Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Shinta Reviews: The last Starfighter

In this christmas special, Shinta Bucks his reviewing trends to talk about a SF Story where a disgruntled teen is chosen to go to the stars.
No, Not star wars.

Shinta reviews: The Last Starfighter by ShintaReviews

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Tokusatsu in Review: Kamen Rider J

The third of the oneshots Gives us an Alien invasion, a ticking clock, and the rider with the power of J!
 ...Are there any other Super Robot references I should be made aware of?

Tokusatsu in review: Kamen Rider J by ShintaReviews

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Tokusatsu in Review: Kamen Rider ZO

In the second of the one-shots, An intimidating monster chases a kid.
...That really doesn't sound interesting at all, does it?

Tokusatsu in review: Kamen Rider ZO by ShintaReviews

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

RPG Hell: Dust, an Elysian Tail

December Doubleposts!
For the month of December, you get two reviews a week.
This Time; Shinta discusses one of the best Indy Title's available from the Gen 7 Console Generation.

RPG Hell: Dust an Elysian Tail part 1 by ShintaReviews

RPG Hell: Dust an Elysian Tail part 2 by ShintaReviews

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Tokusatsu in Review: Kamen Rider Black RX part 4

Crisis' Deadline approaches, Old Riders return, and Kotaro's Final loss Showcases the End of the Showa TV Era, as RX Concludes.

Dailymotion mirror 1 and 2

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Tokusatsu in Review: Kamen Rider Black RX part 3

Shadow Moon Returns again, the Team adds a WaterBender, and An Asinine Officer who's moronic scheme's eclipse all those that have come before them Joins Jark's forces, in part 3 of the RX reviews.

Dailymotion mirror 1 and 2

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Tokusatsu In Review: Kamen Rider Black RX Part 2

Black RX continues with the series' Second story arc, On-screen child death, and Kotaro learning More about his new powers.
Also: Many more stupid Crisis plots.

Dailymotion mirror 1 and 2

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Tokusatsu in Review: Kamen Rider Black RX part 1

The Rider reviews finally return to TIR with Black's sequel series and the continuing tales of Kotaro Minami.

Dailymotion mirror 1 and 2

Saturday, November 2, 2013

RPG Hell: Disgaea, Hour of Darkness

RPG Hell takes a look at the Award Winning Atlus game of Demons, Human and Angels which ended up spawning an entire series.  But Is it really worth all the praise?

RPG Hell: Disgaea, Hour of Darkness part 1 by ShintaReviews

RPG Hell: Disgaea Hour of darkness part 2 by ShintaReviews

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Evil dead Month: My Name is Bruce

Evil Dead Month concludes once and for all with the Movie By Bruce Campbell for Bruce Campbell fans that Parody's what made Bruce Campbell famous.

Evil Dead month: My Name is Bruce by ShintaReviews

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Evil Dead Month: The Army of Darkness comic Series

This week it's all about the comic books as Shinta delves into the first two volumes of the Army of Darkness Graphic novels published by Dark Horse and Dynamite entertainment.

Evil Dead month: The Army of darkness comics... by ShintaReviews

Monday, October 14, 2013

Status of the Asylum/Brainpan


Sooo~o Yeah, the Blip Purges hit.
If you have no Idea what that Is, Essentially starting on October 2013, Blip.TV Locked out and set a 1-moth deadline to offload all episodes before they begin removing free producer accounts that had not been approved for their full producer system in November , essentailly every account they refused to put on their search engines to showcase their series. beforehand
And My show was one of those that was taken down.
I have since reapplied to Blip for their full producer system, as I do every month, but this time I got a response:  I've been refused due to low audio and video quality.
Audio quality I sort of understood, I've been struggling with that for some time to clean up the audio and not have my vocal issues come into play.  It's mostly worked out.
  But Video surprised me.  As I DO clean up my footage a lot in editting.  it might be because I applied with a low-quality version of an upcoming episode which fit their submission size (max 400mb, MY average file size for an episode is around 700 MB).  I e-mailed them for clarification and ways to further improve my current equipment to meet their qualifications, but nothing yet.
Really, this is both a good and bad thing.  It's the third sign that My show, despite the poor viewing figures, Does not Suck.  You have no Idea how much I worry about that. (the other two were my infrequent chats with Book reviewer Michael Gleason on production woes, you can find his show Here; and actually getting word from a fan that he likes my stuff)
So.  Where does that leave me NOW?
I have produced episodes for through the end of the year, minus three of the December specials which will be completed before the end of October.  I'm researching ways to further improve quality, and I will be submitting my review of Super Hero Taisen Z as part of my next Blip Application in Early November.  I'm waiting on the Subs (and finishing my playthrough of Pokemon X) to start that project, and what I've seen should leave plenty open for nitpicking.
In the meantime, I have uploaded the core relevant episodes of RPG Hell, Tokusatsu in Review, and .hack//Retrospective to an account on Dailymotion.  Which you can Find HERE
  I will attempt once more to upload things to youtube, but considering Youtube is rampant with DMCA takedowns that Violate free use (and that I've been flagged before, why I don't have an archive over there) I'm not rushing towards it.
I have not uploaded everything.  My year 1 and mvoie reviews (Back to the future, evil dead movies, Guyver, Bunraku,) as well as the Onimusha reviews have not gone up.  partly for quality, partly because I'd rather not risk being flagged again and face digital oblivion.
Blip videos from the blog archive will be removed and replaced with the Dailymotion variant in the next two weeks if a matching video has been uploaded

