Last day before I go back to school and I barely left room and I feel great. I love those days where you just wake up at 1, play pokemon and watch netflix until early in the morning. I’m pretty excited to get back since I have finals to study for and classes to not fail lol. Its so weird that its December 1st its almost been a full year on this blog, times moves so fast. At this point I just have to finish strong in all aspects like study, finish this blog and do other personal life things. I do have to play Dragon’s Crown and Killer is Dead before the end of the year. I could beat them before the end of finals maybe over the next weekend but I do have a PS4 to play like Killzone online and maybe some more Resogun. I can beat everything else over winter break. I should also stop neglecting my Vita and play it more, hopefully I’ll get Tearaway for Christmas so I have a real reason to play my Vita again. O yea I’m also back into Pokemon Showdown and I suck at making teams >.> I’m not doing terrible but I really have to step my game up and get better ranking. Well its about that time I start packing up my things for 2 more weeks of college this semester.
Tokyo Jungle is a fantastic must have PSN game when priced at 3.75. These PlayStation Plus deals are TOO GOOD! I always wanted to buy the game but just never got to it but I’m making up for that lost time now. I’m still in the early game so I only have three animals unlocked but its still a hell of a lot of fun. My favorite animal so far is the first one, the Pomeranian. ITS TOO CUTE!!! The jump it has makes me cry for real its honestly perfect. I also love the fact that I can kill hyenas and other animals with a small ass dog. It is scary when you see a top tier animal like a gator or an elephant. The longest I’ve lasted with one character generation is 30 years. The game is pretty easy but at the same time if you are trying to complete all the challenges it can be a real rough time. O shit I almost forgot to talk about my favorite part. The game lets you find females so you can mate with them. Females have 3 different tiers; prime, average and desperate lmao! Honestly this could be related to real life most of the time. I can’t wait until I unlock a dinosaur, it will make my semester.
Another day of no worries and a bunch of greatness. I had the most clutch Chipotle for lunch today, it was heavenly. Then we played some more Street Fighter. That game always gets more fun even if you are losing since you are always getting better. I actually went out tonight with a couple of friends and saw some familiar faces! Overall a fantasy day. The best part was the day HAD TO BE Sony’s Gamescom conference. They did everything perfect, cut the vita price, cut the price of the vita memory cards, show a bunch of new games including Minecraft and THE MOST IMPORTANT RELEASE DATE FOR PS4!!!! November 15th is the day I ascend into the next generation of gaming. I still can’t believe how great this year is besides one slip up everything else has been on point. I doubt I’ll even go to class when the PS4 comes out it honestly is more important. Side note I need more EDM in my life! I’m about to go crazy at the next show I go to. Honestly right now I’m too hype for everything, what a great day.
Don’t you feel accomplished when you beat a game? The feel of experiencing this world, story and characters like you went on an epic journey while just sitting in your living room. The reason I’m feeling this is because I just beat Virtues Last Reward on my Vita and I 100% it so I got platinum trophy as well! I gotta brag about my trophy level for a sec, I am level 17 with 21 platinums!!! Anyways, if you have a Vita or a 3DS you should play Virtues Last Reward I give it a 9.5/10. The puzzles are hard but not bullshit in my opinion and the story is a mind fuck and had me on the edge of my seat. I didn’t play the first game in series 999 which is on DS but I’m going to fix that ASAP so I would say play 999 first then VLR. I realized I’ve been beating a lot of games recently like The Last of Us, Soul Sacrifice, Uncharted Golden Abyss, Gravity Rush and now Virtues Last Reward. The next game I’m going to play is Dokuo which is a Vita puzzle game so hopefully I’ll like it. After that I might have to buy Dragon’s Crown or Tales of Xilia but I do want to buy them on sale…If I can’t find them on sale I guess I’ll go back to my The Last of Us survival run. While I think about this I gotta start packing….*sigh*
My Ebay hunt has ended today in victory, sweet sweet victory. I won uncontested on 3x Trostani, Selesnya’s Voice and I only paid a total of 13.34. Market price 3 of them would run for about 20 dollars so I saved 33% which is such an amazing deal especially in the Magic market. My Selesnya deck is complete at this point now I just have to wait for all of them to come in the mail and get the last two cards from my friend at VCU. I was terrified that someone was going to snipe it from me at the last second like earlier in the day but thankfully I was only bidding against myself at the end just to make sure I won. If I had the shocklands then my deck would be tournament ready but sadly 4 of them run for about 40+ dollars and I rather spend the money on a game at that point.
Speaking of games, I’ve been playing more of Virtues Last Reward on Vita. By the time I’m typing this I have gotten 4 different endings, 1 “good” and 3 game overs. I believe there are actually 22 different endings and you have to get all the endings in order to see the true ending for the game. It might seem hard to get all these endings but in all reality it isn’t since you have a flowchart. Once you get an ending you can use the flowchart to go back to certain points in the game like a point where you choose one door over another or you choose to ally instead of betray. The main character seems to have this ability where he can keep the information of things he writes down even though some actions didn’t happen in this play through. I feel like he is jumping through time to get all this information which is really cool since you get to learn about all the characters and the world this way. Some things that didn’t make sense 2 play through ago now makes sense because you learned a secret about this character. Another great function is the ability to fast forward scenes that you have already watched in previous play through and the it will go back to normal speed when something new comes up. The puzzles are pretty damn ridiculous though like I did one that has over 20 steps like really it took me over an hour to complete. My absolute favorite part of the game is the characters in the game because they feel like people even though I still don’t know much about most of them yet. Their motives, actions and reasons why being in the facility are so interesting I can’t wait to truly beat this game and figure everything out!
