So lately i've been feeling a little overwhelmed by my game collecting hobby and i've starting to wonder if i'm burning myself out? I still get that irreplaceable feeling of excitement when I find a good deal or add a game to my collection that i've been hunting for a long time. However, the good deals lately have been very few and far between and.. my collection is slowly getting complete and i'm slightly concerned about what to do next..
A bit of a different kind of review here this time. So my collection was approaching 1500 games and I was recently looking to add extra insurance on my collection, just in case something bad ever does happen. But that got me thinking.. I don't really have a very good way of keeping track of what I actually have or what it's all worth, so I set out to find something that can do just that!
Well I finished it. I complained in my last post that I had a bad habit of not finishing games and this was one of them but I finally got through it so it's time to review it. To be honest, the main reason I didn't finish it at first was plainly because I didn't really find the game very special. I know that goes against a lot of others opinions but it just wasn't that great. Let me explain..
This is more of a rant and me trying to figure out why I cannot seem to complete a game lately. No new posts in 3 months.. Generally I usually only review a game once I complete it and lately I seem to have fallen in to my old habit of never completing a game once I get to the end. It all started with Final Fantasy 9. I enjoyed the game so much that I didn't want to fight the final boss until I had 100% collected and completed everything in the game so TO THIS DAY I've never completed the game.
Alright i'm gonna be straight up on the harsh part of this review. The translation sucked. It felt like watching a really badly subtitled anime most of the time, except in English. It made me wonder.. did the voice actors ever question what the hell they were saying? Did they ever get sick of saying the words "Ancient Species"? Who thought of the name "Archeozoic Big Hole"?.... Actually, I don't want the answer for the last one. The voice overs were very jarring at times, it really took away from the game a lot of the immersion. However, that is the end of the harsh review!
Ok, i'm going to be as harsh as I can with this game.. which is going to be quite hard because I actually kinda enjoyed it.. I picked it up as part of a bulk buy, but the disc had a big scratch in it. Rather than try to sell it at a cheaper price, or send it back for a refund, I decided to play through the entire game to see if the disc had any problems. (Turns out it didn't, in case you were wondering)
It's been a little while since i've posted on here! I've had my plate pretty full and haven't had much chance to sit down and write. Doesn't mean I haven't been keeping up with my gaming quota however. The latest game i've had the opportunity to play with my regular board gaming group is Arkham Horror, specifically the Dunwich Legacy expansion.