(TL note: “En vacances” means “On vacation”)
Thank goodness for post scheduling, because I am on vacation (to Nova Scotia to visit relatives) as of June 23 and until the weekend after the next (July 7 or 8), all with meager guarantee of Internet access. If you look closely, you’ll notice that the mm/dd date of upload and Eastern Daylight time of upload are identical.
What I thought about before the trip? A number of things. First, I was hoping to get a satisfactory Most Dangerous Arsenal run before leaving, but I have too many commitments alongside my full-time job to dedicate so many hours to grinding out such an irritating category (actually more irritating than New Game Plus, I dare say). One such commitment is to the Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth series. While I’m still hacking away little by little at Stella’s Dungeon in Re;Birth 2 (I’m at the last 15 floors of Lost Ruins), I started Re;Birth 3 (or, as I like to call it, 3Birth) at the beginning of the month. Ah, what an experience. Plutia is a great character. That said… When I watched the anime, Plutia ended up being my favorite character. But, I’ve reached Chapter 9, and I have to say as a whole that I consider Blanc to be better. Partly for relatability, and partly for her usefulness in battle. I mean, she is the tank of the series, hands down. …But anyway, I just brought that up because it’s another thing that I thought about before the trip. I was hoping that I could reach the Normal End of 3Birth before leaving. But, it’s currently the dead of Thursday night, the exact departure time is 5 AM on Saturday, and I still have further commitments (translation: Smogon Pet Mods), so I ended up thinking, “Nah, why even bother at this point.”
Another thing is that I’ve been considering getting Puyo Puyo Tetris. Ever since watching 360chrism play through the game and end up speedrunning it (which, by the way, he will do live on European Speedrunner Assembly 2018 stream 2 next month), as well as watching a few other streamers play it (SimpleFlips, S2LSOFTENER, DarkSpinesSonic), I became inspired by the game. What ultimately solidified my decision to buy was that I figured the Switch library was looking a little bleak and that it would be nice to have a 2-player game, particularly for the vacation in question. As of right now, I’ve made a modest progress past 2-1 of Adventure Mode, and the game has proven to be quite entertaining so far. Not as easy as it looks, and certainly not easy to get into, but that’s all part of the experience.
That’s all from me. Perhaps, when next we meet, I will be refreshed and of boosted morale.
À la prochaine! (Until next time!)