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#1 May 26 2013 at 8:00 PM Rating: Excellent
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Hello everyone.

Ever since i have been checking in periodically to find out as much news as i can about ARR, i'm very happy to see that it is shaping up to be what it was meant to be. Unfortunatley the game doesn't come out until August 27th which is right when college starts up again :( . So to fill the time until then i have been trying to play as many RPG's that ive never played before, and some of them just replaying them because there fun.

I recently replayed Castlevania: Symphony of the night (not a real RPG, but the RPG elements make it awesome), Grandia (the original), FF6, King's Field 2, and am currently playing Ni No Kuni (this one needs special mension as it's a very good RPG and has a story that hasn't been achieved in awile. I highly reccomend this game).

So i sat down and started to wonder what other people were doing, or are planning to do, before ARR launches. I'm going to keep trying to find more good RPG's to play, and a trip to dominican is coming soon. So, what about you guys?
#2 May 26 2013 at 8:09 PM Rating: Excellent
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Hey there. I've been writing, playing Tomb Raider and making master plans with friends on how we'll play the 2.0 together. I'll be on vacation in San Diego for a while during the summer. I haven't been playing as many games as I used to. Way too excited for this to come out. Anything else can't compare.
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Playing Mass Effect 2, break from school, relaxing.
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Golf season is in full effect so it's kind of a blessing for the late August release date. I attempted to create a new FFXI account but that failed miserably (which could be a good thing :p). GoT has been taking up much of my fantasy TV viewing and Anthony Bourdain's new show on CNN is awesome.

Gaming wise, I have been pretty quite. Feeble attempts at beating CIV 5 on higher levels, revisiting Skyrim content, and 'Playing ZAM' have pretty much been it.

Simply put, I will be taking advantage of my time doing outdoor activities and will patiently anticipate the 27th. Hopefully by then I will have made a choice of name, starting city-state and Job(s)/Class(es) by then.
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My friend introduced me to League of Legends while waiting for FFXIV. I don't care for it so much.
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I've been trying to find something to play that will keep me interested too. I just started over on Ni No Kuni, but it's just not scratching the itch. I may just take a total gaming break until I either get beta access or my early access from the pre-order starts...whichever comes first. I'm sending Valkiryia Profile back to Gamefly (neat, but too S L O W). I have the new Resident Evil and Metro games in my queue, so one of those should be here by next weekend. Other than that, we're kinda slow at work, so getting a lot of reading done with a focus on the classics. I just finished To Kill a Mocking Bird and The Razor's Edge last week. Not sure what I'll be starting this week.
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Work has been busy.

Thinking about buying and restoring a project Miata.

Paying off debt and buying some stuff for the house.

Studying (very slowly) for A+/N+ tests. Currently in IT but never got those certs.

I beat Tomb Raider and played a lot of multiplayer. It's funny, I'll plateau to about a 1.25 k/d ratio and then it gets boring. So I'll probably trade it for something, although there's nothing I want to play right now.

Watching the FFXIV videos an unhealthy amount of times.

Waiting for E3, news on AAR, Xbox One and PS4. Waiting on other games like the Walking Dead sequel.

Watching Mad Men and Game of Thrones.

Also catching up on Star Trek Enterprise.

Watching the NBA playoffs.

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Trying to stick to my Nike Kinect workout (been slacking a bit)

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Golf season is in full effect so it's kind of a blessing for the late August release date. I attempted to create a new FFXI account but that failed miserably (which could be a good thing :p). GoT has been taking up much of my fantasy TV viewing and Anthony Bourdain's new show on CNN is awesome.

Gaming wise, I have been pretty quite. Feeble attempts at beating CIV 5 on higher levels, revisiting Skyrim content, and 'Playing ZAM' have pretty much been it.

Simply put, I will be taking advantage of my time doing outdoor activities and will patiently anticipate the 27th. Hopefully by then I will have made a choice of name, starting city-state and Job(s)/Class(es) by then.


