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I'm feeling quite good lately with my game spendings.
In January I finished 2 important games to me for the PS Vita.
One I have already talked about which was Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward, which I am still obsessing about. But another one which I didn't expect the finish at the end of the month was Persona 4: Golden.
I fell absolutely head over heels for Persona 4 it was just such a great experience. The ending just = mind explosion. It really did just suck me in. I got 7 social links maxed out but was unable to max out Marie's because I didn't know how to take our to the outside world Didn't find out until the hospital scene. Feel so silly, so I'm going to go back to it with the new game plus and start again soon. I really want to experience the new dungeon
So those were the 2 games I finished in Jan, shame because I bought 5 games to go into the Shame Pile List too and these include:
Atelier Iris 3
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time
And some Final Fantasy stuff - but mainly Chocobo Racing
Kefka also thought it'd be a nice touch to stick her head through the hole for the Tactics game - she wouldn't leave it be.
There was also one more thing that I picked up but chose not to put it in my Shame list because I won't be playing them for a very long time and that was
I picked up a SNES which also came with Final Fantasy Mystic Quest - the same seller had Final Fantasy II up for sale and he took $30 off the price for me and I bought that too, I was so excited that I also purchased Super Mario All Stars and Super Mario World which were dirt cheap (all boxed too). I use to have a SNES when I was 4 and I still have it today, only problem is we bought it in London so when we brought it back to Australia none of the sound worked. My sister would play for hours (we have an 8 year difference between us) and I would watch and try to join in. But now to have a SNES that works and has sound it's just great.
So the month of Feb has begun and so far I've only bought 1 game which I've had on preorder for months.
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch I've been looking forward to for quite sometime. Everyone that knows me, knows I am an avivid JRPG lover so of course this was a day one purchase. It got delayed till 31st of Jan which I was unable to pick up due to working back but then on the 1st of Feb, my partner surprised me with the game and guide book in hand despite not paying off the guide book on my preorder he did that for me.
I've yet to play it though because my PS3 is at his place but next week I shall start straight away.
I've finished 2 games this month so far (first week which is doing good)
Braid was one of them. I got Braid back in April of 2011, so it's been nearly 2 years now since I got the game and only 2 nights ago I finished it. I got stuck and gave up, and I just never really went back to it which was a shame because the ending was truly one of the best I've ever experienced in a game - it was extremely clever. So that's great that this is now done and dusted.
I also dusted off Luminies on the PS Vita. Didn't really get into this game as much as I thought I would which is a shame but at least it's gone. If I feel like playing something like it again atleast I know I have it.
I started 3 new games so far and one is a bit of a hit and miss while the other 2 I am really enjoying.
So I got Gravity Rush for Christmas along with my PS Vita and I really wanted it after hearing so many good things about it. After playing Zero Escape and Persona 4 I thought I would continue the bandwagon of great games and try Gravity Rush only to feel rather disappointed with it. I just can't get into it which is a shame because the game is quite beautiful.
I'm hoping the game picks up it's pace soon but lately I've been feeling I have to force myself to play it rather then wanting to get my hands on my PS Vita to play it non stop.
On Wednesday after defeating Braid I went through some other of my Arcade games (because I was too lazy to search for a retail game I had) and I remember I bought this during the 12 days of Christmas sale. I read some pretty **** reviews on Gamespot and IGN about this game but after I watched some gameplay trailers I thought it looked quite cool and a good idea so I decided to purchase it. After playing the first level and defeating the first boss I was instantly hooked to the game and managed to get through another level and boss last night. It's quirky, charming and can be quite gross - can't wait to play some more.
The last game I decided to whack into my console yesterday was Asura's Wrath after hearing some people's impression of the game. I went to a preview night where Street Fighter vs Tekken, Resident Evil Racoon City and Asura's Wrath was playing the demos. The demo did not give Asura's Wrath justice, although it has a bunch of QTE's the games charm is through it's story. I'm only up to Episode 2 and the story has already exploded into something so amazing and tragic. I am disappointed that there's a lot of DLC out for it and it's for additional story content - wish they just added that into the game instead.
But other then that I haven't really been doing much else, I hope to get Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit done and dusted by the end of the month because I know the beginning of March I will be purchasing Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 because I absolutely adored the second one, Tomb Raider and Atelier Ayesha - so if I can atleast get 2 - 3 games down I will feel accomplished
Oh yeah I've been working on a YouTube video as well (finally!) My top 15 games of 2012. Hoping to get that started soon as I've finished the script. I played quite a bit last year and there was some real hidden gems tucked away there.
