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Persona 3 and Persona 4 - A Comparison Persona 3 and Persona 4 - A Comparison

I finally finished Persona 3 over the months of April and May this year, and although it was pretty challenging at times, I definitely am glad I went through with the experience. Just like I did for Persona 4, I’ll be writing a post or two about the game as well as reviewing a Nendoroid, but before that, I wanted to…

Guide to Gundams and Gunpla in Japan Guide to Gundams and Gunpla in Japan

I was in Japan for about a week this June and while I enjoyed many different parts of the trip, one of my focuses was definitely to check out the Gundam and gunpla-related places in Japan. Hopefully, this post will help those who are planning on visiting Japan at some point understand a little better how one can…

I Cry Every Time: Slam Dunk Episode 44 I Cry Every Time: Slam Dunk Episode 44

This is the first post in new series I’m starting called “I Cry Every Time”, or ICET (Ice-Tea) for short. The goal of this series is to highlight scenes in games, anime, TV shows, movies, books, etc. that have caused me to cry, weep, bawl, or shed a lone tear in response to an emotional state brought upon by the scene…

My First Experience With redditgifts My First Experience With redditgifts

Over the holidays last year was when I first heard about redditgifts, a “secret santa” service that happens year-round to matches Santas and giftees. There are several “seasons” of exchanges throughout the year, with over a dozen categories of exchanges each season. For example, recently, there were exchanges “For…

Review: Gyakuten Kenji 2 Orchestra Arrangement Collection Review: Gyakuten Kenji 2 Orchestra Arrangement Collection

As I wrote about in my previous post, Gyakuten Kenji 2 or Ace Attorney Investigations 2: Miles Edgeworth: Prosecutor’s Path is one of the best entries in the Ace Attorney franchise. Even though I’ve moved onto other games already, I found myself wanting to write more about the game. Again though, I found myself faced…

Summarizing the Shohoku-Ryonan Practice Game in Slam Dunk Summarizing the Shohoku-Ryonan Practice Game in Slam Dunk

Since I’m a basketball fan in real life, it made sense for me to check out a basketball anime, so recently I started watching the ’90s classic Slam Dunk. After the initial exposition and character introductions, the first actual basketball game (except it was a practice game) started in episode 14, and I was super…

6 Spoiler-Free Reasons that Gyakuten Kenji 2 Deserves Its Hype 6 Spoiler-Free Reasons that Gyakuten Kenji 2 Deserves Its Hype

Since it came out in 2011 on the Nintendo DS, Gyakuten Kenji 2has received critical acclaim among Ace Attorney fans, and after finishing it this week, I’m a little disappointed in myself that it took me so long to discover the masterpiece. Part of the reason was that Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth wasn’t…

My 7-Step Guide to Prepare for a Hearthstone Tournament My 7-Step Guide to Prepare for a Hearthstone Tournament

Shortly after I began playing Hearthstone in mid 2016, I started dabbling in the local and online tournament scene. Despite Hearthstone growing as an e-sport over the past two years and Blizzard updating the HCT process recently, I’ve had some small successes in these tournaments. A significant reason for this is that…

Persona 4’s Friendships Defined Its Story: Character Profiles Persona 4’s Friendships Defined Its Story: Character Profiles

When I went back home for Christmas this past year, I decided to bring my old PS2 back home with me to Chicago. One of the first things I did was order off eBay a game that I’d been wanting to play for the past several years: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4. Time has flown by since its arrival, and over the past month…

(SPOILERS) Finding the Villain in Persona 4 Using Deduction (SPOILERS) Finding the Villain in Persona 4 Using Deduction

[Since this post is about the ending of Persona 4, it obviously contains spoilers. You have been warned and I would not recommend reading ahead if you plan on playing the game at any point (which I highly recommend!)]

How the Bartering System Ruined Mass Effect 1 for Me How the Bartering System Ruined Mass Effect 1 for Me

I finished the original Mass Effect a couple months ago and it was my first experience with the acclaimed series. Overall, I enjoyed my 32 hours of gameplay and can see what all the hype is about. While I’m taking a break with a couple of other games, I definitely plan on finishing the trilogy before the end of 2018.…

Rating the Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Opening Themes Rating the Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Opening Themes

Music in the Gundam series has always captivated me. I remember after watching Mobile Suit Gundam Wing as a kid, I downloaded the songs “Just Communication” and “Rhythm Emotion” from the opening themes, and even today, nearly two decades later, I still listen to them. So when I finished watching Mobile Suit Gundam 00…

(SPOILERS) Understanding All of DDLC’s Poems (SPOILERS) Understanding All of DDLC’s Poems

Since Doki Doki Literature Club (DDLC) was released by Team Salvato in September 2017, it’s taken the world by storm as a top-notch visual novel crossed with a poetry simulator. In this post, I will list all of the poems in the story and do my best to explain any meanings they may have.

Why I'm Breaking Up with Fire Emblem Heroes After a Year Why I'm Breaking Up with Fire Emblem Heroes After a Year

As a huge Fire Emblem fan, I was extremely excited when Fire Emblem Heroes (FEH) came out on February 2, 2017. Now, exactly a year later, I’m finally quitting.

My Successful Experience with F2P Hearthstone My Successful Experience with F2P Hearthstone

Over 2017, I’ve seen a lot of griping on Reddit and other media about how Hearthstone is getting too expensive and is a pay-to-win game. I’m not necessarily here to fight those claims, but I do want to use this post to share my story and how I’ve been a free-to-play (F2P) Hearthstone player for 1.5 years, and how I’ve…

An Overview of Makoto Shinkai’s Films and Why All Five Are Worth Watching An Overview of Makoto Shinkai’s Films and Why All Five Are Worth Watching

Makoto Shinkai has been at the forefront of Japanese animation since the release of his 2016 film, Your Name. Not only was the movie a huge commercial success as the highest-grossing anime film worldwide historically, it also received critical acclaim with a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. If you haven’t seen it…

Review: Distant Worlds Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Concert and Plush Review: Distant Worlds Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Concert and Plush

In September, I had the privilege of attending a Distant Worlds Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary concert in Chicago. I got super lucky because even though tickets sold out pretty quickly and I didn’t hear about it until a week before, two of my good friends were actually performing in the orchestra so my wife and I got…

Making Sense of Steins;Gate – Part 1: List of World Lines Making Sense of Steins;Gate – Part 1: List of World Lines

Steins;Gate is a great story. I say story generally because while originally a visual novel, its universe has expanded to animes, a movie, and other media, most of which is canon and deserving of consumption and analysis. That said, despite being 3,600 words long, this post is probably not going to be my only one…

Making Sense of Steins;Gate – Part 2: True Ending Explained Making Sense of Steins;Gate – Part 2: True Ending Explained

It’s been about a month, but as promised, here’s part 2 of my series on making sense of Steins;Gate. For those of you who haven’t read it, part 1 is here (they’re independent though and there’s no order you have to read them in). If you’re interested in my other posts, check out https://pastimezone.wordpress.com/…

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