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The Tower of DRUAGA - the Aegis of URUK - Episode 11

By Chris Beveridge     June 17, 2008
Release Date: June 13, 2008

The Tower of DRUAGA - the Aegis of URUK - Episode 11

What They Say
The evil deity Druaga finally shows its gigantic figure. Neeba and his party bravely face off against it, but the demon god's power is so overwhelming that the party soon begins to loose ground. Seeing that they are cornered, Jil tries to rush to their rescue. However, he is stopped by Kaaya who maintains that they should continue to make their way toward the top floor of the tower. Jil shakes free from her grasp and dashes off toward Druaga...

The Review!
As Druaga finally shows himself, the battles become more intense and not everyone makes it safely through it.

Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
With only a small handful of episodes left, The Tower of Druaga - the Aegis of Uruk - is moving fairly well towards dealing with the final level of the Tower itself. The series has gone all over the map as the party started its ascent in the Tower, but now things have reached the top level and the evil lord Druaga has finally shown himself. Or itself, as Druaga is quite the beastly thing that runs roughshod over anything that comes to where it is. In a way, the Tower doesn't seem to have been all that challenging yet at the same time incredibly challenging. The video game level alone should have eliminated, well, everyone. Yet the dragon level came across as tame...

The series has been interesting to watching during the second half as we've roughly had three or four different stories running through it as well as the character stories themselves. With three main camps moving through the Tower and then the mysterious Red and Blue girls having their own fun, there is certainly plenty to watch and a number of ways everything can go. What has been consistent though is that Neeba, for all his vaunted skill and knowhow, seems to keep getting into a lot of trouble and losing party members along the way. That's caused Jil to want to come and save the day repeatedly, an event that occurs once again as Neeba and his two remaining party members face off against Druaga.

Jil's choice to help Neeba is also at the heart of matters once again as he's basically leaving his own party to help another. After the discussions in the previous episode about what the party means to everyone and that there's only one wish, it's definitely a difficult choice to make. But Jil has always been about doing what he feels is right, the inherent strength and weakness of the hero he's trying to be. So while it isn't a surprise, it's still a difficult choice to make and it puts everyone else in an awkward positions. Unlike previous times though, there is a serious impact to his choice. The actions are quite a lot of fun though as Jil has gained a fair bit of confidence and has tempered it now, so in organizing things to attack Druaga he actually comes across as quite competent and resourceful. This growth is particularly fun for him and it's helped to show just how much he's changed since he first started into the Tower, or even his first moments with Neeba and the others.

In Summary:
As the series draws ever closer to the end, my love of it only continues to grow. This is a series I want to re-watch already, to enjoy in full in one or two sessions rather than over the thirteen weeks of the broadcast. It's just so much fun and at times it's one of the best fantasy shows I've seen since Record of Lodoss War. This episode screws with the fans of a certain character quite well and it's put everything into a new position for the final two episodes. I'm still not sure how it will all truly end but it's got my full attention and I can't wait to see more of it. Very recommended viewing.

Japanese 2.0 Language,English Subtitles

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Dell Inspiron 1720 Laptop Running Windows Vista


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