seriously favorite game of all time

I seriously miss my beautiful crispy boy so much! I honestly don’t know what I was expecting from Honest Hearts when I first played it, but it is still definitely one of my most favorite game DLC’s of all time!

I don’t even know how many years it’s been, but I’m still recovering from it not being canon to take him with me as a permanent companion. Graham, how could you hurt me?? D: 

(Had to reupload. Something went wrong last time.)

hey um this is a random long caption. I really appreciate you all. The fact you take time to tell me about your day or how you feel or your opinion on something I ask is just nice and sweet and I know it’s small but like just speaking to me is cool even if it’s not direct. Yeah so Um I’ve been feeling weird. I’m not sure why, well I know why but idk. I know this has been emphasized time and time again but I don’t think it hurts to emphasize it again. I mean maybe it does it’s probably annoying but hey that’s me right. You know I do these over the top colorful looks and am overly bubbly sometimes it may seem but um it’s not always like that. I’m not always an angel, I can lie, I can breakdown, Im insecure, I can misinterpret things, sometimes I won’t listen.. and so on. But i try really try to be a better me and try hard to do whatever I want when it comes to what will make me feel good and not worry about outside opinions ya know (doesn’t work at times but a lot of times it can). So however you want to express yourself it’s okay. Something someone says about you or a friend or your dog isn’t about that specific thing, it’s about them and their own view of the world and how things should be. And we’re all different so we’re all gonna have different outlooks. What they think you should do may not be what you think you should do about a situation or what to wear to an event or the best way to approach that person you like.. etc. idk this really doesn’t have a point and I’m just typing as I think but.. remember ppl look through different eyes and remember to look through your own and find what works best for you and it could be wearing a yellow wig, over lining your lips, investing in equipment to efficiently stream you playing your favorite games, or entering a spoken word contest even tho you’ve only written one poem before. Idk we’re only here for a short period of time and I just want you to do and be whatever makes you smile a little bit or lose yourself in. But yeah thank you for always being kind to me and sharing that kindness and love with others as well. seriously love you all

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Bontenmaru-hen is an amazing manga!! Anyone whose a fan of the infamous Date Dragon Duo will love this story! Though the manga was published back in 2014-2015, I finally got my hands on it recently and will now do a short review, while keeping it as spoiler-free as possible.

First of all, the artwork is absolutely stunning! Drawn by the amazing Yoshihara Motoki, one of my favorite manga artists! A seinen style manga, the bold lines and heavy shading really emphasize the seriousness of this drama between Katakura Kojuro and Masamune during their early days together. Some dialogue is based on the ‘flashback’ scenes in the SB4 game sprinkled throughout Kojuro’s route. Mainly, how young Bontenmaru’s wild raging needed to be redirected into more productive actions, and it’s up to Kojuro to tame this wild young dragon…by any means necessary, for the sake of the Date clan.

Very intense, even violent at times, and quite touching in others, it shows how these two strong-minded men slowly came to realize, through carefully chosen words and actions, that they could rely on each other, and develop a bond of trust that nothing would ever break. And that only by facing your inner darkness can one truly shine…

This is a powerful story that, by the end, it had me in tears. Even though I have huge limitations in reading Japanese, the way it’s printed has hiragana and katakana letters next to the more challenging kanji words, so it’s somewhat easier to figure out the words and phrases. Honestly, it made reading some of the more dramatic dialogue even more powerful, since I was almost studiously reading it. I highly recommend this manga, especially to you Date clan lovers.

So there is this random part from light fires at night by inthesea (i dunno if they have a tumblr) 

“Leaving us already, Josten-Minyards?” Micky asks, clearly cultivating his death wish.

“It’s Minyard-Jostens,” Neil corrects seriously, pushing past Micky and towards the elevator.

“What?!” Micky says, nearly dropping his glass. “Neil, what?!”

And I just have to say, I remember this part at totally random times of the day and can. not. stop. smiling. about it.

so yeah if youre into all for the game and andreil you should read this REALLY go read it its perfect

Clear Your Mind

Peter Maximoff x Reader

Prompt: ”Okay, when you say love, do you mean love as in like loving pizza or as in love, love?”

