Category Archives: Game Geeking

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates Revisited

So, Monday night I beat Ring of Fates. The first playthrough ended with me having played 23 hours and 31 minutes, with the main character (Yuri) at level 42. Am now working on my second playthrough with New Game+, which includes a new level that apparently was on Crystal Chronicles for Game Cube (River Belle). With this level included, I’m now halfway through the game (the first visit to Rela Cyel) with a time of 29:50 and my characters at 57/56/50. I have done a bit of leveling up; Gnash was at level 46 or so when I first got him.

With the higher levels comes new, more useful weapons and abilities that can be built into them – namely HP/SP Regen, HP/SP absorb (absorbs with each hit), and the ability to have your non-active party members use healing magic automatically.

As far as gameplay goes, it’s virtually the same as the previous playthrough. The monsters have leveled up with you, so they’re just as hard (or easy) to beat as they were the first time through. The bosses are just as hard (not really), and they’re made easier by already knowing how to beat them.

One of my main problems though, is that the monsters all drop new items. The scrolls for making weapons/materials/armor are better, but I’m constantly having to go back and get rid of older ones just so I don’t keep dropping the new ones (you can only hold 99 scrolls). And since I’m a packrat and like to think to myself “Man, I might need this in the future!”, it’s difficult XD Though I suppose I could use some of the excess scrolls and materials to make new weapons and such; then at least I can sell them for a bit of cash.

The battle system, while still obnoxious, is getting a little bit easier to deal with and work around. Your party members still get in the way of friggin everything, and half the time end up just dying so I don’t even bother with them. >_>

This game has disgustingly low HP. Only Yuri has managed to get over 800 HP, with the help of a lot of HP boosts and HP boosting weapons/armor/accessories. But since I took half of them off for other things, he’s somewhere in the 650 range with HP/SP absorb on his equipment so having his HP lower (he has the highest ATK/DEF stats) isn’t too bad, since he makes back pretty much all the HP he loses when I buttonmash enemies.

It’s, uh. Been a day since I started this post so I’m now a bit further along – out of Rela Cyel again and since I had Meeth and wanted to level her up, I went to River Belle, which is the shortest, but most obnoxious area to work in because the entire area is covered in poison, including the boss battle area (good thing I brought Meeth along!). There are a few not-so-strategically placed Lilty pads that’ll give you a protective barrier for a short time. But even those are a pain in the ass because even though you can pick up the pot and run off with it and keep yourself protected, half of your douchebag party members don’t follow you properly and end up getting poisoned anyway. >_> Losers.

But. Yes. Main points of my ranting are:

1) This game is disgustingly easy.
2) It’s also obnoxious.
3) It does, however, provide mindless entertainment.

I think that about sums everything up >_>

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates

Crystal reminded me that I had a blog that wasn’t LJ, and that perhaps maybe I should use it. And as a completely unrelated sidenote, I finally converted most of my categories to tags. It certainly keeps things nice and clean :D But here, have a mini-review/rant.

S gave me a DS for Christmas, along with FFCC:RoF. I haven’t finished it yet, but upon internet inspection, I have discovered that I’m only 5 areas away from the end of the game. When I discovered this, I wasn’t even 15 hours into the game. I’m now a bit over 17, and I haven’t even bothered going on to the next part. I’ve just been going around all the areas I went to before getting more money and stuff. The next boss is easycakes (I had gone on and beaten him and gotten nearly to the next guy, but there was no save point and at some point while my DS was in my pocket I accidentally pushed the game cartridge out >>).

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What wai?

I’m… a student?! That’s right folks, starting 22 Jan, 4 years and 11 days after I got out of HS according to my proficiency cert, I will once again be a full-time student at two different schools (according to how many units I’m taking. Technically half time academic and half time art.) Math and English at Yuba college’s Clearlake Center, and drawing, painting and ceramics at Mendocino’s Lakeport Center.

