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Lightning Returns, Yo.

On 01/23/2014 at 05:04 AM by Matt Snee

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So I just finished the Lightning Returns demo and I was very pleased.  I’ll save my thoughts though for the Pixlbit round table we are doing for it in a few days.  All I can say is I am very excited about this game now, after having very low expectations for it prior to playing the demo. 

Things are okay here.  It’s been warm, about 75 degrees during the day and 45 to 50 at night.  It’s also been sunny and calm and beautiful.  Sorry East coasters: I’m in Arizona. 

Other than Lightning Returns I have been playing Persona 4 on the Vita, and 3D Mario World on the Wii U gamepad.  I finally rescued Yukiko after never reaching that far in the original Persona 4 when I played it, and now I’m embarking into the next level of the game.  It’s very chill and I enjoy playing it and the turn based combat, and the story.  Great game. 

I’m on World Seven in Mario now – is that the last one?  IT seems pretty apocalyptic compared to the other worlds. 

I haven’t played Two Brothers since last week.  I’m pretty disappointed in it.. it’s not very refined and is buggy as hell, and is certainly not worth $15 on Steam.  I got it for $1 on Indie Gala, and that’s about a suitable price.  It’s just not very complete, and while I like a lot of things about it, it’s just not a very good game. 

I’ve been meaning to play the other “Brothers” game, “A Tale of Two Sons” because I own it on Steam and now it’s available on PSN+ for free.  Got to get to that soon. 

My birthday was nice, we went to lunch.  We’re not really celebrating until this weekend when my brother is available to come around though, so I haven’t gotten any loot yet.  I asked for some records for my birthday as well as Tearaway. 

Anyway, that’s mostly it here.  Still theorizing about music and figuring out what I want to accomplish.  Take care – Snee. 



Cary Woodham

01/23/2014 at 05:42 AM

Only cool thing about Lightning is that she has pink hair.

When you think you're done with Super Mario 3D World, you're not.

Happy Birthday!  Have a power pellet!

Matt Snee Staff Writer

01/23/2014 at 07:08 AM

yeah but pink hair counts for a lot! 


01/23/2014 at 07:58 AM

That whole Two Brothers/Tale of Two Sons has been really confusing these days.  I thought that you were talking about the one that everybody loved, until I saw that I was wrong.  To think that those King guys are worried about the Banner Saga using the word Saga in their title.

Matt Snee Staff Writer

01/23/2014 at 09:35 AM

oh, don't get me started on that!  I think that they're going after Banner Saga is complete bull. 


01/23/2014 at 08:31 AM

Happy belated Sneester. I still haven't played the Lightning Returns demo. It's sitting uninstalled on my drive though.

I'm not sure it will make any difference to me since I never got past chapter 5 in the first game and only played the demo of the second. Even if it's good it would be like coming in on the last 40 minutes of a movie so what would be the point.

Glad you are enjoying P4. It could be my favourite RPG and I've played a pantload of RPGs over the years.

Matt Snee Staff Writer

01/23/2014 at 09:36 AM

thanks, Mothman.  Yeah, I didn't finsh 13-2 and I'm worried I won't know what is going on, but oh well. I tell u though, the combat IS cool. 

P4 is great.  So unique, so deep. 


01/23/2014 at 10:10 AM

After Final Fantasy 13-2, I swore I'd never play another FF game again. I'm sure my brother will get Lightning Returns though so maybe I can borrow it. He's the RPG fanatic. Thanks for the heads up about Two Brothers. $15 for a buggy piece of crap? Nah. I'll pass.

Matt Snee Staff Writer

01/23/2014 at 10:18 AM

yeah, I know how u feel.  But I haven't sworn off FF yet. 


01/23/2014 at 08:41 PM

I am right there with ya.  We feel the exact same way about FFXIII-2.  The end of that game was like a kick in the doodads from SE.  I will not reward SE with any of my gil for FFXIII-3.  Even if  it turns out to be the best FF game of all time.

Matt Snee Staff Writer

01/24/2014 at 08:12 AM

I can understand that.  I'm a sucker for FF though...


01/23/2014 at 02:04 PM

The last FF game I played was the remake of IV for the DS. Other than that, I've only played a tiny portion of X and watched my sister in law play X-2.

Matt Snee Staff Writer

01/23/2014 at 03:18 PM

I like X and X-2 a lot but I know I'm in the minority. 


01/24/2014 at 11:59 AM

Final Fantasy X was the last "great" Final Fantasy game IMO. I love that game. I will probably pick up the HD collection just to play it again.

Matt Snee Staff Writer

01/24/2014 at 12:31 PM

yeah that's the number one reason i got a Vita, so I could play it on a handheld.  I love X and X-2.  I like XII a lot too, but not as much. 

Super Step Contributing Writer

01/23/2014 at 02:28 PM

Well, as a Texan, screw you too. Our weather is erratic, and it's in the high 30s, low 40s today. Not too bad, but I'm still jealolus. Wouldn't have been yesterday.

Matt Snee Staff Writer

01/23/2014 at 03:18 PM

it IS nice here, man.  Sealed


01/23/2014 at 08:32 PM

I always liked the southwest. I don't really mind the cold, though. I'll take it over hot and humid any day.

I'm so OCD that I've been playing the FF games in order, even though it doesn't really matter with most of them. I got stuck on the final boss in IV and there I left things, quite some time ago.

Matt Snee Staff Writer

01/24/2014 at 11:38 AM

yeah I like it here too.  I'm gload I'm here.  I don't mind the cold sometimes, but I must admit it's nice to be in shorts in January. 

That's too bad about FF.  I think you would like some of the later ones a lot. 


01/24/2014 at 11:27 AM

LR demo has me pretty psyched for it now too, goodness. Kind of glad I ordered the LE, altho hope that Digital River doesn't mess up my preorder like they did with the Ni no Kuni incident ... anyhoo. EXCITED!

Matt Snee Staff Writer

01/24/2014 at 11:37 AM

yeah, me too.  Our roundtable should be up later...  everybody seemed to have a different take on the demo. 


01/24/2014 at 01:12 PM

can't wait to get involved in that discussion, lol ^_^ hope its not just a bunch of haters spouting nonsense though. *sigh*

Matt Snee Staff Writer

01/24/2014 at 03:55 PM

ha don't worry, we're mostly FF nerds here. 


01/24/2014 at 05:34 PM

I actually enjoyed both XIII and XIII-2, so I'll be getting Lightning Returns eventually.  Ironically though, I plan to play FFX HD instead and wait for a price drop.

Matt Snee Staff Writer

01/24/2014 at 05:44 PM

yeah I'm really hyped about FFX. I can't wait to play it on a handheld. 


01/25/2014 at 06:54 PM

So the "Female Cloud" game might be very good? I might have to see about playing the other games eventually.

Matt Snee Staff Writer

01/25/2014 at 10:36 PM

eh, they're ok. 


01/25/2014 at 09:58 PM

The only Vita game I have is Persona 4 and it's the only game I want to play on the Vita.  Damn shame I don't have a Vita.  

Matt Snee Staff Writer

01/25/2014 at 10:36 PM

that IS a damn shame!

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