What’cha Been Playin’? May 2017


Last month’s What’cha Been Playin’ focused entirely on Persona 5, but I’ve returned to writing about multiple games for a month that’s felt light on gaming. At least compared to April, where I usually spent several hours per day running through palaces and developing friendships with my fellow Phantom Thieves. It was a simpler time where the idea of juggling about half-dozen games seemed hilarious.

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Time Travel, Host Clubs, and Death: 5 Recommended Anime Shows


One month ago, I focused on the full-length films of Makoto Shinkai, but now I’m casting my net a little wider to bring forward five shows that should be watched and enjoyed. Naturally, the more obvious choices were excluded. Cowboy Bebop is fantastic, but it’s also inevitably one of the first titles tossed out when someone asks for recommendation. My intention is to breeze past the shows that everyone already knows.

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Back from Birthday

Back in 1 Week

I’m taking the week off. Not because I have to, but because I want to. It also helps that I don’t have anything completed to post.

As the title indicates, I celebrated my birthday recently. Not just any birthday, but the big 3-0. I’m out of my twenties, meaning that life will suddenly start making more sense. . . right?

What’cha Been Playin’? April 2017


Something much more different for this month’s What’cha Been Playin’. Instead of discussing games I played last month, I’m focusing on one game I played last month, and that’s for a simple reason. Outside of the occasional Picross 3D before bed, Persona 5 is the only game I played through the entirety of April. I managed to complete P5 — the true ending — with a time of 79:21 spread across a few hours shy of three weeks, which is insane for me. I rarely play games so obsessively anymore — some days, I stayed home and played for hours straight — and that’s doubly true for JRPGs, a genre that I struggle to stick with.

This post is devoted to Persona 5 — what I enjoyed and what I didn’t, along with favorite moments and characters. There’s little structure, but a grouping of topics. The second half will contain spoilers, located before a warning, while everything above the warning is spoiler-free.

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