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Showing posts from June, 2007

Blue Dragon has arrived!

Even prior to the release of Blue Dragon, I was already sold on the game. Being a JRPG fan (and a former Final Fantasy Sephiroth fangirl), I knew the promise behind the names Hironobu Sakaguchi, Nobuo Uematsu and Akira Toriyama. Blue Dragon was one of the key reasons for the purchase of our XBOX 360. And I was hoping that it will renew my interest in JRPGs which have diminished due to the long string of monotonous PS2 JRPGs (yeah I had a PS2...).

But when I surf the net and read some of the impressions of people, who probably just watched the cut scenes or took a magnifying glass to stare at Famitsu scans and critique every single jaggy, I get a little annoyed. There are 'some' review sites have gone as far as saying that the game was worrisome. I don't know if they bothered to play the game or even if they understood a single Japanese Kanji character in order to make that claim.

Still there are even some more people claiming that Hironobu Sakaguchi is a has been. A disgrace…

Our 3RL Adventure --- Why the XBOX 360 is the best console to date

Funny title?

Yep, it certainly is.

For those who haven't been to the live journal site, I'll re narrate what happened to our XBOX 360 here. After a year and two months of wonderful service, our Japanese XBOX 360 finally succumbed to the three red lights of death. While we told ourselves that we are fully prepared to buy a new console, and even set aside money for it, its always painful (well at least for me) to part with money that could have been used for something else. We tried the towel trick and to our amazement it worked. Of course, it sucks when the first thing you do before even playing is to wrap your console in a blanket and leave it on for the next ten minutes. For then minutes the only thing you can do is twiddle your thumbs and pray that the unit isn't getting baked from all the heat.

Luckily at that time, there were people in our country that were good enough to actually service the unit since Microsoft has no official support for the XBOX 360 here. We sent in o…