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    Tell me about it. Gaming backlogs suck. And that’s very much a first world problem
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    It’s not that bad She’s got a bit of a cold but she got a doctor’s note anyway because she’s rather protect her health now for... reasons

    Man you keep bringing up Matsuno in your threads and I only keep getting reminded how much the Witcher reminded me of it when I played it. It looks like I may need to make a deal with Lucifuge and exchange my eye for your wanting to get into the series

    X is great so far, I just wish I had more time. The holiday break really spoiled me
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    I think I may have a solid idea for a story so if things go well, I might write it today. Then again, my wife got sick so that changes plans
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    I used to do that and had a good run for like a year, but then I stopped and I don’t really know why. Probably because my blog was visited by a whopping one person. Hope I can return to that, though.

    So far, I’m actually enjoying the silent avatar. I’m coming into it pretty much expecting this is going to be Elma’s story and I’m just a viewpoint character, and I really think that’s fine. I do kind of regret I’m going into this game after playing The Witcher 3. Mira may be a very imaginative world, and it’s a single map which is incredibly impressive, but after the Witcher’s meticulous attention to detail (including the fact that the game world was pretty much fantasy Poland and that gave me a very special feeling) as well as the very realistic character motions, it’s kind of a step back, but I’ll probably get used to it soon. TW3 was also amazing when it comes to side quests, while I heard X is much more the standard open world JRPG/MMORPG “bring 30 bear asses” quest structure, so I just hope this doesn’t bother me too much.

    Did I mention the Witcher has probably ruined gaming for me? Almost half a year has passed and I’m still comparing every open world game I play to it
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    I’m not really far in X yet, since I didn’t really have the time to sink my teeth into it, but I like it so far and my only real criticism is that the game is huge with a ton of different mechanics and informations that you’re kind of overwhelmed with from the start without any real explanation on what it all means. The first game was fairly simple and clean by comparison, but I hope I’ll get used to it.
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    Glad to hear work on your novel is progressing! I guess we’ll discuss these things more in detail once I get back to the magnet conversation (which WILL happen, I promise!) My holidays were much better than expected and I’m beginning the new year in good spirits. I had a chance to really unwind and the fact that I managed to get the Wii U to my new home in one piece is just the cherry on top. It’s also a turned out to be a blessing I disguise that I don’t have a separate tab and have to plug the console into my PC monitor, since now I sit closer to the screen and can read every bit of that tiny text perfectly

    My main New Year’s resolution mainly involves writing. I’ll do my best to get back to writing and posting a weekly short story again, just to really start working on my skills again and flex those creative muscles (also, Neil Gaiman has kind of reminded me why I love shorts as a form in the first place), and I definitely want to at least finish the first draft of my current novel by the end of the year. Here’s hoping I can keep it up.
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    Hey, sorry for taking so long - holidays! Happy New Year, btw, and I hope you had a relatively peaceful Christmas, at least

    Can’t remember the pirate dude but I remember Ozma being great and one of the biggest draws of the Law path along with Ravness.

    Meanwhile, I just finished Xenogears this morning. I ended up storming Deus without taking down any of the pillars and ended up beating it fairly easily while taking all its elements out would’ve been incredibly time-consuming. Also, looking at the majority of opinions on the internet, I must be some kind of Xenogears hipster because I enjoyed both Babel Tower and D Block, but felt that everything about Maria’s arc was underwhelming and pretty lame, with the track “Wings” being CRIMINALLY overrated. It starts off nice and cool but then just goes and loops around the main melody, which is definitely not Mitsuda at his finest, to say the least. Also, screw the Thames for being pointless padding in an already huge game.

    Continuing the hipster trend, I actually really appreciate discord 2 the way it is. Not only do the best parts of the story happen here, they progress quickly with very little padding and the buildup to the end is immense because of that. Not to mention it also helped reduce end-game fatigue, so instead of feeling like shouting “when will this end” at the game, it felt like I spent just the right amount of time with the game. I also don’t feel like a Lacan game is necessary or even has enough material to be interesting, tbh - it’s basically just an arc that’s part of Fei and Elly’s backstory and I feel that the game spends just enough time on it to make it all meaningful.

    But yeah, Xenogears is great and I still love it very much and I’m glad I played it again. And now that I’ve kidnapped my brother’s Wii U, finally, I can jump right into Xenoblade Chronicles X after work today!
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    You gonna post your thoughts on choices as well? ^^
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    Okay so Babel Tower wasn’t nearly as bad as I remembered
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    The Giant Wels went down in exactly two hits. Aerods.
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My Top 100's Lost but Not Forgotten: Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep

by Wolf Kanno on 01-30-2020 at 08:17 PM
You know the drill…


I mentioned this in my Chain of Memories entry for my Top 100 List, but Kingdom Hearts and I have a really awkward history with each other. This is a franchise that has always been more of a guilty pleasure for me than something I actively love. Funny enough, it’s not even the basic premise that bothers me. While Final Fantasy meets Disney mash-up sounds contrived, KH has always managed to make it work since this

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My Top 100's Lost but Not Forgotten: Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra

by Wolf Kanno on 12-30-2019 at 09:56 PM
Top 100 List Blah blah blah…. I ended up re-writing this entry because the original was a little more bitter and more like just a genuine rant than a review. With that said, a little backstory is in order.
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Continuing my trend of snubbed entries in franchises, we now come back to a series that was very near and dear to me. At this point in time, the story of

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My Top 100's Lost but Not Forgotten: Suikoden IV Part 2 ~ Suikoden Tactics

by Wolf Kanno on 06-17-2019 at 06:25 AM

So in my last blog, I talked about the black sheep numbered entry of the Suikoden franchise, Suikoden IV. Today, we're going to look at Rhapsodia, better known as Suikoden Tactics in the West. Tactics is a gaiden title that serves as both prequel/sequel side story to Suikoden IV. What makes it really standout is that the game is no longer a turn-based RPG about collecting 108 heroes, but instead a Tactical Turn Based RPG a la Final Fantasy Tactics, Fire

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Updated 08-31-2019 at 03:57 AM by Wolf Kanno

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My Top 100"s Lost but Not Forgotten: Suikoden IV ~ Part 1

by Wolf Kanno on 04-29-2019 at 06:53 AM
List, blah blah. Didn't make it, blah blah.
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I feel I have a theme going here. Like the BoF1 entry, anyone who took a quick glance of my list will know I'm a pretty big Suikoden fan, you'll also notice I snubbed one of the main entries and most of the spin-off/gaiden games. I'll say right now, that I have to actually play Suikogaiden due to lacking the proper emulator, which is why

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My Top 100's Lost but Not Forgotten: Breath of Fire

by Wolf Kanno on 04-14-2019 at 10:23 PM
Blah blah blah, made a list, blah blah blah, this is for games that didn't make it.

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Anyone who simply glances over my list will notice I have a strong affiliation with Capcom's classic and underrated RPG series Breath of Fire. They will also notice I left one entry out of the list, and while my BoFII entry hints as to some of the reasons, I figured I would lay it out here

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