Hello everyone! Happy Tuesday! Today I have a short haul to share with you. Rocksteady’s Batman : Arkham Knight and Hayao Miyazaki’s Lupin III : The Castle of Cagliostro!
With the $5 down for pre-ordering, 20% off with the GCU membership, and $20 in certificates, I walked out with Arkham Knight for $24. Throw in the $10 for certifies for pre-ordering, and that brings it down to $14. Not bad for a brand new game. Not bad at all. Everyone’s going to be off playing Arkham Knight (or The Witcher III still), and I’ll just be starting Arkham City. Yes; you read that correctly. I haven’t played Arkham City or Arkham Origins (even though that one’s by a different studio). I have only beaten Arkham Asylum, which I thought was the greatest Batman game I have ever played. Rocksteady really made Batman special again (in terms of video games). You’re probably surprised that I haven’t played the other games (or maybe you’re wondering why I’d go and buy Knight without playing the others) but this is the Backlog Blog after all! Anyway, I also received a controller skin, which I was not expecting. Very cool.
Next up is Lupin III : The Castle of Cagliostro from 1979. This is Hayao Miyazaki’s directorial debut of a full-length film. Cagliostro actually preceded Studio Ghibli, which Miyazaki founded in 1985. Miyazaki worked for a company called Topcraft (which produced Nausicaä). When it went out business in 1985, Miyazaki bought the studio and changed the name of the company to Studio Ghibli. Soon after, many of the Topcraft animators moved over, and Studio Ghibli has cranked out memorable, hand-drawn films for 30 years. I haven’t seen the film yet, but again, it’s Hayao Miyazaki. This is a must for anime, Ghibli, and Miyazaki fans.
Just to show you that the art is different on the case :
Well folks, that’s all I have for you this week. The next few weeks are quite slow in terms of releases, so this will allow me to focus on posting the multiple Backlog Blog reviews! After what seemed like forever, I have finally finished Dying Light. If that’s not enough, I also completed two Vita games that I had been working through! Be on the lookout for those reviews very soon! Until next time!