Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu-hen

Thursday, February 18, 2016
Kizumonogatari movie poster

I've watched Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu-hen now. I hoped Shaft would put Monogatari on cinema screen and adapt the style accordingly to this format. They had the benefit of having almost 5 years to work on it I guess but I doubt they used all that time to actually work on it, the delay was probably something related to marketing again. It doesn't matter because I would say they even exceeded my expectations.

Game: Secrets of Grindea

Friday, February 12, 2016

I played the current version of Secrets of Grindea and I really liked it. Secrets of Grindea is a kind of oldschool RPG game with influences that I assume come from games like Zelda, Ragnarok Online and Secret of Mana. Given the name, it parodies the tropes a bit, but incorporates the grinding aspect into its story, as you are a member of the Collectors and Adventurer Academy and set out for big treasure and loot. Your adventure begins in Startington, your home village.
... Yes that's the tone of the game that's being set.

Anime: Tokyo Godfathers

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

This week I watched Satoshi Kon's Tokyo Godfathers and I guess I'll dump my little thought on it before I forget everything about it again.
First of all, it's definitely one of the best anime movies out there but that doesn't mean a lot.

Game: Dragon Quest IV: The Chapters of the Chosen

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Dragon Quest IV is one of my favorite games in the series. I'm only familiar with the Playstation and Nintendo DS version though. Akira Toriyama's artwork is even more prominent here. I'm writing this almost a year after I played the Nintendo DS game, so memory isn't all too fresh and, to be honest, there's not much to say about it after having played Dragon Quest III.

As far as gameplay goes, there isn't much to add since the games added very little with every addition to the franchise. The Nintendo DS version looks pretty neat, and people familiar later entries will find certain game elements that they should be familiar with. For example the hidden coins that let you receive a reward for delivering a certain amount to a NPC.