And only a month after my 600th blog on my own website.
And I see Hell must have frozen over, seeing as GS finally gave a 3DS game a score above 8.5.
I don't mean to brag but, I got a copy of Mario Party: Island Tour early! Hopefully I'll review it before it's officially released. I've only managed to do that with one game so far (Super Mario 3D Land) so that would be cool.
My original intent was to finally have a video review done for my 300th blog, but I must apologize I lost patience and just wanted to write this. *Sigh* I promise I'll get to them. I also thought I might have the seventh episode of The Wrestling Dead done, but I'm still working on that.
So here's something stupid instead!
What's that you say? Poor compensation? How about this thing I wrote on the recent Nintendo Direct? Still not enough? Hmm... Okay, so how about I do some random top 5s or something? Milestone blogs always seem to need some kind of personal definitions of some kind. Or something.
Top 5 Super Smash Bros. Brawl characters
5: King Dedede
3: Diddy Kong
2: Captain Olimar
Top 5 Nintendo characters I'd like in SSB on Wii U and 3DS
5: King K. Rool
2: Dixie Kong
Geno is the only realistic third-party character worth mentioning. Get your Lloyd's, your Sora's and your Clouds outta here! Only angelic robot-puppets for me!
Top 5 current Smash Bros. characters who I'd give the boot to (does that make sense?)
No offense to most of these characters, but they really are expendable/replaceable. And heck, I love Star Fox 64, but does the series really need more characters than Fox? Especially Wolf! How'd he get in there to begin with?
Top 5 Batman villains
5: Ra's al Ghul
4: The Riddler
2: The Joker
Also Catwoman, but I don't know if she counts as a villain any more. Antagonist, sure, but villain?
Top 5 TV shows from my childhood
5: The Super Mario Bros. Super Show
4: Batman: The Animated Series
3: Dragon Ball (that's the original, not Z)
I plan on writing more in-depth stuff about Digimon soon. After watching it again, I'm surprised at just how well it holds up. Yes, it can get cheesy, and much of its appeal is due to the cool monster designs. But there is actually a strong sense of character development here. And the dub is actually well done (save for a few questionable voices...I'm looking your way Metalseadramon), and it's surprising that, in 1999, they kept in the show's more mature themes and subject matter.
Top 5 Disney Renaissance movies
3: The Lion King
2: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
1: Beauty and the Beast
Actually they're pretty interchangeable, though Beauty and the Beast is definitely number 1. Surely I'm not the only one who finds Aladdin to be kinda overrated? Nor can I be alone in thinking Pocahontas gets more flak than it deserves.
Top 5 YouTube videos
5: This cosplay Spirited Away thing (the video is of poor quality, but it still shows the details these people put into their performance).
3: This re-imagining of Mary Poppins as a horror film. Brilliant.
2: This Toy Story 2/Dark Knight mashup (sorry for the bad quality link, the original, and much better quality, version was removed apparently).
Clearly I have a preference for people with great editing skills and craftsmanship over obnoxious video bloggers and people making themselves look like idiots in front of cameras. And also awesome Mega Man kids. I totally need to make a golden Mega Man costume for next Halloween.
There's actually a lot of other videos I could have done, but oh well. Maybe next time.
Top 5 YouTube videos that I made myself (time to pat myself on the back!)
4: The one with Anakin (which I can objectionably say deserves a few more views)
3: The Wrestling Dead series (I might put it higher but I'm already cheating)
2: This one
Alright, that's enough top 5s for now.
Not sure what else I should do for this blog. I feel like I should do something more, given that it's the big 3-0-0. But on the other hand, the new GameSpot has ensured that very few people seem to still be able to find my blogs anyway. Problematic!
Keep on keepin' on I suppose. I leave you with the Beetleborgs!