figaro: (Ifrit - Final Fantasy)
My ninth favorite track is from Final Fantasy VIII, which I need to pick back up. I set my replay down some time ago and started Final Fantasy III, which I've never played before.

I'm playing the DS/PSP remake with characterization, and I like it a lot so far. I really enjoy the job system. My current party consists of two red mages, a white mage, and a black mage. Why two red mages? Well, red mages are just slightly more squishy than warriors, can yield the same weapons, and can use magic. A white and black mage was a must, and I went with versatility for my other two characters. I'm getting through the game pretty easily with that party. I just finished the Tower of Owen. Crazy Desch.

Anyway, back to the music. This song is a pain in the ass in Theatrhythm, but is catchy as hell. I really like the french horns in the track, and I mean, LAGUNA. That should be enough.

Number 9 is...

Tap, swipe, swipe, hold. )

figaro: (Ifrit)
Yes! I beat Diablos!! My strategy:
  • Junctioned a bunch of blizzards to Squall.
  • Stocked up on Phoenix Downs.
  • Drew and casted Demi on Diablos over and over. This failed a lot, but it ended up being successful about 4-5 times.
  • Let Squall and Selphie get low in health. Kept Zell's health up so I could use Phoenix Downs when Squall or Selphie KOed.
  • Abused the crap of out Squall's Renzokuken.
  • Used Selphie to cast Full Cure on the party when everyone was low on health.
If this was all I had accomplished on my day off today, I'd be a happy man. I read a volume of The Walking Dead today too, though, and got hooked on yet another expensive graphic novel series. So far I'm into Ultimate Spider-Man, Ultimate X-Men, Superman Earth One, and The Walking Dead. A few other series look amazing, but at 7-9 bucks each, I think I should stick with just my current ongoing series. Even if price wasn't an issue, I'm short on free time these days and have to pick and choose what I get into. Too many things look good though, dammit.

But yes! Diablos! Now I can get back to the story in the game.
figaro: (Apollo - Tiny towel)
First off, Diablos, go back to Hell. I forgot how annoying he is to beat. /FF8

Second, I don't really write a lot about my appearance, although I care a great deal about how I look despite what I tell people. I've either had a goatee, or had nothing at all since like high school. I'm boring like that, and when I get something I like, I grow comfortable and stick with it. Most recently, I've decided I want to try something new. I'm growing a mustache with my goatee, like Johnny Depp has. Here's where I am so far:

Facial Hair

I've gotten a few compliments on the new look from people who know me but don't see me a lot. I like it. :)
figaro: (Ifrit)
I restarted Final Fantasy VIII a couple days ago. I have started it a couple of times, but have only played it all the way through once, so it feels like a new game. I'm not very far yet, unfortunately, and that's because the beginning is very slow. The battle system is complicated and hard to get into until you figure out what you're doing. I think part of the problem is the game's way of introducing the battle system to you is making you watch dry tutorials. Other Final Fantasy games are like this too, I guess, but I don't remember them being this bad. Final Fantasy X, for example, had a tutorial on the sphere grid, but you learned how to use each character in battle through dialogue in actual battles.

Unfortunately, I don't remember much about Junctioning, so I am taking my time and reading all of said tutorials when they come up. Part of me wants to set everything on auto to make things easier, but things are slowly coming back to me, and there's something rewarding about getting Perfects after hitting R1 at the right time.

I'll post more on the game as I get through it. If anyone wants to play the game now, it's a great time to get it. Sony is having a sale on the Final Fantasy games this week for Final Fantasy's anniversary. The games are $4.99 each now, and you can play them on your PS3, Vita, or PSP. I, unfortunately, had already bought most of the Final Fantasy games at full price ($9) and was missing only one, so I bought Tactics the other day. I'm waiting on my friend Jane to play it; she wants to play it together. 

This is what my Vita screen currently looks like:


What can I say? I'm a completist. :P If you have a Sony system, friend me! I'm FiendlordTodd.

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Figaro is the personal journal of Todd, a 20-something nerd from Kansas. I don't take myself nor this journal too seriously.