I haven’t written in more than a week, now, and that’s mostly because I’ve been all over the place both personally and in playing whatever. A few days ago, I’ve reached the third disc of Final Fantasy XIII, which puts me at the 25-hour mark about now. I finally have the full effect of the story, and it seems most of the storytelling attention was placed on Sazh. He seems to be the one to have the most to lose as a father, and that’s as far as I’ll go there. I’m sure most of the RPG geeks have blown through the game by now, but they probably aren’t playing 20 more games like I am.
The only reason I haven’t really posted anything new is that although I’m playing a handful of games, there isn’t much to say at the moment. In Pokemon: Soul Silver, I’m come to a halt in Goldenrod City. I’m not playing Voltorb Flip, but from what some of the town’s citizens are telling me, I’m going to need a Pokemon that specializes in fighting to take on the town’s gym leader Whitney. I’m trying my damnedest to capture one in the Pokewalker, since walking around in the game looking for one has been an act of futility at the moment.
There was one game I’ve been meaning to do a write-up on, and that’s The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom. What a great title. You’d think it was based on a Victorian-era novel, or more recent, a J.K. Rowling novel. I’ll cover the game as I play more of it, but it’s Braid in the silent movie era without all the drama. Based on the “plot” alone I prefer it to Braid. The one objective in Winterbottom is to steal pies. That’s all.
Now we come to the main event. Although I haven’t written anything in the last week, that’s going to change this week when I receive my copy of Splinter Cell: Conviction in the mail and play it to death. Next week will be dedicated to every last mode.