Posted in What I Play

{GAMES} Beyond: Light Advent

As a child, you had a wonderful imaginary friend from outer space. Nix taught you about the stars and inspired you become an astronomer. Years later, while investigating a mysterious object in the sky, you discover that your imaginary friend was real all along! He’s come to warn Earth of a terrible threat – a merciless race of aliens is fast approaching, and you and Nix are the only ones who can stop them. Can you save both your friend’s planet and your own in time?

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For first time in my life, I play HOPA which centered on Sci-Fi theme, something that rarely found in HOPA genre. Surprisingly, this new theme is able take our breath away with the exciting story plot and gorgeous visual.

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Look at that sky. It was coloured beautifully, detailed and sharp. The animation is also smooth, makes you feel like you’re watching the real film.

And not only the gorgeous visual, but also innovative gameplay. When we get the memory crystal, we will automatically transported into someone’s memory like this:

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Beyond: Light Advent is more focused on adventure, collecting the memory crystal to activate the defense tower. The mini-game are well-designed, perfectly fit into the storyline. And the HOG is awesome, has variations that avoid player re-visit the same location.

The story is also amazing. Throughout the game, we’re working together with our alien friend, not being “You’re the only one who can do it,”. We also meet several character like natural enthusiast of Iridessa and Nix’s father. These character has their own role on saving the Earth.

I also love how they put little bit romance in the end of Bonus Chapter and it feels natural. I can’t stop screaming, fangirling over the final scene.

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The voice is well-recorded, while the music track is sounds lovely and relaxing. Kinda surprising when the theme is Sci-Fi, but the opening music is retro. Somehow, it reminds me with Cadenza.

Sci-Fi may not the number #1 theme in HOPA genre, but Beyond: Light Advent is able to serve the original, fresh storyline packed with stellar visual and creative gameplay that will entertain player until the end of game. And before you play it, I have to warn you. This game will make you addicted, wanting to play it more just for hanging out with all awesome character.

 

Developer       : Mad Head Games

Release Date  : 2015

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{GAMES} Rite Of Passage: The Perfect Show

You are a teacher in Everlake, a small town recently struck by a series of unexplained child abductions. When your student goes missing, it is up to you to take up the role of a detective and save the children. On your quest you will uncover secrets, solve challenging problems and encounter enigmatic characters with unclear motives. In the town of Everlake nothing is at it seems, as the story of crime, mystery and supernatural events unfolds before your eyes. At the center of it all stands the old puppet theater and its elusive patron.

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I feel so strange when I play it. I’ve been tried four games of Mad Head and already getting used with their art style. But when I play this, it’s like I’m throwing myself into time machine and meet the fetus Mad Head. Rite Passage is their first baby, and there’s so many different things I felt compared with Nevertales.

While Nevertales more relaxing, colorful and magical, Rite Passage is much darker. I had to paused several times because the audio is so creepy. Not to mention with the dark shade of color that they use. The atmosphere is also give mysterious and scary vibe.

There’s no map, which means you have click back and forth to certain location. It’s very annoying because sometime I don’t notice if there’s new HOS or not. I had to look up Strategy Guide to check if there’s HOS I need to complete.

Aside from lack of map, the game is quite entertaining. What you expect as casual crime solve, changes into supernatural events. Slowly you understanding who’s behind these kidnapping while learning the sad truth of family.

There’s 55 mask spreading across the locations, and once you collect all, you’ll able to unlock puzzle in Extras. By completing the puzzle, you’ll get information about the characters. We also get 1-hour bonus chapter that, may not related with main games, but it possibly change the whole fate of Everlake residents.

Rite Of Passage: The Perfect Show may not the most original or stunning games, but it’s very fun games and if you fan of horror-mystery game, you should give it try.

 

Developer       : Mad Head Games

Release Date  : 2012

Posted in What I Watch

{MOVIE} Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare

On a dark night, the Japanese police is raided by a spy. Different countries’ intelligence agencies—such as England’s MI6, Germany’s BDN, and America’s CIA—as well as the FBI’s secret files are going to be taken, but public safety officers lead by Tooru Amuro arrive just in time. The spy steals a car and escapes.

