Incoherent Thoughts


3/19/10 10:11 pm

Final Fantasy XIII. After playing it all this week, I've now reached the fabled chapter 11 when everything's supposed to get better, or something like that.

Thoughts on the first 10 chapters )

Now, back to playing. Gonna see if I can make a dent into chapter 11 today yet.

4/16/09 03:06 pm

FF13 demo, FFa13 trailer, and the FFv13 trailer from last year? Geesh, yesterday was busy for some people.
..for me too. Woke up a bit late, I'd promised to Kitty I'd be up by noon since her RSE week started then. Ended up oversleeping by a bit due to this strangest dream, and then we started playing. And playing. And playing. Aside from a few pauses, the longest an hour long, we kept playing until around 1 AM. At no point did I /shutdown, just idled. Man, really gotta try to play less. @__@ Although I had an excuse yesterday, the RSE-hunting took unexpectedly long (we got one piece of Kitty's RSE in the time it took us to get two and a half for me), and leveling our subjobs (BLM) was getting kinda urgent so we did that too... Well, at least we made some progress. One more level on RDM (I think? Must've leveled at least once since we spent so long down in Shakhrami this time, even though the mobs were getting a bit weak for us) and four levels on BLM, that's really some progress there for someone who only does duos instead of partying. (and by the way? Manaburns are godly on the exp, even with just two people)
In a couple more days we gotta go to Shakhrami again to get my last piece of RSE...then we'll be finally done with that place, and good riddance. sidetracked. FF13 demo? Looked pretty good. I haven't had the time to read reactions much, although I can totally see the kind of people who complained about FF12 battle system complaining about FF13 too. And completely ignoring that it's the same fucking system presented a tiny bit differently, once again.
Agito keeps looking interesting. I still think I'll get the Japanese version, unless it's launched at about the same time everywhere. Considering that it's SE..probably no such luck.

FF11 screenies, late December: Christmas event and Jeuno ) many screenies was that? I guess they're enough for now. I still didn't get away from December's screenies though. The very last week of it left.

8/16/08 03:31 pm

After several days of having nothing to mention, I can finally at least say that I finished reading 僕らの世界上. While reading the author's notes at the end (..yes. Japanese books have author's notes...) I was somewhat surprised to see that they'd let the author look around the development/scenario notes. Well, this is a novelization version of a game after all, but.. =D Now I'm just wondering which parts of the books are based on background info that never made it into the game. Aleria's sister Merches? Merches being Teteo's mother? (forgive me, forgot Teteo's English name. Kolka's daughter) Hmm... those, at least, sound plausible enough.
Started on the second part already, can't wait for Gnash to show up. He was always my favorite chara in the game, and not just because he's a selkie.

The first scans/photos of the new Famitsu have hit the web. The new info (or pictures. 'Cause you can't actually read the text on all but one of those) on Fabula Nova Crystallis games seems...interesting. Well, I always say that, but it's true. xD Plus it's really great finally seeing some other scenes from the games than just the ones we've been staring at the past two years.
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7/16/08 09:38 am

Finally you're down you stupid little fucker. >D After a total of 10 days of trying, I took down Cactuar from the Desert City of Clavis. My adventurer morale is almost gone and my citizen morale unacceptable by my standards, but I finally did it! I can build the third weapon shop and my adventurers can buy axes! =D
...well, when I've funded axes up to level 50-ish, and they'll finally start buying them. You see, I'm making a list of all the items available in this game (..I know there's probably easier ways to get that info than finding it out yourself, but I don't care >.>), which means I can only fund a single kind of research by one level per day. Otherwise, I won't see what weapons/armor that type of research has on that level. So to get the axes they have for sale up to usable levels, it'll take 10 more days...providing they won't need research materials before level 50. *sigh* Well, getting there. (the two weapon shops and two armor shops I have already boast up to level 70-85 equips, even though even my highest level adventurer can only use up to level 65-ish equips..I'm obsessed with research. The ability research lines are all level 100 unless they need lv 70/80 research materials)

