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DeadTube

ComicVine.GameSpot.comChristmas is approaching fast and I hope you are enjoying your time with your friends and family.

For today, it’s going to get a little dark even with the happy holiday mood that most of us are in. That’s because today I’m going to be talking about the horror manga, DeadTube, which was written by Mikoto Yamaguchi and illustrated by Touta Kitakawa. It originally revolved around a boy named Tomohiro Machiya who is a member of the film club who suddenly gets a request from Mai Mashiro, who tells him if he can film her for two whole days no matter what happens then she’ll let him be her partner in her next project.

For Machiya this was already an unusual request, but he had no real reason to deny it so he recorded her. On the last day, she made it look like she was going to have sex with her boyfriend who was also one of Machiya’s bullies a long time ago, but she ended up killing him instead. After, the unexpected execution Mai decides that he is indeed worthy to be her partner.

It turns out that people including Mai go out of their way recording themselves committing crimes like theft, murder, violence, etc and upload the videos into a site called, DeadTube’, which is like YouTube only its full of gruesome and disturbing videos. After, the murder of the bully; he wants to tell someone and tell Mai to stop what she’s doing before they get arrested, but on the very next day he finds out there is no police investigation for the missing bully and that the crime scene was completely cleaned up as if nothing happened.

AminoApps.comTurns out that the people who control DeadTube are responsible. How DeadTube works is you commit a crime then upload it to DeadTube. If your video gets a lot of views then you get paid a lot of money in return, but if you put up a video and barely gets any views or none at all then not only will you not get paid, but you’ll be charged for everything that was put into the video. For example, if the death of the bully didn’t get a lot of views then they would have been legally charged with breaking and entering, indecent exposure, murder and be fined the money that went into making the video. Luckily, for him it did well in DeadTube, so they don’t get in trouble and he got paid pretty good for it which freaked him out even more.

If it couldn’t get any worse it turns out that once you register in the site, you can’t back out of it unless your die or lose and end up getting arrested or something. The moment he agreed to film her his fate was sealed. Poor guy……is what I would say if it wasn’t for the fact that instead of Machiya being sad and distraught about the killing, he ended up getting off on it and that’s when you realize he’s just as twisted as Mai no matter how much he denies it. So in this series their pretty much a twisted couple, even though, throughout the story he denies them being in a relationship.

While reading it I liked how Machiya and I were on the same wavelength when I saw something really suspicious or off about something going on in the story, he would point it out later. It just goes to show that he’s smarter than he looks and he’s not just some shy, weak boy who does everything that Mai tells him.

This manga series is still ongoing and is definitely M rated. There is a lot of sex, gore, nudity and violence in this story and it’s still not finished so who knows what is going to happen next. The story is really exciting and darker and it continues to get even darker as you progress through the story. It’s really good if you can handle the constant gore and violence portrayed in the manga. Can’t wait until the next update on the story its sure to be something.

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Danganronpa V3: The Weirdest Game Ever

twinfinite.netI know I’m a little late with this one and I think I say this every time, I disappear from the grid. Nonetheless, even when I’m gone and doing things in reality, I’m always thinking about you guys and what I can rant about to you all next time. Other than that I hope all of you are excited about enjoying the holidays with your friends and family like I am.

For today, I’ll be talking about the one and only Danganronpa V3 that we’ve waited so long for. I was so excited when I heard this game came out and couldn’t wait to take it home and play it. My first impression from the game was that it was going to be another killing game, Monaca is going to make her grand debut and Makoto is definitely been turned into a robot.

Oh come one, like you guys weren’t thinking the same thing as me when you saw the cover of the game. It looks like Makoto went sci-fi on us to take on whatever it is he was about to fight. That’s what I think at least.

Anyway, the game starts off with the usual ‘I don’t know where I am or why’ opener the only difference with this one is that it starts with a girl which really surprised me. Before you say, ‘but their was a girl as the main character in Despair Girls!’  I’m not going to count that game only because they weren’t the same type. Despair Girls was an adventure/shooter game while the other were mystery/graphic novel type games. If every Danganronpa game was the same type then I would have counted it, since its not I’m not going to.

Later, in the prologue it kind of blew my mind that they would make several Power Rangers like versions of Monokumas and call themselves the Monokubs. I thought it was weird and hilarious at the same time. Being weird because I thought at first that we were going to do this game with the original Monokuma.

