To start this entry off, I'm ashamed of myself that I've let four days slip past without a single entry. It's aways hard for me to keep up on any journal. Anyway, I found myself playing more and more FFXI as of late, and spend a good deal of Sunday trying to get my THF to 15 while farming at the same time. I spent some time yesterday partying in Valkrum Dunes where I eventually leveled to 16 and then I put a stop there so I wouldn't pass Yin too much. She has a 15 SAM and I would really like to party with her again some day. The game's trying to work its claws back into me, but I'm fighting this time. I only got on today to pay someone back some gil the lent me. I didn't even get back on last night because...
...I was playing Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. I wanted to write in my journal last night but ended up being too tired because of the game. The game's great so far, just like the other two, but it's too similar in ways where you (I) get distracted so much, you end up being bored for a while. Anyway, I'm playing it right now. I just completed the Home Invasion mission where you have to burgalarize a retired war vet's house of guns without waking him up and then driving to a lockup without attracting any heat. It took me a few tries. The first, I ended up not being stealthy enough. Then I blew it the second time by accidentally running over someone and then I couldn't shake the cops. Now I can perform burglaries at night whenever I'm not on a mission to make some extra loot.
As far as Paper Mario (N64 version, in case you forgot) goes, I've been doing a lot of slacking, mainly because FFXI is becoming a thorn in my side again. I did find the Dry Dry Ruins though, which is the game's second dungeon, and I think I have most of it done. I also got my Stone Hammer upgrade so now I can hurt enemies a little more, not to mention finding two Power Blocks that increased the attack power of my party members Kooper and Bombette and teach them new moves. I have most of the dungeon done, I think, and I would have finished it last night but I found out GTA:SA got released early so I went out and picked it up and started playing.
Oh yeah, there's the business about recent game purchases. I already told you about GTA:SA, but Kirby and the Amazing Mirror arrived in my mail box yesterday as well. I love Kirby games, regardless of their difficulty, or lack thereof, and it'll be the next GBA game I start. When that will be, I'm not sure. I also went to Best Buy today where I found Project Gotham Racing 2 and RalliSport Racing 2 for 20 bucks each. Why am I just now getting them, you ask? Well, I didn't pick them up when they got released because back then, I was taking a break from the genre when too many racing games kept pissing me off. Since I waited, I was able to snatch up both these awesome titles for only 20 bucks, and before they got put in their Platinum Hit cases. Also, I saw Outrun 2 got released today, and I wanted to buy it, but I haven't read any reviews on it so far and didn't know how it turned out. If it looks good, I may have to buy it. Outrun was so much fun; I hope the sequel does it justice.