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Bakuon!! OVA
Bakuon!! OVA
8 hours ago
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Sousei no Onmyouji
Sousei no Onmyouji
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Bakuon!!
Bakuon!!
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Umineko no Naku Koro ni Chiru - Episode 6: Dawn of the Golden Witch
Umineko no Naku Koro ni Chiru - Episode 6: Dawn of the Golden Witch
Nov 16, 10:40 AM
Completed 26/26 · Scored 10
Umineko no Naku Koro ni Chiru - Episode 5: End of the Golden Witch
Umineko no Naku Koro ni Chiru - Episode 5: End of the Golden Witch
Jun 29, 10:32 PM
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pluvia33 Oct 9, 12:23 PM
It kind of depends on how you define "finishing a game" when it comes to Gloomhaven. My friends and I actually played Gloomhaven last night and we finished a game of it in less than 2 hours. However, it is a campaign game in which multiple games are connected for an overall story and gaming experience. Your characters level up just like in a tabletop RPG. If you consider "finishing" the game to be completing the entire campaign, then yeah, that would take a while. I'm approaching 100 plays of the game and it will probably be about 20 more plays before we "beat" the game. We are playing a lot of side scenarios, though, some of which I've been doing my myself since you can play the game solo. It is a lot of fun, considered to be one of the best games around by the community at large right now.

If you want something with less of a long-term commitment but still gives a good feeling of adventure, Runebound is a pretty good choice. I had played a good amount of the Second Edition of the game, but it was my ex-wife's game and she took it with her when we split. I bought a copy of the Third Edition, though, and finally got around to playing it this weekend. It's pretty good! They changed a lot of stuff from the previous version, but it's really interesting and not very hard to learn (relatively speaking). There are different scenarios you can play (especially with expansions), but each play is self-contained. The base game is competitive, but there is an expansion that can make the game cooperative if you're interested.

I also played Defenders of the Last Stand for the first time over the weekend. It's essentially a Mad Max-style post apocalyptic themed version of another game that I've been playing for a while called Defenders of the Realm. Both are good games, although Last Stand fleshes out the mechanics a little more. The games take the core mechanics of Pandemic and build an adventure game around it, where instead of fighting diseases, you're fighting hoards of enemies.

Quarriors is a rather fun game which is basically a deck building game that uses dice instead of cards. You might have heard of Dice Masters before? That is a re-themed version of Quarriors which uses licensed intellectual properties like Marvel, DC, D&D, and Ninja Turtles. I personally never got into Dice Masters because I like the basic, silly fun of Quarriors' original theme and I'm not particularly in love with any of the IPs they've attached to Dice Masters. I've heard that any version is great, though, so pick your flavor. Quarriors in particular is coming out with a big complete edition soon that includes all of its expansions, so it's a pretty good time to get into the game if you're interested in just diving in.

The Pathfinder Adventure Card Game is another game that I'm REALLY invested in. Like, $1,000+ invested in. XD It's kind of hard to recommend the game at the moment, though, because they are currently working on a new version that should be coming out sometime next year. Although the old stuff should be compatible with the new version, from what they're planning for the new stuff it will be a much better entry point for new players. With what's out right now, they have 4 different base sets that each tell a different story and need 5 different adventure decks each in order to follow each campaign to the end. It can be a lot to take in and a little hard to figure out where to start (other than just picking the adventure with the theme that interests you the most). The new format they're planning, though, will have a single base set that will be compatible with all future adventures, and the adventures themselves will be less stretched out as far as the product releases go. Anyway, as far as the actual game goes, it is another cooperative game and it uses elements of deck building as a system of RPG-style character progression while also having evolving abilities and stats which use a set of standard RPG dice to resolve combat and other skill tests. If you want to try it out, there is an app version of the game that I think you can still get for free which is just called Pathfinder Adventures. It's on Steam as well, but I don't think there's a free option for that one.

