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Post-Hype Reviews – Dead Space 3

Post-Hype Reviews – Dead Space 3

Sep 9, 2014

Welcome to the pilot of Post-Hype Reviews, potentially our new video series where we take a step back and analyze the lead up and critical response to certain titles and give an overall impression of them from a point past all of the hype. This is the pilot, so please let us know what you think of the idea and format n the comments below so we know if we should...

Review | The November Man

Review | The November Man

Aug 27, 2014

The November Man really wants to be a big, dumb action movie, and it achieves that goal for several brief moments. It’s the type of movie that Steven Seagal or Jean-Claude Van Damme has put out in recent years, with a plot that is pasted together using nothing but cliches and enough cursing and female nudity to hide its lack of substance. However, this...

Review | Space Dandy Episodes 14-20

Review | Space Dandy Episodes 14-20

Aug 27, 2014

What’s this, two Shinichiro Watanabe series in one season? Of course they’re two series of majorly different genres, and if you’ve stuck with Space Dandy until this point, you won’t be disappointed. I know a few people have tapped out to Space Dandy’s episodic, wacky formula, but it’s actually grown on me and I’ve been smiling and legitimately laughing out loud...

Review | Aldnoah.Zero Episodes 1-7

Review | Aldnoah.Zero Episodes 1-7

Aug 26, 2014

When I hear Gen Urobichi has a new project in store, I get giddy, anxious, and then hesitant. As much as I love a lot of his works (Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero) he can also fall a little flat and forgettable (Blassreiter) too. Needless to say, Aldnoah Zero is his latest creation, and although he only had a hand in writing the first three episodes, it’s still an...

Shadowgate Review

Shadowgate Review

Aug 22, 2014

Once upon a time, adventure games were harder. Some might say deeper. Before Tim Schafer and Telltale made “no game-over” gameplay the norm, you could easily ruin five hours of progress by losing a key item. The original Shadowgate was one such game. Utilizing a whole array of action buttons and pixel perfect button presses, the 1987 release...

Review | Tokyo ESP Episodes 1-7

Review | Tokyo ESP Episodes 1-7

Aug 22, 2014

A couple of years ago, Marvel teamed up with studio Madhouse to create an X-Men anime developed in Japan, but it was an utterly forgettable creation. This fall season brings us Tokyo ESP from mangaka Hajime Segawa (Ga-Rei-Zero), Shigehito Takayanagi (Cardcaptor Sakura, Flame of Recca) and Studio Xebec (Pandora Hearts, Heroic Age). Tokyo is newly invested with...

Review | Zankyou no Terror Episodes 1-7

Review | Zankyou no Terror Episodes 1-7

Aug 21, 2014

Here it is, Shinichirō Watanabe’s newest creation: Zankyou no Terror (AKA Terror in Resonance). Set in an alternate universe of Japan, teenaged terrorists Nine and Twelve have ambitions to terrorize Japan and wake up the world with their destruction. On the other side of the fight is Kenjirō Shibazaki of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, who is...

Review | Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen Episodes 1-7

Review | Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen Episodes 1-7

Aug 20, 2014

I’ve been picking up more and more mecha series over the last few years, though truth be told I never cared for mecha growing up. Aside from Mobile Suit G Gundam, I never liked the Gundam shows on Toonami, but shows like Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team and Gundam 00 were too good to pass up. However, when I heard Tatsuo Satō (Shigofumi: Letters from the...

Review | Tokyo Ghoul Episodes 1-7

Review | Tokyo Ghoul Episodes 1-7

Aug 20, 2014

Tokyo Ghoul is indubitably one of the most anticipated animes of the summer season. Loosely based on the manga but Sui Ishida, Tokyo Ghoul is a dark, bloody, emphatic journey of Ken Kaneki who’s just a college student trying to find a girlfriend, but is soon attacked and granted the organs of a Ghoul. Ghouls aren’t uncommon in Tokyo Ghoul, but Kaneki is thrust...

Review | Quest for Infamy

Review | Quest for Infamy

Aug 18, 2014

Every once in a while, there comes a game so perfect, so enthralling that it seems to have been crafted by angels and delivered from heaven unto the mortal gamers. A special kind of experience that forever leaves its mark in your mind, the kind you will look back upon fondly for years to come. But Quest for Infamy isn’t one of those games. No, my friend,...