Strangely enough, there's only one video game that I'm playing: Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light
. I don't know if any of you have played this one, but it's partially a throwback to the old NES Final Fantasy titles (at least where its campaign is concerned) mixed with the simplicity of Final Fantasy Mystic Quest. I will say, though, that the game is much more entertaining than Mystic Quest. It also has the job system seen in FFIII and FFV, except that jobs are called "crowns." You can level up a job by inserting a certain number of gems into a crown. For instance, the bandit crown might call for three topaz and six sapphire, both of which you obtain by bumping off monsters. Honestly, I'm digging the game so far. It doesn't have a very intense story and it's more lighthearted than your typical Final Fantasy title, but it's a pleasant and relaxing distraction.
Typically, I play a crapload at one time. Recently I've been trying to cut back on the number so I can begin a huge project in which I play through most of my W-RPGs, particularly those that have several games in their series, in the hopes of scratching them off my backlog. I've technically already started this project, because I've already scratched off a few games from some of the categories. Also, I've added From Software's games to the list, despite being Japanese, just because I have all four of their major titles. Anyway, what I hope to polish off is:Mass Effect trilogy
, plus expansion packs- Though I've already played through the first Mass Effect, I want to replay it so I can submit a reader review of it.Dragon Age trilogy
, plus expansion packs- I started Origins years ago, but I intend to begin afresh. I recently picked up Inquisition and really want to play that as soon as possible.Geneforge Saga
- I've beaten the first two (reviews for one
) and aim to start Geneforge 3, which I've heard is possibly the best in the series, very shortly.Gothic
tetralogy- I started this one late last year and put up a review for the first one
. I should be beginning 2 shortly.Risen
trilogy- Again, I've played through the first one
, and hope to start Risen 2 soon. I've heard this series, which is a spiritual successor to Gothic, goes downhill from here. I sincerely hope that Risen 2 turns out to be underrated.From Software's face-shattering RPGs
- Demon's Souls
(completed), Dark Souls, Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (which is basically the GOTY edition of DSII), and Bloodborne. I don't know if I'm going to bother with the first DS's expansions, as much as I want to. I will admit, I was tempted to buy the "Prepare to Die Edition" of DS, only because of the name.