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I swear I'm still here

So we finally got the move done and I've been able to get back into the swing of gaming.

Last I left off I was playing Borderlands and Enchanted Arms. I got all the way to the final boss in Borderlands and my save file became corrupted which was a tear inducing moment of frustration. In my opinion I as good as beat the game so I put that back on the shelf. It's good enough to come back to at some point, but it will be awhile.

I beat Enchated Arms which is the biggest popcorn game I've played in awhile. It's something you complete because you buy it, and it's not bad enough to stop playing completely but there's no real sense of satisfaction in beating it.

I've picked up Fallout 3 again because I never beat it the first time around. I'm still in the beginning which is a real struggle because you have to scavage for items hardcore. I'm currently trying to find the Museum of Technology, which is being an elusive creature.

I purchased Bayonetta and started it last week. This is one of the funnest games I have played in awhile. It's also super campy, really good looking, VERY frustration and super hard. I'm playing on normal difficulty and I stopped counting how many times I had died around 50. The worst part is the game grades and at the end of every chapter, so I know exactly how bad I suck.

Happy Post Cinco de Mayo

Jed and I had steak tacos, tequila sunrises with Corona and we watched Desperado. Best night ever.

So I've joined the cult of Facebook. I had decided not to a while ago, but I guess Facebook is like the Dark Side, nobody resists except for farm pansies with stupid haircuts.

Not much new in gaming, I'm still working on Borderlands and Enchanted Arms; Borderlands I'm still in New Haven and I'm up to level 25 with my Siren. I'm maxing out my shield capacity right now. In Enchanted Arms I'm on my way to Kyoto. I'm getting end of game weariness with this one. I'm really ready for it to be over but I've come too far to just quit.

Jed and I have made Tuesday night our game night. We do a special dinner, drink beers and game. We started a new Borderlands game together, he's playing as the hunter and I'm playing as the brick.

Gaming Update 4-28-2010

I've decided to try to play through my game collection one game at a time, so I'm starting out with Borderlands and Enchanted Arms.

Borderlands I had started a few months ago but had never gotten very far into. So far I'm having a blast. I'm playing through as the Siren class, which I've heard isn't very good, but I have found is fantastic. The skill upgrades for this class is totally choice. My health regenerates when I phasewalk and I do shock damage when I phasewalk. Right now I'm in New Haven doing the menial missions before I go onto the story missions and I'm about level 24.

I had played Enchanted Arms a couple years ago, got to the final boss but never beaten it. It's fun, but a total get it and forget it game. The best part about it is the Golem collecting system. It's like Pokemon for grownups. Other than that, the story is dumb, the characters are laughable and the voice acting is so bad that I had to switch it to Japanese.

Running against the tide

This is not a good time for RPG's. They haven't been rating high on reviewer's radar's and people just don't seem interested anymore. I think this is reflective of the current gaming market. Gaming has become instant gratification land and RPG's don't fit into that market. Games that take work and patience aren't the rage right now, so the market has slumped for those of my creed.

I have sunk my teeth into Magna Carta 2, White Knight Chronicles and Final Fantasy XIII. I am loving all three of these games. White Knight Chronicles is the lowest scoring of the bunch, but I'm not quite sure why. All of the reviews seem to take issue with the battle system, but it was almost identicle to that of Final Fantasy XII's and that game was praised for the way the combat worked. Magna Carta 2 is a gorgeous game with well developed enviroments and character renders. The only problem I have is that the design is so bizzare that the characters come off so surreal that I can't relate to them as people. As for Final Fantasy XIII, anyone accusing this game of being a "departure" is insane. The game perfectly translates the series signature ATB battle system into an engaging and exciting format, the game is so beautiful you realize what next generation graphics were developed for. The story is hard to follow at first, but once you understand the terminology and background it becomes as engaging and heartbreaking as any of it's predecessors.

I know a lot of people have written off the RPG genre as a lost cause, but I think if you look past the fact that it takes acutal effort instead of a series of quicktime events and gratuitious violence, you find a series of games that will captivate and keep you on your toes for hours.


I am the biggest bundle of nerves right now. My fiance got a job interview over on the other side of the state. It's at the same company he works for now, only he'll be second in charge and it comes with a huge pay increase. I told my work what was going on, and we've been looking at a house. It's a HUGE house, about twice the size of the one we live in now with a gigantic shop for the boy to work on the cars and a dishwasher (yay!) and granite countertops in the kitchen. The kids love it. His daughter who is 6 actually called it her "dream house."It's god awful ugly on the outside, but I love the inside and the landlady seems to be tripping over herself to rent to us.