That's all that immediately comes to mind at the moment. If you're interested in more, you can check out my board game collection on Board Game Geek. I'm at work right now and for whatever reason our network doesn't like that website (I took the link off of my MAL profile page), otherwise I could probably have about 10 or so more games that I could go on and on about. =P BGG is a pretty good tool in general for getting information on a bunch of board games, kind of like the board game equivalent to MyAnimeList. However, the interface can take some getting used to. It's kind of stupidly old in its style, but I think they're trying to update it, sort of. Looking at the top rated list and the Hotness side bar can be good places to start as far as seeing what's out there. Feel free to ask me about anything that's on my collection if you do give it a look. Talk to you later!
pluvia33 Oct 3, 11:39 AM
Yeah, I'd like to blog somewhere else, but since I'm on MAL a lot already and many of the things I like to write about are anime related, it just makes sense (and is easier) to just blog here. Maybe they'll improve it some day, but considering that next to nothing has changed in the last 9 years that I've been on the website, it's doubtful.

For my group, moving to Pathfinder made perfect sense because some of the house rules we used for 3.5 (like consolidated skills of Stealth and Perception) were built into Pathfinder. We also like high-power games, so the stronger classes were also nice. 5E felt a bit too scaled back on power for our tastes.

Glad to hear you might check some of those games out! Just so you know, Gloomhaven is a major commitment. First, it has a $140 retail price tag, but it has well over 100 hours of gameplay for its main campaign. It's kind of like getting into a new RPG system and doing a campaign. For Castle Panic, even though it's my favorite game, I will say that just the base game is pretty basic. The Wizard's Tower expansion is kind of required to have a game with some actual meat to it. Star/Hero Realms would probably be my highest recommendation if you want to actually look to buy and try just one of the games I mentioned because it's a really solid head-to-head deck builder and has the lowest cost of entry out of any of the games that I mentioned. As far as their base games go, the only differences is that Star Realms is sci-fi themed and only plays 2 player with one copy of the game (unless you get the new Frontiers set which does play up to 4-player out of the box), while Hero Realms is fantasy themed and plays 4-player. Thunderstone Quest is the third version of the game that really got me into the tabletop hobby outside of RPGs. It took Dominion's mechanics and added a dungeon crawling fantasy theme to it. I'm not sure if it's actually available at retail yet though (I got the Kickstarter edition). And like I said, Tanto Cuore has almost totally replaced Dominion for me. A lot of it is exactly the same game, except with an anime-style maid theme instead of the generic medieval theme of Dominion. I still own the base set for Dominion Second Edition and will probably play it on occasion, but I'll probably never get any of the expansions at this point.

And a few others that I'd recommend: Clank! and Aeon's End are both also very solid deck building games, although Aeon's End can be an almost painfully difficult co-op game. Pandemic is a standard for co-op games and the Legacy version is a pretty awesome experience. Roll Player is a lot of fun for anyone with experience in D&D and such as it's a game built around rolling stats for a fantasy RPG character.

I'll go ahead and shut up now before I go on and on about this stuff. It's become a huge hobby of mine so I can have a tendency to ramble on when finding interested individuals. ^_^"
pluvia33 Oct 3, 10:48 AM
No problem! It's always nice to find people who actually uses the blog function on here for actual blog posts and not random splash pages or digital billboards for badges or whatnot. It's just a shame that the blog system on MAL sucks.

I've mostly been playing Pathfinder since it came out, converted after playing a lot of D&D 3.5. I never really got into 5E. I was participating in the Pathfinder 2nd Edition playtest, but we only got through the first chapter of the playtest adventure before people got side-tracked. Haven't been able to play much in general lately due to being busy with other stuff. Board games and such are usually a lot easier to get to the table. I've been loving Gloomhaven as something to give me a bit of a tabletop RPG feel without as much work. I tend to like a lot of co-op games with a personal favorite being Castle Panic (with all expansions). I'm also a huge fan of deck building games with Star Realms, Hero Realms, Thunderstone Quest, and Tanto Cuore (which pretty much replaced Dominion for me) being some of my favorites at the moment.
Taz_ Sep 8, 11:50 AM
What are your thoughts on Bron going to LA?
AmbiguousMonster Sep 4, 2:40 AM
When we last spoke I had not one degree to my name. In a couple of months I'll have 3.

Time passes awfully quickly. How has your time been?
Warriors_of_God Aug 28, 8:41 AM
Alright, I do plan to give 4 a shot, need to go back to fe7, as last where I left I was at chapter 8. I have to emulate 4 as I don’t own a snes. I have heard about the marriage system, and from what I heard from you seem =s they did a decent job of it. Thanks for information on 4, as I know what to expect when I do Play it.