Mum is taking the art classes with me, which is the main reason I decided to go back anyway. XD Had to take a placement exam for Yuba the other day, which proved what I already knew: I kick ass at English and suck at Math. In math I placed into Math 111 (Prealgebra), which is the second step up, but I’m taking Math 110 (the lowest class – Arithmetic for College Students). Which means if I want to go for my Associates, I have to take… 4 or 5 math classes. English I placed into English 1A (College Composition and Reading), which according to mum not many people place into. Which, if I were again not taking the class below it (English 51 – Preparatory Composition and Reading), I’d only have to take and pass English 1A and take no reading classes to get my degree.

Thursdays I won’t get to go home between classes because Mum is taking the English class with my teacher right before mine. XP And the fun thing about drawing and painting XD Same teacher, same class, and he also teaches oils & watercolours (I’m taking acrylics) at the same time x3

Schedule for Jan. 22-May 25:

    Monday (Mendo-Lakeport)

  • 10am-1pm: Drawing
  • 2pm-5pm: Painting
    Tuesday (Yuba-Clearlake)

  • 12:30pm-1:45pm: Math 111
  • 4:30pm-6:2pm: English 51
    Wednesday (Mendo-Lakeport)

  • 6:30pm-9:30pm: Intro to Ceramics
    Thursday (Yuba-Clearlake)

  • 12:30pm-1:45pm: Math 111
  • 4:30pm-6:2pm: English 51

*shall be a busy bee D:*

GEEKING STARTS HERE.

Final Fantasy 7: Crisis Core trailer (Reg. required, but it’s free). Suzumura Kenichi, Suwabe Junichi and, er. Gackt. XD;

Speaking of Final Fantasy, I am pissed off that I have to go buy a DS to play FF3 :( GOD DAMN YOU, SQUENIX. …Which speaking of Square-Enix, brings me to a conversation with a friend that works there last night. XD

Her (17:09:05): di you have a good weekend?
Me (17:09:21): um i did the same thing I did every day?
Her (17:10:07): try to take over the world?
Me (17:10:24): exactly.
Her (17:11:50): did it work yet?
Her (17:11:58): I wasn’t sure if I missed it while being asleep
Me (17:12:04): sadly no :-(
Her (17:13:30): okay, just making sure ;-)
Me (17:13:47): :-)
Her (17:15:21): < #
Her (17:15:27): I’m looking up names now
Me (17:25:22): for what?
Me (17:25:31): and :o jurrasic park is going to be on next friday x3
Her (17:25:36): work, checking to make sure the names they want in this game really are games
Her (17:25:40): ohhhhhh I wanna see
Her (17:25:48): next friday like this friday or next friday like next friday?
Me (17:25:49): ah
Her (17:25:57): …that was unhelpful
Me (17:25:57): as in this one coming up
Her (17:26:03): ah, okay. darn
Me (17:26:04): but dude
Her (17:26:05): I’ll miss it
Me (17:26:07): it’s a video game
Her (17:26:10): ?
Me (17:26:15): since when do they use real names XD
Her (17:26:16): the one where you could sit inside it?
Her (17:26:30): we just want them to use names that aren’t screennames of furry authors
Her (17:26:35): …like one of the names we’ve got
Me (17:26:41): rofl
Me (17:26:43): what name? XD
Her (17:26:51): rhago
Me (17:26:55): hahaha
Her (17:27:04): the first thing that comes up on google is like “yiffnet” or something
Me (17:27:10): lmao
Her (17:27:11): and I want to click, but…at work
Me (17:27:23): YOU’RE DOING RESEARCH OK
Her (17:27:48): hahahah
Her (17:28:09): THE PORN JUST APPEARED IT WASN’T MY FAULT

Somehow it degraded to looking for Pokemon porn, which brought me to showing her the ever-wonderful comm of bad porn, weepingcock @ LJ (WHY THE FUCK DO YOU KEEP DESTROYING MY < /A > AND PRETENDING IT DOESN’T EXIST, WORDPRESS!? STOP FUCKING WITH MY LINKS.) , in which I had to search madly through the memories for a ‘lovely’ piece of Charizard/Ash porn to show her. It was beautiful ;;

More random shit: Underdogs has been ‘updated’, Rhythmic High finally got a new layout and some new shit (cosplay piccus :D) and the silly girls that brought you lockwizmeeee now have a new fic comm, aptly named SHUT THE HELL UP GUYS, to which I posted a few Tennis drabbles I wrote while my power was out yesterday.

