With the release of Dragon’s Dogma yesterday (which Kirk Thornton did the voice direction for), it got me thinking about a topic I’ve had on my mind for a while: should moar developers package demos of highly anticipated games with lesser known titles? As you may well know (or not know), Dragon’s Dogma comes with a demo of Resident Evil 6. The RE franchise is well-known and popular franchise; many gamers will undoubtedly buy the next installment of an established franchise. Some players have purchased Dragon’s Dogma solely for the demo of RE6. This is a great strategy to sell copies of a game, but as I stated, should moar developers do this? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons.
I woke up this morning and thought “Man I wish I could watch Hanasaku Iroha again for the first time, I really liked it.” And then I thought “Wow, I should totally review this today”. And then I remembered “Hey, Hanasaku Iroha is getting a movie later this year (yes, you heard that right fans)! And here I am. I actually don’t have the show on hand, and getting it is a matter of a 10 hour 53 GB download so while I don’t like to, I’ll end up pulling pictures from the web on this review. Anyway, moving on. Hanasaku Iroha. Aired from April to September of 2011, and is a Studio P.A. Works production. It’s a fairly new studio, some of their works including Another, Angel Beats, True Tears, and Canaan. Out of those I’ve only watched Another and Angel Beats, and comparing those with Hanasaku Iroha is kind of difficult since they’re all quite different types of shows. However you can tell the art style and animation are pretty similar throughout their titles, so if you’ve seen those shows, that should give you some idea as to what to expect for Hanasaku Iroha in terms of art and animation. But anime is always more than that, so let’s dig in and see what we find here~