Clock Tower – Monster Spotlight: Karasuman and the Skull Lord, a giant, well-drawn and animated chattering skull.
Enemies flash green when you hit them with a weapon or elemental attack type that they’re strong against. I don’t think I really appreciated that detail before.
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Developer: Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo
Platform: Xbox 360
Platform (Original): PlayStation
Released (XB360): March 21, 2007
Released (PS1, North America): October 2, 1997
Released (PS1, Japan): March 20, 1997
Released (PS1, Europe): November 1, 1997
Played From: November 28, 2016 – April 18, 2017
I remember when I first got the PS1 version of SotN. I could only get one game at the time, and I had to choose between which new Mega Man game was out at the time… or this. I probably chose SotN because I had seen it more in magazines, and it seemed more… unique, perhaps? I already had an MM game, but I never had any Castlevania games.
It soon became one of my favorite games of all time.
In November 2016, I took the opportunity to experience the Xbox 360 version.
F.E.A.R. 3 (stylized as F.3.A.R.)
Developer: Day 1 Studios
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Platform: Xbox 360
Released (North America): June 21, 2011
Released (Australia): June 22, 2011
Released (Europe): June 24, 2011
Played from: April 28, 2014 – May 3, 2014
August 3, 2016: In the Temple of Light, Lightning found Fang killing monsters. How did she get there ahead of Light?
Vanille sounds… different.
Light and Fang convinced Vanille to listen to the souls. She realized that they didn’t want to be destroyed, but the High Priestess tried to force her to finish the Soulsong anyway.
May 14, 2016: Helped a researcher piece together a flight recorder, but we couldn’t really make sense of what was on it. A pilot screamed mayday and saw something “impossible”. It sounded like a girl coughing. If it was the moment that the Chaos spewed forth from the temple, it could have been the Yeuls. Light and the researcher wondered if it was Etro. Continue reading Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Part Nine: Eyes Front
May 8, 2016: To get the clavis, you need a special crux. To get the pieces of the special crux, you need to see the three murals in the ruins. To see the murals, you need tablets from the shrines strewn across the Dunes.
God must have wanted the Savior to do all this. But why? To prove their worth?
Fang says she and Light work better against gods, not with them.
May 3, 2016: Once again, Light recognized a love that should have been there. In one of the loading screens, she realizes that she has no idea what happened to “the heart I tried so hard to hide”.
Unlocked Expert Stylist. 16/42
When Light feeds Bartz, she may say, “Kweh kweh.” It’s cute. Continue reading Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Part Seven: God’s Plan
April 29, 2016: OMGM (Oh My God, Moogles)
Unlocked Angel of Salvation and Hero of Glory. 12/42
Moogle Village is only accessible from 1900 hours to 0700 hours, when the red vines unfurl in Jagd Woods. Kinda contrived. Continue reading Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Part Six
April 22, 2016: The (Phantom) Rose
“A Rose by Any Other Name”: Light gets a Phantom Rose from the ghost of Myka, a victim of the murders of would-be Saviors. She actually wanted to be the Savior. When she finished her tale, it saves her soul, leaving behind the Phantom Rose. Light gives the Rose to a kid and his mother in the Warren.