No ShowmeCAST 142 From this week, Daniel e Dacius talk about what they've been watching over the last few weeks. We discussed the biggest video game release of 2023, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. The long-awaited game finally came out and we did an extensive analysis of all the negative points (and some negative) of the work that is being hailed as a great candidate for game of the year. Also, we talked about the manga of Fullmetal Alchemist and all your discussions about militarism and we ended the podcast featuring the bullshit in Ruse, the new Netflix series that deals with the lives of two protagonists who live in different worlds but discover that they are more alike than they realize.
Below is a summary of the main topics of ShowmeCAST 142.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
We started ShowmeCAST 142 talking about Tears of the Kingdom, the game that took social media by storm last week. The game that starts right after the events of Breath of the Wild, brings a new threat with the reemergence of Ganondorf as a threat to the kingdom of Hyrule when Zelda and Link are exploring the castle's underground. The princess is sent to the distant past while our protagonist needs to find a way to save the kingdom from the villain with the help of mysterious artifacts of an ancient people that have appeared around the world.
O game was highly acclaimed as an evolution of its predecessor with new mechanics that expanded the player's range of possibilities in order to increase creative freedom in exploring the world. The new abilities through the runes that Link acquired from the Zonai people, create a greater interaction of his gameplay mechanics with the environment, enabling the creation of machinery and vehicles to facilitate the movement of something, the locomotion itself or even the torture of loved ones. Koroks.
We discussed in the podcast how the addition of skies and depths increased the verticality of the game's exploration by reusing a scenario that was already familiar to players, but which was abruptly modified so that even the most experienced gamers of Breath of the Wild still encounter surprises across Hyrule.
Fullmetal Alchemist is a Japanese manga and anime series created by Hiromu Arakawa. The work's story takes place in a fictional world where alchemy is widely practiced while the plot follows brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric, who seek to recover their bodies after a failed attempt to resurrect their mother using alchemy.
In the universe of Fullmetal Alchemist, alchemy is a form of science that allows alchemists to transform and manipulate matter. However, there is a fundamental law known as the “Law of Equivalent Exchange” which requires that something of equal value be sacrificed in order to obtain something desired. In trying to violate this law, the Elric brothers pay a heavy price: Edward loses a leg and an arm, while Alphonse loses his entire body, having his soul trapped in armor.
Determined to get their bodies back, Edward becomes a state alchemist, while Alphonse is kept in empty armor. Together, they embark on a journey to find the legendary Philosopher's Stone, which supposedly has the power to bypass the Law of Equivalent Exchange.
No ShowmeCAST 142 we talked about how the work manages to deal with several simple and complex themes and balance good tones of humor with a heavy drama that involves questioning human morality and the consequences of the actions of authoritarian governments.
Treta is a series that mixes the genres of drama and comedy, created by the renowned production company A24 especially for the Netflix platform. Over ten episodes, we delve into the story of Danny Cho, an entrepreneur disillusioned with his financial difficulties, and Amy Lau, a successful businesswoman, married and with a completely different reality from Danny's. Unexpectedly, fate causes their paths to cross after a traffic confrontation. The anger provoked by this incident and the thirst for revenge gradually begin to consume their minds, triggering chaotic consequences in their lives.
We discussed in ShowmeCAST 142 about how the series manages to place characters in different social contexts and show that, in essence, they are similar protagonists who have issues of existential emptiness and disillusionment with traumas they carry since childhood.
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