Posted in Personal Blogs

Back From Retropalooza!

My weekend in Arlington, TX was fun and crazy! I got to meet a lot of awesome people and support some of my favorite artists!

I love Retropalooza because I’ve made so many friends, and it feels good to have a small circle of friends that I can see each year.

I’ll have my next review coming up on Wednesday! Thanks for all of the love and support!

Posted in Discussions, Personal Blogs

Discussion: Video Games

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One of my favorite genres of video games is story-based video games, like the Ace Attorney series or strategy/RPGs, like Fire Emblem and the older Final Fantasy games. However, games that I have no access to, I like to watch people on YouTube and Twitch play these games.

One Youtuber that I watch is NintendoCapriSun. He does let’s plays of the Ace Attorney series, the Danganrompa series, and the Legend of Zelda series among several others. He is currently doing a let’s play of Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies. He started pointing out how the case had similar themes as others in the series. I.E. like trying to figure out how someone could seemingly fly.

I asked him on Twitter what he thought of the similarities and repetitiveness since he never clearly stated in his videoes.

Elishasbookreview: Would you say that the Ace Attorney series is getting somewhat repetative with their cases? Watching the new episode and you’ve been guessing correctly on what the mystery is going to be. Just curious about your thoughts.

NintendoCapriSun: I’ve definately started to notice common threads with the narrative and how it unfolds in each of the games, so I think that’s definately helping! I wouldn’t outright deny that there is some repetativeness to it, but it’s a repetativeness that I like.

I do agree! The series is still enjoyable and fun to watch even if they use similar puzzle ideas. I’ll keep on watching as long as I can keep on guessing right along with you!

Thanks, NintendoCapriSun for giving me permission to quote your statement and even replying to me at all! Keep on doing what you do best!

Visit NintendoCapriSun’s YouTube here

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Retropalooza in Arlington, TX

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There’s a convention that I’ve been annually going to since 2016, and it’s called Retropalooza. They host one convention in Houston, TX as well as Arlington, TX. This year they made the attempt to spread out into San Antonio, TX but plans changed. However, there’s always next year!

This year I’ll be going to Arlington, TX (hopefully) to go hang out with other video game fans like myself. It’s so fun to be in an inviting environment where people cosplay and just hang out with their friends, or meet new ones.

The YouTuber panels are the ones I look forward to the most, I make a list of my favorites that I’d like to meet.

I’ve met Jirard Kahlil AKA “The Completionist”.

I’ve met Alex Faciane from The Dex and Super Beard Bros.

I’ve met 8-Bit Eric.

I’ve met Boogie2988.

I’ve met Gaijin Goombah (awesome guy)

And several others that I can list another time.

I am really looking for ward to getting to go again this year (not set in stone yet, but still hopeful) the convention is in September so I still have time.

Anyway, I’ll see what I can do until then! I’m still reading and having the reviews coming!

Thanks for everyone supporting me. It means a lot to me.

Posted in Book Reviews, Novels

REVIEW: Resident Evil #1, The Umbrella Conspiracy by S.D. Perry

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*No Major Spoilers*

In Raccoon City, there’s been a string of gruesome and deadly murders that has the local police baffled. So they call in the S.T.A.R.S. to help solve the mystery. The S.T.A.R.S. are an elite group of people who deal with extravagant and sometimes odd missions that normal police can’t handle.

They send in the Beta team to survey the area around a seemingly abandoned mansion to see if that’s where the murderers might be hiding out. Then the Alphas lose contact with them and go out to see what happened and rescue any survivors.

However, things go awry when a group of “diseased” dogs attack. The remaining members of Team Alpha run for the abandoned mansion to escape the hellish hounds. Now they have to solve the mansions puzzles to not only get out and get help, but to figure out what happened in the mansion.

The remaining Alpha team members includes Albert Wesker, the team leader, Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, and Barry Burton.

I’m not a fan of horror games, I’m not a fan of horror in general unless it’s in book form. Then I saw one of my favorite YouTubers/Twitch streamers (ProtonJon) play Resident Evil 6 with one of his friends. They were both laughing at it and cracking jokes at the game’s plot. Them making fun of it made a seemingly scary game not so scary.

I have been interested in the Resident Evil games and overall story ever since. Especially since ProtonJon has Albert Wesker as a meme on his channel. Saying that when you subscribe he will “give you an egg”.

Back to the story, I was enthralled with the plot. The twists and turns and puzzles kept me glued to my screen. The characters were fully fleshed out and had their own motives and reasons for wanting to find out the truth of what was going on in the mansion was believable.

Overall I think this was an excellent book that I would recommend to anyone fans of Resident Evil, or just prefer horror in book form. Also zombies, since that fad is still going on.