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Xenoblade Chronicles X – Blitzkrieg Mission

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

If you follow me on Tumblr, you’ve already seen how I got REALLY attached to the character Phog in Xenoblade Chronicles X…  Well, his deal is that he is the younger brother of another party member, Frye, but mysteriously the two cannot be on your party together at the same time, and circumstances reveal that they are not on speaking terms.

I’ve spent a good chunk of this game looking forward to the quest that reunites them at last, and I went a little overboard and took a bamillion screenshots when I finally reached that point myself.  Here is a little screenshot diary of them!

Click any of them to see the full resolution – I cropped most of them so that the text size would be more readable on this page, but in the more zoomed-out ones feel free to click the image to see it larger if you have to.

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Here is the Affinitiy Mission that initiates the quest – it’s near the East Gate of NLA.
I had to get through Chapter 8 to finally meet the requirements for it –
Chapter 8 was so stressful ahh!!!

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During the mission briefing, you’re given the option to go on offense with Frye
or defend the city with Phog.
I reloaded a few times during this quest to try each side
(in a bit you’ll see my character equipped differently and with other party members),
but for now, let’s see Phog’s side.

He’s appreciative of our help. c:

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Ahh, I wonder if this is the first time these two have spoken to each other in years. ;_;

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The others empty out, and Phog is still hoping for the safety of his bro.

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Here’s the first example of the other set of equipment and party members
you’ll see in these screenshots lol!
This is a cute line and I missed catching it the first time around.

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aaaaaaa any time my child (´▽`人)

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Phog in almost all of his missions will tell you how appreciative he is toward you, actually.
It is one of the many things that I really, really like about him.

I wanted to give him some encouragement in his own efforts,
since there was an earlier mission where selecting this same “Downplay” option
was his preferred response, but he kinda shrugged it off this time.

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You’re actually supposed to Brag about your “awesome advice,”
because it reminds Phog of his bro.

There are actually a LOT of options that Phog appreciates because
they sound like what Frye would say.  Similarly, Frye is the inverse –
being kind to NPCs will often get you affinity with Frye since it
reminds him of Phog.

these bros make me feel a lot of things.

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Have you seen these awesome Link figures?!

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

There is a seriously awesome variety of Legend of Zelda figures available for fans and collectors!!  Was Link one of your very first favorite video game characters?  …Did you spend your childhood crushing on him a little bit?  …A lotta bit?  DON’T LIE!!

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figma Link: A Link Between Worlds Ver. DX Edition [Pre-order]

This was JUST ANNOUNCED!!
Link’s appearance in Link Between Worlds is really cute –
it harkens the olden days of the Game Boy Zelda games!
I’m partial to LBW Link because his voice is played by Mitsuki Saiga… *fangirls*
Anyway, get your preorder in now!

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figma Link: A Link Between Worlds Ver. [Pre-order]

The non-DX version of the figure above!!
Fewer accessory items are included with this one.
The DX version includes cute details like a hookshot, bomb, and cute little Maiamai,
but this listing is without them!
The option is there so you can get it cheaper if you don’t want those accessories.

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Nendoroid Link: Majora’s Mask 3D Ver. [Pre-order]

This comes out in February, order it while you can!!
This little Nendo Link is soo cute… look at his little feets!!
Since this is celebrating the release of Majora’s Mask 3D,
he comes with several wearable masks.
The bunny hood is obviously the best one.

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Nendoroid Link: The Wind Waker Ver. (Re-release)

A slightly older Nendo – you don’t have to wait on any preorder time for this one!
The HD version of Wind Waker inspired this release.
It’s hard to say which Nendo is cuter between this one and the Majora’s Mask one.
Both have equally pinchable cheeks!!

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figma Link: Skyward Sword Ver. (Re-Release)

My boyfriend actually owns this one!! (/*o*\)
I had never seen a Figma IRL before so I had a lot of fun playing with
his poses and accessories.
I loved Skyward Sword a lot but I want a matching Fi!!

Check Out These Awesome Dangan Ronpa T-Shirts Suitable for Kawaii Style

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

**This writeup is FREE OF PLOT OR CHARACTER SPOILERS for both games**

See, the problem I always have with geeky/fandom t-shirts is that… they are rarely “cute” enough to fit the rest of my wardrobe.  When the awesome murder mystery visual novel/adventure game series Dangan Ronpa partnered with kawaii brand Listen Flavor, it was REALLY exciting, because HOLY SMOKES MY FAVE CHARACTERS DRAWN CUTELY AND AVAILABLE ON PASTEL CLOTHES!!

