With Halloween approaching and I know I have spoken about the game on the podcast but I thought a written review was also help be needed to explain my feelings towards Daganronpa v3 Killing Harmony.
Story of the Franchise
High school student Kaede Akamatsu is kidnapped and awakens a pseudo abandoned school called “Ultimate Academy for Gifted Juveniles” (才囚学園 Sai-shū Gakuen), where she meets fellow student Shuichi Saihara and 14 supposed ultimate students. The teens are abruptly accosted by a series of bear robots also known as the Monokuma Kubs who expose them to a “Flashback Light”. When Kaede next awakes, she remembers her life as the Ultimate Pianist, while Shuichi is the Ultimate Detective. Their other classmates each have their own talents and histories. Monokuma arrives and informs the students that the only way to escape is to successfully kill another student and get away with it in a subsequent Class Trial. If no one bothers to compete in the killing game he will kill all the students.
That is the bear minimum I can explain about the game story without going into spoiler territory but from what I can tell you is play as a character completely different from the rest of the franchise. You don’t play as a Ultimate hope which adds a level of difficulty to the game this time around.
Now for the mechanics of the game you are awarded some extra skills and coins if you uploaded the demo game before your purchase of the main game which is a nice little bonus giving you the core idea of what the game is about.
The mini games are anything from racing games to puzzles which you will have to solve before you complete the main the Class trials.
The Class Trials work very similar to the mechanics used in Phoenix Wright but this time with the new game there is a twist . Not only can you prove your innocence in the court but now you can have the feature where you can lie to the other students to refute a statement.
Verdict: Guilty Fun but its a extremely difficult game to review. Fun, gory, bearable
Does everyone remember the 90’s? A time when every single bit of merchandise contained the word extreme trying to appeal to the younger generation. Well keeping in the tune of going down a nostalgia trip we have Yakuza Kiwami.
Kiwami being the Japanese for Extreme sets you up for the expectations even before you press start.
Yakuza Kiwami is a remake of the original 2005 Yakuza game. The game that started it all off. It’s been years since I first played the Yakuza game and what treat it was.
Story : The story takes place when the Yakuza clan boss attempts to violate Kazuma’s best friend Yumi framed for a murder and set to prison for 10 years. When he is released he discovers that the clans have changed and his friend Yumi has gone missing.
Gameplay: Just like the original game the mechanics works in with combining GTA style gameplay with martial arts works surprisingly well with this fun adventure.
Tone is a over the top story line that is one part infernal affairs , and another part lock stock and 2 smoking barrels with its mini games and over played up characters gives you a sense that every character in this world makes every motion and dialogue overly dramatic.
Is the game any good ?
Looks like with this game Sega may be making a great comeback to the west with this powerhouse title which reminds people that games are supposed to be fun.
Today we are going to put 2 shows against each other Keijo!!!!! and Wanna be the Strongest in the World .
Plot : Wanna be the Strongest in the World is about Sakura a member of Pop Idol Group. However one day a wrestler beats up her rival in her group. To avenge her she is introduced to Berserk wrestling where the wrestler is a part of. This is the story of how she discovers her potential as a wrestler.
Created by Arms which is most well known for Genshiken seasons 1 and 2 as well as the infamous Queens Blade series . We know how good the panty shot animations are compared to the actual fight scenes.
Very bland and generic
You be the Judge
When Nozomi quits a promising career to pursue keijo!!! to help her family escape a life of poverty.
This Series is brought to you by Xebec well known for Love Hina , Martian Successor Nedessico and To Love Ru.
Unusually this show has some great and over the top fight scenes that doesn’t spend to long on 1 particular panty shot.
Generally bland soundtrack except for the very catchy opening but it is not surprising from the creators of Love Hina.
Anime References are scattered all throughout this series as over the top power moves from Attack on Titan to Fate series are all included in this show
Well it has to be Keijo!!! with its over the top fight scenes you cant help but enjoy it.
In this episode we talk about a Marvel getting in trouble in multiple fronts.
As well we talk about anime of the new season.
In this week’s episode we discuss Attack on Titan Season 2 as well as Boku Academia season 2 . We also discuss mystery science theatre 3000 and Death Note US
Turns out dinosaurs have been living in the center of the earth for millions of years. When the leader of the dinosaurs the Evil Tyrannous declares war on the surface world. A team is crated to battle these ferocious creatures. The Team is called the Gemini Force. Ok tell me if this sounds like a a really bad toy commercial. Well back int he early 80s a vhs company purchased the rights for a poorly made Saturday Morning Cartoon from Japan and decided to put their own spin on the franchise. What was the result? A Dinosaur sized fail and great comedy. As the show progresses . The dub company decided to insert their dialogue including rabid dogs looking like their ex wife to Cam Clark ( famous for TMNT and Akira) voicing a talking T. Rex dinosaur.
