February is over and done with! We’re one step closer to Winter being gone here in Winterpeg… but before that, let’s take a look back at February. February featured a rare treat for me. It’s not often I get the chance to review a game that was as good as Trails of Cold Steel was… and it was a real pleasure to sing its praises. While there was a very brief sour moment to the ending, the game was overall spectacular and deserved every word I’ve said about it and more. I also finally got the Fall anime reviews completed – sorry about the delay – and my semi-annual anime wrap-up Shadow’s Six covering Summer and Fall.
We also attended Winterfest this past weekend, although due to circumstances beyond our control, did not get to spend as much time as we’d hoped so feedback and pictures will sadly be limited. It is for this reason that I’ll be combining my gallery update post with my Winterfest post-show this year.
We’re 1 month in and I’m still alive! 2016 is off to a great start! Of course, our next challenge is the frozen hell known as ‘February’. For those of you out there in Winterpeg, you’ll understand what I mean. For those of you who aren’t in Winnipeg… well, here’s a small taste of what this month means to us…
Fortunately, this year has been rather tame comparably. January featured about a week of real cold, which left me in a great mood for both streaming and writing. We’re nearing completion of the Fall anime reviews, with 5 of them completed already and 1 or 2 more to go, depending on whether I can be bothered to finish the last show. I also finished Disgaea 5 and got my glowing review of that up. The other big thing that’s been going on is Trails Month, which is going to turn into a 2 or 3 month affair, I expect… I have nearly completed Trails of Cold Steel, but there are still two more Trails games to go after we finish this one!
After an exhausting, yet gratifying, weekend, Winnipeg’s premier Comic Convention has come and gone. My wife and I spent a large part of the weekend sick to some extent (this is becoming a pattern, and not a pattern I like…) , so we were not able to attend as many events as we were hoping to but not to the same extent as last year… but we were still impressed by the growth the event has shown from last year.
Apparently I completely missed it becoming October. That shows something, but I’m not quite sure what! So let’s get some info about what is to happen this month, and what’s happened last month.
October has Hallowe’en, the first games to come that I’m actually likely to buy in a while, the start of a really busy time in many ways, and the end of the summer anime season. September started a bit slow, but has rounded out to be really fast. This month I finished an amazing JRPG that I sadly missed last year, Fairy Fencer F, I’ve started my summer reviews with School-Live! and Classroom Crisis over the past week, and a Shadow’s Six list focused on the adorable characters that have stolen my heart over the past year and a half.
This is the start of what is likely to be a very busy month, with Hallowe’en, an anime season’s end, new game releases, and a convention…
So, most of you by now have seen my 2015 Ai-Kon pictures, and if not… well what are you waiting for? I have two large galleries, one for hallway photos and one for the cosplay contest, just waiting for you! Go on, I’ll wait.
Now that you’ve taken a look yourself, I wanted to share some of my favourites from this year’s pictures. There were so many of them, it was incredibly hard to narrow it down… but after long deliberation, here are a few of the ones I wanted to specifically point out.