With only a single day left in 2016, join me in raising your glass as we launch the year from a cannon and in to the surface of the sun. So long, old friend! May we never experience such a vile year such as yourself for the remainder of our time on Earth!
What games will you be ringing in the new year with? Got any gaming resolutions?
I’ve mainly been chipping away at World of Final Fantasy, piddling about somewhere in the middle of chapter 12 (of 21, I believe). With a little “help” from Leviathan, our Mirage Keeper twins have found themselves lost in a swampy area full of nasty flan and malboro monsters. Thankfully I’ve enlisted the temporary help of Snow and Shiva from Final Fantasy XIII.
Now that I’ve decided on the two stacks I enjoy using, I’m less inclined to spend excess time capturing everything under the sun. For those curious, I have Lilikin Lann stacked with Ifrit and Black Nakk, and Lilikin Reynn paired with Valefor and Tama. I could switch Tama out for someone else, but I haven’t needed to quite yet.
Instead, I’d like to focus on the story, enjoy what I can, and then (if I still feel up to it) swing back after finishing the game to complete my Mirage list.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the game. I just want to move it along a little faster. I also find that if my level is high enough, I can nearly avoid elemental resistances entirely and just pummel everything to death.
As for resolutions, I’m sincerely hoping to tackle my backlog as much as possible in 2017. I already have Persona 5 paid off, but I’d like to avoid buying any other new games in favor of playing what’s already accumulated on my shelves over the years.
Realistically, I know that if something irresistible comes along I’ll probably cave, like the rumored Final Fantasy anniversary anthology (compiling the first 9 numbered entries and adding trophy support) and Final Fantasy XIII trilogy remaster.
I’m actually on my way out now to go pick up Paper Mario: Color Splash on Wii U and the original Nier on PS3 so I don’t stumble on this resolution straight out of the gate. Take that!
That being said (quite literally, if you recall), I’d like to make my backlog the priority over next year’s latest and greatest releases. And we all know that 2017 is stacked. Hopefully Red Box decides to stock some of the bigger titles, like Resident Evil VII and Horizon: Zero Dawn, but if not, I’ll just wait for a good sale down the line.
Over the last two years I’ve talked about doing a Legend of Zelda project, where I’d play through and discuss my thoughts on every game in the series (aside from the bad FMV ones). I also tossed around the idea of doing something similar for the Final Fantasy series. These are both things I’d still really like to do, and with each of them having unplayed games sitting my backlog, maybe I’ll get started on that next year.
Outside of gaming, I’m hoping to continue on my successful weight loss journey. I’ve dropped 34 pounds since drastically changing my eating habits in August last year, and it feels pretty great. I fumbled quite a bit over the holidays, but I’m not going to stress over it. I know it’s fixable and within my control. By this time next year, I’m hoping to be at my goal weight of 165 instead of the 211 I am now. I know I can do it.
What about you folks?