A Week in Gaming 2nd Quest #18: 5/1 – 5/7

The penultimate week of the Spring 2011 semester was this past week, and I’m genuinely surprised at the ease at which I handled finishing three classes. I’ve still got two more class days to go, as my World History Since 1500 class actually has a final, but beyond that final exam and one last bit of homework for creative writing I am done! An entire glorious summer to spend time on losing weight, exercising, making bead sprites, and taking down that huge Unfinished count.

Surprisingly, I managed to take down three games this past week! Yet with the math laid it, I’ve practically made no progress. Traded Tales of the Abyss to my local friend Will in return for a new copy of Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection. -1 Unfinished, +3 Unfinished. I beat both Final Fantasy IV and Final Fantasy IV: -Interlude- this week, then later completed Mega Man Network Transmission. +3 Unfinished, +2 Beaten, +1 Completed, and we’re back to a starting point. Ah well, read on and hear me gush about these games.

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A Week in Gaming 2nd Quest #15+16: 4/10 – 4/16 & 4/17 – 4/23

Whoa, holy crap I have a blog. A blog I’ve been slacking on lately due to a combination of things. You can blame me for my Borderlands addiction, as I’ve put 64 hours into the game in the past 11 days, but when I’m not running through Pandora with my friends I’ve either been focusing on homework or streaming! My semester ends on March 6th for three of my four classes, the fourth the week after that, and as such they’re really packing the homework and projects in. I had to make a written schedule and checklist for all of my assignments just to make sure I wasn’t overwhelmed. This brought with it a question: Why the heck do so many classes throw in one gratuitous end-of-semester paper to write? It’d be fine to finish up a semester with doing one paper for a class, but when all of them do it? That becomes overwhelming.

Still, I managed to beat six games and complete three during the last two weeks. 14 days, 9 games, 3 of which are part of my Borderlands addiction? I’d call that good. Four on Week 15, five on Week 16, with at least something to say about all of them: Continue reading

A Week in Gaming #33: 8/15 – 8/21

The penultimate week until my fall semester starts, this week… didn’t really have a lot of progress. At all. Continuation of playing Castlevania: Harmony of Despair in addition to the two games listed today, and some personal things I’ve either worked through or am working through now, have slowed progress down more. Might be because the summer is winding down, or that between online games and my emotional problems I’m more aloof to sitting down and properly finishing games, but who knows. Onto the two games of the past week: Continue reading

A Week in Gaming #32: 8/8 – 8/14

Here we are, looking over another week that has passed by and, I can say that I have made barely any progress in this week as well. If anything, my second quest against my Backloggery (the site which has just celebrated its third anniversary! Congrats guys!) has taken several steps back with the acquisition of both gifts and traded items from friends. Fifteen in total, they are as follows.

Gifted by Meimi:

  • PSP with Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles (3 games in one)

Gifted by Sadrack for lulz:

  • Will Rock, a PC FPS
  • Sim Theme Park
  • Alone in the Dark (PS2)
  • True Crime: New York City

And the received end of a months-long deal I had set up with our Japan-travelling fellow, WanderingMind:

  • Riviera: The Promised Land (GBA)
  • Metal Arms: Glitch in the System (PS2)
  • Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
  • Scurge: Hive
  • Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories
  • Donald Duck: Goin’ Quackers
  • Star Wars (GB)
  • Jeopardy! (N64)

That totals out to FIFTEEN new Unfinished games. Coupled with my lack of real action last week sans Castlevania: Harmony of Despair and my continuation of playing Castlevania games since the marathon, I have made about jack diddly in progress. About, though. I still made it with one beat and one complete this week. They are the following: Continue reading