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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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
I’m right in front of the Dwarf King’s Castle in the underground. I haven’t gone in yet, because you’re pulled into a mandatory fight with some wooden dolls. It’s not a difficult battle, and the music is amazing; I just haven’t had the time to do it yet.
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
Date Started: November 5, 2016
Date Finished(?): February 19, 2017
Let’s see…I fought and caught the three “dark” Mirages of Shiva, Ifrit, and Ramuh or rather their little versions. They all come with mementos for the other transfigurations, so I caught another Fritt, Bablizz, and Zapt respectively, but I need one more of each so that I can have one Mirage for each transfiguration. I also attempted to fight the optional boss XG (which I’m pretty sure stands for “Xenogears”), but lost. I looked up a guide for how to win “easily,” so I think I’ll try again tomorrow and report next week on my results.
Genre: Adventure, Art
Original Platforms: PlayStation 3
Original Release Date: March 13, 2012
Current Platform: PlayStation 4
Current Platform Release Date: July 21, 2015
Date Purchased: January 21, 2017
Date Started: February 11, 2017
No journeying this week either. I promise I’ll pick it back up again, especially since I’m close to completely done with WOFF..
I did remove Dawn of Souls since it’s been over a month since I’ve played it. I was going to concentrate on the II part of DoS, but I decided against that, too. FFII has my least favorite leveling system, and though I’m curious if they improve upon it in that iteration,
Games Currently Watching
Title: Ys: The Vanished Omens
Genre: Action RPG – Fantasy
Developer: Nihon Falcon
Original Platform: Multiple
Original Release Date: June 21, 1987
Let’s Player: Hungry Goriya
Date Started: February 13, 2017
I watched the latest update yesterday and geez did HG tackle a difficult dungeon. Ys seems to have a very steep learning curve or rather it makes areas available that are way above your level, but you’ll often need to traverse them for necessary items. Later, the area will have to be formally conquered, but the first time through, it’s more of a snatch and grab. I’m pretty sure this is why they made the music so epic. The game designers knew you’d face arduous trials and wanted the player to have some sort of compensation.
Title: Mass Effect III
Series: Mass Effect
Genre: Action RPG – Sci-Fi
Original Platform(s): Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3
Original Release Date: March 6, 2012
Let’s Player: Olizandri
Date Started: January 23, 2017
The next episode had Wrex, Grunt, and Mordin. Happy reunions all around! The let’s player is also canny enough to bring Liara and Garrus along so that all the old crew can reconnect. The resources for the war effort are looking really good for this LP, and I’m curious what Olizandri is going to choose for his ending. I do have to say, I absolutely hate the sound the Reapers make when they enter a system you’re in (if you alert them to your presence). I abhor “chase” horror, and that’s the epitome of it D:
Games Added to Playlist: 0
Four in February
So how did I do? Well, I had seven games on my original list. Let’s go through them one by one.
- World of Final Fantasy – Finished. Still playing it for the post-postscript, but I consider this a completed game. Now, I’m not sure if it doesn’t technically count since I didn’t start and finish it in February, but who’s really going to be that technical.
- ABZU – Didn’t start. I neither started nor even downloaded/bought this one. Maybe next year, I’ll make sure I pick games I already have *shrug*
- Cthulhu Saves the World – Didn’t start. Same as ABZU.
- Inside – Watched end. I played quite a bit of it, watched my husband play more, and then I watched the ending in a let’s play. I started it in January, so it may fall under the same “technicality” as WOFF.
- Journey – Started; still playing. I only actually played this one, because I was mostly focused on WOFF. There was also my issue with the camera angles. I’ll probably finish this in March.
- fLOw – DNF. I played one session of the game and decided it wasn’t my cup of tea. I consider this like a DNF book. I don’t know if it really counts to my overall total, but I’m finished with it.
- I Am Setsuna – Didn’t start. I do own this one, but I didn’t play it at all this month. I was kind of playing three RPGs and a fourth would’ve been a bit too much. This is definitely in my next five RPGs to play though.
Considering I finished a game I’ve spent around 200 hours on, watched the end of one I played at least half of, and declared one DNF, I’d say I did pretty well 🙂
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?