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Lineage2 Revolution

So. A few days back, I’ve started playing Lineage2 Revolution (the mobile game one).

Old friends play it, and I thought that I haven’t played any MMORPG in years, so why not?

I started downloading it from the play store. It’s a bit huge and it requires at least 1GB RAM and 1.2GHz Quad Core CPU. Hopefully, my phone can stand it. 😀

My character name is Eglanor. He’s a dark elf. I’m went with the Rouge in a bow or better known as Phantom Ranger, for his class.

Originally, I wanted to name him Eglandir, because he’s an dark elf and dark elves needs dark elven names. But, unfortunately, Eglandir is already taken so I have to choose another. I’m kind of regretting choosing this name, because for some reason, I can’t remember it right. XD

Now for my first impression of Lineage2 Revolution, that I wrote when I first started weeks ago…

The first thing I noticed is the graphics. I went all, “Woah! So these can be achievable in mobile apps now, huh?” But thinking again and considering that the specs of the mobile phones nowadays is way better than my actual desktop PC, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. So in the end, it all comes down in how stable the Internet connection is.

As of this writing, I have yet to try playing this game using a mobile Internet data connection. But I’m assuming that you could at least play it decently in a stable 4G/LTE connection.

Moving on to the gameplay, I love how it stuck to the usual MMORPG type of gameplay. It’s easier to navigate around because there’s an auto quest on which I really love because I suck at locations and I have terrible sense of directions, in-game and IRL.

There are random movies in between quests, which I also love because it gives you the feel of actually being there in the game, or at least for me. And I also find the quests storyline pretty entertaining. However, I find those dialogs that appear suddenly in the top right corner while your fighting monsters, annoying. I mean, I’m fighting here, so I wouldn’t be able to read the dialogs properly.

When you’re a noob like I was (well, I am still), you’ll get confused with so much currency that appears in this game. There’s the normal gold called Adena, a red gem, blue gem, diamonds, topaz and Mileage. but you will get used to them eventually since other than the Adena and the red gem, the others are related to cash items or items you buy using real money.

Like the typical MMORPGs, there are also dungeons where you could fight stronger mobs to acquire more equipment, Adena, EXP and Summoning Stones (for the mounts). There’s also an arena where you can fight with other players. I also saw Fortress Siege and Castle Sieges, but I can’t access them yet.

There’s a clan (or guild), and complete with clan hall and clan dungeon too. The Clan Hall, I especially like, because it’s huge and you get to cook meals for additional temporary boosts and stats. AND there’s an actual maid in there, though she doesn’t do much.

Other things I noticed that are not in other games I’ve played that I really like are the Login Reward, Monthly Login Rewards and Recess Reward. You can get certain items just for simply login in and playing everyday. And when you’re not playing and needed rest, you get items as well. Oh, and you can also add friends and earn “Friendship Points” that you can use to buy items such as potions and equipment. However, friends are only limited to 30 as of now.

My disappointment came when I noticed that there is no trade in-game. There’s a Trading Post where you can vend your stuff, but you can’t trade with other players. One advantage to this, though, is that you’ll have to earn everything on your own and that you will never get scammed by another player through in-game trading.

Oh, and watch out for those annoying boastful players who loves to PK random people. There are a lot of them inside dungeons so when you’re in there, better keep your cool.

So far, I’m working on getting to level 100 or higher to finally kick some ass. 😀

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Tales of Xillia & Symphonia

I’ve been spending my lazy weekends playing again. I haven’t been playing in a while. The last game I played was DMC: Devil May Cry that I played a few weeks after it went out on the market, but I never ended up finishing because I got bored with it. Yes, I haven’t been playing anything after that. I did think about playing Final Fantasy XIII after that, but decided against it because my siblings were all playing it and they have this huge tendency to spoil the story. XD

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Well, anyway, my older brother got me Tales of Xillia first. (I’m still waiting for him to get me the part 2. Heh.) I finished it within a week, and played it again for the other side quests I failed to take and other stuff that I wanted to actually collect. I got tired collecting after I ended up acquiring all the Devils Arms and finishing Magnus Zero, and collecting most of Aifread’s Junks Treasures. This game has too many side quests that made the real story a bit meh. Magnus Zero was also a bit anti-climatic. Or perhaps only at least, in my opinion. However, I love the game play, especially the different combos. And Gaius is so damn cool I wish he were the main character or at least a controllable character! XD

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And recently, my brother got me Tales of Symphonia (also the part 2), which I am playing right now. (I actually love the Tales Series and finishing all of them is a part of my lifetime goals. Like, seriously.) I like the story line better than Tales of Xillia. The game play is the same as the other Tales Series, but I like Tales of Xillia’s combos better. Currently, I’m at the second disc. I’m not really sure how far I am from the ending, but I’m planning on playing all day on the weekends to be able to finish it so that I can start the second part soon. 😛

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The Sims 3: Midnight Hollow

I didn’t notice until now that there’s a new The sims 3 world. It’s called The Sims 3: Midnight Hollow.

Actually, I never got the chance to play anything after Midnight Falls since my laptop got stolen. I kept from reading any The Sims 3 newsletters after that, until today because it would only make me sad that I can’t play The Sims until I managed to buy myself a new one. 🙁

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I’ve always been into these kind of themes. I love dark and gloomy neighborhood. I love Victorian styled houses, furnishings, ornaments, and so on. It’s perfect for my occult families. I browsed through the new items and I love the fact that they are all either in black or in Steam Punk themed.

When I finally get a new laptop, I’ll make sure to get this neighborhood for my The sims 3 too! (^_^)x

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Happy Birthday FamiCom!

Today, Nintendo Entertainment System, also known in many names as NES, Family Computer and FamiCom, celebrates its 30th year!

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My entire childhood was probably around FamiCom and SNES. During summer vacation, when most kids in my childhood play outside the house running around under the hot sun, I shut myself inside our parents’ room (the only room at that time with TV) and play FamiCom. My older brother and I usually take turns playing Super Mario Bro — whenever Mario dies, the other gets his turn to play. Then But we never ran out of cartridges because our parents sell FamiCom cartridges in our shop. I have a lot of fond and funny memories with FamiCom. One of them was whenever the game hangs up, we usually take it out and blow it with all our might. We bet on who would win the Battle City match or the Duck Hunt tournament.

FamiCom is the console that creates gaming legends. One of them was the secret Konami code, Up up down down left right left right B A Select Start, which was popularized from the game Contra. And also where a single game, Final Fantasy, turned an entire company upside down from bankruptcy to one of the richest ones today. And of course, the every popular game, The Super Mario Borthers, on which is popular until today.

Though I do play FamiCom a lot, I was never a super cool type of gamer. I always die playing Mario and I never reached level 10 nor finished Darkman. Even so, if it’s all the same to you, here are my top 10 favorite FamiCom games in the order of how often I play them:

  1. Space Invaders
  2. Galaga
  3. Bomber Man
  4. Dunk Hunt
  5. Pooyan
  6. Circus Charlie
  7. Popeye
  8. Battle City
  9. Darkman
  10. Super Mario Bro

I also play other FamiCom games such as Contra, Mappy Land, Tetris, Donkey Kong, Megaman, Final Fantasy, The Legend of Zelda, Metroid and the rest of the “100 in 1” game cartridge that repeats the games after around 30 counts. One of my huge regret, though, was not being able to play the first Castlevania.

How about you guys? Have you played FamiCom? What are your favorite games?

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