Friday, July 27, 2012

Week in Review - 7/27/2012

Lightning with a Moogle
Progress in Theatrhythm remains slow and steady. I’ve been able to complete a handful of songs on Ultimate difficulty which is no easy task for me. Cecil, Zidane, Bartz and Shantotto are all Level 99 now. I’m going to work on leveling Rydia. I recently unlocked Minwu and Yuna. I’m really trying to get Prishe unlocked, but her Purple shards are far and few between at the moment. I think I need to reorganize my skills to be more efficient at killing bosses than I am currently. 

I’m a big fan of the “Shin Megami Tensei” series that I’ve played. Honestly, I’ve only really ever gotten completely absorbed into Nocturne and Persona 3. I haven’t set aside time in my life to give the others the attention they deserve. I picked up Devil Survivor Overclocked with the 3DS and it’s not what I expected. I’m enjoying it, but I’m not absorbed like I was with Nocturne and Persona 3. I play it in small doses, because I find the action a little slow and awkward. Tactical game with turn based combat just seems awkward. I think it will grow on me.  

I did get Kenshin his Mewtwo partner. Keiji ended his episode with Terakionn. I’ve started Hideyoshi’s chapter and solidified control of the rear end of Arceus – I mean, Ransei. Now I plan to just solidify my power and level up my Pokémon and hunt down some more perfect links for my current army. Now that I have control of a defensible position, I should be good to build up my forces indefinitely. I do need to get control of Shingen in order to evolve him, since I beat Kenshin’s episode a long while ago.

Finishing up my Archer Quests
My computer died last November and the one I replaced it with couldn’t run Final Fantasy XIV. December, they changed a few things that really upset me so I wasn’t too broken up about leaving. I didn’t want to spend $200 for a new video card and a monthly subscription to play a game that was now upsetting to me, so I walked away. I thought I’d be back for Version 2.0 (A Realm Reborn) and when they announced their Legacy program, I felt I earned it and it was time to put my money where my mouth was. So far, I’m enjoying it, but I still lament those changes back in December.

I’ve never played an “Ys” game, but it seems like something I would enjoy. Two titles went on sale during the Steam Summer Sale, so I picked them up for a good price. I popped on Ys Origin to see what kind of game it really was and if I’d enjoy it. I didn’t get too far, but it seemed like a faster paced Zelda-style game with a more comprehensive story. I’m not sure if all the ”Ys” games are like this, but I think I could really get into Ys Origin, but first I want to head back to Recettear and finish what I started there. 

 Playstation 3
I do like the linking in battle.
I was interested in Recordof Agarest War when it came out, but I passed it up for a while. Then when Zero launched (and was a prequel story) I decided to buy it and play it. That was sometime last year and I was not really entertained. I saw it on the shelf this week and decided to pop it in and give it another chance. I’m surprised to find out I’m really enjoying it. I’m not sure what turned me off to it previously, but I’m having a great time with the battle system (which I found awkward and clunky before.


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