I'm not sure why I'm "torturing" myself with another "mediocre" Star Ocean game, if reviews tell the truth. I kind of just want Tri-Ace to keep existing and so far the characters don't make me want to claw my face off, so in that sense it improves on Star Ocean IV. However, I'm worried about how Infinite Undiscovery this game feels instead of Star Ocean 2/3. If I wasn't so tired (for some reason) after returning from France I would probably have more than the 2.5 hours of gameplay time so far. Still, for that little play time it's a bit ridiculous that I'm already level 17... Is the max level like 200 or something?

So far Miki seems fine though she has the annoying "well besides I know you will protect me" line she throws at Fidel to "convince" him that she should go along with him. Fidel himself seems at least to not be as impulsive as most Star Ocean and tri-Ace male leads and acts more like Kanata (main character of Exist Archive). Still a "must protect things and help people" type of person but not rushing off to fight without thinking, thankfully. Victor seems competent. Fiore's outfit is still ridiculous and she's only said a few words so far. Relia just woke up so who knows about her, except she fits the young girl with mysterious powers character build. I'm hoping for some more humor and wackiness to get injected into these otherwise stale character dialogues, though I'm not holding too high of hopes...

Maybe I should have picked up Tokyo Mirage Sessions instead but it reminds me I still haven't gotten the true ending of Persona 4, and I still have P4Arena as well. Also, story-heavy-wise I still need to finish up Sora no kiseki SC this month since the Third will be out later this month.

In other news, Sorey/Mikleo is still canon in Tales of Zestiria, and Rose is awesome. I'll write more about ToZ later.


Jun. 3rd, 2012 11:06 am
I'm currently watching a lot of tennis so I haven't been gaming lately. Instead I've been listening to video game podcasts while tennis is on my TV. It's kind of fun to see what happens to be somewhat "universal" among people who podcast at Retronauts and RPG Backtrack, the two podcasts that I have been listening to (though mostly RPG Backtrack). I also have looked at some blogs and forum posts whose opinions may accidentally get lumped in here.

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