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 seem to have fallen into a cycle with this game. I’ll log on every day so I don’t miss my daily reward. Send/receive friend gifts, summon a unit if I receive enough friend gifts (the units usually aren’t very good). Next I’ll grab the daily reward and check the daily deals. If it’s a good one, I’ll buy it. Then I’ll usually spend 100 lapis for 20k gil, which I’ll use to purchase the daily metal cactuar deal for experience. I’ll level up my characters (usually using the “friend” summon unit, too) and see if I can awaken anyone. The items I’m usually missing for that are Sacred Crystals and Heaven Ash. So it’s off to the Chamber of Awakening to pharm those items. I was doing the Shadow of the Empire Vortex mission, too, but the PRO one kicked my ass. I made it to the fourth boss, but not even the ultima spell was doing me much good, and he killed even my higher level companion character (the one who could cast the ultima spell) with one turn. Besides the vortex mission, I do the other stuff while watching either Mass Effect 3 or Bob’s Burgers on Kisscartoon.io (they changed the extension from .me).
I finally pharmed enough white magicite to fulfill that mission in Lydira (?), Now I need to defeat find the Ice Megacrysts, defeat three Hill Gigas’ and now that I did the magicite mission, defeat 10 hungers (whatever the hell those are). I may try to continue the story tonight. I opened up the Lanzelt Ruins, and I’m pretty sure something interesting is going to happen there.
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
I’m on Chapter 4 of this! I powered through Chapters 2 and 3 in one night for each. One of the things I like about this game are the little notes you find hidden within the puzzle boxes. The story they reveal is quite…dark.
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
Still no robo-pilot, and I want to say the town Alis and crew found themselves in was a bit of a dead end or they didn’t have an item they needed? I can’t quite recall, but I remember there was some issue.
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
Shepherd always seems to be the bearer of bad news 😦 During a mission where she ran into Samara, quite a few asari lost their lives (it wasn’t the justicar’s fault). One of them wanted left a message for her paramour, which Shepherd delivered. I guess that’s one thing ME gets right about war: people die. *spoiler* The krogan poet was rough. *end spoiler* I remember him from the second game.
Games Added to Playlist: 2
- Unravel – Spurred on by Falcon Game Reviews review, I added this. The potential poetry of the story was too enticing to pass up.
- Theatrhythm Final Fantasy – I don’t know how I didn’t have this in my backlog before. A conversation with Mr. Panda on Twitter reminded me to add it! Hm, it looks like it’s just for the 3DS. I must obtain that system soon.
Total Games in Backlog: 104
Change from Last Week: +2
Games Added to Watch List: 2
- Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – I remembered how much I liked watching my husband play this series, but I don’t quite remember what games he’s played, so I figured I’d start with this one. I know I really enjoyed some of the later ones that were on newer systems.
- A Rose in Twilight – I originally added this to my backlog per Cheap Boss Attack’s weekly Freakin’ Weekend post. It seems completely up my alley: dark, gothic, roses, yassss, but I switched it to watching since CBA generously provided a link to an LP.
Total Games on Watch List: 24
Change from Last Week: 2
Games Purchased This Week: 0
So for my birthday, my parents-in-law generously gave me a $50 Amazon gift card. Since I spent my Christmas Amazon “money” on books and a portable computer desk and since I now have my own PS3, I figured I’d spend this GC on video games, but which one to buy? That’s where you all come in. I’m going to post a poll and which game receives the most votes in a week’s time will be the one I purchase next!
I am not averse to other suggestions, so I put an “other” or write in option in the poll.
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?