Monday, June 25, 2012

Danball Senki LBX 014 Lucifer

Another LBX kit that i got my eye into which would be in my future buy-list. As the name implies, Lucifer is really imposing LBX used by one of main antagonist, Yagami Kousuke a Genius LBX battler who serve as one of the last boss in Danball Senki Game. Lucifer is also one of those special LBX like the one that Ban and Jin have as it can trigger powerful special mode as well. In the game Lucifer is no pushover opponent and you will probably have hard time fighting close combat with it especially with its 2 special Hissatsu function that are really powerful and exclusive to Lucifer. I would like to see Epsilon getting a kit by Bandai in the future and i will be putting up the game's review somewhere around next week.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

New SD Gundam G Generation announced!

My body can never be ready when i heard new G Generation games are released! and this time PSP got another new title called SD Gundam G Generation Overworld which makes the 3rd G Gen game have been released on PSP. The game will be released on September this year with the price of 6000 yen. From what i see the animation quality would be the same with G Gen world while the gameplay probably will get some minor tweaks but the determining factor whether the game will be good or not would be the number of playable MS in the game. Obviously a new G Gen game would be lacking without new series addition which are pretty awesome. The new addition series that caught my attention the most are Knight Gundam, Gihren no Yabou and Gundam Wing G-unit(Germinass and Hydra Gundam yay!). I expect we will get to see Unicorn Banshee as well and maybe some Jesta variants as well considering UC MSV is coming along too!. I am quite surprised that more SD Gundam series joining in the series but hopefully existing series will see more of its units especially Astray which was really lacking in G Gen World. I will get the better scan for the pics if i find one and I just list the Gundam series included in the roster down there.

機動戦士ガンダム/MSV/MSX/機動戦士ガンダム 第08MS小隊/
機動戦士ガンダム MSIGLOO 1年戦争秘録/機動戦士ガンダム MSIGLOO 黙示録0079/
機動戦士ガンダム MSIGLOO2 重力戦線/機動戦士ガンダム外伝 THE BLUE DESTINY/
機動戦士ガンダム外伝 宇宙、閃光の果てに/ジオニックフロント 機動戦士ガンダム0079/
機動戦士ガンダム0080 ポケットの中の戦争/Z-MSV/GUNDAM SENTINEL/
機動戦士ガンダム戦記 BATTLE FIELD RECORD U.C.0081/
機動戦士ガンダム0083 スターダスト・メモリー/機動戦士Zガンダム/
ADVANCE OF Z~ティターンズの旗のもとに/機動戦士Zガンダム A New Translation/
機動戦士ガンダムZZ/機動戦士ガンダム 逆襲のシャア/CCA-MSV/M-MSV/
機動戦士ガンダムUC/機動戦士ガンダムUC-MSV/機動戦士ガンダム 閃光のハサウェイ/
機動戦士ガンダムF90/機動戦士ガンダム シルエットフォーミュラ91/
機動戦士クロスボーン・ガンダム スカルハート/∀ガンダム/
機動戦士クロスボーン・ガンダム 鋼鉄の7人/機動戦士Vガンダム/
機動武闘伝Gガンダム/新機動戦記ガンダムW/新機動戦記ガンダムW Endless Waltz。
新機動戦記ガンダムW デュアルストーリー G-UNIT/機動新世紀ガンダムX/
機動戦士ガンダムSEED/SEED-MSV/機動戦士ガンダムSEED ASTRAY/
機動戦士ガンダムOO A wakening of the Trailblazer/
機動戦士ガンダムAGE/模型戦士ガンプラビルダーズ ビギニングG/
機動戦士ガンダム シークレット・ウェポンズ ファントム・ブレット/
SDガンダムワールド ガチャポン戦士シリーズ/SDガンダムGX/
機動戦士ガンダム CROSS DIMENSION 0079/機動戦士ガンダム ギレンの野望/

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Rewatching Legend of Galactic Heroes

It has been 2 years already since i watched the main series and up until now Legend of Galactic Heroes is still the best anime that i have ever watched. I rarely bother to rewatch the anime that i have finished already but for this Masterpiece I will give an exception as i wanted to see the series in its best form considering i just got the Blu-ray version of the series recently. Currently i am on the first season of the series, while there are not much difference with the DVD version some of the scenes are remastered up to LOGH Gaiden Quality of animation like the episodes 26(which is still really sad as ever ;_;). Along my 2nd run of watching LOGH i also intend to collect meaningful quotes of the characters which the series have plenty of it especially from Yang Wenli because i think this the only thing i can do to help this series. If this series had been released on the West considering there were plans to do it back then(there are dubs samples) i think LOGH would get the attention that it really deserves which is my only regret for the series. Anyway for those haven't watched this series i would like to recommend watching this series again since it is simply one of the best series that animation world ever created which we don't see much these days.

By the way this the Dub sample for the LOGH which are really decent actually

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Riviera the Promised Land

One of my favorite RPG game back in the past and yesterday i managed to complete my first playthrough for the PSP version which i have been neglected for years i guess. Riviera is probably one of the more interesting RPG game that i encountered throughout my gaming journey where the story is loosely based on Norse's Ragnarok saga. The game offers one of a kind RPG Gaming experience and have great musical score as well. Though the story of Riviera is less desirable with typical JRPG story and pretty terrible script. Somehow i also find the PSP port is quite lackluster compared to the GBA version mainly due to full voiceover feature which is a bad move in my opiniion and some utility issues as well. Nevertheless i really loved the game back when it was in GBA as it is easily one of the best game in the platform in terms of graphic and music. For my first playthrough of the PSP version of Riviera, I managed to get the Ending for Serene just like my first game in the GBA. Serene happens to be my favorite heroine in the game because she is really adorable when she goes dere mode despite her tomboyish personality. Riviera is probably the stepping stone for its Developer, Sting which helps them to release some more interesting RPG titles which you can try Hexyz Force or Yggdra Union which are decent titles released by them.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Danball Senki LBX 010 Odin

In last few weeks i have been playing Danball Senki after taking a break from Saisei-Hen. I find the gameplay of this series is really fun in particular the customization level despite the story is rather bad(since the series are meant for kids). This series is quite similar Medabots except it is smaller and probably you will like Danball Senki if you were the fan of Medabots. The mecha toys in Danball Senki are called LBX and After i played the game i got myself interested to get one of the kits that Bandai released. The first kit that i plan to get is the Odin which is the LBX used by the main protagonist. Odin is the replacement LBX that Yamano Ban gets after his Achilles got wrecked in Artemis tournament and just like Achilles, Odin still use lance as its primary weapon. So far the Odin is the only LBX that are capable to transform (barring ZX3 which can combine together) and even got special finisher in its transform mode. I would recommend to play the game which is one of the better mecha games that PSP got or you can try to watch the anime series because Level-5 make this series have really good production value.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Drifting Classroom

Another manga that really have good story and can't be judged by its cover. I think out of old manga series, Drifting Classroom is the best when it comes to story department. The series tells about the life of a group of kids stranded in apocalyptic world after an explosion happen in their school. It appears that they are stranded in the future where civilization have collapsed and one by one their members died due to attacks by creatures and they have to defend themselves as most of the adults died. The story is quite grimdark for a shonen series of its time but it teaches plenty of moral lessons as well and somehow the series also remind me with Lord of the Flies novel. In short if you want to find some Shonen series with good story try to read this one because Average shonen titles in the present lose directly with Drifting classroom when it comes to story.