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: 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
I really wish I had time to play this more than once a week. I’m at fantastic farming spot, so I could level my characters up really easily. I did manage to defeat XG with a little help from a friend..
The caption doesn’t lie. I summoned Seph three times after using the Behemonster mega Mirage. The latter has an ability that grows stronger the less HP you have, so I exploited that. It was still a hard battle that I nearly lost. XG has this one move that can outright kill one of you stacks, and he moves fast. But I persevered, and now I have another mega Mirage.
I need to go after Elasmos next along with the Master Tonberry whom I still can’t capture even though I’ve leveled up Bahamut enough to knock off 20k off his HP. I’m thinking I need to be in the 25k range so more leveling for me. Since Elasmos has the same prismatunity as Master Tonberry (a large amount of HP taken off at once), I’m going to use the latter as the test. Once I can catch him, I’ll go after the former.
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
I didn’t play it this week, but I’m still “playing” it, because I haven’t given up yet.
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
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
I’ve been really slacking with this LP. I don’t know if it’s the game itself or me. There has been more combat and I don’t find that as interesting as the story stuff, bu the story stuff is very interesting. I’m about halfway through, so I have a ways to go. I really do want to re-watch the ending with fresh eyes, more information, and a new perspective to see if I still feel the same way.
Games Added to Playlist: 4
- Super Mario Run – It was hard to resist adding this after hearing Defy the Majority sing its praises for quite a few blog posts 🙂 Plus it’s an iOS game, so it’s easy to take with me and play when I have some downtime. I don’t know if I’m going to spend money on the extra levels. It’ll all depend on how much I like the game.
- Final Fantasy VII: Remake – I actually summed up my pre-ordering of this in a Facebook post. Let’s see if I can still find it *rummages around* Ah here it is! (I also know that it’s not coming out on December 29; they just have to put a date for release that will more than likely be moved back. I assume they picked that date because it’s the last Friday of the year).
I’m on Twitter talking with people about FFXII: The Zodiac Age so I figure I’ll go to Amazon to see when it comes out or if it’s out already. You know how Amazon gives you recommendations if you click on something, right? Okay. So it recommends the FFVII: Remake. Pause the video game #pun. I didn’t know it had a release date yet. I avoid mainstream/popular gaming sites especially those specific for FFVII for a variety of reasons I don’t have the mental strength to get into now (I’ve been planning a “Grind My Gears” post for months about that very thing, but…now is a really shitty time of the year to talk about it, and I’m out of my daily anti-anxiety meds). It has one of December 29, 2017, after Christmas (AND Advent, double entendre intended). You can pre-order it. As much as I’ve been doing the true fan thing, critiquing aka complaining about things and fending off trepidation, we all knew there was no way in hell I wasn’t going to buy it, because how else am I going to continue to complain/judge. I LOVE judging things. I even found an awesome meme dedicated to it that uses Sephiroth #meta
In all honesty, I believe the mark of a true fan is someone who holds their favorite things accountable, because we want them to be the best version of themselves. It’s one of the reasons I’m quite harsh on Game of Thrones and initially gave A Dance With Dragons (the 5th book) a low rating (I’m rereading it to give it another chance).
The Remake isn’t going to erase the prior canon. it’ll just be another thread to unravel in the complex weft that is FFVII. I love for that shit. Nor is it going to render all the essays I’ve written useless. I also don’t care that its episodic. Really? That’s a complaint? Mass Effect had three parts with DLCs, so did Dragon Age. I’m aware that those are WRPGs and FFVII is a JRPG, but it makes sense if they’re going to flesh things out. Is Squeenix going to make a shit ton money? Of course, but that doesn’t mean the installments will be any less enjoyable (I’m just saying they better have a Japanese with English subtitles option like WOFF does, because I’m spoiled for that shit now).
TL; DR – The FFVII Remake is available for pre-order and I bought it because the universe exists #nothingtoseehere
- Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl – I found/added this while searching for another game. The Otaku Judge reviewed a fun seeming JRPG called Brave Dungeon that I wanted to add. Alas, I don’t think it’s available yet in the states, but the fore mentioned popped up when I typed it into Amazon’s search bar. It’s not the game I went looking for, but it is another JRPG. I put Brave Dungeon in my notes, so I can remember to check for it periodically. It’s on neither Amazon nor Grouvee, which means if I don’t write it down somewhere, I’ll surely forget about it.
- Final Fantasy XII; The Zodiac Age – Speaking of FFXII, I’d gone to look for this on Amazon to see how much a pre-order would be, and that’s what started the whole thing (see FFVII: Remake entry above). My assumption is “Zodiac Age” is due to it being the 12th numbered Final Fantasy, and there are 12 signs of the Zodiac. I haven’t pre-ordered it yet (I already spent $50 on VII), but I probably will in the coming weeks since it comes out in July.
Total Games in Backlog: 109
Games Added to Watch List: 0
Total Games on Watch List: 23
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?