My latest video is a collection video I’ve been wanting to do for a while – my Game Boy Advance game collection! Japanese GBA game boxes have the most amazing designs and can be found relatively cheap, which is why I started collecting them a few years ago. I’ve been slowly amassing a collection over the years, and now I have nearly 20 titles that are mostly niche games not released outside of Japan! Check out my full collection video 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!
Monster Hunter: World is a game I was not at all interested in when I first saw it. The initial reveal left me more than skeptical – I honestly wrote it off as an attempt to get a broader audience into the series that was going to be too much of a departure from what I loved about Monster Hunter to enjoy.
But after actually spending time with the game during the beta last December, I had a complete change of heart! Monster Hunter: World played exactly like the Monster Hunter I knew and loved, just with some tweaks that actually made it easier and more fun to play. That’s why, when the game finally came out for PS4 and Xbox One at the end of January, I was beyond excited to jump back into the world of Monster Hunter.
Happy April! I hope you had a lovely Easter weekend if you celebrate, and don’t forget to grab some of that sweet discounted Easter candy this week even if you didn’t! Now that the annual Monster Hunter Community Game-Along is behind us, it’s time for a brand-new Community Game-Along theme… Musou Games! Musou, or Warriors, games are hack and slash action titles developed by Omega Force and Koei/Koei Tecmo, starting with Dynasty Warriors back in 1997. Now, there are more Musou spinoffs than you can shake a stick at!