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). Continue reading “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review”

Entry #14: Criminale! (SoM 2018)

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This is a cautionary tale when it comes to the thing I most desire with great executions of really stupid concepts. Take Miman Renai, one of my favorite manga only for the sake of its expressive and overly-optimistic tone. It was a really stupid and potentially problematic story between a near-thirty gal game producer and a naively pure middle school girl. What it managed to create was an atmosphere that made it obvious from the start that it was stupid and shouldn’t be taken too seriously (though also struggled with maintaining it; more on this soon). Reality kicked in, which was better suited for a tale involved in reality, whereas Criminale! is so absurdly stupid in both setting and the reality it presents that I cannot for the life of me think of why it decided to ever take itself seriously. The final battle arrives, a boss that has taken down likely hundreds of stories that start off as something zany and fun: The “S” word. Seriousness. Continue reading “Entry #14: Criminale! (SoM 2018)”

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? Continue reading “Day Thirty: Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (MotM 2018)”

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. Continue reading “Day Twenty-Nine: Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (MotM 2018)”