This week on The Entertainment Dome, Attack on Titan answers some of my questions (and continues to raise more) while RWBY Volume 8 appears to be speeding through certain character arcs.
This week on The Entertainment Dome, after recapping a pretty mellow Attack on Titan episode, we return to our RWBY Volume 8 recaps with the series’ 100th episode.
In a world where so many big-budget video games feel rather homogenised, to the point where most new releases can be easily described by just comparing it to another (e.g. Avengers is just Destiny but with Marvel), Balan Wonderworld really stands out from the crowd.
Wonderworld is the first title from new Square Enix subsidiary Balan Company, which is being directed by Yuji Naka (one of the men credited with creating Sonic the Hedgehog). Balan Wonderworld wears its inspiration on its sleeve and is quite clearly meant to evoke a sense of nostalgia from players despite being an original IP.
I’m sure you’ve seen every other outlet make obvious comparisons to old Sega games like Nights and Billy Hatcher, and you can hardly blame them. Watching the announcement trailer made me feel like I had stepped through a wormhole back to the late 90s or early 2000s but despite some trepidation about the whole thing I was admittedly quite charmed by just how strange this game seemed. The world could desperately do with more 3D-platformers that aren’t Super Mario or crowdfunded indie projects like A Hat in Time.
So, with a surprisingly sizable demo now available, it made sense to investigate this new world of Balan and let Naka and his team try to convince me to give this new (planned) franchise of theirs a look-see. Unfortunately, those aforementioned trepidations turned out to be justified.
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This week on The Entertainment Dome, the newest Attack on Titan episode leaves us grappling with complicated feelings and I’m more confused than ever about the motivations of our “heroes.”
This week on The Entertainment Dome, we cover the last two action-packed episodes of Attack on Titan, which manage to simultaneously be harrowing to watch and super cool.
This week on The Entertainment Dome, we return to Attack on Titan to recap the two most recent episodes, which left me feeling confused and anxious about where the story is going.
2020 sucked. I know that’s not an original thought, but it still feels like it needs to be said. And video games, or rather the industry itself, didn’t always help alleviate how truly awful it was.
Ubisoft was hit with numerous allegations of sexual assault and abuse, Activision continues to make all the money in the world yet lays off its employees, and where do I even start with Cyberpunk 2077?
But, for as crappy as it all was, there were occasional bright spots. 2019’s Among Us found belated success thanks to livestreaming and put its studio, InnerSloth, on the map, Animal Crossing: New Horizons managed to unite the world and foster connections while everyone was trapped indoors, and the release of Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition meant more people could play my favourite game of all time.
2021 isn’t going to automatically be better than last year but, as always with these lists, I’m going to focus on the potentially good things coming this year; specifically, the games I’m most excited for.
It’s the first Entertainment Dome of 2021 and, obviously, we’re still talking about RWBY. With the show on a mid-season hiatus, it’s the perfect time to catch up on the last two episodes, which feature a long-awaited backstory, possibly the worst character in the whole show, and a whole lot more.
This week on The Entertainment Dome, we celebrate the Christmas season by discussing the horrors of war, child soldiers, and PTSD, with the two latest episodes of Attack on Titan.
This week on The Entertainment Dome, we not only have another RWBY Volume 8 episode to cover, but we resume our Attack on Titan recaps too as the final season begins.