I had an incredibly awesome time in Japan. So much so, that if it wasn’t for the fact that I didn’t speak the language beyond polite phrases, I’d want to stay there. We did as much as we could in the two weeks we were there, including two ubergeek trips to Akihabara, where I rounded out my love for Kingdom Hearts and Mass Effect by buying the Japanese versions of these games (and this includes the Final Mixes for KH). We saw Kamakura, Tokyo Tower, the Imperial Gardens, Shinjuku (I found Square Enix!), Shibuya, Akihabara, Meiji Temple, Osaka, Nakano, Hiroshima, Kyoto, and Hakone. We’re already making plans to go back so we can spend more time in Kyoto and try to visit Hokkaido and Fukuoka, the two opposite ends of the country. When that will happen, we don’t know, as we’re quite broke now, and we have plans to see other parts of the world as well.
As you can imagine, we rode trains A LOT, so I packed my 3DS with me everyday and my friend kept her PSP handy. From the long plane ride to the numerous train trips and bullet train trips to gaming downtime every night, I 100%-ed in LEGO Star Wars III and LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean, and I finished Professor Layton and the Unwound Future. I also picked back up Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days thanks to rediscovering my love for the franchise, and I’ve progressed to Day 321. That would be so nice to finish this game once an for all. I may make that my goal and priority for the summer. Sorry, Dragon Age and Darksiders. I’ll get to you two eventually.
Of course now that I am back, I have a crap ton of guides to look at. I have inFamous 2, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, and Dungeon Siege III. In addition, I have guide reviews to post for LEGO Pirates, Brink, and Call of Duty: Black Ops. I received guides for Duke Nukem Forever while I was gone. One is going to a reviewer, but the other one is going out to all of you!
What better way to celebrate my return than with a strategy guide giveaway? If you want the strategy guide for Duke Nukem Forever, you have three ways to enter:
Winners will be picked by 4:30 pm CST and announced here, on Twitter, and on Facebook. So what are you waiting for? GO GET SOME!