Wednesday’s… I mean Thursday’s Weekly Wrap-Up (2017-02-02)

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This week has been crazy busy for me and I caught the annoying cold bug that was going around. Sadly, I didn’t have much time or energy for gaming/trolling the great blog posts here on WordPress (my two favourite hobbies). Well, here’s my delayed report on what I’ve been up to anyway. I’m so glad tomorrow is Friday… *sneezes*

Backlog Battle Progress

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I’m on the moon baby! I advanced the intriguing story (big plot detail revealed) and added a magical genius to my party. I also had fun exploring the new area on a lunar whale ship thing. Good times!

My party’s stats: Cecil Lv 43, Rosa Lv 42, Rydia Lv 41, Edge Lv 40, Fusoya Lv 50. Before returning to the troubled planet, I’m going to try and get the Bahamut summon from a perilous moon cave. Seriously, what is with me and side quests?

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At least I didn’t get distracted by side quests in this game, for once! I’m so proud of myself. I completed two story quests, bringing my character closer to finding the person she seeks. One had me charging through a heavily contaminated area called the Glowing Sea. My makeshift suit of Power Armor shielded my character from the nasty radiation in the area. It had been a while since I used it so I forgot that I love how the armor works in this iteration of the series. I just hate that it has limited power sources (not really an issue for me now though since I managed to stockpile 15 Fusion Cores from my side questing). The other quest had me hunting down a very dangerous “man” through the Greentech Genetics building. He killed me a few times before I figured out a great method of attack: Molotov Cocktails and Frag Grenades.

Shiny Trophy Unlocked:
Hunter/Hunted (Bronze) – Complete “Hunter/Hunted”
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My character is now at level 31 and my new Synth buddy loves it when I hack things. I plan to stay focused and keep the story going.

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Did not play.

Games Shamefully Purchased:
An Evil Wizard ended my no purchase streak and malevolently informed me of a Steam sale I couldn’t pass up. I got both of these games for a whopping 1.05 CAD:

  1. Cthulhu Saves The World
  2. Breath of Death VII

Random Weekly Ramblings

  • I’m incredibly honored by the blogger awards I was nominated for last week! I’m too lazy to do the posts (I’m sure the innocent internet has seen enough of my self centered ramblings anyway), but I really appreciate the nominations. I highly recommend you stop wasting your time here and go check out these far better bloggers:
  1. PIXELDUMP – An awesome blogger who seems to understand my never ending struggle to beat Fallout 4.
  2. Milo and Reuben over at Stuff and That – A top notch review blog for many types of media. Also loads of sarcastic humor to keep me entertained!
  3. Falcon Game Reviews – I’m really enjoying his survivor story posts and in-depth game reviews. I really need to play Mass Effect some year.
  4. Reckless Reporter over at Game Cosmos Press – Bringing me the latest reports straight from the dangerous virtual gaming field. He really knows how to throw an award post too. Points for the open bar and Fallout 4 location!
  • Cheap Boss Attack has notified me of an interesting backlog blog event that happens this month: Four in February. I encourage anyone interested in participating to go check out CBA’s post. Basically, you choose 4 games to beat by the end of the month. This is a hopeless task for me but I choose: Fallout 4, Final Fantasy IV, ReCore, and Cthulhu Saves The World. I can’t wait to see how badly I fail at this by the end of the month…

Feel free to share your glorious conquests in that comment area thingy below. I could honestly use more inspiration…

“Do you seek Division? Have you come to merge with Atom, to be split in his infinite glory? Or do you seek to tear down his followers?” – Isolde, Fallout 4

27 thoughts on “Wednesday’s… I mean Thursday’s Weekly Wrap-Up (2017-02-02)

  1. Fallout 3 and New Vegas never had that problem with Power Armor, but I guess Fallout 4 is a more realized look at Fallout’s world. I always imagined that in the older games, that’s how Power Armor would work. That’s why I always placed cheats into the game so I don’t run out of fusion cells.

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    1. In Fallout 3 I liked that I could just leave my armor on and not worry about it running out of power. Fallout 4 makes you use it sparingly but I love using it when needed. I’m also glad it’s marked on the Pip Boy map when you leave it somewhere. I would have lost it by now otherwise, haha.

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      1. Oh yeah, definitely! Hence, I think Fallout 4 is more realized look at the world. I always imagined that Power Armor was like that in F3 and NV, I never did use it other then some crucial parts within the story but I barely wore it.

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  2. Both Breath of Death and Cthulu Saves the World are awesome, short, and hilarious! The developers are actually working on a new Phantasy Star-inspired RPG called Cosmic Star Heroine that looks excellent.

