Busche (Suikoden Tierkreis)

Of all the...

Of all the things I could write about, having not said anything on this journal in a month and half, I'm going to go for probably the most superficial of them: Dissidia.

When it first came out, I bought the import. Couldn't pass up that voice cast. Well, I couldn't play the damn thing either. "Oh, it's just a fighting game," I said. "How hard could it be," I said. I'm such a sack of doorknobs. I managed to muddle my way through Cloud's stages pretty easily (I mean, big sword, not that hard folks) but could not for the life of me figure out how to play Cecil.

So, a couple of weeks ago, Target had the game on sale for $20, and I broke down and bought the domestic. Oh, how I miss the original cast. The English dub isn't horrible, but there are some key things that annoy the snot out of me.

Why, for instance, does every single character speak like William Shatner?!?!

However, it is playable because I understand what the hell is going on. Cloud's stages I breezed through, Cecil made sense this time, Squall was easy, Tidus (ok, I skipped playing 10, but tea-dus? god that sounds like such a loser's name... I always pronounced it with "tide" as in the laundry detergent) no problem whatsoever, Zidane (my memory of 9 is a little foggy, but what the hell is up with the transformation in his EX Burst? I really didn't need to see all that)... and Bartz is... interesting.

Actually liking it. I'd like it more if I had the option of the original voices. -_-;;
  • Current Music
    Mog House
Heartless Bastard (Sora)

Traitor to my Childhood

I feel like such a traitor to my childhood now. We just watched Tron, and all I could remember back to was the horrible boss sequences in Kingdom Hearts II.
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    pensive pensive
Spinning Rose (Miki)

*cue dramatic music*

I just got a jury duty notice. And yep, 26th and California for me...

I'm a standby juror only, so I won't even know for sure if I need to go until the day before. My scheduled day is the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Ugh!
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    aggravated not amused


Well, we're finally done with the glasses saga. We also do finally have one good thing to say about Visionworks - their "no hassle 100% money back guarantee" actually is hassle free. Walked in, they didn't even ask us why, just started processing the refunds (although to be fair, it was the same guys who joked about putting Jen on the payroll last week... so they knew about our issues). They didn't refund Jen's vision exam, but I honestly didn't expect them to.
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    relieved relieved
Busche (Suikoden Tierkreis)


One word: awesome!

And OMG at Kisuke's voice actor... Hiroyuki Yoshino was Hibiki in Vandread (the main guy) and everyone's favorite tomato-hating Canadian stunt pilot ghost from Ginban Kaleidoscope. GAH!
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    enthralled enthralled
Futch (Suikoden 3)


So last night after our regular party, a Besieged was just starting - level 8 Mamool Ja. I figured it would be a good time to try to skill up my Elemental Magic skill in preparation for Maat (because it's way behind). I've done I think 1 Besieged before long long ago, and it was definitely a lower level. They just never have them when I'm online. >.>

It went something like this:
Me: Hay thar, mister level 75 big scaly ugly NM!
Me: uses Chainspell.
Me casts Thunder II.
Me casts Thunder II.
Me casts Thunder II.
Me casts Blizzard II.
Me casts Thunder II.
Me casts Thunder II.
Me casts Aero II.
Me casts Thunder II.
Me casts Thunder II.
Me casts Fire II.
Me casts Thunder II.
Me casts Thunder II.
Mister Level 75 Big Scaly Ugly NM: Grargh!
Me takes about 1800 points of damage and dies.

Came out with about 18 deaths (and managed to have Reraise up for all of them), a good 25 levels of Elemental Magic skill (I'm in the low-170's now, only about 25-ish levels under cap), and a screen cap of one whopping big three-headed dragon.

Nash Latkje Crying (Suikogaiden/Suiko3)

I wonder which is worse...

So, which is worse: the mental image of two of the pro dancers from Dancing with the Stars doing a samba to Haruka Naru Embrasser, or Takada Band in spandex and sequins doing the same?

I'm really not sure...
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    amused amused
Lay Off the Quack (Yanagisawa - PoT)


Oh good god, why does it look like there's going to be a card game included as part of FFXIV in the newest trailer. Please, no, Square Enix. Please. Please?