Well hello there Destructiod, I haven't blogged in over a month now, but it's fine. I've been busy.
"I've been busy." doesn't mean that I've been too busy to obsessively check up on information about Final Fantasy XIV as I eagerly wait more information every waking moment of my life.
So now I present to you this:
, Square Enix will be showing off Final Fantasy XIV at the upcoming convention GamesCon, formerly Leipzig, August 19-23. *needsnewpants*
"World Premieres and Internationally Developed Titles Take Centre Stage
London (28th July 2009) – Square Enix Europe, the business unit integrating sales and marketing forces of Square Enix Ltd. (Square Enix) and Eidos Interactive (Eidos), announced today its exciting line-up of combined titles which will be on show at GamesCom 2009, Cologne, August 19th – 23rd.
GamesCom 2009 will mark the first time Square Enix and Eidos titles will be showcased together; highlighting the growing diversity of the expanding global entertainment company. This year’s stand features games developed from around the world offering highly-anticipated experiences across genres and platforms.
The playable world premiere of SUPREME COMMANDER® 2 will be joined by the eagerly-awaited BATMAN™: ARKHAM ASYLUM, DISSIDIA® FINAL FANTASY®, FINAL FANTASY XIII, FINAL FANTASY XIV
, KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 DAYS, MINI NINJAS™ and ORDER OF WAR™."
"FINAL FANTASY XIV
Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Brand: Square Enix
Platform: PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system / Windows PC
Release Date: 2010
The surprise announcement of E3 2009 is set to be one of the main attractions at GamesCom 2009.
An all new massively-multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), planned for a simultaneous global release with language support in German, French, English and Japanese.
Adventure begins anew in the vast realm of Eorzea!"
So that's that. Now I'm super excited, but I can rest easy knowing some closure may finally come my way, as I've been on edge ever since that horrid excuse for a Q&A session @ E3.
Onto another topic, concerning the $19.99 price tag some games had today at GameStop; namely: Street Fighter IV.
The minute I heard that the game was on sale new for 20 bucks, I drove to the closest store and bought it.
I had owned a Sega Genesis so I played plenty of Street Fighter in my day, as well as in arcades, and I always remember it being an enjoyable experience. I assumed SFIV would being me the same joy.
..Holy fucking shit Street Figher IV is hard and frustrating. Now, I'm not master at fighting games, but I always was pretty good, I can lay down a decent hurting in most fighters.
Has Street Fighter always been so hard? Was I just too young before to realize that I sucked at Street Fighter and simply enjoyed dying? From what I recall, Street Fighter on Sega Genesis was not that hard, SFIV is a whole other world of difficulty. I found myself ready to throw the controller through my TV as I became more and more frustrated from losing on the easiest difficulty. The computer uses the cheapest combos sometimes, one character in particular, Abel, will literally grab you and throw you around the whole time, and then evade your moves, and then make all the hair on your head turn gray. Quite frustrating.
I gradually got better from doing the practice modes, but it's still quite difficult. Fun none the less to enjoy a new SF game, and for 20 bucks at that.
Out of curiosity, does anyone else find Street Fighter IV very difficult? read