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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Currently Playing: 2
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
Yeah, I’m still playing this even though I don’t think I logged any game hours this week, or did I? I can’t remember what I did last Wednesday. It doesn’t look like I did any of the things I was talking about in the last entry. Oh! I remember, I played Wii DDR and attempted to play FFV, which is when I discovered my controller was busted (I’m not throwing Widder on this list, because it’s just going to be me playing sporadically when my knees and lungs tell me I can. Silly, decrepit body…).
I think I might boot WOFF up tomorrow…or possibly tonight (if I get the time) since my husband went to hang out with our friends at a diner 30 or so minutes away. I…was supposed to go, too, but I came home and passed out for a few hours. So tired 😦 I’d sort of made a half-promise I was going to go out, and I’d planned to schedule this very post on Monday, but I had too many things to do yesterday to schedule it, so I’m writing it now.
Anyway, my plan is to possibly play a bit tomorrow and see if I can get the Quacho Queen trophy, the one where Lann has to deal the finishing blow. I’ll take one or two Magitek Armors with me to see if I can fulfill the “kill many enemies with Magitek Armor” trophy (how vague can you be?), and I believe there are still some murkrifts lurking around. I’m certain they’re in the dungeons, because I’m pretty sure I scoured the world map with the airship.
Oh, and the review of this is coming along, though this is technically not the post for that; there’s a bit of crossover with SOTW, since I’m writing about gaming, wouldn’t you say?
Title: Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius
Series: Final Fantasy
Genre: RPG – Fantasy
Developer: Square Enix
Platform(s): iOS, Android
Release Date: June 29, 2016
Date Purchased: March 21, 2017
Date Started: March 27, 2017
I am obsessed with this game now. Holy lord. I think I’m starting to get the hang of it, and LightningEllen pointed out that NRG, is “energy.” How the hell did I miss that lol. Between this and WOFF, Squeenix is becoming the pun masters (hire me please! Notice me, senpai!!! I will write dialogue for the nonexistent, never happening DLC where Sephiroth meets his real mother. OMG PLEASE!!!) *ahem*
So far I haven’t had much problem playing as much as I want, but I’m only on Level 12 or Rank 12 or something like that. I’m still in the learning phase. I had no idea what the Rare Ticket Summons did or how to use them until a few days ago, so I now have 15 characters to toggle through including Cecil and Rydia from FFIV, Kuja from FFIX, and Sazh from FFXIII. I made some promises that if I happen to pull the legendary Lightning, I’ll be more than happy to trade her for the less than stellar Hope hehe, because I know if Sephiroth is somehow drawn, the same will be done for me. That would be the perfect trade actually lol.
I spent about 2-3 hours last night equipping everyone and doing a slapdash organization of parties. You can have five separate ones, which is pretty convenient. Story wise, I accidentally entered the pier in Lodin and was whisked to the next continent, but thankfully, you can still go back, and I have a bunch of missions to complete: two still from the royal capital, and I just picked up a ton from Lodin. The two capital ones have to do with defeating five sergeants and three hill gigas’. I found one sergeant in the Grandshelt Castle Throne Room, but apparently, I can traverse the entire castle and both enemies should be there. They apparently become less rare further along in the game, so if they’re not forthcoming, I might just move on. The one good thing about doing the same dungeon over and over again is you can level up your characters. I’m still not sure who I’m going to keep (since I’m not really sure under what parameters I should use to decide that) so for now I’m going to try to rotate them. Cecil, Rydia, Kuja, and Sazh are most definitely here to stay since they’re from specific games.
This is my first freemium game, and I absolutely love it. Not surprise it was a Squeenix JRPG. If you play or decide to play, my player number is 767,052,992.
Games Currently Watching
Title: Phantasy Star
Series: Phantasy Star
Genre: RPG – Fantasy/Science Fiction
Original Platforms: Sega Master System
Other Platforms: Sega Genesis, Wii Virtual Console
Original Release Date: December 20, 1987
Let’s Player: Hungry Goriya
Date Started: March 24, 2017
Hoorah! I received the email notification that another video is up. This makes my night. I can’t wait to see more of the adorable, talking cat. How could you sell a sentient, talking kitty? D:
In researching this game, it seems that there are other ports for it outside the SMS. I might check those out, but this doesn’t dissuade me from wanting to try the original.