Silly me for thinking that.

aminoapps.comHe showed up as evil as ever and his the father of the Monokubs. Some people have a theory that the mom is Monomi from the second game. Whether that’s true or not is totally up to you unless they bring out a dlc or something with the Monokubs back story. The only thing that I didn’t like about Monokuma in this game was that his voice changed a bit. I just chalked it up as a new mastermind a new Monokuma voice, but then again if you listen there are times like in Punishment Time moments where his voice goes back to the original one which for me I felt like the creators got a little lazy in that aspect.

fanpop.comOther than that it was weird, crazy and intense as the other games before it with jaw dropping plot twists. One of the things I did like was how they didn’t care about how dirty and potty mouthed they could be which is probably why they added the Miu character. Miu turned out to be one of my favorites besides Kokichi, of course. Miu wasn’t afraid to say what was on her mind, but got totally shy when someone talked back to her in mean way which was really funny to watch. Kokichi was that wild card player that loved to stir things up anyway, he could even if that meant hurting other and being hated all the time.

Speaking of characters, this game really got me when it came to guessing their talents and finding out who the culprit to the crimes were. Usually in the previous games, it was really obvious to guess their talents and guess the culprit. In this one they made it hard as hell because their appearance didn’t match their talents except Miu and Himiko. During trials when you were on the right track on finding out the killer usually they would get really nervous and sweaty and stuff, but almost none of them did that which made it extra hard to pick the killer unless you rrrrreeeeaaaallllllyyy paid attention to the case.

fanpop.comRantaro is another thing I wanted to talk about. In the end, you never really find out what his ultimate talent is. They say in the game he was the Ultimate Survivor then later in the story you find out that its a title given to the ones who survive the previous killing games. So, what was he called before that?

If they never shed some light on that in the near future then we may never know.

Another thing I noticed was all the games that they make you play during the trials. Maybe a lot of people complained that their weren’t enough mini games in it, personally I was happy with the amount. However, with this game they added a lot more mini games which kind of annoyed me a little but only a little.

Looking back on it, it seems I have a lot to complain about with this game, but don’t get me wrong this was a wonderful nonetheless. This is just my own personal opinion about certain aspects of the game while I played it. The storyline was very powerful and dark as usual with that usual hint of mystery in it. If your into these types of games with mystery, trials, murder and mini games then you’ll want to give this game a try. Whether you’ve followed the series or not your going to be in for a wild ride!

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Life is Strange

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When I first saw this game I was a little hesitant to play it to tell you the truth, but then I said to myself ‘what the heck I’ll give it try’. Looking back, I am so glad that I bought this game and brought it back home with me, so now I was mentally kicking myself because I almost didn’t buy it that day. This game was created by Dontnod Entertainment and Square Enix and it revolves around a girl named Max who goes through the strangest things during this entire game.

The game already starts out very weird and mysterious because she wakes up in the middle of a storm just in time to see her hometown about to get destroyed by a massive monster tornado. But, right after her supposed ‘vision’ of the future, she suddenly gains the power of controlling time. How does she get that power?

I really don’t know. I was wondering during this whole game how out of every character that was in here, why was she the only one that gained that power? It looks to me that it will always be a mystery and all we can do is speculate and guess why and how. I just wish they would have given us a hint of some sort during the game, so we wouldn’t be so confused now. Out of everything that was put into the game, that one story detail was the only bad thing that I could point out.

The graphics were excellent and the gameplay. This is another what I like to call movie video game but with a lot more input from the player this time than the previous ones I’ve played if you ask me. This game had a bit of the usual but added a hint of a puzzle/hidden object parts to it, too. So, we had a lot more to play with in this one.

If I had to give this game a rating then I would give it a 4.5/5. Like I’ve said before it was really good and there are many ways to play this game with multiple outcomes that just want you to go back and play it again. I’m not going to go into detail about the story for you guys, since I don’t want to spoil it for you but just know there is a lot of drama in this and it will definitely make you cry. I would recommend this game to pretty much everyone that loves a good storyline and is looking for a nice way to pass the time.

 

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Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright?

I picked up this game mostly because I’ve been playing a lot of Ace Attorney games recently plus I’ve been really curious about what Professor Layton games are all about, even though, I’ve never played any of those. Basically, I was killing two birds with one stone. This Nintendo game was developed by Level 5 and Capcom and the storyline behind it is really interesting. Its about two different people getting sucked into a fantasy world called Labyrinthia.

