So, my last blog was like four months ago, and I finally found a little bit of free time, so here is an update:
Personal Life: My new job is going absolutely fantastic. I finally got off training recently and I am loving it. I still have so much to learn, but to finally be working in my field is fantastic.
Gaming Life: Unfortunately, up to this point the new job hasn't increased my free time as much as I thought it would. During training, I was working 12 hour days just to come home and try and study for the next day. Luckily, after about 3.5 months, training is over and I am on my own. Though I am working a ton of overtime, I am already starting to see my levels of free time go up. Plus, things at work are going more smoothly, so I spend less time at home stressing about work, and more time enjoying gaming.
During all of this, the time that I have found to game has mostly been spent playing Kindgoms of Amalur: Reckoning. Kingdoms of Amalur is a fantastic representation of a good ol' RPG. There was an interesting main questline surrounded by a massive world filled with side-quests, factions, crafting and more. I finally finished the game today at about 70 hours. I don't think I did everything there was to do, but I know I did a majority of the extra content. I am very pleased with my experience with the game, and would love to go back to it one day.
Towards the end of my time with Kingdoms of Amalur, I started playing Rogue Galaxy on my PS2. I have had the game forever, but for some reason never got around to firing it up. With Amalur taking up most of my time, I've still barely gotten to see Rogue Galaxy, but from what I have seen the game seems to be quite epic.
In keeping with the trend of having way more gaming to do than I have time for, I ordered three more RPGs from Amazon today: Dragon Age II, Golden Sun Dark Dawn, and Final Fantasy IX.
All in all, my average game time per-week has been 6-10 hours. I would really like to see that go up so I can enjoy the great games I've got to play.
As always, thanks for reading, and hopefully it wont be another 4 months before I post a blog.