A fun filled day of staring at Ebay auctions and playing my Vita. Today has been a total loss on my journey to attain these cards at a low price. I’m trying to not spend more than 17 bucks on the Trostani’s but man these magic neck beards go ham when they start bidding. Thankfully they are many more auctions for me to attempt and I am currently leading one of them so I’m praying I can win it before the shipping goes past Aug 16th. I bought two Selesnya Charms off of Amazon for a buck so today wasn’t a total lost. My friend is also going to hook me up with two Unflinching Courage so all I have to worry about is getting 3x Trostani, Selesnya’s Voice now. Back to hunting.
Since I was quite butt hurt over losing a couple of auctions today I decided to beat Uncharted: Golden Abyss on Vita. The game really is Uncharted on Vita in all the good ways and the only bad stuff is some of the dumb Vita motion and puzzle crap. Once Sully comes into the story the game instantly felt like good old Naughty Dog Uncharted. The other characters in the game weren’t the interesting to me but Drake and Sully make up for them and so much more.*Spoiler* It didn’t have a super natural spin to it which really took me by surprise like the thing that was special was radioactive gold…pretty lame in my opinion*End of Spoiler*. I did really enjoy the tomb part in the later chapters and somehow they actually made climbable objects falling feel even better than the console games. There is a lot of replay value in trying to take all the pictures and collecting all the jewels etc but honestly none of that seems really interesting to me. I would give this game one of the most hated scores to ever exist, 7.9. It just didn’t have enough for me to go and say this game is great but it is really good and if you have PlayStation Plus you already own it so go play it. I honestly wouldn’t buy it though instead spend the money on PlayStation Plus and get a bunch of great games for PS3 and Vita for 50 bucks or 17 bucks if you only want a 3 month subscription.
I started up Virtues Last Reward for Vita after I beat Uncharted. I didn’t know what I was going into so I read up on it first. Its a game that has a total of 24 endings and your endings are based off of your decisions in the novel part of the game and your decisions in the escape part. I started playing and I realized the game has a plot that I really love in anime, A group of people people are taken into this building and the only way to win this game is to escape and I’m pretty sure only one person can escape. You have to work together with other people to solve puzzles or you can betray them and leave them for dead. Anything that has that survival element in it is going to be great to me unless the game is utter crap. I only got to played the first puzzle and first conversation and I really enjoy the puzzle game play. The first puzzle wasn’t too hard but it did require actual effort and quite a bit time since the first puzzle room has about 10 parts to it. I’m really excited to see how the story will go and why all these people where brought here and how will I escape or will I die I don’t know so many different endings. I’m pretty sure if you get all 16 good endings then you get the real ending so I might do it if I really like the game. I still can’t believe PlayStation Plus gave this game out for free and its metacritic score is a 9.4.
Well two Rockstar drinks is way too much for my body. I couldn’t fall asleep until 10am like wtf and then I woke up at 4pm tired as fuck. I was too tired to actually do anything today besides order some Chinese food and watch YouTube videos. I wouldn’t label today as boring but more like a daze where I had no idea what was happening and why I couldn’t sleep. Side note if you want to look at something cool YouTube Mantis Shrimp that animal is the most baller creature to exist. It has the best eyes and the fastest punch in the world. The fact that it can punch up a crab in a milisecond or a clam, its a god damn beast. Of all creatures in the world I am afraid of this animal becoming intelligent it could become a kaiju. Second animal you should look up is the Pistol Shrimp. It pretty much shoots bubbles like a gun with the same amount of power as the sun. WTF. The ocean is so cool I need to own these creatures. Besides that I played some more Uncharted and its getting better it really does feel like Uncharted on Vita. I wish it didn’t have all this stupid touch and all these little achievement things that mean nothing. It has too many distractions for a game I want to get in to. I’m still slacking on the Street Fighter 4…..I gotta fix this asap.
Instead of doing training in Street Fighter 4 today I decided to beat Gravity Rush. At first I wasn’t really into to it but after last night I fell in love with the controls and I just had to beat it. The sad thing is the game ends at chapter 21 and I fell in love at chapter 13 so I could only really enjoy 7 chapter to the fullest. I really enjoyed the story overall and the fact that this game has so many lead female characters which you don’t see in many games. I really enjoy playing as a girl like the different perspective on the smaller things in game is really interesting to me. Kat also becomes a complete bad ass by the end of game and her character never becomes boring through out the game. I wish it didn’t have to end but I did like the ending and how it sets itself up for Gravity Rush 2. Studio Japan is going to become one of my favorite game studios if they keep this up. I really liked the small touches how everyone speaks a language that the player doesn’t know and how the world is really different from our modern one. I feel like the game is an 8.5, they can really improve on the combat but everything else is superb. After beating it I started up Uncharted for Vita and it plays like Uncharted but man does it have all the gimmicks of a first game on a new system. More on that later.
