Archive for April, 2012

Enjoying Final Fantasy XIII-2

Posted in Final Fantasy, Square Enix with tags , , on 25/04/2012 by arthur1977

Needing a change of pace after completing inFamous twice I decided to pick up Final Fantasy XIII-2. I happen to luck out and it was on sale at my local video store for 30$.

I have played for about 6 hours now and am really enjoying it. I think they made some great changes to the crystarium system for leveling that improves it from the original. The addition of monsters in your party is an interesting twist, it offers up lots of ways to customize your team.

Because I got the game at a discount I picked up a 20$ PSN card to spend on the games DLC. I am a fan of Noel’s character but hate is outfit, I was about to buy a nice armor set for him until I read that he will be getting a Black Mage one soon.

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I a HUGE Black Mage fan from the original Final Fantasy game so I am hoping a date for this DLC will be released soon. I do admit that I picked up the Beachwear DLC for Serah but I rotate it with the other 2 I have because I like them all. Last of my purchases is the Lighting package that is planned to be released late next month.

All in all if you are a fan of the Final Fantasy series I suggest giving this game a shot. It has restored a bit of hope in the franchise for me and I plan on pre-ordering it’s next installment for the PS3.

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40 years of Sunny Days

Posted in TV with tags , , on 22/04/2012 by arthur1977

I was out with my family this afternoon at our local Chapters enjoying the afternoon. This Chapters has a children’s play area and my Little Princess was exploring it having a great time. She loves Sesame Street, mostly Elmo, so I went looking to see what they had. We ended picking up the DVD collection 40 years of Sunny Days, which has skits from 1969 to 2009.

I was a huge Sesame Street when I was little and it was great seeing some I the older skits that I grew up on. The fact that my daughter loves it to is amazing.

Now if I can only get her into liking Transformers and hockey 😉

Let the playoffs begin!

Posted in Sports with tags , , , on 08/04/2012 by arthur1977

Well the NHL regular season wrapped up last night and I cannot wait for the playoffs to being.  My Vancouver Canucks almost were Stanley Cup champions last year losing in game 7 of the finals to the Boston Bruins.

This year the Cauncks have a tough opening round playing the L.A. Kings and their Vezina trophy hopeful goaltender Jonathan Quick.  There is still a little bad blood between these teams from previous playoff meeting over the last couple of years so this should be a very entertaining series.

GO CANUCKS!

The other match up I will be paying close attention to is Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh, two highly skill and tough teams that really hate each other.

Enjoy the first round everyone, here is the list of all the first round match ups:

1) NYR vs. 8) OTT     1) VAN vs. 8) LA

2) BOS vs. 7) WSH   2) STL vs. 7) SJ

3) FLA vs. 6) NJ        3) PHX vs. 6) CHI

4) PIT vs. 5) PHI       4) NSH vs. 5) DET

Square-Enix, Epic Disappointment

Posted in Final Fantasy, Uncategorized with tags , on 01/04/2012 by arthur1977

ImageAfter listening to the most recent IGN Podcast Beyond (#233) and checking out Square-Enix’s new teaser trailer titled “Secret Title 2012 Summer” I had high hopes! A sequel to the great PS original Final Fantasy Tactics is something I have been wanting to play for a long time.

I have lots of fond memories playing Final Fantasy tactics, figuring out what team I needed for this battle and what classes I should be trying to unlock. I did play though the couple spin offs that were put out but they never lived up to the original. With the cult following for such games I wish Square-Enix would put some though into making a sequel for the PS3 and not a hand held.

ImageThat little rant aside, I hope Crystal Conquest has a strong launch and following. Since I have basically giving up playing anything on my PC I will personally not be playing it. Its unfortunate that Square-Enix seems to be falling out of favor with a lot of gamers, and with some of its recent launches I understand that. I have loved the Final Fantasy series since the original and admit myself the last couple games have not grabbed me.

Well, I will keep my fingers crossed for another Final Fantasy Tactics game, but not hold my breath.

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