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Title: Just a couple more days..
Posted: March 24, 2008 (09:44 AM)
And I should have my computer back. Thank god. I managed to get the laptop from work to connect for 15 minutes Saturday afternoon, 3 minutes Saturday night, and not at all Sunday. It's really driving me mad; I have so much I want (and need) to do online now, plus since most of my good friends are an ocean away, the computer is key for communication.

Essentially, I'm waiting on my DVD burner, which I THINK will be here today (if not, it'll be here tomorrow), then I just have to reinstall a few things and voila, I will be back up and running!

It basically depends on when the burner gets here, and when our computers at WORK are repaired. Apparently the server crashed sometime over the weekend (surprisingly, they got the Internet running at least) and obviously my personal request can't come before a work request.

So the weekend consisted of Puzzle Quest on the DS, VC purchases and lots of movies.

We watched a couple of older movies, Spaceballs for one, but then we watched I Am Legend. (Shut up, Mart.)

It wasn't as horrible as I'd heard it would be, but it was a lot slower than I thought. I guess I expected a bit more from the "action" angle of it.

Puzzle Quest for the DS had me hooked, though I was slightly disappointed by the graphical downgrade. I mean, I KNEW it wouldn't have perfectly sharp character portraits, and it wouldn't be as pretty overall, but the DS is certainly capable of having the stones look like "jewels" instead of making them look flat with little detail.

The other issue is the green and the yellow are closer together color wise than the PC & PSP versions, so sometimes I have trouble telling which one it is on a quick glance.

Finally, the hit detection is off sometimes, or it'll deselect a gem I'd already selected with a light tap of the stylus, but selecting the correct one sometimes requires a harder, repetitive tap.

Other than that, the first time a companion's bonus triggered I nearly wept with joy.. well, okay, slight exaggeration, but it was a lovely improvement. The gameplay is just as addicting, and in general I'm very glad I got this version.

I'm already back to level 11 and I'm currently doing my quest for knighthood. And since I'm slightly more experienced now, beating the Young Knight and Thief (the tutorial battle and your first "real" opponent) was a snap.

I'm following the exact path I did in the PSP version, though I'm raising my stats a little differently, and we'll see if this works any better.

Anyway, I really need to get back to work here, I just wanted to check in with an update. Be back later!

Edited before anyone asks. VC purchases;

SMB2 (ahh, for the days when Mario didn't sound like a girl)
Breath of Fire II (one of my favorites, and I thought the GBA version was watered down)
Dragon Spirit
Eternal Champions
Neutopia (saw a friend of mine playing this and it looked interesting)
Pokemon Snap (recommended by a friend as a simple, casual game)
Kid Icarus
Lords of Thunder (a surprisingly fun shooter)

EC & Dragon Spirit were the hubby's choices and we both agreed on Lords of Thunder.
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Felix_ArabiaUser: Felix_Arabia
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Posted: March 24, 2008 (10:47 AM)
There's nothing surprising about Lords of Thunder at it.
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siara79User: siara79
Title: Ah... but you see..
Posted: March 24, 2008 (12:19 PM)
I've never played it before. Didn't really know anything about it. But I'm really enjoying it. :)
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Felix_ArabiaUser: Felix_Arabia
Title:
Posted: March 24, 2008 (12:51 PM)
I certainly can't say that I'm surprised that you like it. Check out Gate of Thunder if you haven't. It's even better.
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siara79User: siara79
Title: Hmm..
Posted: March 27, 2008 (09:39 AM)
Is that one out on the VC yet? I'm limited - I have a couple of physical retro systems but not many, and right now emulation is out of the question until my computer is fixed.
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