I hung out with my friends tonight and a surprise to me that one of my friends got into Magic the Gathering and bought a bunch of M14 cards. We then decided to do a draft since most of us has never done one before including me. We went to Walmart and each of us bought 3 Dragons Maze booster packs. I have to say I will never draft Dragons Maze ever again since overall it has a slow paced mana ramp but I did have a lot of fun still. I did however choose a lot of high cost mana cards which really did hurt me in the process of creating a deck. I decided to play a red/green/white deck since I got a Voice of Resurgence and a Runic Thar. I actually did pretty well considering most games I got a creature out by turn 3. I finished at 2-1 which I am still surprised about since I drafted 8 6 mana cost cards like wtf was I thinking haha. I do want to draft again but I’ll wait for the new block to come out before I do again. Thank god for all the fruit punch Rockstars we drank so I could stay awake. Unfortunately I just crashed and I need to get that crucial sleep, maybe I’ll do more Street Fighter 4 training tomorrow.
Another day without my training friends so I only trained for about an hour doing the same combos over and over again. I practiced doing double quarter circles and I had it down for 2 minutes and I couldn’t do it again…This shit is hard its like you have to do it really fast but not before you the punch button ughhhh. Street Fighter is one of those games where you will always suck at until you are at the top but the thing is you will never be on top at that EVO stage. Instead of just getting mad at myself I decided to enjoy my Vita and play a good amount of Gravity Rush. I’m on chapter 13 out of 21 now so I’m past halfway and the game keeps on getting better and better. I just love Kat’s character and how she reacts to situations. The game is still mysterious at this point so I’m not totally sure what exactly is happening but its very interesting to follow. My biggest compliant is combat can be a bitch at times when you keep missing enemies with your gravity kick because the aiming sort of sucks. Even worse is the fucking slide parts in the game honestly fuck tilt controls and any sort of motion bullshit it just fucks everything up. Besides that I love this game and my current score for it would be an 8/10. Once I get through this I’ll go through Uncharted then Virtues Last Reward. After those titles I’ll have to either get Dragon’s Crown or Tales of Xila and I’m still not sure which one will give me more bang for my buck. I haven’t seen a Tales of Xila review yet but all the Dragon’s Crowns reviews seem to be around an 8.5 so I will have to get the game at one point or another. So yea my life right now is Street Fighter 4 and some Gravity rushing, life is easy when all you do is stay home and play games haha.
I played a lot of games today like not just 2 or 3 I played a total of 5. Since I got PlayStation Plus back I gained the ability to play a bunch of games I never played before or games that I could play before but didn’t have the time to play it. I couldn’t sleep last night idk why so I started up my first game on this epic game day which was the HD oddworld game on PS3. I don’t know anything about the series and honestly it didn’t look fun or interesting and guess what, it wasn’t haha. I played it for like an hour and I just didn’t enjoy it, the character design is just really gross and I couldn’t get in to it. The second game I played is the game that made me love PlayStation back in the day, Crash Bandicoot! Crash is such an amazing game but holy shit it was hard as fuck back in the day, I never actually beat it. Today I decided I had to beat that game by the end of summer. I managed to get to the second island and I am stuck at the part that ruined me as a kid. I never got past this stupid ass bridge level that has boars running on it and you can’t kill them. I know I will be able to complete it but it might take me hours….3rd game on the list starts my terk into the fighting game universe, SSF4 AE 2012! I am so garbage at fighting games, I just can’t win since I have no idea what I am doing. I did an hour of training in the game and I played with some friends tonight and wow this game really hurts my hands haha. I am terrible but at least I can do cool combos 15% of the time lol. I play as Ken right now since he seems simple enough to pick up and once I get good at the basics I’ll look at other characters. 4th game is Saint’s Row 3 which is another Plus title. I’m surprised I like the game since I thought I grew out of non serious games but I guess I was wrong since I really like it. Its just an amazing I give zero fucks game like I’m just throwing grandmas into cars or hitting people with a dildo bat. I’m not sure if I will keep playing since there are a bunch of other games I want to play first but it does have a spot on my list. Lastly I gave my Vita some love and played my favorite game of today, Gravity Rush. I played the demo before and I enjoyed but man the full game is even better. The story telling and atmosphere of the game feel like it came from a Miyazaki movie! Kat the main character is a really well developed character and her gravity powers make this a must have for any Vita owners. Flying around the city and just finding gem and other stuff is really enjoyable. Gravity Rush is my Vita game to play right now after that I might play Uncharted: GA then Virute’s Last Reward. I can’t believe I have so many games to play and I didn’t even get to play all of them yet! I can’t wait to start up XCOM, it looks like the SRPG that might save the genre for me. Playing all these games really do make happy and I’m glad I’m still a gamer at 20 years old. If only I could find a girl who enjoys games and other internet stuff like me!