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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

February 9th, 2013 by Tara

Categories: 3DS

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

I finally got a 3DS XL (a pink one, haha!), and the first thing I decided to play on it is Theatrhythm Final Fantasy. This game is brilliant. It is like Final Fantasy meets Elite Beat Agents. It’s addicting, and I am enjoying the fact that I can play a rhythm game with FF music with some elements of RPG added to it.

Sorry, Tales of the Abyss, but I’ll be too busy with this game for a while!

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Tara

Persona 4 Golden

January 28th, 2013 by Tara

Categories: PS2, Vita

Persona 4 Golden

This game is so, so, so addicting. I love how the RPG elements are combined with a dating/interaction simulator. Really, I thought Persona 3 Portable was fantastic, so I wasn’t expecting this one to be just as good despite all the rave reviews . . . well, I am wrong!

Funny. I have both Persona 3 and Persona 4 for the original PlayStation 2, but I never got around to them. Instead, I played their ports instead!

Anybody else tried this game?

Tara

Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward Aftermath

January 16th, 2013 by Tara

Categories: 3DS, Vita

Eight days and 25 hours of gaming later, I’ve beaten a game that has completely left my mind in a chaotic mess from all the unexpected plot twists and information overload (in a good way) about quantum physics and time travelling/alternate history concepts. Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward has managed to surprise me in so many ways that I am left wondering why I had doubted this game in the first place. Really, when I first heard that there was a sequel to 999, my reaction came off very lukewarm. Part of it is because I originally heard that the game was a “spiritual sequel” to 999. The last “spiritual sequel” I played was Ghost Tricks, which turned out to be a disappointment, so I approached VLR with wariness in the beginning. However, once raving reviews came out on the interwebs, I became very interested and found myself anticipating the game.

Like I said, the plot twists have completely left me in an awed state. I love what the creators did and how they made it connect to 999. It is much longer than 999 and infinitely more complicated — in fact VLR is an even bigger cliffhanger than 999, and now I am wondering what’s going to happen in the third game of the series that is currently in development.

Honestly, VLR is good. The puzzles are more challenging, and there is a lot more happening in the game, but I find myself preferring 999 more. I think that’s because I enjoyed the Titanic references and the characterisations were better in the first game. The characters in the second game were portrayed well, but something seemed missing from the second game. Also, Junpei felt like a much more rounded character and protagonist than Sigma. That’s just me, though.

If you enjoyed 999, VLR is recommended. Both games are suspenseful and will leave you constantly wondering what’s going on with the plot and the characters.

Tara

Donno vs. Dunno

January 10th, 2013 by Tara

Categories: Miscellaneous, PSP, Vita

In most of December, I’ve been engrossed in Hakuouki for the PSP, a game localised by Aksys.

Right now I am playing Zero Escape for the PS Vita, a game localised by Aksys.

Someone on Aksys’ localisation team is using “donno” for “dunno” — like “I donno” versus “I dunno” — in both games.

. . . It’s a very, VERY minor thing, honestly, but it’s still getting to me since I am used to seeing “dunno” as opposed to “donno”. You’d think after a month, I’d be used to it, but that’s not the case. I still get distracted by the “O” whenever I see “donno”.

On a related issue, Zero Escape is asdfjkl;asdfjkl;!!! I’ll post a more coherent review/reaction when I beat the game!

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Tara

Vita Me Away!

December 29th, 2012 by Tara

Categories: Merchandise, Vita

I got my new Vita, with the a protective case, screen protector sticker (and one for the back, too), and a carrying case!

Now I will wait for Persona 4: Golden and Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward!

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