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mimi_sardinia: (FFIV - Cecil Kain Rosa)
You know, being at the start of a game is annoying, especially when you can't cheat.

I had a doctor's appointment today, that gave me some time to concentrate on FFIV. The Dalmycan desert - at the first visit to Kaipo - is a pain to start with because Rydia is so weak. It helped a great deal once she'd got up a couple of levels and could actually do some damage with her spells.

I had one point where I had no gil, no tent and no Phoenix Downs, and just had to let Rydia stay dead until Cecil had got the money for a Down and an Inn stay. That was a pain. Thankfully it was just after that when Rydia levelled up to point where her spells could kill the cold-weak creatures (which 3/4 of the encounters in the desert are just that) and after the next level could kill everything encountered... except that big toothy worm-thing. Still haven't re-encountered that yet, must be rare.

At least now I have a cap on Rydia, and a staff. Plus I am actually making progress with gil, not going from one inn-stay to the next. Now I just need to get some gil to stock up on Potions and Phoenix downs, then maybe I'll try the waterway.

Whoo!

Nov. 20th, 2008 05:33 pm
mimi_sardinia: (FFIV - Cecil Kain Rosa)
I went in to put down a token payment on my games laybuy at EB Games, but the guy there gave me the games for the current sale price they're on for at the moment. That meant, that with the amount of money I'd already paid I was owed some money by the shop, so I got the just-released Mansion and Garden Stuff pack for the Sims 2, and a gift card for another $15.10. I may end up using that as a down-payment for Spore, after I have TFA Magnus and the DVDs off laybuy.

But it means I have FFXII:RW and FFIV DS sitting in front of me.

ETA: I have just been watching the start of the game... my nickname for Cecil is apropriate - Emo (short for Lord Emo). The bedroom chat with Rosa is quite sappy and having voices makes it even moreso, and... I don't like Kain's voice, it's too deep. ;_;

I'll have to go through it again because I can't put all my attention into it right now - I'm doing my daily journal sweep and have a Sims pack to install.
mimi_sardinia: (Ultra Magnus 2)
Totally forgot to post on Thursday - I made another laybuy. Indiana Jones is out on DVD, and Sleeping Beauty has finally been re-released by Disney. That has got to be my favourite of the classic Disney Princess movies - not the post-Little Mermaid generation of Princesses, the old ones, like Snow White and Cinderella. I just feel that Aurora has more spunk to her than either of the other two do.

Anyway, I would have passed on the DVDs if it wasn't for the discovery in the toy section - Leader Class TFA Ultra Magnus is available. So I grabbed one, went back for the DVDs and laybuyed them.

I need to get the FF games off laybuy first, but I may be able to do that next pay - may, since I was sick on Tuesday. I think I so far knocked half the price of each game (EB Games is interesting like that, they like to divide payments up amongst the items on a laybuy).

Anyway, that's the news I really should have posted two days ago!

PSP

Sep. 10th, 2008 10:34 pm
mimi_sardinia: (Default)
I'm going to cancel the PSP laybuy.

I have my reasons - I am not, and I doubt I will ever be and enthusiastic gamer, and the track record I have with both my PS2 and GBA/DS games show that getting the PSP is just going to be a huge waste of money for me.

I have a couple of things earmarked for the money, once it's free, things which I personally believe will be a great deal better appreciated, and won't inflict a constant dull guilt because I never play with them.

O_O

Nov. 12th, 2007 10:56 am
mimi_sardinia: (Cecil/Kain - Staring)
FFIV DS has voice acting!

...And Kain's voice is deep.

Ugh.

Sep. 17th, 2007 09:33 pm
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I really hate sim buildings where they've done something funky with the walls that results in them coming out as fences instead. I don't have the mods that fix those.

I'm trying to get Godo and Yuffie housed, though I'm in need of two properties because I want to ship Yuffie off to Uni as soon as I can re-establish her private school status and as soon as she gets home from that she's out and into her own house.


In other things, Ouch! My skin! Part 2: Got myself well and truly killed in the Lunar Subterrain by a nasty little bugger - a Little Murderer. That hurt twice as hard because I was working on a Quicksave so I lost the save. On the other hand, that means I can go tackle something I apparently missed earlier so... *Shrug* It also gives me a chance to buy a shitload of potions and such to keep my team going - particularly Dry Ethers.
mimi_sardinia: (FFIV - Cecil Kain Rosa)
My team is either a bit weak for this stage of the game or the Lunar Subterrain is damn hard. It's probably more the former, as I got bored of Bahamut's cave while trying to level up to fight him (not a bad thing per se, but useless for that fight as Kain seems the deal-breaker there).

