June 27th, 2011

Jones Party Hat

You understand that there is a "SQUEE" in Squeenix

I'm a little ways through Crisis Core... AND I LOVE IT. I've been playing it in the breakroom at work and its slowly making my life. Zack Fair ought to release inspirational speech videos, he's so freaking positive and ridiculous (Love the boy to death, but I haven't seen that much optimism since Kingdom Hearts 1). Yesterday, me and two coworkers were sitting around the breakroom and the topic of games came up. Apparently, and I didn't know this guys, but Dirge came before actual 7. Ahahahahaha, no... Many flashbacks into Vincent's life do not a prequel make. But it was interesting to know that a few coworkers are into games as well. 

I picked up Dissidia today. First thing I did was flip the cover so that the villains showed. Second thing I did was make a bet with Bri: If I can kick her ass using Kuja, she has to leave the man alone. Obviously, this will require level-grinding him within an inch of his life, but I'll manage. She must be pretty eager to lose, because she gave me a bunch of tips for leveling. 

Saw The Third Birthday while I was herp-derping in the game store, along with its strategy guide. When I flipped through that a little bit, I quickly discovered that there were lots and lots of fanservice-y  costumes. What? I mean, don't get me wrong, Squeenix can dress her up however they'd like. The fact is that Aya was never really put out there to BE fanservice. If she was, the memo didn't hit my house, because me and my dad had deemed her one of gaming's biggest badasses, right alongside Harry Mason. It's just a little disconcerting to see her so Chickified. Really freaks me out. I'm hoping I'm wrong and that the costumes are just for face-value and that she's still the world's biggest badass. 

(I probably WILL wind up buying The Third Birthday on pay-day, if only to see what all the fuss is about, and because I feel like I owe it to twelve-year-old-me.)