Fire Emblem Awakening Check-in: Week 7 FINALE

I wasn’t expecting to finish playing through Fire Emblem Awakening before writing this episode, but I had gotten really into the game after last week’s and kind of just kept playing it. Quite a bit happened this time, a couple children from the future showed up, the true villain revealed himself, and we saw the end credits. But, before we get to all that, let’s go over some numbers one last time. My final play time is 21 hours, 46 minutes, and 15 seconds, and Ivan Ooze ended the game as a level 5 Grandmaster. Continue reading

Fire Emblem Awakening Check-In: Week 6

There’s been a lot of Fire Emblem happening over here lately. From last week’s taste of Fire Emblem Warriors, constantly checking in on the current Voting Gauntlet in Fire Emblem Heroes, and of course playing more Awakening, I just can’t seem to stop playing Fire Emblem games. Which is weird because up until very recently, I really didn’t have any interest in it. But hey, now I’m playing this stuff and it’s time to see what happened this week. First, let’s go over some numbers. My current play time is just under 17 hours, I’m currently on chapter 21, and due to a class change, Ivan Ooze is now level 4. Continue reading

Fire Emblem Awakening Check-In: Week 5

Once again, it’s time to check in to my progress with Fire Emblem Awakening, but this time it’ll be a little different. See, since the last time I played the game to write this feature, Nintendo shut down Miiverse, which was my way of taking screenshots, as I do not own any sort of 3DS capture device. That means, there will be no screenshots in this post. But don’t worry, I’ve found a totally reasonable and not at all ridiculous alternative. You’ll see soon enough, but first, we need to talk about numbers. My current play time is just over thirteen hours, I’m currently on chapter 18, and Ivan Ooze is level 15. Continue reading

Fire Emblem Awakening Check-In: Week (?) 4

It’s been a long time since I wrote one of these. Week 3 came out in October. The funny thing is, I actually played my weekly chunk of the game all the way back then, but just never got around to writing about it. Which means, my memory of the events are hazy at best. So, this is going to be a real fun one. But before we start all that, we need to go through some numbers. I’m currently on chapter 15, I’ve played about ten and a half hours, and Ivan Ooze is level 15. Continue reading

Fire Emblem Awakening Check-In: Week 2

Much like the first entry in this series, I didn’t have nearly as much time to play Awakening as I wanted. It’s really hard to find time to play old games when you’re trying to keep up on this year’s ridiculous number of great games and work a full-time job. But I got some time in and made some progress, so let’s talk about it. As always, let’s go over some numbers. I’ve put in about four hours of play, I’m on chapter 6, and Ivan Ooze is currently level 7. Continue reading

Fire Emblem Awakening Check-In: Week 1

I’ve spent a weirdly large amount of time with Fire Emblem games this year, when you consider that it’s not a series that I’ve ever really put any serious time into. There’s Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, a game I didn’t finish, but really enjoyed and need to get back to. And then of course there’s Fire Emblem Heroes, a mobile game that I find myself playing every single day. With this new found interest in Fire Emblem, I really should play through one of the more fan-favorite titles in the series. So, now I’m playing thorugh Fire Emblem Awakening.  Continue reading

Announcing The Next Check-In Series

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, then you know that I like to play through long games and write up weekly updates. Sometimes, those games turn out to be massive open-ended games that I could lose myself in for months. Sometimes, they end up being charmingly goofy, and instantly become one of my favorites. And other times, they’re Dragon Age: Origins. But what could this next one be? Continue reading