Hi there, how have you all been?

More credit means more games. lol (That and some delayed stuff…)

New Stuff! Got the free version of The Banner Saga (Steam)–which is called Factions–before getting into the real thing; the aforementioned delayed parcel brought Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles (Wii) and Mega Twins (Chiki Chiki Boys, チキチキボーイズ) (Genesis)–my very first Mega Drive game; and downloaded a bunch of stuff from Wii’s Wi-Fi service since it’s meant to be discontinued soon: Puzzle Bobble Plus! and LostWinds (WiiWare), and Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen (Wii Virtual Console), one of my favorite RPGs/Strategy games ever–the original SNES cart runs around the hundreds at eBay nowadays… -.-

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A beauty and a beast. :)

Other than that played a bunch of Shin Megami Tensei IV (3DS) and made some decent progress in Final Fantasy (Wii Virtual Console) and Endless Ocean (Wii). :)

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Done for now. I intend to start LostWinds anytime soon for fearing its vanish from my SD card… :( lol

See ya, take care!

Hi there, how have you all been?

I usually don’t allow myself to play more than one RPG at once but those are so diverse that I’m making an exception this time… :P

1) Pinball Quest (NES). Beaten it this week! A weird cross of pinball and RPG, it’s kinda overly punishing–lacking a password or save system–but it’s still very interesting. Gotta spend more time with other regular tables outside Story Mode to write a proper review. :)

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Even in pinballs bad guys kidnap women… :P

2) Legacy of the Wizard (NES). Bought together with Pinball Quest this is more leaned towards a rogue-like system, with maze-dungeons, the need to return alive to your house in order to keep items found and all that jazz. It has one of the most confusing maps I’ve ever seen but at least here the password system can help me. :P

3) Shin Megami Tensei IV (3DS). This one tears you into pieces about its start but then you surpass that first setback and the game develops as amusingly as any other SMT title–for me at least. :) It’s beautiful and slick and it poses as a quite neat modernization on the series.

4) Final Fantasy (NES, Virtual Console). Playing this for nostalgia sake and for beating for real since I remember reaching the final boss when I was younger and NOT defeating it. -.- Dusted its virtual dust off and have some decent progress last week. :)

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Done for now. That Impressions Journal is finally up, check it out if you’re into Fire Emblem! :)

See ya, take care!

I decided to create this journal because I needed a place to share impressions about games I’m yet to finish and I know I’ll never review…

Here we go, I hope you like it!

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Yes, Fire Emblem: Awakening is everything one could expect from a modern iteration in the traditional TBS series: it’s gorgeous (from the CG cutscenes to the retro sprites), it sounds stainless with every little piece of FX and voice acting shining brightly in both Japanese and English, it’s friendly to newcomers with it’s “Casual” mode without letting “Hardcore” (sic) down, it improves upon the already distinctive relationship system… But what bugs me in this FE is something that’s been feeling like a trend to me: a careless pace.

… specially when it comes from Intelligent Systems, which has mastered this feature in both FE and Advance Wars series. It’s not the case of taking players by hand, of course; it’s more like… progressively unlocking new ways of thinking instead of throwing it all over the table from the start. For instance, it’s just the 5th chapter and I have literally a dozen units to manage and a couple Wyvern Riders after me… Such enemies used to leave a strong impression on players when they finally came to the battlefield but now they’re diluted by their commonness.

Unfortunately that neat balance in the pace issue is becoming a rarer find these days. I felt the same with Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars before, as I’m feeling again with Shin Megami Tensei IV (coincidentally, both 3DS titles). Maybe I should get back to my beloved Ogre Battle series… ;)

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I’ve dropped it for now. Eventually I’ll come back for sure, but I dare to say it’s the last compelling FE I’ve tried to date. We’ll see if it still can become one of my favorites in the end…

See ya!

Hi there, how have you all been?

Achievement!