A/N : Part of my writing challenge! Enjoy

Warning(s): Language? 

Originally posted by s-t-u-r-n

You knew Peter was going through a stressful time with keeping the secret from Erik. He was torn and distraught, but he wasn’t ready to tell him the truth. So you decided to get his mind off things and surprise him with a fun filled day while having the entire school to yourself. 

“So tell me again why you wanted to stay behind and not go wit everyone to the museum?” He muttered, following you into the study room. 

You flashed him a smirk, and chuckled. “You’ll see. Just be patient.” 

Peter stopped in his steps, his lips pursed. “One thing I cant ever do is be patient. Remember, I’m quicksilver for a reason.” 

“Shut up Maximoff! Patient you will be, or else I will kick your ass.” You teased. 

Peter let out a soft giggle. He loved how sassy you were with him. Not taking any of his bullshit. You were real, and spoke your mind. Even when he didn’t ask for it. Which somehow made you grow closer. 

“Okay, you can open your eyes.” You exhaled.

 He did, and immediately he was taken back. Everything was different from the last time he saw the room. There was  PACMAN console by the wall, with a few other arcade games as well. You had pizza and drinks and even a boombox playing a few of his favorite tunes. 

His lips curved into a smile, as he looked at you. “What is this?” He asked. 

You walked further into the room, and motioned all around you. “Its for you.” 

“Me?” 

“Yea, Professor Xavier let me use this room today. Jean and Hank helped with setting everything up.” You muttered. “Because I had no fucking clue what to do.” 

Peter chuckled, still amazed. 

“I know you’ve been having a hard time with–you know. So I wanted to help take your mind off things.” You stated. “You do like these games right? Because I remember that night we stayed up on the roof to watch the sunset, you told me about few of your favorite games and-”

“This is perfect.” He chuckled. “Seriously, thank you.” 

Seeing that smile light up his face, that was the whole purpose of everything. And you could stay there all day watching him smile. 

His brows scrunched. “Is this Sweet Dreams by Eurythmics?” He asked, his lips curving.

Your mouth shaped into an ‘O’ as you nodded, snapping back to reality. “Y-Yea! Yea, I uh–I actually made you a mixtape.” 

Walking over to the boombox, you took out the tape and tossed it over to Peter. As his eyes read the words that were written on it, he couldn’t help but chuckle. 

“God, I love you.” He blurted. 

You looked up at him, your stomach fluttering. For a moment, you were quiet, and you even thought you were hearing things. “Okay, when you say love, do you mean love as in like loving pizza or as in love, love?” You asked. 

Peter smiled at you, slowing walking over with the tape in his hand. It was weird seeing him walk at a normal pace. He only ever did that a few times. 

Your breath hitched to the back of your throat, as he was now just inches away. He looked deeply into you, creating chills to cover you completely. “I am in love with you.” he whispered. 

And just like that, Peter slipped his hand under your chin and crashed his thin lips against yours. For a moment, your mind went blank. As it felt like something had ignited in you. 

Your hand clasped behind his neck, pulling him in closer. Not wanting this moment to end. 

But needing to catch a breathe, Peter pressed his head against yours, meeting your gaze. “Well, your plan worked.” He muttered. “You definitely took my mind off things.”

Cabin Pressure

Every time I have to take a plane I bring with me a few Cabin Pressure episodes for the ride. It’s become a tradition. And as I’ll be catching a flight in a few hours, let’s talk about this wonderful radio series!

So, Cabin Pressure is one of the most celebrated radio sitcoms ever. Written and created by John Finnemore, directed and produced by David Tyler. It was first broadcasted on BBC Radio 4 and every now and then you can catch some episodes on BBC Radio 4 Extra. Also, you can download episodes through iTunes and a few other podcast apps.  A couple years ago I got the Complete CD Collection as a Christmas present and, if you still use CDs, it’s totally worth it.

Here are the reasons:

  • Humor – To be honest I’m not a huge fan of sitcoms. I get bored easily and I cringe at too much silliness and absurdity. In Cabin Pressure there’s a lot of both, but somehow it doesn’t feel forced. Is like… when you have never seen anything from Monthy Python and you start watching the Holy Grail. An important part in the “fresh humor” feeling is that the four main characters evolve through the series (some more than others). And as they change and their interactions change, jokes adapt. The conflicts addressed and its resolution feel natural. Also, the cabin calls and all of the word games. ALL OF THEM. And the iconic travelling lemon.
  • The dynamics between the characters – The four main characters are the two pilots, the owner and the son (and flight attendant) of a very small charter airline based at Fitton. Namely, a naïve perfectionist Captain Martin Criff, a seasoned and smooth First Officer Douglas Richardson, a very bossy Carolyn Knapp-Shappey and a very… brilliant Arthur Shappey.
  • The acting – The main characters are voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch as Martin, Roger Allam as Douglas, Stephanie Cole as Carolyn and John Finnemore as Arthur. Other characters voiced by Timothy West, Matilda Ziegler, Geoffrey Whitehead or Anthony Head. I fell completely in love with Roger Allam here.

There are 26 half an hour episodes (the last one a two-parter) spanning all the letters from A (Abu Dhabi) to Z (Zurich), in a way, reflecting Martin’s journey. The original broadcast wasn’t exactly in alphabetical order but that was the intended order, so I’d recommend you to keep it (It’s not very important to stick to the order in the first season, but the later episodes will make more sense if you do so).

Where to start then? Well, Abu Dhabi is the intended start but if you find it too silly, I’d recommend you to give a second try to Douz or Gdansk.

And finally, my favorite episodes that will keep me company on the plane behind the cut (spoilery!)

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Breath of the Wild has made me love Zelink ( and Zelda ) all over again

(Warning

Like the last time I felt this hyped about a Zelink was for Skyward Sword.

But seriously: this is the first time Link hasn’t been the player’s “ avatar” ( I.e. You don’t name him like in others ) no you are playing as LINK.

He has amnesia yes but he’s still ( in my opinion at least ) one of the most charming incarnations- he’s a glutton and has no problems showing it -he shows his displeasure in certain weather conditions- that one shrine up the mountain on the great plateau oh that poor baby if you didn’t manage to get the warm doublet (… like me I didn’t know about the cabin trick whoops XD ) and he’s just so CUTE!

But in one of Nintendo’s most brilliant storytelling moves yet because how else was a huge open world supposed to work in a coherent Zelda story- as more and more memories are found the player begins to see the bond that was there between Link and Zelda- and how it evolved- despite her being absent in physical form the entire time of your play through- her presence is everywhere- even as you ride through the fields her theme plays - reminding Link ( and the player) of your ultimate goal.

Save Zelda. Help her defeat the calamity once and for all and free her from her self imposed prison.

In Skyward Sword the player felt the same drive - Zelda was your childhood friend whether or not it was romantic was still left to the player to decide - the avatar of Link ( or whatever you do chose to name him) - not so in this game.

In this game the memories progression showed Link came to care for her as she came to care for him: whether forced upon them or not at first nonetheless this Link and Zelda likely again with the exception of Skyward Sword spent the most time together- Link following and guarding her albeit from a distance at first as befitted his duty as her “chosen” knight and champion.

But after the incident with the Yiga things changed- the memories become less tense and awkward: upon discovery of Zelda’s diary in Hyrule Castle more blanks are filled including an answer to the one complaint I’m always seeing now about BOTW.

“ Link never shows emotion!”

Of course he doesn’t. Nintendo finally gave us an answer to Link’s “ muteness’ that not only makes sense but also humanizes this ” Link" more than most if not all incarnations.

He doesn’t speak because of the burden he has to bear. He keeps it to himself so he can be a rock it seems- he can do his duty and not let emotions get in the way of that.

But there are times he DOES show emotion albeit stony and awkward ( and to be honest I don’t think that was due to graphical limitations I think it was done on purpose)

In the final memory of Zelda’s Awakening as she holds him in her arms weeping he does or at least tries to comfort her in my opinion- it’s a brief moment but it’s poignant nonetheless: it even looks like a small attempt at a smile before he slumps over- again whether it was intended to be seen as romantic on his end will likely never be revealed but the player will find out Zelda “ had eyes only for her knight” by listening to Kass’s final song and frankly that’s the most “ Zelink” esque piece of dialogue I can think of. Link is perpetually called Zelda’s knight in both memories and by NPC’s in the game: there is no way that could be some random knight never shown or spoken of until then- that’s not Nintendo’s style.

