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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, already up to High rank village quests, went much faster than my first save file. Incredible, time-consuming fun. Almost 50 hours on my current save, and I have so much left to do (and so many monsters left to skin and make into weapons and armor).
BTW, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate confirmed for west(yaaaaay...), early 2015 (well fuck). Well, not that I don't have anything to play in the meantime. I am not too eager to fight Tigrex, Kushala Daora or Kirin again anyways. On the other hand, I am so ready to fight Khezu again, or smash Yian Kut Ku's face (I loved that chicken in Freedom Unite)

Other current game is Might and Magic 7. Wow. So old, so ugly, but so much soul in this game. Dungeon crawling awesomeness, slaying hordes (and I mean HORDES) of enemies, dressing your characters in epic loot... Well, I am still early in the game, so I don't have any EPIC loot yet, and monster slaying is going slowly with just the basic spells, bows and melee weapons (my characters miss waaaay too much), but I am getting there. Once you get past the ugly graphics and weird UI, this game is gold.

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Got back into Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. And started over from sratch instead of continuing my early High rank save file. Sooo much fun, sooo addicting.
I feel kinda bad about the other games waiting to be played though, like Pokemon X, Project X Zone, Ni No Kuni, Mass Effect 2/3, and others. Sorry games, MH is gonna take a few dozen(hundred) hours, please be patient.

Also STILL playing Diablo 2, I play only offline and I finally managed to get a nice runeword, Rift, for my kicksin. Frozen orbs everywhere, wheeeee. Fun fun.

Also a bit of Rayman Origins/Legends, can't decide which one I like better, but the music levels in Legends are a lot of fun, I find myself replaying them again and again. The bonus music level stage was a letdown though.

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Bravely Default is keeping me entertained now that I have finished TWEWY, the game is absolutely gorgeous and fun to play. It might not look like it from the screenshots, but when it's all moving and the beautiful music starts playing, it's heaven. Not sure if I like Bravely Default or DQ9 more, doesn't matter, both are awesome.

One thing that I love about the game is that it offers lots of small improvements to the jrpg genre that I often would like to see in other games, like the automap, save points before boss battles, adjustable random encounter rate, adjustable battle speed and more.

Also, yay for dual audio!

Only gripe so far is that for some functions the game requires streetpass (or at least internet connection), neither of which are aviable where I live, and there seem to be some sweet rewards from the function. Totally offline, it will take forever. Oh well, a minor flaw on an otherwise almost-perfect jRPG.

If only modern Final Fantasy games were like this, this is basically a perfect FF game in all aspects but the name.

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Dragon Quest 9 and The World Ends With You. Both absolutely awesome games, though I am putting DQ on hold for now, got stuck on the final boss. So I will play through TWEWY first, and then come back to DQ, grind a bit, finish the boss and delve into the post-game stuff.

TWEWY is pretty hard to get used to, trying to control two different characters on two different screens at once, while holding my 3DS XL in one hand and the stylus in the other. But the art style, music, story and gameplay are more than enough for me to put up with the controls. Been playing for like 4 hours and I am already at day 4 though, and the box says there are 7 days, so I wonder what will happen, though I doubt the game would be so short, and I heard there is some post-game content too, so I'm not too worried.

3DS games

From what I played:

Etrian Odyssey 4 is as good as dungeon crawler RPGs go, quite challenging at times, though I played on normal, there is also an easier difficulty that I didn't try.

Fire Emblem Awakening is a must for any SRPG fans, great story, awesome gameplay, and perma-death adds a lot of weight to your actions. Again, there is an easier difficulty if you're not a fan of permadeath.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate I have almost 100 hours played on this game, and I only scratched the surface, tons of loot and weapons to craft from materials that you get from hunting monsters. Not a big fan of the underwater combat though. Also, very grind-heavy by nature. I don't mind, but I understand why it's more of a niche title.

Devil Survivor Overclocked is the definite version of the game if you haven't played the DS one, another great SRPG with demon fusion and epic story. Be careful, the EU version is nigh unplayable without a patch, but after patching, it's fun fun fun. Hard as nails though.

Pokemon X/Y, I haven't gotten around to playing it yet, but all the reviews are positive, so if you like the pokemon franchise, this should be good.

