Incoherent Thoughts

~意識の流れ~

3/23/08 01:24 pm

Still sick. I'm starting to get tired of this. Running a fever for a third day can't be good. .__.

Been playing more Folklore to pass the time. I've now beaten chapter 2 on both Ellen and Keats, and just started Keats chapter 3.

Spoilery )
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3/22/08 09:34 am

Still sick. Stuffed myself full of painkillers so it's tolerable right now, though.

Played Folklore! It's weird though...I thought I played it pretty much the whole day yesterday. But the in-game clock has four or five hours on the counter, and 1+ of those was there to begin with. What the heck? What did I do all day? No, I didn't die or anything, so no game overs to shorten the time on the clock.

The story's turning out rather interesting. If you're not familiar with the game..it's about this girl, Ellen, who gets a letter from her mother who she thought dead. It calls her to this small village called Doolin, where strange things are known to happen. At the same time, a reporter called Keats gets a phone call - there's something about to happen in Doolin. Well...the two make their way to the village. And arrive just in time to witness a woman falling off a cliff. (you can see the opening movie here. It covers the story up 'till that point. That's the Japanese version, but nothing was changed except the name of the village, and the subtitles were changed into English.. Folklore's one of those games where the voice acting was done just in English, like Devil May Cry =D)
The next night, Ellen wakes up to find the local pub inhabited by Folk. You know, non-humans. =D She meets a scarecrow who takes her to the local henge, from where she travels to the Netherworld, in search of her mother. Keats? Follows her. All sorts of things happen. The village has a dark past it seems, and something's wrong with the Netherworld, too...

The story's divided into chapters, and you can go over each chapter from the perspective of both Ellen and Keats. It means a bit of repetition in areas if you play through each chapter with both charas before moving on to the next one. However, you can also just go through one and neglect the other half of the story. The events of both halves of each chapter are not the same, although they're related. Also the Folk that inhabit the Netherworld realms are different for the two, so there's a lot of variety to fighting.

Currently, I've played through Prologue and chapter 1 on both Ellen and Keats, and started on Ellen's chapter 2. Things are slowly getting clearer and I'm honestly quite curious about the village's past. =D The fighting's pretty interesting, too. You gather Folks and fight with them. To make your caught Folk stronger in fights you need to fill specific requirements. Also, not all Folk are easy to damage. Some take careful strategy to even get close, although unfortunately most of the time the strategy is limited to either elemental weaknesses or only a certain Folk being able to damage a Folk of some kind. (in short, it's a perfect game to play when sick and not up to thinking much)
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3/19/08 01:39 pm

I finally remembered I bought Folklore, too. =D So to get everything out of it on one playthrough, I went and bought the rest of the expansion packs for it, cost me almost 10€ in total. Yes, micro transactions are indeed the bane of this new gen.. D: I don't mind having to download the free ones, but those are the ones with not much content. And it feels a bit weird complaining about expansion packs that cost 1,95 for one, but they do add up in time. I dread to think of what'll happen to FF13 and Versus 13.

...after all that downloading (five expansion packs + one free one) I was too lazy to actually boot up the game. And started reading Le Serment des Étoiles, instead. I did finish reading Le Chant de la Tempête yesterday, so...
Well, at least I finally remembered to buy and install the expansion packs. Been meaning to do that for a long time now. Now all that remains is actually playing the damn game.

There's something else that I've been meaning to do for a while now, but I can never remember what it is...

1/28/08 05:55 pm

Got my Folklore today! =D The story so far is interesting enough, and the battles are actually interesting, too. So many Folks to capture...I'm only on chapter one and I can't decide what to use anymore. It's obvious for the Folks that I get picture book entries for, but I'm having trouble deciding on a 'normal use' party. I keep wanting to try out the new ones... and then there's the matter of powering them up. Which can require gathering many Folks of the same kind or defeating some certain kind of Folk with them. And since there are so many to power up...I think I'm gonna be spending quite some time with this game. This is the obsessive completionist talking here.
Not that I mind, at least for now. Ellen can be really rather pretty, and Keats isn't too bad to look at, either. =D
Also bought an additional quest (and downloaded two other random packages that were free, I don't know what one of them did but the other added Christmas costumes) since I conveniently had the money already added to my account after purchasing Go!Sudoku. (..what? I suddenly really wanted to play more sudoku on that thing) I think I might buy more of them soon. They're not too expensive, I think.

...that's pretty much all for today. So tired. Need more sleep. x___X
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