May 29th, 2010

Moa: The King of Destruction

I may go back tomorrow for Super Mario Galaxy 2. I may not.

Today's Manga: After two weeks of not having anything to buy, I was looking forward to a big week. In that sense, it may be a tiny bit of a disappointment, but I think I found enough to last at least this week. Legend 8, Black Bird 4, Future Diary 6, Butterflies, Flowers 3, Rasetsu 5 (I think it's the last one, but it doesn't say so), Negima 26, Rin-Ne 3, Otomen 6, Portrait of M & N 2, St. Dragon Girl 7, Prince of Tennis 37, the first two books of Kobato, the first book of My Girlfriend is a Geek (sounds a bit like Fujoushi Rumi, but from the male perspective), and the Haru Hana collection. I've had my eye on that one for a long time, but this week, I brought a 40% off coupon, and it seemed like the right time to buy it.

At Best Buy, I bought a DVD recorder with a 12% off coupon. I don't expect to get much use out of it, but it captures video of Warrior Within in great quality. It's tough to get it into a format where I can edit it, but as long as I can make use of the raw video, I'll be content. And editing isn't impossible, just annoying. I think I'll give an actual video another try tomorrow and see how it goes.

I finished Forgotten Sands today and went through Challenge Mode enough times to buy all of the upgrades, even though most of them aren't useful in Challenge Mode. I haven't started over to see whether the upgrades carry over into the next game, but I can't imagine that they would. It seems like there's at least one upgrade that you can't purchase in the game proper no matter how carefully you manage your experience. It doesn't seem like it was a very long game, but it had some pretty good gameplay. And it's hard to say that it was shorter than Sands of Time. Maybe on replaying it, I'll be able to judge better. I need to keep my eyes open for the things I missed along the way.