In this game, the two work together to solve the magical world’s mysteries and hidden secrets. This is where I kind of got confused because the title of the game obviously says Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright, right? So, how come their working together on this instead of being bitter rivals? I have two ideas of why they chose this title. Its because during the entire game we switch out between the main characters stories during a certain parts of the game, so it kind of felt like they were competing to see which character the player liked playing the most. Also, at the end the two are finally duking it out in the last trial (sorry if I spoiled that for anyone) which is they named the game this way.

Personally, I liked playing as Phoenix Wright the most and I’ve learned through this game that I’m not much of a puzzle solver. Sure, I solved a couple of them with no help but most of them I had to use a lot of hint coins to solve them. Hint coins are just what their called; if you find a coin in the game then you can use it to help you solve a puzzle. The only problem with this is that when you activate the coins the hint is something that you already figured out which frustrated me to no end. I liked using them during trials though when I felt like I’ve done everything possible to figure out the contradiction. Also, I liked all the anime cut scenes that they put into it. Who doesn’t enjoy a good anime cut scene?

During this whole game, I though the cat named Eve was totally evil. The whole time I thought the cat was special and way too smart for its own good. In the end I was right and wrong and I’m not going to tell you how or why, your going to have to go play it for yourself to why I say so. If your a lover of puzzles or solving crazy trials, then you’ll love this game and its wacky characters. It’ll definitely challenge your brain a bit.

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Danganronpa Series

Have you ever looked at a game sitting on the shelf and knew it was for you? You didn’t even look into it you just saw it and said I’m getting because you already knew it was the game for you? Well, when I first saw the Danganronpa game, my ‘gamer senses’ were tingling and I bought it on the spot. So far, I do not regret that decision.

This awesome game was made by Spike Chunsoft and I’ve got to say this game’s story really caught my attention and sucked me right in before I knew it, I was done with the first game and ready to buy the second one. By the way, I’m only going to talk about the first two games in the series, since theirs so much to talk about with this series. The plot of this story first starts at Hopes Peak Academy where if your scouted and recruited to join this school your future is guaranteed to be successful. The reason for that is because they hone whatever talent that you have into something that can become a profitable job.

Sounds pretty cool, huh? I would like to go to a school like that if it existed. But, just like any elite school the only way to get in is if your scouted by a scout from the school. The only other way is by a random lottery the school does and enters you in as the “Ultimate Lucky” student which, of course, the main character, Makato, ends up winning and going to the school. Sadly, things go down hill from there.

The moment he enters the school, he suddenly grows unconscious and wakes up trapped in the middle of the school where he discovers 14 other students. That’s when my favorite character, Monokuma, appears and explains that they will live in the school forever and the only way to get out is to murder someone and not get caught.

Both of these games are filled with dark and twisted situations that will make your head spin. I love the characters in both games because their so unique and crazy and the endings to both games just make you go, “Wait a minute…….WHAT?!” I swear even if you’re not into playing games where the characters talk a lot, but your into solving mysteries and watching how crazy these people can get then this is for you.

The second game is a continuation of the first game, but with different characters and different situations. Also, this game was turned into an anime so if you don’t want to play it then you can always watch it and see how it plays out. Its just as enjoyable with either watching or playing or both! Its very dark, very twisted and very funny. I deeply enjoyed this series and I hope you do, too.

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Until Dawn

Until Dawn
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If you’ve read my last post then you saw that I briefly mentioned the game ‘ Until Dawn’. This game was made by Supermassive Games and produced by Sony Computer Entertainment. Ah, Sony you got to love them. Anyway, this is a survival horror game that revolves around this group of teenagers taking a vacation in a snowy cabin. They were all enjoying themselves until they decided to be cruel and thought it would be funny to prank one of the girls, Hannah, right in front of the guy she has a crush on. Devastated, she runs into the woods in the middle of a blizzard (because that’s the perfect place to run to when you want to be alone and cry) where soon her sister, Beth, tries to follow her.

 

The two sister are never seen again.

In the beginning you see a hint where their could be a monster in the woods, but you’re not so sure. A year goes by and the older brother of the two sisters, Josh, invites everyone to come back on the anniversary of their deaths because he says it will help everyone get some closure. Everything goes downhill from there.

If it was me in this game, I would have never gone back to that place. I would have just gone and seen a therapist or something for a couple of weeks and just be done with it. I would never go back to the place my friends died in a creepy freaking cabin, no doubt. Plus the bodies were never found even when everyone did a complete search of the mountain. I would be way to paranoid to go to a place like that, but that’s me. I don’t know about you guys.

