Happy birthday, bk635
I'm getting off my ass and playing some FFXII again... and looking through a FAQ, I'm realizing that I'm nearing the end of the game but have done fuck-all in the way of real character building or levelling or hunts or sidequests or whatever. I've been using the Gambit system at it's most basic (attack foes, heal allies), and didn't bother to figure out a more complex system for my gambits (I just take control of a character and get them to do what I want when I need them to do something other than attack/heal. Guess I'm still used to the classic 'control your characters' thing and never got the hang of gambits ^^;). Now I'm trying to buy more gambits and open up more gambit slots on my license board, but I'm running low on LP to get more slots and anyway I don't really know what to do with them... -_- Need to level raise for money (need to upgrade weapons and magic) and LP, but don't have a good place to level... guess the place I'm at right now, but it doesn't seem to be a necessary area and the enemies are pissing me off (goddamned flying enemies, I hate em. Got through the first part, then got almost killed by two high-powered enemies in the second area. One of whom was a higher powered version of the aforementioned flying enemies. Woe.) Plus I must be out of practice or have gotten used to playing old PS1 games, because the controls are annoying me and I keep hitting the wrong button. ^^;;;; (but that's just me being stupid, lol)
Anyway though, I just want to FINISH this game. The gameplay's good, but the story did nothing for me so I find it hard to be motivated to finish it. It's a good game, but.. I'm kinda bored with it. -_- This is my problem these days - I get too easily bored by games. Still haven't finished DQVIII, which was a great game but again I got kinda tired of it after awhile. Course, at the same time I had a blast replaying FFT (still haven't finished, come to think of it, but still want to) and have been enjoying Xenogears. Both of which I've played 4-6 times. Huh. I don't know if it's that I lack the same interest/patience to play games now, or if the newer ones just don't excite me as much. Otoh, I ate up Disgaea a couple of years back, so... still want the second one, too. Waiting for the price to drop at EBGames. :)
I counted my PS2 games today - of the 12 I own, I've only competed 3 (FFX, Shadow Hearts 2, and Disgaea). I've started 5 (Xenosaga, Kingdom Hearts, Katamari Damacy (my one non-RPG!), and of course FFXII and DQVIII), and the other 4 I've never touched (Grandia II, whichi I bought YEARS ago, Shadow Hearts 3, Phantom Brave, and FFVII: Dirge of Cerberus, which I picked up a couple of weeks ago for $10 at Blockbusters. Go me.) Yeah. This is pathetic. XD (hell, there are still SNES/GBA/PS1 games I never finished but started... and some NES ones... ahaha. Most of them are things I downloaded on emulator, since they'd be impossible to buy now (or in the case of Star Ocean, never even made it hear), started, and gave up at some point. Like Final Fantasy II, lol. Still haven't finished that. Or FF I, for that matter, which I've never even started
. I fail as a gamer.
*is listening to video game music to make herself feel better about it* Ahh, the lyrical version of "My Home Sweet Home" from FFV... one of them, anyway. The one that's part English and part... some other language. I think I read somewhere that it's an obscure form of Welsh or something? Anyway, it's a gorgeous song. I really want a Farscape vid set to it, based on John's search to get back home. Particularly utilizing clips from 3.22 (the dream stuff), and 4.12/13. I can SEE it in my head, as I tend to often when I listen to music, but I don't think I have the patience for vidding. o.o Or the skills, for that matter - it takes a lot of work and quite a bit of talent and practice.
*is now listening to a fan remix of the Gilgamesh battle song from FFV, from "Project Majestic"* Christ, I played this game over 8 years ago. 8.5, to be exact - I beat it in the summer of '99. Or maaaybe it was '00, so 7.5 years ago. I'm not sure. Awhile ago, anyway. I'm starting to feel old, lol, and I wasn't even around in the really old-school gaming days (FFI, man... or at least IV/VI in the 90s). Though I was into games around the time FFVI came out, I wasn't into RPGs (and bk635
knows my shameful secret of what got me into playing FFVII, my first RPG...)
I'm rambling. Mostly to stall from playing more FFXII, even though I vaguely want to get back to it (it's sitting paused behind me). These days I just liked talking about and reading about games, not playing them. ^^;;; Maybe I'll get back and level a bit. Try to avoid the crazy flying... things. Gotta work tomorrow, but it's a short day. It'll be interesting - supervisor's last day was today (sniff) and my fellow FSR (financial services rep, for those that don't know) is on vacation (Palm Springs, lucky guy), so it's just the manager and me tomorrow. We're ordering in lunch since we can't leave the branch and evidently it's god forbid that we close for half an hour... I'm not really sure how I'm expected to eat while keeping the branch open. ^^ Then I need to get working on my first assignment which is due next week (1-2 page reaction to a media clipping; shouldn't take long. Got about 4 potential articles, but think I'm going to use the one about how women are hitting a 'glass ceiling' and finding it hard to get high-ranking jobs in companies because of the emphasis placed on "masculine qualities of leadership".