orz I think I went a little over board this time…

… I failed horribly at not spending money.

Then again it has been a couple of months since my last loot so stuff did pile up.

On the figure side I got a couple of Touhou girls.

Hopefully you still remember Aya’s lovely intro with that “special report” of hers. Speaking of which that sequel I had planed is way over due by now.

After hoping to buy her for almost a year I’m overjoyed to finally own Marisa and look forward to taking several pictures featuring her like last time.

Did I mention I’m a pretty big Precure fan? While the original pair is what got me into the franchise and love those two, it’s Heartcatch Precure that became my favorite show.

Heartcatch is what you get when someone goes all out when making a Precure show. I mean just look at the transformation sequence, so awesome.

That 100th post I was planning was gonna feature them but alas, a shipping delay threw that out the window. Not bother, I will just make that post in the near future.

There was a sale recently with everybody’s “favorite” game retailer and picked up a few titles I wanted for a while for cheap.

Picked up a couple of NISA published RPGS.

I picked up Neptunia based solely in it’s premise and pretty characters.

An anthropomorphizing of the current console wars, quirky RPG genre savvy characters, moesome girls, and a boat load of gaming references. Sadly enough this game wont blow anyone away, enjoyable for me but it does have it’s share of problems.

Also picked Ar tonelico 3, I heard positive opinions about the series so I thought to give it a try.

Picked Ar tonelico 2, while not necessary I did read playing the previous Ar tonelico games would increase my enjoyment of the third. Still need to get a hold of the first.

Finally managed to find a copy of Yakuza 2, I look forward to playing it so I can finally play Yakuza 3 and 4.

Bought Breakdown an FPS, by Namco, for the original Xbox. There was probably a really interesting reason why I wanted to buy this, that reason escapes me right now.

Lastly, bought Trauma Center Second Opinion, a remake of the original on the DS. I’m hoping the Wii version has a toned difficulty as I was never able to finish the original.

On the hand held side it’s all DS titles.

Bought Pokemon White, I wonder why thought. I just don’t have the same drive as a kid to finish a Pokemon game anymore. Just Diamond took me four years and over 80 game play hours. Who knows how long Soul Silver will and when will I get to White.

Picked up Atelier Annie pretty much on a comment made by Radiant about it. Starfy a Kirby like platformer I been curious about for a while too.

After Persona 3 and 4 made me an Atlus fan I been wanting to play their more typical RPG experience of which Strange Journey is a perfect example. The game comes bundled in with a soundtrack CD which is pretty nice.

Got myself Sigma Star Saga from the good folks at Wayforward. A unique mix of an RPG and a shmup.

Now that I finally got a job, one of the things that I want to do is to get rid of my fansubs and replace them by their licensed releases where applicable.

To start off I went with the always awesome FLCL, the blu ray looks great.

The best for last, I splurged and bought a 3DS. If you own one and want to do a friend code exchange I would be more than happy.

I would be feeling pretty miserable at the amount of money I spend in a couple of months if it wasn’t for the promise of a stable income. Yes, good thing for employment.

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24 Comments

  1. Wow… That’s a lot and very scary… Then again, the figma has a higher priority as they then to be limited runs, but not so for the games…

    • Indeed after the trouble I went and had before I find myself spending up front for figures the best path for the most part.

      For games, nowadays I find it the opposite, the games wont run out and they tend to decrease in price quite fast. So I just bide my time until the price is good for me.

  2. This is quite a loot!
    Awesome you managed to finally get your hand on marissa, which im sure must have stuck extra bucks ^^”
    btw figma suika is so expenisve now compared to the prices of the other touhou figmas.

    • Actually she wasn’t, $60 USD with free shipping. Which is about the same I would have paid had I bought her from Otacute or so.

      =_= I noticed, Suika did have a higher price and Otacure did a mark up on top of that.

    • And thats the last time I try typing a comment on an iPad. Anyways, I’d like to get the back story before playing it as well since I heard its so rich but I can’t be bothered to try and track down the first 2 games, much less find time to play them so my plan is to just read a wiki or something.
      And yes, part 2 of CNN report! I want!

      • Funny, nice cut off.

        Yeah, I feel pretty much the same but since the particular store I bought Ar tonelico 3 had the second for cheap I picked it up too. Might as well track down a copy of the first and finish the collection at least.

        Yes, part 2 will come as soon as I learn how to make a gif.

  3. woot ^o^
    Did you get this whole stuff in one month or in a few months?
    Marisa is so cute with her big fat smile :D
    These are many nice games Enslaved should be great, oh I would like to play Ar Tonelico.
    And Yeah FLCL is awesome, such creative animations.

    • It was all accumulated since about late January.

      I love that silly smile Marisa has, one the many reasons that push me to want to get her in the first place.

      I’m expecting Enslaved to be quite enjoyable from what I read about it online and I look forward to getting into the Ar tonelico series.

      Now that I been rewatching FLCL I can’t help but be amazed at all the stuff going on both animation and story wise.

  4. That is a lot of games…

    I hope you opened up Pokemon White before April 10th. The game comes with a code that you can use to get Victini, one of the event-only Pokemon.

  5. I think you’ll enjoy Annie, ya. :)

    Breakdown was a good game for what it’s worth back then. It’s what I would consider the first First Person Shooter. I really enjoyed it.

    I applaud you for braving the purchase of Neptunia. It didn’t look mind-blowing to me, so the only reason I would have bought it was for the artbook (which does look very nice!)

    What’s your friend code btw? Mine is here: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=208946002466780

    • I hope I do, I been craving for more Atelier someothing after Rorona and with not Totori in sight might as well dig into Annie.

      It certainly has pretty looking art, for the girls, and that’s it. The game itself has some good ideas but kinda fails in their execution. At the very least I will pick up the sequel if it ever gets localized in the west.

      I’ll send you a tweet with mine.

      • Annie is a lot simpler than Rorona, and I quite enjoyed that streamlined gameplay. I couldn’t stand Rorona partway through and gave up. It became so tedious to do things. Maybe if I played Rorona before Annie, I would be in the same boat as you right now?

        Thanks for the tweet.

  6. Wow, that’s a lots of loot u have.
    I quite envy of u guys, especially seeing bunch genres of games. Why u all can buy and play so much games, don’t u all need to study or work or whatever the other reasons are keep appeared in my mind. I always wonder how do u guys live everyday.
    Argh!!!! ENVY!!!! u are like this, radiant also like this……..bla bla bla… = =

    • Much to my chagrin I ended up splurging much more than I should have since I recently became employed.

      At the very least for both Radiant and me we do make an effort to have free time for leisure while finding a balance between work and play.

      • I actually thought that u guys have 36 hours, 24 hours leisure and 12 hours for sleep or something more…..
        BTW, gratz for getting for a job, I didn’t gratz u at twitter at that time so I come here to gratz = =
        Ur job is sort of something like install some software right??How do u feel about recent job u have??

        • I wish I could sleep 12 hours but 7 will have to do. I do try to maximize my leisure time, you just made me miss my extended “vacation” though.

          I’m a software engineer, so far it’s been pretty mellow. Looks I will work with some neat stuff too.

  7. Heh??? what kind of “vacation” is that??? Quite bugging me ><

    Well, as a newcomer, I think it is pretty normal for everyone when they just started to pace from the start line. Anyway, good luck. ^^

    p/s: Wondering what should you do as software engineer??? Don't actually get an idea on this job though….