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10 April 2008 @ 10:33 am
[video games] Crisis Core  
I finished Crisis Core (yay brithmonth present to myself!). This is mostly notable since I usually don't actually finish games (I never finished Bioshock, I didn't actually finish Portal, but kabitzed while greg finished it. I haven't finished Patapon, but I hope to go back to it. But anyway, back to Crisis Core. I think they did a good job. It wasn't the most amazing game ever, but it was fun, had a lot of nice design touches and oranigational things, and it was very pretty. There was one cut sequence that just left me with my jaw dropped completely. I think they also did a good job of playing to the audience (the FF7 fans) and trying to make an enjoyable RPG. The story wasn't suburb, but it was about on par with the "average" final fantasy. It was a bit on the short side (I took about 20 hours, but that was mostly avoiding the dishwashing, which I might go back and do more of) but since it's on a hand held, I think that's ok.

I absolutely love my PSP. I'm truely surprised by it's graphical power and beauty of screen. I'm very happy I decided to get it.

EDIT: I just read a walk through. If you do all the side mission stuff, I likely only played about 1/4 of the game.



Ok, after rewatching, it's not the most awesome thing ever, but I still think it's pretty cool at the end. Sadly, it's long. So unless you think Sephiroth is cool, don't clicky. (link same as embed.)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=R7yJ-hruqcM&feature=related
 
 
 
Natasha: midnahoneyartichoke on April 10th, 2008 03:00 pm (UTC)
Is that sephiroth pic from Crisis Core? preeety! yay sephiroth!

I want to get Crisis Core! but i haven't had time to play handheld games other than on the T. I've been enjoying patapon too, but I can't play it on the T effectively - there is no good way to pause without losing fever and getting in trouble, and it relies on hearing too much for the T. I went back to playing puzzle quest during my commute ^_^

Someone I am is waiting for my courage: pataponforgotten_aria on April 10th, 2008 03:13 pm (UTC)
Actually, it's sephie from kingdom hearts.

I played FF7:CC in head phones to make sure greg didnt' get any spoilers. It actually makes the sound much better. I highly recommend it, espeically in noisy environments. That doesn't help with the feaver problem.

FF7:CC was pretty good about having frequent save points, pausing gracefully (though there was usually a moment after you unpaused as the disk spun up before the game would restart.) The side plots were also menu driven and in general, fairly short, so they would be resonable T fair. I'm not sure if it's the perfect T game, but it's definately a lot more graceful than patapon in that department.
Jadiajadia on April 10th, 2008 03:46 pm (UTC)
I love Sephiroth. I even watched Advent Children just for him. :-)
Someone I am is waiting for my courageforgotten_aria on April 10th, 2008 03:47 pm (UTC)
I know. someone has to buy you a sephiroth costume one of these days...