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. I have an account at Grouvee, which is a essentially Goodreads for gamers, so please feel free to friend me there!
Currently Playing: 2
Title: Final Fantasy Type-0
Series: Final Fantasy/Fabula Nova Crystallis
Genre: Action RPG – Fantasy
Developer: Square Enix
Platform: PlayStation 4
Release Date: October 27, 2011
Date Purchased: May 18, 2017
Date Started: June 18, 2017
I’m getting more used to the battle system, and I’ve finally figured out how to collect phantoma. I did the first mission again since I completely failed in picked any of that up. The second mission was weird. You had to direct troops between two different cities, Corsi and Aqvi, but I managed to liberate them and keep McTigue (the first city) from falling under Empire control again. I picked up some random (and expensive) gifts in Corsi, found both l’Cie Crystal lockets (I currently have three since I found the one from McTigue prior), though I was a bit stumped about the woman looking for her puppy in Aqvi. I thought that was the side question, and I’m still not sure if there’s something else with that. Why have her ask you to locate the dog if it’s not going to be a mission? I’m probably going to play some more tonight when I get home from hanging with friends at the diner with the hopes that the coliseum will open up soon. I have been directed to breed chocobos though…now why does THAT sound familiar 😉
Title: Final Fantasy V
Series: Final Fantasy
Genre: RPG – Fantasy
Release Date: December 6, 1992
Date Purchased: Unknown
Date Started: June 17, 2017
I did some GP grinding and was able to purchase all of the weapons, armor, and spells I needed before tackling the Fire Ship. I’ll probably try to get some play time in tomorrow. I think I’m going to switch peoples’ jobs soon. Reina might become a Summoner who can use Black Magic, so she’ll be the “Rydia” of my group lol. Faris may become a Time Mage next, though I kind of want her to learn some more Blue Magic (I think she still can if I keep that ability up though). I’m thinking Galuf might migrate from White Mage to Sorcerer, and I haven’t quite decided what Bartz will do after Knight.
Ongoing Games: 2
Title: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Series: Mario Kart
Platform(s): Wii U, Nintendo Switch
Release Dates: April 28, 2017 (Switch), May 29, 2014 (Wii U)
Date Purchased: August 21, 2017
Date Started: August 26 2017
Well I figured out a better way to track my progress hehe. I really can’t believe I may need to get a wrist brace to play though. When did I become this old???
I am learning how to drift though, and I’m going to bring the system along with me when I go hang out with friends tonight. There will be some little ones there whom I know will love to play, and while I’ve no wish to give their parents (my friends) the torture of having them beg for a Switch, it’s nice to be able to make children happy 🙂
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 was up until around 2:00 last night making an intricate Excel spreadsheet of Awakening Materials so that I know exactly how much of anything I need and for which character. It. Was. Quite. Intense. I had to use two tabs and string them together with formulas. I’m sure there’s probably an easier way to do it than I did, but I’m happy with it, and that’s all that matters. A few characters can be Awakened once they’re at the top level, so I’ll probably work on that tonight as well as the Hein Castle Vortex mission. I need to make sure I have Trance Terra or Dark Fina as my 6th unit since either one of them can do Double Black Magic and cast Ultima. I can’t wait for my Dark Fina to be at that level.
Currently Watching: 1
Genre: First Person Shooter – Sci-Fi, Dystopian
Developers: Irrational Games & 2K Australia
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, iOS
Original Release Date: August 21, 2007
Let’s Player: Christopher Odd
Total Number of Videos: 33
Date Started: August 28, 2017
I’m annoyed with YouTube’s update. Prior to whatever they did, you could go to the list of a playlist’s videos instead of clicking on it and having it go to the first one. It was really convenient, since you could tell the videos you watched by whether or not there was a “completion” line and where it was.. I don’t know why they took that option away, but I don’t like it.
I’m really loving the aesthetic of this game, and it’s amazing how two stories can occur in a similar setting but have a completely different mien. SOMA occurs in an underwater facility as well, but it has more of that abandoned, desolate air where there’s the threat of a monster around every corner. BioShock definitely has its jump scares and monsters in the form of Big Daddies and Splicers, but the Splicers, though murderous, are almost comical in their dialogue and behavior. BioShock seems more like a city fallen to corruption that happens to be under the waves whereas PATHOS-II collapsed into ruin through an astronomical disaster. There’s less isolation in BioShock, but there’s still a creep factor especially with the Little Sisters that Chris (the LPer) has opted to save, which I commend him for. Apparently, most gamers chose to harvest them as opposed to rescue. The former option nets you more Adam, but the latter has its perks, too. Also…Adam and EVE. Love it.
Games Added to Backlog: 1
- Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle – I was one of the many people moved by the creator’s tears of joy at E3 this year, but though I wasn’t deriding the crossover, I didn’t really have any interest in the game. I’ve played one of the older Rabbids games, and they’re amusing for a little while, but really not my thing. I had no idea this was an SRPG, but thanks to my more informed gaming blogger friends, I’m now in the know!
Total Games in Backlog: 137
Change from Last Week: +1
Games Added to Watch List: 0
Total Games on Watch List: 35
Change from Last Week: 0
Games Purchased This Week: 4
- Final Fantasy VI $4.99
- Final Fantasy VII $4.99
- Final Fantasy VIII $4.99
- Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions $4.99
At around $5 a pop, it was hard to turn down this PS sale, and while I own physical copies of VI, VII, and VIII, I like having a digital backup since disks don’t last forever, and my FFVII Is an original. I was super pumped to finally pick up War of the Lions for PSP though 😀
If I manage to beat children tonight in Mario Kart, YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO MAKE FUN OF ME. If I managed to lose to children tonight in Mario Kart, YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO MAKE FUN OF ME. *ahem* That is all :p
In other news, I may finally have a hit on a 3DS, though I was looking at the 2DS XL at around $150. I can get the 3DS for a little less, and I’ll be helping out a friend.
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?