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Daru from Steins;Gate saying "Hell Yeah! I will give my best shot!"I had planned to play so many different games this month but in the end I only played a few of them. Which is pretty much my life in a nutshell: make lots of plans, grossly underestimate the amount of time and/or effort they will take then fail at them or end up doing something completely different. /sigh

The fact that it has been scorching hot around here hasn't helped either. That kind of temperature just saps my desire to do... well, pretty much anything.

Anyway, here is what has been happening in the electronic lands haunted by the urban legend monster called Rakuno.

...continue reading "Games I’ve been playing – January 2019"

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Rakuno posing with the initial Blue Mage gearLast week the first limited Job, Blue Mage, has been released on Final Fantasy XIV. Those who had a strong interest on it have already unlocked it, gave it a fair shake and made their opinions about it. Some even already got it to its level cap of 50 and moved on.

As for me, I have been taking my time with it, mixing leveling it and learning monster spells while trying to catch up on level 70 contents. Hence why I am just writing about it now when it is probably of interest to very few people.

Still I though it would be interesting to put my thoughts about this new Job in written form.

...continue reading "[FFXIV] Blue Mage First Impressions"

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Yakuza Kiwami 2 - Recruitment poster for Majima Construction

My attempts to set monthly gaming goals for myself didn't work out again. This was in large part because the last time I set one of those I fell into a bout of depression that left me with little desire  to do anything, even playing games.

Then I got distracted by other games and decided to just stop setting the goals as I would just be repeating the same goals over and over and not achieving any of them. I can just be stubborn that way.

I figured out that instead of repeating this cycle which only lead to more frustration perhaps a different approach might be better. I will just do a monthly report of what I have been playing and how far I got into the games in question.

...continue reading "Games I’ve been playing – October to December 2018"

The truck that Fat Larry hangs around

Last time on Vampire: the Masquerade Bloodlines... we end up destroying some vampires involved in a crazy cult in order to protect the Masquerade. Well, we also did it to get some brownie points with the anarchs and score a reward from Strauss.

This time we'll finish the sidequests in Downtown before we go do another job for fancy pants Lacroix.

SPOILER WARNING! Don't read beyond this point if you care about spoilers. If you don't or already has played this game then just go ahead.

...continue reading "[VtMB] More Downtown Sidequests"

The Ninth Circle symbol graffiti in wall

Last time on Vampire: the Masquerade Bloodlines... We went on a bit of a boat trip for the Prince. Also we found out that I am apparently pretty bad at stealth. Oh, and we got our own ghoul too.

Now it is time to see what else Downtown has to offer.

SPOILER WARNING: Don't read beyond this point if you don't want to be spoiled about the story of the game. But if you don't care or have already played it then go ahead!

...continue reading "[VtMB] The Plaguebringers"

A screenshot of the front of the Nocturne Theatre in Downtown

Last time on Vampire the Masquerade - Bloodlines: we finally completed our main goal in Santa Monica, almost got killed (again) and met the local anarchies.

This time we'll see what is the job the Prince has for us.

SPOILER WARNING: spoilers ahead for the story of this game. Proceed only if this doesn't bother or you already finished this game. Or some other motivation that I can't imagine right now.

...continue reading "[VtMB] Vampire on a boat!"

Crazy street preacher with a "The End Is Here" sign

Last time on Vampire: the Masquerade - Bloodlines: we finished what was left of the side quests in Santa Monica. We stole some blood, started an investigation on a Masquerade breach, helped out a very excitable ghoul and even went gave a hand (pun completely intended) with a investigation for a bail bonds office. Now we shall go back to the main story!

SPOILER WARNING: spoilers ahead for the story of this game. Proceed only if this doesn't bother or you already finished this game. Or some other motivation that I can't imagine right now.

...continue reading "[VtMB] Exploding warehouses and meeting anarchies"

Front of The Asylum nightclub

Last time we started to do the side quests in Santa Monica. They involved meeting some thin bloods, doing some terrible things and feeding someone our own blood.

On this post it is time to finish the side quests in this area.

SPOILER WARNING! Spoilers ahead for the content of this game. Only go on if you are okay with that.

...continue reading "[VtMB] Side-questing in Santa Monica, part 2"

The blood clinic attendant assuming that we came here to draw blood

Last time on Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines... We had to go through a lot of hoops to get to our goal. For instance: deal with a haunted house, destroy artwork, get shot at by some mooks and even discovering some deep family secrets we had absolutely no business finding out.

Before we continue on with the main story though I decided to do some side quests. There are two reasons for it 1) They are pretty entertaining and 2) Good rewards.

So that is what we'll be doing in this and the next post.

SPOILER WARNING! Spoilers for some of the side stories of Vampire: the Masquerade - Bloodlines ahead! Read it at your own risk!

...continue reading "[VtMB] Side questing in Santa Monica, Part 1"

Nigel dancing in the Asylum club

Last time in this series we learned how vampires are born, how they survive in the modern nights and dealt with some drug dealers. The last one is just so it wasn't all about vampires. Well, not directly anyway.

This time we get back to dealing with some spooky things and some not-so spooky ones.

SPOILER WARNING: this post will spoil most of the story for the  first chapter of this game.

...continue reading "[VtMB] Into the Asylum"