So its official.. I’ve crossed the line and can probably be considered a full fledged gamer now. The reason I say this is because a few weeks ago I had gotten an e-mail from Amazon.com letting me know that they are starting to take pre-orders for Final Fantasy 14. I had thought I’d try and “shop local” to support our local economy, so I thought I’d find out from the local Game Stop if they were taking pre-orders as well.
So on Saturday, I was at Game Stop looking around because my husband was looking for a new controller, so I asked the guy at the counter:
Me: “Are you guys taking pre-orders for Final Fantasy 14 yet?
Rep: “You mean 13, yes we are taking pre-orders for 13”
Me: “Oh, no I mean Final Fantasy 14 that’s supposed to come out sometime this year”
Rep: “You mean 13, its coming out in a couple weeks”
Me: “No I really mean 14, its an MMO thats coming out, for PC & PS3”
Rep: “13 is on the PS3, There is no 14”
Me: “I hope there is, because I’ve been reading about it for months.. ”
Rep: “Hmm.. well let me look in the system………… there’s nothing about it in the system.”
Me: “Ok, well I’ll check back another time”
I’m thinking that probably arguing with a game salesman at a game store over the existence of a game is an indication that a line has been crossed…. lol
In other News.. I am still really enjoying Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon for the Wii!
If I could figure out how, I’d definitely do one of those “Lets Play” video series on YouTube.com for the game. Over the past week, I beat Leviathan in the Water Dungeon with my whitemage no less.. lol! A couple cures, and two Holy’s and he was toast. I was surprised to be able to accomplish it with whitemage honestly, but this game is pretty well balanced in being just difficult enough to be fun, and not making you crazy in the process. After finally beating the Water Dungeon, I was lead through a series of cut scenes which led me to complete Shirma’s and Amouri’s Dungeons reclaiming their memories. I am trying to not spoil it by giving too many details, but I am enjoying the progression of the story-line. I really appreciate that about SE products.
After completing Shirma’s second dungeon set, she opens up the Guardian Dungeon 3 – Guardian of the Light. This dungeon is located inside the clocktower itself. Daunting at first with its toneberries, and cactars, I was really kind of afraid of this dungeon when I first entered, and had some close calls and teleported myself out of there. After leveling a bit though, I am now pretty comfortable with the area. Its pretty, especially the stained glass floor section. (floors 11-20 I believe). I’ve found some pretty decent gear in this dungeon. Garnet, Sapphire, and Ruby Talons & Saddles. I also found an interesting Trident talon which sounds cool, but it always hits in three directions at once, and I kind of wonder if it would get me into more trouble than its worth.
I now have whitemage and blackmage jobs totally maxed out, and am currently working on Dragoon, which is actually pretty cool. I tend to be mage-centric, but I like how they have set up these jobs. The only job I don’t care much for so far is Knight, and thats mostly because you have to have more greens on you then usual to play the job.
I ended up fighting Croma & Chroma’s shade with my Dragoon, and acquired the Dark Knight job which I’m actually a little excited to play. So now the only job that I still need to aquire is Ninja from Volgs memories. That Dungeon is level 60, and I’m at 50, so I have a little bit before I will be going after that one.
Basically, I think my goal is going to be to max out all the jobs.
Also their system for upgrading their saddles and talons are pretty well thought out I think. You can put different seals on them for different attributes.
Right now I have a seal that helps me not get poisoned, silenced, slept. I have seals that add luck, treasure droppage, and attack boost.
Overall, I’m really enjoying my time playing! Well Done SE!