To put things of the mixture of bad animation, puppet work and rubber dinosaur suits fighting thunderbird jets doesn’t even make much sense.
But with all these mistakes it creates a great comedy as you enjoy the cringiest thing ever created.
As I write this the world is this crazy brink where everyone is consumed with the idea that they themselves know all the answers in this world. Especially in Fandom, conventions this only gets worse for most people. The lines of who to consider your friends and which you don’t get more hazy. So this article is to help others and myself articulate the problems most people around my age or at any age to tell others know your not alone. Your not the crazy one here its just people have become afraid of admitting they don’t know the answers.
1 Polarizing Nature of the World
Somewhere between the Occupy Movement to GamerGate. Fandom and people in general have been polarized and just got to the point where they will not accept other opinions and viewpoints. This also happens from Social Groups, to conventions to the workplace. It can hard to create balance in our own lives. Whether its overly empathy or being consumed with frustration and anger. From Trump and Brexit to The New Liberal Left to Feminism we like to play the Black and white narrative viewpoint. It can be worrying when you see your friends becoming addicted to this over the top hatred of the other side without understanding each other.
I know its frustrating but sometimes we need to stay moderate on issues because if we continue to lead down this path we will become so disconnected and become jaded by our own beliefs,interests and activism.
2. Finding our own place with our own personality
This is a hard one for everyone. A lot of people like to latch on to some sense of identity. “I am Feminist, I’m Poly or Pan whatever as a label to create a sense of community. This is very evident at conventions nowadays where people come to lose themselves for a weekend at a time in a false identity or recreating their high school days of trying to be popular or accepted. As we get older some of us become comfortable becoming different versions of ourselves. Others not so much especially when you yourself have gone through many drastic changes over time to adapt to the Real world. There’s the real you , the you portray to your friends, the one where you try to attract a partner or the business version of yourself.
It can be hard at times to juggle these roles. Measuring confidence and cocky. Balancing the true self with the the identity you want to promote or attract.
Its all a experiment really. While you find a balance with some personas such as our workplace persona or our convention persona.
As we get older we our social circles begin to smaller and smaller. Some of our friends we made in high school start to change sometimes for the better but other times for the worse. Some can be overly obsessed with interests and regress back to teenagers not . At times we can find it difficult to make new social circles as we get older. You can and most likely go through all sorts of online advice sites trying to help you try to make new friends and social groups. Finding the answers to
this is hard work and mostly frustrating.
I still struggle with this. Being a geek from 2 separate cultures . I struggle to balance my own personas with a constant feeling of disconnection. I am on the Spectrum and constantly feel like I have hit a brick wall on my own personal development. I have thought a good few times that maybe the things I enjoy are the things holding me back . Anime, videogames,tabletop rpgs,horror movies. In the end though I have figured out one thing.
Life doesn’t matter if you give up any of this.
All you can is struggle to strive forward. Really focus first on things that help you become independent as individual. Employment and personal mental health. Then you can have the funds to fuel your interests and get you out there.
4. Real World
From personal health issues , funds, trying to find employment to finding love
These can weigh you down and create a internal pressure.
This is a big one I try to balance my life as best as I can really. I know at times I will project a optimistic objective non-biased viewpoints and listen to both sides of a conversation on many topics some many of you agree with others not so much.
But with the external pressures in the world and my own needs to find new social groups , grow as a adult and as a person and find a partner myself.
I tend to have meltdowns occasionally, Moment of releasing the pressures of the outside world despite how much I change, evolve I know the fears of Statistics especially people like me . Numbers created way before topics of Nationalism, Social Justice became household terms. I know women have to deal with unnecessary standards of beauty, rape culture and dealing with either overzealous friends or pua tactics and men have have to deal with the same things but be constantly have to protect the way we think or act.
The only I can really say is you are not alone. This writer also feels constantly frustrated with dealing losing chances to make friends or partners because of my disconnect or scumbags puas , or simply overly polarized people to make yourself feel alone.
In this week’s episode we talk about Ghost in a Shell PSA and thought about the upcoming live action film
Future trends with Anime and Geek Culture
The benefits and tips for getting into your first Dungeon and Dragons game
And Ravaged by a T-Rex kindle novel
Remember we are back on Stitcher
We are back podcasting from a brief hiatus. As we look back at the all the news we missed since the last time.
Eirtakon’s final year and my feelings towards doing a panel at it.
The election and results of Donald Trump in America and how it impacts anime fans today