I don't think I've ever gone this long without posting a blog or anything. I haven't really been playing or watching much television lately. The only game I really put a lot of hours into was 'Witch and the Hundred Knight' which is an anime Diablo clone on PS4. Its pretty colorful, but grindy as fuck. There's a demo out on PSN, but honestly its the type of game that gets better after tons of hours played since you are more powered up and have different abilities to use. The story is quite dark, considering the art style. It looks like a Disgaea game, but the main character is really foul mouthed and cruel. Pretty dark stuff. I was a little shocked by the subject matter actually.
Okay, so I completely took apart my PS3 and dusted the hell out of it and cleaned and cleared every little corner. To recap, my PS3 starting shutting itself off for no reason. The only thing I could think of was I had just done a firmware update, but until then, I've never had an issue with this. Usually, with my own PC, if it shuts down frequently, it's usually caused by excess heat, poor ventilation, or dusty fans. So I took apart the whole PS3, piece by piece and cleaned it all up. I've been leaving it on for long perionds of time, and it seems to have done it, for now anyway.
I couldn't resist, and bought the HD version of Code Veronica X from the RE 20th anniversary sales on PSN this week. It looks great. Much better than I remember, and it is still one of the hardest games in the series. God forbid I get an extra healing item, or lack of bullet sponge swamp thingie monsters. Which reminds me. The revelations game had lame bullet sponge enemies which totally ruined that game for me. In Code Veronica X, there are moments where these super enemies just appear and the tension just elevates through the roof. I've actually died alot during these enemy jump scares because I had no idea 'that was about to happen'. I can see also how the game started diverging from the series and becoming far more actiony like the later games 4, 5 & 6. Interesting.
Anyway, this whole thing started because I wanted to do a playthrough of Final Fantasy games, and my PS3 would die while playing FF 8. Without a PS3, it would be hard to do a series play through, without emulating, but I hate messing with emulators on PC.
My PS3 is comatose. I've tried everything to revive it withough opening up the case and tinkering, which will be the next step. In a way, I'm kind of relieved its over. I don't plan on buying a new PS3 anytime soon, and in the end, I've mostly been playing old PSOne and PS2 games off PSN, which I can still play on my VITA, where I prefer to play classic games honestly. Not PS2 games so much, but I still have a working PS2 around the house anyway.
I didn't by a PS3 when it first came out. I actually stopped gaming around the PS3 launch and missed out on PS360 revolution until the tail end before new consoles released. I really enjoyed the PSP and PSVita as well as 3DS during that time and eventually moved on to PC gaming and Steam.
I can cross out a bunch of games from my backlog now I guess, since I have no options for playing them now, which is a relief. I also have a PS4 now, so I should be giving it more attention now, and it looks like the 3DS is still getting great releases.