Saturday, September 24, 2011

Friday night watching anime and playing ToTT

So yesterday night I was planning on finishing some homework, but since it's Friday I ended up opening the plastic seal off of Harvest Moon Tale of Two Towns and playing it for the first time. So far, I'm on Day 8 and I have some photos that will be posted later this week!

When I started the game, I really liked the intro with the cow and chariot of milk! It looked realistic and 3D. And the music was really good too! My first impression of the gameplay was that it felt really similar to Grand Bazaar. The house and some of the characters are the exact replica of that game. I don't have much to say since I haven't met all of the characters yet and I'm still getting used to the controls and the town. Even though there are graphical similarities to Grand Bazaar, there are a lot of differences. I think this game is potentially addictive, I just haven't played it thoroughly to actually get into it

The good thing about the game compared to the Bazaar is that I don't have to wait for a week to sell my items; I could send it straight to the shipping bin. I also could get gifts/rewards from villagers if I complete their requests posted on the bulletin board, which totally reminds me of Animal Crossing. So far, I finished Georgia's request of giving her critters that I have caught in the forest. She in return game me snacks for my animals. Also on the first week, I participated in the cooking festival. I made salad and my town lost. :(

Suddenly I got really tired playing the game. Maybe because I haven't really delved into it yet, or due to the lack of sleep because of school. Plus, the days in this game are soo long, I always finished my farming chores early, but mainly because I only have one cow and chicken. I'm still trying to figure out where to buy more animals. WHERE ARE THE ALPACAS??? Anyway, the two towns are kind of small but the wilderness blocking the two towns is huuuge. I had to go from Konohana all the way back to my house in Bluebell just to save the game. The developers should at least have a save feature without having to go to sleep.

After saving and turning off my DS, I went straight to the laptop. If I didn't do this, I'd end up sleeping playing ToTT, which I don't want to happen! I don't want to be bored with this game just yet! But so far, so good. I really need to figure out where to buy things other than food at the cafe.

I ended up watching what my sister was watching--an anime called Princess Jellyfish. At first, when I heard my sister blurt out the title, I thought it sounded like some weird hentai or some stupid anime with little girls having magical powers... I refused to watch the first episode with her and was about to continue playing ToTT. But I ended up getting really into this anime. It is so freaking hilarious that I watched all the episodes in one night (just when I was tired and about to go to sleep). I haven't watched a good anime in a year! Lately dropping anime series after only watching the first episode, but this has finally appealed to me. This is going on my favorites list.
The title is misleading but there is a really complex plot with unique characters; it's about an otaku who is obsessed with jellyfish. I don't want to spoil the rest so I'm leaving it at that.

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