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Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo (2004)

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In an astonishingly original interpretation – an inspirational mix of baroque style and science fiction sensibilities – Gankutsuou is a series painted in light, literally. It’s visuals are breathtaking, a wild riot of colour and pattern, a moving Gustav Klimt painting where a glowing palette of elaborate textures have been mapped over what would have normally been flat panels of cell shaded colour, from the sides of buildings to characters’ hair. Verbal descriptions can in no way communicate the lush … (read more)

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Final Fantasy Unlimited (2002)

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Final Fantasy Unlimited is based on the Squaresoft’s epic roleplaying series currently now on Playstation 2. The series is up to its twelfth iteration which makes something of a mockery of the finality of its titling. I’ve done my fair share of playing games in the series with Final Fantasy VI, VII, and X under my expanding belt. As each of these games take well over forty hours to complete, doing the maths either makes me crazy or something … (read more)

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