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  • Metropolis Media wrote a new blog post: The last Level-5 Guild titles – Review   1 month, 1 week ago · View


    Over the past year or so I’ve reviewed 4 of the 7 downloadable Level-5 ” Guild” titles throughout a few different reviews. These have been some of my favorite games on the 3DS despite their lack of big budget and relatively short play times. I decided to do a little wrap-up article and review the last three I haven’t covered. [...]
  • ThumbnailThe Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Nintendo 3DS Overview: It’s been almost 20+ years since Zelda: A Link To The Past was out on that ancient SNES system kids born in the 2000s have probably never played. That doesn’t mean there hasn’t been any good Zelda games since then. Some of my favorite games in the franchise like Wind Waker [...]

  • Metropolis Media wrote a new blog post: Attack of the Friday Monsters: A Tokyo Tale – Review   8 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    ThumbnailAttack of the Friday Monsters: A Tokyo Tale Nintendo 3DS (eshop download only) I don’t usually give full reviews for smaller download titles. But, I felt that this one deserved it. Lets get started shall we. Another of the Level 5 Guild series makes it way stateside again as a downloadable title on the Nintendo eshop. This [...]

  • Metropolis Media wrote a new blog post: Fire Emblem Awakening Review   1 year, 1 month ago · View

    ThumbnailIf you’re like me, then the first time you heard of Fire Emblem was when you happened to pick the unlockable characters Marth or Roy while playing Smash Brothers Melee on the Gamecube. Even then, you were like “Who is this effeminate Marth dude with the sword?” Then you smashed some goon off the stage with [...]

  • Metropolis Media wrote a new blog post: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance   1 year, 1 month ago · View

    ThumbnailOverview Everybody’s favorite/least favorite hero is back. Raiden. Love him or hate him, Kojima Productions thought it a sound idea to give our fare-haired sword swinging child soldier his own game. And for the most part it was. KP split the development with Osaka based developer Platinum Games.  PG is known for their fast and frantic [...]

  • Metropolis Media wrote a new blog post: Snowkyo   1 year, 2 months ago · View

    Sometimes it snows in Tokyo. Sometimes we make movies about snow. You may relax and enjoy this video sometime during your day. Take a look! If you like the music you can download it here. Thanks for reading and watching! -William Greenawalt my web page follow me on twitter: @iceblockwill Like us on Facebook/iceblockfilms [...]

  • Metropolis Media wrote a new blog post: 3DS Winter Grab Bag   1 year, 3 months ago · View

    ThumbnailHello kids! Did everybody get what they wanted for Christmas? What did you buy with that hefty new bunch of New Years money from grandma and grandpa? Well, if you didn’t get the games you wanted yet than that is why I am here. It’s the Winter 3DS grab bag. And you know what, since we [...]

  • Metropolis Media wrote a new blog post: 3DS Autumn Grab Bag   1 year, 5 months ago · View

    ThumbnailHey folks. Sorry for the long delay since our last entry. I decided to bring back the grab bag idea with some games you might like or not like to pick up for the rest of this fall season. Again, I will give a basic “Get it”, “Don’t get it” or “Get it or don’t” if [...]

  • Metropolis Media wrote a new blog post: Party Wave   1 year, 8 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Party Wave for iOS played on iPhone 4S (also available for iPad) English and Japanese price $1.99 (US store) Say hello to Party Wave, famed video game creator Hironobu Sakaguchi’s first outing into the smartphone gaming world. Instead of an epic RPG with a massive story and huge world to explore he kept it pleasingly [...]

  • Metropolis Media wrote a new blog post: 3DS Summer Grab Bag!   1 year, 9 months ago · View

    ThumbnailHoly crap have I got a backlog of games that I want to review. But it turns out I have more time to play them than write about them. So I came to this amazing idea. I’m going to review 5 games in one sitting. I’ll cover the basics and give a sort of “get it” [...]

  • Metropolis Media commented on the blog post The Commonest Con In Tokyo   1 year, 10 months ago · View

    Just to be clear – The lie is two-fold. First, they act as though Person 1 is a merchant, not an entertainer. Second, they present the product as functioning with just one person when the performance of the trick actually requires two people.

  • Metropolis Media wrote a new blog post: The Commonest Con In Tokyo   1 year, 10 months ago · View

    ThumbnailClick here for Japanese “It’s magic” says a hand-written sign while a cardboard clown with weighted feet seems to dances freely, jumping and frolicking about. Then, the vendor (the woman with the fanny pack in this run of the hustle) points at the thing, says ‘bang’ and the clown drops dead. Suddenly, it revives again and somebody [...]

  • Metropolis Media wrote a new blog post: 1,000 Yen & A Tsutaya Card – Superman (1978)   2 years ago · View

    Thumbnail Richard Donner’s Superman is really two films. Mostly, it’s a bouncy comic book adventure, a silly jaunt that paints it’s drama and conflict with the same broad strokes and bold colors of the original comic. Unfortunately, it’s also a delivery vehicle for joyless sci-fi monologues. Fortunately, the rest of the film **ehem** flies by, carried [...]

  • Metropolis Media wrote a new blog post: Kid Icarus: Uprising   2 years ago · View

    ThumbnailKid Icarus: Uprising System: Nintendo 3DS Release date: JP 3/22/2012 – US 3/23/2012 “Check me out in all my polygonal glory!” Overview: I’m going to be completely honest. I didn’t know much about Kid Icarus or Pit before he was featured in Super Smash Bros. Brawl on the Wii. Perhaps at one point in my youth my brother and I [...]

  • Thanks for the feedback. The discussion was an interesting one and certainly useful for folks who work in moving media. ;-)

    I would click through to JAT’s website. The folks over there are much more experienced translating and subbing than I am.


  • Metropolis Media commented on the blog post Cultural Perversion   2 years ago · View

    Jeffrey, I disagree from the very culturally critical core of my being. The whole of Tokyo’s English speaking community was on pins and needles regarding what this guy thought about cultural critic Slavoj Zizek. Who doesn’t spend most of their free time pouring over the writings of Slavoj Zizek, one of the most respected and [...]

  • Thumbnail One of the greatest things about working in the arts is the multitude of opportunities we are afforded to meet others artists. And, the more people we meet who work in the creative arts, the more I have to question what being an artist means. When examined on the macro scale, artists have more in [...]

  • Metropolis Media wrote a new blog post: Biohazard Revelations   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    ThumbnailGame: Biohazard Revelations (Resident Evil: Revelations – US title) System: Nintendo 3DS Circle Pad Pro compatible (This review was done without the CPP) “Lock and load.” Overview: Those who know me know that I have never been a big Biohazard fan. I’m much more of a strategic stealth action kind of guy. To date I have only played through a few of [...]

  • Metropolis Media commented on the blog post Gabez   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    What are they talking about “nobody responded”? I saw them doing their thing in Yoyogi a year ago and the audience loved them. They had a phenomenal knack for picking the right members of the crowd for their interactive segments. Maybe the next time they do a show, they should watch it instead of performing [...]

  • Metropolis Media wrote a new blog post: 1,000 Yen & A Tsutaya Card – Vol. 1   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    Thumbnail Winnie the Pooh (くまのプーさん) 63min, Languages: English / Japanese, Subs: English / Japanese Dir. Stephen J. Anderson It’s been dark days for fans of cel animation. Ever since Pixar taught Hollywood how to spin 1′s and 0′s into cinematic (and monetary) gold, it seemed like no studios wanted to drop money, time or man-power into hand-drawn animation. [...]

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