I can’t believe we’re already into March. This year feels like it has just flown by, there’s never enough time in the day, and with us getting into the big months for gaming, and into the Spring season for anime soon, it’s bound to be busier still.
The announcement of Lightning Returns was met with surprise and reticence, even from fans of the first two Final Fantasy XIII games. I was content, I didn’t think I needed to see more from this world… SquareEnix disagreed. They assured us all that they had one more chapter to tell, and that it would give us a fitting conclusion to the Fabula Nova Chrystalis and to the story started in Final Fantasy XIII. Thus was born Lightning Returns, returning us to the dying world left behind 500 years after the end of Final Fantasy XIII-2 and once again giving us control of Lightning.
Sword Art Online’s first season and Log Horizon clearly share a lot of similarities. I’ve had a few people tell me, after watching a few episodes of the latter that it’s a rip off. In fact, when I first read the description, I thought the same. But as you get into Log Horizon, it becomes apparent that this is not at all the case. But let’s explore that in more detail by taking a deep look contrasting the two, shall we? This article, unlike my reviews, will not be spoiler free as I intend to discuss both shows in-depth, so if you’re concerned about spoilers… do not click the more link!
When I first read the description for Log Horizon, my initial thought was ‘oh look, a comedy ripoff of Sword Art Online’. That didn’t stop me from giving it a try though… and boy was I wrong.
Ys, where have you been all my life?
I’ve heard murmers here and there of the Ys series, but never enough to make me go out of my way to look for it. What a pity. Ys: Memories of Celceta is a Japanese Action RPG that centres on the Great Forest of Celceta, a mysterious and uncharted forest that rumours state nobody who enters will ever return. It takes place in the middle of the Ys series, as it is a remake of the fourth installment out of 7.