GOG.com

Jun. 2nd, 2012 01:09 am
trickster: (03)
I'm super glad GOG.com exists, seriously. I've heard of a lot of these games, but never played them as a child because our family was more console-oriented. (I was probably too young to play anything other than Lemmings or Dr. Brain games anyway.) I like having the chance to play these games and check out what people are talking about. I just nabbed the Wing Commander series to give it a shot. Also Mark Hamill is in the games too, and I wanna see that.

I'm thinking about trying to get more recent games on GOG too. I don't know if anyone else has the same problem, but Steam can really clog up my computer sometimes. I don't have a gaming optimized laptop, so just opening Steam can be a trial for me. Games that are DRM free are such a turn on.

I really should be reformatting my hard drive, but I'm hesitant. My laptop originally came with Windows Vista installed, but I received a free upgrade to Windows 7 and used that. I don't know where I put the upgrade disk anymore, though. I'm afraid of reformatting and ending up with Vista again. That would really, really suck.

I'll have to go hunting for it again sometime.

la schmoove

Jan. 2nd, 2012 05:50 am
trickster: (02)
I hope everyone had a good New Year Day!

I don't really have any New Year's resolutions or anything, but I do need to write or draw more things this year. I'm getting really out of practice. :T

I ended up spending quite a bit of money on the Steam Christmas sale, but the game I'm looking forward to playing is Darksiders. It looks pretty fun, it's another one of those games that uses Biblical characters and whatever. I hope it plays well enough on my laptop.

The one game that took me by surprise this sale was The Binding of Isaac. I've played Super Meat Boy and didn't like it so much, probably because it's ridiculously challenging. But Isaac is a lot more fun to play, even though it's still stupidly difficult. I just like experimenting with all the pills and stuff.

I also finally got LIMBO. That game is super atmospheric, wow. Kinda freaky, too. (THE SPIDER. THE BRAIN BUGS.) The design style just adds to the whole thing. Love it.

My goal is to finish these games, damn it. I need to stop starting games and leaving them hanging. I'm pretty sure the last game I finished was El Shaddai. 8|a
trickster: (011)
The internship is going well, though I'm super tired by the end of the day. I'm supposed to do 225 hours this semester and keep a bi-weekly journal for my professor to review. Sounds fine to me. As long as I don't have to do a final or anything, I'll be happy.

Now if only my other classes could be like this. /sob

In gaming news, I GOT THE ICO/SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS COLLECTION! It's not really a collection. Just two games on one disk.

So, so, so happy. These games were so awesome when they were first released, and I can't wait to try them in HD.

...hopefully I can actually finish them.
trickster: (002)
It's true.

Well, first off, I'm glad I enjoyed FFX. I'm a little surprised they're re-doing a game that already looked fine on the PS2 instead of something else, though. (They don't want to do a fully remade FFIV? Square-Enix has been infatuated with FFIV, giving it a bunch of re-releases...) Then again, not only is it FFX's anniversary, but I'm pretty sure it was sold a lot when it was released. Probably a good idea to go for this one.

Anyway, I hope we get to see what it looks like sometime soon. ;A;



Yes, I am pointedly not mentioning an FFVII remake because HEY THIS IS FFX'S TURN RIGHT NOW. DON'T BE SUCH A SPOTLIGHT HOG, FFVII.

EDIT: Also why is Dissidia: Theatrhythm's gameplay so adorable alsdkfj the battles
trickster: (012)
It looks like I'll be able to do my internship early this year -- in fall instead of waiting 'til spring. That means I'll only have one class next semester, which gives me plenty of leeway to add on another class if it turns out I need another to graduate.

I'm very paranoid about this. I've fallen into the cracks of this university's system so many times I'm, like, on edge about another roadblock coming up. I've already gotten into a small panic over an upper division class that's supposed to count for general upper division credit, but isn't showing that way on the computer. I hope, hope, hope, hope it still counts (and my advisor said it would) but JUST IN CASE. Open schedule next semester. Gonna get it done, yes.

Been doing nothing but going back and playing Dissidia Duodecim again. I still haven't finished all of Cycle 13 yet, which is a shame for me. I just like to level everyone up to 30 before tackling the Impulse Shade chapters. (;A;) I also bought Prologus from the PSN store, which got me Aerith as an assist-only character. She's really useless, honestly, but oh well. My curiosity is satisfied. ...I also ended up buying some extra costumes for other characters. Four of them, I think.

Once again, Square-Enix gets the best of me. And my wallet. OTL
trickster: (008)
First off, there are no plot spoilers in this post. I'm gonna make a separate post for things like that, because the game just released yesterday. This is mostly about the gameplay and some of the things I liked/disliked about what they did with the game.

Note: If you're on my Plurk timeline, you've probably seen most of this. |D;;

NO PLOT SPOILERS )

And that's my opinion. :3c