Three for KH3

Kingdom Hearts III

So I just got the Platinum trophy for Kingdom Hearts III. I have a lot of things to say. But how should I say them? I usually try to be spoiler-free or spoiler-light in my reviews, but how much should I reveal? What is a good balance between talking about the game and keeping it open for different audiences? Some people may not have played a Kingdom Hearts game before while others have played through all of them multiple times. I thought about using spoiler tags and headings, those aren’t always perfect. I mean, I got spoiled even though I was avoiding spoilers. Thanks a lot, jerks who decide to plaster ending images on their YouTube page.

Then it came to me. This is Kingdom Hearts III. Why not three reviews?

Okay, I say three reviews, but that’s a bit of a misnomer. Think of this as one review with a bunch of spoiler tags. They may not be exactly the same, but obviously my overall thoughts will be similar. I don’t expect everyone to read all three. Rather, please choose the one that best fits your comfort level.

Beginner Mode (aka spoiler-free review)

  • You’ve never played a KH game.
  • You’ve casually played one or two KH games a while back.
  • You just don’t want to be spoiled.

Standard Mode (aka minor spoilers review)

  • You’ve played several of the KH games.
  • You are playing KH3 or plan to in the near future.
  • You’ve watched the later or final trailers.

Proud Mode (aka spoileriffic review)

  • You’ve finished KH3, including seeing the secret ending.
  • You don’t care if the ending or anything else is spoiled.
  • You just want to freely talk about the game.

One post will go live over the next three days. So, I hope to see you in at least one of the posts!

An Important Announcement

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Many of you were so kind to follow me in my first two years, when I was hosted by WordPress.com. After I switched to being self-hosted (i.e. a WordPress.org site), I purchased the site redirection feature to automatically send visitors from http://daiyamanga.wordpress.com/ to the new site’s URL (https://daiyamanga.com). But I have chosen not to renew.

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Welcome to Daiyamanga v2!

It’s the second anniversary of this site, and to celebrate, Daiyamanga is now self-hosted!

What does this mean?

  • First, a domain name. Please update your bookmarks, feeds, etc to https://daiyamanga.com/ instead of the old WordPress.com hosted site.
  • New theme that I hope keeps the accessibility of the site.
  • Posts have been reorganized. Should be much more efficient to find what you want.
  • Expired deals no longer clutter up the main page.
  • A user rating system on posts. Now you can rate the series I review out of 5 diamonds.
  • WordPress.com followers should have been migrated, but if you can’t see (or are a new visitor) Daiyamanga posts in the WordPress Reader, you need to add it manually.

Being as this is just going live, there are bound to be some bugs and glitches. If you notice any major slowdowns, find the site hard to browse, stumble across a broken link, etc., please let me know. I welcome any suggestions.

EDIT: It has come to my attention that many of you have been having problem commenting. I have adjusted some settings and plugins, so please let me know if you are still having issues!

I also hope now that Daiyamanga v2 has launched, I can get back into the swing of things.  My goal is to have more posts and a little more variety in v2. I hope you enjoy the new Daiyamanga!

My Dream Crate

I recently received word that Loot Crate has been interested in hearing how people would design their own “dream crate” if given the chance. Loot Crate, as you may know, is a monthly subscription box service where you get four to six items for a retail value of $50 or more. Loot Crate also has an anime version, and Crunchyroll Premium members get special pricing. Since this is a “dream crate”, the sky is the limit.

My dream anime crate theme: magical girls. You may be familiar with the concept from series like Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor Sakura, but the genre really includes any story of females with special magical abilities. Don’t mistake magical girl stories as just being for little girls; these heroines’ stories can be enjoyed by young and old, female or male, action fans and romance fans… everyone!


Just a Reminder…

I also post on TheOASG. My column goes up every Wednesday. I focus on money and the anime/manga industry (deal shopping, supporting companies, etc.). You will also see me pop up in other write-ups as well. So if you aren’t sick of me yet, check out my column there (Please Save My Money) as well as all the other awesome reviews, articles, and information on TheOASG.

My article for this week is especially fun, so I’d love to see you all read it and post your results! So what are you waiting for? Go and prepare for trial!