Revisiting Sonic Adventure 2

I didn’t grow up with the Genesis sonic games, or with platformers like Super Mario 64. Rather, my introduction to Sonic and 3D platforming was playing Sonic Adventure 2 at a friend’s house. I was immediately hooked, and ended up getting my own copy which I played obsessively. Having not touched the game for years and hearing all manner of opinions about it, I decided to revisit it and see if it still held any of the magic I once felt for it.

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Your Name Review

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect going into Your Name. I’ve had a dubious history with Makoto Shinkai’s works, and I found his character writing to be his weak point held up purely by his emotional appeal drama appeal. Yet it was hard to ignore something when it suddenly becomes the highest-grossing anime film of all time. So I took the first opportunity I had to see it when it released in theaters near us.

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Pokemon Sun Review

(Because Pokemon Sun/Moon does not let players take screenshots, all screenshots for this article have been replaced with Children’s Drawings)

I went into Pokemon Sun having not played a Pokemon game since Soulsilver, and having not played a new one since Emerald. I’d found myself uninteresting in the franchise’s most recent offerings, and was left wondering if Nintendo had it in them to breathe new life into the series. Keeping that in mind, Pokemon Sun managed to not only work its way into being my #2 GOTY, but also ended up being my all-time favorite Pokemon game.

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Eva’s Fall 2016 Anime Thoughts

It is time, once again, to take a look at the latest offerings in anime! Coming in with a crisp, cool breeze, the fall 2016 anime season contains a mix of continuations of previous shows, new entries in old franchises, and a few totally original shows. I’ll be focusing on a few that caught my fancy and elaborating on what I did or did not like about them. Starting with:

Flip Flappers

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7th Dragon III: Code VFD Review

If there is one type of game that will always capture my interest, it is fun handheld RPGs. I adore games where I can just pull out my handheld and grind a few levels, or set some skill points, or tackle a boss while I sit on the bus. I especially love when these games have funny or clever writing, or a particularly good localization.

Thus, it should come as no surprise that I ended up playing and enjoying 7th Dragon III: Code VFD.

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All You Need is Kill Review: The Unending Game

For some, the idea of coming back to life is a dream come true. For Keiji Kiriya, however, it’s a living nightmare.

Keiji is one of many soldiers standing as the last line of defense against an unstoppable invading force known as The Mimics. Keiji is stationed off the coast of Japan, outfitted with a state-of-the-art mechanized suit called a jacket, and sent into his first sortie. It doesn’t take long for everything to go wrong, and Keiji to feel death’s embrace. Before blacking out, however, he manages to kill a rather “unusual” mimic.

He then wakes up, and realizes it’s the previous morning.

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First Impressions of the PlayStation TV

I recently found myself in possession of a PlayStation TV, Sony’s strange little device designed to play Vita games on a big TV. I got this because I’ve wanted something which I could play Vita games on for a while, without actually having to drop 200+ dollars on a Vita and all the stuff I’d need to keep it safe from scratches and cracks. So after testing it a little bit, I thought I’d share my thoughts on it!

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