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Kakera: Games, Beaches and the Bliss of Life

Yo! Hisashiburi da na….it’s been a long time since I posted something….So…here’s something to talk about…in b4, Kakera means fragment in Japan…if you didn’t already know it’s the title of the new song from ViVid…I simply love em’…working my way on translating the lyrics.

I’m in Kuantan, Pahang right now until next week…it was  a blissful weeks but I’ve seen better days…really…I’m happy to see my newborn niece but at the same time I think maybe I can go a bit sightseeing here and there…and I did…last Friday we went to the cinema to watch ‘Immortals’…the movie was so violent that…the guys there need to check up on my ID to see if I’m not under-age or anything…I showed them my ID and my dad shrugs and say ‘at his age, he should already get married’. Nice movie but really…a young Zeus? Compared to clash of the titans, I think this was better on the violence level….maybe too gory but that’s nice..aside from fake films showing how a thug gets blown away with a single punch….and the main protagonist don’t even hit em’? Well..you should watch it yourself…either at the cinema near you…or illegally…..that works too…and yeah…I bought some games after that…Deus Ex Human Revolution which is really hard but entertaining with those cyberpunk theme…GTA IV episodes from Liberty City…really hard on my graphics…slowed down my PC performance but everything’s fine when I set the graphics to ‘low’…and Dead Island was just…Dead awesome!! Can’t wait to play COD Modern Warfare 3…I heard it was damn good…or too good? I guess the only way to find out is by playing em’ myself…

Okay, you might wonder what does ‘beaches’ in the title means….well…I don’t know either…haha…just kidding…yesterday I went to Pantai Batu Hitam near Berserah, Kuantan….literally translated…as on the signboard as ‘Black stone beach’…why they didn’t use the word ‘rock’ instead of ‘stone’ still baffled me…I mean…come on…it sounds better…and those are rocks not stones…If you asked me what’s the difference between em’…I might say…dude…you’re on the net…do your own research…If I discuss it here it won’t fit the entire screen…okay…less talk more writing…or less….less….whatever….Back to the topic…the sea breeze sure was nice and the water is clear enough to see through…and I didn’t brought my swimming trunks…so…I still won’t get in there cause…well…there’s no place to take a shower afterwards..yeah..I wouldn’t want to get inside the car…wet…with salt water on my skin…not good for my skin complexions I tell you…and you smell…somewhat between a fish and a man and some says a merman…I’ve taken some pictures here and there…afterwards we went to buy some ‘Keropok Lekor’…and some crackers…as well as dipping sauces and yeah…Belacan (not smuggled from Malaya I guess…that only happened in ‘Ali Baba Bujang Lapok’. If you don’t know what I mean….man…did you really watch the movie??)

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Anime and games review

Minna-san, ogenki desuka ka? Now for what you have been waiting for….it’s J~Review

ANIME REVIEW

Shakugan no Shana III(Final)

I’ve been waiting for another season of this much anticipated anime. In this new season, we’re shocked by the awesome intro of the new season. Shana is fighting thousands of monster and shortly after a few battle she confront a man with a long hair….and it’s Yuji, as the leader of the Bal Masque….what the hell happened? It seems that during the Christmas Yuji suddenly disappeared and what left of him was the two letters for Kazumi and Shana. As we know if a torch has disappeared everything regarding his existence would disappear. In the end of the first episode, Yuji was revived and become the leader of the Bal Masque. The OP and ED of this season was quite good. The OP sung by the usual, Kotoko titled Light my Fire was pretty catchy. The ED by Altima, I’ll Believe had a slow start but after a few minutes the pace speeds up and the rap was pretty nice. My score?? Considering the surprises and nice theme songs, I give it 4.5/5. The 0.5 was due to being confused of the storyline……then again, who doesn’t love this anime?

