...Of Final Fantasy XII (which I 'received' half a month early, heh heh).
GRAPHICS: Unlike most people of the gaming generation, I could give a shit how pretty the graphics are. The whole intro gave me a Phantom Menace vibe though (Or should I say chill?).
STORY: Shut the fuck up and let me play! The story is cliche' ridden and I could care less about it. They started me off as this cool grey haired knight, but then after the beginning, I'm stuck playing this shitfaced little prick with his gay little vest. Also what is up with the last 4 out of 5 Final Fantasy games have had blond guys as the main character (Not including FFXI or 5 out of 6 if you consider Celes to be the lead of VI). Is Squaresoft/Squenix trying to promote some hidden Aryan agenda? How about a black dude for the main guy? Worked for San Andreas...
GAMEPLAY: The combat system is... Interesting. A little bit like dot.Hack, but not quite, and a little more advanced. I'm not revolted by it, yet, I am not championing it. I'll have to play it some more to see how it fits to my gaming style. It kinda reminds me of mixing FF Tactics with an MMO, with a turn based RPG. The cameras blow though, it goes berserk (and not the cool anime/manga Berserk)when you go near a wall and you get all disoriented. What is with all these new games putting in inverted camera controls? LEFT should turn the camera LEFT, and there should be an option to revert it. What is this, a flight simulator or something?
All in all, it's not nauseating like 8, 9, 10, 11, and The Spirits Within. I actually *want* to play!
Traits: messy, depressed, introverted, feels invisible, does not make friends easily, nihilistic, reveals little about self, fragile, dark, bizarre, feels undesirable, dislikes leadership, reclusive, weird, irritable, frequently second guesses self, unassertive, unsympathetic, low self control, observer, worrying, phobic, suspicious, unproductive, avoidant, negative, bad at saving money, emotionally sensitive, does not like to stand out, dislikes large parties, submissive, daydreamer
Wow, sounds like me to a T (bolded are real standouts!). I love it when renegade psychologists team up and make stuff like this!
Well, here comes my mandatory ACen update, after all the madness (ooo yeah, the madness!) And now, the highlights! -Upon the second time, my water was given to Jay-guy, a bond was formed, and the oath to forever become brothers was made in the robot beard room. I raise my glass to the Robot Beard Oath -Drinking a LOT of vodka. In fact, it was probably my staple for the weekend -Ironman anime marathons with Nate -Throwing stuff at Nate when he snored at night (last time I room with that guy) -Robots, but no robot breakdancing. -Speaking of robots; Normally, I'm really REALLY uncomfortable around large groups of people, but when I was in the Robot Beard Room, I didn't feel that at all. Everyone in that room was great! -HARD BOILED!!! Best action flick I've seen in awhile -The one anime where the girl is attached to the guy's hand. Midori no Days I think it was called? The question of then the guy has to take a leak or jerk off comes into question... -Chronic manic depression -The kickass Mr. Oizo CDs I burned before I left -No one knowing what the fuck The Meloncholy of Haruhi Suzumiya was... Bastards can't appreciate a good anime.
Future ACen plans? -Eat something other than ramen made form the coffee maker -Take the time out to make a decent cosplay -Meet some new people for a change -Go to a panel and bring the ruckus -Take the goddamned train there -Find a way to avoid drinking as a way to mask insecurity -Bring more money for Hong Kong action flicks and Japanese PS2 games -Stop going after ACen's 10th year
How many of you have someone in your life that just plain... well... goes too far with the things they say to upset you? People that damn well leap over the line you drew in the sand. Sometimes you wonder if the things they say are actually true, or if it's just bullshit to get you riled up. When I was thinking about these things, I simultaneously figured out why I drink, have periodic stomach problems, and indulge in the occasional cigar. That *could* be good, but then again, having 'stress' as an answer is something even the mighty Captain Obvious, and Master of the Obvious could figure out.
Sometimes I feel as if I'm split between two factions, whether I'm being played or not. I would know it though... I've been played many, many times in high school. I'd see through it like Zhuge Liang sees through a crappy battle plan (FYI Zhuge Liang was a brilliant tactician in Ancient China.
Allow me to pull this dagger from my back and stir my drink with it. If the particular offender is reading, I hope you realize that you hit me deep with your comments.