By BrickRoad 0 Comments
I gotta say, I haven’t played a variety of games this week. I usually find myself having played a series of different genres, somehow or another, but this week it’s just been Persona 4 and Crystal Chronicles. I’ve already spoken about both of these, but I’m going to speak about Persona 4 a bit more, because this game just keeps on giving.
Persona 4 (PS2)
If you’re looking for spoilers, endurance runners, skip to the next section.
I’ve just finished the void quest. I really liked the style of this dungeon. I have a little gripe with Persona 4, and that’s all the floors within a dungeon look the same. P4 makes up for this on the most part though, because each dungeon (I’ve seen so far) is totally unique. The boss was great, and really enjoyable. It did have me going ‘Oh Christ, no!’ a couple of times, mainly when the heavy elemental attacks started to crunch my probably under levelled party of MC, Yuki (S.Link max), Teddie and Chie, but I managed to pull through.
The visuals during the battle were a cool little extra too, showing up a retro-style battle command menu from the point of view of the boss, letting you see what it looks like for you to be the enemy in a battle for once.
After the battle came the omelettes, and I thought that whole little sequence was pretty funny, and heart-warming, something many RPG’s don’t really manage to do. Persona 4 really makes you feel a connection to the characters, and isn’t dissimilar to Mother 3 in that respect, including the omelette eating.
DSi Browser (NDSi)
This isn’t a game, I know, but I downloaded this today and my god is it poor. I really didn’t want it to be, but it just is. Maybe it’s the hardware, but I tried to load giantbomb.com a couple of times, and each time it failed to load due to memory constraints. I’m not sure who’s using the DSi browser, but apparently they’re browsing sites made in 1996, because the DSi can’t handle anything else.
That’s a little (or very) harsh, because it did load bbc.co.uk eventually, even if it didn't play any flash content. But I recommend people stay well away from this as a main browser. Then again, people who are using the DS or DSi to browse the internet are clearly nut jobs, so...
A pretty uneventful week, as Persona 4 and Final Fantasy took up most of my time. Next week though, a whole plethora of games will be played, and with a SNES (pronounced SNEZ where I'm from) and a Mega Drive hooked up, it's gonna get retro!