Despair and hope. Both of these terms may seem completely opposite from one another but they do come in contact when dealing with nearly impossible odds. Stories that involve coming back home from Homer’s The Odyssey or go through a journey to accomplish an impossible task from J.R.R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings have similar tones and themes. Despair involves the daunting odds of the protagonist(s) defeating the conflicts that arise that gives us, the audience, a sense of dread and makes us care for our characters to succeed. Hope is the audience’s reaction that they feel out of the despair that we see from the characters’ perspective.
Fun and simple stories are always welcomed. Children’s fantasy as a genre fits these two things perfectly. We’ve all grew up with these timeless tales that transformed us at our early stage of our development. There was once a time in anime, specifically in the 70s, where studios adapted old children’s literature from the late 19th to early 20th century. Mary and the Witch’s Flower gives off these vibes from my experience viewing it.
Since I’ve been contemplating about whether I should do a list of games I’ve enjoyed in 2017, I might as well do it since everyone I know is doing it. I haven’t played everything to completion, in fact I might even update this as time goes on, so don’t think of this as a definitive list on my end. Also this will be in alphabetical order until the very end where I will show what my game of the year is. So without further ado, let’s go! Continue reading
Okay, so I’m going to break one rule here exclusively for this list. I’m going to include girls that debuted in 2016 on this list because I didn’t do one for 2016. Keep that in mind for those who have been following this yearly series so far. Anyway, let’s see what cutie reigned supreme this year! Continue reading