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Halo Legends

Jul 12, 2011

      Introduction I used to be a massive Halo fan at a younger age—that is, not far off ten years ago. I was a moderator on a popular Halo forum, I bought the books, I modded the game. I became very involved in the storyline. I believed in the hype of Halo 2 which unfortunately led to disappointment. Bungie had no idea Halo would become so incredibly popular when they were developing the original game. As such, it should be clear to any open-minded gamer that Halo was a game that had the developers' hearts and souls poured into it. Despite what the haters say, Halo was... See full review

2/10 story
7/10 animation
3/10 sound
2/10 characters
3/10 overall

Death Note Rewrite 1: Visions of a God

Jul 10, 2011

I'll keep this short and simple. If you've seen Death Note already, you should know what to expect. This is essentially the first 2/3 of the series. You should read the other reviews and the Death Note reviews if you don't know a lot about Death Note. I rated this more highly than Death Note because the first 2/3 are all that Death Note should have been. It's a highly entertaining anime series, but after this point things get rather dull. I do have a couple of gripes though. I watched this in 720p, but it was very obvious that it had been upscaled and looked no better than the original Death Note... See full review

9/10 story
7/10 animation
6/10 sound
9/10 characters
8/10 overall

Tori no Uta

Jun 23, 2011

It's sad to say this OVA is underrated. I believe for the most part it's due to the animation, or lack thereof. I see this as being more like a visual novel than an animation. I think many will feel reluctant to watch anime with such an alternative art style, but despite the lack of animation and most of this being a collection of stills, I found the art beautiful, and the soundtrack is entrancing. The character development isn't brilliant, but you can't expect a lot within half an hour. This is a very enchanting tale that I'm sure I'll always remember. If you can appreciate the art which stands on its own... See full review

8/10 story
7/10 animation
8/10 sound
6/10 characters
7/10 overall