The Unique Blogger Award by Karandai

I am sorry for the delay Karandi, I almost forgot about this tagged post. Thank you for tagging me on this Unique Blogger Award. Go check out her post please! Go follow her blog if you like daily anime reviews and episode discussions. As you may know it, here is the rules:

  • Display the award!
  • Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog. (Try and include a little bit of promotion!)
  • Answer the questions they’ve written for you!
  • Nominate bloggers and give them three questions in the spirit of sharing love and solidarity within our blogging family

*Warning: Spoilers to video game stories!

01. What story made you incredibly angry and why?

The Ending of Marvel Spider-Man for the PS4 (SPOILERS!)

Here is what happened if you didn’t know, It turns out that the mastermind of the Sinister Six and the cause of the Devil’s Breath epidemic was Dr. Otto Octavius and he was also Peter Parker’s mentor. The reason why Doc Ock attacked New York with his criminals because he wanted revenge on Mayor Norman Osborn and wanted to expose his corrupt powers by attacking on innocent people . The Devil’s Breath is a deadly virus and anyone exposed of this without an antidote will die. After defeating all the bad guys, Spider-Man was able to retrieve the antidote. It turns out that his Aunt May got infected by the virus and Peter was eager to save her. Unfortunately, the doctor states that the antidote needs time to be made for others, and if Spider-Man does wait, Aunt May will die and on other hand, if Spider-Man chose to save Aunt May, all the infected people of New York will die. Seeing this scene was painful to watch and seeing that Aunt May knew about Peter’s superhero identity and was always worrying about like a parent was the last straw. In the end, Peter chose to use the antidote for everyone in New York and let Aunt May die. Seeing this in the game made me mad that someone as innocent like Aunt May die because of the bad guys. Even though this game is all about Spider-Man, where’s the Avengers, Daredevil, and Jessica Jones? Why didn’t they help Spider-Man fight the Sinister Six? Still, the game is good and we did get some good in the ending so it’s technically not a bad ending.

02. If you could rewrite the ending to anyone story which would it be and what would you change?

The ending of Final Fantasy XV (Spoilers Again!)

After I played the alternate ending of Episode Ignis, I wanted this ending instead the original ending. In the original ending, the protagonist Noctis Lucis Caelum has finally accepted his role as the King of Kings and was going to take his throne and restore light of the world. The only way to bring peace to the world was to fight the cursed bloodline of the family, Ardyn Lucis Caelum, and he had to die for the world. What happened in the alternate ending of Episode Ignis is when Ignis follows Ardyn back to the Empire Kingdom of Niflheim . Ignis uses Noctis’ Ring of Lucii to fight the immortal Ardyn on his own with the cost of his life. After defeating him, he is left for dead and with Noctis, Prompto and Gladiolus showing up minutes later. After seeing his friend sacrifice himself, Noctis takes the role and accepts his role early on and miraculously saves Ignis. The game later shows everyone doing well in the story and this DLC ends with Noctis surviving and becoming the new king and Ignis serving him. Overall, this DLC version had  a positive version and I like seeing my favorite characters alive.

03. Easy one – favorite opening theme song ever?

My favorite anime opening song would be Sword Art Online’s season one opening Crossing Field by LiSA.

3 Nominees

Archi-Anime

Nerd Rambles

aniblogplay

My 3 questions to you:

  1. Do you have a guilty pleasure on a TV/movie series or music?
  2. What is one super power you wished you had?
  3. What is one trend you despise
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Stan Lee confirmed for upcoming Avengers 4

Whenever life fills us with bad news, always look for a silver lining. If you guys didn’t know, Marvel comics creator Stan Lee recently passed away yesterday. Stan Lee has worked with well known comic artists and help create characters like the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man and Black Panther. He is also well-known for being a cameo and appearing in random scenes in Marvel movies. This includes movies in the MCU (Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and Dr. Strange), Fox Marvel (X-Men, Deadpool and Fantastic Four) and Sony (Venom, Sami Raimi Spider-Man and Marc Webb Amazing Spider-Man). Even though he is gone, it appears Stan Lee might make one more appearance in a Marvel movie in 2019. It’s reported by IGN that Stan Lee will appear in the upcoming Avengers 4 movie. It’s noted that they were able to film him before his passing and fans will be able to see him when the movie comes out. The Avengers 4 movie will be released in theaters on May 3rd, 2019.

