The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review

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If you’re among the unaware, this game was the topic of my latest Traveling Thoughts series, where I take a topic and dissect it into parts and analyze it from the bottom-up; after I’ve had enough, I write a full review for the topic as a whole, hence the reason this post exists. Should you want more detail than what I’ll provide further on, please feel free to explore the provided Link (haha). (more…)

A Long Overdue Review of Ignis Avis Venatio

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To those looking at the title of this post and thinking “Did Kapodaco ever promise that he was going to review this? I don’t even know what this is,” it’s understandable that you would think this. After all, I mentioned to almost nobody that I was playing this game, much less reviewing it. Almost nobody. Back in late March, I told my co-workers at KeenGamer that I would review this game at some point when I was done with it. When I finally did finish it up, I didn’t write the review. Why? I don’t know. I just didn’t. Can’t really give a valid reason now because it was nearly half a year ago. I don’t remember why. Nevertheless, I don’t want this game to fall within the cracks; I’ve played plenty of games for KeenGamer ranging from good to bad, and this game is definitely deserving of at least some attention. (more…)

Day Thirty: Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (MotM 2018)

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Something odd has been occurring to me lately when indulging in trilogy films. Whether it be Spider-ManAlien, Nolan’s Batman, or now this, I seem to not be impressed by the second outing, which many fans of these franchises consider either better or more enjoyable than their first entry. I swear I’m not intending to have this happen—I guess I’m just a hipster? (more…)

Day Twenty-Nine: Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (MotM 2018)

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There’s an interesting thing in regards to this string of movies. For whatever reason, the parent series is considered a classic of the anime medium, and many fans hold it with high esteem and a symbol of creative genius. I’ve seen the parent series. I liked it quite a bit. It certainly has more substance and nihilistic anxiety than basically every anime to follow or precede it. I would recommend it to any anime enthusiast and to people outside of this colorful(?) medium, too. (more…)

Day Twenty-Six: Kurenai no Buta (MotM 2018)

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They say there’s a “magic” to Studio Ghibli. Everyone seems to remember the films with the most fantastic imagery, the most flawless animation, the grandest of visual output. People remember Howl’s Moving Castle and Spirited Away without even remembering them; they were just that amazing and memorable. Using this blissful creativity gives the legendary animation studio a crutch to lean on when their stories aren’t always the most complex, logical, or even interesting. While arguing that people only see a “magic” surrounding Ghibli films because they overemphasize the visual aspect is not an argument I would make, it is something I think I’ve unconsciously accepted with my spotty track record with the studio. To consider the films I’ve seen “overrated” would be an understatement—especially when people hail them as some of the greatest films to ever exist. (more…)