The only thing is that he doesn't technically have the job yet. He is supposed to speaking with the woman in charge today to find out, but as hard as I've tried not to, I have my hopes sky high right now. This would mean that we'd be moving back to the area we moved to Seattle from.This is where most of our family and friends live. Ireally, really want this to happen, but if he doesn't get this job, there's no way we can make it work. I feel like I'm going to have a heart attack.

Results for all who guessed!

So I got an email indicating someone had bought something for me on Amazon. Before I reveal the results, lets look at the voting.

In the lead we have Shadow Hearts Covenant withn 7 votes, second is Persona 3 with three votes, and last is Suikoden III with zero votes (World of Warcraft was also nominated but since Chris is a stupid dog fart, we're not counting it).

Clearly Shadow Hearts was the favorite. But was it the winner.

I am pleased to announce that I have added (dramatic drumroll) .................................................................................................................

SUIKODEN III to my game collection. Thanks to all who participated. You're all losers today, but you will always be losers in my book. :P

Cast your predictions!

So because of the extra cash we got this month, Jed is buying me a game. I have so many I want, I couldn't pick, so I gave him three choices and I am leaving it up to him to pick which one he wants to buy me. He's not telling me what he's getting, I'll find out when the arrive at my house VIA Amazon.

I want YOU guys to try to predict which out of the three he will get me. The winner wins the prize of being right.

The three choices are: Suikoden III, Persona 3 FES or Shadow Hearts Covenant. Have at it guys!

Dear diary *sob sob sob*

I'm not in the habit of being a whiner about my life online. As my friends in the Temple can tell you, I'm a tough girl. A hardass, if you will. Today has turned me into a quivering, weepy shell of a woman.

Apperently someone took a crap in my boss' Cheerios this morning, and she decided to unleash a turrid of hellfire upon me as soon as I walked in the door, jumping on everything I did and even some things I didn't do. The fact that her customer didn't pay her? My fault. The fact that a customer she lent a display faucet to got all scratched to hell at their jobsite? My fault. Also for some reason I have three hours of overtime clocked on my timecard. I'm never early, or late to work I never leave early or late from work, but somehow the time clock messing up my hours? Still my fault.

Later on in the day I'm trying to show a couple customers a handshower on a tub filler. Now some idiot at this particular company decided it would be a marvelous idea to put a porcelain handle on a handshower that sits on the most rickety, unbalanced cradel ever. I barely even looked at the thing and it takes a kamakazi dive onto the stone floor shattering into a million pieces. TOTALLY MY FAULT.

Then there's all the other stuff. We're totally broke for the rest of the week, nevermind the fact my car is running on empty and we're supposed to be adopting this dog at the end of the week. I'm riding the crimson wave so I'm even more of an emotional wreck than usual, and the fact that we're supposed to be getting married in MAY and we haven't done ANY preparing.

If I were a real woman, I'd want some ice cream and a weepy movie. Right now I just want some booze and a dark room with my PS2.


I am overloading on games. I have too many games I want to play at once, too many games I need to beat and too many games I want to buy.

I'm nearing the end of Arc the Lad Twilight of the Spirits and I'm still way into it.

I'm almost at the end of Shadow Hearts, I just need to do some grinding and I'll be ready to tackel the final dungeon, I'm getting the end of the game ADD I always get and I just don't want to play it.

I've pretty much given up on Mass Effect and Fallout 3 because they just can't hold my intrest right now.

I'm 1/3rd of the way through Kingdom Hearts RE Chain of Memories but the boss fights are so freaking hard I keep throwing it down in frustration.

I like Castle Crashers but it's so hard to make time for it in addition to my "real" games.

I want to play Rogue Galaxy so bad I catch myself reading the FAQ's online longingly.

I want Guild Wars but I'm worried it's going to cut into my console gaming.

I still haven't played Persona 3 or 4.

Suikoden is on the PSN, but I can't justify getting it.

Then there's all my other must have games, Valkyria Chronicles, Star Ocean, Prince of Persia. I'm never going to live long enough to beat all these games. :(

Well then

The bad economy has finally hit me. My bosses have been cutting corners everywhere and have figured out that they don't want to give me overtime anymore, so my check was WAY less this month that previously. They also forgot to pay me vacation hours for a day I took off last week, so I opened my check today and almost puked. They cut me a check for the vacation hours, but the total is still about $200 less then what I'm used to. At this point I really want to get out of the city.

In gaming news, I've almost completed Shadow Hearts, I'm about 20% away from the end. Great game and I intend to complete the series. In Fallout 3, I've just been putzing around and doing sidequests, same for Mass Effect. I put a few games on my Christmas list this year, first and foremost is Kingdom Hearts RE: Chain of Memories, second is Valkyria Chronicles and third is Shadow Hearts Covenant.