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The Life, Times, Thoughts, and Works of a Creative Young Man
Accomplishments: Little
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So what have I accomplished? Well, I reached 52 hours even of DC2 playing time. I'm enjoying it immensely; the voice acting is a little off at times, but the game itself is really fun. I picked it up a few weeks ago; I'd heard good things about it, but what convinced me to snap it up was what dragonscholar wrote about it when he played it back in March or so. I'm at the point now where my Max and Monica basically own the monsters. And then there's my Ridepod, which rides through swarms of creatures on hover jets, slashing about with its two blood-stained katanas... This is the most genuinely fun battle system I've played with in a long time.

My brother is playing DC2 as well, which is interesting to me mainly because of how he's playing. He focuses on building up Max's wrench; he can barely survive sometimes in the levels where he's forced to play as Monica. I didn't have as much trouble with that, though, because I tried to use Max, Monica, and the Ridepod more or less evenly. They all grew in power at about the same speed. We just have different styles, it seems.

(I haven't bothered much with Monica's monster transformations, though. That's just pointless.)

I need to get to work on fan-fiction. I got Nik from FanFiction.Net to agree to proofread Project O.N.E. for me, so I've gotta finish that first. Then I've got an idea for a Dark Cloud 2 story, and I really should finish my rewrite of Inherit the Earth. Well, I have a plan, at least. And that's... maybe a quarter of the battle.

Feeling: cheerful cheerful
Listening to: Vapors - Turning Japanese

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dragonscholar From: dragonscholar Date: June 5th, 2003 04:56 pm (UTC) (Link)


Glad you picked it up. It really is, dollar-for-dollar, hour-for-hour the most fun I've had with a PS2 game. Some games come close, but note has given me that much fun FOR that much time.
truebluespark From: truebluespark Date: June 6th, 2003 09:14 pm (UTC) (Link)


*nodnod* I liked the first Dark Cloud, but it was really annoying in places -- evidence: the thirst meter. I need say no more. DC2, on the other hand, took out practically everything I disliked about DC and added two or three games' worth of new material. ^___^ The last game I played that hooked me this much was... probably either the original Grandia or Final Fantasy 9 or 10. I wonder what that says about me, beyond the simple fact that I enjoy RPGs the most.

And since the main character of my future comic strip is a talented inventor with a fondness for large robots, I feel a certain affinity with Maximilian. ^_^

Incidentally, I've been meaning to ask someone this, and it might as well be you: Where is your card picture originally from? I've seen a bunch of those in the past, but no one mentioned where they came from.
truebluespark From: truebluespark Date: June 7th, 2003 08:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Hoo!

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