Yeah, this is a nice one… specially beacuse I would drop dead before quitting 2048 without winning it. lol Outta my way, devilish thing! :D

New Stuff! This week I got a couple nice finds and I’m really satisfied to have them under my umbrella right now. :) Both American NES games–my first US NES CIBs, mind you–and both obscure-yet-interesting ones: Pinball Quest and Legacy of the Wizard! I had played the first one when I was a kid and was blown by the mesh of such diverse genres (pinball and RPG). Playing it now makes me think there’s even more chore in this one than in regular RPGs but I’ll try my luck in it anyway–while loking forward to grab my pack with Odama (Game Cube) in the mean time… ;) Legacy of the Wizard was bought on account of the terrific Nilson Caroll‘s blog. I can’t recommend it enough, go visit him now! ~.~ :)

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Two quite intriguing fantasy games… Õ.ô

Other than that dropped Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS) for now because despite its gorgeusness and all I didn’t find it much compelling–and this is coming from a fan of the series. -.- Started Shin Megami Tensei IV (3DS) instead and Lord, this one shatters you in pieces from the very beginning. lol

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Done for now. Impressions Journal, could I be able to write you this week? lol See ya, take care!

Hi there, how have you all been?

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So, this pupil walked into our classroom and he couldn’t take his eyes outta the smartphone… That usually happens, but he’s pretty much a FPS guy, so I wouldn’t bother in a run-of-the-mill day. :P But not this time. It was a… maths puzzle game, is that right? He told me to try it and I couldn’t drop it ever since. lol 2048 is the game! A hell of a well-polished one-man project which it’s been shamelessly cloned in dozens all the way through the Android Market already…

At least support the guy by playing it in his official site, guys. :)

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It may not seem to be too much, but go try it… Õ.ô

Other than that got Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D (3DS) (mostly for negotiations though) and Jam Sessions (DS), which I intend to use in future recordings and see what it’s capable of. :)

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Done for now, I’m yet to write that Impressions Journal I wanted to. -.- (STILL, I mean lol)

See ya, take care!

Hi there, how have you all been?

Achievements!

Last week I said I was stuck for the first time in Thomas Was Alone (Steam)… Well, actually that was the last level and since I found the nearly-invisible switch I was missing I beated it. :P Plus, Pokémon Rumble (WiiWare) fell too, but it expands its content a great deal, so I don’t think I’ll drop it anytime soon–gotta catch ‘em all, as the saying goes. lol WAIT, THERE’S EVEN MORE: I finally completed de Blob (Wii)! Yayness! :) It’s one of my favourite Wii games–despite the flaws I intend to list in a future review–and now I can move skipping to the sequel. :)

For this three achievements in a row Backloggery says I’m “on fire”. O.O Better remember that, it doesn’t happen that easily. lol

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NOTHING! Yay for me again! (Two weeks in a row, that must be my personal record… lol)

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Done for now, I’m yet to write that Impressions Journal I wanted to. -.-

See ya, take care!

Hi there, how have you all been?

Silly as it may sound Pokémon Rumble is a delight to play. Its simple button mashing scheme has a fair degree of strategy to it (nothing near original titles though) when it comes to choosing creatures–with their moves–, making it good for kids or easy-going runs in general. Also, if cuteness appeals to you in any degree you can’t go wrong with those wind-up versions (yes, they’re toys, not real monsters)… On top of that the “gotta catch ‘em all” feeling is as present here as ever, so it’s a trap really. :P

Other than that played a good deal of Thomas Was Alone @Steam but got stuck for the first time (9.10). Let’s see if I can solve this and move on… And I intend to write an “Impressions Journal” featuring Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS) anytime soon, so stay tuned. :)

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Aint’t she a beauty? lol That critter is just one of the several terrific sprites you can find on Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kun (悪魔城すぺしゃる ぼくドラキュラ君) (Famicom), my lastest collection addition. Check more sprites out and dare to disagree. :)

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NOTHING! Yay for me. lol

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Done for now, can I beat Thomas this week? Time will tell. :P

See ya, take care!