A post of note…

February 23, 2008 at 3:27 pm (8-bit, Final Fantasy, nostalgia, video games)

…although it’s not one of mine. I am working on posts of my own but they’ll also vary on a scale of originality. In any case, here’s an interesting article which poses the question: Ever wonder what it would be like to play Final Fantasy VII on the original Nintendo Entertainment System?

For those of you lacking in curiosity, who may not wish to download the rom and play the game yourself, there are plenty of screenshots in the article itself. Myself, I only fought two battles before I gave up. I suppose I might have played the game a little longer if it hadn’t been in Chinese.

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Soul Calibur 4…WTF?

February 8, 2008 at 2:39 pm (strange, video games)

Just saw this and had to share the experience of being dumbfounded.

How in the world can this be explained in Story Mode?

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Favorite Anime Openings

February 7, 2008 at 10:10 am (anime, cheese, faces which amuse me, Gundam, strange)

This kind of post isn’t the substantial type I had in mind when I resolved to blog more this year but I promise there will be something of note to read within the next couple of days. That being said, here are a few of my favorite anime openings. Don’t worry about my sanity; I’m already embarrassed enough to feel like a fifteen year old for posting this.

I should mention just because I few of these are favorites doesn’t mean I’ve watched the entire series. I’m thinking of Yamato and Mazinger Z when I say this seeing as how I’ve only seen a few of episodes of each.

Turn A Gundam:

Out of all the Gundam openings this is the only one that passes muster. It also might have something to do with this being my favorite Gundam to date since it’s sort of steam-punkish, has a slow moving plot, great character development, and manages to explain away the multiple Gundam universes/time-lines.

Space Battleship Yamato:

Why would I choose this as a favorite? I’m sure it has nothing to do with the manliness of Isao Sasaki…

Enough of that.

Eureka Seven:

This anime ranks up there with EVA and Full Metal Alchemist, although the ending isn’t a mind blitz like the former nor as sloppy as the latter.

Mazinger Z:

I like this opening for the nostalgia it exerts upon me although I never saw it as a kid. I guess it’s just the horrible animation quality as well as the cheesy music.

Ergo Proxy:

Paranoia Agent:

The last two openings aren’t entirely chosen for how great the music is but for how they encapsulate the anime they’re introducing. Both of them are great by the way.

And finally will end off with the calliphonic laughter of Guu:

So what are your favorite openings?

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