It’s been a good two months (well, maybe three) since I’ve started this blog. So, let me make things easier for you by highlighting some sites I’ve been following (and you might want to check out or else I’ll go to your house and throw you out your own window!!!)
This blog is maintained by Steve Lakawicz, who in real life holds a number of degrees in Music and is a teacher of statistics. He has a love for video game music. I’m no music expert, and I don’t go out of way to listen to music unless it’s from a video game or something else. Like a blog post. Well well, I think Steve’s got that covered! With solid writing and music to listen to, hard to go wrong in not checking out a blog I like. Need examples? Well, him covering Tales of Legendia’s soundtrack (and also explaining what happened to game itself) is pretty awesome. Also the music he linked to is pretty good. Need another example? Try learning about Birdie Try– I mean, Mecarobot Golf. (and yes, you can laugh at the history of that too!) As you can see, this guy rocks. My only criticism? He needs to reply to comments D:
No really, that’s all there is to know. Don’t have quite a lot of time for anime, but they do stream some stuff, and it’s great. Only criticism is that they haven’t actually been “simulcasting” recently, and that’s kind of disappointing.
Flailthroughs is an absolutely strange and seemingly hilarious blog where the two owners make a valiant effort to play Japanese games. The problem? They can’t understand (everything) said in Japanese. So with their brazen knowledge and will, they challenge themselves to play these games despite not getting a thing. It’s hard to hate on that. But I do have a problem with them: They’ve been consistent with what they post — in other words, it’s the same thing every week (though it’s changed up a bit this week), and some of it doesn’t interest me. But oh well, it can’t be helped. Now go watch a playthrough of Another Century’s Episode R.
Cary is basically my senpai, as she helped break me into blogging slightly, and was the first blog I linked to. It all started with backwards compatibility. Then it evolved into me liking her enough to add her to my sites to check out ^_^ Her posts are pretty fun and informative. Like this post. It’s a reminder that time is of the essence. No really, discipline and time when it comes to anything is a must. And motivation. That’s another thing! But Cary is awesome. My only real critique is she needs to leverage WP more. Why does she only have us see 4 recent posts on her widget? Why doesn’t she use the read more tag? Scrolling is not funnn!!!
Ok I’ll stop whining now.
I stumbled onto this site recently, so killing it too early with criticism is not cool. That being said, I do have one: Hollo, update your blog!!! I know you have posts you want to write; who cares if you’re busy, make time to post more you fool! =p
But aside from that, this site is pretty cool. He lives in Japan, has a large amount of games I’ll never play (wahhh), and even sells them too (well at least he’s starting now!). I think I’ll enjoy following this blog, and maybe if I’m super special with a chocolatey fudge (or whatever the hell Abridged Yugi says to Grandpa), he’ll gloat about possessing Fire Emblem and I will just cry and shake my head, fist shaking.
I’ll deal with it!
But ignoring that, Zig basically covers it all: from covering indie video games to trashing Rurouni Kenshin (Man that New Kyoto Arc has not been liked!), you’ll find something cool to check out. Also, the name of the site is not bad. I’ll digitally send you a cookie if any of you can figure out the inspiration for the name of Zig’s blog. If I can figure out how to do that.
Honorable Mentions (I.E, close enough to be on my sites to check out list but lacking in one more thing!)
- These guys are crazy
- These guys are loony
- These guys hate Awakening
- These guys cover Fire Emblem too
- Did I mention these guys also hate Awakening?
Ok ok, some of them do like Awakening, but while I can’t agree with the guys that don’t like the game, I do concede the story has issues. Thankfully I came for the gameplay and characters, and got everything I wanted out of Awakening after being saddled with Radiant Dawn and Shadow Dragon for a few years.
Anyways, they’ll be great enough to be on my RSS feed, but at this point, they’ll never be on my sites to add list until one thing happens…they turn themselves into a Fire Emblem blog. They barely cover anything other than FE; they should just admit that’s what they are, stop being so tsundere, and just turn themselves into a true FE blog. There’s not a lot of FE blogs out there. Oh, and they also aren’t totally consistent when it comes to updates. For now!
Don’t have any idea what the Satellaview is? Well, you can go to this site and get all of the information you need, and learn about it. Unfortunately, the recent posts hasn’t gotten me too interested (sorry Kiddo!), but this is an excellent resource that I recommend you check out.
…Yes, I’m again being a stubborn and selective bastard for not adding this to my sites to check out right?
Anyways, what else blogs are you checking out that you like? I might take a look. Always up to finding a few more before shutting myself off from looking for blogs entirely. After all, gotta focus on Fire Emblem! (Or so I claim!)