We tried.

March 20, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Posted in Everything Else, Games | 1 Comment
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We really did. And I daresay we were close. Close but no cigar.

Last week I went to California to visit my sister and relax during my March Break but really, when it came down to it, I went so we could play Final Fantasy XIII together. I arrived the day it was released and my sister pre-ordered it so we were all set. But apparently a little over a week (and our sleeping habits) just didn’t cut it. We knew this would be a long game, as it was proclaimed the longest in the Final Fantasy series, and at first we had no expectations of finishing it, but then the end was starting to come into sight, and that was when we began to delude ourselves into thinking we could actually pull this off. We had fairly easily gotten ourselves through the first 10 chapters of the game and with only 3 left, we thought we could do the rest in the last 2 days of my stay. What we didn’t consider was the sheer length of chapter 11 as well as the expected time to be spent there grinding a fair amount. With about five different areas of basically travelling through various expanses, we assumed we could grind a bit at the first place and then skip our way through, still getting most of the treasures. This worked until the fifth area, where we began to get our asses kicked. Quite hard. We were still able to survive battles but at almost double the target time, and that’s when we knew this was not going to work out anymore.

So we gave up and spent the last few hours I was in Cali playing Rock Band. With GLaDOS. (Oh if only this was a triumph…)
But at least we tried?

Now I’m just annoyed that one, we won’t be able to finish the game until the next time I’m in Cali, which is this summer. However, this does give my sister time to level and do the mission sidequests on her own time so we will definitely be able to finish it this summer. And two, we went from thinking “There is no way we can do this” to “OMG we can do this!” and back to “There is no way we can do this”. The fact that we were so close (we think) that we could taste it and then it was snatched away from us is what makes this unaccomplishment that much worse. It’s like those athletes who are milliseconds away from a gold medal. No, we weren’t that close, but it felt like we were.

Sigh.

But I might as well mention some things about the game I liked/disliked now. It makes me feel a little better? (There be spoilers. And since it’s more or less ranting, it will be long)
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BREAK

March 7, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Posted in Everything Else, Games, Music, Videos | Leave a comment
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Aren’t breaks awesome? Spring break has started for me (after a crazy term. I really need a break right now) so I’m off to California next week! My sister just got a PS3 and I’ll be coming just in time for the release of Final Fantasy XIII so you can guess what we’ll be doing for the next week or so. (This may or may not affect my posting something here… we’ll see.)

But before that, I have to pack, and this is one of the songs on constant replay during my packing. I mentioned it in a previous post but it’s so amazing that it deserves its own feature. Here’s Dynamo of Volition by Jason Mraz.

Did you catch the Nintendo reference? lol

I’ll admit I’m trying to memorize this and I’ve got the first half down. Time well wasted? I think so.

Speaking of FFXIII…

Square’s latest move…

July 14, 2008 at 5:41 pm | Posted in Games | 2 Comments
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So yeah, it has been recently announced that Final Fantasy XIII will be released on the Xbox 360! (WHAT!) But wait, it will still be released on the PS3 (phew…). If you didn’t notice yet, I just don’t like Xbox. I don’t like the kind of games that they have, but it seems like everyone is moving to it… I just don’t like Microsoft in the gaming industry. I guess I don’t really have a reason, but that’s just the way it is (I know that’s stupid, but too bad).
Even though FFXII will be released for the PS3 and the 360, it is going to be a major blow to Sony. This was one of their biggest franchises that they had exclusiveness on. I, like many people, had planned to buy a PS3 for this game (and for other Square games), but as the comments I have seen for the video on Youtube, everyone’s saying that they don’t have to buy a PS3 anymore. I will still buy a PS3 because I just don’t like Xbox, but if more Square games are moving, I may have no choice… I guess another reason why I don’t like Xbox/Microsoft is because they’re taking everything. This is what the Microsoft representative (didn’t catch the name) said in that video:

Final Fantasy joins a long list of former Playstation franchises that are finding a new home on Xbox 360. It happened with Madden and Guitar Hero, it’s happening now with Grand Theft Auto and Resident Evil, and it will happen with Final Fantasy.

I don’t like that cocky attitude, even if it comes true. Poor Sony… But somehow, I think Sony will come back even stronger in the long run. I think that although the PS3 isn’t as big right now, it will last longer and stay for at least another generation. At least, I hope…

Random Quote: Meh, you haven’t seen anything until an iBook eats your disk, then shoots it halfway across the room fast enough to decapitate someone. – ???? (I think it was on some forum… I can’t remember… ehe)

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