As I’m sure everyone noticed from my photos on Friday, I have a Vita. If I could do things all over again, I’d never have bought the 3DS until Kingdom Hearts 3DS released and put all that wasted money toward the Vita and all of the super-fun games I have to have NOW. My 3DS has been sitting in its charge cradle for months. I think the last time I took it out was to download my Ambassador program games and then play a bit of the original The Legend of Zelda. And then it dawned on me that I need to stop pushing myself: I really don’t like Zelda games. It’s time to move on.
Nothing has been released since then that has warranted my attention. I’m interested in Paper Mario 3D and of course the new KH when those release, but in the meantime, there is nothing that interests me.
The Vita has the exact opposite effect. There were more than 4 games I wanted at the outset of the Vita launch. I couldn’t get all of them because well, money be a little tight at the moment, but I have two new games (Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Touch My Katamari) and two games downloaded from the PSNn (Super Stardust and Plants vs. Zombies). And then I wanted Dungeon Hunter. And then Resistance and Gravity Crush release int he forthcoming months. I haven’t been this excited about a handheld since the original DS released.
Sadly though, I really haven’t had much time to play with it, other than the occasional PvZ and Stardust run. I’m really trying to get FFXIII-2 DONE this week. Well, my original goal was the weekend. Since I was above the recommended levels for the final bosses, I decided to take a run at it. Yeah, that didn’t end well. I had zero problems until I reached the last boss. All it took was one mistake in shifting to bring on a Game Over. After two hours of trying, I decided to screw it and return to fragment hunting. I know I won’t be getting all 160 fragments, since one fragment quest requires you to find and battle all monsters, rare and otherwise, and there’s no way in hell I’m doing that. But after spending most of Sunday sidequesting, my characters are now 3000 HP higher than they were before, I have different monsters in my pack, and I have better weapons. I may try to max out my characters completely before going into the final bosses, since I’m not that far away from doing so. If I can’t beat them like that, there may be some controller throwing. Fair warning.