SMT Devil Summoner:Soul Hackers is a nice remake of an old school game, again awesome if you're a SMT fan. Dungeon crawler RPG.

For non-RPGs, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask is one of my top 5 3DS games, basically a puzzle game with a nice story and beautiful art direction.
Resident Evil Revelations is quite short, and the controls take some getting used to (unless you have a CPP), but it is one hell of a scary ride, with multiple difficulty settings and some game modes on the side, worth the money IMHO.
Super Mario 3D Land was enjoyable and worth playing, coming from someone who isn't a huge Mario fan. The only Mario game I played prior to this was the original on NES.

Thanks to the backward-compatibility, you can also play any DS games, if you can get your hands on them. I am currently enjoying Dragon Quest IX(and probably will for a while longer, game is supposedly dozens of hours long, as expected from DQ), and I finally managed to track a copy of The World Ends With You in my country, which I am looking forward to finally playing (kinda worried about the controls, but giving it the benefit of doubt).

There are also upcoming games, like Fantasy Life, Rune Factory 4, SMT 4, Monster Hunter 4, Bravely Default etc. As far as Europe is concerned that is, US already has some of these games, DAMN YOU. At least we get Bravely Default much sooner :) Still wish they would release games in both Europe and US regions at the same time when they're in english. And hence my only gripe with the 3DS, Fuuuuuu- region lock.

... What I'm trying to say is, I love my 3DS.

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I am just about finishing Valkyria Chronicles (finally got around to playing it). What a game. Nuff said.

And Devil Survivor OC on the side, day 5 if I remember right, the game is tough as nails. Awesome story and gameplay though.

It's funny, I used to be mainly a PC gamer, but lately the only thing I do on the PC is drawing, procrastinating, and getting more games for my consoles. The fact that my hardware is quite out-of-date isn't helping.

EDIT: Well, Valkyria Chronicles was time well spent. And it feels good getting through my backlog. However, another game that I started, FF XIII-2, will probably stay in the backlog indefinitely, because after playing for around 4 hours, I had just about enough of the combat system. The rest of the game is fine, time travelling, monster collecting, the story, the characters, all good. But the combat system is waaaay too chaotic/without control for my tastes, with some pretty big difficulty spikes out of nowhere. And when I realize I'm not enjoying the battle system, I know the game is not for me.

On other note, the day 6 boss in DS just kicked my butt so hard, I laughed (while screaming internally). Will probably have to change up my tactics and level up a bit.

Random Art Topic

A quick doodle that I did yesterday after not drawing anything for over a month.

And a bunch of other stuff:

I really want to get better at digital drawing from imagination, but I always give up on it, and come back after a month or so just to give up on it again after a few days. I really need to buckle up and get better. And stop procrastinating so much.

We Need A New Anime To Watch. Suggestions?

This is a list of anime that I have "finished" (meaning they actually have an ending of sorts). I enjoyed watching all of them (though some more than others). I think all of them are worth the time IMO.

Ao No Exorcist
Avatar: The Last Airbender - basically a western anime, looks like a cartoon for kids but is actually quite mature and fun to watch
Eureka Seven
Black Rock Shooter - very unique art style, and good story
Chaos Head - Probably the only anime on this list that I didn't enjoy THAT much, but has an interesting story. And one very disturbing scene, ouch.
Claymore - Very dark and bloody, with some awesome fights
Code Geass - Mech fights, awesome story, and one of the most memorable endings imho. Lelouch vi Britannia!!!
Cowboy Bebop - older one, but absolutely and thoroughly great
Darker Than Black - enjoyed the first season a lot, lost interest in the second, but the first is definitely worth watching
Death Note - everybody should watch it, nuff said
Devil May Cry - my most favourite version of Dante, badass pizza/strawberry sundae lover with a lot of demon slaying and solid plot
Full Metal Alchemist/Brotherhood - not sure which version of the anime I like more, they are both awesome
Gintama - 200+ episodes, filled with 4th wall breaking, awesome humor and anime/gaming references.Got a lot of laughs out of this one.
Hellsing - one of the scariest and most badass characters ever
High School of the Dead - Boobs and zombies, do you need more?
Kiba - The first anime I ever finished as far as I remember, nothing spectacular, but very enjoyable
Kino's Journey - You must watch this. A story about a traveller who goes from country to country, always staying for only 3 days. Incredible soundtrack, and Kino is one of the best characters I ever saw.
Lucky Star - Slice of life, fun, short, very enjoyable
Puella Magi Madoka Magica - As has been said, after episode 3, it goes from average to "OH CRAP THIS IS AWESOME". Watch it.
Samurai Champloo
Soul Eater
Steins's Gate - Awesome take on time travelling, the story is... incredible, to say the least. Unique main character, and Mayuri... just see for yourself. El psy conguro.
Sword Art Online - beautiful animation, beautiful love story, and a must-see for any RPG gamer (the characters are stuck in an MMO where death ingame means death in RL, and the only way out is by beating the 100 floor dungeon)

