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Poking Lufia

Hey, friends~

So, we ended up getting Pokey yesterday and I did start a bit. And I started Lufia II, as well. I know I said I was going to try to get back into the rhyhtm but with both of these games to play, NXT Takeover, and Survivor Series this weekend, I don't know how much I'll really devote to writing play diaries lolll.

But after this weekend, I should have reclaimed my room from The Bugs and should be able to have a bit more time to myself and hopefully a bit of enthusiasm.

Pokemon Ultra Sun: Naming

In Ultra Sun, I ended up picking Rowlet again. I just... really love this little thing. It may even have become my favorite starter of all time :O And yeah, I ended up doing US because Dens wanted UM. I'm pretty indifferent to which version I play, though.

I was going to name it Jack (after Jack Gallagher) but I ended up getting a girl... there's only like a 12.5% chance of that or something so I was surprised. And then I was stuck with the DOOM that is deciding names of things. I can sit for HOURS worrying about this hahaha. But I ended up thinking of the name 'Jaqueline' which worked pretty well.

After that, I learned that Caterpie was in the game (!!!) so I caught one. I wanted to do a rasslin' name theme but I asked X about what I should name it and she said Julius/Julian/Julio LOL so I ended up naming the little guy Julio.

And that's about all I've done so far; just reached the trainers' school thing. Gonna get my special Rockruff today, then I have to think of a name for that... I am probably going to go with Cedric but if she ends up being a girl, I don't even know. I guess I can just name them what I want regardless of their physical gender lol.

Lufia II: Rise of the

Over at GameFAQs forums we're doing this group playthrough thing of Lufia II. I'm pretty new to the whole GP thing (the only game I did before this was Sparkster which I ended up quitting in the middle because of all The Things) but it's pretty fun. They're always looking for more peeps so feel free to join.

I only just started. I used to rent this game a lot as a kid, but I never got very far. So I'm really interested to see the rest of the game now. I forgot how puzzley it was -- while it's a turn-based RPG, the dungeons are very Zelda-like, which is great. And there's lots of little puzzles and hidden goodies.

The battles seem pretty generic so far, but I'm still at the beginning with just the starting one character, so I can't really comment properly on that. I don't think I ever got far enough to even have a full party when I would rent the game (I think you can have like 4 members?)

The game is really designed with the player in mind -- text and walk speed is naturally fast, and you can hold down a button to quickly choose all your battle commands. When shopping, after buying an item, you can select a character to instantly equip it (unequipping whatever it replaces). It's very convenient. It even has a sort of "left-hand mode" where the L button responds to everything contextually as a general "action button," allowing you to do almost everything in the game with just the d-pad and the L button. You'll still have to use the R and B buttons now and then, though, as the L button can't do the stand-still-while-turning thing nor can it function as a cancel button.

So I really appreciate this dedication to convenience for the player. SaGa games on the SNES were like this, too, though a bit less refined. There was a 'immediately leave harmless area' button, fast movement and text, you could hold down a button to select battle commands quickly, etc.

I'm looking forward to the rest of the playthrough~

But yeah, I decided not to do a full diary or anything for this. If you want to see game updates about it, though, feel free to follow me on Twitter. There should be a little link in the top right corner of any page. Though during rasslin PPVs you might have to endure me spamming reactions a bit XD

Oh, and I do have more of Save the Homeland and ROCKMAN played through (R1 is actually completed as far as playing goes), I just need to write the entries for them. But yeah... rhythm, rhythm~

#play diaries #lufia ii #pokemon ultra sun #save the homeland #rockman #saga

An update

Hello friends. So, my grandfather passed away last night. I also have been trying to get the first bit of Save the Homeland up, but the story is literally abuot your player character's grandfather dying so it's been... interesting.

That's all I really wanted to update with. I do have the intro written at least, so there's that! I will maybe try to stream later but I will probably end up doing no mic/cam. Sorry to all of you who come just to see my head stare intently at crop watering.

#play diaries #save the homeland

Coming Soon!!

Hello friends! Thaao here. Thanks for reading and commenting. Just wanted to make a little announcement...

A new series is coming very soon!! :D Doing the gameplay right now, which you can also follow on Twitch. And speaking of Twitch, I'm also doing a playthrough of Pokemon Crystal, where viewers get to choose the monsters I use. The whole party is accounted for already, but hopefully it should be fun. Not gonna make a diary series about it though, sorry :P

I've been wanting to have a game that I just play on my own recently... as in, not streaming. So I guess I should really get back to TokiMemo3 and RSG3, huh? But I have a weird hankering to play Rune Factory 4. I really shouldn't get into that, though... I have too much to focus on right now XD

Anyway, thanks for stopping by. Also I put a link to my Twitter in the main menu. But really I need to make little icons for Twitter and Twitch and stuff, so people can follow them more easily. I really doubt people want to bother bookmarking my site and checking up on it regularly XD (ETA: Okie, the icons have arrived. ENJOY!!)

But yeah, as always, I'm terrible at ending things. BYE

#play diaries #thaaonet #save the homeland #pokemon 2

No video games for a whole weekend

Hello, friends. I was planning on doing a lot of updating this weekend, hoping to finish up FF5, Judy's scenario, and get to work on ROCKMAN (and maybe even finish that), but I left my power cable for my laptop at my dad's apartment so I couldn't use my computer at all...

I did actually end up writing a couple of the ROCKMAN entries on my phone (lol) and watched a bit more of Star Trek; I finally watched The Undiscovered Country, which actually was really great, especially compared to the rest of the movies lol.

I also got out the ol' notebooks and took a bunch of notes on Rogue Nightmare stuff, and I'm kind of eager to get back into dev for that. So maybe once I get caught up on the diaries, I'll keep going with Harvest Moon (which is next on the agenda) and Tokimeki Memorial (which I, uh, still have been neglecting) and try to work on game dev a bit. But that seems like a lot of things...

Anyway, I do want to start Save the Homeland very soon, so I'll be happy to go ahead and start taking name ideas. I will probably prioritize regular readers and stream viewers first, though. But, uh, I don't even know if anyone actually reads these blogs :,) And in the end I will just choose the name suggestions I like the most first.

But yeah, leave comments with name ideas for the following things:

  • The farm
  • Pet doggie
  • Six or so chickens?
  • Cows. Lots of cows.

Gonna do the player character's name and horse's name myself, sorry :P I sell cows and get new ones regularly, so I will probably need lots of cow names.

Anyway, gotta go to the grocery today, which is an event in itself, but I'll probably stream later, even though I have no idea what to play since I don't really want to go on with unsaga right now and in general just don't have anything to play. Maybe I'll do another run of Dream Daddy or just mess around with some more Mega Man. Any requests?

#play diaries #star trek #save the homeland