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FINALLY got Suikoden V earlier today. It's MINE, you can't HAVE it.

Actually, it's been boring me so far -_-... but then, Suikoden games do tend to start off slooow, and this seems to be no exception, and even be taking things farther in that direction. It also might be the fact that I'm tired as all hell today, not having slept as well as I'd like last night. Feh. Both my apetite and sleepingness are still out of whack.

And of course now I'll barely be able to spend any quality time with my pressshus before Kingdom Hearts 2 and some other stuff comes out. And then I have to decide who to dally with. Yargh.

Plus the thought that keeps nagging me that I should, y'know, do something more constructive. DOWN thoughts, Down! *cracks whip*

At least we did get some of my mother's more concrete things out of the house today - her hospital bed, wheelchair, stuff like that, which a relative shipped off to give to someone else who could use that sort of stuff. I should sometime soon go through her clothes, put other stuff out of the way, etc., it's just not something I'm looking forward to at all.


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Mar. 28th, 2006 05:29 pm (UTC)
I skipped IV because of all the negative comments I heard about it, but I'm enjoying V so far. It's definitely very story focused, so you have long stretches where you're basically observing, followed by some walking around and doing stuff. The battles are quick, which I like, and it still has the army battles and duels, which are always fun. It also does take a while to get going - I didn't get to start actually recruiting my 108 allies until 10 or 11 hours into the game.
Mar. 29th, 2006 05:07 am (UTC)
I think I'm about at that point finally... about 9 hours or so in, and just slightly after the Dropping Of The Shoe. I just saved after entering the village that hath suffered an attack of the Gaudy.

It's about time too.
Mar. 29th, 2006 05:15 am (UTC)
As posted below, I'm still just getting into the Juicy Stuff (finally), which makes this one of the Slowest Lead-Ups Ever, but it looks like they're doing some Good Stuff with this game. Back on land, back to the 6-people, non-buddy-system parties, no more area-effect spells that you have to watch out not to hit your own group with, etc etc.

I'm just not sure I like what they've done with the skill system, although I haven't gotten to play with it much. They also seem to have added a few more things, like Formations (though that's not required) and rune pieces that you can assemble to make actual runes, and overall it's looking interesting.

Now the real serious problem with the game is that I'm sensing an imminent lack of Yuberage. Which automatically keeps this game from being All That Plus the Bag of Chips. *sigh*
Mar. 28th, 2006 05:34 am (UTC)
It took - not kidding - seven hours for shit to really hit the fan in game. But you know what? The plot is very good and the characters are engaging; it goes by rather quickly. I'm also a bit dismayed by the whole balancing of this and KHII, but, oh well.

I really, really am enjoying it.
Mar. 29th, 2006 05:10 am (UTC)
Which reminds me, I should get a shower soon, since I like to shower at night (so my hair can dry), so that I can go pick up Kingdom Hearts tomorrow, along with whatever the hell else came out for me to pick up.
Mar. 28th, 2006 08:05 am (UTC)
Going through belongings is going to be hard, because part of you will want to keep everything. But don't. There's gonna be stuff that holds more importance over other things... we kept probably 10% of the stuff (but 50% was trash, as my mom was a grade-A packrat), and arranged it in a spare bedroom upstairs. I know she's not ever coming back to get it (it's been three months since she passed away in... about ten minutes, actually), but it doesn't seem right to throw some of this stuff away, even if we never do anything with it, you know?

I guess the key is to try and leave the person's influence intact? I don't know. I just didn't think it was cool to toss all her stuff away, because it isn't mine to throw away... if that makes any sense post-death. :shrug:

You'll find the way that works best for you. Just remember the most important thing... if it gets too hard emotionally, stop and come back later.
Mar. 29th, 2006 05:16 am (UTC)
Yeah, I figure a lot of the stuff that was "more" hers (the clothes she wore most often, etc.), I might tuck away in plastic storage or something so that I can both put it out of the way where I don't have to see it right now while it's still kinda raw, but can still *have* it, and look through it later when it's more pleasure and less pain to go through and remember.
Mar. 28th, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC)
Yes, m'am, yours, m'am.
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