So is it canon Zelda had strong feelings if not had fallen in love with Link by the time of Calamity Ganon’s return. No. It’s never outright stated in those words. Can it be strongly supported by evidence in the game however? Yes.

Did Link have feelings back? I believe there’s evidence of that too yes- who knows what the DLC story elements will bring but it will never be canon or official because of Nintendo’s stance that Link is “ still” the player and in BOTW he wasn’t. We were playing as Link as we would be playing as Cloud, or Sora or any other RPG hero. Because I would argue Breath of the Wild COULD in fact be considered an RPG in some ways.

But this wasn’t a case of Link being “ us” - this was a case of Link being well… Link. The story demanded it. And the story delivered. I think it’s a great direction for the series to take and if Nintendo just finally gets rid of the whole - “ the player is Link” mentality that lets face it hasn’t been accurate since Ocarina of Time then they can bring the Story telling to new levels and that doesn’t mean just canon romances or such- that’s not what Zelda’s about- but in humanizing Link giving him emotion, likes, dislikes and even fears - deepening his character it would mean much more could be done for developing other characters.

And this I think Breath of the Wild managed to do- you just had to look around to find it.

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Happy anniversary to my favorite video game series, Kingdom Hearts! 

Wish I had time to do something a little nicer and little less… doodlely. But it’s the thought that counts, right?

But seriously, this series has been such an artistic inspiration for me. Though the chronology is crazier than Sora’s hair, I still love it all to pieces. Here’s to you, KH!

vermillionpt2  asked:

Hey Katy! I don't know if you've done this before, but it would be so awesome if you could link your favorite creepy pasta stories! Or to a post you might have already done?

No problem! First off are the “true” creepypastas, or stories that have no known author, just like urban legends IRL.

NOTE: I’ll bold all the creepypastas I consider to be the best of the best.

And here are my favorites from the King of Creepypasta, Slimebeast. Seriously, his stories are fantastic; in my opinion (and in many others’), he’s the best creepypasta author out there.

And these are from No Sleep on Reddit. No Sleep is one of the best resources of short horror fiction and I highly recommend looking around!

WOW, this ended up being much longer than I expected it to be. Oh well, hope you enjoy!

anonymous asked:

whats your all time favorite ship fic?

all time fav??? that’s so hard dude gahhh okay I’ll do top 5 bc i seriously can’t pick an ult fav… they are possibly in order to try and answer your question, but it really depends on my mood from day to day on how i list them lol

house of cards | mobster/empire au (taekookmin)

golden boy | olympic volleyball au (namkook)

swamp magic | witch au (taekookmin)

some killer king you are | x-games au (taekook)

feel it kicking in | beach town au (taekook)

nonbinarydel-remade  asked:

Del headcanons maybe? ;3c

((I’ve got you my dude 👉😎👉 i wasn’t sure if you meant relationship headcanons or regular headcanons, so i went with the regular ones. make sure to send another ask if you wanted the other ones though B^0))

- Del really loves milkshakes and when he was alive he used to share them with Russel. Russel would just put a little straw in there and they’d both share it together.
- Del loves animals and he’s the one that got Russel into taxidermy. His favorite animals are hogs (The reason why Russel’s favorite is hogs too is because they remind him of Del :’^)).
- If he’s feeling bored, he’ll sneak around Kong Studios and scare everyone. Not seriously or anything, he just sneaks up behind them and goes “boo”. Everyone gets scared except for Russel, since he’s already endured Del’s shenanigans long before the others knew him.
- Del used to play baseball as a kid (Based off of this pic). Every time he won a game he’d tell Russel all about it and he’d listen to it like it was some incredible story Del was telling him. Russel would help him feel better after he lost too.
- Del was the mom friend when Russel wasn’t around, he was always making sure everyone was alright and when the others were at a meeting or something he’d babysit Noodle.
- Speaking of Noodle, when she was little he’d let her wear his cap!!! Noodle gave him her radio helmet as a way of saying thanks, but it was too little for him.
- Since Del can only come out when Russel’s asleep or passed out, when Noodle had nightmares, Del would comfort her. Sometimes when she couldn’t go back to sleep, they’d have mini sleepovers together.
- His hair’s juuust long enough to braid, so 2D, Noodle and Russel like to style it for him sometimes. He thinks it’s super nice and he keeps the hairdo for as long as he can.

