I was feeling under the weather this weekend, which should explain this later-than-usual wrap-up. IBS sucks shit.
I’m roughly 25 hours into The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III, somewhere in chapter 2 of 5. The pacing feels more like the first game, which is to say it’s quite slow going. I mean, it *is* introducing a whole new cast while giving you just a few moments to reunite with the old Class VII during certain missions. This isn’t a bad thing, of course. The first Cold Steel is incredible.
I don’t see me playing anything else for a bit since this is a meaty JRPG, but the upcoming Sakura Wars is next in line and I just dipped into the current Big in Japan sale on PSN to pick up Oninaki, Zanki Zero, and Crystar. As if my backlog wasn’t bad enough. Apparently, I have a weakness for Spike Chunsoft games.
With gaming out of the way, let’s segue into some online content that I enjoyed last week.
-Popular otaku YouTuber Akidearest visited a yaoi cafe in Japan and her reactions are absolutely priceless. She also has a series where she reviews weird Japanese gadgets, like fleshlights shaped like boba milk tea.
-To help raise money for charity, the wrestling YouTube channel PartsFUNknown has gathered other fellow pro graps-focused YouTubers and started streaming a game show called QUIZZLEMANIA. Its third episode had me in stitches, especially with trivia categories like “whose nips are these?” which is exactly what you think it is — identify a wrestler only by their nipples.
-Animator Matthew Shezmen has a hilarious 23-minute cartoon explaining Final Fantasy XV.
-The nicest castaway on Vita Island, Food4Dogs, has a new video up talking about the Vita console itself and the pricing of its unfortunately proprietary memory cards.
-And finally, Chase Kip animates the most hilarious explanation of Final Fantasy IX’s plot I’ve ever seen. It’s amazing.
What about you, folks? Do anything fun this weekend?