This is what I call a video game movie where you watch most of it and you just make a quick decision here or there. The reason I liked this game is because you never know what is going to pop out at you and scare the crap out of you. Every decision you make decides who lives and who dies and let me tell you, its kind of hard keeping everyone alive but it is possible. Also, there are different endings every time you start over and change something from before.

The characters were very diverse and if I had to pick who I liked the most and who I hated the most I would say I liked Sam the most because she kicked ass in the game and in a towel no less! You ever tried defending yourself or running in a towel without letting it fall? I haven’t, but that shit don’t easy. The person I hated the most was……a tie. Between Emily and Jessica, they were both complete bitches in the story and I can’t decide who I hated more. Anyways, this game is super easy to play, you just have to be quick with the buttons or you won’t last long. Also, this game is not for people who don’t enjoy a good scary movie. Enjoy!

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The Earl and The Fairy

This manga is about a girl in the 19th century who is a fairy doctor. A fairy doctor’s job is to communicate with fairies and solve their problems or solve the problems that a fairy is causing a human. This fairy doctor is named Lydia and she took over this job after her mother died.

Business wise I would say she isn’t doing so good right now. She doesn’t get a lot of cases since now fairy doctors are super rare to find and most people don’t believe in fairies. The people around her all think she’s crazy because they always find her talking to herself when really talking to a fairy. Most of the time she’s talking to a fairy named Nico who takes the form of a cat.

Later. Lydia decides to visit her father in London when she ends getting kidnapped……..twice.

The first time was by a man named Mr.Huskley who tricked her into thinking that her father sent him. Then, got tricked and kidnapped again by a guy named Edgar who makes her think that he is a prisoner and needs her help in escaping. They do escape and Edgar reveals to her that he is an Earl and that he is the descendant of the Blue Knight King.

The Blue Knight King is a guy who lived a long time ago and legend says that he ruled a land where fairies lived. He vanished one day, but left behind a treasure sword that was for his family. Edgar claims that sword was recently stolen from his family and that he needs her help in finding it.

Lydia is suspicious of him and who can blame her. Edgar fakes being a prisoner and says he’s an Earl and now he wants her to help him just like that. Soon though, she realizes that she doesn’t have much of a choice. This guy is like a gangster disguised as a handsome prince and if she won’t help him, then the chances of her living are quite slim.

This a really good story. but theirs one thing I’m confused about. Most people in this manga can’t see, hear nor believe in fairies but does Edgar have the ability to see and hear them. I say this because in the beginning he mentions the cat, but when he catches Lydia talking to Nico, he says he can’t see him.

A couple times later its the same thing over and over. So, can he see him or not? Is he gaining the ability to see or something? Its really confusing. I kind of felt like I was watching Family guy a little bit. You know when Stewie talks all the time but no one notices. But, a few episodes later they comment on what he just said making it seem like their just ignoring him. That’s how I felt I can’t tell if he has the ability to see fairies or not. If he does have the ability then is he just ignoring Nico?

That for me is a mystery and I think theirs more to Edgar’s past than he’s letting on. For example, who is this Prince Character that he keeps talking about? And what did he do to him. I’m waiting for him to appear and have a showdown with Edgar.

Unfortunately, this manga is not complete and I do not when it will be. But, like I always say if you don’t mind it then go and read this mysterious and magical story of The Earl and The Fairy.

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Corpse Party: Another Child

This Corpse Party I would say would be the second season of the first Corpse Party, just with different characters. In this Corpse party, the main character is a girl named Tamaki who is also a psychic.

Her school is about to be shut down and almost everybody is getting transferred to schools in the city, except for a select few like Tamaki. Tamaki doesn’t seem to have many friends, but many enemies. The leader of these bullies would have to be Erina, who picks on her because Tamaki’s boyfriend, Yuuma, doesn’t like her. That’s what I don’t get, why would you pick on the do think timid girl because she has a boyfriend that is not hot for you?

But, I did think that a little bit was Tamaki’s fault. She was so prideful that she wouldn’t tell anyone that she was being bullied. Also, if she wasn’t so shy and everything and just told Erina off then she would have backed off or it could have made it a lot worse, who knows.

I like this new Corpse Party for several reasons. First off, the mystery behind it. If you’ve already seen the first one then that part is no longer a mystery, but when you find out that theirs another creepy ghost girl haunting the place while Sachiko is just sleeping someplace else, it kind of makes you wonder. Secondly, why does this ghost have a fascination with Tamaki? Is it because she’s the one responsible for bringing them her or is it something else?

We know from the first Corpse Party that Sachiko and all the other spirits and dead bodies are trapped in that other dimension. But, for some strange reason we caught her hanging around Tamaki before the spell was cast. How and why is the question and the story just sucks you right in.

