This week’s recommendations are going to be focused around games and anime that offer a truly unique and amazing visual experience. This is not about ‘good graphics’ it’s about that unique aesthetic that surpasses talk of quality and becomes art. I am not going to be concerned with story, with character development, with gameplay, or anything else… it’s just about those one of a kind, distinct visual experiences that we remember forever.
Well, August is over, the summer lull is ending, and we’re moving on to September. September is normally the first big month of the fall game releases, and it’s also when the summer anime season starts wrapping matters up. What does that mean for us here?
Ah, the Magical Girl anime – a staple almost as old as anime itself. Following in the prestigious footsteps of Sailor Moon, Cardcaptors, Madoka, and Sally the Witch (among others), Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya stars Illyasviel von Einsbern and Miyu Edelfelt as Magical Girls tasked with tracking down powerful magical artifacts known as ‘class cards’ which are threatening the stability of the world.
For those familiar with the Fate universe, the class cards are based off the classes of the Heroic Spirits summoned during the grail wars in previous Fate series such as Zero, which I previously reviewed, and Stay Night. Many characters from previous shows make appearances, although often not quite in the same capacity. But, don’t worry, it is altered enough that you won’t feel lost if you have little experience with previous Fate series.
So I’m working a ridiculously, absurdly early shift this week… and I’m going to need some high energy shows and anime to keep me awake. Here are some of the good ones I’ll be relying on to maintain my energy for this week.
It’s been a while since I’ve had to post one of these, but Impressions are reviews of games I didn’t finish for one reason or another. Metrico is a Playstation Vita puzzle game where your actions manipulate the environment in addition to moving your character.