Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void – More is Less

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I’ve been an ardent Starcraft fan since the beginning, and one of the things that got me into the original Starcraft, before I understood the depth of game and its mechanics, was the story of its Campaign mode. For Starcraft II though… well, now that I’ve played through all three parts of its story, I suppose it’s a good time to share my feelings about it. Spoilers for all 5 Starcraft games follow.

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The Three Episode Rule: Kantai Collection

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The general rule of browsing anime is that you give them one episode to hook you, then three episodes to impress you. If there was something amazing a series was going to do, then three episodes is plenty of time to do it in. And, perhaps knowing this, if an anime is planning a shift in tone, a surprising twist, or an early spike in tension, then episode 03 is when they usually execute it.

The Kantai Collection –KanColle- anime has adhered to this convention, and since I did intro it over on Random Curiosity I thought I should say something more about it.

Spoilers for the KanColle anime and Puella Magi Madoka Magica after the break.

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10 Shows from Summer 2014

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It’s that time of the season and a bunch of our senior writers over at Random Curiosity have revived the monthly review to give you an overall impression of how the summer (winter over here) has been: definitely go check it out.

As for me, I happened to have some notes for some shows I’m watching this season, so I thought I might as well write it up.
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