We’re in our final third, about to break into the final quarter… and getting real close to that final top 10!
Looking back at the list, we’ve got a pretty good snippet of the best gaming has to offer, don’t we? We’ve covered JRPGs such as Child of Light, Final Fantasy 9, Chrono Cross, and Legend of Dragoon… amazing platformers from Megaman to Sound Shapes… shooters like Uncharted, action games like God of War… even fighting games like Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter 2.
We’ve covered consoles from all eras, PC games both old and new. We’ve hit on some of gaming’s most recognizable figures, and obscure indy titles that you might not have even heard of before this list. But we’re not done yet. We still have games of many different genres ahead of us. To start this list off… we have what is, in my eyes, the best Western episodic game of all time.
So by now some of you have probably noticed that there hasn’t been a lot of updating happening to this website, either in terms of posts or pictures… and even a few cancelled streams. Today I wanted to take some time during my lunch at work to share a little bit of insight into why the updates have slowed… and offer some idea of what is to come, although it will be a vague idea at best.
Tennomifune Academy, an elite and exclusive school that (mostly) only accepts the best athletes and the most adept academics. Our cast are characters who are not particularly exceptional at either, so they’re all a little surprised to be accepted into its esteemed ranks. Upon arriving at school, they’re placed in class 7 and advised that classes 1-3 will focus on scholastics, while 4-6 focus predominately on athletic accomplishment.
So what does class 7 focus on? Happiness.
You see, all of the members of class 7 have some form of notable misfortune, and Tennomifune Academy’s class 7 focuses on helping them overcome that so they can attain happiness. Anne-Happy follows 5 characters in Tennomifune’s ‘Happiness Class’ as they seek to come to terms with their misfortune.
What if peoples’ wishes started coming true? A loaded question. People often say that wishes can come true… but what if it was really the case – and not just for one person, but for a great many? What would happen when those wishes were in conflict, what would happen if someone’s wish was too much for them to handle?
That’s where Big Order picks up. The world has just undergone a calamitous disaster as an innocent child’s wish to dominate the world to make sure their family stays together goes wrong… millions are dead, cities have been destroyed, and the world is struggling to recover from this. Nobody’s quite sure how it came to pass, save that an ‘Order’, a person who has been granted a power based off of their deepest wish, is behind it and is still alive, as far as anyone can tell.
It’s time to bid farewell to another Ai-Kon. This was Ai-Kon’s 15th anniversary… an impressive feat for a convention in such a small city. But what is more impressive is that Ai-Kon has grown so much. Looking from last year to this year, it almost seems as though the size of the convention centre may have been the only thing previously holding it back. This year’s event showed almost explosive growth… but has it grown too quickly?