The State of the Gamer: 7/18/17

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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!
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Currently Playing: 4

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

Progress: Chapter 2

No progress this week.  I’m still at the school and still trying to find time to play.

Title: Final Fantasy V
Series: Final Fantasy
Genre: RPG – Fantasy
Developer: Square
Platform: PlayStation
Release Date: December 6, 1992
Date Purchased: Unknown
Date Started: June 17, 2017

Progress: Walz Castle

I’m still at Walz Castle, but I managed to loot the basement and snag myself 3000 GP and an Elf Cloak.  That stupid harpy down there attacked me three or four times, but I was able to run away, though it killed/knocked out two of my characters.  I attempted to fight/obtain Shiva, but she and her cohorts kicked my ass even though I took the advice on GameFAQS of switching everyone to a Black Mage and casting Ice.  I’m going to do some leveling and give it another try.  I might look up another walkthrough and see if there are any more tips, or I may just continue on to Walz Tower and come back for her later.

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The State of the Gamer: 11/1/16

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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!
Original source of the banner art is located here.

Game Currently Playing

Title: Final Fantasy IV
Series: Final Fantasy
Genre: RPG – Fantasy
Developer: Square
Original Platform: SNES
Original Release Date: July 19, 1991
Current Platform: Game Boy Advance
Current Platform Release Date: December 12, 2005
Date Started: October 24. 2016

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You know if I’m going to play a Final Fantasy on a handheld I should be playing Dawn of Souls or FFIII.  That would make the most sense since I want to play/review those anyway, and I can do it alongside the main numbered games, but nah, I’m replaying IV again because I’m ridiculous.

I just finished Mt. Hobs and my next stop is Fabul.  I am further along in my story recap for the IV review than I am in this play-through so that’s…something I suppose.

Title: New Super Mario Bros.
Series: Super Mario
Genre: Platformer – Adventure
Developer: Nintendo
Original Platform: Nintendo DS
Original Release Date: May 15, 2006
Date Started: October 24, 2016

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I haven’t played this as much this week, because I’ve been finding myself in some difficulties with the game.  It’s a bit harder than the last Mario platformer I played, and the titular plumber seems to either be wearing slippery shoes or those platforms are a lot more slick than they look.  I tend to slide a lot, therefore sliding off into pits.  I also wish you could save whenever you wished instead of having to save after spending coins to open a locked door.  So while I don’t have much game time clocked, I do have critiques.  Never say reading my posts is futile 😉


Games Currently Watching

Title: Mass Effect
Series: Mass Effect
Genre: Action RPG – Sci-Fi
Developer: BioWare
Original Platform(s): Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3
Original Release Date: November 16, 2007
Let’s Player: Olizandri
Date Started: September 29, 2016

Oh man things are getting to spicy for the pepper as our irrepressible let’s player heads towards the end.  A fatal decision was made (at the point in the game where a fatal decision had to be made), and this Shepherd chose *spoiler* Ashley *end spoiler* for the chopping block instead of *spoiler* Kaidan *end spoiler*.  To be honest I think I would’ve made the same decision, but I would’ve gone a different route in the romance.  Olizandri decided that his Shepherd was more career focused and less love inclined, but he did say he’d prefer someone with Wrex’s personality, and I wholeheartedly agree with that.  Personality-wise I think that would be a good match, though I can’t even remotely imagine (nor would I want to) how human-krogan carnal relations would work.  Ew.  I would romance Liara or possibly Tali (if she’s an option).  I like the way the latter says “Saren.”  It’s almost like she’s saying the “r” as a “d.”  It’s a sweet accent.

Whom would or did you pick in your Mass Effect romance?


Games Added to Play List: 5

  1. Final Fantasy IV – I just can’t get enough of this game, can I?  I added the PSP version to my list because for some God only knows reason, it wasn’t there.
  2. Drill Dozer – thanks to Matt for reviewing this on his blog Nintendo Bound!  I added the game after reading it and making (what I thought was) a witty quip about its similarities with Dig Dug.  Either way, you should check out the review and think about playing it yourself.
  3. The Legend of Dragoon – this is one of those times where I need to kick myself for forgetting who I was discussing this with.  It was a fellow blogger, and the conversation prompted me to add this.  I believe we were talking about the game in the number 4 slot and this came up alongside.  Ack, if you remember the conversation feel free to identify yourself in the comments.  I’m terrible at source information.
  4. Breath of Fire III – this game seems as illustrious and epic-worthy as my beloved Final Fantasies.  I have no issues playing RPGs outside of my favorite franchise, especially seeing as Grandia II is one of my favorite non-FF games.  I’d mention the Chrono Series, but since it’s also by Squeenix, it doesn’t really count as completely outside of FF.
  5. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night – none other than the Well-Red Mage encouraged this add.  Initially, I just had it on my To Watch list, but then I remembered I love platformers and RPGs, and this is the best of both worlds with the beautiful Alucard for bonus.

Games Bought This Week: 0

Erm, well it’s been about a week since I purchased World of Final Fantasy and no I haven’t played it yet.  I was even out sick today, but didn’t crack it open, probably on account of being sick/not feeling well.  Here’s hoping I get to play it tomorrow so I can make a report to you lovely bloggers next week.


Note: Picture of Alucard is entitled Dreaming Alucard and is by Deviant Artist Candra.  Picture source is in the link below the image.

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?

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