Saturday, April 18, 2015

Personal breakthrough

Don't worry, this isn't near as important or deep as the title would lead you to believe.

Final Fantasy Type 0 had been getting sporadic play time. It was interrupted by three solid days of MKX but I did get back to it last night.

The game is ugly (being a PSP 'up-port'), impossible to follow (the player is tasked with juggling fourteen characters, most of whom look the same) and the combat is both a significant departure from anything Final Fantasy in nature and not very good. It had been around eight hours and I was not enjoying the game in the least.

That is past my desertion threshold. Usually if I have put more than a few hours into a game I will finish it regardless of the game's quality. Type 0 was not that bad. I have played and finished worse, but last night I just couldn't do it. I could not put another minute into the game when there are downloadable games that should be played. Games like Ori and the Blind Forest or Hand of Fate or the 2D greek metroid-vania that was free on PSN two months ago whose name I have forgotten. All good games that deserve my time.

So did something new: I turned the game off, unfinished, and sent it on its way. And it feels good.

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1,5 gig patch for MKX. Tonight I will see if it actually did anything.

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