Sunday, 27 January 2013

Resolution Update #1!

  • Read all the books I got for Christmas
Read a few pages of From 0 to Infinity in 26 Centuries.

  • finish Final Fantasy X-2, XII, XIII for Emily to watch (even if she doesn't want to)
not played any FF at all except practicing FFAE.

  • submit speedrun of Klonoa 2 / Majesty / a game that is not Arcomage to SDA
not played any of my speedrunning games so far

well that's in a month so I have an excuse



Wednesday, 2 January 2013

So about that resolution

Nah I haven't broken it already, but some more presents have arrived, this time including games! Here they are:

  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown (360) - I bought Sean this for Christmas and now I get it too. I loved the older games and this seems a worthy successor.
  • Kirby's Dream Collection (Wii) - This is a great collection of games! We also got the 'Special Edition' so it comes with a soundtrack CD and an artbook. Lots of fun in one box - Dream Land 1/2/3, Adventure, 64 and Super Star.
That's all. We also got plenty of beef jerky, and three films to watch.

  • The Dave Clark 5 are "Having a Wild Weekend" - wha
  • Lisztomania - huh
  • Moonrise Kingdom - well it has Bruce Willis in it?


Hey, the number on the calendar changed, LETS DO THINGS???

This year I'm not going to be buying any games. This is part new year's resolution, part practicality. The sheer amount of unfinished games I own is a little embarrassing and I'll be doing my best to rectify this for the next year. I'll also be attempting to get another run published on SDA - I remember promising to submit Klonoa 2 a few years ago, and it hasn't happened yet.

Things to do:

  • Read all the books I got for Christmas
  • finish Final Fantasy X-2, XII, XIII for Emily to watch (even if she doesn't want to)
  • submit speedrun of Klonoa 2 / Majesty / a game that is not Arcomage to SDA
  • go to Crystals for Life and be happy
  • get my Unfinished percentage on Backloggery to be <65%?
Speedruns I want to do:
  • Klonoa 2: this is already routed, I just need to do and record it! Maybe if I stream all these attempts then people will actually like to watch me.
  • Majesty: a long time ago I did some ILs of the every non-Expert level, but now that Majesty HD is out I can improve those. Hopefully I can beat my old times and then finally figure out some decent strategies for the harder levels.
  • Arcomage: technically I already have an improvement to Destruction recorded and ready to submit, but I wanted to beat my Building time too and that is really hard.
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine: not usually my kind of run, but I love this game and feel it deserves more attention, no planning done yet.
  • Total Annihilation: this has been on the back burner for a long time... the sheer amount of missions and usual 'destroy everything' goals weigh heavily on my patience.
  • Blaze and Blade: done lots of planning for this, though the entire game isn't routed out yet. My main worry is that I'll get to the end and not be able to beat it, because the last section is haaaaaaaaaard.
  • Puzzle Quest: this started out as a joke but I do love the idea of running such a pointlessly random game. Needs a lot of work.
  • Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team: I know this game pretty well already and have some strategies in mind. It's short and should be fairly simple to do.
  • Grandia 2: grew kind of despondent when I lost my notes/haxtools but I definitely still want to do this.
I'm not going to set an unrealistic expectation and claim that these will all be done this year. I need more focus than that; something I have always lacked. I will simply try to do as much of these lists as I can.

Happy New Year.