9.23: Nintendo Direct Reactions

Trying out a new format to start out yet another reboot. The last post I did on this blog was almost a year, so its time to start it back up. To start off, I’ll talk about tonights Nintendo Direct.

1.Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak. DLC to a game I haven’t played yet, and since my backlog is huge(More on that later), not really interested at this time.

2. Mario Party Superstars. One of the games that was fun to play with friends was Super Mario Party for the Switch, so may get this for future multiplayer fun.

3. Voice of Cards. Ugh, a card game. Hard Pass.

4. Disco Elysium, Final cut. Heard this was a good game, so might try it later.

5. DLC for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. Still playing through Breath of the Wild, so this game and DLC will be on Backlog.

6 Chocobo GP. A Squeenix Kart Racer. Yay. Not interested in this, sadly.

7. Final Smash Character on 10/5. Can’t wait to see who is the last character…

8. Kirby and the Forgotten Land. A Kirby Breath of the Wild/Odyssey. Yes, Please. Will be one of the games I will be getting at launch.

9. New content for Animal Crossing. About time, as I have basically stopped playing early this year. It helped in 2020 when it was the goto game when everything basically shut down for COVID-19, so we do need more content for this game.

10. (Will be skipping some content for Meh feelings.) Star Wars: KOTOR on the Switch is a good move.

11. Metroid Dread looks fun.

12. N64 AND Sega Genesis on the upgraded Nintendo Online service. And…….Mean Bean Machine is ported on another device…lol. All kidding aside, this got me kinda exited. Now, I saw the Genesis 3 button wireless controller. I want the 6 button one, please.

13. Castlevania Advanced Collection: Konami releasing a game in 2021. Madness, in a good way.

14. Mario Movie 12/22. Looking forward to watching this mov……………..HSIGHOSIKHJOSKDGJldhjldsl;dsfksdfl;lpdfksdlpldfsdflskjlpdfsjlpdfksjdflksjdlspfjdflpskhjdlpsfhjldpsfkhjfdlhj. (Yep, that was when they announced the cast. LOL Chris Pratt as Mario. LOL Jack Black as Bowser. LOL Seth Rogan as Donkey Kong.) Very interested in the movie for the LULZ.

15. Poor Splatoon 3. It came right after the Mario Movie trailer, so it cooled everything down. Not really good with shooters, so Hard Pass for me.

16. The last announcement was for the reveal of Bayonetta 3. Once I saw the dog (I think it is from Astral Chain), I knew it was B3. And boy, Platinum delivered. Looking forward in later 2022 to play that game.

Grade for this Direct: B. Plenty of games I am excited for, but there was some games I was not interested in at this time.

Next up: 9.24 : Joppy’s Gaming of Fall: Reviews and thoughts of games I am playing throughout this fall

Memories of Gaming Past KitsuneKon ’15 Special- Soul Calibur 2

Memories of Gaming Past KitsuneKon Special: Soul Calibur II: One of my favorite fighting games of all time was the original Soul Calibur(More on that shortly). SCII makes the series looks even better than before, and It’s fun with a bunch of people. It’s the only SC with releases on all three Gen 6 consoles, so everyone gets to play the game.

Plus in 2016, was the first Challenger and beat Mr. Satan (Chris Rager) to Soul Calibur 2 on the Xbox of all versions…

Memories of Gaming Past 009: Final Fantasy IX

Save my favorite game for last in my Memories of gaming past for the PS1. Considering this was released almost right at the end of the 5th generation, (Dreamcast was released in ’99, this game in 2000), it was an enjoyable and long JRPG. Sometime soon, I’m going to replay this. Build up my Black Mage some more….

Next up: Random games in between the 5th and 6th Generations. Returning to the Stage of History, a Hat can be deadly, and a pink blob can lift. (Hints for the future)

Final Fantasy IX(PS1/PSN, 2000)

20+ years of Anime Part 4: Maison Ikkoku

 

20 Years of Anime Part V: Maison Ikkoku (1986)

In the middle of my stint overseas, I found this Rumiko Takahashi series from way back in the day…

Godai(our main lead) tried, but failed his entrance exams for college. It didn’t help that the other tenents at the apartment complex love to pester him and always host parties in his room. What keeps him from leaving was the appearance of the new apartment manager,Kyoko Otanashi. Naturally he falls for her instantly. Unfortunatly, It’s not gonna be easy. Romantic rivals, misunderstandings draw the show out to 96 episodes.

If you can find the show(Sadly, this show is REAL Out of print), this is one of the Rare Rumiko Takahashi shows that has a beginning, middle, and an end. This show brought out my love for the “Apartment Ensamble Romcom” shows, which you will see later on this list.

Celebrating 20 years in Anime pt. I :*Sailor Moon*

Celebrating 20 years in Anime pt. I :*Sailor Moon* -First air date in the US: August ’95

From Episode 78: The Dreaded Nurse Venus Episode

From Episode 78: The Dreaded Nurse Venus Episode

This would be the first anime I watched way, way back in the day. Unfortunately for it and the original Dragonball, it was both plopped at 5:30 in the morning, making it pretty hard to watch it, especially since back then, I was in school.(!). Sailor Moon’s break came when USA network, and ultimately Cartoon Network aired the show on it’s animation block(USA’s Action Extreme Team, and Toonami). The show gained so much support on Toonami that they aired the third and fourth seasons on their block In 2005, the rights to the show expired, and it disappeared for almost 10 years, only to recently return thanks to Viz Media. Favorites on this show include Minako Aino(Seen in the pic), and Hotaru Tomoe/Sailor Saturn/???.