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With so much anticipation on so many things, all is coming to fruition.
First and foremost, as I have mentioned, I am a huge fan of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time book series and love that Brandon Sanderson has been finishing the series as I now love Sanderson's others works. But alas, the final book in the series has now been released and I am currently making my way through it. As the 14th main book in the series (plus one prequel novel), every word I read brings new excitement.
Then, my two most anticipated games, pretty much ever, will be coming out soon. First, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (PS3) is coming out this month, I had preordered the Wizard's Edition and since then been avoiding any info on the game. I simply cannot wait to receive it and dive in to all its glory. The second game is Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS), which is my favorite series and this entry looks to be awesome!
As I said in my last blob like six month ago, I had dropped upgrading my 3DS to an XL since I got the 3D TV (which I still LOVE!). I did end up trading in my 3DS for a nice large 3DS XL. Bigger is better. So, I am all ready for Fire Emblem now!
Also, to follow-up on my last blog, I have now finished all six books in the Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher and they were great. So, then I moved onto his other series, The Dresden Files. I read the first book, and it was ok. Ill probably read a couple more in the series to see if they pull me in more or not. And of course now I am reading A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson as the final book and conclusion to the amazing Wheel of Time series!
On the video game front, I have been playing Valkyria Chronicles on the PS3. I really like it, but have been making slow progress. And on handhelds I have started playing The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks; it is good but it doesnt have the great Zelda feel for me. And a lot of time has been taken up on my new iPad. It has some good games and I am playing Orc: Vengeance now, but I spend a lot of time on board game and card game adaptations like War on Terror, Ascension, etc, etc, etc.
Then for viewing experiences, I watched the first four seasons on Breaking Bad, and WOW! Its that good. Also went and saw an early preview of Warm Bodies and quite enjoyed it. Then, I plan on getting back into watching Bleach as I really want to and just need to find the time.
So, I had the 3DS XL all preorded and was excited about the big screen! But then...
I went and replaced myu 40" 720p HDTV and got a 55" 1080p Smart 3D TV (LG- Passive 3D). And OH! is it AWESOME!
And to go with that, I got a PS3. I could justify it now with the new TV and to use as a Blu Ray/3D Blu Ray player as well. Plus, 3D games!
OMG! I love it!
I already watched How to Train Your Dragon in 3D like 3 times this week. Haha, great movie!
I got the Prince of Persia 3D Trilogy to check out the 3D game. But more exciting is that I have Valkyria Chonicles on its way in the mail, whoo hoo!! Also on its way is 3D Dot Heroes sicne I think it looks pretty cool.
Thus, cancelled my 3DS XL preorder and will live with my standard 3DS for now. But I did just get Pokemon Conquest (DS) finally and Mario Kart 7 (3DS), but really have only been playing some Mario Kart lately.
On other notes....
I finished reading Brandon Sanderson's The Way of Kings. Byt the end I was blown away with awesomness and certainly can not wait for the continuation of the series. Currently reading Jim Butcher's Codex Alera series - Book one - Furies of Calderon. It is really good too. I love me some good audiobooks!
I have been starting to watch some anime again. Specifically, Full Metal Panic.. slowly, but its enjoyable enough. But I need to get back to Bleach since it has been way to long... not sure where I left off...
Any ways, WHOO HOOO!! 3D TV!!!
Today's a fun day for the mail. My Xenoblade Chronicels (Wii) arrived... hooray! Plus in came Catherine (360) and Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2 (DS). Very exciting! I can't wait to get home and try them out.
Well, first I will have to play Devil Survivor: Overclocked (3DS) before Devil Survivor 2, but I really liked what I had played so far of the first one so it justified to go ahead and get the second one. Though I did break my rule of not getting sequels until I finish the previous game. But I figured it would probably be my last DS game, so said why not.
But that was wrong, because I will certainly be getting Pokemon Conquest! This game just seems so beyond awesome to me! I have a light love of Pokemon and a growing love of historical figures thanks to Samurai Warriors Chronicles (3DS).
I have also just downloaded Nobunaga's Ambition on my iPhone. The game is enjoyable, but I don't really know what to do yet. I fail miserably. Though its still fun, it will take me time to figure it out I think. Anyways, if you want iPhone game suggestions, there really are some great ones. First off is the free version of Dominion by Donald X. Vaccarino. Its a great version of the deck building card game. Its one of my new favorite games and you can't go wrong with this iPhone version since it is free. I also recommend Carcassonne and Ticket to Ride Pocket if you like those games. But the game I have been having alot of fun with lately on the iPhone is called Squids. There are four different cIassed of squids which you increase there stats and play through stages shooting your Squids into enemies to damage them and maneuvering your way to the goal. Check it out.
And to continue on the Warriors route, I have been playing Dynasty Warriors 7 (360) and am surprised at how good the story telling in it is. Really strikes hard with the emotion. Plus I just really enjoy the game play. Can't wait for an Empires version though. I really liked what I saw in DW 5 Empires, but want something more modern to sink into. But now I am trying to decide which Samurai Warriors games to get - I played Chronicles on the 3DS, but am torn between SW 3 on the Wii or SW 2 on the 360 (which I would also get SW 2 Empires too), I'm just not sure how dated 2 will feel on the 360 or how well 3 plays on the Wii.
Other games I'm playing include Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS). This game has charm, but its not drawing me in. The one word I would use to describe the game is chaotic. The game play is just a little much for me with the controls and controlling Pit on the ground. Then the story elements take place on the bottom screen while I'm trying to keep up the game on the top screen. So, I'm personally a little let down but I can't deny it is fun. Just don't know if I will stick it out or give up... my gaming time is very precious after all - so many games, so little time. I did finish The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and while it didn't spark me like Windwaker had, it was certainly great! I may or may not pump out a review; eh, most likely not at this point.
In other news, I finished the (audio)books Mistborn: Alloy of Law and Elantris both by Brandon Sanderson. I loved the original Mistborn Trilogy so much, and this follow-up book was just ok. Elantis was really really good though. And I am currently listening to another of his books, Warbreaker. It is interesting but not as good as Mistborn Trilogy or Elantris, at least not yet. And I am certainly looking forward to the upcoming Mistborn video game, Mistborn: Birthright.
I am also attending my fisr convention(s) this year. First off, on my way down to Florida for a Carribean Cruise Vacation ina couple weeks, I will be stopping by JordanCon in Atlanta, GA (The Wheel of Time convention). Then in August it looks like I'll be heading to GenCon in Indianapolis for a day, to check it out finally and at least get Brandon Sanderson's autograph on a book. Then later in August, I'll be headed back to Atlanta, GA with a friend for Dragon*Con. So, looking forward to checking out these conventions finally. And think I may do a day in cos-play at Dragon*Con as Dr. Horrible. So, that should be fun.
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