Normally I’m not too into unboxing videos or reviews, but when I received my copy of The Last Story in the mail this week I knew it had to be done. Now, for those of you who don’t know what The Last Story is, it’s a game made by Hironobu Sakaguchi and his Mistwalker Studio. In Japan and Europe, it was published by Nintendo, but over here it was released by the superb XSEED games. God bless em, too. It’s one of the more beautiful packages I’ve seen.
Over at Indiegogo, I there is an interesting project which combines two of my favorite things: Video games and Tokusatsu. The project has a goal of $8,000, of which (at the time of writing) $1560 has been pledged. So far we know that the aim is to have 11 episodes running around 12-15 minutes a piece. There are 45 days left for funding, so it will be interesting to see if this is fully funded. Much like Kickstarter, there are tiered rewards based on the amount you donate and these are viewable on the Indiegogo page, here: http://www.indiegogo.com/famikamen-rider
We’re all about being on top of the social media here at RST. That said, we don’t have a Facebook page for you to like and get updates from. Oh? Well what do you know? Now we do! So, if you’d be so kind as to give us a like, it’d give you a fast way to get updates on our newest articles and sometimes random thoughts. We’ll be updating it very regularly, so it’ll be fun for the whole family. So, give us a like! We’re at https://www.facebook.com/RisingSunTokusatsu and we’ll be throwing down some RST goodness on your Timeline!
Ok, maybe not so much the wealth part, but I do like to think I have taste! Hello. I’m Algo Fonix and I’ll be joining the RST family today. I’m excited at this opportunity, and quite thankful that I was offered this chance! I’ve been listening to the podcast and reading the articles for quite some time and have been a supporter since I found out Aoi Kurenai and Inui Takumi were doing this blog.
Why did they ask me to help out? That’s a good question! To be honest, Tokusatsu isn’t something I’m overly knowledgeable about, but I do dabble in it from time to time. I’m a bit newer to the Toku fandom than most, as I only found out there even was such a thing in 2007. I’ve been watching Super Sentai, Kamen Rider, and Ultraman ever since though. I enjoy the older shows and newer shows equally. They each have their own charm and their own flaws and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
That said, my focus will be on video games. More specifically, I’ll be talking about some classic imports that many may have overlooked or are personal favorites. I plan on doing some features on the Sega Saturn very soon (hey, maybe they’re posted), and then we’ll probably go farther back to some older hardware and software.
I’m not very good at introductions, so I’ll say a bit about myself. I’m currently a student at Marshall University in West Virginia, and I enjoy music, video games, cooking, gardening, and cold beer. I look forward to (hopefully) entertaining some people and creating some neat original content.
If you’re curious about anything that I didn’t cover, and I’m sure I missed something, just ask in the comments and I’ll respond.