Clearing out the Backlog!

Last week I was on vacations, a well-deserved week of me-time after months of nonstop work. I had the chance to get back to some writing projects I’ve left abandoned for a few months. I finished The Song, a science-fiction/noire short story and now finally have it ready to begin editing. I’ve also returned to a 2nd draft of a novel, not much progress there, but the week helped me get back into the mindset of the prose, to know where I left off and what I meant with the old notes I left.

But I also had time to do something gamers rarely do: clear out the gaming backlog. Continue reading Clearing out the Backlog!

Final Fantasy IV – Episode 1 – Brood Knight

It’s been a while since I recorded a playthrough with commentary, aka a Let’s Play. But with the release of Final Fantasy XV and especially because of its promise to be accessible for both veterans and newcomers to the series, I decided it would be cool to maybe show those newcomers the entries in the Final Fantasy series that have now become classics.

I could have gone for the original version of the game, on Super Nintendo through my Wii U’s virtual console, but considering just how good the DS (and now Steam) version is, I decided to use this one for the Final Fantasy IV playthrough. Continue reading Final Fantasy IV – Episode 1 – Brood Knight

Final Fantasy XV – Frustratingly Great

I’ve been playing Final Fantasy XV since last week and I’m getting closer to the end of the game, especially after the day-long play time I had during the weekend. Continue reading Final Fantasy XV – Frustratingly Great

My Top 5 Final Fantasy Games

With the release of Final Fantasy XV and my first few hours with the game, I predictably began drawing comparisons between this Final Fantasy and its predecessors, and this naturally drove me to order them in terms of my preference, be it in their gameplay, presentation or sometimes much more importantly, the story.

Overall, I love most of the Final Fantasy games, with only a couple I don’t agree with, but having said so, there are five in the series that hold a very special place in my heart. So, here are my Top 5 Final Fantasy games (with their PS-era remastered intro sequences because they’re really cool): Continue reading My Top 5 Final Fantasy Games

Final Fantasy XV – First Impressions

My Tuesday began very early, as I had trouble sleeping and woke up at around 5am. Having deleted my old Playstation Network account because I moved countries and you can’t change it in your existing account, I decided to create a new one, pay for Playstation Plus and all that jazz, but I also remembered that Final Fantasy XV, the latest in Square Enix’s long-running series released that very day, so I also bought it, downloaded it and left it all ready to go for the moment I was done with work for the day. Continue reading Final Fantasy XV – First Impressions