End of 2023, good gracious, when did that happen? This has been a really nice year I must say — I had some proper time off mid-year, I finally met in person all the people from the team and I have in mind that beginning of next year I'm flying to Mallorca 🇪🇸 to meet the rest of the company! Can't wait! Kiddos are growing and we also made some nice photosession in Xmas theme. Overall, I'm looking forward to what 2024 brings 🥂
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 felt that I need something more lighthearted this time if I was to go back to watching series. After recommendation from a colleague I gave Spy x Family a chance and I completely sunk in. I'm already on season 2 and I love its sense of humour but, at the same time, very serious and well-done animation. A lot of elements from Cold War and action happening in what can only be described as Berlin is only adding to the already amazing experience. Highly recommended!
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…