Nice to see you got a switch, I hope you enjoy Octopath, Xenoblade 2, and Breath of the Wild.
I do plan to go back on 7, just not sure when as their games I am more interested at the moment.
I am curious how are Dq4 and Dq9, as those are the next dq games I am consider getting into.

I hope you, I recommend you to play zero as it prequel to one as help understand what Kiryu used to be like back in his younger days, plus it help get a better understand on 1, as 0 established a lot of things that lead to what 1/Kiwami was about.

Did know that, that interesting the voice of Vegeta work on Katri. I finish Kari a couple of days ago, I find to be a good watch. I like it handle the farm life, as I enjoy the first half of it. Later on, once Katri becomes involved with that boy and his mother, I wasn’t a fan of that part, as feel it got rushed, as things were resolved to quickly.
. I did like Katri as I find her to be strong as she always manages to deal with the harsh life style she has she had hope that things will get better, as she want to see her mother again. I have no idea what my next Wmt series is going to be I have idea going around it being either Trapp Ikka Mongatari, Porphy, or Ai no Wakakusa

I agree it’s hard to nail down why Kaguya was such a great film, I love Isao take on this old tales as he made come into anime form. Isao is a man who never got the credit he deserved.

Yeah, mal has been going through what I call a midlife crisis, true we got majority of the features back, but this saga isn’t over yet. Seriously it took forever to get back forums and messaging mal friends. I can imagine, heck it even hard for me to make a top 10 list, but I want to get done, that way I can show what are my favorite games. I know majority of the games are going to be on their but going to be hard to rank them.

Speaking of writing, I would love in future to make review on video games I love, but not sure how would I handle to process. As for now I only experience writing reviews of anime. Speaking of that I currently working on a review for the Rurouni Kenshin manga, which leading up to the review I have put the most effort in it, as I am pushing myself beyond my limits, to provide what could end being the best review I will ever make. I hope to finish it before the end of this ear, and I am really close, as all is left is to fix the spelling mistake sand the grammar and make I didn’t miss anything.
Warriors_of_God Jul 27, 2:09 PM
I am glad that Tales of Verspira remaster got announced, and I am glad they are using the ps3 version, has I heard that had a lot of extra bonus content the original didn’t have. I am curious how it will be, I been waiting to check Vespira since I hear from Tales fans that is the best one in the series. So, I hope it lives up to all the praise it has receive over the years.

Glad to see you enjoy Berseria, I like the whole how it handles Velvet story, even though her story been done before, I like the take it had. It is different then previous tales we been getting it has a darker tone, but it doesn’t feel forced. That what I loved about, and I like how it ended in the end.

I am curious how was Fire Emblem 4 I hear that is one of the best of the series is that true?

I have played Echoes and I find to be a good experience, it had what I like about the series. It had a good story and developed characters, that didn’t become waifu bait. I feel the reason why it sold less then Fate was because of what Fe2 was known for and how fate was received. Fates has been receiving to be the worst game of the series, it turns in to what the series become known as now days. 2 was known as the black sheep of fire emblem as it was a lot different then the first one, people were not fans of the change that was happen. I feel though that Echoes was good addition to the series, it came out the time, I feel It wanted to try to remake an older game, to see if they can do it better this time around. They did a good job, but it came out in the wrong time. I hope It takes notes what they learn for echoes and used that basics for Three Houses, and stop trying Fire Emblem into waifu wars, because that not what thee series should not become. I can’t say much now Three houses, we don’t know that much about it, all I can say is this, I don’t like the name I find to be very silly and uncreative. We have to just to wait to see how they handle this.

I hear great things about the Witcher series, I do plan on checking them out once I finally get around to getting 3, but not sure when, maybe during Christmas I will get it.

