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Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued
« on: October 16, 2017, 04:37:06 PM »
I read The Light Fantastic, the first Discworld sequel, using Debbie Drum's reading system, and though it slowed my typical reading speed, I was able to write a four-paragraph review alongside the notes I took, so it probably worked.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: October 11, 2017, 08:22:32 PM »
Started Grandia II Anniversary Edition on my PC. Aside from the occasional crash, it works like a champ, even though my system didn't meet the minimum graphical requirement.

Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued
« on: October 11, 2017, 07:29:15 PM »
I read a guide to reading better by Debbie Drum entitled Read Better Faster, which basically consists of text-to-speech accompaniment when reading e-books, which I'll definitely give a whirl.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ys VIII
« on: October 10, 2017, 08:32:02 PM »
I remember calling NISA a few years ago about a game I had ordered, and it seemed they were staffed by people for whom English obviously wasn't a first language. Sort of explains things.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: October 05, 2017, 05:01:38 PM »
Stuck on the boss fight with
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Noel in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, so I'm exploring other available areas to power up by completing quests.

Making decent progress on the main storyline of Horizon Zero Dawn after doing tons of sidequests, and I've only died from long falls, not from enemies themselves.

Keeping up with the story quests of Kingdom Hearts Union Cross, and can take on even high-level enemies with my medals.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: October 02, 2017, 12:02:16 PM »
I'm not fond of Karma Houdinis, myself.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: October 01, 2017, 06:40:27 PM »
Horizon Zero Dawn - Been doing sidequests, and I think Aloy's at level 40.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - A bit of a clusterfuck regarding the plot, and it feels lacking/rushed in terms of the music and graphics, but the gameplay's okay, though a few enemies took forever to kill.

Tokyo Xanadu - Not bad, and I get Persona vibes.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: September 27, 2017, 04:57:36 PM »
I decided to go through Undertale again in the True Pacifist Route (after getting the Neutral ending), and I'm definitely glad I did.

Still working on Horizon Zero Dawn, and have hacked all the Tallnecks and have a view of the full world map.

Watched the pilot episode of Discovery. Thought it was good, but it's hard to know it takes place ten years before the original series, unless some big technological dark age occurs before then.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: September 23, 2017, 10:12:44 PM »
I found out I didn't actually beat Undertale whilst thinking I was caught in a deliberate infinite boss loop, so I went ahead and finished it. I'll aim for the pacifist route tomorrow since my parents and I will be on the road much of the day.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: September 21, 2017, 06:04:51 PM »
One of my biggest beefs with the VC games is unskippable enemy sequences. They definitely work wonders in the Fire Emblem games.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: September 13, 2017, 06:08:51 PM »
Dragon Quest VIII 3DS - Beat the first of the Dragonivian Trials. I'm keeping a spear on hand for the hero and an axe on hand for Yangus so they can use their critical hit-or-miss abilities on metal enemies to make grinding easier.

Horizon Zero Dawn - Hard to say where I am, but I'm having a blast exploring the vast open world.

Kingdom Hearts Union Cross - I finally beat the witch boss with the healing cat and have been breezing along, getting to the latest Quest.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: September 07, 2017, 10:38:31 PM »
I beat Undertale Vita on my family reunion trip, and was generally happy aside from the lack of indicators as to which areas had random battles (I had to grind a little since I basically said "screw it" when going the pacifist route) and infinite-looping bad ending.

I also beat Dragon Quest VIII 3DS and am working on the post-game content, which I'm glad actually adds to the story.

Still stuck on Quest 660 of Kingdom Hearts Union Cross, since I can't kill that damn healing cat fast enough.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Secret of Mana: The Remake!
« on: August 25, 2017, 12:04:21 PM »
Glad they seem to be keeping the gameplay 2-D.

Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued
« on: August 24, 2017, 10:19:17 PM »
A few days ago I finished rereading the Redwall and Dune books. I like how most of the former books pretty much stand alone, but most of them feature essentially the same plots. I enjoyed the Dune books as well, but they go a bit overboard with cloning late in the series chronology.

Started Discworld and will parallel-read the Barsoom books.

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