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UPDATE — thelifeandtimesofdestiel (Joshua)

Hey, all. Josh here giving you an update on the interwebs and gaming situation.

I’ve been without internet at home for over two months now (and jobless for three and a half). What have I done in that time? Finished a lot of games/series I started and went achievement hunting. I’ll give reviews for games I’ve played under the cut. These reviews contain spoilers, so proceed at your own risk. Games are in the tags. Also, feel free to message me either here or on my own blog if you’d like to talk about certain titles.

Also, something happened that I thought never would: I got addicted to a racing game. Forza Motorsport 4, to be precise. But my lawd, does that game look fuckin’ pretty as hell.

—Josh

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I’m the kind of person who gets really drawn into a game, like for instance Final Fantasy VIII. I literally fell in love with the story and many characters of that game, writing stories about them after finishing it, cosplaying them when I had the time and the money to do so, but I still cannot overcome the empty feeling inside when realization kicks in and I am left with the thought of how nothing of it was real and will never be.
With that dark void inside my mind, I sometimes fall into a deep depression, carrying on with my boring life only to catch myself wondering if there might actually be something like reincarnation after our deaths, letting us wake up in a totally different universe, where magic is real and monsters roam the world.
I cannot say that I am actually happy with thinking that, but this thought is really the only thing that eases my fear of death at least a little bit.

I’m the kind of person who gets really drawn into a game, like for instance Final Fantasy VIII. I literally fell in love with the story and many characters of that game, writing stories about them after finishing it, cosplaying them when I had the time and the money to do so, but I still cannot overcome the empty feeling inside when realization kicks in and I am left with the thought of how nothing of it was real and will never be.

With that dark void inside my mind, I sometimes fall into a deep depression, carrying on with my boring life only to catch myself wondering if there might actually be something like reincarnation after our deaths, letting us wake up in a totally different universe, where magic is real and monsters roam the world.

I cannot say that I am actually happy with thinking that, but this thought is really the only thing that eases my fear of death at least a little bit.

I think that Gray Edwards from Final Fantasy: The Spirit Within looks a lot like Mass Effect’s male Shepard.

I think that Gray Edwards from Final Fantasy: The Spirit Within looks a lot like Mass Effect’s male Shepard.

I love the Final Fantasy series, but I hate that I feel like I can’t share it with anyone. When I hear people talking about FF I no longer feel like joining in on the conversation. Why? Because the worst gaming fandom I’ve ever experienced is that of Final Fantasy. You just can’t have an opinion about anything, and you’re always hated for your favourite title or character in the franchise.

I love the Final Fantasy series, but I hate that I feel like I can’t share it with anyone. When I hear people talking about FF I no longer feel like joining in on the conversation. Why? Because the worst gaming fandom I’ve ever experienced is that of Final Fantasy. You just can’t have an opinion about anything, and you’re always hated for your favourite title or character in the franchise.

Sometimes I wish Square Enix would have named every Final Fantasy game different, so the hate fans give between all of them wouldn’t be as huge, like which FF is the best, or people who haven’t played FF wouldn’t have the lame excuse that they haven’t played it because of the fanboys/girls, or that it has too many to start with it now, as if they would be connected with each other.

Sometimes I wish Square Enix would have named every Final Fantasy game different, so the hate fans give between all of them wouldn’t be as huge, like which FF is the best, or people who haven’t played FF wouldn’t have the lame excuse that they haven’t played it because of the fanboys/girls, or that it has too many to start with it now, as if they would be connected with each other.

I am one of the only people who has never played Final Fantasy VI, and I wish I knew which version of it to play.

I am one of the only people who has never played Final Fantasy VI, and I wish I knew which version of it to play.

Even after completing FFX, I still love going back and completing all the side quests. I just lose myself in the world of Spira.

Even after completing FFX, I still love going back and completing all the side quests. I just lose myself in the world of Spira.

The only two Final Fantasy games in my vast collection are Mystic Quest and Theatrhythm.

The only two Final Fantasy games in my vast collection are Mystic Quest and Theatrhythm.

I know a lot of people want HD remakes of Final Fantasy VII. But I think the should make a HD remake of Final Fantasy IX. It one of the greatest games story wise.

I know a lot of people want HD remakes of Final Fantasy VII. But I think the should make a HD remake of Final Fantasy IX. It one of the greatest games story wise.

Final Fantasy IX gave me unrealistic hopes for the other games in the series. I’ve yet to find another one that I like as much as I love it. The closest I’ve come to it are XIII and X because of the sphere grid, crystarium, eidolons/aeons, and a few memorable characters (Fang and Auron).

Final Fantasy IX gave me unrealistic hopes for the other games in the series. I’ve yet to find another one that I like as much as I love it. The closest I’ve come to it are XIII and X because of the sphere grid, crystarium, eidolons/aeons, and a few memorable characters (Fang and Auron).