I have also applied for Dailymotion's own producer monetization system, but I believe it to be more like Youtube's monetization system, which apparently has high standards for what qualifies as "Original", and undefined standards for "Fair Use for review purposes".  So if you could, please take a look at the older videos over on Dailymotion to pad the viewcount a bit for their records in consideration, I would be grateful.

And lastly, I have added a Donation Button.  You can see it over on the right.  Really didn't want to, but..well, this is as close to a job as I've got.  And I don't want to mooch off my parents to continue doing this more than I have to while I'm no longer getting ad revenue.

If you have any tips or suggestions on further improvement to audio and video quality, please state something in the comments.

With respect to Donations:

Okay, this is how this'll work.  As It's through Paypal, payers have the option of listing a message on payment they send, such as special instructions.  Any person who offers a donation; please leave a listing of a video you're looking forward to, Or hope I'll put up on the que.  I will list you as a Special thanks and Special producer on the related episodes.
Any Donation of $50 or more will have the related subject bumped to the front of the production que.
Admittedly, some will not have that capability to be pushed ahead of the que.  While it will be prioritized, if there's something I have to talk about before-hand, it's not going to be instantly out.  So if, say you donate to get Kamen Rider Kabuto talked about. I'm still going to have to get through Kuuga, Agito, Ryuki, faiz, Blade, and Hibiki before I can do it.  But You'll bump one of the other segments from a production block, and get your name on the producer credits for those.

As Incentive, these are the subjects I intend to talk about in the coming year (2014):

 legend of the twilight Bracelet
.Hack//G.U.: Rebirth
.Hack//G.U.: Reminisce
.Hack//G.U.: Redemption

RPG Hell:
Digimon: Digital Card Battle
Digimon World 3
Final Fantasy X
Final fantasy IV
Mass Effect 2
Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories

Tokusatsu in review:
Rurouni Kenshin
Chojin Sentai Jetman
Kamen Rider Kuuga
Kamen Rider Agito
Kamen Rider Ryuki
Kamen Rider Dragon Knight

Please note, this list is subject to change, and may be shuffled if any donations of high enough value are made.

With respect to Sentai reviews
I will be stating this again when I release the first sentai-subjected review, but since I'm doing this update blog anyways:  I will not be approaching Super sentai in the same way I have Kamen Rider.  With Kamen Rider, the majority of the Subtitles have already been filled in, so I viewed it as an easy way to go in chronoligical order with advertising and critiquing a Tokusatsu series.
However, Super Sentai is a lot more heavily fragmented.  A Fair chunk of both the Showa AND Heisei era's for the shows are missing translations, so It is a lot more difficult to try and do things from order.  Thus...I'm not going to try.  Sentai is sentai, and I'm going to do it series by series.  In no particular order.
I will Try and leave Gokaiger for after I've talked about the 34 series that lead up to it to best convey the full impact of That series and why it is so great...But with Power Rangers Super Megaforce coming in 2014, and knowing the incompetence of the current Saban production team...I believe I'll need to talk about everything that's wrong with it by 2015.  If not, I intend to do Zyuranger that year.

That's all I got.  Thanks for reading.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Evil Dead Month: Evil Dead Regeneration

Banished to DailyMotion by the Blip purges, Shinta continues his look at the expanded Evil dead universe with arguably it's best game.

Evil Dead Month: Evil Dead Regeneration by ShintaReviews

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Shinta reviews: Back the The Future 3

Time travel shenanigans are abound once again, As Shinta closes out the Back to the future trilogy with his all-time favorite movie.

Shinta reviews: Back To The Future 3 by ShintaReviews

Friday, September 27, 2013

PC failures the third.

