The more I heard about Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, the more conflicted I was about it. On the one hand, the game mechanics looked utterly brilliant. They showcased some incredibly creative ideas in preview footage, really unique concepts, and some exciting and varied combat. On the other hand… we have the story, which has just left me more and more worried with every word I read… but you can never be sure until you actually experience a game how it’s going to be. Were my predictions correct? Was I way off the mark?
Hello! It’s another Monday, and that means it’s time to give you some good recommendations for what to spend your time on this week. This week’s theme will be ‘performances’ – specifically games, anime, and books that either feature on-stage performances or that are about performers of some variety.
Persona 4 came out years ago on the Playstation 2. A few years later they released a remake of it on the Vita known as Persona 4: The Golden with some additional story content, and it was incredible. They then made an anime series based off the original known as Persona 4: The Animation. Now, they have created Persona 4: The Golden: The Animation. And, in response, I am creating… Persona 4: The Golden: The Animation: The Review.
Tatsumi is a naïve country boy, trained by a former captain of the Capital’s army in the ways of the sword, who has come to the Capital to find fame and fortune to save his village from starvation at the hands of overtaxation. Idealistic and eager to prove himself, he slays a giant monster that is attacking a wagon travelling on the main road… upon revealing his intentions, a cloud falls upon the guard of the wagon’s face and they attempt to warn Tatsumi, but their warnings fall on deaf ears…
This summer saw a few good games and a lot of good anime… so I’d like to share with you a few recommendations from this past summer if you missed them or just want to relive some of the glory of the 2014 summer.