February 17, 2012

Official Forum

Ok, so I started up a little forum for you guys to spam comment on. It's a simple little forum with not much features but it gets the job done. I've decided that the chat box thing really didn't work out as I planned, so here is a free forum for anyone to use. Please make sure you follow the rules at all times and play nice!

There are pre-loaded categories to host discussions in. Just create a new topic to start a discussion. Invite your friends to join in and help me create a nice community.

Link is here

Have fun!

Zenonia 4

It seems like Gamevil has finally brought Zenonia 4 to Android. The game was a hit on the iOS platform and so it is now making its debut on Android. The best thing is that it is completely free (to download). There are some in-game cash shop which you can spend some real money on, but you can finish the game without spending a single cent. To top things off, this is the first Zenonia game to feature quality HD graphics as well as some other major improvements to the previous titles.

The story was a bit generic compared to the previous titles, but all is forgiven because of the awesome collection of equipment and skills to choose from.

Some nice features to Zenonia 4 are:

Explore the world in vivid HD, now with spectacular visuals and top-notch animations optimized for high quality displays.

nleash powerful combos and devastating skills with explosive graphical and aural flair.

Choose the best strategy and equip your Slayer, Blader, Ranger or Druid class hero with countless armor options, weapons and items.

Level up through Normal, Hard and Hell mode. Master the Fairy sync system and annihilate hundreds of normal and legendary monsters.

Tackle asynchronous online PvP with the new 2-on-2 arena battles or compete in the Abyss zone for loot drops, and hire other player data as mercenaries. The Execution Room and classic 1-on-1 rumbles also return.

Collect effect-boosting titles as you delve deeper into the secrets of ZENONIA®'s beloved characters.

Anyhow, I will play playing this game for a while now. I haven't actually finished any of the Zenonia titles yet, so I want to make this one my first. Zenonia 1 got too bland because of pixellated graphics. Zenonia 2 got too hard for me to continue on. Zenonia 3 was a freemium game and there were plenty of ads that chocked the game. Hopefully Zenonia 4 will be better. Anyhow, I will try to finish it as quickly as possible so I can give an in-depth review later on. For now, here's the link to the Android Market page. Have fun!

Anime Review: Planetes

A sci-fi space anime featuring a bunch of guys collecting space junk. Sounds boring? Hardly! It may sound that way, but how the story is presented and the interesting range of characters is what makes this anime not boring at all.

In the year 2075, mankind has reached a point where journeying between Earth, the moon and the space stations is part of daily life. However, the progression of technology in space has also resulted in the problem of the space debris, which can cause excessive and even catastrophic damage to spacecrafts and equipment. This is the story of Technora's Debris Collecting section, its EVA worker, Hachirota "Hachimaki" Hoshino, and the newcomer to the group, Ai Tanabe.

Ok, so its pretty hard to convince someone to watch an anime about people collecting garbage in space. However, this anime seems to tell a completely different story than just collecting space debris. There's plenty of romance and action seen throughout the anime. It's really hard to explain what is happening exactly in writing, but, all I can say is the story is touching in many ways.

The art was well illustrated in every form. The planets, space and satellites were precisely drawn to perfection. Even the space debris looked different from one another. Different locations were aplenty and you will never get bored of looking at space.

The voice acting was really well done by the voice actors. Even the change in environment had its own unique sound echo. Even when the characters were in their spacesuits, they actually sounded like they were in one (including the heavy breathing etc...).

The characters took a while to get used to. I say that because the story doesn't actually take off till episode 10. The episodes before that was to set the settings, introduce all the characters and give some important background information. After episode 10, not many new characters are introduced.

Overall, it may sound boring, as I did at first. I was wrong, I completely prejudged this anime. Even though I was a sci-fi fan, I never expected this anime to be excellently made.

It was a really interesting story from start to finish. I not once got bored watching too many episodes continuously. You must really watch every second of this story to enjoy this anime completely.

ART: 8
Well illustrated. Every component felt proper in its place, from the spaceships to the surface buildings.

High quality voice acting and sound effects were evident in this anime.

Interesting cast of characters throughout the anime.

I enjoyed this anime a lot. The story was really well told and the action was really great.

A high quality anime, suited for sci-fi fans specifically. It will not disappoint.