Originally Posted by The Hag
I gotta say - even though I don't even use the 3D, I'm kind of impressed with the 3DS. It just feels better than my regular DS. I haven't played it enough to be more articulate about it than that. Don't know if I will get my own at this point or just continue to mooch off of my son. Definitely getting a Vita for AC:Liberation though.
Meanwhile, I've been playing Final Fantasy XIII - Chapter 11: The Game for weeks because:
1. I want to do the side missions but suspect that once I finish the game I won't go back.
2. I refuse to just flat out grind.
3. I refuse to upgrade Lightning's Weapon because I am too cheap to buy the one I want when I know that I can pick it up for free in Chapter 12 and I am too cheap to upgrade two weapons for her.
4. I have a strong, you're-not-the-boss-of-me reflex. "You think this is too hard for me? You think I'm afraid of a challenge? Just watch me."
So I'm usually fighting way above my pay grade and it takes me forever. Totally my own fault.
-FYI on FF13-some of those sidequests you CAN'T be until you finish the game. So keep that in mind.
-I'm holding off until the 3DS gigante drops because Mrs. SW824's current one gets mad uncomfortable in my hands after playing it for more than 20 minutes. This is a severe first worst problem, if I'm going to drop $200+ on a handheld, I rather not be in pain while playing it.
-My friends and I played hell of fighting games this past weekend, as it was NOTAKON weekend, and that is what we do instead of dying of heat in Baltimore. This year's roulette of games consisted of Skullgirls (Which I <3), Virtual Fighter 5:FS, Time Killers, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, World Heroes, some other Neo Geo game I can't remember which was terrible, and Soul Calibur. I actually won the tourney this year, which was dope, because I stopped being sober 2 games in.
-Beat Penny Arcade episode 3, which ended on a cliff hanger, and got DARK. Real dark. The narrative for this game is fairly impressive for a $5 retro J-rpg. I started The Darkness 2: The Darkening, which seems kind of shallow, but I'm liking it so far.