I’ve gotten bored of unstructured rambling about games, so for this time I shall return to my good ol’ organized review format. Rejoice…uh, whoever preferred the old format.
Phantasy Star Portable is a spin-off of Sega’s franchise, Phantasy Star Online. That itself is a spin-off (or I guess not spin-off, since it’s been more prominent that its main series for the past decade) of Phantasy Star, a set of four RPGs with a sci-fi theme for the Sega Saturn. 4chan’s /jrpg/ loves it (the original series, I mean). Phantasy Star Portable (which I shall now refer to as PSP1 for short) is an Action RPG that consists of button mashing, dungeon crawling, loot collecting, and…that’s basically it. It was pretty fun and relaxing for most of the ride, but not really my kind of thing. It tries hard to feel like an MMO, but since I don’t like MMOs much, it didn’t have much lasting appeal.
Preparing for university sucks, and I can’t wait for March when most of this shit is going to be over. Damn portfolio preparations. I could also do with a little less pride and bear with shittier school marks considering my first choice is a college with a average grade requirement of 65%, but parents want me to go into some program that will actually get me a job (like engineering!) and if I don’t apply for university, they are probably going to flip their shit and make what little left of my childhood into complete hell. I mean that figuratively, not Disagea’s Netherworld. Either way, I have all my painful courses this semester (full of projects and evaluations where I actually have to do things other than calculate on a piece of paper), and how I miss the time when I could just play games.
School is terrible, university/college will probably be much worse, and employment…well, I’ve gotta stop assuming that I’ll actually land myself a job once I get out of post-secondary education. Not with my non-existent people skills and motivation. Welp, since I’ve been angsting like hell over school and stuff, I haven’t been finishing many things.