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Apologies for the inactivity!

I’ve been held up by exams (anatomy sucks ass) and I started playing Dragon Age: Inquisition again, for the fourth time I think xD. I was planning on playing Mass Effect: Andromeda but all the pre-release digs on the game made me a bit hesitant, plus the M/M romance options were seriously shafted.

Anyways here’s a few of my favorite pics that I took recently, featuring my inquisitor in the 5th (middle) photo :)

anonymous asked:

Matchup plz? I'm 19, straight, female, Matchup? I'm a girl, 5'0", brown hair with blue highlights, brown eyes, glasses, a Leo, love cats, video games and anime, history nerd, a major dork with a huge ass imagination, prefers to be alone, and has anxiety ADHD and depression. I love mint chocolate chip icecream. I have no filter and tend to turn people off because of it. I love Saeyoung and Vanderwood! Did I say I love books and video games? Congrats btw!

yoooo I’m a leo too ♥ REPRESENT!!! today your match-up is *drum roll*

SEVEN

Seven is a major dork. You are a major dork. IT’S A MATCH MADE IN HEAVENNNNNN!!!! Seriously, you guys would be perfect together. The two of you would just sit in a room playing video games for HOURS, only saying a couple of words to each other because yours both so focused LOL

Headcanon

  • it’ 2am, and you juts finished re-watching your favorite history documentary
  • Of course, when you try to fall asleep you CAN’T because your damn imagination is ALL OVER THE PLACE
  • Soooo, you call your favorite person in the world
  • “Seven? Yeah, I can’t sleep.”
  • “Me neither. You wanna go get ice cream?”
  • “At 2am?”
  • “Yup.”
  • “I’m in.”
  • Since this wasn’t the first time you and Seven had late night ice cream adventures, the two of you knew exactly where to meet
  • As soon as you walked in you saw Seven holding two ice cream cones
  • “Here’s your mint chocolate chip!”
  • “Aww, you remembered my order?”
  • “Duh, you get the same thing every time!”
  • The rest of the night was spent gushing about your favorite animes, arguing over your favorite ships, and laughing
  • And the entire time all Seven could think about was how much he loved you

nukenai  asked:

Dude seriously you love Quest 64?! It's one of my favorite games of all time! I always feel like it doesn't get enough love. It has a surprising amount of lore to it, and weirdly, the gameboy game expanded on it so much! I'm so excited I never get to meet people who love Quest omg...

The best part is I was never aware of how broken Fire and Earth were in terms of the skills/buffs they offered, so I guess every single time I played Quest 64 I was giving myself the Hard Route… I would always go far enough into Water to give myself Healing 1 or 2, then focus entirely on Wind (I ‘liked’ the Wind element more than the others, and Wind had early access to a multi-hit spell that always looked really cool to me). 

So, I would basically run around the entire game maxing out the Wind Element while struggling vs. anything that was resistant to it, then turn around and max out Water because “well I’d already put points in it earlier…”. I mastered how to physically dodge most attacks to compensate, but since your Evasion and Defense are LITERALLY raised through getting hit, I was unknowingly making things harder for myself that way as well.

Now I kinda REALLY want to find whether I’ve download it to my Wii (or if it’s available anywhere else easily accessible) and do a playthrough that’s a Fire/Earth mix with no Wind at all, while also actually READING the text now that I’m old enough to appreciate it.

