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Replaying Final Fantasy V… again

I have played a lot of the Final Fantasy games. Like, a lot. I haven’t played or II yet (have them on my phone), but I’ve beaten III and IVVIX-2played a ton of XIXII and even the DS sequel, the whole XIII trilogy (that one is probably our most blogged, as it’s most recent)… Haven’t played XIV, but might on the PS3 at some point. I’ve been eyeing Type 0-HD as well… add in other assorted games, like DissidiaDimensions, Chocobo’s Dungeon, some Tactics… seriously a lot of Final Fantasy games.

All of which is to say… did you notice that big gaping hole? Final Fantasy V, one of my most-played Final Fantasy games – but I’ve never beaten it.

Final Fantasy V

I’m working on fixing that. I have it on mobile, and have even figured out the Cloud saves – so I can potentially move from playing on my tablet to my phone. It’s mostly been on my tablet, which has been great, since they updated the graphics some too. The names of things have been updated too, although that’s made following along in the strategy guide I have a little harder…

Of course, that’s had me peeking at things online, and I’ve finally figured out the end-goal of the game’s system, something that the strategy guide doesn’t explain, and that the game doesn’t explain. It’s a great system in this game too, the first of the Final Fantasy job systems I encountered. When you master a job, you get those stats – and passive abilities – when you play without a job equipped, or when you play as a Mimic. So your goal, for late-game play, is to have mastered some jobs, and play without a job so that you effectively play as an amalgamation of many jobs…

I’m getting close to the end of world 2, and I’m getting close on mastering some jobs, so it’s nearly time to figure out what this whole game is all about! Plus I’m close to where I’ve gotten in the plot before, so there’s two worlds still to save…

Also, stuff like this!

Also, stuff like this!

Using Electronics on a Plane – A Review

So, Holly and I just got back from traveling, which often ends up as something on our mind afterwards. And this time, there was an important difference. We’ve traveled with our iPads filled with Board Game apps before, these sorts of things, and modern technology does great things for travel.

And it’s here that we ran into something very new in our travels – we could use our electronics during takeoff and landing! Which was kind of nice for our first few flights, which did not stop me from bringing a physical book and reading it… but which, today, during eight hours up and down on a plane, was amazing.

So we had a few thoughts and observations from getting to experience this, and I thought I would share them with you. Because while it seems like it is a small change, it has larger implications and we’ll have to see where this goes!

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Go-To Mobile Games

Mobile gaming has opened up our lives for having a game with us. Gone are the days where we had to remember to bring a Sodoku book with us, or a newspaper for the crossword puzzle. Gone even are the days many people my age grew up with, of having to carry around a Game Boy for entertainment.

iPhone - Games!I mean, there are moments in our lives where a little gaming is right, right? Like waiting in lines. Or when traveling. Waking up in the morning or winding down at night. Good for children who can play while perhaps other things are happening. Mobile gaming – in its many and varied forms – is not a new idea. But with our Smart devices, it’s easier than ever.

Now there’s even a new Nintendo system that looks far more like the merging of a Nintendo DS and a tablet than it does like much else. How we view mobile gaming is changing. But even as I play some games on these hand-helds, they don’t all work the same way as each other. And one keeps bringing me back. I’m going to consider mobile gaming just a little bit, and then talk about my favorite one, but then really I’d also like to hear from you – what are your go-to mobile games? Continue reading