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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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #94 - Nintendo Switch Online & Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #94 - Nintendo Switch Online & Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country

Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) and Jared breakdown a couple of items including the launch of Nintendo Switch Online and its new NES library with online play. AL gives a detailed breakdown of the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 DLC expansion pack, its story, and how much time she put it into it.

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #93 - Grab Bag (Nintendo Direct, Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD, Marvel's Spider-Man)

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #93 - Grab Bag (Nintendo Direct, Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD, Marvel's Spider-Man)

Jared’s a bit under the weather so it’s time for him and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) to do reach deep into the grab bag and talk about multiple topics. We discuss the latest Nintendo Direct and the announcements associated with that. Jared and AL went through Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD because Jared thought it might be a good way to play that game. It wasn’t. Finally, Jared played through Marvel’s Spider-Man and wanted to talk heavily about swinging, the story, and the strange relationship with police the game has.

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #92 - A Place Further Than The Universe

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #92 - A Place Further Than The Universe

Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) and Jared discuss an anime from earlier this year with A Place Further Than The Universe. AL recently decided to watch it so we break down the show episode-by-episode and talk about what makes the series so good and especially episode 11.

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #91 - Life is Strange

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #91 - Life is Strange

CONTENT WARNING: Talks of suicide and parental death in this episode.

Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) and Jared discuss this very website's 2015 second best game of the year since AL has just now played it. We discuss each individual episode, the story as a whole, AL's initial thoughts having just completed it, and how this game can make you feel emotions you don't expect.

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #90 - Beyond the Boundary

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #90 - Beyond the Boundary

Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) and Jared talk about the 2013 hit in Beyond the Boundary/Kyoukai no Kanata! AL somehow forgot to mention that she was watching this to Jared until the very end, which led for a humorous exchange, but we discuss the happenings of the series and the sequel movie as well to see how good the action/romance series from Kyoto Animation is.

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #89 - Dead Rising 2 & Saints Row IV

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #89 - Dead Rising 2 & Saints Row IV

Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) and Jared return to the land of co-op as we discuss a few more games we recently played through together. First up we have to talk about being good dads and fighting zombies in Dead Rising 2 and then it's time to follow that up by remembering our times in a simulation and as the President of the United States in Saints Row IV.

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #88 - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #88 - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders

Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) return after a year to discuss part 3 of JoJo in Stardust Crusaders. We give a breakdown of what happens throughout the entirety of this portion of the series, our favorite and most hyped moments, the best new characters, and how good the Viz English dub is. 

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #87 - The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #87 - The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) and Jared finally discuss one of AL's favorite games in The Legend of Zelda series in Skyward Sword. We talk about breaking Wii Nunchuks, the wild anime-esque story, the betrayal of making people swol, potential changes that could be made to the game, and this game being the tipping point for the way the series uses Zelda for Jared.

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