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JRPGs For Nintendo DS

When I first bought the Nintendo DS, I never thought it will be a platform filled with JRPGs. Unlike the PS2 era, where JRPG was abundant on the console, JRPG genre seems to be a sleeper and largely ignored by the console players as WRPG (like Mass Effect and Elder Scroll) and shooters (like Call of Duty and Battlefield) took the spotlight. This article serves to give mention to those sleeper JRPGs, and for now I will concentrate on the DS only.

Final Fantasy XII Revenant Wings (Think & Feel, Square Enix, 2007) Sequel to the Final Fantasy XII, and rather than calling it an RPG, it gameplay is more RTS-like. The system simple enough for everyone to enjoy, though the game itself may be hard at some point. Nevertheless, there is no reason not to play this game. Vaan took the spotlight in this game, lucky him!

Final Fantasy IV (Matrix Software, Square Enix, 2008) This game has been re-released so many times, and there's a reason for it. It might be considered as one of the best Final …

Study, and Study More

I started to feel the joy of being able to study again. Just a two and a half month before this semester ends, and though my intuition is saying otherwise, I still want to do my best.

Study, and study. Feel the joy of being able to receive knowledge. Throw away the thoughts of "not having fun because studying for exams". Life is full of opportunity if you search for it, and even college dropouts can do better than graduate students if they try.

Believe in your own future, and work hard for it.

Overly Paranoid

That one day, I was alone in my house (this is in Malaysia). My house is a two-storey house, and I stayed upstairs for the whole time. Then I heard a lot of weird sounds and noises.  Somehow I braced myself to go downstairs to...take a knife. Then I placed it under a sofa, in any case a burglar/thief/monster appeared.

Man I am crazy. That's what I get for reading too much Hajime Kindaichi and Detective Conan.

Thank you 9gag for letting me know that I am not the only one T_T
Source here
Owh yeah, the next day, my maid found the knife and took it downstairs. She must be wondering how did it get there, until today.

Midterms Coming Up

Two midterms this week, and two midterms next week. Still bearable, no problem. Study like there is no tomorrow!

Library will be my house for these two weeks. I too shall stop playing games for this two weeks.

I need to be strict with myself.

Insert a Boring Title Here

I still suck at giving a good title on something. Giving name to something, making a nickname, coming up with a unique online ID, I suck at those too. Creativity is not my strong point T_T

Trying to increase my arm strength, I went to the SERF last Wednesday, doing some weight training with my friends. It was not my intention at first, but seeing them going to the gym are getting me excited. The day after, my arms got really hurt, and it's hard to even scratch my back where it itch.

On the same day, my friend suddenly asked to go swimming together. Knowing that my arms are tired, I still went for swimming. This was at 6-7:40pm. Then later that night, me and my two other friends went to Natatorium (another gym located further away) for a volleyball game, organized by the Muslim Student Association. The first three times serving the ball, I failed very hard. The ball hit was not even powerful, and it went outside the court :( I was utterly disappointed with myself. M…

Tuesday Rants

Changing the blog's title
I hope this one is final. Somehow I wanted to make the title to be something extraordinary, but I guess simpler is better. It also fits my blog is perfectly. I like Memento Mori in my blog's URL by the way. The phrase means "Remember your mortality", "Remember you must die", or "Remember you will die". I first learned about the phrase when playing Persona 3. Well not really during the gameplay, because the only time the phrase was available is during the opening clip.

Try to see whether you can find the phrase or not :)

Persona 3 is the game where I has a lot of emotional connections toward it. The characters, the setting, the places, and even the musics, I like them all. This game has achieved a place in my heart where it will remains for many, many years.

Though not exactly overweight, my weight definitely increased a lot since I left my high school, and it keeps on increasing until my first year at UW. Thank G…

About Those Personality Quiz

You know about those personality test quizzes that are lying around all over the internet and magazines? I'm pretty sure you did the personality test at least once. Owh I did a lot of them back in the days, until one day I just stopped because there are just abundant especially in Facebook (I just love to hate what people love XD)

Well normally people try it just out of their curiosity. The problem starts with when you feel the results are very spot on with your personality. Then you'll try again, and the results are mostly correct with what your personality are. Right now it's "the result describes my personality very correctly".

After a while, you'll take it again. At some point, some people start to believe almost everything the result has to say. So when some of the quizzes says something about you that you never thought before, you will start to believe the result. Like you never thought about what you would do when people are making you mad, and the res…

Forgive Me

There are a lot of people that I want to apologize to, but right now, the only one that I want to ask for forgiveness own body.

To my brain, I am sorry that I didn't fully utilize you like I always do. Solving math problems back in the day was really fun, but right now, somehow, I loathe doing them. Reflexes and quick thinking shouldn't only be used by playing games.

To my stomach, I am sorry that I am eating too much and making you bigger. I am also sorry for the lack of training to like sit-ups to make you stronger.

To my legs, I am sorry that I am not a long-distance runner anymore. I was active back in high school, entering a lot of long-distance marathon and also won a lot. You and I did went to Mount Kinabalu and reached the top. I am sure we can't do that again if we would to try right now :(

To my whole body, I am sorry that I always sleep late at night and also woke up late in the morning. You guys deserve to get your rest on time and get up earlier. These…

Wishing Happy Birthday

Remember the time when your friends celebrated your birthday? Yeah, me neither (forever alone FTW). Yes, today is my birthday (or yesterday, depending on where you live) and I am totally aware of it. Do I expect anything from my birthday? Of course! It wouldn't hurt to expect something, right? Right?? Haha anyway I don't really care about surprises or presents, I am perfectly fine with not celebrating it. Maybe I can buy some ice-cream for myself, eat a lot tonight and stay up playing MW3 with my BFFs (again, forever alone FTW).

I guess I am getting old, to the point where I don't really care about my own birthday that much. Even last year, I celebrated my birthday alone haha.

If you have a Facebook account, then you must have received a lot of birthday wishes from your friends, and "friends". When these "friends" post their wishes on my wall, I was like "er who are you again?". Then I went to their profile, in hope to discover two things: wh…

My January Will End With a Great Start

Just got my copy of Final Fantasy XIII-2 from Gamestop! I also bought the Strategy Guide (Collector's Edition) with it, since I got my refund from the price drop of Resident Evil Revelations (It's $40 now). They have discounts if you buy a guide with the respective game and another discount if you have the Pro Membership card. I'm a happy person right now...How long has it been since the last time I played a good JRPG? That's why this game makes me really excited.

I just started playing it, and there are a few things that caught my attentions:

1. They provide a Beginner's Primer, a summary for what happened during Final Fantasy XIII (divided by chapters). It's a nice addition for people who never played the original, and also for myself since the story doesn't really make any sense back when I played it.

2. This might be the first time a Final Fantasy game has a difficulty setting (I might be wrong though), although only Easy and Normal modes are available.…