October 10, 2011

Persona 4 - the Animation

Yup , it's finally here , the first episode of Persona 4 the Animation , an anime based on the famous PS2 j-RPG that will also gain soon a PSVITA remake and an arcade/console beat 'em up spinoff

This is the first episode , already subbed in english

Here's my opinion on this episode

I think the episode was great , not just because they tried to follow the event of the game closely , but they also used the same soundtrack and some other little things related to the game , like for example the calendar with the weather forecast and the Main Character social chart , very pretty. Still , it's obvious that the episode will rush the events , and the result is that a 2 hour intro was squeezed in a 20 minutes episode , but that's the way it works , it's still awesome XD

The next episode will be relased the 14th October , I cannot wait for it XD

October 2, 2011

Let's talk about J-RPGs

I want to spend a bit of time talking about my favorite game genre : J-RPGs

J-RPGs , Japanese Role Playing Games , are quite different from occidental RPGs , featuring anime-ish characters a linear story and lots of battles with shiny effects and pretty music
It actually involves other stuff , but you get the point , right ? XD

I prefer them over the traditional RPGs , because I love almost everything of them , but mostly the music and the art style (a style that inspired my own drawings)

Most of my game library is made of J-RPGs , and I can say that I played almost all of them (at least the ones that came outside Japan) , so I thought it'll be a nice thing to talk about the main J-RPGs series and give my personal review on them ^^

I'll start it soon , and the first one will obviously be Final Fantasy