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    Advent Calendar Review: Electronic Retro Games

    Ah yes, Advent is just around the corner again and why not do an Advent calendar review? What, before the actual advent? Yes, because I’ve had this calendar lying around here for over 2 years and only now got around to “playing” it to the end. But first the history… As you know, I’m a gamer, I’ve played hundreds of games (mostly RPGs) and occasionally come into contact with retro games from the NES and SNES era. I’ve also sometimes been tempted to buy one of the mini consoles that Nintendo, Sega and other game console manufacturers have been offering in recent years. A few years ago I came across…

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    Book Review: Final Fantasy XV – The Dawn of the Future

    The novel “Final Fantasy XV -The Dawn of the Future-” was published in Japanese in 2019 and in English in 2020. It includes four DLCs (Downloadable Content, i.e. extra downloadable content) for the game Final Fantasy XV as a narrated story. Unfortunately, three of the four DLCs were no longer released as game expansions for the PS4 main game. In this post I would like to go into how important the book is for the entire universe of the game and what a pity it is that its contents could no longer be published in one context. But the drama begins with the game’s universe as such, which is why…

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    Series Review: Cowboy Bebop Live Action

    Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a big Cowboy Bebop fan. Not only do I think it’s the best anime of all time, I watch all 26 episodes of the series every year and own the complete Bluray box, the manga and even the parlor game. Over the decades there have been rumors that there will be a live action adaptation of this anime, which is also popular in the West. But often it just stayed with the rumors like when it was said that Keanu Reeves should play Spike Spiegel. That was back in the late 2000s. The project was never really tackled because it would have been…

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    Album Review: “Dunkel” by Die Ärzte

    After I have already wrote a review for the first new album “Hell”, it is not very surprising that I am also write one for the second new one “Dunkel”. Funny to mention here is that I actually thought that “Hell” is meant as Englisch word (in German “Hölle”) on the first album. This was also confirmed by the cover, where Die Ärzte are shown with “devilishly” creepy eyes. But since the second album is called “Dunkel” (in Englisch “Dark”) and also has a slipcase where “Hell” can be put in, the German adjective (translated “light”) will probably be meant. Nevertheless, it cannot be ruled out 100% that both words…

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    Book Review: “Final Fantasy VII: The Kids Are Alright: A Turks Side Story”

    Today I want to write a book review again and it is about the novel “Final Fantasy VII: The Kids are alright: A Turks side quest” which was published in March 2021 in German. The Japanese original book by Kazushige Nojima was published in 2011. Why did it take so long to publish it in both English and German when the other novel “Final Fantasy VII: Looking Forward” was translated within a very short time? The answer is simple: the reason is “Final Fantasy VII Remake”. The new edition of the main game came out in 2020 and the content of this book was used to fill the game with…

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    Album Review: “Hell” by Die Ärzte

    Those who know me know that I am a big fan of Die Ärzte. Normally I listen to J-Pop almost exclusively in the form of various Anime Openings and Endings, but when it comes to German language music, I have only listened to all albums of this band and a large part of my playlist consists of songs from Die Ärzte. Now that more than 8 years have passed since the last album, I, like many other fans, was over the moon when the doctors announced a new album and a tour after all. I immediately got myself tickets… but unfortunately all concerts in 2020 were cancelled due to Corona…

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    Book Review: “Herz aus Stern”

    Since I have written small game and other product reviews in forums or on the pages of various online stores, I now felt like writing a detailed review for a book. It is the book “Herz aus Stern” by Nino Kerl, which was published on 14.02.2020. Just because I don’t see it as a perfect work nor as a complete flop, but quite controversial in its qualities, I want to report about it. I myself am a big fan of many animes, mangas and various RPGs and other game series. Like the author, I am a big fan of e.g. the Final Fantasy games or I also read many mangas…