Resident Evil 7: Trophies

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As mentioned in the previous post, Resident Evil 7 information and screenshots have been leaked. Included in this post is the trophies list – along with the hidden trophies. As usual, to prevent spoilers, follow the jump to continue reading. Continue reading “Resident Evil 7: Trophies”

Resident Evil 7 DLC News

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Resident Evil 7 has yet to drop (a week from this posting, actually) but it hasn’t stopped information (and playthroughs. and the ending.) from leaking. While I won’t post that (at least not yet) I was able to get ahold of some upcoming DLC information.

Due to the wording of the DLC and information accompanying it, some people may find it to be potentially spoilerish, so I’m going to include the info after the jump. Read at your own risk!

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Every piece of news I’ve got on the Nintendo Switch

If you’ve been busy shooting, questing or jumping on any of the various games that came out this past Christmas season, who can blame you to miss out on Nintendo’s latest console; the Nintendo switch.  Continue reading “Every piece of news I’ve got on the Nintendo Switch”

Upcoming: Final Fantasy XV Ridiculous Summary Review / Some Diablo III Talk

So Final Fantasy XV kind of consumed my life. Now that I’ve completed it and hit Platinum (PS4), a Ridiculous Review is coming up, which is a series I plan on incorporating not only for new games, but older games as well.

Now I’m on Diablo III, which has just released their newest patch (2.4.3), and the ‘Rise of the Necromancer’ will be coming out. Someday. Maybe. Rise of the Necromancer will give two new character slots, additional stash tabs, a pennant, portrait frame, banner, and banner sigil. In order to obtain this, you need to have Reaper of Souls installed (PC) or own the Ultimate Evil Edition (consoles).

Further information can be found on Blizzard’s FAQ about the Necromancer update.

The Trouble With RPGs

I love RPGs. I like the stories, all the quests, I like getting dropped into this huge open world that I get to explore. I enjoy getting to figure out just who my character is going to be based on my upgrades. I’d probably like them even better if I could actually play them.

For the sake of brevity, I’ll mostly stick to one of the most popular RPGs, Final Fantasy. Just yesterday, I received my copy of Final Fantasy XV in the mail from Amazon. As I put it on the shelf (next to the FFXIII trilogy, no less), I joked with my wife, “Now we have another Final Fantasy that we wanted, but will never play”. It was an innocent joke, but it was rooted in truth. I love Final Fantasy, but I never really play it.

I’ve started a game on every entry in the numbered series, but I’ve rarely finished them. I beat FFI years ago on GameBoy Advance. I nearly beat II, even made it to the last boss, but wasn’t strong enough, and refused to backtrack and grind (that one is on me). I couldn’t get into III or V, but I loved IV, and I beat it on the PSP (Never did beat The After Years, though). FFVI is widely hailed to be one of the best games in the series, but I only made it as far as Mt. Kolts.

I did manage to beat Final Fantasy VII, but only when it came to the PC port for PS4. I have no qualms telling you I used the cheats. 3X speed and God mode were always on, and if I was in a hurry, I’d turn off random battles. When I heard FFIX was coming to PC, I hoped the cheats would make a return as well, so I could actually beat that one, too. VIII is right up my alley (I’m a sucker for a good romance), but I started it, enjoyed what I played, then put it down and never got around to getting back. The same happened with X, XII, and XIII (which I actually almost finished).

Now Final Fantasy XV rests on the shelf, another RPG in a collection of games I will probably never finish (including Witcher III, Chrono Trigger, Persona, and Suikoden). It’s not that I don’t want to play them, it’s that I don’t have any time.

I didn’t have many consoles and games as a kid, so I’ve always felt like I’ve been playing catch up for years when I got into gaming ten years ago. If I’d had a SNES as a kid, I might’ve finished Chrono Trigger or Final Fantasy III (VI) just because games were expensive and I had no source of income. But now I’m an adult who doesn’t have the time to devote 50-70 hours to a single game. Games don’t stop coming out and I have a short attention span. Grinding is a chore. If it wasn’t, I’d probably spend at least 5 hours on the game each day and finish it quickly.

So if anyone knows an RPG that grabs me by my face and says, “I’m not letting go until you see credits,” let me know. Otherwise, I’ll just keep collecting them.

A Microsoft Helping Indeed!

From now until mid January, customers who redeem an Xbox gift card on their account and then call in claiming that they’re trying to buy gold with the gift card will be given a free code for the amount of time they were trying to buy and still be allowed to keep the money on their Microsoft account. So for example let’s say I put $60 on my Microsoft account and I call in claiming that I did it so I could buy a year of gold, they will issue a code 12 mo of XBLG and let me keep the $60.

Enjoy and happy gaming!