It has been a while and this will be another picture heavy round.
Before that I might as well mention Tales of Zestiria, one of many reasons I
haven’t had the time to write and also one of the reasons the
month was expensive. I won’t spoil anything important so feel free to read on!
I have not beaten the game yet since I’m actually stuck on the final boss
for the first time in a Tales of game, for some reason it won’t even be
defeated on the lowest difficulty setting… Oh well, I will do some more
sidequests and try to master the far too confusing equipment/ skill system.
That is also my biggest complaint and I know that
others have the same problem.
Otherwise I like the game, the battles are really interesting and I like
that you combine two characters to make a new one! The story is quite weak
and not the best cast either but some parts still felt much better and less
dragged out than usually in Tales of. The environments are as suspected much
better than in Xillia but I can’t help but to miss the good old times with
tiles and when you actually could visit the insides of houses etc…
The best part of the game is whenever a Go Shiina melody plays, two of my
favorite composers in the same game, what a treat, Go Shiina by far makes
the more exciting music but sadly he only made 10-15 tracks this time.
In the end this is an interesting “evolution” of the series.
Now. Picture time!
Yes! I sold my US copy of Dragon Quest 8 years ago, finally it’s in place again.
I have had my eyes on this forever.
You get this beautiful figure/ diorama, there is a music box hidden in the
house that plays the main theme.
Wo! Quite a similar box, sadly Atelier Iris 3 didn’t get one like this.
This is amazing and instantly became a favorite, the figures spins one way
and the bracelet the other way at the same time as it plays the main theme.
It is just too good!
More .hack, this time an extremely limited japanese box with all three games and bonus discs.
Not for sale! If you know how this was sold originally I would be glad to know.
This is how a good box opens up!
This is the new Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross Arrange album that
we have waited for all these years! It might need its own post later,
let’s just enjoy the typical “Mitsuda art” for now.
The back, even stranger mayhap.
As you can see this was an expensive month and I didn’t even
mention the overpriced Zestiria Box…
This always happens when I have a bit of money,
it suddenly transforms into rare paper boxes.
I have spent a lot of time lately rearranging the collection and
maybe you will finally get some new overview pictures soon!