When I first arrived at the town of “Hi-Rule”, the name of the fictional town I invented within the first minutes of starting Animal Crossing: New Leaf, I did not know what to expect.
I have never played an Animal Crossing game before, despite the urging of friends and fans. Since the first game was released in 2002, I have always avoided what I instinctively believed to be a “gamier” version of The Sims for the PC. I personally have never been a major fan of titles that have no ultimate goal. So naturally, a game like Animal Crossing never exactly got my blood pumping, from the conceptual level.
I was as surprised as my avatar, “Zick”, when I discovered that I was to be the new mayor of Hi-Rule. And like Zick, I was just as astonished to find myself thoroughly enjoying my time in this cuddly world.
Raw, for better or for worse
Kanye West is the Quentin Tarantino of the music industry.
He is one of the most arrogant and outspoken artists in his medium. His individual projects can be so different in tone and in theme yet so unmistakably Kanye. Most importantly, he does whatever he wants, gets whoever he wants to accompany him, and always gets away with it. And the finished product is always brilliant.
Yeezus, the newest experiment from the brain of Mr. West, marks yet another crazy departure from the hip-hop norm.