Correct me if I am wrong or I missed something, but I am unsure if he’s going to be in Captain Marvel or Spider-Man: Far From Home movies.

Funi-Crunchyroll news – Anime Dubbed and Subbed are added/return after major split

Hello anime fans! I got some interesting news for you if you are interested on binge watching some anime. If you didn’t know, the anime companies that were partnered up Funimation and Crunchyroll were split up after two years of working together streaming anime and selling home videos of anime. The result of this partnership helped Funimation dub some Crunchyroll licensed anime into English Dub and helped sell home videos and the same time brought anime from Funimation to Crunchyroll to be streamed. But now that these two powerhouses are separated, here is some news in regards to your favorite anime.

Funimation

Funimation announced on Friday that they will be adding 300+ anime in subbed format to their list and will be available to anyone with a FunimationNow account. I am not going to list all of them, but anime like Baka and Test, Black Butler and Cowboy Bebop will be added as subtitled anime. If you like anime from Funimation, but preferred anime in subtitles, now you can enjoy it your favorite Funimation shows on your account.

Crunchyroll

Previously mentioned, Crunchyroll and Funimation teamed up and released English Dub on certain anime titles. However, after being split, these English Dubbed anime from Crunchyroll will still be intact and won’t be affected. Crunchyroll anime like Berserk, Taboo Tattoo and Masamune-kun’s Revenge will be safe and will be available in both Crunchyroll and Funimation platforms. These anime will also be in subtitles for viewer preference.

source:

Funimation adds 300+ subbed anime to FunimationNow

Crunchyroll adds 17 English Dub anime to site

Sad News: Marvel creator Stan Lee dies

Stan Lee, the man that started the Marvel comics and created heroes like Spider-Man, Avengers and the X-Men with Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, has passed away today. Stan Lee died in the age of 95 of this year. Stan Lee created many beloved heroes and even made iconic villains. Stan Lee is also known as the greatest cameo actor who always appeared in the Marvel movies, TV shows and in video games.

I wished I could have met Stan Lee. Stan Lee is my hero and I want to thank him for making these awesome heroes. My first ever Marvel hero I looked up to was Spider-Man. Stan Lee is a remarkable man who is truly respected by his fans. I hope he is now resting peace with his wife Joan Lee up in Heaven.

Final Fantasy XIII returns for Xbox owners!

Love Final Fantasy? Are you getting tired of hearing about Final Fantasy XV? I got some news to change that. If you are an Xbox One owner, get ready to relieve a well-known title for your modern console. This past weekend, Square Enix and Microsoft just announced that the trilogy series Final Fantasy XIII will be returning for Xbox One as a backward compatible game.  This means, you can play Final Fantasy XIII, XIII-2 and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII on Xbox One. This will take place on November 13th.

Part of me wishes that I had an Xbox One so I can play these games.

source:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-11-10/final-fantasy-xiii-game-trilogy-heads-to-xbox-one/.139329

Pooh is back! – Another Kingdom Hearts III trailer has been unveiled!

With only 2 months away, Kingdom Hearts III is drawing near us. Released yesterday, Square Enix released another exciting trailer for Kingdom Hearts III. Returning to this game is 100 Acres Wood world where Pooh and his friends live. In this trailer, Sora returns to meet Pooh and plays minigames with him. Along with this trailer, we get more information on the game’s main story and the other Disney worlds like Tangled, Pirates of the Caribbean and Big Hero 6. The Keyblade War also makes an appearance and this shows that the game story has reached the climax. Are you guys excited for Kingdom Hearts III? This game will be released on January 29, 2019 for PS4 and X1.

Dissidia news: New DLC character and new arena map!

If anyone still plays Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, get ready for another fighter to join the battle between good and evil. It’s been announced this morning that the character Yuna from Final Fantasy X will be joining the game of Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. Yuna actually made her appearance in the game in the PSP version called Dissida 012: Duodecim.

Also coming out this winter is a new map. This map is called Final Battlefield. The description on Twitter describes it as a place created by two gods and fighters fight in this isolated world. This map will be free as an update this winter just like the other maps like Final Fantasy XV Insomnia.

Friday Funny 186: I hate reboots, remasters, dragons and holidays!

