At the start of this year, I reviewed the first season of No Guns Life, an hard boiled cyberpunk detective anime that brings the more noir elements of the cyberpunk genre to the fore, while still retaining some shonen action. The first season put a lot of focus on Juzo, the protagonist, working on a variety of cases that built out the world of the setting, but not necessarily the backstory. Season 2 instead shifts the focus back to Juzo, along with some of the supporting cast and their connections to him.Read more
It’s kind of been a while since we got a major cyberpunk anime that was outside of the general orbit of Masamune Shirow. Season 2 of SAO, from the description of the arc, was something that I might describe as cyberpunk adjacent – but otherwise, I generally didn’t see much that didn’t have a connection to Shirow or one of the series he created in the listings. So, when No Guns Life came up in the Anime Chart, I figured it was worth checking out.Read more
This week I’m wrapping up the year with my thoughts on the last of the Shadowrun video games to date, and the best of the series – Shadowrun: Hong Kong.Read more
Battle Angel Alita ended – sort of – on an interesting note. Due to health issues, the mangaka, Yukito Kishiro, somewhat rushed the manga’s conclusion, quickly moving the story into the floating city of Zalem, before blitzing through the city coping with the revelation that everyone in the city has computer brains – and Alita ultimately ending up in control of the city. The sequel, Last Order, starts there, before going into an oddly different direction.Read more
Shortly after watching Ubisoft’s E3 2019 Showcase, I finally beat Watch Dogs 2. Beating that game, in a lot of respects, made clear what my objections are with Watch Dogs Legion. In short, effectively all of those objections are related to the narrative – in particular, how the story will play out with procedurally generated characters.Read more
We have a new live-action manga adaptation in theaters. How did it turn out!
This week I have a review of an anthology comic from Kodansha set in the universe of Shirow Masamune’s Ghost in the Shell.
One of my earliest reviews was of Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Now it’s time to review the sequel – Mankind Divided.
Megazone 23 – Part 3 is probably the most Cyberpunk part of the Megazone 23 series. The other installments had artificial intelligences and rebelling against the man. However, Part 3 has more hacking, human cybernetic augmentation, and dealing with human society’s relationship with the planet. It’s also the weakest part of the series. Read more
I’m back, and currently doing a Let’s Play of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. My plan is to analyze the story as I make my way through the game, and then do a full review after I’ve completed the game’s story. I’ve done three parts thus far, which are embedded below.
We finally finish off Madame and start a prison uprising.
The boss fight with Madame continues… and continues…
It turns out Madame has left some traps in her Membrane’s. That doesn’t sound weird, does it?
We to take on a new type of enemy, and get a new S-Pressin.
This time we get to meet Madame for the first time.
This time we get our payback on the guards.
This time we need to get our sneak on.
Also, I hope you all are having a merry Christmas – except for Kid X-Mas. That guy’s a dick.
This time we get to fight a big stompy robot!
This time we make our way through the game’s second sewer level.
This time we return to Tommy’s bar, only to get caught in another fight.
The Remember Me Let’s Play continues, with proof why you shouldn’t play video games with a cat on your shoulder.
This time we continue to make our way through the slums.
This week I’m doing a list with 6 tabletop RPGs you might like, based on your taste in video games. If you’re interested in any of the tabletop RPGs mentioned, lists to the games can be found below.
Also, the weekend of June 15th, 2013 is Free RPG Day! Stop by a participating game store see about picking up one of these games, or many others that might strike your fancy! You can find participating stores here. Read more