Monday, April 05, 2010

ファイナルファンタジーXIII,完成します!


It's been another busy 2 weeks hence the lack of blog entries. Though, I've been updating Twitter pretty regularly and in fact I've hit over 5500 posts since the past few weeks. It's so much more convenient and I guess micro blogging is the way to go. In fact, all the pictures you see here were originally posted on my Twitter page. I've got lots more up on my yfrog account but they're really more nonsense and not worthy to be posted up here. Still, it's pretty fun to have followers from all over the world and it's an excellent platform to practice my Japanese which hasn't seen much practice the past year. Having a dictionary on my phone helped a lot too, and it's been great making new friends particularly those from overseas.
          

     
Mabel was away this weekend, on her annual company sponsored trip to Taiwan. Yes, her company treats all employees to an all expenses paid vacation every year if the sales quota is met. All she needs to spend is on her additional snacking and shopping expenses. Sounds great but well she did put in a lot of effort in her daily work and sometimes she does even longer hours than me, which is wrong. Anyway, she bought lots of stuff for Rena and a single shirt for me. Not that I'm complaining, since I had the weekend to myself and even managed to complete FFXIII while she was away. Haha talk about being productive. Also did some reading on a book I bought recently about marathon training. Got 2 coming up this year but I've failed to commence training. Still trying to get my IPPT Gold so hopefully I can do it by this month.
           
   
On Final Fantasy XIII, I really wanted to write a full review for the game. I think I will, after I log in more hours perhaps this weekend. So right now, I'll just give my views on it, having logged around 55 hours and have completed the main story line. Completing the main events opens up new options and areas to play with, and so the game truly shines after you have cleared the last boss. The other optional monsters are the ones to really challenge your party, and there are lots of missions to hunt them down, additional weapons to level up, and of courses you'll need dozens of hours more to completely upgrade your characters. It's been a pretty deep game with respect to the combat system. It's really really different from the past FFs, and good or bad, it's still a pretty fun and engaging one. Changes are drastic, but it still retains the FF feel due to many returning elements. The only major complain is how linear the game is, but I'll come to that when I write the full review. Soon, I hope.


I also got some my outstanding stuff from my main supplier in Chinatown. New to my collection are 02 x Son Gokou figures, one from the Bandai Master Grade series, and the other my very first S.H.Figuarts figure, also of the same character. Well one needs to be assembled, and thanfully I got some new modelling gear because I also wanted to start on my 1/60 PG Gundam 00. Not much time to spend lately, particularly with great games like MW2 (online), and FFXIII sucking away my time. Weekends are reserved for Rena and Mabel, but I usually log a few hours in when they sleep. I'll eventually get started on those kits, but I'm hoping to get more trophies for FFXIII first. I'm also thinking whether to import some of the merchandise for FFXIII, so hopefully there's a discount coming soon. That's all for this update. Until next time, I'm returning to my fantasy. Ja!

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