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome back to another fun filled Friday from yours truly. I hope everyone is doing okay and got plenty of rest thanks to Daylight Savings. This week been busy here with the family as my brother turned 18 years this Wednesday. As we are in November, make sure you save some money for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This is a good time to save up and buy from sales. I know I want to shop for more anime and video games over here. I want to expand my Nintendo Switch game library. These sales won’t happen until Black Friday, but get ready for this weekend and next week. This weekend is the movie The Grinch, a cartoon reboot movie made by the same people who did Despicable Me and Minions movie. The Grinch is back and will be voiced by Dr. Strange actor Benedict Cumberbatch. If you thought the Grinch movie looks different and feels weird, get ready for a planned reboot of the Shrek movies and Puss in Boots movie. It’s been announced that the same people behind The Grinch wants to reboot Shrek. Coming out this Tuesday is the return of the PS1 classic Spyro the Dragon. Just like Crash Bandicoot from last year, Activision will be releasing a remaster collection of the three PS1 games under the name Spyro Reignited Trilogy.  If you grew up with Spyro like me, this game is worth buying.

Let’s light up this awesome weekend!

Here are some nostalgia videos for Spyro fans:

Have a toasty Friday!

Final Fantasy XV 2nd Anniversay news – Good and Bad news

Hey everyone, I am back again with some fresh Final Fantasy XV content. As a fan, I really love the characters, story and gameplay. The team behind the game hosted a livestream to celebrate the two years of the game’s release last night. Whether you love it or hate it, it’s worth talking about. I am here to bring you good and bad news for the news in regards to Final Fantasy XV. I will start with the good news. There might be some spoilers from here on out.

Good news

Episode Ardyn – March 2019

Square Enix just unvieled a short trailer on the upcoming DLC episode, Episode Ardyn. If you don’t know who is Ardyn, Ardyn is the game’s main antagonist. He first starts off as a shady character who helps Noctis whenever he is in a pinch in the story. He is also the ambassador to the enemy kingdom, Niflheim. It is mentioned in the story that Ardyn is immortal and wants revenge against the Astral and Lucian bloodline. In this new DLC, Episode Ardyn will explore Ardyn’s past life when he meets Noctis father’s Regis and his encounters with the Empire. We also get a glimpse of his brother Somnus. Episode Ardyn is expected to be released on March 2019.

Standalone Comrades game 12/13/18

If you didn’t know, Final Fantasy XV released a while back that they had an online gaming service called Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer Online: Comrades. Comrades is part of the main game story where players create their own character and participate in missions on the quest to restoring the light of the world. The online game can only be played through the FFXV main game. Now, this online game can be purchased without Final Fantasy XV as a stand alone video game. This standalone game will be released on December 13th of this year with added content. This is only for PS4 and X1.

Final Fantasy XV x Final Fantasy XIV collab – 12/13/18

Get ready for another collab! Coming out this same month as Comrades, Final Fantasy XV has partnered up with Final Fantasy XIV for a crossover event in the main game; it will happen as a free update. This new event will be called “Adventurer from Another World” and Noctis will team up with a character named Y’jhimei and take on the Garuda. Players will be rewarded with a FFXIV themed costume.

With all this good news finished, here comes the bad news.

Bad news

Game Director resigns and leaves

Luminous Productions COO and Final Fantasy XV game director Hajime Tabata resigns and leaves the team. He was in charge of the game Final Fantasy XV and the DLC. Tabata is happy to hear that his fans love the game and he is not just leaving, but he wants to create a new project. His departure of FFXV brings up more bad news.

Cancelled Episodes!

It was announced months ago that besides Episode Ardyn, we were going to get more Episodes focusing on Aranea, Lunafreya and even Noctis. With Tabata leaving and letting Square Enix take control of the game, it has come to conclusion that the planned DLC will come to light and will be scrapped. Overall, the only Episode we’ll be getting is Episode Ardyn and it may appear as if Final Fantasy XV will be done with added content in 2019.

What’s your opinion in this news? I am sad to hear this game cancelled some exciting projects. No matter what, I am still happy to play Final Fantasy XV and I thank Tabata and the rest of Square ENix for creating this game.

[OWLS November Blog Tour] Eiichiro Oda – I’m thankful for being a pirate fan

Thankful

Here at OWLS, we are pretty thankful that we are able to come together as a community and share a love and appreciation for anime and manga. This month we will be showcasing our appreciation by giving a shout out post to our favorite manga artists, creators, production companies, and writers who produced some of our favorite works. We will be discussing our favorite works by these creators and our reasons as to why we appreciate them.

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