The weekend is upon us once again, and hopefully you’ll be ending your busy week with a little (or a lot) of gaming.
After a 2-week health scare with our oldest cat (she’s 12), we received some great news today and she’s well on her way to being 100% again. The stress of that combined with college classes made for something awful, so I’m definitely winding down this weekend with a game I’ve been dying to jump back in to for the longest time.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is having a free login campaign until April 13th, offering returning players up to 96 free hours of play time. The offer is a bit confusing, as you actually get four consecutive days to play from the moment you log in for the first time–not 96 hours of your choosing.
Returning players will most likely need to reinstall the game, but also log in to the client to begin the lengthy update process. It seems odd to start the promotion at the exact moment you log in to update the game, as that seems counterproductive, but hey, free time is free time.
Still, I can see lots of folks jumping back in to that one; myself included.
Now that my The Witch and the Hundred Knight review is up, I’ve been meaning to go back and finish Tales of Zestiria. I’m so close too, but now I’m sucked back in to FFXIV. It’s so good!
This is actually my third attempt at the game, but I don’t say that in a negative way. I’ve really enjoyed it each time, but I was also playing WoW and had no desire to pay for 2 different MMO subscriptions. Now that I’ve given up on WoW, I’m hoping to finally make it beyond level 42 and see where the story goes.
FFXIV does a lot that I enjoy, namely auto-looting and having the ability to level every single job class and profession on one character. It also runs very well on PS4 and I can cross-play with the folks I know playing on PS3 and PC, which is always a plus.
My first time playing I rolled a Summoner and had a lot of fun, but this time I just couldn’t get in to it for some reason. The last time I played I was a Dragoon, which I had planned to go back to, but I wanted to try something different. This time I went Archer, with the intent of going Bard in the long run. Archer has some neat abilities so far and the rotation is pretty forgiving, but I still have the itch to go back to Dragoon. We’ll see how things go.
If you’re looking for something new this weekend, Playstation is having a really nice flash sale.
I’m tempted to snag the first two Hyperdimension Neptunia ReBirth games on Vita for $9 each. I love me some quirky JRPGs and I’ve been meaning to snatch up the ReBirth series since I picked up a Vita last year.
There’s some really good stuff on sale overall, like Fatal Frame 1-3 for 99 cents each, which feels criminal. That’s definitely a steal. Sword Art Online: Re: Hollow Fragment is dirt cheap right now on PS4, which I’ve really enjoyed as an SAO fan. Lots of visual novel games and random JRPGs up for grabs too, if you’re looking for a cheap way to kill the weekend.
So how about you? What are you playing this weekend?