Margaret (pling) wrote,
Margaret
pling

  • Mood:
  • Music:

Mostly Final Fantasy XIII :)

It's definitely got chilly again, rather annoyingly - not sandals weather at the moment really :( Yesterday alternated between sun & rain with an occasional side order of hail, so we didn't head into town. Given we were only really after a replacement for one of the leads that connects the computer to the hifi it wasn't important enough to get rained on. And I managed to pop out to the co-op for beer & cake while it was sunny so that was a win :)

Played quite a lot of FFXIII during the afternoon coz J was reading a (scary) chapter of his hieroglyphs book. I'd planned to do the missions in the Faultwarrens, having gone through once I was going to go back and do the other possible routes. But I got bogged down on one that just seemed impossible - I just didn't have enough HP to survive the creature's main attack. I was hoarding CP coz I'd maxed out (at this level) 3 roles for each character and I know there's more levels. So I carried on with the main story for a little bit instead - and pretty much the next bit was an end-of-chapter (I think) boss, and after that I got a crystarium expansion so I could use all my accumulated CP to max out 2 roles & work on a third one for each char. Which has added about 3k HP to each one \o/ Back to the Faultwarrens for me, to see if that helps. I'm not too worried if it doesn't though - from poking around online I know that at the end of the story I'll be able to get back to the missions and by that stage I can get all the characters maxed out in every single role (providing I get enough CP), so I can have loads more HP than I do now. And more abilities, more strength, more magic, more stuff generally. Still enjoying trying to do them now, just not going to stress about it too long if I can't.

I think I'm up to 67hrs played now ... which is a helluva lot. I mean, I know it's only about 10% of the amount of time I've sunk into L4D, about half of what I've played of quakelive and presumably I've also played way way more quake4 in the past. But for a singleplayer game for me that's quite a lot - partly coz multiplayer games have the social side of it to keep me hooked. And for all those 3 listed the problem is never that I can see what I need to do but can't fight my way around the control system to let me do it - which is something FFXIII shares. That's often the deal breaker for me for games - like Little Big Planet, which I like but it sends me into fits of rage as I just can't make my sackcritter DO things. It's what killed Devil May Cry 4 for me too - got to a bit where I knew exactly what I needed to do, but could I do it? Could I hell. And no way to advance till I'd done it, so after a few rage filled hours I just gave up. Unlike J I don't enjoy swearing at games ;)

(Incidentally the dictionary in firefox is on crack - how come "helluva" is a word but "multiplayer" isn't? o.O )
Tags: ffxiii, games, ps3, weather
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 2 comments