So here we are,
I had a couple of days at work and i just sunk my teeth into FFXII the whole time :)
So atm, for those who have played FFXII, i had just finished Rathwalls Tomb, and had a bit of spare time to grab some Items, hunt some marks and stuff before continuing with the story.
I am about level 24, which is a bit overleveled I believe, but I needed money to actually buy full sets of gold armors and everything form the shops. So i decided to try my hand at getting the Zodiak Spear, which was now possible to get. In salika wood the enemies wernt too challenging but it did take a while to knock over king bomb. I ended up beating away Probably 2/5 of his hp using water spells and then unleashed the quickenings. I did really well with my chain and got an Ark Blast which compeltely annihilated him :D
Actually obtaining the spear from the Nechrol of Nabudis was actually the easy part. Took me 2 tries (because everything in there is basicall 2shots and you die). First time i tried to run through with a full party out, and i did get the spear but i ended up getting wiped on my way out. 2nd try i just had 1 person out and it was actually a lot easier. I had everyone buffed with shell and protect and vaan only died about 3 times. So most powerful weapon in the game at lvl 24 felt good :P I gave it to ashe, because she was the closest due to obtaining quickenings (I got all quickeneings before leviathan ). Ashe dow does like 2000+ dmg to everyone elses 400-600 lol
In the same vein, once i got Larsa back i went into the Zertinan Caverns, and bagged myself an esper, took a while but i basically injured him about 1/4 and then flayed his ass with quickenings. TBH i dont find espers that good to use, its much faster to just use your party, and Espers dont seem to last very long (HP gets owned preety quick) - Adrammelech, the Wroth
So yeah, Just finished henne Mines and now onto the next part.
How is everyones E3 going? Nothing much on show imo. Nothing ground breaking. I am a PC and Wii owner, and was severely dissapointed with the lack of a new Zelda title, maybe next year. TBH i didnt find much at the Nintendo's press conferance, though the wiimove attachment thing is sweet. Awesome that we get 1:1 tracking now. Hopefully the enxt zelda will use this, and maybe the star wars game aswell.
Glad reggie made an appearance. That other woman reminded me of the principle from the Movie School of Rock with Jack Black? I wanted to stab her in the eye with my happy pencil. Seriously, the audience was reporters, not 5 yr olds. I couldnt stand her. But yeah, not much on offer for me from Nintendo this year, im not an animal crossing fan. I wish the had this wiispeak thing for SSBB, that is the perfect game for it.
As for Sony, that guy looked like the Dad from Home Alone movies 1 and 2. People in the live chat agreed with me :D. Sony showed LBP which was good, i think it looks ok and Sack Boy stole the show. However their SKU announcement was stupid. I love BC, see that im still playing FFXII, and now they are removing any hope i had of australia getting a PS3 with BC. Its a major selling point for me, and with FFXIII being available on the 360... why would I want a PS3? Ill have to wait and see what FFXIII VS does, and whether any good games actually come out on ps3.
So yeah overall not that much happening at E3 personally. I'm also missing the Activision Blizzard Crew... :( no Warhammer Online fix for me this year.
So music wise I have bolstered my collection. I have added Soil, Within Temptation, AudioSlave, Disturbed and a bunch others. I have an entire shelf now which is sweet, except im going to need to buy another shelf cause now i dont have any room. I have also had to take out Fear Factory, and i might even through them away. I have Fear factory Hits and Fear Factory: Fear is the Mindkiller. I bought them to see what fear factory was like ages ago and have decided i really dont like em.
ATM im re-ripping all my CD's to PC in Lossless format (Each song is about 20mb size rather then 2-3mb). I dot his because 1) i have a lot of HDD space, and 2)When your ip music into a small file size you lose quaility. And when you then burn a CD you got a low quality CD on your hands that doesnt sound to well when you crank the volume on the stereo. Lossless audio format actually takes the tracks off without compression, keeping all the highs and lows in the music. ATM im currently ripping my Iron Maiden colletion, almost done :)