Sooo~o yeah, my laptop died.  Again.
Unlike the last two times it happened, I was able to save everything, but the cause brought some other problems.
To be more specific, the graphics card burnt out.  Aaaaand to replace it on a Laptop means to replace the motherboard, and I couldn't find one for less than 200 bucks because my warranty is Long expired.  And since a bunch of other parts looked to be failing the in the near future (this is the same Laptop that failed back in December 2011 that lost the last of my early lets plays and reviews that set back stuff WAY before I got into the swing of things.) I just went and replaced it with a refurbished Desktop, which happens to be a good 30% more powerful, WITH 2-year Warranty, for around the same price.

Aaaaand From what I've tested and installed on it, it's a very good computer.
The Catch?  It lacked a wireless card, and I didn't catch that little detail before it got here.  And my older PC (Which I'm posting this from) Doesn't have the power to do uploads.  And with How EVERYTHING now requires an internet connection these days to even install components for programs, I can't get online with it to install everything I need to use it

I ordered a replacement compatible Wireless card from dell, but they sent the EXACT WRONG thing, so I've got another one on the way, but it's still going to be a few days before I will be able to resume updates.  However, unlike previous delays in releases, I'll be multiposting next week to get back up to date.

The Finale to RPG Hell's look at Mass Effect 1 will be up at latest Wednesday, The Back to the future 3 review two days after that, and the beginning of Evil Dead month 2 at the usual time.
In the meantime, I've been working on some other things which have been added to the Que, which you'll start seeing in December.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

RPG Hell: Mass Effect 1 Part 4

And now It's time to tackle the dangers of Indoctrination, as the team hits up Noveria and Feros to uncover Saren's Schemes.

RPG Hell: Mass Effect 1 Part 4 by ShintaReviews

Saturday, August 31, 2013

RPG Hell: Mass Effect 1 part 3

In part 3, We go to recruit Liara, begin a few greater sidequests, and deal with a Batarian incursion.
Less yelling, more character development

RPG Hell: Mass Effect 1 part 3 by ShintaReviews

Saturday, August 24, 2013

RPG Hell: Mass Effect 1 Part 2

In part 2, we descend upon the Citadel, and all the things to do there.
Plus, Primers on most of the Alien Races and galactic history.
Expect a little yelling.

RPG Hell: Mass Effect 1 part 2 by ShintaReviews

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Tokusatsu in Review: Godzilla Vs the Sea Monster

Godzilla month concludes with a film so absurd it warranted the attention of that Guy with two puppets.
You all should really just relax.

Tokusatsu in review: Godzilla vs the sea monster by ShintaReviews

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Tokusatsu in Review: Godzilla Versus Mothra

Godzilla Month kicks off with the Movie where The King of the Monsters is beaten by Moth Larva and string shot.
...Would you believe it makes sense in context?

Tokusatsu in review: Godzilla vs Mothra by ShintaReviews

Monday, July 15, 2013

VLog: Pacific Rim

Shinta, Aquazz and KP talk about the 2013 summer Giant Robot/Kaiju Flick by Guillermo Del Toro
The verdict?  WATCH THIS MOVIE!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

RPG Hell: Final Fantasy XIII-2 Part 4

Everything has it's time. Everything Dies. But when ones kills the Goddess of Time, one would think it wouldn't be stupid.
Time Has Been Broken so travel no Longer works

RPG Hell: Final Fantasy XIII-2 part 4 by ShintaReviews

Saturday, July 6, 2013

RPG Hell: Final Fantasy XIII-2 Part 3

In part 3, we learn why Our Host is rooting for the Stupid, Stupid villain; as Etro's evils are exposed.

RPG hell: Final fantasy XIII-2 part 3 by ShintaReviews

Saturday, June 29, 2013

RPG Hell: Final Fantasy XIII-2 Part 2

In Part 2 of XIII-2 we start on the real meat of the game.
And in the process we are reminded TIME TRAVEL DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY.

RPG hell, Final fantasy XIII-2 part 2 by ShintaReviews

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Saturday, June 1, 2013

2nd anniversary Review

IT's anniversary Time!  So Shinta Returns once more to Onimusha games with the Third Installment.  Timey-wimey shenanigans ensue.

Shinta reviews: onimusha 3 demon siege by ShintaReviews

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Saturday, May 11, 2013

.Hack//Retrospective: Trimegistus and Unison

.Hack//Retrospective wraps the first era of the Franchise, with the last of the Liminality Tales, and the Epilogue released as part of Sign

(Video removed, will be re-uploaded at some time in the future)

 .hack//Retrospective will return next year with Legend of the Twilight Bracelet.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

6 Things that are Wrong with power Rangers Samurai

With MegaForce Set to debut, Shinta lists off the Top 6 things he hates about Saban's revival of Power Rangers.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Saturday, January 12, 2013