Octopath Traveler has been amazing experience s far, I am loving it, I been waiting for this game ever since it was revealed during the Switch reveal trailer. Every since that I been getting more interested and more hype for it. It has so far lived up to the hope I give it. It is amazing game, and I feel once I finish it won’t surprise me if becomes my favorite game of all time. I been playing a bit of ff9, can’t say much though, I haven’t focus too much on it, most of my gaming time been dedicated to OT. All I can say for now I am kind liking it has a nice charm to it. I haven’t had that much experience of Final Fantasy before 9, I played 10, 10-2, and 7. Out of those I only finished 10. I need to go back to 7, but to be honest I don’t know if I will. Not saying I like what I saw from 7, but I am worried, that it didn’t live up to all the praise I hear. It been praised to be one of the best games ever made, and I am worried because of that, I find to be a disappointed, because it didn’t live up what I hear about. I hope to give over this and give 7 another try, but I don’t when that happen.

Beside that I did play other game since ewe last time talked. I played Dragon Quest 5, 6, 7. 5 offered a unique experience for me, it had twist with whole hero concept the DQ games had. I love how they handle it and I can say it my favorite of the series. 6 I like it, but it suffered problems such being kind of confusing, I love the class system, and I like that came back in 7. I like 7, but I have to say it my least favorite Dq game, as I wasn’t a fan of the whole getting puzzle pieces, going into the past, solving the quest in that town, the town came back in the present, rise and repeat until every was resorted. I find this very boring and repetitive I did like tat one town was unable to comeback no matter what you did, but by the time that came around it was already too late.

I played threw Breath of the Wild, which consumed of my gaming life for like 2 months, that was an enjoyable experience. I also played through Xenoblade Chronicles 2, which even though not as not as the first one, I still like it, it was fun experience, I need to go back to it since a lot of new content has been added since I stop laying it. I plan to go back playing with a new game plus run somepoint next month. I also played threw Okami which that was a good experience it had a unique art style to it, I like how it handle Japanese folk lore tales and Amatersu is the best dog ever made.

Last year I got into a game series that become one of my favorites of all time heck thinking about it is my second favorite video games series, the series I am referring to is Yazuka. I got into the series last year when I bought 0, that was easily the best game I played last year. It had a good story, good characters, fun combat, etc. lot of thing to love about. After that I went to Kiwami which is a remake of 1, then got 3, 4, 5, and 6. As I was obsessed with it and waiting to play as much I could. I can say it was amazing experience, I got introduce to a world that bunch a fun and wackiness to it, but at the same time can get sad. I love the series and I am looking forward playing Kiwami 2 somepoint this year, but I have to wait a bit though. As I am not getting it when it launches, I am waiting until my Birthday day when I will get. As I got games I want to work on, and another game is coming around the same time as Kiwami , being a game I always wanted to play ever since I heard about it 8 years ago. That being Shenmue the game that inspired Yakuza. It finally getting an Hd released for Ps4 and I can’t wait. To experience the game that not only inspired my second favorite video game series of all time, and a game that I always wanting to play.

It’s crazy thinking about after all the years I finally get to play it and it funny to. Both Shenmue and Ocotpath Traveler I have been waiting for to played for a long time. Let me explain about Ot, for the longest time ever since I been getting more are more into Rpgs, I always waited to be played one that were I feel each character had their own separate stories that would all come together in the end. I always wanted to play such a game. I thought that would never happen, until Octopath Traveler come around, and I was yes, I get to experience the story I always waited for. It crazy I never thought this would happen, and I am glad it. Last year wads such a good year for am gaming I got to find a series that easily become of favorites, then here comes 2018, where I get to experience what I been waiting for all these years. I hoe once I finish Shenmue and Octopath Travleer they live up to all the wait I been waiting for all these years.

Not much to say on the anime department, the only beiges thing I got into was the Monogatari series which has been a quite a good experience. It weird for sure, but I enjoy the weirdness about it. Beside that not much to say I still been watching a wmt series ever now a then, currently going through Katri. Which is going alright. Last year I got into Cosette which become my favorite WMT anime. After that I check out The Tales of Princess Kaguya which became my favorite anime film of all time. I love the way the film looks, and I love how it handles it tale. Isao did a good job with and it was a good send off to his career. Speaking of Isao sad that we last him earlier this year, that it was sad to lost such a man who had a big influence on Miyazaki career and was one of the founders of Studio Ghibli. Not only that, but he brought Akage no Anne and Heidi which set the ground works for WMt anime and brought a huge impact to the industry. He is easily had a big influence on the anime industry and sasd to lose such a great man.

