Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #75 - Mass Effect: Andromeda & Final Fantasy XV

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #75 - Mass Effect: Andromeda & Final Fantasy XV

Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) bring forth two games which can be seen to them as disappointing to infuriating. Jared talks about Mass Effect: Andromeda, the controversial latest entry in the Mass Effect franchise and how it maybe doesn't deserve all the flack it gets, but is disappointing. AL discusses Final Fantasy XV and how the game does not do anything to our notion that it is a bad game and left her feeling frustrated after finally getting through the entirety of the game.

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #74 - The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #74 - The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) and Jared discuss yet another title in The Legend of Zelda series. We discuss how we feel about Majora's Mask, what we like and dislike about the game, whether it deserves the controversial stance it gets, and dunk hard on the Zelda timeline.

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #73 - Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly & Yakuza 6

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #73 - Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly & Yakuza 6

Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) finally have a chance to take a break so we dive into two games we played through recently. AL discusses the latest otome release and how ridiculous the story gets, which is in line with otome games. Jared talks about the rest of Yakuza 6 which has twists, turns, and beating people up. Both games sure get sad. Spoilers are abound for both so be careful!

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #72 - We Take Fun Seriously: The Creation of the Video Game Industry In the United States

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #72 - We Take Fun Seriously: The Creation of the Video Game Industry In the United States

Jared and Dr. Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) take a different direction this week as we go more academic and look at the history of video games in the United States. Based off of AL's dissertation (WHICH SHE PASSED!), we discuss the very beginning of the industry including the first games created, the formation of Atari, its acquisition by Warner, the downfall of Atari, and the revival of the industry thanks to Nintendo.

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #71 - Your Name Manga

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #71 - Your Name Manga

Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) and Jared return to Your Name with a new format as they look at how the manga adaptation tells the story. We discuss the jump from film to manga, how the different medium approaches various scenes and the story as a whole, and whether or not the manga works with regards to the story.

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #70 - FLCL

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #70 - FLCL

Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) take it back to the turn of the 21st century with one of the more highly regarded shows of that era, FLCL. How is the show when coming at it for the very first time and rewatching it after its original US airing? Does the series holdup or is it a product of its time? These questions and more as we attempt to breakdown the show before the two sequel series coming later this year.

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #69 - Code: Realize ~Future Blessing~

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #69 - Code: Realize ~Future Blessing~

Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) and Jared bring forth their nicest episode with the recent release of the Code: Realize fan disc. We talk about the extensions to the original routes, the three new stories, and learning about Drac-chan. There are extensive story discussions of each route so be careful of spoilers throughout!

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #68 - The End of ReLIFE

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #68 - The End of ReLIFE

Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) have watched and read the rest of the ReLIFE media that has come out in the two months since our initial episode on the series. We talk about the second half the manga, the four OVA episodes, and the live-action film and which version works or could have been better. Of course since two of these versions have just recently came out, there are spoilers so be careful.

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #67 - Persona 3-5 Madness

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #67 - Persona 3-5 Madness

Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) decide to take a spin on March Madness by pitting 64 characters from Persona 3-5 against each other to determine who is the best character from those three games (and a few characters from the spinoffs). Join us for a ton of debate and arguments on deciding which character is better, surprise matchups and victories, and being exhausted by the end of it. If you would like to make your own prediction of who is the best based off our bracket, find the bracket right here!

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #66 - Tokyo Xanadu eX+

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #66 - Tokyo Xanadu eX+

Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) take a long look at a game that was kept somewhat under the radar last year in Tokyo Xanadu eX+. We discuss the multitude of ways the game impressed us, the ways it compares to games in the Persona series, where it would rank in our top ten lists for game of the year retroactively, and how much fun we had in general.

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