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Backloggers Anonymous Asura's Wrath Part 1

Warning: otaku crossing ahead!

Hey there, Julian here. Yeah, I'm not your usual Backloggers Anonymous host, but we're tackling a game that I have a really huge soft spot for: Asura's Wrath.

We are joined by Nerds Without Pants fan favorite Erika Szabo who takes her place as our resident anime expert. This is important, because Asura's Wrath is a huge, mushy love letter to Japanese animation, which you can read all about in my review. We spend the first part of the show talking about our personal history with anime, as well as some of our all-time favorite shows.

After that, we delve into the topic of the dreaded Quick Time Event (or QTE if you're funky). This is also a big deal, as Asura's Wrath is almost entirely QTE based. Opinions vary among the three of us, but I do a pretty good job of getting Angelo and Erika excited for this play through.

Finally, we wrap up with some talk on DLC (this game had a "huge" controversy concerning its DLC), and some favorite anime recommendations.

This game is quite a trip, and I hope you'll join us. If you do, play through the first 9 episodes. That should take you about 2-3 hours, and then get ready for part 2 of the show, where we talk about the insanity thus far!




01/07/2014 at 09:03 AM

I was hoping you guys would do this game for Backloggers. Really fun and crazy game. I'm looking forward to the next two podcasts.

Julian Titus Senior Editor

01/08/2014 at 01:11 AM

I'm glad to hear it! We're recording part two next week, and I can already tell that it's going to be a fun show.

Jamie Alston Staff Writer

01/08/2014 at 10:09 AM

I finally got a chance to listen to this.  Fantastic episode!  I look forward to parts 2 & 3 of this one.  Good work guys (and gal).


01/09/2014 at 06:56 PM

I just finished listening to this podcast, and it was very entertaining. I don't watch Anime any more but it was nice to get context to this game. Actually, it would be nice to get an Anime episode in the future. I haven't played the game, but it's interesting to listen to what the game is about. 

Angelo Grant Staff Writer

01/09/2014 at 07:54 PM

Hmmm, and anime episode is a great idea, but that would probably be a better fit for NWP than Backloggers. I like it though!


01/09/2014 at 08:11 PM

I noticed you had Anime fans from Toonami 90s-2000s Animes, and it would be interesting to get a retrospective on new shows like Ghost In the Shell: Arise (2014) and the blu rays for Evangelion, the last of which comes out this year. Attack on Titan is quite good and it is getting a 3DS game. Just some thoughts. 


01/13/2014 at 10:48 PM

I had written off Asura's Wrath but you guys have convinced me to give it a try...sometime. I don't have it right now but I'll get it sometime. Hey, I played Mirror's Edge and El Shaddai along with you guys and I had previous played Lords of Shadow, so I'm feeling pretty good about myself lol. I don't want to spoil things for myself, though, so I'll catch up with you in a couple podcasts. And though I'm not very anime savvy, I'm glad Ghost in the Shell got a mention. I love that series.

Julian Titus Senior Editor

01/13/2014 at 11:59 PM

I think you get a pass on this one!

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