Another reason I liked this manga so much is because we see a couple of the old characters in this version which I thought was awesome. Since, this manga is still ongoing I do not know if we’ll end up seeing all of them or maybe the ones who didn’t make it out from the last story.

Anyway, this version of Corpse Party is a really interesting read with a lot more mystery behind it. I really hope that Tamaki will face her fears and get out and that someone or something kills Erina.

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Mitsu Aji Blood

This manga is by Mitsuki, Miko and is also known as Honey Blood. It revolves around a girl named Hinata who one day notices that we have a new next door neighbor named Junya. Junya is handsome, mysterious, a famous writer and…….a vampire!

I kind of get confused on what the people know in this story about beings of the supernatural because in the beginning when people were being killed in a very vampire-like fashion, they thought it was vampires. But, one of Hinata’s friends keeps saying that vampires do not exist. I’m sure her friend isn’t the only one who thinks that. So, it raises the question, do the people in this story know about vampires or not?

Also, when these murders started to take place is the same time that her new neighbor, Junya moved in. So, of course, she was instantly suspicious of him. I also think she was getting curious about him because she was attracted to him. He has a beautiful female editor who comes to see him all the time and at first it looks like they are ‘sleeping together’ all the time. Looks can be deceiving though.

Eventually, Hinata and Junya become a couple (like we didn’t see this coming) and the story continues. I could already tell that the editor didn’t approve of their relationship because she was jealous. I think Hinata should take her jealousy as a total self-esteem boost because the handsome vampire didn’t want the hot and curvy editor, he wanted Hinata. She’s not sexy, I would say that she’s cute or adorable.

Also, Hinata has acquired one of the laziest or most laid-back boyfriend in the world. Other than working on his new book, he eats (drinks her blood), sleeps, teases her or goes out for a midnight stroll. Whenever, Hinata tries to get him to do things that she wants to do, she has to literally drag him out the house in order for him to do it.

Note: I don’t sunlight can kill him, but it does make him extremely weak.

As the story, goes on you’ll find out that more and more about Junya’s past and how it’ll affect Hinata’s future. You’ll have to read this manga to find out. But, I think that their realationship is totally hilarious and adorable.

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The Ancient Magus Bride

I usually don’t like talking about brand new mangas because they only have a couple of available, but for this one I’ll make an exception. The new manga called The Ancient Magus Bride a.k.a Mahou Tsukai No Yome was created by a brand new artist named Yamazaki Kore. I give my props to the creator of this manga, it totally sucked me into the story and before I knew it, I was at the end and am now patiently waiting for the next chapter to come out.

This manga is about a girl named Chise who suddenly ends up in an auction to be sold to a bunch of rich people. Her  suddenly being auctioned off in the beginning of the story isn’t what caught my eye it was the fact that not only was she being sold in a world where magical creatures and other beings exist, but she was bought by a very mysterious person. Now, because this is a romance manga I bet most of you are thinking she was sold to a beautiful, mysterious person or something like that, right?

If you are then, you are DEAD WRONG!

Apparently, she’s sold to a very powerful sorcerer that everyone hates for some strange reason and not only that his head is an animal skull. No, its not a mask or a disguise spell or anything like that. That’s his real face! Besides, the fact that he as a animal skull for a head, the fact that he tries to cover it up with a small veil is very funny to me. It’s not like it’s really hiding anything. The moment you see him using the veil you can already tell that his face is disfigured in some way, so why hide it when you live in a world where creatures just like him exist?

Now let’s go back to Chise. She’s a red headed 16 year old girl who is suddenly bought by this strange sorcerer, but she seems to be really cool with it. In fact, her only main concerns were what he wanted her to do for him. You would think she would try to run or at least resist a little, but that’s not the case with her. You’ll find out later, she had a pretty good reason to act the way she acting, but like always I won’t spoil it for you.

After, reading the first chapter I didn’t know if I should be happy, sad or scared for Chise. To make things really interesting in story, not only does she get bought from an auction by an animal headed sorcerer, it turns out that he bought her for two reasons. First, to make her his apprentice. Secondly, to make her his future wife.

That really caught me off guard especially the way he proposed the idea to her. This manga is quite awesome and actually reminded me of a another manga that I’ve read a long time ago, but that can wait for another time. People are always saying, ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’ or ‘Don’t let another person’s looks fool you’ in this story Chise is going to have to see if she can love a man where the person inside might be exactly the same as his cover.

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