Hey there folks! Today I will be introducing the first installment of my Weekly Ramblings posts. The goal here is that I just sit down for 15 minutes at the end of the week and write down whatever comes to mind. So without further a-do, here we go!
So Microsoft has just (well…sort of) announced that it will no longer be imposing the draconian regulations it had previously meant to use for the upcoming Xbox One console. Namely: You will no longer need to connect to the internet once ever 24 hours in order to play, and you will now be able to trade used games as normal. While I welcome the news I can’t help but be skeptical about Microsoft’s change of heart. Multiple times during E3 that stated that they were standing behind their policies and that anyone who disagreed should, for lack of a better term, stuff off. The only reason they’ve made the change is for business reasons, not because they genuinely believe they were wrong, so I really hope that people don’t forgive Microsoft too easily…I know I haven’t.
Now i’ve got that out of the way I might take some time to fill you folks in on what i’m up to. I watch Anime fairly slowly, but i’m steadily watching my way through Death Note and loving every moment of it. There was a bit of a lull half way through, but things are picking up again!
Persona 3 is my main focus gaming-wise, but to be honest I can only describe it as a bit of a slog. The game itself is fun, but sometimes it feels a bit more like work, and fusing together Personas to create my ultimate partner is tedious at best. Tartarus makes me sad inside, which is all the more reason I have to beat it! I’ve got Corpse Party: Book of Shadows to play, but i’m still trying to get over the change in gameplay from the original game; it’s just not the same. A friend has lent me Pokemon Conquest, so i’m very tentatively starting to get into that. So far it just looks like a very basic tactics game featuring Pokemon and Samurai Warriors (but I suppose that’s pretty cool in itself).
I’m finally starting to get into Rewrite after a fairly average common route. I’m told it only gets better from where i’m up to, but i’m not quite convinced yet. I’ve disagreed with popular opinion about VN quality before, but I don’t want to be the black sheep all the time.
That’s it for this week! I hope it wasn’t too boring. Is there anything you’d like me to discuss next week? Any burning questions you just have to have answered? Let me know!
And just because a weekly quote would do that much more to make me look smart:
“They’re not called miracles because they don’t happen, they’re called miracles because they do happen, even when things seem hopeless” – Kanon (Visual Novel by Key)
1) Why 15 minutes??? xD
2) Now you’re watching Death Note? What’s wrong with you??? 😀
One and a half answers:
1) So I don’t spend too much time on it XD Of course I go over the time limit fine tuning what i’ve written and looking for pictures, but the idea is to quickly transcribe the thoughts i’m having that I want to share or discuss. It’s meant to be something I haven’t put a lot of though into, I suppose. =)
2) I’m not sure whether that’s a “Death Note is terrible, why are you watching it?!” or a “Why have you waited this long to watch it?!”, but i’m going to go with the latter because i’ve liked it so far. I’m relatively new to anime and the anime community as a whole. I think the first anime I watched was was .Hack//SIGN a few years back, and i’ve just been gradually working through whatever I could get my hands on since. Because I just watch whatever I have available to me, it’s just coincidence that Death Note hasn’t come up till now 😉
I’m not much of a gamer myself (we never had so much as a Game Boy in our house growing up), but it’s fun to hear about gaming news. It seems that anime and games are two hobbies that often get paired, so I get to watch excitement unfold via Twitter and posts like this when a big game is released or companies adjust their gaming systems.
I need to finish re-watching Death Note. I loved it the first time around, but when I started to re-watch last year, I got hung up about halfway through. I should make that next on my mental “to re-watch list.” From what I remember, it’s an excellent anime, one that really does deserve the incredible popularity it’s gotten.
I’ve been into games since I was 4 years old XD It’s just something that’s a part of who I am. Anime is newer to me, having only started watching a few years back (and very slowly watching, at that). Newer still are visual novels, which I only discovered last year. As well as all of those things, I love the culture surrounding them, which is part of why this blog was born 😉
Death Note is awesome, but definitely has lulls in the action. Still, it rates very high on my top anime list so far. I hear the ending isn’t too flash, though >.<
If it is your first play through on P3, you really don’t need to worry about trying to fuse the ultimate on from the Social links. By the end of the game, you shouldn’t have any problem crushing the final boss. I played the first Corpse Party, but heard Book of Shadows wasn’t as good. Might pick it up later.
I’m not fussing too much over it, it’s just that repeatedly checking fusions to try and get the skill combination I want can take forever >.<
I played a bit more of Book of Shadows last night, and revised my opinion a little. The gameplay is not as good, this much is true, but it tells alternate stories of what happens in the first game which are pretty interesting (and you can actually skip the text! Hallelujah!). So if you liked the first one then the second is worth playing.
Don’t think you can even get ultimate persona on the first playthrough? My P3 playthrough was extremely incomplete so not sure, but in P4, it does take me two playthrough to get the ultimate persona and beating the optional boss.
The ultimate partner line wasn’t meant literally XD I just mean that fusing things with the skills you want can take a ridiculous amount of time. I don’t think i’ll be doing a second playthrough any time soon either…I must be approaching 80 hours played 0_0
You can, but don’t really need it. Looking back at my P3Fees save I finished the game at lvl 79 and the only ultimate I see was Metatron (Aeon SLink). The rest of them require you be like 80+ which is way overkill for one play-through. Although, both P3 and P4 have faq guides that claim you can max out SLinks in one game. I never tried their schedule and really don’t recommended it.