Vinland Saga season 1 was stellar but while it was successful, I feel like not enough people saw it because it was a Prime show and I feel like people don’t go to Prime for anime, primarily (no pun intended). I’m so psyched for season 2.
The series is about vikings and the first season has some amazing, complex characters including a villain who is both weirdly loathable and noble and enigmatic. I don’t want to give too much away but season one ends in jaw dropping fashion as everything is upended and the status quo completely changes and then says “End of Prologue”. I hope all of this epic gets animated.
Plus it’s the only anime I’m aware of that prominently features my province in the opening credits.
Fire Emblem Engage comes out tomorrow and I’m more stoked than I’ve been for a new game for a good long while. I will emerge from my Fire Emblem Chrysalis long enough to enjoy the Overdrawn tribute, but most of tomorrow will be spent waging war against the backdrop of video game melodrama.
Recent convert to Fire Emblem and I started Engage last night and was very excited that I could set the audio to Japanese and the text to English. Not generally a fan of English voice acting in video games. Willing to accept that the Japanese is probably just as over the top, but I enjoy it anyway. It’s also fun - with my limited Japanese - to listen and see how different what they’re saying can be.
I need to set it aside once I finish all the prologue/tutorial chapters and get to the Somniel, because I want to get Fates and Awakening to the point where I can buy the DLC (I think about 6 chapters in on both) before the 3DS/Wii U eShop closes in March.
Yup. Chapter 5 and it doesn’t take too long for either one. In case you didn’t know, you can’t just pay with a credit card anymore on the 3DS shop. You have to add funds to your account through the Nintendo website (Make sure to put a little extra in for tax). The magic web address is: Nintendo Account.
Yup, I linked my 3DS/Wii U eShop account to my Switch account a long time ago and I have it prefunded with enough to get all the 3DS Fire Emblem DLC, I think. Although I bought the Engage DLC day 1, so I might have to add a bit more.
All the reviews have been 10/10 or close to, and then the comments are full of “Man, this is just BotW DLC that they should’ve given us for free”. Lesson being: never read the comments; trolls are awful.
As I mentioned in another thread, mine is stuck in a FedEx distribution center. So at least one more day for me. And the second lesson being: never ship anything via FedEx; this happens every time with them.
Yeah, every review is like “I’ve played over 100 hours so far and I just finished the main story and half the map is unexplored and half the side quests aren’t finished”. Using an updated version of the same game engine and reusing some assets to make an entirely new huge game is not “just DLC”.
I don’t know anything about your financial situation, but the Switch Lite is pretty affordable (compared to other current consoles) and the Zelda games all (BotW, Link’s Awakening, Skyward Sword HD, TotK) work fine on it.
Not sure when it’s coming to the States, but I’ve waited years for it. When this release date was first announced I didn’t get too jazzed, as there have been delays in the past. But it sounds like it’s actually going to happen.
It tops the list for my most anticipated movies of 2023. These are films I’m hoping will show up as nominees, maybe winners, on next year’s blog post (my personal awards). Also, hopeful they don’t wind up on the bummers list by seasons end (movies you look forward to that let you down)