Did Nintendo [Dragon] break Zelda?

BreathoftheWildFinalCoverThere was a theory that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild was going to be what is known among Elder Scroll’s fans as a ‘Dragon Break.’ A Dragon Break, FYI, in a nutshell, is when parallel universes merge back into one. Does Breath of The Wild hint that this is what happened?

While Gita Jackson of Kotaku suggests that Breath of The Wild takes place anywhere on the timeline, but IGN suggests it takes place a long time post Wind Waker. All that we know from Nintendo is that this game takes place sometime after Ocarina of time, which is the major break in the timeline.

I do not think that this is the game that breaks Zelda’s dragon. Some fans have already suggested the theory that at some point the timelines merge, but the game never mentions it in the 100 years Link was dead or the 10,000 years when Ganon was defeated by The Divine Beasts.

57547-Zelda_II_-_The_Adventure_of_Link_(USA)-2When would the timelines have merged back together? No clue. It could be in a branch that has never even be explored yet. Which one? The alternate ending from Zelda II when Link dies? Majora’s Mask’s timeline’s alternate and equally horrific endings when the moon destroys termina?

No matter when it happened, if it did, how would it have happened? The Triforce seems to be the best bet, as it allows whoever wields it to make a wish. Why would Ganon want to merge the timelines? Why would Zelda? Why would Link? Hilda? Ravio? Yuga?

TriforcePost beating Ganon in Breath of The Wild, there is no triforce shown or a wish. Now, if Link and Zelda find the triforce after Breath of The Wild and make a wish in say… the next game… that would be cool.

If there was a way to merge the timelines, and it took place after this game, what would the wish be? In this scenario, Zelda and Link would wish for the kingdom to be mended back together. Unexpectedly this merges the universes together, and you now have to deal with unexpected consequences…. such as Gannon’s spirit trying to come back again… maybe like he attempted to in Zelda II?

. . . .  . . . .  . . . .

MidnaOr Midna realized immediately that she made a terrible mistake, wanted to see Link again, and messed everything up in away that fixed everything?

Anyways… this blog post makes me think that the timeline should be merged back together, and we still have no idea how all of this is connected together because… Nintendo.

Nintendo, Nintendo, Nintendo.

Ghost in The Shell Reviews

I’ve decided not to watch Ghost in The Shell right away. Trying to punish Hollywood’s casting of Scarlett Johansson instead of a Japanese woman would be lost on them at this point to not watch this movie out of spite. Their take away would be either Manga/Anime doesn’t translate to film or that Scarlett Johansson has lost her box office appeal… so what’s the point? I’ll watch it in a few weeks when my money isn’t as important to them. Maybe. So here is a positive and negative review from youtubers that I like. Be warned, the second one has HUGE spoilers.

Chris Stuckmann – Ghost in the Shell – Movie Review

Alachia Queen – Ghost in the Shell | Movie Review (Non Spoilers + Spoilers)

Jeremy Jahns – Ghost In The Shell – Movie Review

ScreenJunkies News – Ghost In The Shell Review

I was going to say some stuff here about how I might be okay about the white washing of The Major if they took it into this or that area story wise, but after watching those reviews… yeah, I’ve got nothing.

Orenchi no Furo Jijo

47302e9f9128349dfecb0190e8e13a8f1412101098_fullHappy Mer-Man Monday? I just found out about Orenchi no Furo Jijo the other day. Apparently it’s English name would be: ‘The Circumstances in My Home’s Bathtub’ and this is another one of those things that could easily turn into yaoi that I’m hesitant to watch.

The first 13 episodes are on Crunchy Roll subbed, and can be found here: http://www.crunchyroll.com/orenchi-no-furo-jijo/videos

Given the circumstances in this anime, it sort of reminds me of the manga, Ningyo no Ouji-sama – Mermaid Prince, where the main character is a 30’s something guy who has a mermaid fall for him, and she turns into a human guy on dry land and ends up living in her female mermaid form in his bathroom.

Like I said, Orenchi no Furo Jijo, is on Crunchy Roll. Go, watch, report back!

Remember the Wii Mini?

41XUhfDMEbL._AC_US327_QL65_It was Nintendo’s last model for Their Wii console, and like the later iteration of the original model that dropped everything Gamecube, it too was a down grade. The aforementioned GC support, no wifi, and no SD card slot. It came packaged with The Wii’s Mario Kart, and hey… smaller horizontal design and yeah… it was a thing that exists, and can still be bought from Nintendo’s Amazon store for about $250.

Rnintendo2DSemember The Nintendo 2DS? Nintendo wasn’t selling the Nintendo 3DS and 3DS games like they wanted to. A lot of people saw 3D as a gimmick, so Nintendo released this version of the Nintendo 3DS, and people like me finally bought it for a cheaper price.

Wii_U_Console_and_GamepadRemember The Wii U? Released two different versions of this system with insufficient storage space, and there was never a stripped down version of it. It lasted what, 4 years and despite having awesome games had it’s production line unexpectedly cut early when people expected a price drop. There were a lot of great games for this console that did not rely on the Wii U gamepad that might be quickly forgotten if they do not get ported to The Switch.

switchThe Switch. Ah, Wii U’s popular younger brother that does Zelda… slightly worse than it does? What? Supposedly, Switch has been selling better than even The Wii, but since we are in the 1st month still… wii will see what happens.

What are my obvious predictions for this handheld console hybrid?

Within 3 years, there will be a ‘Switch-less’ version of the hardware that is smaller, has possibly more HDD space, comes with a game, and 1 pro controller as opposed to the joycon controllers. This will be a system that can never go portable as it has no screen, but will be aimed at hardcore audiences who rarely desire to use that feature.

The_Legend_of_Zelda_A_Link_to_the_Past_SNES_Game_CoverI believe that this will happen, because the only one that did not have later iterations that were cheaper to manufacture with less features died.

If this does happen, I will back The Nintendo Switch so hard! Large HDD with no screen… come on Nintendo! Make this happen!

Louisianime 2017

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Like usual, full disclaimer: I worked as a volunteer at Louisianime, I’m good friends with 1/2 of the owners of said convention, and since I was given a badge, hotel room, and gas money, I can not fairly review this convention. 

Now that that is out of the way, let’s discuss Louisianime 2017!

… … … It was fun and a lot of the stuff went off rather smoothly? Like I said, I worked there and I can’t tell you even if it was fun, as I was working.

They raffled off a Nintendo Switch, The table top gaming room had Pathfinder, Cards Against Humanity, and several board and card games that my roommate provided for the convention. The Library Bards were our musical guest, and the crowd really seemed to like them, so go check them out.

Below is the cosplay contest:

Here are some of the pictures that I took of the convention

Here is the link to all of my photos from the convention: Louisianime 2017

 

The Disney Afternoon collection

Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers 2, Darkwing Duck, DuckTales, DuckTales 2, and TailSpin all legally running on your Xbox One, PS4, or PC via Steam. When: April 18th. How much? $19.99

Given that the first DuckTales game was given an HD Remaster a few years back, this comes as a surprise! Perhaps other properties that Capcom has worked on will get a collection of some sort, such as Little Nemo: The Dream MasterWho Framed Roger Rabbit, or Willow.

Hopefully this will be popular enough to warrant another collection so they can release these following Disney Afternoon games as well: Aladdin (Genesis) Aladdin (SNES) Goof Troop (SNES), Bonkers (SNES) Gargoyles (Genesis) and The Little Mermaid (NES).