Mid season anime thoughts time! And we’re back up to sixteen series, as was always going to be the plan for 2020 until COVID delays made that impossible. Though maybe sixteen is one too many…
Sticking with the strategy simulation theme, but rather than planning ancient cities, this time we’ve got an entire country to manage… what’s the worst that could happen?
Democracy 3 (2013) – Strategy, PC
Time for my final thoughts on the anime of Summer 2020… plus a few that technically started in Spring. This year has been a mess. Still, the small lineup meant that I ended up giving a chance to some shows that otherwise would have been dropped fast – did it pay off?
My family didn’t have internet access until I went to university, but even before then I was obsessed with it, and would get online as much as possible at school and at college. I was mostly into browser games, with Neopets being the first to get me hooked, likely helped by the Pokemon and virtual pet crazes of the time. Soon after that came Kingdom of Loathing, which was far less flashy and colourful, but made up for it with its absurd humour.
I’m glad that both are still up and running 16+ years later, but while I’ve been dipping in and out of Neopets occasionally, I’d largely forgotten about KoL… then a spin-off PC game West of Loathing sprung up out of nowhere, and I knew I had to get it for nostalgia’s sake if nothing else.
West of Loathing (2017) – RPG, PC.
The new WordPress editor is here! And I hate it. Fortunately, the really old editor that I started with 10 years ago is still accessible via WP Admin, so I’ve reverted to that. I still remember why I stopped using it: one day, they just randomly removed the underline button from the toolbar. It’s still missing, but ah well, I’d rather use keyboard shortcuts for one minor thing than deal with the new ‘blocks’, whatever they are… sometimes it feels to me like the internet is regressing.
On that note, let’s look at a 1980s text adventure game! Well, not exactly, but you’ll see what I mean. 😉 (or check out my Zork review from March for the real deal!)
Stories Untold (2017) – Horror, PC.
Mid season anime thoughts time~ The expected lineup for Summer was hit even harder by COVID-19 delays than last season, so I’ve thrown in a couple of those now-resumed Spring series to bulk up the numbers. Here are the eight I ended up with:
It’s been a while since I did one of these… mostly because it took me about a year to deliver on the last one. 😛 But right now I’m watching more episodes than ever, so anime poll time!I’ve picked five anime series from my huge backlog. Some of them are relatively new additions, others have been gathering virtual dust for years. Which one should I watch first? That’s up to you, the readers of my blog~ Whichever series wins will get reviewed here. 😀
Here’s some info on the choices, plus some brief comments about them from myself (or skip to the bottom of the post if you just want to vote):