I'm hoping that things in my world are going to settle down and that hopefully I'll be able to get back to making this a weekly blog - though I won't be focusing on miniature painting as originally planned, I'm considering working in more to do with gaming (reviews, releases I'm excited foretc.) and art/literature, so I'll be using here as a place to talk about the various projects I have going at any one time - I may even start using my Tumblr more regularly too!
So here's a starting point:
I recently returned to a game which came out for the DS some years ago, a game co-created by Square Enix and Jupiter, a game called The World Ends with You or Subarashi Kono Sekai for those who know it by its Japanese name.
I adore this game.
I've adored it since I first started playing it some 4 or so years ago and I still adore it now. It's unique in style, actually makes use of the DS touch screen, has a fantastic OST and most importantly - a sublime plot and cast of characters.
For those who haven't had the pleasure of playing it, The World Ends With you puts the player in the shoes of the anti-social 'hip' Shibuya teenager, Neku Sakuraba who has lost his memory and been forced to fight in a high-stakes game with many other players for a chance at salvation. As the story progresses Neku has to grow as a person and develop bonds with those around him to survive. But is it merely coincidence that he can't remember how he ended up fighting for his life, or is something moresinister at work? The game makes use of a "Trend" system where different brands of items have different effects depending what is popular at the time as well as incorporating an innovative dual-screen batlle system and partner combinations.
I'm honestly enraged that Square haven't given its creator time away from the overpopulated KH series to work on TWEWY2 like he's wanted to for ages. I'm also surprised that it hasn't followed Persona's route and become a hit anime series yet (becuase I would pay any amount of money to get my hands on that).
But for now, I'll be happy to complete the bonus bits and then replay the story from scratch while I wait fornew rumors about the second game.
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