Got a PS Vita!

I finally picked up a PS Vita along with a few games; Mortal Kombat, Rayman Origins and Everybody’s Golf a couple of weeks ago on good old eBay. All of ’em I found to be a bit boring in all honesty. Everybody’s Golf was pretty fun but not fun enough to keep hold of while it had some selling power. I recouped about £20-odd quid making my 3G Vita and it’s 8GB memory about £100. Continue reading

Now Playing: Skyrim; First Impressions, PS3 Lag

So I finally got Skyrim (on the PS3) and what a wonderful game it is. I got it as a gift but probably would’ve had second thoughts if I was buying it for myself. I hate to start my first impressions on a bad note but I might as well get it out of the way.

This is mainly due to a few major issues with the game on the PS3 players across the internet are reporting. From my experience of playing the game for roughly over 15 hours, I’ll comment on the following:

Standard TV compatibility. As Bethesda designed Skyrim for a HD TV, the screen on a SD TV is not big enough to fit the entire game screen so the left and right side of the main frame is cut off by a few centimetres. Also the use of narrow text (inevitable as this game uses the variable width format) makes reading the text on the screen very difficult to read in some cases. Continue reading

Dragon Quest IX – Completed

So after many weeks of waiting for the final few downloadable WiFi sidequests, I finally managed to complete Dragon Quest IX. Quest #184 being the last quest that the game had to offer. After clearing the simple task involving an item I had in my inventory for ages it seemed, I was rewarded with a touching ‘thank you’ message from Yuji Hori and his Dragon Quest team.

Indeed, after pouring hours upon hours in this game (mainly due to the legacy bosses which are crazy hard)  I felt I had reached the end-point. The need to fight the same boss over and over again left me as did just about anything else. I had completed what I felt was the main core of the game, the monster list, wardrobe, item list and the alchemy items. When you’ve played a game for more than any Pokémon game, you get sort of attached to it. In fact, by this time I knew where everything was from memory except for a few respawn areas for alchemy ingredients. Continue reading

Now Playing: Dragon Quest VI, Marvel vs Capcom 3, Burnout Paradise Etc

So I started and finished Dragon Quest VI (DS) in the space of a couple of a weeks to replace Dragon Quest IX which I’m just playing on the off when new quests become available on WiFi along with picking up any DQVC (the game’s online shop) items. Just got 100% in my items collection and alchemy list and I’m working through the legacy bosses, first two down so far.

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Now Playing: Dragon Quest IX, Super Scribblenauts and Others

I haven’t really been updated this blog as much as I ought to (thanks largely to Team Fortress 2) but that’s slowing down quite a bit so I’ll probably be updating this more.

I’ve played several games over the last few months, most of them DS games including the likes of Radiant Historia, Ghost Trick and 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors. I have thought of writing some reviews but it’d be unjust to do so when I can vaguely remember my experiences well enough to write more than a few sentences. Instead, I’ll just mention that Radiant Historia is an excellent RPG with a great story and some strong character development. It also has a truck load of endings and you can’t help but compare it to the brilliant Chrono Trigger. I actually enjoyed this game more than the Chrono Trigger remake on the DS. If you’re into grid-based battles and a lengthy RPG, give it a shot. The other games are worth a mention but maybe I’ll replay them and write a separate article or something.

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Now Playing: Team Fortress 2 – Hat Edition

A blog post is long overdue but title is pretty much all I’ve been doing. I’ve played a few other games like 999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons and 9 Doors but mainly I’ve been trying to get at least two hats for all classes in Hat Fortress 2 and I’ve done that. I also used the free key Valve gave out for the festive season but got a normal weapon while my brother got an unusual (life’s not always fair). So now I can look forward to playing Golden Sun: Dark Dawn properly.

I did make a start on the game but so far I’m just playing it bit by bit. I’m at the Tanglewoods and just about to rescue someone (can’t give any names can I?). That’s my plan for the evening. The 999 game was awesome though, played through it more than once to get to the true ending. Other than that, not much really to say on video games, haha. I’ll post again when I something of more value to add.