Hmmm, I too tried to make a FFXI account... SE has made it extremely difficult to make an account, especially if you're trying to return. I figured it wasn't worth the hassle after about 45 minutes and I just gave up.
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Outdoor soccer season started - trying to get back into shape for the summer. Luckily FFXIV is slated for a release date towards the end of the summer. That works out nicely.
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#10 May 26 2013 at 9:14 PM Rating: Excellent
Mainly working and playing a lot of World of Warcraft. Lately I've only been doing pet battles and collecting all the endless pets in the world. I'm looking forward to ditching it for FFXIV at release.
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Been playing Lost Odyssey on the Xbox 360 and I just got Dust: An Elysian Tale for PC and it is AMAZEBALLS
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#12 May 26 2013 at 11:06 PM Rating: Excellent
Playing Bioshock Infinite.
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Been playing Lost Odyssey on the Xbox 360 and I just got Dust: An Elysian Tale for PC and it is AMAZEBALLS


lol thats funny, i actually just bought both of those games recently but havent gotten around to playing them yet. My cousin says good things about dust also, and that if any game needs a sequal, it's that one so i guess i should start it up soon :)
#14 May 27 2013 at 4:34 AM Rating: Excellent
Besides the usual (busy at the office, family stuff) I have been playing ffxi and BF3 (PS3) pretty exclusively...I hope to keep some involvement in those two games still but 99% will be ffxiv after 8/27.
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Just started a new Mass Effect 1 file. Haven't played this in a while. I plan on playing through all 3.
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Wint wrote:
Been playing Lost Odyssey on the Xbox 360 and I just got Dust: An Elysian Tale for PC and it is AMAZEBALLS


lol thats funny, i actually just bought both of those games recently but havent gotten around to playing them yet. My cousin says good things about dust also, and that if any game needs a sequal, it's that one so i guess i should start it up soon :)


Lost Odyssey has hooked me. I think it was Kachi who said it was more Final Fantasyish than most of the games SE has come up with lately and he's spot on there, feels like a FF through and through. My only complaint is the ring system, I like the idea but having to hold the trigger button every melee attack is kind of annoying. I'd rather see something like what Legend of Dragoon did.
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I am in love with Mass Effect 2. It captures so much good sci-fi storytelling, landscapes, and ideas. It has been great so far.
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I am in love with Mass Effect 2. It captures so much good sci-fi storytelling, landscapes, and ideas. It has been great so far.


if you like a challenge, the hardest difficulty in mass effect 2 is actually challenging (really, where has the challenge gone?). It's not one of those unfair challenges either where the computer just has a straight up advantage. It actually tests your skill and knowlege of the game.

Also, sleep with tali. That scene is hilarious.
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I am in love with Mass Effect 2. It captures so much good sci-fi storytelling, landscapes, and ideas. It has been great so far.


if you like a challenge, the hardest difficulty in mass effect 2 is actually challenging (really, where has the challenge gone?). It's not one of those unfair challenges either where the computer just has a straight up advantage. It actually tests your skill and knowlege of the game.

Also, sleep with tali. That scene is hilarious.


I've been playin on Veteran but I'm still breezing through. Maybe next time I play I'll up it to hardcore.
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Keysofgaruda wrote:
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I am in love with Mass Effect 2. It captures so much good sci-fi storytelling, landscapes, and ideas. It has been great so far.


if you like a challenge, the hardest difficulty in mass effect 2 is actually challenging (really, where has the challenge gone?). It's not one of those unfair challenges either where the computer just has a straight up advantage. It actually tests your skill and knowlege of the game.

Also, sleep with tali. That scene is hilarious.


I've beaten ME1 and ME2 on Insanity with my Infiltrator Female Shep. This was after I spent hundreds of hours playing ME3's multiplayer on the hardest difficulty. I'm sure that made things much easier. I always romance Liara, myself.
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#22 May 27 2013 at 10:35 PM Rating: Excellent
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I blame Wint, but I've dug up Lost Odyssey agian and alternating between that and Skyrim right now.
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Been playing Lost Odyssey on the Xbox 360 and I just got Dust: An Elysian Tale for PC and it is AMAZEBALLS


lol thats funny, i actually just bought both of those games recently but havent gotten around to playing them yet. My cousin says good things about dust also, and that if any game needs a sequal, it's that one so i guess i should start it up soon :)


Lost Odyssey has hooked me. I think it was Kachi who said it was more Final Fantasyish than most of the games SE has come up with lately and he's spot on there, feels like a FF through and through. My only complaint is the ring system, I like the idea but having to hold the trigger button every melee attack is kind of annoying. I'd rather see something like what Legend of Dragoon did.


