We’re halfway through 2018, which means we’re also halfway through the Community Game-Along themes of 2018! How many have you participated in so far? I’ll admit I haven’t been able to join in as many as I’d like, but it’s time for another one of my favorite themes: rhythm games! I love celebrating rhythm games because it’s an easy genre for anyone to pick up and play, with tons of cheap and even free games available for a variety of devices.
When Glico announced back in December that they were doing a Pocky gijinka campaign where the different flavors would be transformed into handsome guys voiced by famous voice actors, I knew I had to get my hands on some. Luckily, @everydayfoxlife was kind enough to hunt down a few boxes for me! Later, I ended up finding the regular and heartful Pocky flavors here in Australia, so I picked up a couple more for good measure.
I finally finished my Tokyo travel journal, and while I’ve had the flip through video up for a little while now, I wanted to share some of my favorite pages here and talk more about the process! If you haven’t watched the video yet, you can check it out below:
PriPara is a girls idol fashion and rhythm game series that started as arcade machines back in 2014 and has been adapted into an anime, manga, and numerous games. I’ve always thought it was adorable, but I’ve never gotten into it… Until now! Thanks to my awesome Patreon supporters, I was able to purchase PriPara All Idol Perfect Stage for the Nintendo Switch to review. Since the Switch is region-free, it’s easy to import Japanese games to play, no matter where you live! Check out the video below for the first 20 minutes of gameplay:
This video was published last Thursday (well, Friday if you live in my neck of the woods!), but I’m only getting around to writing a blog post about it now. Whoops! I’m getting in the swing of uploading a new video to my YouTube channel every Thursday evening EST, so please look forward to them!
How gorgeous is this The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild limited edition soundtrack?! The regular edition is awesome in its own right, but I really wanted to get my hands on the nifty little Playbutton MP3 player with cute Link pixel art. It has a selection of field music from all of the classic The Legend of Zelda games, and it’s a really cool little thing to be able to carry around in your pocket or pinned to your shirt or bag! (I probably wouldn’t pin it to my bag, though, for fear of it getting lost…)
I actually still haven’t beaten The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. In fact, I only ever beat the guardian of the Zora area, despite the fact that I spent at least 50 hours with the game. I just loved exploring everything so much! I can easily see myself spending hundreds of hours in that world. Plus, there’s the DLC to go through, as well!
But since time keeps moving and I need to stay up to date with other new releases, I haven’t been able to carve out time to go back and finish Breath of the Wild. In the meantime, I can listen to the beautiful tunes even when I’m working with this soundtrack! If you’re a fan of the game and its music, this soundtrack is a must! At the time of this post, CDJapan still has copies of the limited edition with the Playbutton, as well as their exclusive bonus notebook (the regular edition comes with the notebook, too!).
May is upon us! For this month’s Community Game-Along, I wanted to highlight a composer, rather than a game genre or specific series. For May, that composer is Manami Matsumae! She’s famous for composing the iconic original Mega Man soundtrack, and she recently released a solo album titled Three Movements! Even if you don’t have time to participate by playing a game this month, be sure to give some of her awesome music a listen.
I’m excited to finally share a gameplay video of the first 20 minutes of PriPara All Idol Perfect Stage! for the Nintendo Switch. This is the latest PriPara idol rhythm game, and was selected as my April import game by my lovely Patreon members! I was able to record the gameplay footage thanks everyone who’s supported my Patreon so far, too. If you’d like to vote on future import game coverage, check out my Patreon for more details!