Monday, January 31, 2011

Retro Monday RYGAR

Yes it is monday, and that means retro day!  Today its none other then RYGAR! I remeber playing Rygar when I was a kid. I had no idea how to play or why I was jumping on turtles with a fire yo-yo. I was 8 at the time and it was a video game, I didn't need things like story or directions. This is one of those games that I loved playing. I do not recall ever owning it, but I played it a lot. It has a great sound track and good graphics.
Rygar was made by Tecmo and there are many versions of Rygar.  It is been released on Arcade, which is available on the Wii virtual console; NES, also on the virtual console; Lynx; Sega Master System;PS2; and Wii. I had a hand held Rygar and it was fun.  The monsters are unique and the equipment idea was great. I strongly recommend this game.
I have not gotten very far in the PS2 tittle. The graphics are good and the game play is a lot like Devil May Cry. There are power ups and awesome cutscene with massive monsters.  I will have to play this game again. Too bad my PS3 does not play PS2 games.  DAMN YOU SONY!  I will not buy a 4th PS2 !!!!
Hope you like the post,  This was my first run and was kind of rushed.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sometimes you gotta get out

     One easy thing to help with your relationship with your wife or husband is to get out alone. I took my wife out to Outback Steakhouse last night. We got a sitter for my son and we had adult time. We talked and had fun. you might be thinking I'm married and have a kid I don't need to go on dates. Wrong, It is a great help to the relationship especially if things feel stale. Do what you can, even if its an hour alone for coffee to keep in touch with your spouse. You will not regret it.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Finding that balance

     Balancing work, family, and video games can be tough. It is even harder if you play an MMORPMG. I struggle to find that balance every day. I work evening and get home late. My wife is normally asleep at that time. I will usually stay up and play video games until I am tired. This window provides me enough to time to get a meaningful chunk game time in. The trick is to not stay up too late to the point in which you are too tired in the morning for you family.

     I know when I am too into a game when I stay up all night and then my son has to play with his toys while daddy sleeps on the couch. For a while I tried the going to bed when I got home and play in the morning. This is harder than playing at night because both my son and my wife want my attention when I want to play a game. Console games it really doesn't matter when you play, but online games are best played at night when most players are online. Some nights I spend with my wife when she needs that extra attention.
   You will know when that balance tips too far toward gaming. You wife will be upset with you and you guys will fight. I had this happen this morning. I snapped at her because I was tired, and she snapped at me because she was tired too. I made the mistake of trying to play FF13 and this got worse. I ended up taking my son out to play so we both had time to cool off. We have made up and things are OK now.

Look for my new feature.  Retro Mondays are coming!!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Final Fantasy Dilemma

Final Fantasy 13,  I finished the story at 80 hours. I am going for the trophies and I am up to 130 hours now. I am not a fan of the combat system, and I felt the story and characters were not that strong. The maps are very linear and confusing with large jumps. The game looks amazing and because I have played every Final Fantasy title released I have to finish it.  This game has been my obsession for the last few months.  It would go much faster if there was a good way to earn gil. I maxed all my characters and still don't have enough money to upgrade my equipment.

I have just finished the toughest mark, #64 The Doomherald.He was easier then I thought he would be. You just have to follow a pattern and let poison kill him.  Now to go back and 5 star every hunt.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

It Starts

Today I decided to start a blog.  I want to document my life and times.  I love gaming, and my family. This will be the contents of most of my posts.