Greetings WordPress! Wakai’s back with a status update post. Yeah, I know things have slowed down drastically since my Sword Art Online II review. College has been a pain in the ass lately and balancing that with my unpaid internship has left me quite unmotivated in terms of watching anime. I had a Zankyou no Terror review in the pipeline, but it’s been so long since I finished it that I feel any review I write now would not be genuine.
In other news, a friend of mine took away my Jojo virginity and I’ve watched the first two parts. I’ll probably start watching Jotaro’s antics some time in the summer; don’t expect a review for Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures though. It’s hilarious. It’s fun. It’s dumb as hell. Nothing more, nothing less.
Furthermore, most of my free time has been spent on a couple awesome visual novels. Over the past month, I’ve binged on both titles of Danganronpa. For those of you who have never heard of Danganronpa, it’s a game for the PSP/PS Vita (I played on the latter) about 15 super talent students who are trapped in their school, forced by a manic mastermind to murder to escape. The plot twists are awesome. The characters are interesting and lovable. The gameplay is spectacular and addicting; think Phoenix Wright. The only mechanic I disliked was the present system, where presents can be given to characters to further relationships. The problem is that the presents are only available from a slot machine; spinning that thing over and over again is quite annoying. Regardless, I highly recommend both games to anyone with a PS Vita. 9.5/10. This series now trumps Persona in my favorites list. That’s impressive. I heard the anime is shit though.
Lastly, the most recent visual novel I played was a demo called Lucid9. It’s an amazing piece of work, created by an amateur group of visual novel fans. All the quality of a big company without the money backing it up? That’s talent. A close friend of mine is the main writer for Lucid9, so I guarantee you the writing is good. Hell, everything is good, from the artwork to sound design to comedy. Like Danganronpa, Lucid9 is a murder mystery visual novel. Only the first couple days are available, but it’s enough to hook anyone interested. Check out their website at http://lucid9.weebly.com/ Join their forums and tell them Wakai sent you. In fact, Lucid9 has inspired me to pick up my writing and drawing a little more, so I’ll probably continue Apple of Honor in the near future. Look forward to that.
Have you played any of the visual novels I mentioned above? What did you think?