Video Games 7/’13

Here are a list of games that I have and why I’m playing them/why I haven’t finished them. They are in no particular order of recommendation, and I pride myself on my collection of games. :D

Skyrim
Skyrim

I still have  much more to say about why I play “Skyrim”. There’re enough stories on the damn game that have me coming back just to hear them all over again. A fantasy setting with a sort of Germanic leaning, plus you can adopt children and hunt and build houses- so really awesome. I got the game mainly based on the stories and genre, but the gameplay is pretty intuitive, and it looks freakin’ gorgeous most of the time, even if the glitches AND bugs can be a fuckin’ bitch. On my second run through, I tried not picking up any books or necklaces, just in case they are for quests. There’re multiple bugs that, if you pick them up before the mission, they won’t leave your inventory and/or you can’t complete them. Then there are the glitches where you’re swimming in a lake and then the water starts fucking up and you can’t move. Plus, it freezes every once in a while. Still, Solstheim has made it all worth it (plus that guy you can hire in the inn there is the best ‘partner’ you can have in the entire doggone game). I’m a Lvl. 51 Khajit that loves her sword and bow.

Fire Emblem: Awakening
Fire Emblem: Awakening

Thank you, Mattie, for introducing me to the Fire Emblem series. This is the third one I’ve played. It’s high in all my aforementioned stats. Basically, it’s like laying chess, moving characters one by one, each with their own special moves and strengths and weaknesses. Each character has their own story (in Radiant Dawn, there was a bit of a dumbing down with storylines for each characte, probably because it was a sequel to Path of Radiance). Plus, in this game, they can get married and have children. I love the story very much, and doubt I’ll ever like it less. My favorite characters are Gaius, Libra, Sully, and Tharja.

Final Fantasy 13-2
Final Fantasy 13-2

“Final Fantasy 13” was the first Final Fantasy that I beat on my own. I had gotten it because it looked gorgeous and I told myself, if I can go through turn-by-turn in Fire Emblem, Final Fantasy would be a piece of cake. Oddly enough, they had changed it up for 13, and I FREAKIN’ LOVE IT. First, I’m trying to trigger that yellow thing that I forgot what it was but makes the enemy weaker, and then the enemy starts up its effin’ cheatin’ supermove so I have to switch to a paradigm to heal and protect. I didn’t care about how straight it’s gameplay was- ‘cuz, you know, I play other games that are like rulers- and I pretty much loved all the characters except Hope until he finally forgave Snow, and then I loved everybody! 13-2 continues that, and I like it for the most part. I don’t really like the monsters and partners thing, and would rather have Fang and the others, but I get it. I’m trying to beat this now so that when Lightning Returns comes out, I can do something about it. I love nearly anything by Square Enix, too.

Far Cry 3
Far Cry 3

I heard it was like Skyrim with guns. It is, to me. Down to the repetitive enemies, though “Far Cry 3” has repetitive allies, too, unless the allies are special. (A lot of allies in Skyrim have the same voices, though they look different- except if they are special) What I especially like about Far Cry 3 is that it forces you to be sneaky a lot. In Skyrim, once you get Glass armor, at least, and a few special weapons and spells- you can clear out even a big fort with little problem. Enchanted Dragonborn armor with dozens of spells, shouts, and weapons, and even the boss of the Dragonborn DLC was pretty meh. Far Cry has people with guns, big guns. And, oddly enough, they still hurt a lot even when you get stronger. Even if you have seven bars of health, that will do shit against five bad guys that can knock off one and a half each. Plus, I like this guy trying to save his friends on a horrible island. I’m taking my time with this because this doesn’t seem to have the ongoing play like Skyrim has. Not enough good side-stories, really. Oh, yea, it’s gorgeous.

Soul Caliber V
Soul Calibur V

I’ve played all of them (even Soul Blade). This one was just as gorgeous as the others, and I like being able to do a superpowermove nearly at whim. The story part sucked serious balls, especially as this was a good chance to fully introduce a bunch of new characters arriving over a decade after Soul Calibur IV. Still, between customization, beauty, and flawless gameplay, I shouldn’t complain about this awesome fighting game.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Tekken Tag Tournament 2

I’ve played all the Tekken except for the first one. As a fighting game, I finally gotten the hang of it, realizing that, yes, the PS3 controller is much better for my tiny hads. It does really have a story mode, and it’s pretty! I have two copies of it, now… I got it for gameplay and looks, and the feeling of satisfaction I can’t get from Tekken Revolution.

King of Fighters XIII
King of Fighters XIII

The stories are aaaaaaaaaamazing! They went through so much trouble for it, I’m flabbergasted! It’s pretty hard to play, since I have to get out of my box to play as other characters if I want to know everybody’s story ending. Though it’s not 3d, it’s still fun and beautiful and amusing.

Blazblue
Blazblue

To be honest, I have no fucking idea which Blazblue I have. I think the first one? In any case, it’s pretty much ditto from “King of Fighters XIII” except with even harder fighting styles, and they talk too damn much while fighting!

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3

Sooooo pretty. Sooooo nerdgasmic. The gameplay is freakin’ nuts, and when I find my groove, no one can freakin’ stop me! My favorite team is Dante, Hsien-ko, and X-23, but I’ll play any good-looking character (that locks out people like Magneto and Deadpool, most of Marvel side, really, haha) that’s not too short and is not Chris, Wesker, or Ryu.