2. Gundam….AGE 12 and below

I was pretty pissed of with Sunrise for the new Gundam that they released…..it’s pretty much childish to me. All of the characters was of child sized and I was shocked to find out that the main protagonist was really an adult…..and when I looked at the other characters they all lacking……height….and what makes it worst is the EU mobile suits which resembles….a combination of gargoyle and dragon and doesn’t look like the conventional mobile suits….it didn’t even look like one….and the storyline….gundam was a legendary hero in white?? And talk about the character…they’re like made for children’s show……luckily the battle scene is still in par with the previous gundam series…..kinda epic but due to the other factors….I’d say I’m really disappointed with this…I was hoping for a good series since SEED….meh….but it does have a good OP….Scores?? I don’t have the guts to give one….it’s up to the reader I guess….

3. Guilty Crown

Woot, despite of the ecchiness in it, the storyline was quite superb. I’m lazy to write the review as I got a few more, here’s one from wikipedia:

“Guilty Crown’s setting begins in 2029 when an unidentified “Apocalypse Virus” spreads and plunges Japan into a state of emergency in an chaos known as the “Lost Christmas”.An international organization known as the GHQ intervenes with martial law and restores order to Japan at the cost of its independence.

Ten years later in 2039, Shu Ouma, a 17-year-old high school student who keeps to himself in school, meets Inori Yuzuriha, the lead singer for Egoist, while visiting one of his favourite places on his way home from school. Shu is a big fan of Inori, a singer who has taken the Internet world by storm. However, he also discovers the other side of her, which is that she is a member of “Undertakers”, a resistance group that aims to liberate Japan from the GHQ. Shu starts taking a part in the actions of “Undertakers” and the “king’s mark” appears on his right hand. This “mark” bestows on him the power to reach inside another person’s body and extract and materialize a weapon from it.”

If you’re looking for something new this is the anime for you….a fresh storyline and epic battle scenes and a protagonist with new character build….I give the anime a 4.5/5….due to the OP and ED….not much to my liking but maybe for some it was quite soothing.

GAMES

Game reviews…although most of the games had been released a few months ago but I still wanted to give some…here we have reviews from MMO ARPG and a few NDS games….I know there’s already 3ds but what the heck, they’re still great!

1. Dragon Nest

This game ranked highly on MMO related sites and was really addicting. Highly anticipated by gamers all over the world, the game introduces new style of gameplay instead of the usual…click….grind…levelling….boring gameplay, it introduces the element of ARPG and have a nice storyline….with good graphics I felt like I’m playing a chibi version of Devil May Cry…it has nice voice overs…quite cool when you heard your character shout out the skills a’la anime styles with Korean slangs….oooh…..I’m addicted to this game…sadly, this game was really heavy for any OS so make sure your system had a good spec. Lags? Don’t ask me, online games lag even if you have ultra speed DNS. And check out the other game with the same genre, Rusty Hearts here’s the link for these 2 F2p MMOARPG’s:

Dragon Nest SEA

Rusty Hearts

2. Kirby Mass Attack

Another release from HAL. In this new release Kirby splits into 10 and have to defend dreamland from the evil skull gangs. This game features new gameplay out of the usual Kirby games. The full use of touchscreen and the cuteness of the game added with challenging levels and bosses. Not to mention that it also have an extra of mini games and all sorts of other great things. The BGM was really catchy and quite a splendid masterpiece.

3.  Harvest Moon: The tales of two town

Released for the DS and 3DS, this new series featured two towns where the main protagonist could live in. Either the western style town where you can raise a lot of livestock the ‘Bluebell Village’ or the Japanese themed vegetable farm the ‘Konohana village’. Besides that this game features quest system much like Rune Factory series. Best of all in this game is the activities and the change in the farming method. Enough of spoilers get this game now either legally by buying em. Or illegally by download…onto the DS or download…and use emulators.

4. Professor Layton and The last specter

Released a few weeks ago, the fourth release was a prequel before the first game ‘The curious Village’. This game tells how Layton meet with his young apprentice Luke and along with his assistant Emmy Altava, they confront the mysterious specter that have been terrorising the town of Misthallery. New features and puzzles as usual…I reckon that you play this game immediately! Unless you have upcoming exams or something…but this game can sure increase those brain power of yours I suppose.

And there you have it, a half-assed review written by me. Any comments or cursing would do but I would supposedly edit the cursing (for heavens sake there’s children reading this blog of mine.) Anyway, D.F.J signing out for now, have lots of work to do now……

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