Also: I hate Behemoths. Really. And dragons. Can anyone tell me if there's a rest spot somewhere in here?


I also need to stop trying to open the menu with the Right button. I blame FF3 for that.



ETA: Wikipedia is being annoying and demanding. I've been trying to open articles but at the last moment it changes to blank page begging for donations. I DON'T HAVE ANY FRIGGING MONEY YOU WANKERS AND I CAN'T GIVE YOU ANY WHEN I DO GET SOME BECAUSE I HAVE A PHONE BILL THAT WANTS PAYING FIRST!!!! *Sulk*
mimi_sardinia: (FFIV - Cecil Kain Rosa)
Any and all FFIV fans, if you haven't gone over to the official website DAMN WELL DO IT NOW!!!!


There's a movie up, and I got a lovely eyeful of the new character designs for Cecil, Rosa and Kain as it was opening.

I also went hunting on the FF Wiki (as those links might indicate) and Cecil's Dark Knight design is damn kickass too.


Barring a few passing gameplay caps in the opening there's not much on any of the others though (I did see a shot amongst those caps of Rydia) and only Cecil, Kain and Rosa on the character page.

Still, I do like that they haven't made Rosa some rake thin little thing, I suspect it's a far more realistic body shape for a kinda medieval setting. It's only modern times that have idolised tall and bony as a symbol of feminine beauty.

I have to say however, Cecil is more androgynous than I'd first expected, even with the Amano art of him (all of Amano's art of male characters comes off a bit androgynous).


P.S.: I am in love with Kain's ponytail.
mimi_sardinia: (FFIII - Ready to fight.)
Does anyone else think that Spoilery Spoiler Spoiler )

o_Ô
mimi_sardinia: (*Squee!*)
My anonymous donor filled up my icons! Thankye Mousie!

With this, I may be able to delay paying my journal a week so I can do something about my chair - it'll probably only be a temporary solution (such as buying another cheap one from Ikea) but that would be better than what I have at the moment.

I'll have to see how my money scrapes up next week.



Oh, and pointless FFIII commentary: I am rather happy to know that Spoiler spoiler spoiler )

Why is it that plot goes by real fast? It's like I just got my pre-Dragon Mountain levelling done, a turn around twice (or to be exact, climbed the mountain, visited the Gnomes and the Vikings, got a ship and got into the inner sea and visited the accessible spots) and now I have to level again so I can buy better armour for my team (I also have access to gis - monk clothing - so I can consider training everyone up as monks.

Currently I have everyone trained up to at least Job Level 10 in Freelancer, Red Mage and Warrior with selective training per person in Black and White Mages - I'm currently working up Ingus's White Mage level, I didn't level him up in that before Dragon Mt. and since I found a gi I'm starting with Monk training, on Arc.

This time I'll push everyone up to 30 - because Luneth got up to 26 in Freelancer just in all the stuff before the first lot of job classes were made available, and the last time I looked at his level in Red Mage he was 16 and he's added another level or two since then and Ingus is a level or two behind him.
mimi_sardinia: (FFIV - Cecil Kain Rosa)
I miss Kain already!

Yeah, I got to the point where I lost him again, it kinda makes me sad - not just because his Jump ability is made of WIN but I am silly shippy little fangirl and every time Cecil ended up healing him I was pleased.

Plus using that Jump ability againt the Trap Doors in the Sealed Cavern is hilariously good when the door targets Kain, because invariably, Kain would be the first one to come active and I'd have him jump, and if the Door targets him (which I wouldn't know until after I'd set him to jump) he'd be off in the wild blue yonder when it cast Ninth Dimension (an instant kill spell).

Anyway, I'm off to bap Yang on the head with his wife's frypan, and I probably don't have enough Remedies (bloody expensive things to buy they are!) or Maiden's Kisses either - I'm going to have to rely on Cecil and Rosa's Esunas and Rydia's Toad, and leave Remedies until I run into Malboros - those things are a pain.