Dead Space
Dead Space

Yes, that is the first “Dead Space”. I’ve watched the movies, but I can’t bring myself to finish the damn game- it’s too scary. And now the third one is out and I’m like, what am I doing?! It’s gorgeous, the mystery is insane, and the gameplay is impeccable. I just want to be creeped out less and have more ammo.

Resident Evil 6
Resident Evil 6

The main reason I still play this is because I want to beat Ada’s campaign with my brother, and he mostly plays Black Ops, and I really want higher scores in mercenaries. I loved the game itself (Favorite line: “Better calm that puppy”), especially playing from three different angles and getting the whole story afterwards (except, you know, Ada). Plus, it’s gorgeous, great gameplay, yadda yadda yadda. I’m pretty sure you know I love the damn series.

Castlevania- Lords of Shadow
Castlevania- Lords of Shadow

I played a Castlevania game, I think on Gamecube.  I remember the voice acting being pretty terrible? Anywho, none of that to worry about in this game. I haven’t finished it, though I know the main thing that happens, which reeeeeeally sucks. Plus, the sequel is coming out and I’m like uuuuuugh. I wished it had a more anime-like art, like the earlier games, because it looks more like art and not just realistic. I mean, I get that and all, but I like art. It’s still gorgeous, the setting and plot just my sort of thing, and lots of stuff to do with gameplay- riding spiders is soooooo much fun.

Dead Island
Dead Island

Another game with its sequel on the way. Zombies, shooting, gorgeous. Reminds me of Left 4 Dead and Skyrim sort of. Very gorgeous. I mostly like the balance- non-infinite weapon use, very limited ammo, smart zombies. I was hooked with the commercial though. You know the one.

Skyward Sword
Skyward Sword

After not playing Wind Waker and a couple other games between this and Twilight Princess, I got this. Then my niece destroyed my Wii, so Skyward Sword is collecting dusk and I’m glowering at its case. Gameplay is wonderfantastical, as you might have heard even if you don’t play games. Plus the story is great and Link is given more of a personality here, so, all’s good. My brother has beat it so, gr.

Devil May Cry 4
Devil May Cry 4

This one is pretty funny, because I’ve already beaten Ninja Theory’s Devil May Cry , and then again with my sister (including Vergil’s Downfall, and looooooved it!). But DMC4 got scratched, and I have to do this waxing thing every time I want to play it, so, yea.. Beautiful and fun and all that good stuff. Plus Capcom. Plus freakin’ Dante~~~

Harvest Moon- A New Beginning
Harvest Moon- A New Beginning

A cute game where you make friends, raise farm animals, grow crops, fall in love. I’ve played HM Magical Melody, Another Wonderful Life, Tree of Tranquility, Tale of Two Towns and Animal Farm. I thought I would get bored of it but… Nope… Nope, still playin’. Still playin. This game is bigger than it seem at first glance.

Dance Central 3
Dance Central 3

You know what this is. It’s fun as hell. I have 2 and 3 actually, and switch between the two because I don’t want to pay for importing. A game that I can say, without a doubt, I’m pretty fucking good at. That’s probably because it’s basically muscle memorization, and I play instruments and sports so, yea.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

Oh! The nostalgia!!!! At least for 7 onwards (and Terra’s theme is my favorite Field music, One-Wing Angel and Defiers of Fate my Battle music loves). Again, another game I’m pretty damn good at, muscle memory and all that.

Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider

I actually rented this game from Redbox and forgot to give it back.. Now it’s mine! I blew through this game for the most part, and now I have stopped playing it because I don’t want to be finished with it. The game is breathtakingly gorgeous, so much so that I climb to high spots so I can get to better views. Some  the stuff that happens is just spectacular. Plus, I love switching up on how I travel the world- reminds me of Zelda games. I got it for the puzzles and beauty and action lady Lara!

Street Fighter X Tekken
Street Fighter X Tekken

I got it for cheap at Gamestop, and got the DLC so I can play as Elena and Christie. I bought it for fangirl’s sake, beauty, and the storyline- or, really, how the characters react to one another. It’s fun to play, although, I’m not a fan of Street Fighter’s fighting style. I prolly just need to practice! :D

The Last of Us
The Last of Us

I had been following this game since I saw the trailer while watching the Video Games Awards on Spike. I was not disappointed and played all the way to 85% of the game in too little time. This game is a lot less annoying than The Walking Dead, for starters. Plus, Ellie is awesome, and Joel is even greater. I like how it’s so far after when the craziness first took place,  and really represents factions of thought (and the multiplayer is named Factions!) rather than human basic human interactions e.g. some people believe in a cure while some just try to survive vs. Walking Dead’s everyone for themselves until they have something to offer. Plus, it’s beautiful, and it’s a helluva lot of fun. I especially  like being able to get past enemies and not really miss out on anything important.

 

Well, that’s the list of the games I’m playing. I’m waiting for a good paycheck to buy TEAHOUSE Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider, Last Guardian, Tales of Xilla, Project X Zone, Dead Island: Riptide, the Final Fantasy X remake, THE WALKING DEAD SEASON TWO!!!!, Watch Dog, Assassins Creed 3 (and freakin’ 4! Goddamn!), and The Last of Us– plus all the others I’ve mentioned.

Got and recs or need for some, I’m ya’ girl~ Happy Playin’!

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