I am scared for Steins Gate Zero I was thinking yesterday god FUNi will screw that up. Even though I don’t love the anime I want to own it.
Still have yet to properly read (or rather watch the let's plays) of the VN, have only seen a lot of snippets and read about the general routes structure along with a batch of spoilers so far - I think the directing is still were the Anime does fail chiefly. The Anime seems to have some a huge bunch of diffrent worldines and tries to show something of all of that, but most importantly fails to differentiate that visually. (Episode 8 and parts of the last episode had some hints of at least trying.) I wouldn't even mind the omissions of all sorts of plotlines, when it at least plays with the confusion. (And especially with S;G 0's plot were the point is having myriads of tries of several people messing with the timeline and not even Okabe knowing about all of them the story has every excuse to even have that confusion and seeming discontinuity in the chain of events.) It's not like the original Anime didn't have a hand for psychodelic imagery...The VN is perfect the anime is not. And it is in certain decisions.
Most of the later payoff later did build on it. It's acutally much more impressive to give seemingly cliche parts a greater meaning just by context.Flawless I would say it got good till it left Japan. Parts of it in Japan were very average and cliche
It was just two? I though they chopped up a whole lot of world lines in there, along with some endings and the transition from PR to VA (which are the two main routes as far as my VN knowledge goes) in the Anime was about the only transition that had some more effort in visual cues and halfway enough explanation on hand to not seem coming out of nowhere when I was watching the anime with zero VN knowledge.Steins Gate Zero failure lies down to whoever bright idea it was to merge two timelines (routes)
Yeah its a chipboard box and artcardsSteins;Gate 0 I certainly wouldn't call a flawless VN. Narratively, the branching routes make little sense; the presence of actual villains is handled a lot worse compared to the unseen malevolence of SERN that hangs over the original; there are a couple of new characters in 0 that serve almost zero purpose and could be excised without consequence; and inconsistencies with the artwork due to reusing some of the (much older) artwork from the original game makes it feel slapdash in spots. It is very good, but doesn't hold a candle to the original, IMO.
Regarding MVM's sale, how is their CE of Fruits Basket? Chipboard box? Anyone got pics? £15 is mighty tempting, even though I'll probably never get around to actually watching it...
Sure! I'd be willing to, but only if people wanted one.I feel like AUKN is missing a thread about video quality in general, where people could post their observations for future reference. It would be especially useful in the case of upscales, which seem to vary massively. Feels like something @Professor Who could maybe turn his critical eye to, if he felt so inclined?
Not every release... just pretty much everything by FUNi. But, it's a forum about Blu-rays, so expect comments about the quality of releases. That's kind of the point of it, right? But, I will say this- if I bought every new release like most people there, it'd be worse. Just be glad I barely buy any new titles if you're bothered by my comments.and yet the Professor still complains about every release in every thread in that anime forum. We would need to chain him down inside that thread and release the Kraken to get any peace, lol...
I ordered mine during that sale too and it's already shipped.
Hopefully mine I ordered at 20% off will ship soon