Bit of a story behind this one. At college I take all my classes with this retarded human called Tom. Tom, cannot, no matter how hard he tries, stop flapping. While I’m sitting here typing this entry, he is talking about the fact that he uses pencils to do his homework to the instructor.
WHO GIVES A FUCK?!
Seriously. I’ve been with this guy pretty much since day one and he is nothing short of annoying lately. Worse, he is a chronic liar. Likes to say he’s big and important but he’s really just scraping across in massive debt. The biggest problem I have with him though is his lack of hygine. He just eminates this smell that seems like tabacco or something. Now he’s talking about how he has this great job and how he spends all day debugging Java code. Well, if he does, why is he wearing his Sbarro polo and says he just got out of work. Last time I checked,Â Fast FoodÂ Server != Java Coder. I am going to bust some heads unless I do something to calm myself down.
Two games to talk about. First I’ll go over Final Fantasy XI just because I feel like it. Chains of Promathia has been completed by me. By far the storyline for this mission set is the best Final Fantasy XI had to offer to me. With it’s completion I have really kicked some ass and I enjoyed being able to wear the title “Averter of the Apocolypse”. After finishing the story and seeing the original Tavnazia, or what’s left of it, was pretty majestic. Thumbs up to SquareEnix for a beautiful story and a challenging series. After claiming my Rajas Ring, I returned to Aht Urghan and sometime later I have been treated to a new version update. A few of the big things that hit me were the upgrade of two-handed weapons, new missions and the addition of zero EXP penalty on charmed monsters when using Beastmaster. Breaking them down, two-handed weapons were very unpopular in XI before this update hit. Pretty much everyone and their mother was some sort of Warrior/Ninja with two blades of some sort. Now, the whole thing has been thrown for a loop and two handed weapons are now drasticaly more powerful. Dark Knights, Samurai and Dragoons are now suddenly excessively powerful again with greater accuracy, attack and the addition of grips adding special effects to weapons. I have one grip for my Black Mage’s use for one Intelegence, but it’s not that great of an update for mages yet. The new missions were spectacular, though, not as good as Chains of Promathia. I had done the first one which involves way too much of a headache. Basicly too many mobs that don’t sleep very well and not enough people knowing what to do. After about five tries, we finaly got our heads in the game and romped everything. Okay, people had to go now and it’s like, meh. There’s one more fight. I want done with this. Finaly I got to it. The party had a Ninja/Dark Knight as our tank, I figured, well, this can’t be that bad can it? Meh. We tried and failed a couple times and finaly we moved on to Alexander himself. Now, he’s got defense that puts most everything to shame. We’re just trying to damage him and we all get wiped. Meh. We get up again and decide to go with the “Go for broke” strategy. The Ninja kicks on Souleater. Alexander starts loosing life faster than I can keep up. I franticaly cure him for more damage and finaly Alexander falls. Wow. Aparently Souleater is wonderful against him. Anyway, I completed the missions, was massively dissapointed with the second to last scene and chose Ulthalam’s Ring. Oh well, it was good to a point. I got promoted to Chief Sergeant as an assault rank. Great. That’s about it for Final Fantasy XI.
Onto a new game. I decided to treat myself to something nice and purchased Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. Man it is such a great game. The controls are fluid when you get how to use them and the game is generaly fun to play. Lots of places to go, interesting stories to learn of many and generaly interesting concepts. I enjoy the addition of hypermode to the whole thing and it certianly adds a new bonus to ass kicking. See, for sacrificing 100 health you get an enhanced shot that moves very quickly, does a gross ammount of damage and when charged you spray the shot like a drill with similar power. In addition, you’re invincible. Now you must be asking yourself, how in hell is this not overpowered? Well, okay. While in this mode, you have a single gague that is your replacement energy bar. When you shoot enough shots and this depleats, you are thrown back into normal mode.Â If you are inÂ this mode long enough, corruption sets in and the bar regenerates. When the bar becomes completely full when being corrupted, you get a game over as the Phazon in your body takes over and basicly you die. If this is used properly, it can be a serious advantage and really kicks ass. After my first play through on normal mode I found it a bit too easy in places. I had died three times in the whole thing. Once to Terminal Corruption and the other two times to just getting overpowered. Now that I’m doing veteran, I’m really enjoying myself. Challenging yet easy and so much more. Overall, I like this game sofar. The story is kinda, meh, but the gameplay is amazing. That’s all for now folks.