Some of my favorite games (and I would be more than happy to hear about y’all’s as well)

The Last of Us

Seriously though. Man, I love this game. Unfortunately, back when it came out, I didn’t ever think I’d get a PS3. So I watched YouTubers play it, and just…the acting in this game is just phenomenal. I watched two playthroughs of it, and then finally got to play it on my own. I played it two times. And then, I watched even more YouTubers play it. It’s the most emotional game I’ve ever played and people might be all like “man, it’s so overrated”, but I think it deserves that hype. Not gonna lie, I practically screamed when I saw the Part 2 trailer/teaser/video.

Okami

This was actually one of my first PS2 games (alongside Bully), and it’s still one of my favorites today. I’m also really biased towards it because wolves are my favorite animals, and a lot of people are like “ohh, women never get the spotlight unless they’re sexualized”, but little do they know, badass Amaterasu here is a Wolf Goddess. But this game, will always be one of my all time favorites. It’s got amazing characters, wonderful story, amazing art style, a beautiful soundtrack (that’s one of my favorites), and lots of feels.

Symphonia/Abyss/Legendia

I honestly can’t choose between these three, but I’ve always been a big Tales of Geek. I also really love Berseria, but was trying to narrow it down to three. Symphonia was my first ever Tales of game, Abyss was one that resonated with me a lot, and Legendia, even though it’s one of the least liked titles, I loved everything about it, and it has my favorite soundtrack in every Tales of game.

Persona 5

Holy shit, I haven’t even completed this game yet, and it’s on this list. I love it more than 3 and 4 (I haven’t played 1 and 2 yet). I love all of the characters, I adore the soundtrack (although I think I liked P3′s OST more), I love the battles, and everything in this game is so flashy? In a good way.

Honorable Mentions: Evolution Worlds (one of my favorite Childhood games, that little to no one has heard of), Sonic Adventure 2, Wild Arms 3, Star Ocean: Till the End of Time, Alice: Madness Returns (fuck you, Shark Things), Dynasty Warriors 6, Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes, Mana Khemia 2, Uncharted 4

golvio  asked:

Ganon for the ask meme, please?

First impression

That is an evil man. But I really like his robe. (my first Ganon was Wind Waker)

Impression now

Here is this interesting complex deeply flawed character and honestly I don’t want him any other way except maybe more stable, less inclined to hurting people, and actually able to be happy. (golvio, you should know, because virtually all of my current impression of him is completely your fault)

Favorite moment

Honestly his whole reveal scene in Wind Waker the first time Link storms the Forsaken Fortress with the Master Sword is real good.

Idea for a story

I Want Ganon To Punch Demise In The Face. (In seriousness it bugs me how in the games since Skyward Sword it feels like Demise’s character is sort of eclipsing Ganon’s in the writing when… overwhelmingly we have every reason to believe Ganon would either immediately and openly hate Demise, or rapidly make plans to stab them in the back- considering how he has been stated to feel, many times, about gods, and people trying to control him)

Unpopular opinion

I like Ganon redemption but not Ganon redemption that erases, downplays, or fails to address his character flaws as actual flaws. Like. Thanks, there goes one of the main things I find interesting about this character.

Favorite relationship

Canon doesn’t really offer a lot of options. Just out of the canonical ones I think his connection with Zant is interesting. 

Favorite headcanon

After BotW, I really like to imagine Ganon as a sort of energy-being shapeshifter with his “default” based on his Wind Waker design and elements of his appearance changing depending on who he’s interacting with or what he’s doing- also, the idea of him having cybernetic elements/extra arms he can deploy at will set up sort of as hidden weapons inside his big sleeves.

Mostly, I think it’d be neat because Link and Zelda are virtually always new faces but Ganon, with very little exception, is a constant, albeit a changing one- so a take on Ganon that incorporates elements from all of his past appearances in the game timeline would show him as, to a degree, the enduring thread that binds the legends of the cycle together- the immortal wizard who changes, adapts, learns with the times but is never really a completely different person. 

thewriterfromtherustyruins  asked:

What is your favorite of the non-OVA video game cartoons? (Nothing against OVAs, I just want a hard(ish) question)

AoStH, I guess?