The next day, Conan and his friends go to a newly- remodeled aquarium in Tokyo. Under the main attraction, a Ferris wheel, Conan finds an attractive woman alone and injured. Her left and right eyes are different colors. But the woman is in a state of amnesia where she doesn’t even remember her own name, and the cellphone she’s carrying is broken. Conan and his friends promise to help her regain her memory, so they stay with her.

Throughout all this, Vermouth is watching behind the scenes. Afterwards, she pulls out a silencer and speaks into an attached intercom, “It’s as planned, Gin.”

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In this twentieth installment, the story focus on Black Organization. When the last time Conan had battle with Black Organization? Is it the thirdteenth movie?

But compared with the thirteenth film, the battle against the Black Organization in the twentieth film feels more intense. For nearly two hours, the audience is presented with full of action story between the Police Security Bureau, the FBI and the Black Organization. Since the beginning, The Darkest Nightmare was filled chase scenes until an accident which eventually leads to unexpected conflicts for PSB, the FBI and even the Black Organization: The spy suffered amnesia.

In addition to action-filled scenes, the movie The Darkest Nightmare dominated by Conan, Haibara, Ayumi, Genta, Mitsuhiko, FBI, PSB, Inspector Megure, Takagi, Sato, Chiba, and of course the Black Organization. In this film, Kogoro, Ran and Sonoko not getting more frames. Feels like they’re just there as additional character/extra. But surprisingly, Ayumi, Genta and Mitsuhiko become the key figure that has impact to change of villain’s behaviour.

Another best part on this movie is….NO.ROMANCE.

Yes, everyone. You read it right. No.Romance. No scene “Shinichi/Conan needs to save Ran before everything too late”. No, we don’t need that kind of scene when all we need is to focus on Black Organization, the major plot of Detective Conan’s story.

So far, the story plot on The Darkest is the best among other previous Detective Conan’s movie. As if this movie is the gate of the biggest battle we’re waiting for. I wonder, what kind of story that we will get after this epic battle? Will Gosho-sensei reveal the person behind Black Organization?

Well I hope he reveal it soon, because the suspense is killing us now.

 

Release dates              : August 24, 2016 (Indonesia)

Production company : TMS Entertainment

Distributed by            : Toho

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{GAMES} Delicious: Emily’s Holiday Season

Deck the halls with love and joy as you help serve guests delicious holiday treats! It’s winter in Snuggford and Emily is preparing for her family’s holiday party at a cozy little lodge. Soon, romance fills the air as two suitors vie for Emily’s attention. Can Emily carefully balance her duties and build a relationship? Whom will she choose? Take part in jolly activities like making snowmen, ice-skating and throwing snowballs to brighten up your holidays!

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The gameplay still same, you control Emily, take order, choose food and serve to costumer. Sometime you get additional task and will get points if you able to complete it before restaurant closed. Throughout game, we visit five location (one actually is renovation version of previous location) and meet several old and new character.

While the gameplay stay same after Emily’s Tea Garden and Emily’s Taste of Fame, Emily’s Holiday Season stir up little bit romance into their story. By giving it some spicy and cheesy dialogue, Emily’s Holiday Season looks different than the previous game. There’s two guys flirting with our lovely Emily, and we can choose which guy Emily will fall in love.

I don’t have much to say since I already getting used with new gameplay of Delicious, and this is the reason why I have been picky when I choose time management game. This kind of gameplay is bore me. If I play it before I play Honeymoon’s Cruise or New Beginning, I might be captivated with it.

But this shouldn’t stop you from trying this game. Playing Delicious feels like we follow the journey of a lovely, admirable woman named Emily. Not only follow her as chef, but also as woman who has busy life and how she deal with it.

 

Developer       : GameHouse Inc.