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 watched two or three videos this week, and the Omega DLC has gotten interesting. I like the dynamic between Aria and Nyreen, and I really love that since Olizandri is playing a female Shepherd, it’s three women trying to take back what’s theirs (or Aria’s) from a man. Yassss.
Nyreen is the first female Turian ever seen/introduced, and she kind of has a General Grievous look about her.
Nyreen looks less sinister (though still bad ass), but it was the first thing I thought. Also, I didn’t think Turians had slit pupils, but if you look, Nyreen definitely does, but Garrus doesn’t (I double checked). Are slit pupils unique to female Turians? Is there an evolutionary advantage in that? Or is it an error on the game designers’ part, which I highly doubt since ME is very well done. If the females were the main hunters, and they did so at night, then it would make sense that evolution would select for having the genes for slit pupils on the X chromosomes (if Turians have similar genetics to humans in that regard), and it would have to require two X chromosomes (unless there are some male Turians that have slit pupils, too without an additional X chromosome so no XXY). Why am I thinking about this so hard?? Well considering I did enough research on cat’s eyes to write a dissertation, this is a drop in the bucket :p
Games Added to Playlist: 0
Total Games in Backlog: 97
Change from Last Week: 0
Games Added to Watch List: 0
Total Games on Watch List: 22
Change from Last Week: 0
Adventures in console buying (someone “console” me *runs away*).
At the mall last weekend, we found a PS3 at the GameStop; $150 with 500GB. I had my husband ask about it, because I’m incredibly shy and awkward asking for things in stores. Okay, I’m not that awkward, but I have to rehearse what I’m going to say before I say it so I don’t sound super awkward, or so I don’t think I sound super awkward. While hubby was doing that, I took a look at the figurine wall where the Funko Pops hold sway, but amongst them was a non-Funko Pop Spock that was too cute for words. The company is called Dorbz, which I’m assuming is short for aDorbz, a word I use all the time.
I initially thought it was Captain Picard, because of the round head, but I was not remotely disappointed by Spock. While I’m more of a TNG girl, I still fell in love in Leonard Nimoy (RIP), especially considering how he stood up for Nichelle Nichols and made sure she was paid fairly for her work. I also loved him in the newer movies and the older TOS ones, plus I enjoyed his cameos in TNG. He and Picard have a special bond since they mind melded.
Anyway, I handed Spock to my husband and went off to return some shoes, figuring he’d do the right thing in regards to the PS3. He did and bought it with a $20/two year warranty.
Yesterday, I came home from work and organized the PS2 and Wii games we have sitting by our bedroom door, since one or both of us keeps knocking it over. There’s a high bureau with the bedroom TV sitting on it, so I just put the games into one of the drawers. Brian (my husband, I’m sick of just saying “husband” or “hubby;” he does have a name lol) knocked a hole in the back of the bureau to thread the PS3 cords through.
I unboxed the system and immediately put on my snooty face. Don’t judge me! For some reason I thought it was going to be a new PS3, so I was prepared to see a new PS3; don’t ask me why. I have absolutely no problem when used games or anything like that. I’ve padded my collection with them, and I may very well be receiving a Wii U from a friend soon; the same one who gave me her Game Cube. It was more that it was unexpected, though I don’t know why I’d think I’d find a new PS3 anywhere. I think because the one on Amazon looks like it’s new, so I thought the one bought from GameStop would be as well? Who knows how my mind works.
We plugged everything in, flipped the TV to the right channel, and turned the system on, and this is where my snootiness was vindicated! The red light came on, showing the system had power, but when we hit the button again for the green light, it stayed on for maybe three seconds before turning off. We tested this numerous times with a game in and not, but the system just wouldn’t stay on. The Twitterverse (and I thank you all for that!) suggested that there was something wrong with the OS, which it very well could be. Either way, we packed everything back up as it was (I was kind of sad to lose the controller that was clearly used for Call of Duty with its camouflage markings), and Brian returned it today with no issue. He’s going to purchase the Amazon one, which is around $207 right now, but from all appearances it looks new. I think a warranty would be a good investment with it, too. I’ll keep you informed about the developments!
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?