Then I can go try for Odin, and then carry om with the plot (and get Kain back! Cecil's depressed!).
mimi_sardinia: (Default)
Okay, so I was bored. May be tired as all getout and it's an unexpected workday (meaning my supervisor asked yesterday if I could come in), but boredom won and Mum and I visited Kmart.

Well it's just as well because I found something I have been considering since I got Larsa - a spare battery.

Yeah, some may think I'm over-careful, but I'd rather that then undercareful.


I also got the Pink single U + Ur Hand - I saw it once a few weeks ago when I woke early enough on a Sunday to catch the last hour of Rage (music video show on the ABC, aired overnight on Saturday and Sunday early mornings). The song is amusing and the sindle was only $4.44, so I grabbed it.

Also, while heading out, Mum and I were lured by the music playing in HMV and I ended up buying it as well - a Westlife one with a few covers, including Total Eclipse of the Heart. I mentioned the three song rule to Mum and when she picked up the case it had at least three good songs on it and it was going for $19.95 so I got it.

Just so you know, the three song rule? If you like at least three songs on an album by one artist? Go ahead and buy it, it's a good investment. The Three Song Rule has always worked for me when I've applied it.


Oh, and I found Pocky. I'm still not sure what I think of it - maybe it's because the chocolate is dark. The stuff isn't cheap though, and I got it at the asian groccery store down the Coles/Kmart end of the Hyperdome, which I don't usually visit - we usually park up the other end and alot of the time walking right down the other end is a bit too far.

Shopping

Jan. 4th, 2007 06:22 pm
mimi_sardinia: (All Your Base Are Belong To Larsa)
Well my shopping has been a bit of a mixed bag of results, I went looking to get a copy of DoC only to discover that no one seemed to have it in stock. I ended up putting an order in for it at EB Games, as well as an order for FFXII, which is due out in Febuary.

As a consolation, I finally got Glamour Life Stuff for The Sims 2, plus a book I have been meaning to get for a year now - the last of a trilogy. Mum got hold of the other two books so she's glad I bought this one too.

I went and looked a couple of days ago on Wikipedia about releases of FF5 and FF6 - apparently there's been GBA rereleases recently, but if they're coming to Australia EB Games doesn't know about them yet.


I also lashed out in the grocceries a bit, bought a large can of Milo - and by large I mean LARGE - the biggest can normally sold in the supermarket at a cost of $10.49, and that was on special.


Had lots of fun having blood tests too, my viens wanted to play hide-and-seek, then didn't want to give up any blood. They had to resort to a different method of drawing (something called a butterfly clip - I've never looked at the thing though, I can stand get blood drawn for the tests if I don't have to watch them do it). Then one of the attachments involved in filling the vials had something leak so blood drops got spattered everywhere - very amusing.


Crap I'm tired, I think I'll go upstairs soon and see what I can do about making some more gil for Aran, Mathis, Kaiya and Theric - they need equipment before I send them off anywhere.


Oh, and lastly, been juggling icons again - probably overindulged on the Larsa icons, but damn! That kid is cute!

Anyone know where I can pick up some more FF4 or some FF1 (or 8-Bit Theatre) icons?

FF1

Jan. 3rd, 2007 07:46 pm
mimi_sardinia: (Balthier - Just That Awesome)
So, I started an FF1 game.

My team has a warrior, a thief, a white mage and a black mage. That fills in the basic requirements I formed back in my BG-playing days - power, sneakiness, magic and healing.

Their names are Aran Terrinal (the warrior), Mathis Hyilo (the thief), Kaiya Famarran (the white mage) and Theric Weslia (the black mage). Mathis would have been "Mathias" if it wasn't for restrictions on name length but I like Mathis just as well.

I'm already forming ideas about them but at least one idea I need to pester someone who knows the game to find out if it'd work. Otherwise, I imagine them as young, inexperienced, and in an establish foursome relationship (with certain patterns of just how they interact already forming in my head).


I am an unashaned moresome whore.


Anyone know where I can find FF1 sprite icons? Even 8-bit Theatre would do - but not with Red Mage, I don't have a red mage.
mimi_sardinia: (Feffiroff)
Well, my Dark Knight has turned into a Paladin and I'm bloody glad that while he went back to level one, he didn't lose HP. I would have been ropable if the game had done that!

