A born and bred Minnesotan, JC founded the original Dragon's Anime back when the site was still just a Tenchi Muyo fan site, and remains the primary maintainer of the site.
Hey, what do you know, I finally got a chance to do it. Well, needless to say folks, today's (first?) update is on Halo 3, and only two months after it was released this time! The Master Chief needs no introduction, so I'll just let you find your way over to the review without further ado.
I have something of a soft spot for World War I and II era games, I'll admit it. There's just something about the time period, for all its horrors, that seems... better. Better by far, at any rate, than our current global policy... When I ran across the demo version of Call of Duty 2, I knew that I wanted to play the full game, and indeed, it, along with Call of Duty 3, were two of the first games that I picked up when I got my 360. Just like I'd known I would, I loved every minute of them, too. They told damn good stories, and wove their multi-national tales together damned nicely, especially in CoD3 where all the groups were, in the end, working toward the same end point. When I first heard about Call of Duty 4, I was excited - until I saw the sub title. Moving CoD from World War II to a modern setting was just the sort of thing that could either be very good... or completely destroy the series.
Yeah yeah... better late than never, right? Halo 3's only been out for two months, so considering that I don't actually have a game console to play it on, I'd say I'm not too late... erm... yeah. So, right, do I really need to spend too much time over viewing this one? I found myself ready to finish the fight at about 11:55pm on October 24th, and walked out of Game Stop at 12:04am Oct 25th after arriving at 12:02am with a fresh copy - much to the irritation of the sorry sods that hadn't had their copy bought and paid for six months prior and had to wait in the block-and-a-half long line. Of course, I wouldn't actually play it for another three weeks - after borrowing a friend's 360 - but I had my copy, right? Er, yeah... let's get on with the review.
Soul over at the Virtual Infusion anime/game discussion board was kind enough to post a list of the new series due out this season. Couple interesting looking series coming up this season, like Ghost Hound, and Night Wizard. Thanks for the heads up, Soul!
And so the Week of Updates comes to a close, but since this is a site that just won't stay dead, I figure for my last review this week I'll take a look at Zombie Loan, by Peach-Pit. Life got you down? Feeling like you're being used for worm food? Are the only daisies in your life the ones you're pushing up? Well, no problem friend... Just step on into the Zombie Loan office and apply for your very own Life Extension Contract. Just be aware that the interest is something you might just not live without.
So, you're minding your own business, sailing along through life, not bothering anybody, when, WHAM! You find yourself with a slight case of death, care of a terrible motor accident. I say a slight case, because you, along with another guy that got killed in the accident, get a special loan offer from the Ferryman. Of course, you know the trouble with loans - killer interest rates, fatally high payments, and sometimes they just plain cost you an arm and a leg... Well, in Chika and Shito's case, just a right hand, but that's the trouble with a Zombie Loan... Things never seem like they're going to cost as much as they really do...
Here's Day 6 of the Week of Updates, and since school is about to start up again all across the country, why don't we pay a visit to the world of School Days? Some guys just don't know how good they've got it. Makoto Ito has four beautiful girls clawing over each other to get at him, and if he isn't careful, a couple of them might just use him as a scratching post. That's not to say he just might not deserve it, though... Take a look at this eroge-come-anime if you'd like to know more!
Erm, for the record, it might help if I'd have remembered to set this one to publish, eheh...
With the anime season slowly beginning to draw to a close, I was on the lookout for a decent filler series to watch, and thought that School Days might be interesting after a summer full of the likes of Claymore, Gurren Lagann, and Murder Princess. It wasn't long, though, before I started hearing rumors of the darker beginnings of School Days as an eroge of particular reputation. Still, I decided to keep watching, and see for myself what was up.
We're coming up on the end of the Week of Updates fast, so let's hit a big one with today's addition: a review of Tengen Toppen Gurren Lagann! Guess what kiddies, you're on the train, and there's just no getting off once Kamina and crew get themselves chugging away. But hey, with a bouncing conductor like Yoko to follow, who'd want to? Just remember folks, keep your hands and feet inside the Ganmen at all times, and believe in the you who believes in... ah forget it, just read the review and see what's in store!
I've said before that generally, Mecha anime aren't really my niche. Now and then I see something that seems like it might be interesting, and take a look at it, but for the most part, I tend toward other genres. So, when Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann went past in my feeder, I didn't pay too much attention. It wasn't, in fact, until after four weeks of listening to Drakstern rave about the series in #TenchiFF that I finally took the time to see what was up. If you like your characters to be laid back, level headed... sane, you might as well stop reading now... Because sane is not a term that can be honestly applied to the better part of the cast of TTGL.