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I had put GS on hold for the last few days - exams, TV and most importantly anime!
Bored with gaming and with no good books to read, I turned to anime to satisfy my craving for a good story (and some inspiration for my new literary venture).
I wouldn't say I'm a big fan of anime. Yes, I was crazy about Dragonball Z (note was because it started going downhill after the Frieza arc) and recently I was bit by the Naruto bug. For the last three years I've been on and off Naruto, waiting for the anime to move forward significantly so that I need not wait for each episode every week (I don't like stories broken into so many small and slowly progressing chunks). But I was quite sure I'd never fall for another anime... and yet, I fell for it ---
---Code Geass took me by storm. For the last two days I've been watching both parts of Code Geass and have just finished all the 50 episodes. What can I say? The series left me trying to figure out what I actually felt about it. The only thing I can say for sure is that it was an awesome 50 episode ride.
Okay, the setting is not very original (mechas anyone? ) and same can be said about the plot. However, the the one thing that the series managed to hit right on spot were the characters, or to be more precise, a character called Lelouch. If not for anything, the anime should be watched for Lelouch alone. Of course, inspite of a few irregularities in the plot, it showcased some brilliant execution, which again has a lot to do with Lelouch's portrayal. It leaves you in the dark on what Lelouch's next move would be without the cheap dramatics(of course, there are dramatics, but it doesn't grind you as happens in a number of other anime).
The character philosophies here(standard fare of every anime) aren't actually praiseworthy because it's not something everyone would accept and moreover they are weakly presented.
I can easily say that (with some normalizations applied) that Lelouch is one of my most favourite characters across all forms of storytelling - books, games, movies, anime...
Oh and maybe I might be writing a comparative review of the animes I've watched after I finish Fullmetal Alchemist, which I'm moving onto next.
I'd like to know what you guys think about CG. If you haven't watched it, I suggest that you do... and then of course comment here.
17Nov 10Yep! Tomorrow's gonna be D-Day for me. Tomorrow I'll be writing the exam that could grant me admission into some of the most prestigious B-Schools in the country - the IIMs (Indian Institute of Management). It's almost a year's worth of preparations going to the test, though I admit that I could have done a lot more for it. Anyway, time's up and here I am, on the threshold.
Wish me luck!
It's been almost a year since my last blog post and here I am with a new one. What have I been doing so long? Ah, busy with college and bad net connection. The same old story.
Okay, firstly I made it to the 8k posts mark. I know it's no big deal, but I wanted to post a blog and it co-incided with the 8k post 'achievement' and here it is. Have a cookie.
GAMES I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO
My interest in gaming as such has been waning of late. I'm no longer as interested in gaming as I was a couple of years. But then, there are a lot of games in the pipeline that I'm looking forward to, would love to try at least. I got this idea for the blog from khoofia_pika. And here they are:
The game I've been waiting for really long time. Blizzard surely is taking its own sweet time with all its teasers and trailers. They've been trying to build up a hype and I admit that it's working. I'm looking forward to try the Barbarian and the Witch Doctor. The Witch Doctor may be the replacement for the Necromancer class, but I gotta say that the Necromancer looks cooler of the two.
Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm
Blizzard surely how to ramp up the hype and make you wait long. If it were any game, I'd have condemned the hype and blasted the company for building it up for so long. But somehow I can't say that for Bliz's games. SC2 WoL was my first Starcraft game... I have played the original Starcraft but I was just trying it out without much interest. But SC2, I was hooked up to it. The storyline was awesome and the game does wonders with the seemingly simple gameplay. Oh, I can't wait for the next installment. But the price is too steep and waiting time too long
Dragon Age 2
Dragon Age was a solid story driven RPG. I really loved the game for what it had to offer - great storyline, nice isometric view, decent combat, a good RPG system... but the game was also ridden with glitches and suffered from long load times and I mean painfully long. Bioware's said they've ironed out the issues with DA1 and I surely hope so. Because if they have done, then it will certainly be one hell of a game
Mass Effect 3
Now this is in the works and not much info is available on it. But who wouldn't love to step into the shoes of the invincible Commander Shepard and go on a wild ride around the universe. Well, the storyline in both the Mass effects have been simply superlative. They're definitely worth a good novel. Ah! I can already see myself zipping across the universe in a brand new Normandy.
Assassin's Creed 2 Brotherhood
If there's one thing that you gotta love about AC it's the freedom to explore. The protagonists movements are fluid and the combat top notch. I finished AC 2 about a couple of months back and it was an awesome game. If ME was a wild ride across the universe, then AC 2 was a wild ride across Italy. The developers have also ramped up the combat and added a few features that should make the game even more exciting. The only drawback - It's a Ubisoft game! May Ubisoft rot in hell!
Intense! DS 1 was intense and atmospheric. One of the best horror games ever made, and the combat system makes it stand out from the rest of the survival horror games. Dead Space 2 promises more interactive(and destructible) environs, new enemies, new weapons and slightly more combat adapted Isaac. One of the main selling points of the game was its novelty(the combat system), so I hope that the changes to DS 2 are worth it. Don't wanna be disappointed playing the same game all over again.
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit
It's been long since I have looked forward to a NFS game, given the direction it's takes since Most Wanted. the last game in the same that I bought was Carbon. It was a good racer, but didn't quite make the mark that NFS MW did. But now that the guys behind the Burnout games have takes over the development of the game, I'm more positive. And btw, NFS3: Hot Pursuit was my first racing game for the PC. Maybe there is some sentimental value attached to the name too.
And yeah, I'm talking about the PC versions only. I don't own a console, nor do I plan on buying one in the near future.
Before I finish, I'd like to post the link the reviews I've written. I have been on a review roll, writing 3 reviews within a week. So here they are:
The Scribblenauts review is my first for a DS game. Please comment and if you like them, rec them.
My Recent Reviews
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