Meanwhile, my D&D sensibilities are aching something bad from this - the nearest I can think of in that to whatever Cecil was as a Dark Knight is maybe a Doomguide (I think) - a special warrior of Kelemvor. Why that? Because Cecil's too nice to be a blackguard, which I think is the evil equivilent of a D&D paladin. Cecil I'd guage as Neutral Good, leaning towards Lawful, tipping over into Lawful once he changes class, because D&D paladins are universally Lawful Good.

Ee gads, I'm overthinking this aren't I? Blah, I just want more of Kain. How long before Kain gets some sense into him? *Pets Guardianverse!Bahamut-Kain, since he's starting to go emo about his less than glorious past.*

On the other hand, I'm glad I wandered around the landscape a bit and saved up for Cecil's new armour before toddling off to Mt. Ordeal, wouldn't want Mister Shinypants running around buck naked now would we? Well, maybe kain and Rosa might apreciate it but at the moment he's only got an old man and two kids (one I bet is inclined to be a right little perv too) as company.

Hey, now there's a shipping thought - Kain/Cecil/Rosa threesome! One-up that and throw in Rydia (once she grows up -and yes, I know she grows up fast due to being dragged off by Leviathan) and we have a possible OT4! :)

Oh yeah, I wandered over to FF.net to poke the early Final Fantasy section and found a C2 of Kain/Rydia. Sounds like a cool idea. Other point however is that Kain seems to be the FFIV emoboy. Blah, Bahamut is not emo - well not anymore emo that Tyr or Diablos or Griever are, Guardianverse emoboys grow up to be sensible GFs. Anyway, if Tyr was emo he'd have Frigga and Balder on his case, and if Diablos was emo he'd have both sides of Pheonix's double personality on his case. Griever would get it from Lady Time and Bahamut would get it from everyone.

I think I may be tired, which is why I seem to be rambling. I also am quite sure the Griever-bunny's friends (aka the Guardianverse GFs) have decided to take over my brain.

G-verse GFs: We're in ur brain, steelin' ur attention.

Yup, I'm nuts. Maybe I should take up calling myself an idiot again! :B

New Year

Jan. 1st, 2007 12:52 am
mimi_sardinia: (Where will you be...)
Well I probably had the oddest way of seeing in the new year - sitting on the toilet, getting a numb leg, playing FFIV.


And with that TMI thought, happy new year peoples.

Spoony?!!!

Dec. 30th, 2006 03:24 am
mimi_sardinia: (Default)
"You spoony bard!"

Spoony? What is that suposed to mean? I supose I can be happy that it didn't get changed due to tighter translation but every time I have ever seen it I have always wondered what it's suposed to mean.

At least I know where it comes from now!

FFIV

Dec. 28th, 2006 01:59 pm
mimi_sardinia: (More Fun Than A Hole In The Head)
So, I am venturing into a new FF, one of the older (pre-7) ones too!

Already got a nice fill of the FF theme (the one that's in the credits of FF8, AC and the Revenant Wings trailer), plus the Crystal theme (the Prelude from FF7).

I have come across my first problem - how do you take the characters seriously when they have such cute little sprites?

Also, does anyone know of an icon with Kain and Cecil in it, with the caption "Stop staring at my butt, Kain" - or something along those lines? Seems I never saved a copy but now that I'm going to be playing FF4 I want that icon and the one person who I thought has it doesn't.
mimi_sardinia: (Default)
It will take a little while to get used to playing Puzzle League on Larsa - small buttons.
I do like the tower game in the Touch section of Tetris DS - being able to push blocks around with the stylus is fun.

I want to get into one of the FFs soon, but I don't know which to go for. Part of me wants to be pedantic and do 1&2 first, but the other part wants to play 4 because I want to know what Kain Highwind is like because I am considering making Guardianverse!Bahamut him.
mimi_sardinia: (Shota)
You know what I said about waiting until Thursday? Say hello to my little friend! )

Picture curtesy of Vivi (I figured out how to transfer pics over to the computer), official name is - as I decided - Larsa.


I'll have to decide what to do with some of the spare accessories, I have them in the carry pouch at the moment with the cartridge case in the spot where Larsa would go, but it's a little full, so I think a few things need to go into storage.
I might also want something to keep the recharge stand in so it doesn't get dust on it.

Now it's a matter of testing the games I have on it.

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