Tuesday, July 20, 2010

It's been that long?

I checked in on my PS3 to make sure it still worked, realizing that it had been over sixty days since its last use. There were still the Heavy Rain install files taking up space, and I played that game months after everyone else. There was an update, presumably to make way for Sony's pay service. If the big black obelisk (yes, I still have my launch PS3) ever becomes my day to day machine I could see springing for it, but until then I cannot justify another $50 a year for something with questionable benefits. Even the money that I spend on Xbox Live Gold is not entirely worth it, but it is on an auto-renew system and canceling it would take effort. Microsoft reaps the fruit of my sloth.


There is a piece to the combat in Resonance of Fate that I must be missing. It has been described as far too easy with spikes of absurd difficulty, but I am having a hard time with almost every encounter. The last battle I attempted last night put me face to face with five thugs, all wielding machine guns, and offered no cover. I am not sure if it is better to start using hero actions like there is no tomorrow or squirrel them away for their healing properties. Using the same bar, in fighting game terms, for offense and defense is an excellent idea, it just makes me second guess myself at every occasion. This does keep every battle tense, but I have a feeling that I should be steam rolling some of these guys and I just haven't figured out how to do it yet. Final Fantasy made me soft, and it is up to Tri Ace to break me down completely and build me back up into the strategic minded nerd I was in my youth.


  1. Stop that! You're not helping!

    You would give an alcoholic a beer, wouldn't you?

  2. Dee-Jay called: he wants to teach you to use rhythm.