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It's done! Everyone else might like the Blade's Resolve, but Shoebill still judges and disapproves of all it lays eyes upon.


 
 

One DR run away from completing my relic Gunblade in FFXIV. Would have gotten my Dark Knight one, but it had a dozen glowing weapons and Gunbreaker doesn't have many yet.


 
 

New laptop. New tablet (Galaxy S7 FE). Did get another PS Direct invite for tomorrow but I expect disappointment. Unless FFXVI is PS5 exclusive (doubtful given Yoshi P is involved) I think I may be able to wait for Spider-Man 2 or Wolverine now.

 
 

I am now a cool next gen gamer with my ROG Zephyrus laptop. Guess I'll be passing on the Steam Deck now. This is light enough for a good carrying case and I have a cute grey/blue XB1 controller waiting to be used.

 
 

Had my birthday Sunday, but got together with family today. Sister somehow had my missing copy of Metroid Prime Trilogy and I'm happy to have it back. Sadly, no leftovers to take home.

 
 

Bandai Namco is reminding me how badly they nickel-and-dimed folks for anime DVDs and soundtracks back in the day. Just getting soundtracks is still messier, though.

 
 

Gamestop had $800 bundles for PS5 way early this morning. Scalper prices are not a Black Friday deal. Also not Friday. Give your folks a day off.

 
 

I think part of the issue with a live action Cowboy Bebop is that's what Firefly was and it was only half as cool, incomplete and Serenity made all the wrong choices. The Jayne episodes are also hard to watch because Adam Baldwin was just playing himself.

 
 

I usually am okay with crossovers, but I feel like Disney and Fortnite have brought it to a very cynical and gross point where sometimes neither side brings anything to the table but skins and cameos. I want crossovers like Witcher/FFXIV x Monster Hunter.

 
 

I need that middle sticker. It's by an Esty creator called SageWindfeather. It's in reference to a Stormblood short story on FFXIV's Lodestone site. Tataru and Krile like to drag Estinen into things. Dragoons are often introverts. He's grumpier than Kain.


 
 

Live action Cowboy Bebop looks awful, so I just got the Blu Ray of the real show. New soundtrack is apparently good though.

 
 

I often don't make purchases out of spite, but if Kena and the Bridge of Spirits gets mentioned in the same insane screed as Metroid Dread, it must be a good time and David Jaffe was probably wrong.

 
 

Shang Chi is probably the first time I watched an MCU movie and was a little disappointed to be reminded it was a MCU movie.

 
 

Got the FFXIV Cookbook. Gonna ask a family member to make this bacon bread.


 
 

DF review of GTA DE seems like a lengthy, polite way of saying "What the fuck?"

 
 
 

Watching the Craig 007 movies as I recover from wisdom tooth removal. Quantum of Solace holds up better when watched soon after Casino Royale, especially if you skip "Another Way To Die" because Jack White shouldn't sing with Alicia Keys.

 
 

The wisdom teeth are out. A banana smoothie was had. Now just annoying pain. I also lined up the next two appointments, one conveniently placed at Dec. 3 for an excuse to drop another vacation day for Endwalker. And the the tooth filling, of course

 
 

Caught up on all X-Men movies except for all those versions of Deadpool 2. I wouldn't say Apocalypse and Dark Phoenix are bad (well, not as bad as Origins or X-Men III), but I'd take Logan and The Wolverine over them.

 
 

Got these just in time for Konami to delist them! Also got MGS playing cards!


 
 

Apparently the semi-annual clash over Dark Souls difficulty has returned. Sorry folks, but Baba Is You is harder than Dark Souls. Probably more accessible, too.


 
 

Getting wisdom teeth pulled Wednesday. Now I gotta rethink grocery shopping. Guess chips and salsa are out for a couple weeks.

 
 

Star Trek usually has a rough start with pilot episodes, but Prodigy came in with the kind of pacing and spirit of Clone Wars and we're not dealing with a crew of professionals here. Probably the most solid pilot Trek has ever seen.


 
 

Got Tetris Effect Connected. Love it when soundtracks and gameplay interact. Settings to tone effects down is welcome. Input lag on hard drops is very unwelcome and needs fixing. The abitrary speed jumps are bullshit.

 
 
 

Finished both parts of Batman: The Long Halloween. Troy Baker really just does an impression of Mark Hamill's Joker. Selena seemed like she should have been way more central to this story than Bruce. Maybe the comic was better?

 
 
 

"A corpse, should be left well alone. Oh, I know very well how the secrets beckon so sweetly. Only an honest death will cure you now. Liberate you from your wild curiosity."


 
 

Hearing cryptobros talk about how NFTs will change games is just listening to unfiltered insanity that doesn't understand game design.

 
 
 

About Whispering Willowone of us since 2:32 PM on 12.21.2012

Member of the Destructoid community team, moderator, hunter (or is that hoonter?), part-time Roegadyn and fae regent.

My favorite weapons are the claymore, the Mk. 22 tranquilizer pistol and the banhammer.



For other things and stuff about me you can read here, here and here. You will learn of my origins, my trials and tribulations and how I became a Level 80 superpixie!


Some of my favorite games:

Super Metroid
Metroid Prime
Metroid Zero Mission
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne
Shin Megami Tensei IV
Digital Devil Saga
Devil Summoner 2
Devil Survivor
Persona 3 Portable
Persona 4 Golden
Final Fantasy VI
Final Fantasy VIII
Final Fantasy X/X-2
Final Fantasy XI
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
Shenmue
Shenmue II
Jet Set Radio
Jet Set Radio Future
Ico
Shadow of the Colossus
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater



Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
Dishonored
Deus Ex
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Fallout: New Vegas
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Freedom Wars
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
Dissidia Duodecim
Soulcalibur II
Shovel Knight
Hades
The Binding of Isaac
Dead Cells
Gris
Ghost of Tsushima

...and more!

 
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