Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #104 - The 2019 Preview

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #104 - The 2019 Preview

Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) look ahead to the future (zura) and see what video games and anime that are coming out in 2019 they are excited about. We go through a lot of different games that have at least some form of release date or are rumored to come out in 2019 and also some anime that will come out next year as well. Like last year, we recorded this before the awards shows that happened this week so those announcements are not represented here.

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #103 - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #103 - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven

Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) return to the bizarre adventures as we recently played through JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven. We talk about the wild story that unites all the Joestars, our favorite characters and teams to play as, and everyone getting burritos.

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #102 - The Quiet Man

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #102 - The Quiet Man

Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) take things down an octave as we discuss one of the most interesting games to come out this year, The Quiet Man. We discuss our own original story we came up with during the first playthrough, how the second playthrough isn’t great when you learn the actual story, and just what the heck is The Quiet Man. We also talk about some good things we’ve played recently to offset the bad of the shush shush man.

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #101 - Luigi's Mansion & Red Dead Redemption 2

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #101 - Luigi's Mansion & Red Dead Redemption 2

Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) return with two recent releases (well, one a re-release) to discuss. AL talks about the 3DS re-release of Luigi’s Mansion and how it holds up to its original release in 2001. Jared dives into the cowboy world of Red Dead Redemption 2 to see if all the hype was worth it.

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #100 - Ranking The Last 99 Episodes

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #100 - Ranking The Last 99 Episodes

Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) have reached 100 episodes of the Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA and decided that the only way to celebrate was to figure out what was the best out of all the anime, video games, and conceptual ideas we’ve had. So we did just that. It’s time to figure out what’s the best of the best and have some controversy along the way.

If you’d like to see our end results, click here to see the lists!

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #99 - Life is Strange: Before The Storm

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #99 - Life is Strange: Before The Storm

Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) and Jared return to the world of Life is Strange with AL having just finished Before the Storm. We take a deeper dive than previous episodes where we have talked about this game into the entirety of the game and whether or not if the game works as a whole or if there are parts that were completely unnecessary.

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #98 - The MISSING: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories & Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #98 - The MISSING: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories & Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) continue with their spooky October theme by talking about two games that fit in that space. First, Jared talks about the latest Swery game in The MISSING and its incredibly surprising themes and story. After that, we go into Symphony of the Night after AL got Jared to play it for the first time and some of the goofiness of Alucard.

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #97 - Video Game Urban Legends

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #97 - Video Game Urban Legends

Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) and Jared get into the Halloween spirit by talking about some of the more famous urban legends in video games. We talk about stories like Ben Drowned, was Pokemon causing kids to die?, Polybius, Shin Megami Tensei’s spooky boot message, the Madden curse, and the Atari landfill. It’s time to get spooky.

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #96 - What Is A Masterpiece?

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #96 - What Is A Masterpiece?

Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) get a bit philosophical and theoretical as they attempt to answer the question of what is a masterpiece in terms of video games. We talk about our criteria, how we differentiate masterpieces from our favorite games, the difficulties with answering a question such as this, and look at a list of “best games” and give our opinions on if those games are masterpieces or not.

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #95 - Love Live! School Idol Festival & Yakuza Kiwami 2

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #95 - Love Live! School Idol Festival & Yakuza Kiwami 2

Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) talk about idols and yakuza in this action packed episode. We begin the episode by talking about the great Love Live! School Idol Festival mobile game and why we enjoy it so much for a gacha style game. Afterward, Jared dives deep into Yakuza Kiwami 2 and its wacky and serious nature.

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