A weekly post updated every Tuesday detailing my current gaming projects. I have quite a backlog of games to either play or watch, and I’m hoping a weekly article will assist with my progress as my other accountable posts have done with reading and writing.
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Game Currently Playing
Title: Final Fantasy IV
Series: Final Fantasy
Genre: RPG – Fantasy
Original Platform: SNES
Original Release Date: July 19, 1991
Current Platform: Game Boy Advance
Current Platform Release Date: December 12, 2005
Date Started: October 24. 2016
“What’s this?!” you exclaim. “Didn’t she already beat this game last week? I’m sure I recall since she wouldn’t shut up about it.” Patience faithful follower. I did beat Final Fantasy IV. The original Final Fantasy IV. Then I went through all of my games in order to add them to a new/created shelf on my Grouvee list for “Owned.” I knew I had FFIV for the PSP, but I forgot I also had it for the Game Boy Advance, which is a part of the original Nintendo DS. So I’ve been playing this version (and another game I’ll talk about below) as I continue to plug away at the review/analysis.
Title: New Super Mario Bros.
Series: Super Mario
Genre: Platformer – Adventure
Original Platform: Nintendo DS
Original Release Date: May 15, 2006
Date Started: October 24, 2016
Along with the above, my dilemma about what to play in between Final Fantasies (oddly enough since I’m using another version of the same Final Fantasy #meta) has been resolved by this DS side-scrolling platformer. While going through all of the games in my possession, I came across this and several others I wasn’t aware I owned. Many of them are on my TBP list so I was pretty excited. Anyway, I have something to play in between and it’s a handheld, which makes it even easier.
Along with the basic game, New SMB has several mini-games of the action, puzzle, and table (even set in a casino with Luigi as the dealer) variety.
There’s also a versus you can do, but since I only have one DS (my husband’s. Mine disappeared a few years ago), I won’t be doing this anytime soon.
I’m currently on World 2 and having quite the trouble with Lakitu. Speaking of which, how does everyone pronounce his name? I grew up saying “luh-KY-too,” but when I watched a let’s play of one of the Mario games, the LPer pronounced it “LACK-uh-too” as if it rhymed with “whackadoo.”
Let me know in the comments!
Games Currently Watching
Title: Mass Effect
Series: Mass Effect
Genre: Action RPG – Sci-Fi
Original Platform(s): Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3
Original Release Date: November 16, 2007
Let’s Player: Olizandri
Date Started: September 29, 2016
I think I’m about halfway done this watch, which makes me sad even though I have two more really long games to watch. Olizandri just completed the “Bring Down the Sky” DLC, and, well, pretty much Shepherd literally had to catch a meteor (technically an asteroid, but semantics). I’m more and more impressed with the level of storytelling and voice acting this game presents the more I watch. If you’ve played ME, what’s your favorite mission?
Oh! Along the vein of pronunciation, Olizandri says “Mako” like “MACK-oh,” which is really funny since I’d say it like “MAY-koh,” similar to how I pronounce it for FFVII, and that came about because of the sharks. Sometimes I’m unreasonably irked by what I perceive as mispronunciation (there was this other let’s player that shall remain nameless who I wanted to hunt down and throw a dictionary at. He pronounced Canaan “kuh-NAHN.” WTF is that?), but Olizandri’s doesn’t bother me at all. Maybe it’s because he’s English or maybe it’s because it would be weird to equate concentrated Lifestream and a description of glowing eyes with an all terrain vehicle *shrug*
Games Added to Play List: 11
I’m being lazy. I don’t feel like listing out all of the games I added this week. Feel free to check my Grouvee account, which is linked above if you’re curious what I have on my list. I…also didn’t keep good track of the games I added anyway, and the site doesn’t really have good ways of sorting. I’ll try to do better next week, but I make no promises.
Games Added to Watch List: 2
Since there are just two I can say one’s Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood. I added it because it’s one of the one’s I discovered I own…or borrowed. I think I borrowed it from my brother, which is hilarious considering the game is called “Brotherhood.”
The other is The Last Of Us. Another discovery in my game cache.
Games Bought This Week: 1
Title: World of Final Fantasy
Series: Final Fantasy
Genre: RPG – Fantasy
Developer: Square Enix
Platform(s): PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
Release Date: October 25, 2016
Date Bought: October 21, 2016
I have actually pre-ordered a video game, and of course it’s a Final Fantasy, which should come as no shock to anyone. However, it’s been quite a few years since I’ve been interested enough in the series to warrant buying on release date let alone before. I did have some encouragement from one of my fellow bloggers, Cheap Boss Attack, who said the magic words in his post about the demo: Sephiroth summon. If you buy the limited edition (which I’m assuming you have to pre-order), it comes with such. How could I resist? ♥♥♥
What are you currently playing and/or watching? Is it something new or old? Is it a first time run or a replay? What’s the genre? Would you recommend it? What’s on your radar to play next?