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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Top 10 Anime Games, 2005 (Part 2)

CHEATER!!! Well, that's kinda harsh, I take it back. So below is the Top 5 anime games this year as seen on the Anime Gaming Guide on 12/28.

1) Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi - It's the best DBZ game ever, period, hands down, best looking too.
2) Ultimate Spider-Man - Sweet cell shading and a winning formula give you a great mix set in the Ultimate universe.

3) Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness - Still trying to catch them all, this is taking a while.

4) X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse - Muties, muties everywhere.

5) One Piece Grand Battle - Power Stone with Luffy and gang.

Top 10 Anime Games, 2005 (Part 1)

Ok, so here we are, almost at the end of 2005, so now's as good a time as ever to pick the Top 10 anime/comic based video games for 2005. Hopefully by now you've seen these posted on the Anime Gaming Guide. Well, these games were picked based on... well pretty much what I like, what was fun. Now here's the reason the games were picked, or at least why 6-10 were picked, you'll have to wait for the top 5 till later (or not).

6) Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Never Ending Tomorrow - A game not to be missed by any true Gundam fan. Just the intro alone is worth the price of admission, and playing through the SEED storyline, freaking sweet.
7) Yu-Gi-Oh! Nightmare Troubadour - The first card battling game on the DS, and it's great. The stylus is perfect for this format.

8) Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Curse of the Crimson Elixer - A big improvement over the first game the cut scenes and music draw you into an original story set in the world of your favorite alchemist brothers.

9) Zatch Bell! Mamodo Battles - The art style for Zatch Bell! has always annoyed me for some reason, but this is one fun playing game, especially for the younger members of your family.

10) InuYasha: Feudal Combat - Ok, the game... it wasn't that great, but dang if I don't love InuYasha. Ok Bandai, you better not drop the ball on Samurai Champloo next year.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Pokemon or Dragon Ball or Fullmetal or....

So what do you think? What was the best anime based video game this year? To add some more meat to the conversation let's also include comic based games (not moive based on comic games like Batman Begins ok). What was the best game this year, was it Goku and gang or that yellow furball or maybe a pair of alchemic brothers. The list will be revealed this week and next at http://videogames.aol.com/gamingguides/anime, but who will be #1, and will you agree? Nope, you won't agree and we need to know why, who was better in your opinion. Tune in, it's going to be a hoot, good times. Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Lovingt on Katamari Damacy

I love Katamari, do you? It's an easy question. Do you love rolling around a sticky ball gathering up the world? Do you love cleaning up the mess left by the King of the Cosmos? If you do then you Love Katamari, or I should say 'We Love Katamari.'

The original hooked me, the sequel enthralled me. Such simple game play, graphics and the music, OH THE MUSIC, it's great. I get weird looks when playing but if you pick this puppy up and start the rolling you will be hooked too. It's good times. Next up is 'Me and My Katamari' on PSP. How will this work without the dual analog sticks? Who knows, if the music is jamming I'll be a playing. It's so much fun, good times.

Thursday, December 8, 2005

Chrono Crusade DVD Box Set Impression

!!!SPOILER TIME!!!

I come to praise and scold a very good anime, Chrono Crusade. I know this series has been out for a while now, but I just finished watching the slimmed box set for ADV Films (get it at Best Buy, great pricing for a lot of anime). Anyway over a three day period I watch the series, came to know and really like the characters and traveled with them on their journey, good times, everything I like when I pick up an anime.

Well, I won't ruin the story for you, but why the hell does everyone die at the end??? Really, I have not been this upset at the end of an anime in quite a long time, well since Gundam SEED when Mu dies, but that's another spoiler for another time. I still loved the series, and because interested in it when I read Vol. 1 of the manga. Good read, good watch, good way to get sad. Check it out if you have time, but just be ready to say WTF and to be sad.