slimequest: (*jab jab*)
So apparently I've been chosen to receive an award for "outstanding work" from the Spanish department of my college! I guess I'm doing something right. I really enjoy studying Spanish and my teachers are all awesome so doing well just kind of comes naturally with that.

Ironically, I'll probably be studying Japanese the whole weekend, but that's because I have a quiz! And it's harder! I think compared to Japanese, Spanish seems so easy that I don't take it as seriously, but I really do love both <3

ANYWAY, I have the weekend all to myself as [livejournal.com profile] krile is having some mother/daughter girly weekend away, doing who knows what. I probably shouldn't dare ask. This leaves me time to have a little "me" time. (read: play Metroid Prime 3 in my underwear)

Although I have DS games to play, I've been distracted by SNES ROMs lately. Most notably Arcana, a lovely little dungeon crawler with *gasp* a story, some interesting characters, and good music.



Rooks likes traps! Also Axs is dying.

I like Rooks' design for some reason, he's sort of the epitome of 90's badass RPG hero. With a hat.

I leave you now with everyone's favorite, USA vs Japan boxart differences! Scary shampoo commercial fortune teller lady vs kawaii anime magical wonderland.

Wooosh~

May. 20th, 2006 08:03 pm
slimequest: (Muehehe)
So I come back from vacation this week and work is suddenly busy for once, who knew? It's kind of a welcome change in a sense though, because it makes the night go by a lot quicker~

Anyway I was back visiting family and stuff on the beach, it was fun. I bought a couple of games - Tetris DS and Metroid Prime: Hunters to play while away, since I wasn't going to lug consoles all the way there and back. Both games are fun, Tetris in particular caught my attention. There's enough new content to warrant a purchase while still having the classic mode for old time's sake. Plus, it just feels wrong to own a portable system without Tetris for it, you know?

I played a bit of the Metroid game, it's an interesting control scheme using the touch-screen to look around, but once you adapt to that it's exactly like playing Metroid Prime.. which reminds me, I still need to beat 2 before the Wii version comes out.. :o. Most of my Metroid playing consisted of helping [livejournal.com profile] krile with Metroid Fusion's bosses xD;

I also stole various games from my brothers that they weren't interested in any longer, among which was Final Fantasy X-2. I always told myself I'd never actually contribute money to Square in order to play this game, because for me the whole point of playing would be to spend the entire time making fun of the game and lamenting on the beginning of the "milk successful games dry" era the company has been in for a while now. Plus, they ruined Rikku's look. Bastards.

The New Super Mario Brothers was waiting for me when I came home too, which was a welcome sight. The game is some kind of wonderful incestual mix of Mario 1, Mario 3, Mario World, and Yoshi's Island. Pure, unobstructed platforming gameplay. It makes well enough use of the touch screen/dual screens but not to the point of getting in the way of a classic Mario game, just as it should. I haven't messed with the multiplayer options or the minigames but they seem like fun additions to an already solid game.

Isn't it weird how when you've been away from the internet for a while you wonder how it ever survived without you checking up on it? Or maybe that's just me. It's weird to actually be EXCITED to go online and check up on all your usual sites instead of it being part of your daily routine. But that's also very refreshing, too ;D

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