I have said that countless millions of times, tho kachi did recommend you the game. How are you finding the dreams sequences ?

Also just beat the Temple of the dead.... For anybody who has the PSP Remake of Tactics Ogre... You should play CODA, it's so rewarding once you get your favorite Paladin.
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How are you finding the dreams sequences ?


Boring as **** actually, I've started skipping them Smiley: laugh
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Wint wrote:
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How are you finding the dreams sequences ?


Boring as **** actually, I've started skipping them Smiley: laugh


Wow, really? I thought most of them were awesome. They did get a bit repetitive after a while, but the storytelling in them was top notch.

I'm just about to start Maijin and the Forsaken Kingdom myself. Just beat Uncharted 1-3 (all were quite good). I'm burning through games faster than predicted, so I might actually get into the list of games I made from the thread here before XIV goes live.
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Boring as **** actually, I've started skipping them Smiley: laugh


Wow, really? I thought most of them were awesome. They did get a bit repetitive after a while, but the storytelling in them was top notch.

I'm just about to start Maijin and the Forsaken Kingdom myself. Just beat Uncharted 1-3 (all were quite good). I'm burning through games faster than predicted, so I might actually get into the list of games I made from the thread here before XIV goes live.


Perhaps if they weren't so long, some of those go on forever. I did enjoy the clever use of text animations while they were being told, but I read faster than they were showing it so I usually ended up just hitting A so I could finish reading.
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Boring as **** actually, I've started skipping them Smiley: laugh


Hahaha! I had that problem, at first i found them to be intriguing little pieces of lore, then after a while i was like... Ok! How come there is no scene for this things, that are being described so extraordinary in this text... :(
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I think primarily because there are so many of them. Only the flashbacks most important to the main story were told in cutscenes, those primarily used as a backdrop got told in the 1000 years of dreams format, which, honestly, is an amazing way to tell such a huge story. And it does a much better job expressing Kaim as a character as it lets you into his mind and thoughts, which you can't really relay very well in movie-style cutscenes. You wind up relating to him much better when you take the time to understand the depth of his immortality in terms of what it's done to him.
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I think primarily because there are so many of them. Only the flashbacks most important to the main story were told in cutscenes, those primarily used as a backdrop got told in the 1000 years of dreams format, which, honestly, is an amazing way to tell such a huge story. And it does a much better job expressing Kaim as a character as it lets you into his mind and thoughts, which you can't really relay very well in movie-style cutscenes. You wind up relating to him much better when you take the time to understand the depth of his immortality in terms of what it's done to him.


Agreed. Very well said.
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Mainly I've been working on my game or consulting with others about their games, networking with other designers, etc. I was playing Lost Odyssey for a while and hope to get back into it once things have settled down a bit.
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I've been thinking up a back story to go with the character I'm going to make, along with plotting with friends on how we're going to play the game. Oh and I've been trying to get some studying done for my summer classes. ...So far I only achieved one of those three Dx
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Just started Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom. I'm only an hour or so in, but I'm already hooked. The battle mechanics are really fun and interesting. It's like a Zelda game with more intense combat. The story is rather lacking thus far, but as I said I'm only an hour in. I'll try and update later once I'm farther along. I got it for 6 bucks at Gamestop, so you really can't beat that.
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I started playing Don't Starve 2 days ago. One of the best games i have played for some time now. I love how you fight for survival everyday and death/craziness is always one step away. Crazy animals/monsters gothic like style in the game and also the music and sounds are epic. Overall i love it. The only thing that is kinda weird for me is the story. You can just play the game as another minecraft but you can also follow the story but that story confuses me.
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Reinstalled SWTOR and leveled my Sith Juggernaut to 55. The game has its moments but with the awesome KOTOR setting and BioWare at the helm it could have been so much more. Goddammit.
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