Figured I’d answer some questions that a recent commenter had. Because why not? 😉
First, MLP:Friendship is Magic… well, despite the things that happened, I still consider Season Two the weakest season. Three was kind of a step-up all around, with the only real clunkers being “One Bad Apple” and the terrible mishandling of what should’ve been the biggest event in the whole series.
When I first saw “Magical Mystery Cure” (the season three finale, for those of you who came here from the shmups forum and don’t give a damn about ponies), I felt kind of weird about it. I didn’t like it nor hate it. Now my mind has settled… I like the songs, but I don’t like the episode as a whole, pretty much because to me it spells bad things for the show’s future. I’m not gonna lie–the episode as a whole felt like it was basically a long commercial. I mean yes, the show exists mainly to raise awareness of the toys, but there are ways to do that which don’t amount to blatant shilling.
The thing that bothers me most though is that I feel like Season Four is going to either A) take away the wings, or else B) pretend the wings aren’t there, and have life being lived as normal. Both of which would break my suspension of disbelief and probably turn me away for good. It would be like if there was an episode of He-Man where Prince Adam revealed his double-identity and nothing major came of it. On the flip side though, if MLP totally runs with the wings and honestly takes the show in a new direction, then I might actually like it.
T4eight also asked what I thought of Korra – I haven’t watched it.
Do I play stealth games? I love Metal Gear Solid especially the first two (Sons of Liberty is one of my favorite games of all time, screw the haters). I tried to play Splinter Cell and Thief: the Dark Project but couldn’t get into them. Also, Penumbra is basically a stealth game and I love it to deathy death.
My favorite internet reviewer? The Happy Video Game Nerd Here’s his channel on Blip.
The only issue I have with him is he rarely updates. Also, don’t be fooled by the “happy” in his name–outside of his reviews of Metal Storm, Mega Man 9 and a few other early ones, he’s rarely just mindless gushing. In fact he’s had three that come off as critical, although he avoids the trends that annoy me with other critics.
I mostly don’t like “Angry” reviewers anymore, mostly because their complaints tend to be petty, or else based on falsehoods or incomplete information. It always annoys me when I see a review for a game I like (Yeah, I know how that sounds) and the reviewer says things I know for a fact are wrong. Other times, it seems like they’re just saying “it sucks because its hard!” And that shtick gets tired after awhile. I will admit that The one and only AVGN himself is entertaining, but these days usually for his skits.
Now, onto recent stuffity stuff!
Yesterday I went shopping and got a truckload (by my standards) of things to do.
I picked up a new game, Twin Cobra for the Sega Genesis, which I found at a Goodwill-like store for $1. It came with the cartridge and the case. No manual. Also recently got a Sega CD game called Revenge of the Ninja, which is likely to be the subject of a post here in a few weeks.
Anyway, I then went to a local Gamexchange and didn’t buy any games, but did find several cheap anime. I decided to take a chance on the following:
* Detonator Orgun
* Dominion Tank Police
* Voltage Fighter Gowcaizer (for only $5. Take that, Amazon marketplace price-jackers!)
* Tokyo Revelation (actually a Megami Tensei anime)
* Roujin Z
And finally, the first two volumes of Cardcaptor Sakura. This was the first thing I watched when I got home, and… I’m really sad I didn’t see this back when it was still relevant, because it’s adorable. It’s like Sailor Moon, except Sakura is basically responsible for all her own problems (unless there’s gonna be a shocking twist later in the series. I like to fly without spoilers).
I did notice, though, that the manga had been reprinted in four Omnibus volumes–these collect the entire series. In general, Manga is usually cheaper than anime, which at times makes me wonder why I always favor the animated forms of the stuff I like. Would be so much cheaper to just read it. But, eh.
I haven’t watched the other anime except for Tokyo Revelation yet. It was decent, and I imagine a more hardcore SMT fan would’ve loved it. These days, I have trouble enjoying RPGs of any stripe and prefer more fast-paced games, so I haven’t really been able to get into SMT in any of its forms.
Anyway, the next games I’m likely to post about are either Super Bomberman or else Animaniacs for the SNES. I’ll see you there!