This morning at around 5:40am I finally got my first ever Playstation Platinum trophey! I am so excited about it because I got it from one of my all time favourite game
Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward
The twist at the end really got me, I couldn't believe it and then the ending has really left me wanting the 3rd game to come out.
At first I'll admit I was so sceptical that this game wasn't going to be as good as 999 but getting the other character's endings and the flow chart just made it so much more enjoyable for me and I got hooked.
I finished Zero Escape with a total play time of 41 hours, and it is a very easy Platinum if you do everything correctly.
Since Zero Escape has now been done and dusted I've decided to start playing some Persona 4: Golden
I never was able to finish the PS2 version of the game which was such a shame, but since it's on a hand-held I might finally be able to get this done and dusted. I loved Persona 3, It was incredibly enjoyable and I find working on the social links a lot more fun then the actual dungeon section of the game.
One of my good friends who I work with is leaving next week, it will be incredibly lonely around here without her because she's the only one close to my age, but I've decided I'd occupy my lunch with going back to the gym on Tuesday and Thursday and Monday, Wednesday I'll play my PS Vita or 3DS. Friday I would make my pub day, where I can just go across the street for a Pub meal if I wanted too. It's upsetting to see her go however.
On the GS AU Forums there's a Shame Pile 2013 challenge available. I tried to do the Unfinished Games 2012 challenge last year and failed miserably but I feel a little bit more confindent this year then I did last. 2013 I've really put a limit on how much I spend and started trying to save up for something big, either a car or maybe to move out.
This year I went through my list and I had over 300+ games unfinished. It was so upsetting to see all these games and majority of them have either not been touched or touched and then left there.
So this year I have started with 275 games, and my goal is to try to atleast finish 30 and a new rule for myself, in order to buy one game I must finish one. The exceptions are with my preorders since the majority of my preorders are actual collector's editions of the games such as a new release this year:
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch - Wizard Edition
This game has the visuals from Studio Ghibli whom have made 2 of my favourite Anime movies, Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away so I am very excited for this!
Currently I am working on Persona 4 Golden as I have already mentioned
Pokemon Black Version - With the announcement of Pokemon X and Y I am even more tempted to finish the original Black version before the new gen comes out, I had finished the 8th Gym Leader but I decided to start a new game to get Tepig in my Black Version 2 game which I have already finished and still play as of today - I mainly do my Join Avenue, I don't know but I find it so addictive!
And my partner and I are currently working 100%ing Final Fantasy XIII and getting all achievements
I'll admit I don't like this game as much as I liked Final Fantasy XIII-2 but since the announcement of Lightning Returns and I have 100% Final Fantasy XIII-2 so I thought it would be a good opportunity to do Final Fantasy XIII before the release of Lightning Returns which I think is coming out December 2013.
When my partner and I get sick of Final Fantasy XIII we picked up Borderlands 2 again which we are currently working on the Mr Torgue campaign
We bought a 60 inch LG (I think it's 60 it's more then 55 though) 200GHZ 3D Smart TV for when we finally decide to move out and it is currently hooked up at my partner's house, unfortuantely since he gets weird headaches we are unable to play Borderlands for a long period of time. Also my TV started **** itself with Borderlands for some reason When I started playing and it got really hectic my TV would freeze and then it was so hard to even just turn it off, when I went back to Final Fantasy it worked fine though. It wasn't the Xbox though because my headset was working and I could still hear EVERYTHING. Plus I only recently bought myself a new Xbox 360 White Slim 320GB which was rather cheap.
I want to Finish this DLC though because Hammerlock's DLC comes out soon too!!
Well hopefully this will be done soon So that is my gaming updates, hope this year will be different gaming wise then 2012
Reading back on my old problems has put a little smile on my face. I dealt with such serious problems at such a young age and still can't believe all of that was happening my way. But that is all gone and dusted!
Hello, the name is Gabriela but I am also known as Ragnarok (Rag) I got engaged to my amazing Fiance on my birthday this year when I turned 20 (June the 8th 2012) and we plan for a bit of a long engagement before we actually set a date. My bastard of an ex is finally out of my life for good and I seriously have never been happier.
So the brief run down on how we met was I use to date his Best Friend, found out he was a douche which ended it all and from there Shane and I really hit it off. The one thing that really got us close together was Final Fantasy, the first time I met him he heard my alarm tone which was Zanarkand from Final Fantasy X, which was also his favourite Final Fantasy game and thats when he found out I wasnt just some girl gamer trying to follow the crowd. We started playing Final Fantasy XIII-2 together and became closer from that, to eventually admitting our feelings to finally dating.
