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So far, since starting to play FFVI again, I have done the following:

- Died horribly on the Veldt after going through the “Kefka powers up and gets the Magicite “sequence, and hadn’t saved after that cutscene. I think it was a Lich group that killed me. Darn zombies.

- Died again on the Veldt after picking up a ton of new Rages for Gau. (Lv. 5 Doom - Gau was my only character who wasn’t vulnerable and he was learning a new Rage at the time.)

- Died after the fight with the IAF and the landing on the Floating Island to a giant monster in a treasure box. Apparently I’d only thought that I had saved after landing, so I had to redo that fight as well.

- Died saving the kid in Tzen twice. I was right in front of the door when the clock ran out the second time.

- Had Cid die on me after one damn fish. Not a slow one, either.

- Died fighting tentacles in Figaro (after a long battle where Celes kept being picked up, tossed down, given barely enough time to heal herself, and picked up again.)

I do not remember ever having this much trouble with this game before. Must’ve lost my touch.

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Hero U: Rogue to Redemption

By the same minds that made the Quest for Glory series. Most of them, anyway.

I really, really hope that this game happens. I'll probably throw some money at it, if I have any again in time.
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If anyone has a Nintendo Network code (or whatever it is that's associated with the Wii U, not the Club Nintendo code) and wants to be my friend, please comment and let me know.

We've mostly been using it to play Hyrule Warriors and to introduce my SO to some of the older Mario Bros. games he never played. Mostly SMB3, because he likes raccoons and that game has the raccoon tail (or is it supposed to be a tanooki tail? I don't understand why they translated them differently.) I'm not sure what else we're going to buy for it yet.

This also reminds me that I want to play Twilight Princess and the games after it. I suppose I could get them easily enough now.
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I keep meaning to post a longer update here (which isn't much, because not much happens around here on the best of days.)

Then I got sucked in by Glitch. Anyone here want an invite? I have two. (I keep telling myself that in a couple of days I'm going to have to quit and get on my first Coursera course if I want to do well, but that can come later, I suppose.)

This is why I haven't been online anywhere else lately. This game is fun, and amusing, and oddly soothing.
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Spent some more time this morning making a bunch of prompts to [community profile] scifi_fest, including some FF prompts. I've been talking about this in various places; I'd really love to see more activity there. :D
(The prompts don't just have to be for typical SF fandoms - they can be for any fandom, as long as the prompt includes science-fiction elements. So a prompt asking for a cyberpunk AU would count, or a space opera AU. So would a prompt focusing on a scientific aspect of a fandom, which makes a lot of console RPGs fit this challenge, what with all of those ancient advanced civilizations in otherwise fantasy settings.)

Video Game meme, days 11, 12 & 13 )

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Final Fantasy meme, days 3, 4 & 5 )
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So I want to do the FF meme that everyone else is doing, but then remembered I was doing another meme and never finished it. Then I thought, why not do both at the same time?

(The "meme" tag on this entry will take you to the rest of the VG meme, considering that I haven't touched it in months.)

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30 Days of Video Games - Days 8, 9 and 10 )

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30 days of FF Meme - Days 1 and 2 )
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Why am I up? Oh, yeah. Because I'm too sore to sleep. O_o I'll work on the meme a bit more, then.

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Day 5: Game Character I Am Most Like )

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Day 6: Most Annoying Character )

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Day 7: Favorite Game Couple )
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Bad thing about this past weekend: It was Thanksgiving weekend. I mean, we were busy (but not as busy as we have been in past years, which actually concerns me a bit.) And my boyfriend was in another state for most of it to visit his grandma for the first time in years. Good for him, did not make weekend easier for me.
Good things: Good Thanksgiving dinner with my boyfriend's mother's family. Also, he sent a bouquet of flowers to my work in the middle of the day. Awwwww.

Anyway, before I miss another day:

Day 4: Guilty Pleasure )

Read more... )
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I will warn you now, at least some of these are going to be questions to which I will simply have no answer. Either I don't have a strong enough opinion, or I don't remember. Also going to try for two or three answers every time I post because I'm sure I'm going to miss days.

