||[Dec. 30th, 2006|11:37 pm]
I just finished a five stage logic puzzle in one of the PennyPress Logic Problems magazines. Now that is a feeling of accomplishment. ^^
I'm in the end-game of Blue Dragon now -- probably right before the final dungeon. Now it's time to prod around at the side quests, some of which I've already done, most of which I still have yet to do. I actually finished about half of one of the extra dungeons before the last major plot point, but there's an item you need from the plot to finish it. Now that was a frustrating discovery.
There are a lot of RPGs coming out for the 360, which is surprising. Idea Factory in particular seems to be providing a lot of support, with Diario: Rebirth Moon Legend, Spectral Force 3, and now Absolute Blazing Infinity. You also have Trusty Bell/Eternal Sonata, by Tri-Crescendo (the developer that did the sound for several of Tri-Ace's games), and Infinite Undiscovery from Tri-Ace. Blue Dragon is out already -- Lost Odyssey and Cry-On are still coming from Mistwalker. (Oh, and Blue Dragon is getting extra content on Live!)
Aside from the confirmed and titled games, there's a rumor that Namco has been confirmed on a game, and frankly, my best guess is a Tales game since they don't seem to restrict that series to a particular console. However, Namco has a reasonably diverse library, so it could be any of several other genres. Also, Square-Enix is rumored to be producing two games, one from Square and one from Enix, which may be RPGs. (Of course, SE published Project Sylpheed, so no guarantees.)
Though, seriously, if White Knight ended up looking and feeling the same way as it did in the trailers, I think I'd pick up a PS3 just for that game. Also, I have hopes for FFXIII Versus because Nomura's doing it, and I liked Kingdom Hearts II. The fact that the director for FFXIII is Motomu Toriyama, who did FFX-2, doesn't give me great hopes for the game. Of course, it looks like he did the scenario for Bahamut Lagoon... I don't know, I just disliked XII so much that it's made me gun-shy about the Final Fantasy series in general.
Let's see. Watched Lady in the Water, which was good. Have been poking at Familiar, which is also good, except that I realized I had broken one of my metaphysical rules in the rewrite of the opening scene, so I had to go back and fix that. Forest has been frustrating me. Sadly enough, this appears to have made editing Familiar almost palatable in comparison. Well, I suppose I'm working on it, which is a good thing.