I thought I wouldn't comment on the FF13 thing, but...
What bothers me isn't that it'll be multi-platform. What bothers me immensely is that it looks like they'll delay US&Europe release until they're ready to release the Xbox360 version. And they won't even start porting the game until the PS3 version is ready and launched in Japan. What the fuck is up with that?! How much did MS pay SE that they'd make such a decision? I know already that SE's a money-grubbing bitch (thus multi-plat isn't really a surprise) but this is beyond their usual behavior. >.<

CDJapan hasn't yet sent me my copy (they do send out a notification email when they send stuff, right?). Boo. D: And my books of the month still haven't arrived (they were sent on the 4th). Double-boo. D:

I think I've found a new favorite word. Infotainment. I'm sure I've heard it before, but happened to pay attention this time. It sounds fun. Just my type of entertainment. xD

1/23/08 09:50 pm

The new FFXIII and FFVXIII tidbits are interesting. Especially the guy with eyes the same color as the Versus main chara's. Who is he..? And I could speculate endlessly on the ファルシ and ルシ tidbits, but let's leave that out of this entry.

Found the first two parts of the 果てなき空の向こうに [Hatenaki Sora no Mukou ni] manga. You know, the Crystal Chronicles one, published by SE. =D Used manga are mercifully cheap, so I ordered them. Awaiting confirmation of stock now, hopefully no one got it into their head to buy them while I was trying to decide...
Come to think of it, I could continue playing FFCC. We've nearly beaten it with my sister in multi-player mode, and I'm on...second or third year, in my single-player save. Despite the reputation that game has, I would definitely recommend it if you haven't tried it out. Some of the most fun times I've had playing a Final Fantasy game.

Trying to decide what to add next to waff. Did all sorts of random little things last night, although mostly just cleaning up existing pages and adding pictures to them. The waff resource (in its original form) wasn't meant to include pictures, so there's pretty few of them around even now...I just haven't gotten around to adding them. Come to think of it, I haven't even brought all the info online from the first incarnation of it. Oops.

1/17/08 05:49 pm

It amuses me how people can adamantly claim how the FF13 Siren is actually Shiva. Just because she is blue-ish doesn't mean she's Shiva. Have they never seen the Shiva screenshots before? Or the trailers? If nothing else, listen to the people who can read the damn text, it clearly says she's Siren.
Carbuncle's design is certainly...interesting. Interesting in the way to be potentially causing nightmares. Not cute at all. o.o

Rainbow Pudding is rather hard to track down, in FF4 DS. Why do Flans have to be so rare? In every area I can access, anyway. I wanted to bring Puddingway one to finish that quest, but.. will he show up anywhere else before I bring him one? And what if he does show up somewhere else, how can I give him the damn pudding then? Ugh, complicated.
I played a bit, obviously. Haven't done that in a while. Tracked down one monster I was missing from the bestiary and went to the Underworld. Haven't done anything there yet other than fight a couple monsters outside Dwarf Castle, since I forgot that in the cutscene a bit later Cid leaves, and I need to take his equips so I don't have to re-buy all that stuff he's carrying. =D; It sure is convenient that you don't have to make trips to the Big Chocobo in this game..I've always hated that limitation in the games it shows up in.
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12/15/07 02:37 pm

Thought I'd found a good fanfic earlier, but it's not a good sign when you start skipping sections wondering when something will actually happen. Finally gave up on the seventh chapter, having spent 10+ hours on reading it. Yes, it was a long one. The worst thing is that nothing happened in those seven chapters I read. You keep waiting and waiting and waiting for it to come to a point, but...nothing. And now I'm so sick of the whole HP fandom again that I don't want to try searching for another one worth reading for more than a couple words. *sigh*
Ended up watching Dead Fantasy I again, even. That and Haloid are still pretty much the only fanvids I've found worth watching. Feel free to try and prove me wrong, though.

The Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Versus XIII trailers from CLOUD are available now, if you didn't know yet. The FFXIII one finally shows us Cocoon...and I gotta admit, the rest of the scenes aren't too bad either. Great to finally see it in motion, not just in pictures. know, even if it isn't the latest trailer that has been available in the closed mega theaters.
FFvXIII? Awesome. Pure awesome. And I know it's been mentioned before, but...blood! There's blood in a Final Fantasy! o.o; Even having heard it before, it's still a shock to see.

I still have no idea which I'm more eager to see - FFXIII or Versus XIII.
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