as it is different, and to some, counter-intuitive, which I get. Having reviewed over forty games in my time as a video game reviewer, I’ve come to terms with the fact presented within the title of this post: I don’t think one needs to complete a game to review it. Continue reading “You Don’t Need to Beat a Game to Properly Review It”

Traveling Thoughts on World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (Teldrassil)

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A few disclaimers before we move forward:

  • Traveling Thoughts is a means of putting down my thoughts in a bit-by-bit process that will eventually lead up to a formal review of the overall subject. These posts will be more personal than objective, though one should expect a good amount of both as is my personality of habit.
  • These posts will absolutely contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.

Welcome to the part of Traveling Thoughts where I start to discuss things that I don’t actually have a lot of experience with. While I never made this apparent in previous posts (if I recall correctly), I was, at one point, a purely Horde player. When I first started out with the game, of course, I tried everything based on pure curiosity. When I got a groove for everything, it was basically all horde, except for the occasional draenei or gnome to spice it up. That said, compared to someone who’s never played World of Warcraft, I’ve played Alliance races quite often. Compared to what I’ve played within the Horde race, it’s a bite-size chunk of a gargantuan cookie. Continue reading “Traveling Thoughts on World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (Teldrassil)”

Nintendo Directs Should Never Be Labeled as “Wastes of Time”

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This is a bit of an impromptu post, as it’s essentially a reaction post to some reaction tweets to the conclusion of Nintendo’s latest Direct. For the minority who aren’t aware, Nintendo broadcasts livestreams of updates concerning their upcoming gaming line-up and hardware and such. These “Directs” are often done once every one or two months, and are constantly hyped up to reveal phenomenal amounts of information (such as new games in big-name franchises). Inevitably, these Directs are sure to disappoint some, and what someone said after the latest one really didn’t sit well with me. They became the inspiration for this post; should they feel proud of the effect they had on me? Probably.

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Thoughts on the Debut Weekend of the Alliance of American Football

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It was an intriguing weekend for many upon the dawn of a new football league. How would it operate? How would the new rules be implemented? Would the talent translate to quality games? After nearly a year of anticipation, the AAF has officially put the first weekend of action to rest. How did they fare? Continue reading “Thoughts on the Debut Weekend of the Alliance of American Football”