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My name is Kristina and I love my boyfriend <3.

Wait, that's not interesting yet. Second try. I'm female, I play games.

Shit, that's still not that interesting.



Let's see... I'm into photography and I'm an aspiring travel journalist. For now, I'm trying to get my name out there in other fields that I can write about..like movies and games. I consider myself more of a casual gamer, but I am an opinionated casual gamer. My favorite kinds of games are RPGs or puzzle games (like Final Fantasy serie, Monkey Island games (or Zakk and Wiki), Prince of Persia, you know...that kind of stuff). I also get really excited when I get to beta test. I got really excited when I beta tested Hello Kitty Online. Hey, don't look at me like that.

I now currently write news articles and such for Tomopop! Yaaaay.

I've recently participated in StarCraft II beta test and currently test FFXIV. Although, I'm not supposed to tell you that. I think I'll be OK, though.

I'll be blogging, giving you the casual girl gamer point of view whenever I have something to share. I might make a few posts here and there about how awesome my boyfriend is. Did I mention he's awesome? You might know him..he writes for you, you know. Yeah, that guy. Pedro <3

With a little bit of luck, (and a whole lot of blood and sweat) you'll see my name around more.

I listen to Pandora radio while I work. (work = editing photos, writing and my morning office drudgery)

I love zombie games, mostly because I think they're effing hilarious.


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After 3 months, I finally finished playing Prince of Persia: Sands of Time (and the crowd goes wild)! I know itís only about a 10 hour game, but it definitely feels nice to finally be through with it when I havenít really dedicated much time to games like I used to (until recently). I will probably have more time in the coming months to play more, so hopefully it wonít take me a year to play through Batman, which is next on my play list.



I played Sands of Time on PS2 (borrowed it from my boyfriend), and I must say, it holds up really well. The only real complaint I would have is the choppy soundtrack; because it really is a beautiful score if youíve ever listened to it, but it seems like maybe trying to load the game all on a single disc limited what they could do with the music. If itíd been a 2-disc game instead, it would have been that much better, even with having to deal with a disc change.


Also, a lot of people (Iíve heard) complain about how the hardest battle is towards the beginning, rather than the end. I didnít have a problem with this, because even though the battles werenít terribly difficult as the game wore on, the puzzles and stages got progressively more complicated. I think the difficulty level is fine as it is.



The graphics themselves were satisfactory, and I experienced no lag or mishaps in general. The only time I got any sort of glitching in the game was towards the end when one of the monsters got stuck in a wall. I donít know if this was done on purpose as a counter to possible glitching or if it was a happy coincidence, but most of the enemies in this game teleport to you as you approach them or try to run away from them. So, the glitch was a non-issue when I just walked away far enough that the dude would port to me.



I always have a love-hate relationship with the princess characters in these Prince of Persia games, because they usually land my ďbane of my existenceĒ list by the middle of the game. Once you get past the tsundere factor, though, I think theyíre really cute. I also like that Sands is narrated, so it does play like a story, complimented by the lack of EXP, currency, etc. Just plain story. The Prince can be a bit of a whiny bitch, but itís still all good to me.

What I liked most though. is although the game basically guides you through everything (tells you what to do, where to go), it is still a challenge. Some of the puzzles are not as difficult as they seem, or vice-versa, so it really made the game much more exciting for me. This is definitely going to stay up in my top list of games. The one drawback of putting in the effort of playing this game now is that when I was already like 80% through, I find out PSN is going to be putting out a new copy. I definitely had one of those ďFMLĒ moments, but when I thought about it againÖI would have probably played the original at some point, anyhow. Iím probably better off having played it first either way (that way I can really appreciate the new one whenever I do get to it).

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