the otaku wonderland
So in this part, we will finally delve into what goes into my mind, what I consider when I actually review/grade. Before I begin though, I’m going to slightly brief through how I usually structure my reviews. I usually start with an introduction, then a synopsis to describe the story’s premise. After that, I critique the story, characters, technicalities (graphics, sound, etc…) and finally, a conclusion, all in that order; albeit with pictures in between.
I had been reviewing for awhile but what goes into my mind when I review? This had been something I want to write for a long time, basically a post about review, and also to explain my style, structure and grading system in more detail. Ideally I would link it here too, which explained just a bit, but feel like doesn’t do it justice. So here we are, and while writing this, it basically spawned 3 different posts total. Since it’s just too long, I’ll post them consecutively for the following weeks.
So before I begin for real, in the first part here, I will first talk about the few commonly debated aspects of reviewing.
Tales of Zestiria is part of the Tales series by Bandai Namco. While I haven’t played a Tales game since forever, Tales of Zestiria is a good game and I feel like it’s an excellent re-entry point of the series for me, especially so as some of it’s mechanics are so refreshing to me it feels more of a revamp than a simple rehash.
But I will confess, the biggest reason why I even play this game is that it FINALLY features Japanese voices, the first time ever in the series.
Rakugo is a traditional form of Japanese art-it is a performance which involves telling a story through acting different kinds of characters. In such a “Japanese” show, I thought it was strange at first that it uses jazz music as it’s OST, but it just oddly blends together so well.
Note: This post contains major spoilers for the Shogun Assassination arc, very
MAJOR spoilers. Don’t read this post if you still haven’t watch the arc.
Gintama. It has always been known for it’s comedy first and foremost, but Gintama’s drama had always been deceptively good, and this latest arc just convinced me even more.