Saturday, March 29, 2014

MY TOP 5 FAVORITE LAUGHS IN GAMES & ANIME

This is just a random thoughts...
Every time I play games or watching anime, there always some characters who have "unique" laugh.
It's quite.. amusing actually. ^^a
So just for fun, I made my top 5 favorite laughs in games and anime. XD
Please notice that all of the video is not mine, they belong to their owner.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

TOEI KYOTO STUDIO PARK

There are a lot of memorable place in Kyoto, because there's a lot of places to go.
Most of them are historical, like Kinkakuji, Ginkakuji or the famous street of Gion.
Most people recommended going to Kiyomizudera.
But I am not like most people... ^^a
Because the place that I enjoy the most in Kyoto is... Toei Kyoto Studio Park!

This is the back door, which IMO looks cooler than the main gate.
You can see some statue of Ninja on entrance gate, quite interesting.
The back door also a lot more quieter, there is no queue so we can enter fast.
The front gate is bigger and have parking lot for bus and also nice statue.

So what's so special about Toei Kyoto Studio Park?
Toei Kyoto Studio Park is a theme park where you can experience Japan in samurai era. 
They have houses that still looks like it was in those age, also if you are lucky you can observe the filming of period dramas (jidaigeki films). 
From the guide book, this theme park is used to shoot more than 200 films per year. 
They have multiple interesting show, that is very interesting.
And this place is quite popular for student, because when I came, there's a lot of student.

I enjoy walking around the houses and there's also a small pond, where they say a ninja performance was shown.
I didn't got a chance to see it because I am more interested in looking around some more.

  


 
However, I do get a chance to see a performance about samurai lady, which is quite interesting.
You also dress up as samurai, geisha, ninja or just common people.. For a price, of course. :D
 

I was going to wear Date Masamune costume, but the price is changing my mind... ^^;
So I just go with the casual samurai, even that cost me about 4,500 Yen (about IDR 540,000).
You can also wear a wig and make-up, but again that cost extra....
You can wear the costume for about an hour, and taking picture with your own camera.
After an hour, you should head back to switch out of the costume.

There's also Toei Anime Museum, where you can see some things that related to the anime that they produced.
I feel like I'm going back to my childhood....
Aaah, the memories....
 


Sunday, March 16, 2014

SENGOKU MUSOU VS SENGOKU BASARA

Just doing some random things...
Sengoku Musou is a hack and slash game, produced by Tecmo Koei and start on 2004.
Sengoku Basara is also a hack and slash game, produced by Capcon and start on 2005.
Their characters are the same one as written in history, which is about Japanese history, but their appearance is totally different.
Check them out to know their looks, both on Sengoku Musou and Sengoku Basara.
The left one is the Sengoku Musou and the right one is Sengoku Basara.

DATE MASAMUNE
 

KATAKURA KOJURO
 

YUKIMURA SANADA
  

ISHIDA MITSUNARI
 

IEYASU TOKUGAWA
 
TAKENAKA HANBEI
 

UESUGI KENSHIN

ICHI / OICHI











NAGAMASA AZAI
 

SHIBATA KATSUIE
 

SAKON SHIMA

CHOSOKABE MOTOCHIKA


MOTONARI MORI
 

MATSUNAGA HISAHIDE

MAEDA KEIJI
 

HIDEYOSHI TOYOTOMI
  

MAGOICHI SAIKA

MITSUHIDE AKECHI
 


Well, each one have different taste, I guess.
For gameplay wise, each one has their own strength and weakness, so I guess that's fair.
I only put some of them, because they have sooooo many characters. ^^a

Saturday, March 15, 2014

MY TOP 10 FAVORITE PS1 GAMES

During cleaning my room, I found my PS1.
It used to belong to my cousins, but they gave it to me and it still works. ^-^
Ah, memory....
I remember my favorite PS1 games....

