Category: Gaming

Odin Sphere: The Story So Far

It’s been about a month since I last played Odin Sphere. On Sunday I played for six, maybe seven, hours (with a break in the middle), finishing the “Valkyrie” story and making, I think, significant progress in “The Pooka Prince” story. I finished “Valkyrie” in a little over ten hours, and I played about five hours of “The Pooka Prince”.…

A Few Quick Thoughts on the Aion Beta

This weekend I popped into the Aion┬ábeta for the Asmodian weekend test. The previous weekend, you could play as an Elyos, but I’m not interested in playing that faction, so I when it came time for the Asmodian weekend, I was all in. Notable points: The character customisation options are plentiful. This is awesome. Aion is very, very pretty.┬áThis is…

A Proper Start: Odin Sphere

Console RPGs. They are challenging for me! The menu systems that accompany many console RPGs, especially Japanese console RPGs are not easy for me to learn. They are often complex and provide far too much detailed information early on. They tend to overwhelm and discourage me when I start a new game. I did not grow up playing very many…

Demo: Lumines II

Recently I've been playing the hell out of the Lumines II demo that came pre-installed on my Japanese PSP.  The object of the game is to match the colours of the falling blocks to each other so they form four blocks. A line passes horizontally across the grid and makes all matched blocks disappear. The music changes depending on what you do…