Tuesday, 31 October 2017

I've been playing this week

This week, I've mostly been playing Etrian Odyssey IV on the 3DS. Such a good game. I've not played a lot of games like it (a dungeon crawler rpg), just Shin Megami Tensei: Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (3DS) and Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey (DS), both of which I really enjoyed and put a lot of hours into. I've just unlocked subclassing in Etrian Odyssey IV.

I think it takes a particular kind of dungeon crawler to get me to stick with it, I mostly stick to turn based and action rpgs.

My favourite rpgs are:

Chrono Trigger
The World Ends With You
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 Golden
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
Final Fantasy IV
Final Fantasy V
Final Fantasy IX
Final Fantasy X
Final Fantasy XII
Final Fantasy Tales: Chocobo's Dungeon
Dragon Quest V: The Hand of the Heavenly Bride
Pokemon SoulSilver
Pokemon Black
Pokemon Black 2
Fantasy Life
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
Radiant Historia
Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
Star Ocean: First Departure
Xenoblade Chronicles
Ys Origin
Ys: The Oath in Felghana

Thursday, 26 October 2017

first weight watchers meeting

So I went to my first weight watchers meeting in years. My weigh in was higher that I thought it would be. I like the smart points they have now. I got 47 daily and 42 weekly smart points to use (the higher your weight, the more points you get.) My target goal is 10 stone, but any weight loss will make me happy.

Monday, 5 June 2017

12 games in 12 months

I saw this on reddit and thought I would take part! I've already beaten 5 games, and now I'm playing through Picross DS and nearing the end of Lunar: Silver Star Harmony.


My Nintendo Picross - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Dragon Quest VII
Picross e5
Picross e6
Long Live The Queen

June [b]Lunar: Silver Star Harmony[/b]


Friday, 28 April 2017

this year's purchases

My Nintendo Picross - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess  (3DS)
Picross e5  (3DS)
Picross e6  (3DS)
Picross e7  (3DS)
Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book  (PSVita)
Picross DS  (NDS)
Yakuza 5  (PS3)
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together  (PSP)
Dragon Quest  (Droid)
Flower  (PSVita/PS3)
Arc the Lad  (PS1C)
Final Fantasy VIII  (PS1C)
Wipeout 2048  (PSVita)
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time  (PSVita)
Tearaway  (PSVita)
Flow  (PSVita/PS3)
LocoRoco CocoReccho  (PSP)
Locoroco Midnight Carnival  (PSP)
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 5  (PS3)
Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright  (3DS)
Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation  (3DS)
Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest  (3DS)
Monument Valley  (Droid)
Endless Space  (Steam)
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild  (Wii U)
Saints Row 2  (GOG) (free)
Bravely Default  (3DS)
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King  (3DS)
Akiba's Trip (PS Vita)
Alan Wake (steam)
Alan Wake's American Nightmare (steam)
Total: 31

Dell Inspiron 15-3552 (8gb ram, 1tb hd, windows 10)
Nvidia Shield K1
Moto G4 Play

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Final Fantasy/Dragon Quest/Shin Megami

:U: Final Fantasy
:U: Final Fantasy II
:B: Final Fantasy III
:B: Final Fantasy IV
:U: Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
:B: Final Fantasy V
:U: Final Fantasy VI
:U: Final Fantasy VII
:U: Final Fantasy VIII
:B: Final Fantasy IX
:B: Final Fantasy X
:B: Final Fantasy X-2
:B: Final Fantasy XII
:U: Final Fantasy XIII
:U: Final Fantasy XIII-2
:U: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

:B: Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
:U: Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers
:U: Final Fantasy Dimensions
:U: Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales
:B: Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon
:U: Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift
:U: Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
:U: Final Fantasy: The Four Heroes of Light

:U: Dragon Quest
:B: Dragon Quest: The Chapters of the Chosen
:B: Dragon Quest: The Hand of the Heavenly Bride
:B: Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie
:B: Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past
:U: Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
:B: Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies

:U: Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker
:B: Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2
:U: Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors

:U: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona
:U: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2 Innocent Sin
:B: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable
:B: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 Golden

:U: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked
:U: Shin Megami Tensei IV
:B: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
:B: Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

back from London

Had a good time. We had our nails done and bought new clothes. So much walking. And a lot of going up an down stairs which really irritated my bad shoulder. But it was nice to see my sister again, I wish I could spend more time with her. It was lovely to meet so many of her friends too.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Persona 5

My PS3 copy of Persona 5 arrived early! But I can't play it yet as I'm going to a wedding on the 6th and staying there for a few days. I don't want to stop partway through.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Breath of the Wild

The first one I ordered never arrived so I had to get a refund and reorder it. This time I also ordered Bravely Default.

Friday, 17 March 2017

recent purchases

Soo I cancelled that amazon order and decided to buy a new smartphone and micro sd card instead.

I bought a Motorola Moto G4 Play (2GB ram/16GB storage version in black.) I bought it from Tesco Mobile Ireland and they said if Iordered before 1pm, I should get it the next day, so hopefully I'll receive it on the 21st of march. It is locked to their network but I don't mind as I'm already on their pay as you go plan, where by topping up by 15 euro, I get unlimited calls, 10GB of data and keep my credit.

The micro sd card is 128GB and I plan on setting it as internal storage.

Edit: I bought a 64gb PS Vita memory card. Bloody hell, they're expensive.

Monday, 13 March 2017

What I've been playing this week

Pretty much just picross. Almost done with picross e6, just mega picross left. And in picross e7, I have just a few puzzles left in micross and the megapicross puzzles left. I really don't like mega picross though. I unlocked the 20 x 20 puzzles in picross ds.

