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    Dec 2nd, 2003 at 15:19:53     -    Hot Potato (GBA)

    jp lent this to me on the trolley one morning. I played for about 5 minutes. It was sort of cute. It reminds me of a cross between Tetris and Galaga. You line up your red and blue potatos to match the oncoming red and blue potatos, and then blast them away to make room to get by. There's the puzzle aspect of lining up your potatos correctly, the speed aspect of doing it before the potatos hit you, and the shooting aspect of blasting your way through. I bet my mom would like it (mom is really into Dr. Mario and Tetris. I used to be able to beat her, but now she kicks my butt). Oh, don't bother if you're red-blue color blind, though. I think red-green is ok, since the green potatos also have rolling pins.

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    Dec 2nd, 2003 at 15:10:02     -    Suikoden II (PS)

    Wow, I've played a ton since last I made an entry. My Castle is doing well. I've got a bath house, barracks, garden, cattle, weapons shop, item shop, inn, restaurant... I'm particularly fond of the restaurant. The Iron Chef mechanic is amusing. Not that I have any idea how to affect it. The announcer's comments sounds like they give clues as to what the judges like, but I don't see that reflected in the scores. Also, are you supposed to do anything when the gages go up and down? The FAQ I was reading says yes, though I don't remember the game instructing me to do anything, and it's usually good about things like that. Anyway, I'm enjoying collecting seeds, spices, and livestock to my chef has lots of ingredients. Fishing is also fun, but I can't seem to catch a salmon for the life of me. So very sad.

    Oh, my other big acquisition was Vicki, the teleporter. I was getting quite sick of walking everywhere. At least now I only need to walk in one direction. I hope there will be a widget that lets you teleport home some day. Then the world will be mine! Or something.

    Blondie keeps getting more and more evil by the day. He just committed regicide after marrying the princess, which makes him the ueberbadyguy's brother-in-law. I think it's going to turn out to be one of those things where he's going to conquor the world and rule it with an iron fist to prevent suffering, or something like that. I keep waiting for him to kill the ueberbadguy.

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    Dec 2nd, 2003 at 14:57:06     -    Kingdom Hearts (PS2)

    I finished Wonderland. Must say, I was sort of disappointed. The Cheshire Cat kept mocking me for forgetting something, yet I'm pretty sure I cleared the board. Alice is still kidnapped, but there didn't seem to be any way to prevent that. Oh, and the evidence thing. So you present your evidence and the Queen presents hers, and then the boxes are randomized. You pick one, and that's the verdict. That didn't bug me so much as they had me pick the box. It seemed to me there ought to be some clever way to figure out which box was the right one, but there wasn't. I kept picking the wrong box, which meant Goofy and Donald kept getting captured, so I kept dying in the battle that came afterwards.

    After that, I was introduced to the ship building mechanic. It was complecated and I didn't have enough pieces anyway, so I ignored it and went on to Tarzan Land.

    Tarzan's probably the one animated Disney movie I haven't seen, so it was sort of wacky. Do tigers always attack you in Tarzan? I didn't remember that from the other versions of the story I've seen. Also, in retrospect, I think I was supposed to have gone to Hercules Land first, but it worked out ok.

    Anyway, in Tarzan Land, I swapped Donald for Tarzan pretty quick. Donald keeps dying on me, but Tarzan's very useful. What I didn't realize then was that I need Goofy and Donald to activate Trinities, so I ended up missing all of them. It's probably ok, though. It looks like when you fly around in your ship, you can't go to a planet without landing on all the planets in between. That means I'll be visiting Tarzan Land again. Though this means Donald didn't get very many experience points, and now he's even farther behind. It's always the way with mages. Happily, I have lots of money now. Maybe I can buy Donald better armor.

    But next, on to Hercules!

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    Nov 4th, 2003 at 23:40:53     -    Kingdom Hearts (PS2)

    It really is so darn cute! It's a little heavy on the action for my taste, but so far I can hack it. I find having multiple characters is hard, since then it's less clear where the enemies are. You're still in combat time, yet all the bad guys may be off screen fighting Goofy and Donald.

    I like how you can't really die. Otherwise, I'd die a lot. Donald keeps dying on me too. I have him casting defensive magic constantly now. We'll see if that helps.

    The combination of Disney and Squaresoft is really disconcerting. Trippy, and sort of disturbing. I approve, but I'm surprised Disney went for it.

    I'm currently in Wonderland, looking for the fourth piece of evidence. I think I can get it if I get a potion so I can feed it to the flower and get big again. Either that or I need another elixer. I may have to go back to that other town and buy one... no, wait, I can't do that. We can't go back, only forward. Guess I'll have to fight more monsters. How annoying.

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