- Jesus: The Game
- Devil May Cry Reboot
Hey, you know what old game is in dire need of a modern update?
Jesus: Kyōfu no Bio Monster
This is not in-game footage. (It would be post-game footage.)
(lit. “Jesus: Dreadful Bio-Monster”)
It was first released on the PC-88 as simply Jesus, and was later ported to the Nintendo Family Computer and MSX2 with the subtitle “Kyōfu no Bio Monster” appended. A sequel was released on the PC-98.
The game’s name refers to a space station called J.E.S.U.S., named after the Christian messiah Jesus. The ship is shaped like a double-edged sword a la Book of Revelations. Its inhabitants go on to fight a mysterious demonic alien from Halley’s Comet.
Source: Wikipedia. (Corroborated by other sites! I can’t stress its actual existence enough!)
Apparently this did in fact really genuinely seriously happen. You can only conclude that a modern update of Jesus: The Japanese Science Fiction Adventure Game would be hilarious. Think of the amount of copies it would sell entirely due to Fox News style hysteria!
DmC: The Devil May Cry Reboot
The full trailer features much more GRITTINESS!
Omigod! It looks SO AWESOME! Here’s a list of bullet point reasons why!
- Because we all wanted to play as the guy from Twilight!
- Chain-like weapons?! Since God of War there has just not been enough of them.
- A ruined modern city?! Simply inspired! We’ve never seen that before ever in any game ever! (Especially not the beginning of Devil May Cry 3!)
This is almost as brilliant as idea of the creators of Resident Evil and No More Heroes teaming up to make a game that looks as exciting and colourful as a cross between Dark Sector and Clive Barker’s Jenericho.
(It’s as if the Let’s Ruin guy is everywhere these days!)
[Yeah, I’m totally sneaking this write up in here. I drafted it ages ago and was never happy with the idea of publishing it on its own as it’s a bit dry. But if you care…]
The many faces of Vash the Stampede.
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[There’s no alt-text/titles on this one.]
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[I should have another game design post for next week where I will be taking on the horrors of dungeon crawling! For now, here’s something that’s been in my drafts for a while.]
The title may sound make it sound like pr0n set in medieval times, but it’s actually a 2007 anime film that I happen to have caught recently.
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Even the logo might be too much information! Avert your eyes!
I have no idea if I should recommend Haibane Renmei.
On a seemingly unrelated note, I didn’t particularly like the film Pan’s Labyrinth. I didn’t dislike it either. It just never quite entertained me, moved me enough for me to really like it. But technically it was brilliant. There’s no denying the quality of the movie or the skill in its creation.
Haibane Renmei is similar in this regard.
For one thing, it’s beautiful. The art, animation and the music. Even the sound effects are quality. (I’d recommend subs over dub on this one, by the way)
It has a slow pace (not as slow as Kino’s Journey) but the intrigue of the early episodes carries it well. That very intrigue is the the reason that if you’re going to watch it, you must go in blind.
Don’t Wikipedia it, don’t ask anyone for a summary or find any clips. Just let it take you for a ride. I’m even resisting putting pictures or embedding music for this reason.
I can’t promise it will be worth the time, but I think if you have it to spare, you should give this anime a try. It’s exceptionally well crafted. It’s just that opinion on the story is up to you, I’m afraid.
Hell, it might just be worth it to see that anime can do something other than robots and ninjas.
(and remember – I’m in the minority about Pan’s Labyrinth!)
Continues for bullet-point-esque spoiler discussion:
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This picture is not representative of the anime BUT IT SURE IS PURTY.
First anime on the list is Kino’s Journey – the Japanese title is Kino no Tabi. I’ve seen it referred to by both across the internet. This is annoying.
It is about a traveller called Kino and her motorbike (referred to as a motorrad) named Hermes – which can inexplicably talk.
Each episode is about the strange people or stranger countries the pair happens upon in their travels. I really like the concept. (I’m at the age where I’m preoccupied with the idea of travelling and learning more about the world lately – I wonder why this happens to people…)
I’m going to mention the passable music early for the sake of the video below. The music generally suits the anime, as do the opening and ending songs, although none of it is particularly spectacular. There is one incidental part of the soundtrack played a few times throughout the show that I really liked though. I crudely ripped it myself since it’s not available commercially, if you want to give it a listen:
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