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#1 Edited by Vigorousjammer (2480 posts) -

@mb said:

I'm really curious to know how many Giant Bomb users have never even played games like Maniac Mansion, Day of The Tentacle, or Fate of Atlantis. Give the age of these titles, I bet it's a huge percentage and that is just so unfortunate.

I'm in that odd group of people who have played some of the earlier LucasArts games (Such as Maniac Mansion, Indy: Fate of Atlantis, and Monkey Island 1 and 2), Yet has never touched any of the later stuff like Day of the Tentacle, Curse of Monkey Island, Full Throttle, or Grim Fandango.

By the time they were released, my attention had kind of shifted from DOS games to console games, so none of them were really on my radar at the time. Now, with YouTube, I've seen bits and pieces of all of these games, and they look great, but I never got around to going back to them later on... I guess partially because I'm worried about how well they've aged, and partially because I'm so busy with newer stuff.

I'll likely end up picking up that re-release of Grim Fandango. Hopefully it's aged somewhat well.

#2 Edited by Vigorousjammer (2480 posts) -

Space Dandy 2nd Season - ep. 3 - This episode was so serene and surreal.
It was fucking gorgeous to look at, too!
Still, I feel the story wasn't that great.
It was still a good episode, but... definitely the weakest one out of season 2 for me, thus far.

Shounen Hollywood - ep 3. - Meh, This episode was kind of boring. I'd like something more to happen then just reminiscing and idol training.
That stuff was fine for the first episode, it started getting old in the second episode, but now that it's the third episode, there should be some kind of plot development, some kind of conflict or challenge... or maybe just something to work towards.
The pacing here seems pretty slow for a 1-cour series. Really hope they pick up the pace.
Oh, I am liking the new ending, though, hope they do something like that for each episode.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders - ep. 16 - This show is still fucking awesome. Also, Steely Dan? This guy doesn't even have any weird spelling to his name or anything. I guess they're just completely ripping classic rock names now, LOL. XD

#3 Posted by Vigorousjammer (2480 posts) -

@bigjeffrey: @sergio: Oh, alright! Yeah, that does sound good. I actually had no idea that the new edit version had longer episodes, I thought they just condensed everything down into eleven 23-minute episodes, which sounded a bit less than ideal, but if it's eleven 43-minute episodes, that sounds like it works much better.
I think I'll watch that version, then. Thanks for the advice. :)

#4 Posted by Vigorousjammer (2480 posts) -

@bigjeffrey: Ahhh, Psycho-Pass 2 is approaching!
And I still haven't seen the first series! I should really start watching that at some point.
Anybody know if the "New Edit Version" that's currently airing is any good? I hear it just cuts the show down into 11 episodes.
Perhaps I could just watch the movie and that would be enough to catch me up on the story.
Or, should I just go ahead and watch the original 22-episode version and get the full experience?
What do you guys suggest?

Aside from that, I suppose the thing I'm most interested about on that Autumn chart would be Ronia: The Robber's Daughter.
Terra Formars also looks potentially interesting, as does World Trigger.
and... I'm approaching Garo: Honoo no Kokuin with some cautious anticipation.

As for the Summer Season...
Zankyou no Terror - ep. 2 - HOLY SHIT, this has been fucking incredible thus far. The first episode was incredibly impressive, and the second episode was also really good. This is definitely my favorite anime of the Summer thus far.

Space Dandy 2nd Season - ep. 2 - First two episodes have been pretty funny. The first episode was especially great. Really enjoying this, Watanabe 4 lyfe!

Tokyo Ghoul - ep. 2 - This has been pretty good thus far, but I think I would enjoy this more if it wasn't censored. It really just tends to break the immersion, especially with how heavily things were censored in episode 2. I'm putting this on hold until the inevitable uncut bluray release.

Shounen Hollywood: Holly Stage for 49 - ep. 2- I dunno, it's not a great show thus far, but... it's charming enough, and it's also not offensively bad yet. Plus, it's short, so I think I'll keep going with it.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders - ep. 15 - I'm obviously continuing with this, since it keeps being really great and entertaining every week.

Haikyuu!! - ep. 8 - I put this on hold a few weeks back, after episode 8 (since it started to bore me, and I was starting to watch Ping Pong: The Animation, and didn't want to watch two sports anime at the same time)
I don't really have any urging desire to go back to Haikyuu!!, though, so I'm putting it on my dropped list.

