Motivations for my gaming habits

Video games are very important to me, been gaming my entire life. Gaming was never a just a hobby to me since it was only thing I was ever interested in. I grew up wanting to make games. But never knew which part of the process I wanted to be involved in. A few years ago I stumbled across Giant Bomb, started listening to the podcast on and off. I discovered how fantastic this website is. I've never involved myself in online forums that much, but I've always felt that if I did ever delve into discussion forums I would definitely start here. I love the community and I love the Giant Bomb crew. Lately I find it hard to motivate myself to play games for more than a few hours. I have way too many steam games (around 500), and far too many of them are unfinished, or even worse: unplayed. Most of the time I end up buying a new game then put a few hours into it and then never touch it again. I want to stop this vicious cycle in my life. Other than enjoyment the biggest motivation I have for playing games is discussing them with my friends. I want to use this site as my motivation to play games like I used to. Let's see if I can keep this going - LastBestHope 1/22/15

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Persona 4 finally finished.

According to my save file it took above 80 hours to complete this game. Now I don' t know if that's true because I am playing this on PCSX2, and when I'm in dungeons I use turbo mode to save time grinding, which most likely resulted in the game clock speeding up. A friend of mine beat this game in 40 hours, so I'm going to assume that this game took me 60 hours to beat since I spent a LONG time grinding.

I got the True Ending, ended up with some pretty high level personas, Level 83 Kohryu, 63 Black Frost, 70 Loki.

Kohryu wasn't utilized fully since the final form of the boss absorbs lightning magic. I avoided use of all lighting magic and used the main character for buffs and the occasional Mind Charged Aragidyne (heavy fire) to the boss. With Mind Charge, Increased Damage, and the bosses defense lowered, Aragidyne did about 700 damage. But having all those three buffs and debuffs on at once is very difficult to keep up.

I am starting New Game Plus as a type this.

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Shadow Mitsuo is easy. But not when you forget to cure fear.

I was just one spell away from defeating Shadow Mitsuo, and I forgot to use Me Patra. One thing I don't like about this game is the fact that if Yu/main character dies, it's over. It may make sense according to some story point or something to do with the fact that Yu is the Fool Arcana. So I guess it's just one of those chosen one things.

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Playing Persona 4 a lot this weekend.

Persona 4, is among my favorite JRPG's. I know this is true because I am 45 hours in to it. And when this is true, all other factors must be, other factors being that I love this game.

I actually enjoy the social parts a lot more than the dungeons, but lately, now that I have a powerful Persona, Black Frost, I love combat because I am a monster.

Currently I am fighting Shadow Mitsuo, the weirdest boss in the game, which is saying something since one of the last bosses I fought was a rainbow stripper that was pole dancing AS I WAS FIGHTING IT.

Other JRPG's I have beaten, a short list;

  • Final Fantasy 7
  • Final Fantasy 9

Soon to be Persona 4 if I keep this rate up of 5-10 hours a day. Next game on the list is Persona 3, or maybe I'll go back and finish Dragon Quest 8 and/or 9.

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