And uh. Yeah. DLs from the last post are now gone, but here. Have some new ones.

Christmas Gift from Dong Bang Shin Ki (MP3/rar) Korean/English

    Tracklist

  • 01. Jesus, Joy of Man’s Desiring
  • 02. The First Noel
  • 03. Magic Castle
  • 04. Prayer
  • 05. Angels We Have Heard On High
  • 06. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  • 07. Silent Night, Holy Night
  • 08. Magic Castle (Instrumental)

Christmas carols in Korean are… special. But the whole CD is really cute XD;

Dong Bang Shin Ki Vol. 3 – ‘O’ Jung.Ban.Hub (MP3/rar) Korean

    Tracklist

  • 01. ‘O’ Jung. Ban.Hub
  • 02. Only One Heart In This World (You’re My Miracle)
  • 03. Hey! Girl
  • 04. Get Me Some
  • 05. I’ll Be There
  • 06. Remember
  • 07. The Story Has Just Begun
  • 08. ON&ON
  • 09. Phantom
  • 10. You Only Love
  • 11. Balloons
  • 12. White Lies

I… like this CD. A lot. Balloons. Everyone needs Balloons. If you didn’t grab the PV from my last post, you suck.

And last.

Fly to the Sky Vol. 6- Transition(MP3/rar) Korean (this is on YSI. 7 days or 99 downloads, when it’s gone it’s gone, it was uploaded for me so why bother letting it go to waste.)

    Tracklist

  • 01. Be With You
  • 02. Blood
  • 03. Like a Man
  • 04. Yellow Butterfly
  • 05. Begging
  • 06. A Day Goes By
  • 07. Let’s Love (feat. Gumi)
  • 08. Your Return
  • 09. The Girl Is Mine (feat. Lisa)
  • 10. Call My Name During A Storm
  • 11. Question
  • 12. Heart (♡ Broken)

I need to remember to not miss House again tomorrow D: I always forget it’s on Tuesday ;0;

EDIT:

WHAT WAI. Rain at Caesar’s Palace on the 23rd and 24th ;o; Whyfore do I not have monies or a car?

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RP Loggu of the evilmastermindspacepirateslavetrader!Rikkai variety

Just posting for Liz so she can read, as it is too long for lj and er out computers don’t like each other. :D

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*Exhausted*

Firstly, a paper post from when my power was out on the 5th. >.>

Paper 01 Paper 02 Paper 03

But yeah, anyway. Past few days have been spent once again geeking over Suikoden 4 and spending nearly every waking hour playing it. Ted is miinneeee bwahaha. But yeah, got a call yesterday from Dad saying Bossman wanted to ask if I’d be willing to come down with S and work tomorrow (aka today) so yeah, said yes because I need the monies.

So today, worked. Was up at five, out the door at 6:15, picked up K around 7:30 to discover someone stole his Tempo last week and he saw it while he was out picking up our lunches (has a ’63 (I think) Nova, too). We had a laugh about it considering how much of a piece of crap and beat up that thing is (it was my mum’s before K’s, and a friend of mum’s before mum got it) and who the hell would want to steal a beat to crap ’90 Tempo?

Got to work at 8 on the dot, waited for Bossman so we could actually get started since he had like 90% of what I needed in his truck. Work happened, lots of priming friggin siding and K gets a call from the police or someone saying he needed to come pick up his car – apparently the Tempo was abandoned somewhere, lol. We all figured it probably broke down and the cocks decided to say ‘um fuck it’. More painting happened, everything I’d been brought down to do was done by noon. Ate lunch, ended up picking up everyone else’s slack by cleaning the whole place up and loading up the trailer to take stuff to the dump + helping dad put building paper up over the exposed insulation. No time to put up the siding today, particularly considering we didn’t get out of there till quarter to five. Got paid, S, K & I took off, dropped K at home, went to Best Buy & Office Max w/ S and got home around 7:15 and have been sitting on my lazy ass since then waiting for 10 pm to come so I can take my pill and go to sleep >.>

So yus. Exhausted and sore and D: and *runs away*

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