Day 1: First Video Game )

Day 2: Favorite Character )

Day 3: Underrated Game )

Full list )
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I haven't actually finished Mass Effect - I have all of the party members and I've finished the plot-important events in Feros and Noveria. I'm stalling before I go to Virmire, because since I played ME2 first, I know what happens there. So I'm finishing sidequests and helping out my crew before I go there.

So these thoughts are less about plot, so far, and more about gameplay. There are things in each game that I like, and there are things that I wish had been in both games. Overall I like the series; most of these are fairly small things. (I should read the novels at some point... I'd play the cell phone game too, just for the plot, if I had a phone that could actually play games. :p)

Spoilers for both Mass Effect games, especially the second. )
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I've been trying to post this for days. I keep falling asleep at the times when I could use this computer. I think there was more to it, but I can't remember all of it anymore.

I really liked Mass Effect 2. I keep wanting to post a more detailed thing about my impressions of it, but I keep failing. For now, I really enjoyed it and I want to play the first one.

Speaking of playing the second game without playing the first...

ME2, non-imported games, and narrative tropes that I like. Spoilers. )
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I suppose that the fact that the game made me care so much about a character with so little screentime is a good thing. But I really, really need to rant about this one issue.

Spoilers through the end of Chapter 7 )

Okay, that's finally off my chest. Whew.
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[ETA: Um, yes, this is the same entry I posted a while back. I accidentally hit Update Date instead of Post. If you've already read it, it's nothing new.]

So I've been playing FFXIII. It's not actually my copy; my boyfriend's roommate owns it. I'm trying to finish it up fairly quickly. (I did finally finish ME2, with no one left behind, so yay. But... they did end it on a scary note. D: I was sitting there, watching the credits roll, wondering how in the world they were going to follow that, because... damn.

Anyway, back to FFXIII.

On the whole, I like it! There are a few quibbles that I have with it, and it took me a while to get the hang of it (and to grow to like the characters - it took me a few chapters) but I'm enjoying it, and I want to see how this ends. (Currently in the middle of Chapter 10. I could be done with it faster, but I try to wait to play this when my boyfriend's around so that he can watch. And so I can mock him for his 'ships, which I only do 'cuz he's my boyfriend. ;p)

General (spoiler-free) thoughts:

Read more... )

Next post I make about this game will have spoilers. I need to boot up the system and look at the datalog to refresh my memory.
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Normally don't post these here, but at least one person who reads this journal and not my IJ is interested in this game, so yeah.

Mass Effect 2 - Maybe 60% in (but which 60%?) )
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Testing the poll option. Also, I'd really love to participate in some discussion about this, after a conversation on LJ and some further conversation about it with my boyfriend. Things that work for people, things that don't work for people, things people would put into their own games if they were designing their dream game, whatever. :D

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 5


Which of these varieties of relationship/romantic subplots in RPGs do you prefer, if you had to choose?

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Lots of characters as potential options, but less detail put into each subplot.
1 (20.0%)

A few character options, but more detail put into each subplot.
1 (20.0%)

I'll take either, I'm not picky.
3 (60.0%)

I don't like these sorts of subplots, or I don't care.
0 (0.0%)

Other - I will elaborate in a comment.
0 (0.0%)



(By the way - I am still taking more drabble requests, and will get to the currently-posted ones soon. If anyone else wants to play, feel free! Post is open until I reach ten.)

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Jan. 27th, 2010 03:26 pm
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So I might be running a SR4 one-shot in the near future. This is good, because I've missed running that game. I just need to get the one-shot plot written, since I've already decided to go with pre-generated characters for the players (it makes more sense that way; Shadowrun character creation can take a long time, even for people who know what they're doing, and most of the players in this game wouldn't have played it before.) I think that I can do a lot with this plot seed without obviously pushing my players along. It's something I've wanted to try to run since I first ran Shadowrun when I read the details about Las Vegas in 2070, so I'm looking forward to it, whenever it happens.

Turned into a rant. )
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Someone asked me a while ago to write up a spoiler-free impression of various games that I like, and why others might want to play them. I'm not good at reviewing games, but I figured, what the heck, I'd give it a shot. Hopefully I succeeded in the spoiler-free part.

VP:L first, for continuity's sake. )

I'll post something about VP:S later, as I've been putting off other things for far too long.

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