I got into March comes like a loin which was an amazing experience, I related alot with it and become one of favorite series of all time. beside that not mcuh stick out major of this year and last year was focus on gaming rather then anime.

I have also getting back into reviewing I am currently working on my Rurouni Kenshin review, and I hope to have it posted on Mal somepoint this year. I am also plan on after I am done with Shenmue and Octopath Traveler, I am going to work on my top 10 favorite game list of all time, which is not going to be easy. There are a lot of games I love so it going to be hard to rank them all. Once I get it done I will have it posted on mal so look forward to that once I get it finished.
Warriors_of_God Jul 25, 2:10 PM
Hello, how you been doing since last time we chat on here?
omakase May 13, 9:25 AM
Que bien. He considerado leerlo, pero nunca me he puesto. Yo lei la VN hace como 4 años, también con el patch y fue genial. También me habían mencionado eso de el episodio 7 precisamente discutiendo sobre lo que es 'canon' en la VN, y pues mucha gente toma que como se publicó eso en el manga Ryukishi07 da eso como la verdad verdadera, pero bueno, yo lo veo un poco diferente.

Sorpresivamente a mi me ha afectado siempre más leer los detalles que la escena visual, no sé por qué. Con 999 fue así también. Gracias por tomarte el tiempo de responderme.
omakase May 11, 5:52 PM
que genial se ve tu perfil!

llegué aquí por casualidad de la vida, pero ahora que estoy, una pregunta: a mí me gusta muchísimo el visual novel de umineko, crees que el manga le hace justicia?
SSJLuffy May 4, 9:42 AM
Heh, I meant nothing against saying we don't talk much, maybe we can fix it. I just meant you seem cool and like someone whom I'd have enjoyable conversations with about anime, games, cartoons, life, what-have-you. Sorry, I got the vibe my comment annoyed you even just a little haha.

Oh yeah, I've known for awhile that Conan has had good quality subs and video for the longest time but finding them has always been a problem for me especially since after the collapse of the original nyaa. Nothing seemed seeded anymore from the old site, my saved links no longer worked. Once I saw that my eyes lit up and figured it couldn't hurt to share.

As for One Piece, I actually re-watched the entire show recently (and am currently fighting back urges to do so again immediately) and man did I love every minute of it. I truly believe One Piece is a cut above most shounen if not all of it. Despite it's shoddy, inconsistent animation it has some of the best storytelling, worldbuilding and characterization in the genre with an almost unparalleled sense of adventure and wonder with deep themes intertwined. Every time the crew visited a new island I felt like a kid again, seeing new things for the first time. Zou and Whole Cake are some of my favorite parts in the show. Truly great stuff and it seems like the anime has kicked it up a notch with keeping consistent art and animation which is nice. Really no complaints.

Ya know, I'm kinda bad at conversations too. Or at the very least I'm bad at finding things to talk about especially in person. Oddly I'm better at text conversations. And don't even talk to me when I'm tired, nothing will make sense.
SSJLuffy May 3, 8:39 PM
I believe we first met by talking about Conan, in short back in my early anime days I watched a few episodes here and there on adult swim and was intrigued by it and watched maybe the first 30 episodes or so online subbed by A-Conan and then kinda fell off because at the time it was such a massive series (well it still is obviously) with large gaps of unsubbed episodes. Seems like that's been fixed over the years but I've become somewhat of a quality snob, heh.

Looks like I've finally found a collection of the best quality releases of it on nyaa: https://nyaa.si/view/996065

Also, there's this: https://nyaa.si/view/1033228

Just figured I'd send those links your way since I remembered you being a huge fan of the series despite it being so long since we talked. Maybe we can fix that?
Yabuki_149 Apr 30, 12:12 PM
Hey,
Where did you watch the 1. movie of AnJ?
Imaishi Apr 26, 3:57 PM
You aren't watching Die Neue These?
I'm personally pleasantly surprised, while I'm not a fan of the new designs, it's definitely not bastardizing the original and quite nice to watch. They won't adapt much unless the series gets tons of sequels, but it's still cool.
TheGeniusBaka Apr 10, 7:02 PM
I see
thanks for advice.