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So Initial Thoughts may be a section where I give my initial thoughts on various games I pick up either console or emulation. Though may stick with rpgs, or even wait till I have a few to talk about (mainly so Im not doing a blog or twitter post with just a few sentences about a game lol). So seeing I picked up the Dreamcast again on 9/9, I finally started Grandia 2, picked Sonic Adventure back up, got Sonic Adventure 2, and finally made my burn of Skies of Arcadia. So I wanted to share a few thoughts: Continue reading
I’ve always loved the FF games starting with the first. My fav titles are 4, 6, 7, and 9. FF1 and Dragon Warrior 1 were my first rpgs! I even found some enjoyment in the 2 unreleased in the US titles 2 and 3. I’m planning to return to 2 via Dawn of Souls sometime, and 3…who knows. Have I finished a lot of them? Well no, I think last one was 6. I do have 10, 10-2, and 12 on PS2. Aside from the online 11 the only PS era FF I’m missing is 8, and i do have tactics through its a Greatest Hits re-release (all others black label). Now with the PS3 I can see what the love-hate relationship with the 13 trilogy is all about.
8 is the only one I’m missing from the PS era, along with a guide, and the guide for FF Anthology…which I’m not sure how I missed that one. 8…I never really got along with. I’m planning a post on my history with the FF titles, but with last week’s 8 Remastered and 7 Remake in a few months, I figure Id share why i never got into 8, and if i should revisit it once I own a new copy and/or PS3 PSN download.
(I know I got this up a day late, I had some snafus getting my switch box for systems going and other matters.)
Happy Dreamcast Day! On this day 20 years ago Sega’s last console was released, the Dreamcast. It was a console ahead of its time released at a time when others were more powerful. There’s many reasons why the DC failed eventually, but we’re here to celebrate this wonderful little machine with the loud disc loading sounds.
How I got mine:
2002 I was a member of a large gaming and retro forum and i joined in on a game of online Survivor back when the show was big. After one the first challenges a teammate won a Dreamcast lot and gave it to me since i didn’t have a DC yet.
After receiving it and the lot of games with it, i loved it. Sold off a few of the games to get something else and started building a small library for it. I later learned of how the different models and serial codes depend on what you can do with it. I excitedly looked up the code on my machine and was happy to learn it was a first gen Dreamcast. So I could play burns and imports without a boot disc. I had always been a gamer before i picked up games for my previous systems on and off then. But getting the Dreamcast was when I started considering myself a gamer and a collector as well.
Hurricane Dorian smashed through the Bahamas and the Carolina coasts, leaving destruction in its wake. As of this writing it is/was heading towards Canada. Let’s take a moment from gaming and if you can, make a donation to help those affected by this natural disaster.
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