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August 26th, 2008 — DS, Gaming, PC, PS2, PSX, Retro Gaming
Well,Â here it is only a few days before PAX – and due to my new job I won’t be able to attend.Â That sucks, I finally am on the west coast during PAX, it’s only about a three hour drive and I still can’t make it.Â Ever since moving I’ve been incredibly busy – it really cuts into the gaming time.Â Although, since the new job allows me to work out of my home office so, I’ve managed to get a bit more in.Â Of course I didn’t continue any one of the games I’m in the middle of now.Â Nope, I started replaying Parasite Eve.
Parasite Eve (PSX)
It’s been such a long time since I’ve played this,Â I can’t even remember if I ever beat it.Â Anyway, thanks to an incredibly slow work week I managed to play up to Day 5: Liberation.Â If this next week stays just as slow I’ll be able to finish it off.Â Parasite Eve is a great RPG one you should go back and revisit if you have the means.Â It’s such a massive departure from the Final Fantasy series, that’s probably what appeals to me the most.Â I think I’ll pick up a copy of Hideaki Sena’s novel, which from what I understand is fantastic.Â That reminds me I still have to pick up a copy of Birthday…
Company of Heros: Opposing Fronts (PC)
It’s been a while since I’ve played COH and I noticed this weekend that the expansion pack Opposing Fronts had finally dropped below $29.99 on Steam.Â So, I picked it up and immediately rejoined the fight.Â I really want to see Company Of Heros Online.Â I’m not sure it will see a US release, for now it looks as if it is only being release in Korea and China as free to play.Â Free to play and microtransaction games starting to gain a foot hold here in the US but, we still may not see a release here.Â Even if we don’t see see the Online game it is possible we will be seeing another expansion soon.
Team Fortress 2 (PC)
Heavy!Â Actually, I haven’t played Heavy since the update.Â I started to play last night and then noticed the Opposing Fronts price drop.Â But, I swear I’m devoting some time to it this afternoon.
Persona 3: FES (PS2)
I’ve only been able to squeeze in a little bit of time leveling since returning to work after my whole broken wrist saga.Â I didn’t play enough of Persona or any of Persona 2 but, it appears that all of the games are not connected – one of these days I need to seek out a Persona wiki and read up on what the hell is going on.
Final Fantasy IV (NDS)
Not too much to say about this – it’s a updated release of a classic game.Â I’m currently about half way through and not sure exactly when I’ll be finishing it since I don’t have to commute to work anymore.
June 27th, 2008 — Gaming, Now Playing, PC, PS2, PSX, Retro Gaming, Wii
Final Fantasy Tactics A2 is finally out!Â Looks like I have something new to play while riding the train to work.Â I’ll report back in a couple of days and let everyone know how it is.
Other then my time playing Space Invaders Extreme, I haven’t been gaming all that much.Â While I have played to much I have picked up a couple of games on Steam.Â With all the news of Beyond Good and Evil 2 from Ubidays I decided I should probably go back and finish the first one.Â Since, I lost my copy for Xbox long ago Steam was the obvious place to get it.Â Of course, I haven’t made it past the point Jade recieves the mission to take pictures yet.
I also picked up a copy of Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One.Â The longest video game name that I can think of is a pretty decent game.Â It is a point and click adventure role playing game.Â Which almost makes me wish there was a version on the DS as well, since I would love to play on the train.Â I’m actually a bit glad I’m not just playing through in one sitting since, it seems to have fallen into the “kill x number of y” game play mechanic pretty early in the game – Steam reports that I’ve played for about 1.3 hours.Â I have faith that it will break free of that as the time goes on – I hope.
Other games I’ve played for more then ten minutes include: Metal Gear Soild (ePSXe), Resident Evil 4 (Wii) and Shadow of the Colossus (PS2).
March 24th, 2008 — Gaming, PSP, PSX, Retro Gaming
If you saw my PS2 pile of shame list you saw that one of the top titles is Persona 3: FES. It made the list because I’ve heard from so many people that it’s a great game. I have never played any of the Persona titles – actually, I’ve never played any of the Shin Megami Tensei titles. I’m not sure why, it’s just that these games just never crossed my path when they came out but I’m going to do what I can to make up for this. As with all Atlus games the Persona titles are going require a small investment if your getting them from eBay. I got extremely lucky with my copies and managed to actually hunt down both Persona: Revelations and Persona 2: Eternal Punishment and stay under $20. As always the cheapest way to pickup older games is yard sales or thrift stores, although finding exactly what your looking for right when your looking for it is a
At this point I’m only around two hours into Persona: Revelations so I can’t really say too much about it yet. I can however talk about why I decided not to play it on my PSOne. That’s right I decided to begin playing using the ePSXe emulator. Why would I do this? Well, I’ve got some trips to NYC coming up in the near future so that means time on the Metro North Railroad. So, I’ll be playing on my PSP as well since, the save games between the PC emulator and PopStation are compatible.
Also, it looks like I’m going to pick up a copy of Persona 2: Innocent Sin from eBay. Innocent Sin was never released here in the states but, a few days ago Siliconera posted a link to a blog about a fan translation project.
*Note* The last screen shot is from the released version of Persona not from the fan traslation.
August 12th, 2007 — PSX, Retro Gaming, Sony
Last week at this time Racketboy had a post about using shader plugins for the PS1 emulator ePSXe to improve graphics quality. I’ve know about the plug-ins for a while now but, never had the desire to check them out. Well, after looking at the Final Fantasy IX screen shot I decided to give it a go. I have to admit I never played Final Fantasy IX so, this seemed like a perfect opportunity to finally get that out of the way.Ã‚Â Actually, Final Fantasy I, II and VII are the only titles in the series that I’ve played through to completion.
After some searching around I was able to borrow a copy from a co-worker. Over the week I have been able to squeeze in about 16 hours worth of playing – and so far I’m really digging the game. I’m told the game runs around 40 hours or so total. Hell, maybe when I’m done with this one I’ll tackle Final Fantasy VIII, if I can’t borrow one I’ll probably turn to Ebay. The only real downside of the experience is my video card doesn’t like the shader plug-in, so I can’t use it with top settings.Ã‚Â I guess it’s time to upgrade.Ã‚Â Well, I better get back to the game – I need to see how it ends.
- Final Fantasy IX on Ebay
- Final Fantasy VIII on Ebay