I’ll be away from my dear PS3 for 4 days since I’m going on a family road trip to the states to look at famous universities or something. I don’t really care about the universities since we’re gonna be visiting the ones that I’ll never be able to get into, so it’ll just be me, my 3Ds, and my PSP for 4 days of campus-visiting and shopping (and by that I mean waiting on a bench while other females in the party go shopping).
I bought Tales of the Abyss to keep me occupied for the trip, since it’s the closest thing to Tales of Graces I can get on a handheld. It’s gonna take a while to get used to Abyss and the TP system, since TP runs out so damn fast. I also tried to sidestep in Abyss and stood there like an idiot, wondering why I took damage lol. I prefer the CC system since CC recharges over time. Free run is fabulous though. I was having trouble with the first boss on hard, dealing 16 damage per hit to its 15k HP, but then I used free run and approached it like an Ys game. Despite not playing like Graces, Abyss is a solid game so far.
Also, Tear is hot.
I’m on my second playthrough in Graces, trying to get the “Defeat X Boss in under a minute” trophies and learning how to play characters other than Asbel. I love this game, I wonder if there are any other Tales games that use CC instead of TP?
I’m not particularly excited to go to the States at this point, since I can’t think of any games that I really want right now. My next purchase will probably be Atelier Meruru, unless some kind of impulse kicks in or I decide to get Xenoblade Chronicles.