Each of these come in several t-shirt colors – so you can get them on black or another neutral or darker color if you decide against them on pastels.

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LISTEN FLAVOR Nanami & Monomi Let’s Play Video Games Sweatshirt

Chiaki the Super High School Level gamer is a fan favorite character,
because she is so cute and her hobby matches that of many people playing!
Now this cute image of her cuddling with Monomi
can keep you warm and cozy in this big oversized sweater.

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LISTEN FLAVOR Mysterious Kyoko Kirigiri T-Shirt

Kirigiri is so cool and mysterious!!
I think that you would possess a bit of her air of mystery
if you wore a t-shirt emblazoned with her image.
Maybe you can even solve some mysteries yourself!!

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LISTEN FLAVOR Ultimate Lucky Student Makoto Naegi T-Shirt

Naegi is such a cool and adorable protagonist!!
Well, I’m really weak to any cute spiky-haired hero.
When they are plucky and encouraging to the people around them,
then they are pretty much solidified as my favorite character.
Just don’t go around yelling at people, “YOU GOT THAT WRONG!”

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LISTEN FLAVOR Ultimate Affluent Progeny Byakuya Togami T-Shirt

Ok I know I just said that I love Naegi…
but I ALSO love Byakuya.  He is so cool!!!!
So handsome and cool and really smart during the investigations!!
His glasses are so cool…
Uh… sorry, what were we saying?

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LISTEN FLAVOR The Servant T-Shirt

ok I saved my VERY favorite character for last!!
I love Naegi and Togami a lot, but HOLY SMOKES Komaeda is SO GREAT.
I got REALLY attached to his character in Super Dangan Ronpa 2…
He has a lot of issues going on, making him easily the most intriguing and puzzling,
plus his hair is messy which is weirdly cute!!

They only have 2 more of this shirt in its purple color and I kind of reeeaaallly want it….

List of Danse Macabre Games in Order!!

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

This post is pretty much like my previous lists for Awakening and Dark Parables!!  Danse Macabre is a series of eerie point-and-click adventure mystery games with beautiful art work and brain-bendy puzzles!  The overarcing theme for this series is theater and drama.  The stories and their intrigue get pretty intense!!

These games don’t have convenient numbers in their titles, so you can get a little lost looking to play them in order.  Well, here is that order!  You can download these for free so don’t be shy about checking them out! nn

Danse Macabre The Last Adagio

Danse Macabre: The Last Adagio

The theme for this one is ballet!
The dance hall you’ve been called to is completely haunted –
this one is so spooky!!

Danse Macabre Crimson Cabaret

Danse Macabre: Crimson Cabaret

Yup, this one is cabaret.
It takes place in Paris – how romantic!
But one of the cabaret dancers has been murdered, and you’ll have to
investigate suspects around the city for evidence.

Danse Macabre Deadly Deception

Danse Macabre: Deadly Deception

Every time I see the title of this one, my brain reads “Deadly Premonition.”
That is… a completely different game…………..

The mystery this time concerns an entertainment academy
where students enroll to become stars.
As it turns out, one student was untruthful about her identity,
and you’ll have to solve the mystery to find out who she truly was
and what happened to her.

Danse Macabre Thin Ice

Danse Macabre: Thin Ice

The theme this time is figure skating!
A murder discovered during the final dress rehearsal portends ominous things
for the star performer – what is the real threat to discover here?

List of Dark Parables Games IN ORDER!!

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

The Dark Parables series is an incredibly beautiful fantasy adventure game series!!  The painted backgrounds and illustrated characters are freaking gooorgeous to look at while enjoying the game.  They are point-and-click adventure games involving solving puzzles and cleverly using items to advance, which is a relaxing genre to play while remaining engaging!

But what’s cool about Dark Parables in particular is that each of the games’ settings are wonderful, magical fairy tale stories!!  There are very cool interpretations of Red Riding Hood (where the “Red Riding Hood Sisters” are a band of rangers in the woods), Cinderella (where “Cinderella” is a title given to legendary girls that exhibit traits such as strength, kindness, diligence, etc.), and others (keep reading and I’ll describe each of them!).  The protagonist is an adventurous detective who investigates the strange and mysterious happenings around the world, wherever these fairy tale-like circumstances pop up.

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Some of these are very suspenseful in nature, and watching the cool cinematics (where the art work is animated very awesomely) can get pretty intense!

As with the Awakening series, I had a really hard time navigating my way through the series to play them in order, so I made this list!  There are small continuities and nods between the games, but you are absolutely allowed to play them in whatever order you wish without any real context penalties if you decide to skip around.