I would never seriously claim that it’s a great show with OR without looking at it as a Sonic the Hedgehog show, and on the whole, yeah, it’s basically just a Diet Coke Looney Tunes. But I have to admit that some of the crazy stupidity involved does amuse me at times, I like Scratch and Grounder, and for all his extra-comical tendencies, it’s portrayal of Robotnik could actually be surprisingly competent and threatening, and not necessarily on the rare occasion either. Also, it actually incorporated a lot of elements from the games, like Casino Night… even if they often looked nothing like the original versions. :P

SatAM may be better from a technical standpoint, but it’s arguably even less like a Sonic the Hedgehog show (there’s Sonic, there’s Tails, there’s a guy called Robotnik, and there’s robots, and that’s it), and even in spite of that, I think it’s an average cartoon at best due to having an obnoxious protagonist and a one-dimensional antagonist, among other things.

Underground is Underground.

Sonic X could have been great, and occasionally it does have moments of greatness (eg: the Helen episode), but it’s ultimately bogged down by far too many problems, regardless of whether it’s the original Japanese version or the 4Kids dub. And when you get past the use of the Modern character designs, it’s not really that much more like a Sonic show compared to the other cartoons, instead feeling more like a non-specific anime with Sonic characters haphazardly thrown in. Especially by the time of the Metarex Saga.

Boom is generally pretty decent, but a few personal grievances (such as a not-very-evil Robotnik, and the constant Sonamy shiptease milking) hold it back a little compared to AoStH, which for all it’s silliness, I don’t really have that many personal points of contention with.

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Games to Play During Hiatus » LIFE IS STRANGE

Recently I’ve been trying to branch out and play some non Nancy Drew games while we “wait patiently” for Midnight in Salem. I’ve decided to compile a list for Nancy Drew players (who haven’t played many other games) to reference.

Plot: Max Caulfield is a photography student at a prestigious boarding school in Arcadia Bay, Oregon. After having a vision of storm destroying the town, Max learns that she has the ability to rewind time.

Gameplay: Life is Strange is an episodic adventure game that is very similar to Tell Tale’s “Choose Your Own Adventure” style games. Throughout the game you will have to make decisions that will impact the storyline, only in this game you have the ability to rewind time and change your decisions. Because of this and a few other things that I’ll talk about, Life is Strange sort of kicks Tell Tale’s ass at the genre it’s known for. Don’t get me wrong…The Wolf Among Us and The Walking Dead games are among some of my favorites and will both probably make appearances on this list, but this game takes something that can honestly get repetitive fast and makes in new again.

In addition to being able to rewind time and change your decisions, there’s a lot more to interact with and do compared to other games like this. The environments feel more expansive and there’s several ways to go about accomplishing whatever tasks you have. Because of this, the game is EXTREMELY replayable and well worth your money. Also this game felt long to me for a game that’s pretty inexpensive, which is great.

My one complaint about this game is the dialogue and the use of slang in the first few episodes. I’ve seen this complaint from many people, but because of the episodic structure of the game, this seems to correct itself over time, they even poke fun at it a bit. So if it annoys you don’t let it hold you back from playing! Also PLEASE note that this game contains themes of sexual violence throughout the majority of the game and it can be upsetting.

Overall the writing is incredible and the final episodes have some of my favorite bits of voice acting OF ALL TIME! Seriously. So fucking good. This story pulls off a sort of psychological thriller theme without being predictable. I rarely get that emotional playing games, but this one had me all over the place. And ok…..the soundtrack? You guys…the soundtrack is so good. I feel like SO MANY games sort of struggle here, themes can get over dramatic and used too often and it just sort of mentally takes you out of the game. Rather than a grand orchestral score, this game uses licensed music with actual lyrics, and that might sound weird but IT WORKS SO WELL.

Game Tip: You have can go through people’s computers and all of their papers and shit while they’re in the room and they won’t be all “Ahem please don’t touch that”. Same for when someone isn’t in a room and you’re sneaking in there to go though their things TAKE YOUR TIME, LOOK THROUGH EVERYTHING. I skipped a lot of stuff in the beginning because I always thought someone was gonna yell at me, but as far as I can tell that doesn’t really happen. And keep in mind…you can rewind time and undo things.

Play this if you enjoy: Warnings at Waverley Academy, Alibi in Ashes, HEAVY FUCKING DRAMA, psychological butterfly effect stuff, MUSIC.