Release Date  : 2009

Previous Review on Delicious:

Emily’s Tea Garden | Emily’s Taste of Fame | Emily’s Childhood Memories | Emily’s True Love | Emily’s Honeymoon Cruise | Emily’s New Beginning | Emily’s Home Sweet Home | Emily’s Hopes And Fear

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{GAMES} Edge Of Reality: Ring Of Destiny

What starts out as a simple pet adoption quickly turns into the trip of a lifetime. The mystical city of Agora is under attack! The magical creatures of the labyrinth are plotting to free their mistress. Do you have what it takes to stop evil in its tracks before it’s too late?

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After twisted version of popular tales, 4 Friends create original story of the magical artifact, Ring Of Destiny. This ring will choose the rightful human and provide the owner with powerful magic to destroy evil.

The graphic is gorgeous, showing the 4 Friends’s signature while the animation is sharp and smooth. The world are well-built with lots of fantasy creature, such as dragon. The audio is relaxing, filled with ambient sound. But somehow, my ears catch the signature theme from Living Legends.

The HOS are well-executed and highly interactive, much better than Living Legends. While the puzzle are, may not be the best, but it’s entertaining. Same with adventure part. It’s fun, but it can be more better.

The best thing that we get from Edge Of Reality: Ring Of Destiny are Ice, our little dog as companion and the ring itself. While Ice is able to take something that human isn’t, the ring provide the various spell. To execute the spell, we have to play match-3 minigame.

Edge Of Reality: Ring Of Destiny is one of best fantasy game that will captivate the player into the magical world of Agora. With the great story and innovative gameplay, this one should be in your bucket list.

Developer       : 4 Friends Games

Release Date  : April 2016

Posted in Food Hunter, What I Eat

{FOOD} The Perfect Dessert

Who doesn’t love dessert?

Completing a meal with something sweet that will leaving a satisfying feeling, especially if you’re not on diet. You will instantly feel as the happiest person in the world.

One day, my sister gave me an ice cup named Pino. It’s sweet but not really good for my sensitive teeth.

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I rarely eat sweets since then. I feel unhappy, until I found solution.

A year later, few weeks ago, I watched old video about healthy lunch. One of the recipe is fruit parfait. It remind me with my very first dessert recipe a few years ago. It hit me, and bring some idea into my head.

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I was able to convinced my father to bought ice cream. Luckily it was on sale. My father also bought banana because he knows how often I experimented the recipes with banana. I scoop the ice, put it in small bowl, sliced the banana and put it around ice cream, make the ice cream as center.

I was so happy. It’s the one that I wanted. The creamy ice with banana slice is perfect to satisfied my sweet craving. For some people, it may contain lots of sugar and looks unhealthy, but I need those sugar. These kind of sugar is perfect to complete my whole needs.

Do you have your own version of the perfect dessert? Tell me about it! ^^

Posted in My Journal

{JOURNAL} Celebration of Indonesia Independence Day 2016

Selamat Hari Kemerdekaan Republik Indonesia!

MERDEKA! \(^^)/

August 17 is the sacred day for Indonesians as we celebrate the day when our beloved country free from colonialist. Every year, Indonesia citizens celebrate it with flag ceremony and several competitions, like tarik-tambang, panjat pinang etc. Every year, all Indonesians excited to participate the ceremony or competition. And this year, I able to capture few moments at “inserting flag to a bottle” competition and decorated bike race.

I often use this chance to get out from house and joining the crowd. I still feel anxious if someone noticed me and started chat with me, but thankfully no one noticed me so I able to enjoy the whole event without feeling anxious. I even record it for my Youtube channel, but it takes lot of time to edit it since the file size is bigger than I expected. LOL.

The weather might felt hot but it doesn’t mean these kids would stop running and reach the goal. They’re so excited, happy and surprisingly, none of them were cried! Usually kids will cry if they’re failed achieve the first place, but these kids just laughing and cheering the next contestant. It made me so happy 🙂

August 17, 2016 will be end in couple hours, but the spirit will stay forever. I may not contribute too much for this country but I  wish I can do something for my beloved country in the future.

So once again, SELAMAT HARI KEMERDEKAAN REPUBLIK INDONESIA!! \(^^\) \(^^)/ (/^^)/