    Good luck on your Four in February lineup! I finished my first game last night, but then I did something stupid… I started a new playthrough of Dragon Age Inquisition. RIP productivity.

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    1. Yay! Maybe I will have a chance to beat Cthulu Saves the World by the end of Feb. I’ll have to look into Cosmic Star Heroine.

      Thanks and good luck to you too. I’ve only played Dragon Age II but I bought Origins from a Steam sale yesterday. Inquisition is on my “some year” list, haha.

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      1. Origins is one of my favorite games of all time, along with its Awakening expansion. I also really, really loved Inquisition the first time I played it. Dragon Age II is the one I’ve barely made a dent in though. Since it removed the character customization, in terms of races, and seemed more action focused, I lost interest early… but I still want to give it another change.

        Cthulu is only about 6 or 7 hours long, so it’s a nice bite-sized RPG.

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        1. DA II was my first Bioware experience so that’s probably why I fell in love with it. I played through it 3 times to see everything. I read all the hate for it after I played it, just like the FFXIII Trilogy. I guess I’ll add it to my list of games everyone else hates but I love. 🙂

          If I can’t complete a 6-7 hour game in a month I might as well give up on my backlog… lol

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          1. I think people (myself included) fell in love with the idea BioWare set in place during Dragon Age Origins and Dragon Age II was just considerably different. They must have not felt the same way, since some of the DA2 characters are central in Inquisition.

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  3. It’s possible to play through Fallout 4 and not get sidetracked by sidequests? I never realized that. My eyes are now open!

    Well, as has been stated, Cthulhu Saves the World is not a long game, and you’re already most of the way through FFIV. If you’re at the Glowing Sea, and you just focus on the story missions, you could be through Fallout 4’s plot relatively swiftly, although I think that game has a very personalized metric for when you call it “finished”. I am completely unfamiliar with Recore, though, so can’t tell you what you’re looking at there, but otherwise, I’d say it’s totally possible for you to make this challenge.

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    1. Apparently it is. I’ve had the game since launch day and I’m only this far in the main story, haha.

      Thank you for the encouragement! 🙂 I fear I may want that fancy platinum trophy in Fallout 4, but having a deadline might help me stay focused on just clearing the story.

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  4. Ah you finally made it to the moon! How fast does that Lunar Whale fly anyway?? I’m assuming the Blue Planet’s moon is the same distance as from our moon to our Earth, especially given other details you learn about the solar system there. Good luck getting Bahamut! It’s a rough battle just getting there. i saved after each behemoth battle just in case and definitely before the big, optional boss fight.

    I’m going to attempt the Four in February, too, and more than likely crash and burn :p Finishing WOFF, then attempting Journey, fLOw, and Inside if I can download it. I was going to count Limbo, but I technically played that in January, aaaand I didn’t actually finish it.

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    1. Huh… WordPress is being weird and your comment isn’t showing up in my little notification window thingy *shrugs*

      Anyway, I love that speedy whale ship!! It’s so fun zooming around the moon with it, haha. Not only that, it has an HP/MP recharge place inside of it which is super helpful. Thanks! I’m looking forward to getting that summon, hopefully tonight. I’m going to focus on this game again now that I’ve cleared on of my other Four in Feb. games.

      Most of my games are ones that I’ve had in progress forever, and I know I’ll still fail, lol. Good luck with your games! If nothing else, it’s fun playing them with a goal in mind 🙂

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      1. When I commented I got a weird message! There was some maintenance going on or something, and it wanted me to refresh the page, but when I did it said it duplicated. I was going through my emails later, and I’m guessing the figured no reasonable person would be up them. Haha! I say to them. Little do they know how unreasonable I can be :p

        I love that it has the HP/MP refill station AND a Fat Chocobo. Don’t you just love that music. It sounds stereotypically “fat,” like I don’t know how else to explain it. I think it’s the tuba like sound and sort of slow beat. I love it. I kind of wonder about that crystal that you examine to go to the moon though. Is it a ninth crystal? Is it dark matter? Is that how it flies so fast? Of course I’m thinking about these things hehe.

        I need to make my post on FiF, which I’m sure I’ll fail, too, but it’ll still be fun to try and write about in March when we all talk about our progress 🙂

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        1. Oh! That explains it. The WordPress maintenance team needs to learn that sleep is overrated. 🙂

          I love the fat Chocobo music! That tuba sound always makes me smile when I hear it. I guess being in space suppresses his appetite too since you don’t have to feed him to bank items, haha. My money is on dark matter but your ninth crystal theory makes sense. *gets lost in thought, as usual*

          I look forward to reading about your FiF plans. Like I told Athena, I’ll probably end up starting a “Maybe in March” 🙂

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