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Still trying to find that Last Remnant

June 10, 2010

With Red Dead Redemption, Alan Wake, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Tales of Vesperia (along with many more) sat on my game shelf, all unfinished and desperately begging to be played, it’s a little baffling that I’ve popped The Last Remnant back into my Xbox 360.

I’ve been quite honest about TLR in the past, complaining about frame rate issues and general confusing levelling system. It’s interesting, story wise, but ultimately broken in many aspects. I just want to see what goes on with Last Remnant. I want to see the story develop, the characters grow and where the fucking last of these damn Remnants hides!

I’m back in the grind though, which was what made me originally give up with TLR before. My original game was over 80 hours long, it was just before my 81st hour was about to clock in when I realised I had totally fucked up my character progression. I was killing everything, buying up new weapons and discovering side quests too late.

Apparently, you’re supposed to avoid all battles apart from the bosses and go through selective training moments in the game at very specific areas. There are hundreds of guides, all contradicting each other and it isn’t until you spend a good amount of time that you start to see right from wrong. I restarted my game and, after hitting disc 2, I eventually gave up.

So what the hell made me think that, after a long day at work, I want to grind more in The Last Remnant? I’m grinding my team up to do yet another side quest, just in case there is some kind of awesome character development I might miss.

I just can’t put my finger on what drove me to return to the game and the satisfaction I am really getting out of it currently. I mean, I’m literally popping a movie on and grinding my team while watching a movie. Last night I watched the Silent Hill movie and today I watched the first episode of Dexter, all while chasing around specific enemies and using specific moves to level up specific stats. Ugh! Why are they doing this!? This is why I can’t played MMORPGs anymore!

Moving away from TLR, PR work has been a good giggle. Been trying to organise E3 appointments and pitch ideas for upcoming events we have planned. It’s certainly interesting and gives me a whole new outlook on how the PR deals with certain press. Everyone is sounding very tired and even though I am insanely jealous they are going to E3, I am glad I don’t have 14 hour days to deal with.

I have a post about APB, Blur and a few other things to pop up. Just waiting for some time to sit down and do it really. Right, I’m off to bed!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 10, 2010 5:19 pm

    tbh I don’t mind giving up on a game even if I want to know what happens story-wise. Chances are the cinematics are on Youtube, or at least the plot summary is on Wikipedia.

    Happy to hear the job is going well. I was wondering based on your tweets and stuff if you’re actually going to E3 or not, but I guess it seems silly that they’d send someone they just hired. 🙂

  2. June 12, 2010 10:56 am

    So will you finish it?

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