Friday, January 16, 2015

MH4U Demo thoughts

When some Some European hunters got their MH4U demo i was kinda jelly and want to get one too but finally got mine yesterday from nintendo newsletter and downloaded it straight away. For a demo MH4U is really good much better than MH3U one from what i know. The demo got 3 monsters to fight with different difficulties and so far i have tried SnS, Gunlance, LS and Lance. I would say i am glad that the main weapons i use still remain mostly the same with addition of new moves or two and jumping attacks. Riding mechanics is quite easy to learn but i find this one works best for multiplayer as it gives opportunity to render the monster helpless for brief time while giving other hunters some breathing space while someone ride the monster, don't hit the riding hunter though.

I have beaten all the monster and my thoughts about them is Jaggi is still a punching bag while Tetsucabura is pushover and roughly as tough as early bird wyverns or other pelagus. Then fought Gore Magara which is interesting fight and it is kinda like mini Kushala though the feral form is very tough and the way it fight is like somewhere in between Tigrex and Zinogre. I will definitely get MH4U and probably going to use 3 characters just like MH3U and Lance will be still my main character's weapon.

Friday, January 9, 2015

MG 1/100 Gundam Double X

Considering Gundam X got an MG already i suppose Double X bound to follow as well. Scheduled for March this year, Double X will be released for the price of 4500 yen which is quite modest. Double X is the second MS Garrod get in After War Gundam X when he escaped from the Earth Federation base from his capture. Like Gundam X, Double X also have access to Satelite system and able to fire two Satelite Cannon at once. Unlike most Gundam protagonist MS, i think Double X is not really good in close combat and given the abrupt conclusion the series, we never get to see if Double X got more balanced variant like X Divider. Nevertheless it still got docking support with G-Falcon which boost its firepower and wonder Bandai will release one too. I still hope Gundam X will get his Divider pack and wonder if Garrod's sidekicks will get MG too.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Genghis Khan (manga)

Yokoyama Mitsuteru is quite well know for his history manga but i think his Genghis Khan is the weakest out of all. Genghis Khan is quite admirable history figure despite his slaughter because he is able to unite Mongol Tribe which is not his an easy feat and conquer so much land creating lasting legacy. I guess to a Japanese mongolian culture is not as easy to get into as Chinese one but the manga doesn't cover the story of Genghis Khan thoroughly. The first half part is decent but unfortunately Yokoyama didn't give good enough coverage on the global campaign of Genghis Khan, the deed he is most well known of and even skip the obligatory "pouring molten metals to that the throat of the governor that dared to kill his merchant" which is probably inspired part of the Game of Throne where Viserys got his gold membership from Drogo. Apart from the major flaw i guess the manga give enough coverage of one the most famous conqueror in history.