If you knew me in real life, you’d know that I have this problem when it comes to saying “no” to people when they ask me for favors or help, even if I’m stretched really, really thin. What does this have to do with gaming or strategy guides? Bear with me.
If you follow PS3 gaming news or gaming news in general, then you probably know that Heavy Rain came out this week, which has been highly anticipated by myself and about half of the gaming world since its announcement at E3 last year. I preordered the game, but I wasn’t planning on playing it until after Final Fantasy XIII. But my good friend Eric asked me to partake in a live blogging project with him regarding the game. Basically we play the game every night, discuss it over IM the next day, and then we’re going to make some sort of feature article out of it on Kombo. He totally would have understood if I said I didn’t have the time, but I was so intrigued by the project that I jumped on it.
I’m half glad and half upset that I did, because 1) Heavy Rain is incredible and 2) the game totally haunts me. I think about it all the time when I’m not playing. I’ve had to quit playing earlier than planned twice because I emotionally couldn’t handle it anymore. No game has ever had that kind of a grip on me.
I should finish it this weekend, and then hopefully I’ll be getting a review copy of Final Fantasy XIII next week. That’s right, you heard me correctly. I’ve been asked to review the mecha of all RPG releases for this year. I am so stoked that I am trusted enough to review such a massive game. Before anyone asks, yes, I have already preordered my strategy guide as well. Expect March to be quite the Final Fantasy fangirl month. I’m just warning you all now.
After that, my plan is to finally finish Darksiders and start work on Bayonetta. I don’t know of other desired game releases coming out in late Spring and early summer, so I’m hoping to use that time to catch up, but I’ve said that before and bam! I bought Bayonetta. Sucker=me.