Friday, January 16, 2009

Code Geass, Death Note and Media Server

I've heard good things about Code Geas R2 so I decided to give it a shot. I watched the first episodes(couple days ago) and it was interesting enough that I thought I'd watch the whole first season before going in too deep.

So I started watching the series right from the beginning last night and I must say I'm impressed. It wasn't your typical anime with the typical plot and storyline. I'll know if an anime is worth my time in the first 2 episodes and this one definetely kept me wanting for more always wanting to hit play on that next episode.

No amount of graphics/designs can save an anime with a poor story or uninteristing characters. The key is to get your viewers involve/interested not just amaze them with all those explosions(I'm looking at you Holywood!).

The wife even got into it even though she started watching at episode 3. We watched the series all the way to episode 9 last night and even though we wanted to watch more(at least I did) it was time to go to bed.

I also finished watching the final Episode of Death Note yesterday.

This has got to be one of the most intellectual animes out there. There is no distinction of who are the good guys from the bad guys in this one. The writers left it up to the viewer to decide that. I highly recommend this one.

I only had about 20 mintues to mess around my 360. I played some Devil May Cry 4 but wasn't really into it. Something is off I can't quite put my finger on it though.

Oh did I mentioned that I watched all those animes at my TV thru my PS3? I use Java PS3 Media Server. All you need to do is install the program on your PC and it detects your PS3 if they are in a network. From there you don't need to worry about codecs and stuff. Just browse your computer thru your ps3 and pick a movie/song to play! Pretty awesome. I can't wait for more programs that will fully utilize the PS3's power.


Brandon said...

You will not be disappointed in Code Geass. I think its one of the best animes to come out in the last few years. Not only is the plot excellent but later on in the series when the mecha combat picks up you are going to enjoy the fights just as much. I think you should check out Gintama. That anime is hilarious. I haven't laughed so hard in a long time.

Two things. First I want to say thanks of the ps3 media server note. I was looking at trying to get it through Azureus/Vuze and was running into problems. This will cut back on tons of time.

Last of all, this is off topic, but I want to say you are making an excellent point in posts with people complaining about Wrath difficulty. If you haven't killed everything, including 3D, then you really cant say much.

Herc said...

I'll check out Gintama this weekend. I keep hearing good things about it.

Java PS3 Media was just recently released this January. I was going to go with TVersity but all those steps you need to do to set it up ...