I would have played some more Lunar: Silver Star Harmony (getting near the ending) but with Breath of the Wild on the way and Persona 5 too, I didn't want to be juggling too many games. I ordered Breath of the Wild from amazon uk and went with free shipping soit should arrive by the 20th march. And zavvi says the est Persona 5 is 4th april.

I'm going to london for a wedding on april 6th. No point in starting Persona 5 until afterwards. I also send off the form to renew my passport today, fingers crossed I'll get it back in time. Also, passport pictures always suck. Always.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Games I've started

Lunar: Silver Star Harmony
Picross e6
Picross e7
Kirby Triple Deluxe
Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Spirits of Justice
Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask
The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap
Fire Emblem
Citizen of Earth
Rhythm Thief
Gravity Rush
Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book
Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
LocoRoco 2
Yakuza 3
Final Fantasy 13
Shin Megami Tensei IV
Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga
Hyperdimension Neptunia ReBirth 1
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Dr Lautrec
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Crystal Bearers
Inazuma Eleven
Jewel Quest Heritage
Rune Factory 4
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2 Innocent Sin
Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth
Super Paper Mario
Tales of Hearts R
Ys 7

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

small order

Just ordered a DS Picross game (just 3 euro!) and a wii remote with motion plus built into it. My old wiimote stopped working and I can't find my motion plus, so I'm killing two birds with one stone here.

Also, did I mention I preordered Persona 5 on the PS3? Because I'm excited for that!

Friday, 3 March 2017

a small windfall in coins must hurt

So I was digging around in the utility room and found a box full of coins. I've only counted about half of them and ended up with 24 euro in 50 and 20 cent coins and 61 euro in 10 cent coins. Well, who doesn't love finding money? I can buy a few games with that.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Persona 5 preordered

Just preordered Persona 5 (PS3 version). Looking forward to it. I went with the PS3 version as it's the same as the PS4 version except not as pretty maybe and cheaper. Plus I'm already borrowing a PS3 for other games and don't have space for a PS4.

Barely rained all winter here in Ireland and now it's just coming down. The wind has even blown over the wheelie bin that has rubbish in it. Now I'll have to spend money on a taxi to get anywhere.

Monday, 20 February 2017


So our broadband got switched today. It went from 4 download to 17 download, speedy! And we're saving money! Anyway, I played some more of Lunar: Silver Star Harmony, getting closer to the end. I like this game, I like the characters, I like the battle system. Little bit easy though. But I would recommend it. Also played some Persona 4 Golden, getting near the end in that too. This playthough (I've played it before and on the PS2 as well) was rushed through to get things like knowledge and courage maxed out so that next playthrough, I'd have more free time and it's be easier to max out social links. The only trophies I probably won't ever get in this game is the Rise lines trophy and thus the platinum. Oh well. Taking a break from picross as I was playing a lot of Picross e5/e6/e7 at the same time, so much picross, and this was after beating the Zelda picross game too. I love picross just a little too much, me thinks.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

good news bad news

Bad news: there was a problem with getting the new broadband in, will have to get the engineer out again to test a different connection point. Oh well, still have the connection from the other company for a few days. Good news: I had applied for carer's allowance ages ago and just got a letter saying that I got it! It's more than what I'm currently getting.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

changed broadband

So I called up and got my broadband switched to another provider. I'll be going from paying 120 every two months to 78. It's a 12 month contract and I'll save 252. I had another gallbladder attack yesterday. Luckily I had some neurofen plus (the one with codeine in it) and the pain went quickly. It's the first time I've had the pain where I didn't end up going to the hospital. I have a medical card so I wouldn't have to pay anything but I really just don't want to be in hospital.

Monday, 6 February 2017

games I've been playing

Loads and loads of Picross. I love picross. So much fun. I've been playing Picross e5, e6 and e7, and in January I beat the Zelda picross game from My Nintendo. I've also been (re)playing Persona 4 Golden. I played Persona 4 on the PS2 about 2 and a half times, then when I got P4 Golden on the Vita, I beat it with almost all maxed social links and a nearly filled compendium. I then deleted the game from my Vita without realizing that doing so would take my save with it. Bummer. So now I'm just speeding through the text, working on things like diligence and knowledge and I'm only working on a few social links, aeon, jester, justice, hierophant and hermit. Although I'll only get hermit to rank 9, if I'm going to have to fish to max it out, I only want to do it once in a max all social links playthough (I think there's a trophy for that!) Anyway, I'm looking forward to Persona 5 and I hope they release more games in the picross e series.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017


I've got a massive backlog of games. Among it are seven unbeaten and mostly unplayed Legend of Zelda games. I currently can't play any of my Wii and Wii VC games because of no working wiimote. And I can't play any steam games because I'm saving up for a new laptop. I'm currently playing three Picross games, e5, e6 and e7. It's nice to take a break from RPGs, I just finished Dragon Quest VII in late January. I can't make my mind up on what RPG to play next. Solatorobo, Suikoden, Final Fantasy VII, Tactics Ogre, Breath of Fire 3, Lunar: Silver Star Harmony (getting near the end), SMT4, Tales of Hearts R... There's also some non-RPGs, the new Phoenix Wright game Kirby Triple Deluxe, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, Yakuza 3. Honestly, where will I find the time to play them all?

what I've been doing lately

I finally got around to ordering a Sky+HD box. Our old box is on the way out and couldn't access sky store to rent movies. And since the new box is free for us, it was just a good idea to get it. I'm also going to be switching our broadband tomorrow, going from paying 121 every two months to 78 every two months. Gotta save the money somewhere. I'm also going to pop into my local bank branch tomorrow to open a savings account. It feels good to be getting these things done.