• ArbitraryWater posted a message in the forum topic A modest proposal. Change "game of the year" to "gameS of the year". on the General Discussion board

    I've found certain parts of Game of the Year deliberations kinda un-listenable for a while, but I think that has to do with not wanting to spend 20+ hours listening to a bunch of people in a room enga...

  • ArbitraryWater posted a message in the forum topic 10th Anniversary Content is Up!. on the General Discussion board

    10 years, huh? I... remember most of those videos. I do have to say it's a minor crime not featuring the best Mario Party Party (5, the live one) but I guess I'm pretty alright with the rest of them.

  • ArbitraryWater posted a message in the forum topic Teen Titans live action show looks awful. on the Off-Topic board

    ...This trailer looks like the kind of thing some talented amateurs would make as a fake/parody "DC Cinematic Universe" take on the Teen Titans. I'm not really into any of the DC TV shows, but I get t...

  • ArbitraryWater posted a message on the post The Giant Beastcast - Episode 165.

    Here's a link to the Kotaku story Alex mentioned about the attempt to track down the American Sailor Moon pilot, in case any of you are interested. It's a saga.

  • ArbitraryWater posted a message in the forum topic Dragon Ball Super: Broly trailer. on the Off-Topic board

    @liquidprince: @lentfilms: Well, I guess it's probably a good thing Toriyama decided to re-write Broly's hilariously dumb backstory and this is technically a re-interpretation of the character. On the...

  • ArbitraryWater posted a message in the forum topic What's the best way to watch Dragon Ball Super?. on the Off-Topic board

    I found Super inconsistent as hell, and eventually dropped it in frustration right around the time the final "Tournament of Power" arc started kicking into high gear. There are some really fun charact...

  • ArbitraryWater posted a message in the forum topic Dragon Ball Super: Broly trailer. on the Off-Topic board

    Wait, isn't this movie supposed to be canon? Does that mean Broly is canon now? If so, that's both great and duuuummmmb.

  • ArbitraryWater posted a message in the forum topic Anime & Cartoon Megathread V: Busy Thinking About Hellshake Yano. on the Off-Topic board

    @gundamguru: I actually watched the first episode of Fate/Kalied Liner Prisma Illya a couple months ago. A large chunk of its 22 minute runtime had the (elementary school-aged) protagonist hanging out...

  • ArbitraryWater posted a message in the forum topic N64 or GCN?. on the Nintendo board

    I'm surprised I never posted in this thread a year ago, given that I was a Nintendo kid growing up. If we're going for a simple, immediate "which one would I rather play today" then it's the Gamecube....

  • ArbitraryWater posted a message on the post Ranking of Fighters 0017: Justice League Task Force & Yatagarasu: Attack on Cataclysm.

    The commentary feature in Yatagarasu feels like a joke that someone accidentally took seriously and implemented. I'm sure it's a technically competent fighting game (the sprite work is really nice) bu...

  • ArbitraryWater posted a message in the forum topic Anime & Cartoon Megathread V: Busy Thinking About Hellshake Yano. on the Off-Topic board

    @redhotchilimist: My Hero Academia's whole focus on the superheroes being government-regulated entities comes off very Japanese in its sensibilities. Given how a lot of popular western comic book stor...

  • ArbitraryWater posted a message in the forum topic Saturday Summaries 2018-07-14: The PS3's Not Dead Edition. on the General Discussion board

    Metal Gear Rising isn't the deepest of Platinum's games, and it has a couple of weird, esoteric Metal Gear things that feel totally unnecessary in a character action game, but as a combination of both...

  • ArbitraryWater posted
    Playing Tales of Xillia right after Dawn of the New World is a little like moving from frozen pizza to a really good local joint.
  • ArbitraryWater posted
    Playing Tales of Xillia after Dawn of the New World is a little like being reminded that other restaurants exist after only eating...
  • ArbitraryWater posted a message in the forum topic The Keyblade Chronicles: Final Mix. on the Kingdom Hearts III board

    Hey, you and I know at this point that consistent amateur blogging on the internet is difficult. Things get in the way, the games you're playing don't lend themselves to interesting write-ups, sometim...

  • ArbitraryWater posted a message on the post The Giant Beastcast - Episode 164.

    I got to the end of this podcast and the image suddenly became way funnier.

  • ArbitraryWater posted a message in the forum topic Fighting Final Fantasy XIII - Episode 1: This Game Has The Worst Introduction In Video Game History!. on the Final Fantasy XIII board

    While I will still maintain I didn't totally hate the game as a whole, the opening hours of Final Fantasy XIII are an indefensible flaming train-wreck of proper nouns and trash pacing. I've listened t...

  • ArbitraryWater posted a message in the forum topic Anime & Cartoon Megathread V: Busy Thinking About Hellshake Yano. on the Off-Topic board

    So Fate/Extra: Last Encore is on Netflix now, and boyyyyyy is that show just a peak combination of the most convoluted parts of both Fate and Monogatari rolled together into 10 episodes of... somethin...

  • ArbitraryWater posted a message on the post Quick Look: Octopath Traveler.

    I liked what I've played of the demo, but hearing the general scuttlebutt about how little the 8 characters' stories are actually integrated makes me think I might be better served waiting for this t...

  • ArbitraryWater posted a new blog.
    Tales of Arbitraria 2: Mistakes Were Made

    COURAGE IS THE MAGIC THAT TURNS DREAMS INTO REALITYTop 10 Anime BetrayalsI wasn’t expecting things to go this way. Really. All I wanted was something to play with a controller after a repetitive stres...