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Dark Parables: Curse of Briar Rose

The first in the Dark Parables storyline explores Sleeping Beauty.
It takes place in Edinburgh, Scotland!

1000 years ago, Sleeping Beauty was kissed by a prince,
which removed a terrible curse from the kingdom.
The rampant briars were held at bay, but the poor princess was left in her slumber…

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Dark Parables: The Exiled Prince

The story of the Frog Prince, set in the Black Forest in Germany.

Many centuries ago, a princess kissed a frog
and transformed him into a handsome prince.  
Unlike the fable, they never ended
happily ever after.  It is rumored that the Frog Prince
is still alive and now roams the deserted path in the Black Forest,
capturing unsuspecting visitors. When the chancellor’s daughter goes missing,
you are sent to investigate her disappearance.

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Dark Parables: Rise of the Snow Queen

A combination of The Snow Queen and Snow White.
Takes place in the Bernese Alps of Switzerland.

From the ashes of the snow, the legendary Snow Queen
rises and terrorizes nearby villages with her supernatural powers.
Rescue the missing children and stop the fabled Snow Queen
before her sorrow brings upon the destruction of the world…

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Dark Parables: The Red Riding Hood Sisters

An adventurous interpretation of Little Red Riding Hood
in the Vosges Mountains of France.

Centuries ago, the first Red Riding Hood defeated the wolf
and established the Order of Red Riding Hood Sisters. Recently,
the nefarious Wolf Queen entrapped the sisters and planned
to unleash legions of ravaging wolves onto our world…

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Dark Parables: The Final Cinderella

A variable mix of tales including Cinderella and Pinoccio as well as
elements from Donkeyskin and Kongji and Patzzi, taking place
in the Matese Mountains of Italy.

For decades, a mysterious witch, known as the evil Godmother,
has been hunting maidens in search of the legendary “Cinderella.”
Rescue the Final Cinderella from the evil Godmother’s clutches,
and stop her evil plans to conquer the world!

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Dark Parables: Jack and the Sky Kingdom

Um… is it just me, or is Jack REALLY handsome…?
Jack and the Beanstalk, Robin Hood, and Rumpelstiltskin combine
for this game set in Alblasserwaard, South Holland.

The legendary Sky Kingdom suddenly appears
and a destructive barrage is unleashed upon an unsuspecting town.
Embark on an investigation to rescue the townspeople.
In this quest, you will meet Jack –
an infamous treasure hunter who shares a secret past with the Kingdom –
and discover the tragic history behind the chaos.

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Dark Parables: Ballad of Rapunzel

An especially pastel, floral-centric take on Rapunzel,
set on Mount Sněžka in the Czech Republic.

You’ve been called to the kingdom of Floralia to track down the source
of a mysterious pollen spreading throughout the world.
Rumor has it that Princess Rapunzel is somehow involved –
the haunting melody she sings appears to summon the pollen…
But how did the once-loved princess come to control such a deadly force?
And who is the mysterious, shadowy figure always by her side?
The secrets you uncover may be darker than you imagined.

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Dark Parables: The Little Mermaid and the Purple Tide

The coloration and setting of this game in particular are strikingly beautiful
with all of that blue and purple!!  This story is clearly the Little Mermaid,
and it takes place on the Greek island of Crete.

Follow the clues as they take you to an underwater kingdom!
You’ve been called to investigate a strange purple tide.
And that’s when the mermaid shows up…

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Dark Parables: Queen of Sands

This setting draws from the mythical figure of the Sandman
and also borrows a bit from Beauty & the Beast.
It takes place in Provence, France.

Townspeople are disappearing in the provincial city of Montafleur
as its streets are overrun by nightmarish creatures that vanish into a purple mist.
The Red Riding Hood Sisters were called in to investigate,
but they’ve got their hands full chasing a ferocious beast
last seen along the outskirts of town. Explore the lush French countryside
as you team up with Ruth and Brianne to uncover the dark secrets
behind Montafleur’s world-famous perfumes. Unmask the true villain,
before their nightmares spread to the entire world.

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Dark Parables: Goldilocks and the Fallen Star

A brand new game – I had to update this post to add it!
The fairy tales involved this time are Goldilocks & The Three Bears
with flavorings of King Midas.

The Kingdom of Barsia has been invaded by mechanical beasts
that are attacking its citizens. You’ve been called in
to investigate these attacks and discover the origins of a mysterious artifact.
Can this artifact save the kingdom… or will lead them down an even darker path?
Only you can help Queen Valla discover the answers.