Minion Masters – Christmas (Early Access) Review Request

Three Weeks in… Better Late Than Never

This is an early access review written 1/14/18 Minion Masters may dramatically change in the future and make any or all of this article irrelevant in doing so. Also, I received the game for free. Please be sure to keep that in mind when reading.

Over Christmas my buddy gave me a gift on Steam. It was what I’m reviewing today, Minion Masters. He thought I should give it a shot with him since I enjoy CCG type games and tower defense games as well. His only request, review it. So here I am today with my look at the latest game from BetaDrawf, the folks who brought you games like FORCED and FORCED SHOWDOWN (another one I like a lot). Continue reading “Minion Masters – Christmas (Early Access) Review Request”

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The Ancient Magus’ Bride – Breathtaking Magic (Midpoint Impressions)

My Favorite Anime of the Fall 2017 Season

We have reached the final (official) entry in my journey to review every Fall 2017 anime. Today, I’ll be talking about The Ancient Magus’ Bride up to the mid-season finale. As with the other entries, you can view my initial thoughts on the series hereI’ve saved my personal favorite for last and am excited to discuss it so let’s waste no time! Continue reading “The Ancient Magus’ Bride – Breathtaking Magic (Midpoint Impressions)”

Blood Blockade Battle Front & Beyond – Still Nothing New in the Big Apple

Kekkai Sensen is Back!

Season two of Blood Blockade Battle Front, or Kekkai Sensen, is something that I was super excited for back when season one finished up. It took awhile, but it did finally come! My initial thoughts on this season (which you can read here) were fairly mixed, but it did manage to pull together in the end. Here’s my take on BBB season two. Continue reading “Blood Blockade Battle Front & Beyond – Still Nothing New in the Big Apple”

I Joined the Interview Project!

Cool, What is That?

I can almost hear you collectively asking yourself just that. The #interview_project is something put together by some of us in the blogging community where we encourage people to tell their stories. Why did you start blogging? What got you into anime? Do you cosplay? Love video games? Tell us all about it! My interview is actually the first up on the site and you can read it here.

The reason I decided to get involved with this is because I thought it was a super cool idea. I hope that you will consider joining the project by sharing your story. More info on that here. I’m not the person who came up with the idea for the project, nor am I the only person running it (as I mentioned), but if you have any questions feel free to contact me about them since I am acting as a public face for the project for the time being. Bloket-chan should be joining Twitter very soon so be on the lookout for that.

Before I sign off, I’d like to say a big thank you to Irina for promoting the project and sharing things out sooner than I did! She’s super amazing and the group really appreciates her support 😀

Juuni Taisen – A Nihilistic Battle Royale

Started With a Bang…

As you may recall, my initial impressions of Juuni Taisen (Zodiac Wars) were actually quite positive. Twelve characters enter this war to end all wars, only one will leave alive. Sounds pretty good right? While I certainly had a good time in general, this anime ended up letting me down when all said and done. Now, Everybody clap your hands! Continue reading “Juuni Taisen – A Nihilistic Battle Royale”

A Sister’s All You Need – Not What You Think

It’s Good?

Riding the waves of Eromanga

Wait.

I did that intro already in my Fall 2017 anime impressions article which you should totally check out. Despite what things may first appear, what A Sister’s All You Need ends up being is a hodgepodge of romance, comedy, meta-narrative, drama… thing. I’ve heard a lot about how it is just baseless pandering and repetitive jokes with an overly sexual focus but coming from a guy who is pretty quickly turned off by stuff like that I actually found myself enjoying this. A lot. Continue reading “A Sister’s All You Need – Not What You Think”

The Creator Showcase & How it Works

Happy New Year!

I wanted to start 2018 off by doing something special. I know everybody loves those tagging games both on here and on Twitter so I came up with something similar called, “The Creator Showcase.” Just what is that, and how does it work?

The Creator Showcase will be something I host every month for 2018. It will highlight the AMAZING works that the community creates over the course of a month. Any creation may be submitted by its creator be that a blog post, YouTube video, podcast, fan art, etc… All are welcome to participate! At the end of the month I’ll feature some of the submissions on the site here, and yes, I will read/look at/watch/etc… everything submitted.

So how will this all work? Here are the rules:

  1. Be sure to follow both here at Jon Spencer Reviews and my Twitter @JS_Reviews so that you can keep up to date on both The Creator Showcase and all the happenings here.
  2. Like this post and each month’s tweet that will house submissions*.
  3. Share your favorite thing that you created in the previous month.
  4. Tag at least one other creator and encourage them to post with the #CreatorShowcase
  5. Be sure to check out the other submissions by creatives like you!

That’s it! We’ll be kicking things off starting today (1/1/18) so be sure to spread the word, even if you don’t have something to submit. This month’s showcase will be about your favorite creation from December 2017. Remember, it can be anything as long as you created it! I hope this ends up being a huge success and people have fun too 🙂

*Unfortunately, I will only be accepting submissions on Twitter. The reason for this is that a lot of folks are already using it and it is both a convenient and central location to keep track of everybody’s posts.

Top 10 Anime I Watched in 2017

Exactly What it Says on the Tin

I actually remembered to do one of these this year! Here are the top ten shows I watched in 2017. The only rules are that I can only mention shows I finished for the first time during 2017 and they have to be complete. No ongoing stuff (sorry Magus Bride) I watched a lot of shows (78~) this year so it was a tough choice for some of these. Let’s get this party started with the number ten spot! Continue reading “Top 10 Anime I Watched in 2017”

OneShot – You Only Get One

Well Sort of at Least

After greatly enjoying Doki Doki Literature Club, I was quickly recommended to check out the game that I’m looking at today:  OneShot. Made with RPGMaker, and clearly a lot of love, OneShot is a metanarrative experience that attempts to twist what you may expect with a game like this. Did OneShot live up to the hype or did it fail to deliver? Let’s dive in and find out! Continue reading “OneShot – You Only Get One”

King’s Game & The 7 Stages of Grief

Dearly Beloved…

For my initial thoughts, take a look at when I did my first impressions article for the Fall 2017 anime season.

I had high hopes for King’s Game but was ultimately let down. Watching this was akin to watching a death, so with that let us all morn together and walk through the seven stages of grief. May this anime rest its weary soul in peace, torn to shreds by the internet (I actually kind of low-key liked it though…). Continue reading “King’s Game & The 7 Stages of Grief”