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Ever heard of the movie Your Name? You probably haven’t since it wasn’t even good enough to stand against Disney’s Moana. Clint and Don biasedly talk about the latest movie that has Asia and other anime fans going nuts!
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Fez is a puzzle platformer where the player experiences the adventures of a character named Gomez, a 2-dimensional creature as he embarks on a journey to explore other dimensions. Available on PC on steam, Xbox live and PlayStation, Fez allows you to explore a beautiful world with detailed pixel art and amazing ambient music. It is also filled with challenging but rewarding puzzles that will leave you satisfied. To fully complete the game the player must learn a language specific to the game. Although not as action packed as other games and with its rather short story, it does however stand out above other adventure games.
The Tales of… series is a longstanding franchise since the Super Famicom (Tales of Phantasia first released in 1995 in Japan). Throughout the lifetime of this franchise, many of its game titles have been adapted to other forms of media: audio dramas, TV anime, books or manga. Tales of Zestiria is no exception. And now that the final episode of the anime has released I can finally form a solid opinion on my stances between the two. I can firmly say that the anime provided a better experience than the game.
Time Hallow is an adventure visual novel where the player plays as Ethan Kairos, an average stereotypical teenager who enjoys hanging out with his friends. His life however goes into a drastic change when his parents mysteriously disappear and people around him started to die. Ethan recognizes that these events may have been connected to a girl in his class as well as a pen that could alter the past.
The game provides an interesting and unique storyline and allows the player to have some choices. However, these choices are often insignificant and very linear. The story itself can get very convoluted as the story folds in on itself at the end and creates a clique paradox. As such the game is mediocre at best: 6/10.
Oh boy….well what can I say about this movie? Its an emotional train wreck for your soul. Even in the bleakest situations your always wishing that good would come their way. In this movie you get to see what the world was like at the time in Japan. This story is dark and Miserable and very sad and leaves you feeling bad about it all.
The story is set in 1945 during the last few months of world war 2. A boy named Seita and his young sister Setsuko are left to finish gathering supplies and securing there belongings at home by themselves while their mother who has an Illness could flee to a bomb shelter and they would follow afterward. Of course tragedy hits and the siblings are left to fend for themselves. Trying to live with relatives, live on their own,Starving,stealing and just trying to live through the war.The end was not what I was expecting….It was honestly a shock to the system…. just very sad and emotional.
What I did like about it was the bond of the sister and brother. He would do anything for her to keep her safe and fed.The sister trusted him totally and also was optimistic about their situation some of the time. Seita carried around a tin can which held some fruit drops in it, but it held a symbolic meaning throughout the movie and finally at the end.Like I said its a sad movie, pretty gritty and miserable but it was a good watch if you can stomach what others had to go through at that time.
Again not everyone’s taste but I hope you can check it out as it is very underrated.
I have never seen time traveling done well, and I typically don’t play point-and-click adventure games. So when my friend picked out Life is Strange for me to play, to say the least, I wasn’t too thrilled despite receiving multiple praises from Steam, GameSpot and IGN. I don’t really know what compelled me to pick it up, but am I ever glad that I did.
I had never even heard of DontNod before but they took me on a heart wrenching tale of friendship (or love), betrayal, mystery, bullying and morals. While some criticize the “teen-speak” and the plot holes in the storyline, I find it them to be quite charming. You play as Maxine Caulfield (prefers to be called Max): an art student that goes to Blackwell Academy and is probably one of the most accurate representations of a nerdy girl in a game I have seen to date. After getting humiliated by one of the school’s bully she goes into the washroom and witnesses the murder of her childhood best friend and the other school bully. In response, she gains the experience from the kill unlock a new ability and it revealed she can rewind time back a couple of seconds and, naturally, she saves her childhood friend. All of this is just in the first episode of five. Along the journey your morals, sense of justice and reflexes will be tested.
The secret world of Arrietty came out the summer of 2010 which honestly felt like yesterday for me. This movie was beautiful in every way! just the simplistic story and lovely characters and stunning animation. The movie is based off of the children’s book “The Borrowers” by Author Mary Norton. The book is about a family of small people who live in the in the walls and floors of a home and borrowing items from humans to survive.
Now in the movie its almost the same thing. The story is about a young girl who is a borrower who is excited to go out on her first borrowing mission with her father at night. Of course a small person lives in secret so they have to be careful not to be seen…..which of course ends up being the problem as Arriety is seen by a young boy who had come to stay in the house over the summer. Slowly the two begin seeing each other as the young boy gradually gains her trust. The ending just kind of leaves you to your imagination…which frustrates me because I like closure but I suppose not every movie can give us a gift wrapped ending. Just enjoy it for what it is and immerse yourself in a different point of view of looking at the world from a small persons perspective.
I recommend anyone to watch it! hope you enjoy it like I did!