Attack on Titan - I didn't believe the hype, but I decided to give it a try. I haven't finished it yet, but it has been one hell of a ride so far. As good (or better) as people say. Also quite new, so the animation is top-notch.

And as far as movies go, you can't go wrong with any Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli movies, like Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Kiki's Delivery Service, My Neighbour Totoro and so on. Akira, Ghost in the Shell and Grave of the Fireflies deserve a special mention as well.

Anime like Naruto and One Piece gave me hundreds of hours of entertainment, but I recently stopped watching them, they just never end (One Piece is 600+ episodes, that is 200 hours of my life, wow). I currently enjoy anime that are shorter and, more importantly, have an ending, becasue I like closure and don't have as much free time as I used to have.
With that said, One Piece has one hell of a story and lots of fun adventures, and almost no filler episodes whatsoever. And it still manages to be interesting after all this time, which is inredible imho.

(Dis)honorable mention - Bleach. Great fighting anime that is plagued by fillers. GOD. DAMN. EVERYWHERE. They don't have filler episodes, they have whole filler ARCS! Seriously. I stopped watching after they basically defeated the main villain, it felt like the show should have ended there.

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Sooo I managed to lose the final(?) battle in Disgaea D2, and got a bad ending. Damn. Now on cycle 2, breezing through battles even after upping the enemy strength in the cheat shop. I will be prepared the next time I fight that boss, oh so prepared.

Putting Soul Hackers on hold, after finishing SAO anime, I had a sudden urge to try a visual novel, of all things, so I dusted off my PSP (best value for my money I ever got from a console, so many great games) and started with Hakuoki:Demon of the Fleeting Blossom. A different kind of game than I am used to, but it is interesting, and I don't mind a little bit of reading for a change. Kinda feels like it will be somewhat similar to watching an anime, with choices to affect the story instead of moving pictures. Will see if I like the visual novel genre, it is really something different that I never tried before.

Kinda OT, but I had incredible luck today(at least I hope so), and managed to track down a single new copy of Devil Survivor Overclocked for my 3DS. HELL. FUCKING. YEAH. Immediately ordered, after which the status of the copy turned to "out of stock". Hopefully it really is a copy of the game, it might be bogus, but I never had trouble with that particular e-shop before, so I remain cautiously optimistic.

EDIT: Screw my luck, I found out that the EU version of the game comes with game-breaking bugs. Lovely. It seems like they released a patch that is downloadable in the nintendo eshop. That I can't access, because I don't have wifi at home (basically no internet/eshop for my 3DS). I guess I will have to go out to some place that has wifi and get the patch that way.
Why is it never easy....

What videogames are on your TO PLAY list?

Oh this is a topic for me. I am working on finishing my games, and I was fairly succesful, until I purchased Disgaea D2, which is currently taking almost all of my gaming time (the rest is SMT: Soul Hackers).

Pokemon X (when it releases)
Project X Zone
Bioshock Infinite
Infinite Undiscovery
Fable 2
Valkyria Chronicles
Atelier Totori
Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect 3
Shadow of the Colossus
SMT: Devil Survivor 2
Resonance of Fate possibly

Am I forgetting something? I feel like the list should be longer, but it is true that I finished quite a few games recently (most notably Etrian Odyssey 4, Witcher 2, Metal Gear Rising Revengeance, Tales of Vesperia AND Xillia). Apparently I still have a lot of time to play games even with a job. Nice.