1. FINAL FANTASY VII
 
My 2nd RPG and definitely my favorite one.
I never get tired playing it over and over again...
Cloud become my favorite male character in games and always on top of my list.
The materia system is a bit complicated at first, considering I just recently touch RPG genre.
Take some time and 2nd play before I finally master-ed it.
I enjoy the story, the character and when Aeris died, the first comment that comes out of my mouth is...
"BUT I JUST ACQUIRED HER LAST LIMIT BREAK!!!"

2. RESIDENT EVIL 2
 

I didn't play the first one and head straight to the second one, and it scares me when the first time I play it.
Zombies everywhere, I was screaming like crazy every time they all gang up on me because I always freeze for a couple of seconds before deciding to shoot or flee. 
I like Leon because of his attitude, but fall for him harder because a better graphics later. XD
It is my first survival game and I thank RE for introducing me to this genre.
............ Also start my hatred to timed situation in games.

3. WILD ARMS

The first RPG that I play and I enjoy it tremendously!
Sure the character doesn't have any mouth at that time, but I still enjoy this game!
It's a turn based RPG and introduce me with Level Up, where I'm beginning to love grinding for level.
The characters are lovable, even though I have no idea that it was Rudy who is the main character... I thought it was Jack. ^^a
The De La Metallica is a pain though, I was stuck in that dungeon for weeks!!!

4. CHRONO CROSS
 
Ah yes, most of my favorite games in PS1 is RPG Genre and I have no regret.
Chrono Cross have nicest music for RPG in PS1, and the final battle is memorable enough for me.
Glenn and Norris is definitely my favorite character and I taken them everywhere in my party.
The battle system is unique, my most favorite one is where you have to lay a "trap" to capture enemy's element, which usually quite powerful.
The story was a bit confusing at first, but it'll clear up in the end.
One of the best story in RPG, IMO.

5. XENOGEARS

I have to play the game twice, before I finally understand what this game is all about. ^^;
Xenogears have the most complicated story ever, and even now I still have a couple of question regarding this game's story.
The battle is what interest me the most, where you can fight using Gear, a giant robot. 
The game was consist of 2 CD and on the second CD, you are using Gear 99% of the time.
There are a couple of boss fight that really need strategy, facing Ramsus is the most annoying one for me.
My fave character is got to be Bart and Billy.

6. LEGEND OF DRAGOON
 
My most memorable thing about this RPG is how stingy they are with money and exp.
The battle is also based on timing, one thing I am sucked at... ^^;
Nothing special about the story, the only interesting character in my opinion is Rose.
However, the battle system and Dragoon transformation are making this game one of my favorite.

7. CHOCOBO RACING

I don't actually enjoy racing games, but I can forgive Chocobo Racing because this game is fun to play!
It's get even better once I got Cloud and Squall as one of the playable character.
Shooting rival to winning the race is getting addictive to me at that time. >.<
Lots of tracks to play with to, loves this game!

8. GALERIANS
Galerians is one of the hardest action game that I played.
Because there's a system where you went berserk if you used your power too much.
Facing boss is also a pain, but I got better each time I died. ^^a
The story is compelling, even though it does not have a happy ending.
It is unique and full of confusing puzzle, takes a while to finish this game.

9. TALES OF DESTINY

Tales of Destiny is my favorite title from all of Tales series so far.
Stahn Aileron and Leon Magnus is my favorite male character, because their traits are so special for me.
When Leon left me and I have to fight him (twice), I nearly cried.
Especially on the last fight when he turns into a zombie and begs Stahn to kill him.. T^T
My tactics during battle usually consist of cornering enemies in the corner and combo them like crazy.

10. SUIKODEN II
 

I start the Suikoden series from Suikoden II and loves it so much.
Nanami is making me laugh with all of her acts.
Then the story starting to get more interesting and I can't stop playing!!!
The Unite Attack, the Map Battle and the recruitment of 108 Stars of Destiny...
My only complain in this title is finishing Clive's Subquest...

Honorable mention : 
- Legend of Legaia
- Soul Blade
- Valkyrie Profile
- Wild Arms 2
- Suikoden
- Rhapsody : A Musical Adventure