Old stuff:

Rurouni Kenshin - ep. 53 - I've been re-watching this recently, and for the most part, it's actually not quite as great as I remember it. Most of the episodes are kind of standard, however, there are some really incredible moments, which are the ones that stuck out in my mind, such as the fight between Kenshin and Saito back around Episode 30, Kenshin training with his master around episode 40, the fight between Kenshin and Aoshi right around episode 50, and of course, that fight between Kenshin and Shishio, which I remember just being fucking incredible back when I watched it on Toonami. The thing is, in-between those epic moments are just some fairly standard stuff, the first 25 episodes or so are pretty standard as well, and I hear that the end of the series is also just a pretty standard affair. I'm still really enjoying it, especially the Kyoto arc, which is the best part... but, I mean... watching it again like this has definitely colored it in a different light, compared to the rose-tinted version that I had in my memory.

Dr. Slump & Arale-Chan - ep. 13 - Oh god, haha! This fucking show is so hilarious, and witty... and just... CHARMING! It's started to get a bit formulaic, but there's still something to make me give out a nice hearty laugh in every episode, even if there's running gags throughout as well. Also, the characters are super fun and interesting, and an absolute delight to watch. It's not an incredible show, but definitely one worth checking out if you like classic Japanese comedies.

#5 Posted by Vigorousjammer (2480 posts) -

@video_game_king said:

@nasp said:

so my question is what makes the show so good?

Humor and animation, mostly.

I'd also say the characters are really well-defined and memorable.

#6 Edited by Vigorousjammer (2480 posts) -

Space Dandy 2nd Season: ep. 1 - Oh, god... this was hilarious. So many great moments! I think my favorite Dandy might be the Shounen Michael Jackson one.

Dr. Slump & Arale-chan: ep. 1-4 - Started watching this every morning with my coffee, and it's been freaking delightful!
The show didn't have many English fansubs until recently, when [n'chasubs] picked it up. All of the other groups that have tried it, dropped it after 1 or 2 episodes, but N'cha Subs is currently up to Episode 21, and seem to still be going strong. They also released the first movie. Still, at a rate of 1-2 episodes per-month, it'll probably be a while before they complete all 243 episodes, which is perhaps a bit depressing.

Rourouni Kenshin: ep. 32-42 - So, I started watching this about 3 months ago. Even though I watched it pretty frequently on Toonami back in the day, and even made it up to the end of the Kyoto Arc, I wasn't very consistent about tuning in, so there were still a lot of episodes that I missed in-between. Also, I never watched it in Japanese before, so I decided to get back into it from the beginning. So, I watched a bunch of it, and then put it on hold about 2 months ago, as soon as I reached Episode 31, where Kenshin leaves for Kyoto. Picked it back up just a few days ago, and I'm really enjoying the Kyoto Arc. It's really the best part of the whole show, for sure.

#7 Posted by Vigorousjammer (2480 posts) -

@sergio: Yeah, that's pretty much how I came out of it. Still kind of unsure about it, but I'll probably at least watch another episode.

#8 Posted by Vigorousjammer (2480 posts) -

Anybody else watch the first episode of Shounen Hollywood, or am I the only one?
I think the characters seem somewhat interesting so far, I'm not so sure about this idol stuff, but it's giving me some BECK vibes, which is kind of a good thing.

#9 Edited by Vigorousjammer (2480 posts) -

@thebunnyhunter said:

@negativecero: Myanimelist is probably the most definitive for recommendations at the moment but Hummingbird.me is way better for cataloging what you want to watch and updating your watched list. The site also looks way better then Mal and has great forums. Also is Anime Vice deader then usual these days?

Hummingbird has an awesome UI, which makes it super easy to use. I'm also a big fan of their season browser. However, I'm not a fan of how it doesn't list "started" and "completed" dates like MAL does.

#10 Posted by Vigorousjammer (2480 posts) -

@negativecero said:

Is there a definitive site for cataloguing and searching for recommendations and/or reviews of anime (like AnimeVice but not dead)?

MyAnimeList.com is basically the definitive site for cataloguing what you have watched, what you're currently watching, and seeing reviews & recommendations by other users. There's also a bunch of other recommendation sites that all use MAL's API (such as MALgraph, Animeadvice.me, anime-recommendations.com, Animerecs.com, and many more) so it's pretty good to have an account there because it can plug into a lot of other anime sites.
If you're looking for more detailed info, anidb.com is pretty great for seeing all sorts of information, but I also felt like the UI for the site is pretty difficult to get used to.