Book of the Past:
I originally got into gaming when my brother broke his collarbone from a stupid skateboarding stunt my father allowed him to do ("Hey, son, won't it be cool if you hold onto the back of my car as I drive around town!?"). As a get well soon gift, my parents bought him a NES, from which his gaming days began. Me, I just enjoyed watching him play, mostly RPGs until I tried them myself eventually. My first game was Dragon Quest and I remember quitting shortly after the first dragon killed me. lol
Since then, though, I have enjoyed games for multiple reasons, mostly because I love stories and characters...and games are the perfect way for me to experience the hard work and strife that the characters have to go through. It's fun and I feel like I can play a part in their story. It's a much better story than mine.
My favorite RPGs of the past are (in no certain order):
Shadow Hearts 1 & 2
The new blog of my rough translation of the latest Famitsu article is up! I'm still making some minor adjustments to this one, but I hope it's starting to look more like a decent blog should look. ^^; I'm still learning how to do certain layouts and such.
Anyway, this update includes a bunch of different things. Foremost, though, is my rough translation of the recent Famitsu article on the play through of the specially-made demo for the Famitsu editors. I still want to go through it some more and make it sound better and I still need to translate a few things.
Here's a brief excerpt:
What We Learned about DOD3 by Playing
There are just two more weeks until the official release of Square Enix’s action RPG “Drag-on Dragoon 3,” otherwise known as “Drakengard 3”. For this purpose, the editing department received a playable demo of the game to further introduce the battle system and what sort of things we learned in the process of playing.
You are able to switch freely from four types of weapons: the sword, spear, claw, and the chakram. Along with the ease of switching weapons to speed the pace of battles up, you are also able to ride on the dragon Mikhail’s back, both for ground battles as well as aerial battles.
Point #1: Conversation during battles are quite horrible
Zero and her companions often engage in a bit of back-and-forth retorts during battles. As Zero throws insults and runs off her characteristic bad mouth, the other companions make interesting comments—some even intrigued by her bad habits. Mikhail, on the other hand, is sweetly innocent in her words, which often pushes Zero further into the depths of her mood swing. These are just some of the things you can enjoy while decimating hordes of baddies out to kill you.
Other updates include recent updates to the official soundtrack page, Cent's chapter, and a couple other goodies! Check it out!