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: 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’m still hoping I somehow summon Fryevia, one of the 5 star plus summons for the Egg Hunters event. Since it’s ending either today or tomorrow, I don’t have a lot of hope, but if I don’t, I’ll have to sell her Trust Moogle since no one else can use it.
I’m still not entirely clear on this trust bonus thing to be honest; it’s something I’ll have to research it. I keep receiving items that has someone’s picture next to it with the term “trust bonus,” and even after looking it up, I’m not sure what it means. The current event has increased the drop for Lightning, but in conversations with the one and only LightningEllen (and going off what my extroverted friend has suggested), we’ve come to the conclusion that spending legitimate money on the game increases your chance of rare summons. I can’t prove it, but I wouldn’t be shocked if it were true. I’d love to pull the pink-haired warrior lady from FFXIII. I’ve used her as a companion character, and she’d be a great addition to my crew. Besides, I already have Sazh and Vanille, the latter which I need to start using.
I should also get rid of the characters I don’t use anymore. My line up has been Rain and Lasswell (two of the main characters) then Kuja, Cecil, and Leah (the White Mage). Sometimes I’ll switch out Cecil or Leah if there’s some character condition that needs to be met e.g. you have to use Arianna, which is the one I saw.
Speaking of which, what the hell is with the Arianna Grande quest??? Like they were playing her music and everything! I was so befuddled. Did she get some kind of contract with Squeenix? What is going on? I’m old and confused.
Story-wise, I’m currently in the mountains. I know there’s going to be some huge revelation soon. This is Final Fantasy after all hehe.
Title: The Room
Genre: Puzzle, Mystery
Developer: Fireproof Games
Platform(s): iOS, Android
Release Date: September 2012
Date Purchased: April 16, 2017
Date Started: April 16, 2017
Thanks to the writer of The Dragon’s Tea Party for their review of this! That post and the comment discussion that followed prompted me to download the game on my Kindle, so I am currently playing two games both on that magical device.
I did receive finally set it up my PS3 last week, updated it, and now I just have to play something on it. It will probably be FFV since I keep lying about when I’m going to start that, though right now I’m at my preset limit of two games. You could argue and say that they’re two mobile games, but they take just as much time.
The Room (which I keep wanting to just call “Room”) is a puzzle mystery game. You start out in a room (oooo) with a safe that you have to figure out how to open. There’s a letter on top giving you your first clue and an eyepiece without a lens. The rest is up to you. I’m currently on Chapter 2 (accidental rhyme) where I’ve cracked the safe, but the mystery and puzzle fun doesn’t end there. I’m enjoying greatly, and the graphics are pretty excellent.
It was free on Android (Kindle). I’m not sure what it is on iOS since I have no room (ha) left on my phone, but it’s more than likely the same. If you like puzzlers and mysteries with eerie music in the background, I highly recommend!
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
I have to remember what I watched on Twitch and what I watched on YouTube, since I’ve been lucky enough to catch the former. I remember now. The intrepid crew found Noah praying in one of the caves, and Noah is, um, kind of beautiful. Are they male or female? The name is generally male, but the game seems to consider them a female?
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
Back in the main story! I’m so happy. The Omega DLC was interesting, but it was a lot of combat, and I’m way more interested in the story aspect of the game. Shepherd just cured the genophage, *spoilers* at the expense of both Mordin and Eve. *end spoiler* Olizandri, the let’s player, was curious about the latter, and I checked it out myself. Apparently, if you save Maelon’s data, *spoiler* Eve will survive, *end spoiler* and you’ll have a really strong alliance with the krogan. *spoiler* I was really upset she died. *end spoiler* Eve is an awesome character. She’s beautiful, I love her veil, and her voice is utter magic. I also like the friendship she can had with Shepherd, and the relationship she can have with Wrex.
Speaking of the genophage, I cannot blame the krogan in the least for everything they did in that situation. The salarians and the turians screwed them over royally, though arguably the salarians didn’t expect anyone to actually use the genophage and believed it would only be wielded as a deterrent, but war makes monsters of us all (truth per GRRM).
The other alien races used the krogan in the Rachni Wars and then committed genocide against them. That’s supremely fucked up. The salarians developed it. The turians used it. The krogan suffered from it, and a human cured it. No wonder Wrex has such respect for Shepherd (in the way Oliz plays). There’s no way I wouldn’t cure the genophage in my playthrough of it either. Yes, the krogan do breed a lot due to the environment they evolved in, but genocide is never the answer, and they deserve reparations for what occurred.
Games Added to Playlist: 1
- Persona 5 – You all got me! Cheap Boss Attack and a few other non-bloggers convinced me to add this. The Persona series seems similar to the Final Fantasy series insofar as the games have a connection to each other, but can be played on their own in any order. Though I think I did make myself a rule that I’d only have one game of every series on my backlog at a time. Ah well.
Total Games in Backlog: 102
Change from Last Week: +1
Games Added to Watch List: 0
Total Games on Watch List: 21
Change from Last Week: 0
Nothing miscellaneous this week. I started reading the Hyrule Historia, but I talked about that in my State of the Reader post. As I was perusing the Mass Effect wiki I was wondering if there was an equivalent book for the same, because I’d read the hell out of that. BioWare make it happen!
Also, I’ve removed WOFF from my Currently Playing list. I figured it was time even though I said last week I’d wait a month. Since I’m playing two other games now, my chances of just popping it on are far slimmer. If something new happens with it, I’ll probably get back into it again. I think Balthier is supposed to become available some time in July or August.
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?