Last holidays were amazing and I was able to go off for entire 3 weeks — first time since forever. It made me realise how important catching a break is. Going back to business as usual afterwards took some time and adjustments, but both my older kiddo 👧🏼 as well as youngster 👦🏼 coped well. I had the opportunity to fly to 🇬🇧 (haven't been there since 2010) and finally meet in person the team I've been working with. What a grand experience this was! I'm so lucky to be working in such an awesome environment with absolutely amazing people! 🙌🏻
I finally got back to reading manga, mainly thanks to the awesome Panels app on my iPad Mini. I went through the amazing "Silent Voice" like nobody's business and I loved it even more than the anime (I was sure it's impossible yet here we are). Next in line was "20th Century Boys", a manga I had on my list for what feels like ages. I'm halfway through and it has to be one of the best things I ever read in my life. The story is great, the characters are awesome, and the drawings are so stylish and well done... Top-notch manga, can't recommend it enough!
After finishing Fire Emblem: Three Houses (it was amazing!) I struggled a bit with finding something equally good. EA Sports FC24 hooked me up for a bit and I still find it amazing to have full version of the game on the go, but... It's fine, it's good, but not something I've been after. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle really surprised me — it's a wonderful turn-based strategy. But I tend to play one or two levels and I'm roughly done. Then I went ahead and picked up Pokémon Legends: Arceus and that's more like it! I think I'm much closer to what I've been looking for than with anything else. But Pokémon is Pokémon and some of its mechanics, even though very different in Arceus, are a bit tedious and become boring — you go out, you catch, you fight, you grind, you go to new terrain and then repeat. It's not something I'm willing to do for a long period of time, that's for sure. So there is one game I'm hoping that will break the deadlock and hook me up properly — Persona 5 Royal. Let's see how it goes...
I'm still on hiatus from watching any series, but I did finally catch up and watch Suzume. It's a terrific anime and I would definitely place it above Weathering with You, but it wasn't the same quality as Your Name. Worth seeing for sure though. I've also finally seen Across the Spider-Verse and it was every bit awesome as I was hoping for. Can't wait for the next position in the series! I'm hoping to finally watch latest John Wick on my visit in Poland next week 🤞🏻
As mentioned above, one of the best games I've been trying out on the Switch is Hades, and boy, does it have absolutely stunning soundtrack! It reminds me in many ways of my most beloved one — Prince of Persia: Warrior Within I'm sure I mentioned in this blog thousand times, but with its own character and twist. Been running on repeat the past few weeks and I couldn't be happier! More…