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Introducing Comparative Opinions on: Words With Friends

So wait, did Holly play Stools - or Geeks?

So wait, did Holly play Stools – or Geeks?

So I have two things to introduce here. One is that Holly and I have recently picked up the hit mobile online gaming sensation, Words With Friends. Are we way behind on this bandwagon? Maybe. Well, probably. But as we like mobile gaming and mobile board games especially, this game deserves some consideration.

The other thing I want to introduce is a new recurring segment on the blog, Comparative Opinions. When we asked what people wanted to read more of on the blog, and when we thought about what sets us apart from a lot of other blogs, it was the fact that we are an even-partners writing duo, each creating half the content. But usually, both experiencing the media or culture that we’re writing about. So while it may not make sense for every topic or every post, sometimes we can both talk about a subject, and that’s the idea here.

We’ve done it before – for instance, we both wrote about King of the Nerds, and both wrote about the Damsels in Distress. And we both did a LitFlix for Ender’s Game, giving you a couple of perspectives. So today and tomorrow, you will get my thoughts, and then Holly’s thoughts, on playing Words With Friends. Hope you enjoy, and let us know in the comments if there are other topics you’d like to see us both tackle!

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RPG Recommendation – Final Fantasy Dimensions

So, I have all these fancy, not eight-bit-style games I could be playing. Like Dragon Age II, in which I still have not moved on. Like Diablo 3, which I’ve at least considered moving on in. Like the co-op games we got recently. Like Final Fantasy XIII-2, which I have still not actually beaten myself.

But no, I’ve been obsessed with Final Fantasy Dimensions. Over 60 hours now. I’ve talked about it before, mentioning it as a new game I had picked up. I’ve enjoyed the gameplay, as an RPG player. I think they did a great job of fitting in with the platform they are on, with mobile devices, and matching their sales model with it. And the story and writing are great – with references to such a point that I wonder if it was originally written in English, and not Japanese.

FFD arrow to the knee

I saw this, grabbed my phone, and took a picture of it. While laughing hysterically. That was when I realized I was totally going to write this post. It was only later I thought of the fact I could take screenshots rather than using an iPhone to photograph an iPad…

So let’s look a bit more about what I love, so you can think about whether it’s worth a little time and money for you! Continue reading

Final Fantasy Mobile

So I found some dangerous things on the App Store the other day.

Screenshots from the App Store for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy.

Screenshots from the App Store for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy.

I read that Theatrhythm Final Fantasy was available on the iOS. You have to understand, I’m a little much of a Final Fantasy fan. I got a PSP basically to play Dissidia (which then had a sequel come out!) and Crisis Core. And it was totally worth it. But I wasn’t sold on buying a 3DS just to play Theatrhythm – but now I don’t have to. Instead, I’ll just run the risk of paying the cost of one over the iOS… Continue reading