So just like in 2009 when I set out to beat more games and succeeded, I set out this summer to beat some games.
And then I got a job.
And then I got freelance work.
And all the games I beat happened in the first month.
Offical Summer of Beatsome Games Beaten (2):
Final Fantasy V Advance (GBA)
Offical Summer of Beatsome Games Left Unfinished (1):
Digimon World 2 (PS1)
Additional Games Beaten (1):
Ar tonelico Qoga (PS3)
Additional Games Left Unfinished (1):
Metroid Prime (Wii)
When will the next challenge be? God knows with the lack of time I have now!
Now Playing: Started Sakura Taisen 2 recently. It feels like they spaced out the save points even more in this game, but other than that everyone is improved over the first. I’m extremely happy with the battle improvements, like speed and the battle orders that can raise stats.
Also started Super Metroid, streamed and played for 6 hours today and I think I’m getting into the part where it gets hard. Mah.
I’ll be starting a Suikoden V replay alongside Orpheon’s first time through the game this week. It’s been 4 years since I finished this awesome game, and I’m really looking forward to going back.
Valkyrie Profile DS, HMGB, and Pokemon Nuzlocke are still being played but Yggdra Union has greyed out. Good, since I can drop it off the list soon :V
The usual 33 B.C. update. 15/30 beaten, 1/3 completed:
So summer break didn’t lead to too much on the gaming side…did much more outside and with other things. But I’ve certainly started playing a lot. Let’s look.
Now Playing: My Pokemon FireRed Nuzlocke is still going, slowly. Mainly because I have to draw it out as a comic for the forum…Sakura Taisen slowed down since I’m not in the mood to be married to a guide while playing something.
I’ve picked Harvest Moon GB back up thanks to Lyndis who is also going through it. Of course I had to friggin restart my game when my horse glitched and didn’t grow up. I’m maybe halfway to where I was before, and the horse grew up this time, so here’s hoping for a win.
New games started…Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume is a nice marriage between grid-based SRPG combat and the standard VP battle system. Very intriguing plot so far, and lovely graphics. Yggdra Union is probably Sting’s worst game (unless Riviera WonderSwan was worse but I doubt it) due to the difficulty and RNG. Very tempted to pick up the PSP version and null the GBA copy I have.
Klonoa I just put in for the first time an hour ago, and I’m liking it so far. Something different than an RPG, though the bright colors are making me sick.
AND SOMETHING I FORGOT UNTIL NOW WHOOPS. Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale has an English-language demo out! The Japanese version has been floating around the internet for some time now, but it’s getting an official translation and will be sold sometime in the future. It’s an Atelier-esque game where you run an item shop. Play the demo, and then buy the game.
Gaming News: Ar tonelico
IIIer, Qoga was announced at NISA’s press event as expected. Yeah, look at that name change…qoga means “end” or “demise”, which makes for a rather accurate translation of the Japanese title. Of course there’s already rage that “oh they make it seem like it’s the last game when Gust could still continue the series!” Mah. They also announced Cladun and ZHP for PSP. ZHP is going to keep all the anime references it apparently has.
Related but not really, apparently Phantom Brave is getting ANOTHER port. Lame. Also, Valkyria Chronicles 2 has a release date. I’ve already preordered it >:3
Coming Soon: Everyone’s hyped up for some BlazBlue game next week. Arc Rise Fantasia is coming if you like badly voiced RPGs (isn’t it sad, Wii?).
Other News: I think everyone should watch Battle Athletes Victory because I’m reminded that it is one of the best anime that I’ve seen. Going to end up watching it twice more this year -3-
And below the jump is my update on my thinger this year. Beat two more games so I’m up to 13/30, but still no completes…also took out some from my to beat list
Same as before, new stuff is in italics. Not too much difference, moved up to 11/30 :B: and still at 0/3 :C:, and adding the games on my alphabet marathon.
New stuff is in italics. By the numbers it’s 9/30 :B: and 0/3 :C:. Lack of time and game-related slacking over spring break contributed, plus lack of motivation. I’d rather play shorter games in spurts than spend hours getting nowhere in an RPG.
So, this year I have a goal of beating at least 30 games and completing at least 3. I’ve already beaten 6, so it’s down to 24/3 now. Anyway, THE LIST. * means I don’t own the game yet, but plan to beat it this year anyway: