Title: Super Mario Odyssey Series: Super Mario Genre: Platformer/Puzzle – Adventure Developer: Nintendo Release Date: October 27, 2017 Date Started: October 29, 2017 Date Finished: January 27, 2018
I played a tiny bit of this, picked up a few more moons, but I think I’m done with it for now. A lot of the after game moons are beyond my skill level (owing to what I saw Olizandri do), and I’m pretty satisfied with what I’ve played and seen so far.
Tis the Christmas season (or Advent to be theologically accurate), and in the spirit of the season, the lovely blogger over at Later Levels has decided to celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas a few days earlier with 12 gaming related questions for all of us good, little gaming elves out there. These are my responses.
🎶 22 December 2017: It’s now Christmas Eve and you’re throwing a lively party for all your friends, family and favourite characters. Which video game soundtracks would be on your playlist?
Can I say Advent Children just for the lulz? Because…it’s the season of Advent, huh? Tiny factoid: Final Fantasy VII actually started on December 9. Yes really! Look up the timeline. That means FFVII takes place…during Advent #mindblown
Anyway, I’ve always thought the orchestrated ending theme to Final Fantasy IV had a part that sounded like sleigh bells starting around 3:00.
Then there’s the Voices of the Lifestream version of “Buried in Snow” titled “Frozen Landscape,” which is better than the original (and I wish/hope they’d use it in the Remake). It just seems like a song best realized in the minor key. The OST version is kind of dowdy, and doesn’t capture the wilder, fiercer, desperate need to break through the blizzard that Voices does.
Hey look! There’s a suggestion for 70 minutes of Nintendo winter and holiday music! I could just put that on ad call it an Eve(ning). Okay, I don’t really like that one, but the hour of festive holiday video game music is much better.
Oh…well I know why, the first song is from FFXIV, called “Starlight Celebration.” Wow, this is…amazing.
What video game soundtracks would you have on your holiday playlist? Would you just pick one or would you have a mixture? Sound off in the comments!
It’s been snowing a lot around here lately (as in three times in one week). Now while I’m sure it would be nothing to my Canada friends, we usually don’t see significant snow until January or February, because the seasons have kind of shifted. Dare I hope for a White Christmas this year?? I don’t recall ever seeing one, though the records say there was indeed a snowy holiday in the area when I was old enough to remember it. Fun fact about TSN, I used to be terrified of snow.
My vocabulary wasn’t so, ah, colorful when I was under five, but I did used to say, “No snow!” with a childish lisp, and I refused to have anything to do with the white stuff. And since we’re talking about shit I used to be afraid of, let me not forget to mention cats. My mother had an old friend who had this tuxedo named Spunky, and they’d have to put him away if she ever brought me over. I think it’s because cats are very slinky, tend to appear out of nowhere, and I’ve always been easily startled/frightened.
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 – All the leveling
The coliseum finally opened, and I’ve been doing nothing but level my characters thanks to a tip from Cheap Boss Attack. It’s extremely easy once you know what to do, but a bit tedious, so I typically turn down the TV’s volume and listen to a podcast or YouTube. As of a few minutes ago, half my characters are on Level 99. It takes about a half hour for each character. My husband thinks it’s cheating, but I couldn’t care less. One of the obstacles to my playing action RPGs is the action part. It’s well known that I prefer turn based games, so anything I can do to make an ARPG easier is a positive in my book. This way I can enjoy the puzzle and story aspects, though I did breed a pair of chocobos who produced an egg before I started messing around with time, and that little chick is going to be SO confused.
A Final Fantasy (et al) post to welcome you to the glory of Friday (if you don’t have weekends off then may this hopefully brighten the midst of your work week) with more located here!
Last week I posted a Final Fantasy poll, and it was a big hit. It actually spawned at least one other post by my friend The Otaku Judge who decided to talk about his top three favorite Final Fantasies. I replied with mine, which you can see if you check out the Judge’s post (which you should), and the results of my poll were pretty interesting. There was a surprising tie between Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy IX. The surprise comes because in my experience, Final Fantasy VI is usually my favorite VII’s main competitor. I actually like IX better than VI (it’s my second favorite) so this was a happy surprise. They both received five votes.
This week’s poll is for favorite main character. Now the term “main character” can be argued with semantics thrown about here and there, but with the exception of FFVI (where they’ll be two options) we’re going to go with the face value, agreed upon main character. I’m going to start with FFIV, since I don’t think the first three had what you could call a main character, but feel free to disagree with me on this. We can also of course discuss more of this in the comments.
Forgive me. I don’t know the main characters for FFXI or FFXIV so feel free to add them in as “Other” if they’re your favorite.
that most of us couldn’t even view due to the goddamn clouds.
The only thing to be salvaged from this most disappointing apocalypse was that I, your Shameful Narcissist, believed it was the most opportune time to post this (potentially crackpot) Final Fantasy theory I’ve been ruminating on for some months. As the title purports, it is very eerie. So much so that I would not be able to work on this examination when the sun descends and the (blood) moon rises. It deals in eldritch abominations, the fall of horrors, and reunions that dredge up ancient dark.