Status: Finished with Atoi, 96% of bonus items found Playtime: About 19 hours or so Trophies: 24 of 31 Papercraft Collection:tearaway.me/u/Yuki-Hime
Tearaway was a major PS Vita selling point for me, second only to Persona 4 Golden because I have a wonderfully horrid addiction to the Persona franchise. With its visually appealing papercraft world I knew there was no way I could pass up the adventure. It helped that it seemed not as intimidating as the extremely in-depth LittleBigPlanet series. Don’t get me wrong, I love the LBP platformers but I sort of let them fall into my giant backlog pile and I’ve been inseparable from my Vita since getting it.
We picked up Tearaway at the midnight launch for the Xbox One, which meant Matt was awesome enough to let me start playing it that night. I hemmed and hawed for 10 minutes deciding which Messenger I wanted to use first and settled on Atoi, the female envelope headed lead. It had nothing to do with her being female, I just hadn’t seen her in much of the advertising and wanted to take her for a spin. (more…)
First of all, I want to say THANK YOU!!! to everyone who donated and helped me reach my $500 goal for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta this year. You are an amazing group of people and will have me busy cross stitching up until Christmas at this rate.
This year I did things a little differently and split up my 25 hours into 12 on Friday and 13 on Saturday. I did this so that I could spend 6 of those hours each day spending time playing with the kids who were at CHOA Scottish Rite for treatment. I wanted to meet some of the kids who benefit from events such as Extra Life and I met some pretty amazing kids that weekend. (more…)
Status: Finished all 21 curtains Playtime: About 15 hours or so Heads Collected: 66 of 100
With the holiday season approaching and the usual slew of annual sequels nipping at our heels, new and innovative titles such as Puppeteer are a welcome sight to this long-time gamer’s eyes. I knew from the first moment I caught wind of this fanciful Kabuki-style platformer from JapanStudio that it would become part of my Playstation library, something I will never regret and most likely chastise anyone who doesn’t add it to their own.
In this vibrant and charming chunk of software, you play as Kutaro, a young boy who’s been turned into a wooden puppet and caught up in a galactic struggle. The evil Moon Bear King has conquered the White Moon Castle and is capturing the souls of children, turning them into unwilling servants better known as grubs. The Moon Bear King has seized the Black Moon Stone for himself, destroyed the White Moon Stone, shattering it into shards and entrusting those shiny bits to his Zodiac themed generals. Recruited by the Moon Witch, Ezma Potts, Kutaro sets out to steal a pair of powerful scissors known as Calibrus and put a stop to the Moon Bear King ‘s plans. (more…)
After months of impatiently waiting for her, my new Sailor Moon figure from Bandai Tamashii Nations finally arrived on Tuesday. The first of at least four unveiled figures, the first edition Sailor Moon figure features a total of 6 interchangeable heads, two wands, a bunch of hands and a tiny plastic Luna companion. Usagi’s winking and crying faces are exclusive to the first run of this figure which made it a definite pre-order for me.
(Please ignore the kitchen mess in the background as I had been baking that afternoon.) (more…)
Playtime: 21 hours and counting Men Romanced: Urabe
Otome games get the short end of the stick. It’s a format under-appreciated by the majority of gamers outside of Japan because they are more of an interactive choose your own adventure than a game in the traditional sense. But I like weird and non-traditional games so Sweet Fuse: At Your Side had to be part of my PSP library, one of the last PSP games to get the UMD treatment.
Sweet Fuse centers around a video game theme park created by a fictionalization of game designer Keiji Inafune that has been taken over by the nefarious Count Hogstein during a pre-launch event. Seven unlucky attendees are roped into taking part in Hogstein’s twisted game, including Inafune’s niece, your playable character. If you and the group can successfully make it through seven days and seven trap-laden park areas, Hogstein claims he will let the hostages go. (more…)
As I gear up for Extra Life 2013, I’ve been going through some of the video game and pop culture patterns I’ve found all over the internet in an attempt to stitch a few as samples I can use to manipulate (read: politely urge) my friends and family to give slightly higher donations this year in exchange for some awesome new home decor. Knowing how popular Final Fantasy VII is (not my personal fave, that would be FFIX), I dug out the patterns I found on Gatchastitch and figured what the hell. (more…)
Status: Milla storyline complete, grinding in the post-game dungeon before starting NG+ with Jude Playtime: 63 hours and counting Trophies: 15 of 44
Here there be spoilers. Enter at own risk.
My addiction to JRPGs has long been documented. Hell, WRPGs and JRPGS alike cause me to drop everything else and devote hours of my time they are until complete. Same can most certainly be said about my first adventure through Rieze Maxia and Elympios with Milla Maxwell and company.
I decided to go with Milla as my main character the first time around mostly because she wielded a sword, had a ridiculous outfit, and her background as a personified spirit lord intrigued me. I almost immediately regretted it as her initial English voice over was far too stiff and forced, even if she wasn’t naturally human. Thankfully this corrected itself as the game progressed but I still wished the entire time that the original Japanese audio had been an option with Tales of Xillia even if I’d had to pay for it as DLC. (more…)
Status: Catching cicadas and fishing, making the bells to pay back Nook’s ridiculous loans Dream Address: 4500-2245-0852
I caved to peer pressure. I bought Animal Crossing New Leaf almost a month ago and I am sad to report that I am utterly addicted to this game. When I am not sleeping, playing Borderlands 2 or watching TV with Matt (TV time is cross stitching time), I am planting flowers and trees, playing delivery girl for my townspeople, shaking trees in the hopes that I’ll get some cool bit of swag instead of another angry beehive to drop from the branches, and digging up my town looking for fossils.
I’ve tried to stop. My continued playing of Animal Crossing is definitely not for a lack of games; I have Professor Layton & the Miracle Mask to finish, Shin Megami Tensei IV that I just picked up, and 6 other games in my 3DS backlog. Then there are the other 20-30 or so console games I’ve fallen behind on. Clearly, there are other things I could be doing with my time like getting more of my fantasy story written, which I have been getting to more often these days, all while keeping my AC town gates open for visitors. But I keep finding myself drawn to developing Yukokoku into a prosperous and bustling metropolis where the inhabitants praise me for being an awesome mayor, despite my totally bizarre hairdo and bloodied Battle Royale-inspired school girl outfit. (more…)
So, I had all these great plans for June and July. I was going to power through at least 2 games a month to whittle down my backlog. Sounds good, right? Productive, too. Well….
Animal Crossing happened.
I had started Professor Layton & the Miracle Mask which had been sitting on my nightstand since it launched and was neglected when I actually got my 3DS XL at Valentine’s Day because I was addicted to Paper Mario: Sticker Star. I was about 10 hours in when I caved in and bought Animal Crossing New Leaf. The majority of my gaming friends were talking about how awesome it was and I kind of sort of missed the building/collecting/visiting neighbours style of game that Sims Social & SimCity Social (may they R.I.P.) provided me. I wanted to be social without it being Facebook social, if you know what I mean. (more…)
I want to preface this by stating for those who do not know me very well that I am not a fangirl of any Big Three console makers. It’s always been that I get the systems that have the games I want to play. Last time around I got the Xbox 360 before my PS3 just because it had more that I wanted to play right away. (That was post-breakup with my ex where we had both consoles at launch.) And there is a reason Matt & I don’t have a Wii U as of yet – there isn’t anything we feel we have to play right now. As it is, our Wii isn’t even plugged in right now and the last thing we played on it was Super Mario 3. (more…)