We got engaged and poof! Everything has been perfect since. I left EB Games in May and started pursuing my career in Office Administration starting off with working at LJ Hooker Corporate Head Office which is where I am currently at, so my life has been a little busier than normal.
One of the greatest things is I finally have met someone who is very much like myself, and we have so much in common greatest is we love the same video games. So although this is a small update of how the life is going despite all the crap that was going on beforehand, Im doing a small gaming update too.
My Game pile grows every month and only very slowly starts to go down so I am going to try and set a gaming goal. I use to never give a hoot about achievements or trophies or anything like that, I would never go out of my way to find a really terrible game to get a very easy 1000g (besides Avatar, that was just WAY too easy and I only obtained for $4 and traded in for $12 PROFIT!). It started when I was playing Final Fantasy XIII-2 with Shane, and I thought that it was time we tried for some of the other achievements since I also wanted to see the alternative endings, it was worth all the time I put into it and left me feeling so much more accomplished.
I am not the type of person who rushes games either, I have heard so many stories of people finishing games so quickly even just on day of release and I feel that they didnt even give the game a true shot and its real potential. I like to take my time, relax and really let the game absorb me.
As of next year I have decided to buy 1 game if I have completed 1. Thanks to Chickans spreadsheet I will still be counting all my gaming updates and see the amount I obtain from the amount I actually have finished. But the finished game can also include 100%s which will bend my rules slightly.
As of next week I will be moving my Playstation 3 to Shanes place so it can stop collecting dust at my house its been unplugged for quite some time now and I even have so many Playstation 3 games that are still sealed.
Doing this will allow the chance to expand my gaming library a bit more. On weekends I either go to Muswellbrook where Shane lives or he comes to Sydney and when we wish to relax Ill get the Xbox out and he will get the PS2 out. I am trying to finally finish more games as it comes by.
So far we completed Final Fantasy X, Alan Wake, Tales of Vesperia (still in progress) and we are also doing Final Fantasy X-2 now. I am going to write a list of my PS3 games that I feel ashamed that I havent opened yet or havent given a real go.
One of my all-time favourite games especially it being exclusive to the PS3 and I have yet to even complete all the endings. I got my one ending and I felt fulfilled from that because that was MY ending but in all honesty, I want more but Ive never been able to bring myself back to the controller because of the PS3, and when I did my PS3 died on me forcing me to buy a new one. This is a game that I will be sharing with my Partner and hoping to achieve Platinum.
I played so much of Disgaea 2 did I ever get to finish it? Err No. Was such a shame because I was so into it but I just never finished it. Now that I have all the Disgaea games ready in the palm of my hands I think it is finally time to open them up again and try and finally complete them all.
Im popping out all the Japanese games arent I today. I have all the Artelier games but never have I finished one. I was getting into Rorona so much but then my PS3 shat itself and deleted all my saved data meaning I had to start again despite sinking so many hours into it. I never had the time nor the patience to go back to it even though I was liking it so much as it was. Now I think this will be another title that I will be heading back too.
Yet another that has fancied me. I have picked up all of the titles but yet still have not opened nor played them. I really should start, but again never had the time. I love Japanese games so much I dont know if its a nice fact knowing that I have them or I am seriously just a little hoarder Regardless It really does fancy me, I really should give it a shot.
The last 2 are bigger titles which I am shameful to say I have not played or opened. I will need to give this a shot very soon and they include.
Here come some of the big titles now. Ico has always intrigued me as a gamer, it looks so beautiful and all I ever hear is nothing but greatest from this title. I have yet to even open my copy of the remake HD collection of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus and it shames me. I will be needing to play this so I can finally understand what the hype is about (even if its only a small hype).
I have finally bought myself Uncharted but again Never have I played the game. I got myself 1 and 2 preowned with a non-platinum case (so pedantic I am) and then number 3 which I have still yet to open. Uncharted has so much hype around it and I hear nothing but good things, so I thought since it looks great I would finally give it a shot. Man, my playstation really needs some loving. I am so greatful that I have found a new home for it.
The collection is huge and it only gets bigger, time to really knuckle down on some of these titles to be proud to say Yes I have a huge collection and yes I have played them
With everything so far going alright I think itll be a great start to the whole gaming business, and I am so happy my partner is a gamer too otherwise this would be a lot harder.
Hope everyone else is going well too.
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