Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 2nd A’s

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Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha was based on Triangle Heart Series, especially Triangle Heart 3 ~Sweet Songs Forever~. However, when it comes to anime (TV Series), the concept of the story was totally different than the original concept. The Movies are based on the TV Series with slight improvement. I think a lot of people like the anime. I don’t really it was because they like Triangle Heart or totally new Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha universe. Me and a friend whom introduced me to the anime did not know the original concept. Just found the first episode of the TV Series interesting and than watch the rest episodes. However, when I finally know about Triangle Heart, I try to dig the original concept of the Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha universe by playing Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha PC Game which is part of Triangle Heart 3 Lyrical Omocha Hako released in 2001. Later I also played Triangle Heart 3 ~Sweet Songs Forever~. And seriously, both are fantastic! Have a very deep story and impression and makes disappointed with the All 3 Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha TV Series. But how about the Movie? Well, I am here to talk about the 2nd movie and not the TV Series or the game. Let’s get to the topic.

The story takes place 6 months after the first movie. Pretty much the same with A’s TV Series. The characters are also the same with some role disappeared. But no big deal. It’s actually makes the story more focus and clear for me. Yagami Hayate becomes the Master of The Book of Darkness. The enemies are Wolkenritter, the guardian knights of The Book of Darkness. And the final boss is Nachtwal, the automatic defense system of The Book of Darkness. Those who already watched A’s TV Series will simply know the story. I wouldn’t talk much about the detail. But the story in the movie is overhauled and I like the story in this Movie more than the story in A’s TV Series. The impression is much deeper in this Movie.

The Graphic Quality is one of the best you can get in 2012 anime. I personally found the computer graphic quite awesome! The duel scene is pretty much improved! The duel scene in this anime is really awesome! The magics, effects, environments, etcetera, etcetera are very well designed! Oh yeah, the design of the devices are also new.

Musics and Sounds are amazing. The Original Soundtracks are very nice and pretty much match the situations. The ending theme is BRIGHT STREAM by Mizuki Nana. There are also 3 insert songs, Snow Rain ~Ver. Holy Night~ by Ueda Kana, Sacred Force by Mizuki Nana, and Hohoemi no Puruumaju by Tamura Yukari. The insert songs are very well positioned and really boost the impression of the scene.

Compared to the original A’s TV Series, the movie is a step forward in story, 3 steps forward in graphics, and a step forward in sounds and musics. I personally found this movie exciting and enjoy it. There are several non sense though but I think I’ll just let it go.. Just let the creators play with their imagination. Most story in anime and manga are very far from reality. And most of the makes no sense at all. This Movie is no exception but it’s still very enjoyable.

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Story 8
Artwork 8
Visual 10
Sounds & Music 9
Characters 8
Voice Acting 8
Overall 9
Rated as Excellent

Star Trek Video Game Review

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Star Trek The Video Game is a Third Person Action/Shooter game released in April 23, 2013. It wasn’t based on Star Trek 2009 or the uncoming Star Trek Into Darkness video, but it has its own story where the Starship Enterprise Crew face a lizard-like creature called Gorn. The Gorn itself is not new since it was already its appearance in Star Trek The Original Series back then 1960’s. However, the design of the Gorn is brand new and looks much more like a monster. I still don’t have any official information whether the story of this games takes place after Star Trek Into Darkness or before Star Trek Into Darkness. But from my own perspective, the story of this game takes place before Star Trek Into Darkness.

In this game, you can choose to play the game as Captain Kirk or Mr Spock. The quality of the story is just almost good but really lack of punch. It took me 8 hours to finish the story and the climax is really not impressive. Does not feel like a climax at all. The action is fine and you can play in cooperation with one of your friend but I really miss the battle using Starship Enterprise because there’s only one chapter where you fight the enemy Spaceship using Starship Enterprise. The game also lack of hint which sometimes confused me about what to do next.

The Graphic Quality is fine. Not ground breaking or jaw dropping but not disappointing either. Just simply fine. It does not require extreme hardwares. In fact, my Core i5-3570K running at 1.6GHz and Radeon HD 6990 running at 250 MHz can’t handle this game without any lag. I got 12 GB of RAM but I think any PC with 4 GB of RAM should be able to handle this game. The character are based on the actors/actresses who played on Star Trek 2009 Film.

The sounds and musics are very good. All voice actors/actresses of the Starship Enterprise Crews also from Star Trek 2009 Film. The musics also serves right for the situations or events.

From a fan of Star Trek point of view, I think this game is kinda disappointing. How they design the interior of Starship Enterprise is awesome but it lacks of Starships battle events and focus too much on action and exploring. The story lack of climax which is also a minus point.

One more thing, you can watch the new video of William Shatner vs Gorn playing Star Trek The Video Game in

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6hemOCl-xk

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Score

Story and Gameplay 7
Graphics 7
Sounds and Musics 8
Overall Score
7

AMD Radeon HD 7990 Release Date and Final Specs

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AMD Radeon HD 7990 will be released on April 24, 2013.

This card will be the fastest Graphics Card from AMD. It will use 2 Tahiti XT GPU and should be the 2nd Fastest Graphics Card in the World after ASUS ARES II (which also use Tahiti XT GPU).

  • GPU : 2x Tahiti XT
  • Clock Speed : 1000 MHz
  • Stream Processor : 4096 (2x 2048)
  • Memory : 6GB GDDR5 (2x 3GB)
  • Memory Clock : 1.5GHz (Effective 6 GHz)
  • Memory Bus : 2x 384-bit
  • Power Connectors : 2x 8pins
  • Display Connectivity : 4x mini-DisplayPort, 1x DVI

No word about GPU Boost on the this card. But even without GPU Boost, this card seems very promising when it comes to performance. Hardware.info has tested this card in Battlefield 3 and its performance seems to be faster than NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan. The raw compute performance of this card reach 8.2 TFLOPS. A significant improvement compared to Radeon HD 6990 released in 2011 which able to deliver 5.099 TFLOPS. For other comparison, PS4 GPU was said to deliver 1,84 TFLOPS. That means Radeon HD 7990 can deliver 4.45 times performance of PS4 GPU!

We will see more benchmark results on April 24, 2013.

What is this all about?

Back then until 2008, I used to write a little review about some games (with Japanese language) I’ve cleared in Friendster Blog. That was until some spams attack my blog and fill the comments with hundred of junk posts. I did make a mistake when trying to delete the comments. I accidentally delete everything I’ve posted. The blog was about my gaming history record. And of course it made me regret my terrible mistake.

For now, I don’t have enough time for games. I probably just write some technology related articles of stuffs from the world wide webs. I’ll consider writing some Japanese stuffs if possible since I am kinda interested with Japan as well.

Welcome to my new blog!