zippdementia

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It's 1:08 AM and I'm not gaming
February 01, 2009

Probably because I have to work the lunch shift tomorrow, serving crying babies and old grandparents their coffee and spaghetti *ugh

Anyways, I'm trying to finish up Odin's Sphere. I'm almost there (for the second time). I just have to go back and do some strategic leveling before the Armagedeon (sp?). I would've used my old save and just replayed the game with the higher stats (thus leveling in the process) but that was on the PS2 and I haven't plugged that in since getting my PS3.

Don't know why. I think I'm slowly trying to replay my entire collection of PS2 games and it gives me a reason to do so.

Of course, I've still got some NEW PS2 games to finish after Odin's Sphere.

For one, I'm playing through Persona 4. It's proving to be quite excellent.

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Fan Fiction going strong
January 29, 2009

Part XI of my Chrono Trigger fan fiction (a dark version of events after the game concludes) is up:

Chrono Break: Part XI

We've officially entered the difficult "wasteland of Act II," as it is usually called in the industry. I'm trying my best to keep things interesting and moving through the unavoidable build up to the climax. I'm happy with the result so far.

How about you?


This is sure to raise some hell, but...
January 26, 2009

... I don't understand why anyone would want to play video games on a computer.

Sure, there's some great games. Classics like Dungeon Keeper, Deus Ex, Baldur's Gate, Fallout... the list goes on and on AND ON.

But I can't play any of them. Why? Because computers ARE FUCKED.

Playing on a computer means I have to deal with near constant crashes. If I fix one game to work, then another doesn't work. If I download a patch, it fixes one thing and causes another problem elsewhere.

So I suppose I could understand the urge the play computer games... if they were actually playable. If my computer didn't need to be upgraded every couple of months.

I'll stick with console ANY DAY. Power on... game in... game on.

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Lord of the Rings Conquest
January 23, 2009

I've been playing the demo ALL DAY intermittently. I'm a little disappointed in myself, because I thought Battlefront was a terrible game, and this really isn't much different... and yet... it's really addictive.

I'm debating whether to get the full game just for the multiplayer aspect. But no, I'm really still saving up for that PSP, and work isn't giving me a lot of tips lately...

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Persona 4- First Impressions
January 19, 2009

Well, I went and picked up Persona 4, yes indeed.

Had kind've a funny experience where due to power failures, I had to play the opening two days three times. This didn't really help my opinion of the pacing.

But seriously, it seems like an incredible game. I'm a little perturbed that I'm on day three, nearly an hour and a half into the game, and HAVEN'T ACTUALLY PLAYED YET but the story is MUCH BETTER than Persona 3, or hell, ANY of the Personas. Excellent mixture of Noir and Mystery and Horror, and I LOVE THE FUCKING CHARACTERS SOOO MUCH.

The script is really solid, too.

All around, I think this was a wisely designed game. Well, at least for now... I haven't played any game yet...

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What game should I get?
January 17, 2009

I'm looking to get a PSP by the end of the month with FF Tactics. What surprised me was to discover I have enough money left over for another game!

Now, I just bought Castlevania... something or other... the one that's the backstory to the whole thing for the PS2.

But I'm debating what else to get. Persona 4 is high on the list. I wouldn't mind fleshing out my DS collection though, and I know The World Ends With You is supposed to be sweet, as is Theresia. Then, too, there's a small backlog of PS3 games I haven't played yet, like Call of Duty 4. Or should I even invest in ANOTHER PSP game, such as Metal Gear Acid or Crysis Core?

Any suggestions, anyone?

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A Zipp rule!
January 15, 2009

You know how every once in a while you'll discover a rule that you follow, but weren't aware that you followed?

For instance, today I was discussing my reviews with someone and he mentioned that I rarely go into plot details or attacks.

I thought about this hard, because plot is very important to me. Why don't I go into plot? Have I been wrong all this time?

Then I realized I've been following these two rules:

AVOID DISCUSSING PLOT AT LENGTH BECAUSE:

1) gives stuff away that it's better for gamers to experience on their own
2) takes up valuable word space discussing things that are, ultimately, a matter of opinion

I think the exceptions would be when the plot was EXCEPTIONALLY good (Longest Journey) or bad (FFXII, for me at least... but there's that whole opinion).

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