Little Britney Spears quite there for you.
Anyway, yes, I haven't blogged for an absolute age; mostly because Uni and all that entails (not having money, drinking, going out dancing with and snogging gays and the odd piece of work) has taken up my time. And I'm loving it, but its so full on that being home for the Christmas break (HAPPY XMAS EVERYONE!) is well needed. And I used the first few days of my R&R to power through and finally complete the legendary...
FINAL FANTASY VI!!!!!
The Advance version, obvs. And do you know what? I didn't enjoy it as much as I should have. Now I know what you are all thinking (those of you who know what Final Fantasy VI is)...
eh eh, coz I got high, because I got high, because I highhhh, lalalalalala.
I joke obviously. Its because I used a walkthrough/guide to power through the entire thing basically, spoiling any sort of suspense or challenge the game threw at me. My reasoning was that I've not go the time to go following up every hint I'm given by the game and have to repeat bosses and dungeons over and over again. There are also a LOT of things that are VERY easily missable in this game and rather than just find a list of missable object and where to find them I basically played the entire game from The Cave To The Sealed Gate with a walkthrough open, often at times reading ahead and spoiling everything.
Now Im not an idiot, I've beaten harder games, Final Fantasy and in general, than this without the need of guides. Sure I'd probably missed out on a lot but it really isnt as if not getting the most powerful spell halfway through the game for my personal use and abuse is going to make me fail. Kids half my age with a lot less brain cells than my half age self (which would be 9.5 seeing as I'm 19 now, happy birthday to me 2 months ago, woop) could beat this game without a guide, using the tried and tested trial and error method that I have forsaken, along with a lot of enjoyment of this game.
So, I apologise to fans of the game, and to the game itself. I should have enjoyed you more, despite time and technology meaning a cliche-ridden 2D sprite game isn't as appealing to my older self as it would of had it been at little as 3 years younger. When I pick up where I left of on the much more challenging Final Fantasy V (Advance) I will endavour to proceed the way I had been playing it upto the point: using a guide if I was totally stuck.
But also, it is the game's fault that it is pretty easy with a little bit of looking to become INCREDIBLY OVERPOWERED towards the end, plus some of the character arcs (and characters) sucked in the World of Ruin, so VI has sunk below IV on my list of fave FFs, both of which, I've decided are narrowly behind XIII - despite the fact that the final trophy I need is an absolute nightmare to get.