The State of the Gamer: 5/2/17

<–The State of the Gamer: 4/25/17          The State of the Gamer: 5/9/17–>

A weekly post updated every Tuesday detailing my current gaming projects.  I have quite a backlog of games to either play or watch, and I’m hoping a weekly article will assist with my progress as my other accountable posts have done with reading and writing.
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Currently Playing: 2

Title: Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius
Series: Final Fantasy
Genre: RPG – Fantasy
Developer: Square Enix
Platform(s): iOS, Android
Release Date: June 29, 2016
Date Purchased: March 21, 2017
Date Started: March 27, 2017

I’m starting to get into a rhythm with this game.  I start it up, send and receive my friend gifts, summon a unit if I have enough friend points to do so, check the daily deals, purchase the four available cactuar (experience) units, buy the 100 lapis 30k gil bundle, and redeem my rewards including the daily one (I try to log in at least once a day even if I don’t play).  Then I upgrade some units, and I’m trying to figure out an organization for that like just enhancing one at a time.  After that I check my open missions and then go out into the world.

I want to start concentrating on awakening my units, but for that I need to collect awakening materials like Heaven Ash and Sacred Crystals, which randomly drop in the Chamber of Awakening in the Vortex.  I may make a spreadsheet for this, though I know I said I’d make one for the characters.  I realized this was an uphill and futile task since I draw and fuse characters constantly, so they’re never static.  The idea is still in the back of my head, but since I also can’t think of the best way to do it, I’m going to leave it for now.

I’m in the Lanzelt Ruins right now for anyone else who’s playing, too.  I’m not as far along as a lot of people, and I really want to know why some of the announcements are spoiling the story!  Like saying things about Fina, one of the main characters.  I just kind of skim through it and go back just to remove the notification (I hate those), but I want to work on my characters before I continue on with the story.

I really, really wish they’d give you the option of paying for a particular character you wanted, though I suppose I could spring for 5000 lapis and the 11 draw.  Maybe that will be my weekly FFBE budget.  Granted with my luck I’ll do that and still not get Setzer.  I ask again; how am I going to have my white haired pretty boy band if I don’t get him and (hopefully) eventually Sephiroth?!

Title: The Room
Genre: Puzzle, Mystery
Developer: Fireproof Games
Platform(s): iOS, Android
Release Date: September 2012
Date Purchased: April 16, 2017
Date Started: April 16, 2017

I completed Chapter 2 of this this week, and this game is so addictive.  Once I started the chapter, I couldn’t stop until I had opened the puzzle box.  I’m going to try to do Chapter 3 with minimal hints.  Three’s a Room 2 and 3 out, and something tells me that they probably cost money.  Reel them in with a free sample then charge them once they’re addicted.


Games Currently Watching

Title: Phantasy Star
Series: Phantasy Star
Genre: RPG – Fantasy/Science Fiction
Developer: Sega
Original Platforms: Sega Master System
Other Platforms: Sega Genesis, Wii Virtual Console
Original Release Date: December 20, 1987
Let’s Player: Hungry Goriya
Date Started: March 24, 2017

I can’t recall what happened in the last episode I watched!  Oh, I remember.  Alis and company found someone to make them a spacecraft, but they need to find a robot named Hapsby to pilot it.

Title: Mass Effect III
Series: Mass Effect
Genre: Action RPG – Sci-Fi
Developer: BioWare
Original Platform(s): Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3
Original Release Date: March 6, 2012
Let’s Player: Olizandri
Date Started: January 23, 2017

I finished watching the siege of the Citadel where *spoiler* Shepherd kills the traitor Udina, never liked that guy anyway, and then that scene with Thane ;_; *end spoiler*  I’m not going to lie; I got a bit misty, especially when *spoiler* his son *end spoiler* read that beautiful prayer along with Shepherd.  It can never be said that Mass Effect does not evoke a strong emotional response.


Games Added to Playlist: 0

Total Games in Backlog: 102
Change from Last Week: 0


Games Added to Watch List: 0

Total Games on Watch List: 22
Change from Last Week: 0


Games Purchased This Week: 1

Title: Abzû
Date Purchased: May 2, 2017
Price: $0.00
Retailer: PlayStation Network (PSN)

It’s currently free on the PSN.  Pick it up now!  I’m going to check the network as soon as I post this to see what else is free or cheap.


Miscellaneous

Nothing interesting this week.


What are you currently playing and/or watching? Is it something new or old?  Is it a first time run or a replay?  What’s the genre?  Would you recommend it?  What’s on your radar to play next?

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20 thoughts on “The State of the Gamer: 5/2/17

  1. That prayer in Mass Effect 3… oh man… I loved how they captured the camaraderie between Shepard and Thane (or the deep connection if he was romanced). So well done.

    I’m still exploring Andromeda. I also picked up Horizon: Zero Dawn, so I’m officially a crazy person playing two huge RPGs at the same time. Oh, and I played the demo for Prey, which I’ll be talking about in a post later this week….

    Also… Abzu is free right now? Excuse me, I need to go sign in to my account…

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    1. I teared up. It was so heartbreaking. That let’s player hadn’t romanced Thane, but I can only imagine how much deeper it would be if he (playing Fem Shep) had.

      I’m reading six books right now, so I understand the craziness lol.

      Right?! My husband just saw it on the PSN. I’ve been waiting for that game to go on sale forever. I would’ve been happy with paying $5, but free is even better!

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  2. Oh! If you haven’t tried it yet (which I’m pretty much sure you have) try playing Chrono Trigger on an SNES emulator! 😍 I watch Soviet Womble’s videos when I’m bored. 😂

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    1. I’d be okay with that! The game is really good, so I’m cool with supporting them. It’s a decent business strategy, too lol. A lot of authors utilize it. They’ll give away their first book or sell it for really cheap, then the prices on the next books will be higher once readers are hooked. I still have two more chapters of The Room to get through, so I’ve got some time before I buy the next one.

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  3. It’s all about the daily routine in freemium games. I had to take a break for a few days since it was getting a tad repetitive. I hope the game will hold my attention long enough to see the story. I’m sure if I summoned a certain character it would spark my interest in the game again though, haha.

    And what’s up with the spoilers? It’s like they assume most players are done all the main quest content already.

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    1. It really is. I at least want to log in every day to get my daily reward. I haven’t done very much in the past few days besides spend my NRG on doing the Chamber of Awakening. I really want to advance my characters and for that I need Sacred Crystal and Heaven Ash.

      Right?? I think they’re basing it on when the game originally came out and figuring anyone who started then would be around that point if not beyond. I don’t know why they didn’t consider that people might have started later hmph.

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  4. Ooh, Abzu is free? I have to get it! I’ve heard good things! Thanks for the heads-up! 🙂

    By the way, for some reason, WordPress decided to unfollow you automatically, which upset me. I was looking over posts and thought, hmm, surely she posted something this week. Huh? Then I realized the WP unsubscribed me, so if it looks like I followed you for the first time, know that I’ve always been a follower and WP is wrong. 😛 I’m innocent, I tells ya.

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    1. It is! I think you have to have PS+ though. I felt bad that I didn’t make that specific, d’oh. It’s still available for free, too. We picked it up the other day.

      WordPress does some weird stuff. For a while it was marking certain comments as spam then Yahoo! decided that all WP emails were spam, and that’s where they went. I figured that out the same way you did because I wasn’t getting my normal email notifications. Like nothing on Sunday or Monday, which are big days for them. I still check my spam filter, because I’m still finding notifications in there!

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