Video Game Challenge For May: Game Number Three Revealed

Going on vacation and just taking a break from my regular life is usually what I need to come back tackling anything with a renewed passion and tenacity. Finding time or making time to play video games is something I enjoy ever since I became a gamer and I decided to do this one year challenge. March may have been shot and April left no room to do any real gaming whatsoever, but I’m optimistic that May will be different.

I thought long and hard about the next game I wanted to try and finish playing this month. Do I go back and try to have a do over with the game I failed to finish in March, or do I start with a mostly fresh game that’s waiting to be finished?

Usually, I prefer to go back to the very thing I failed to accomplish in the first place. I’m not a quitter by nature and that makes me a little bit stubborn when I’m faced with obstacles or setbacks standing in my way. It’s how I approach everything in my life. It ain’t over until it’s really over!

That being said, I opted to do a newer game this month. I do have plans to go back and put Saints Row 2 back on my challenge roster in the near future, but for now it’s nicer to get back into my challenge with a different game entirely and on a different device. May’s pick will be Final Fantasy IV for the Nintendo DS system.

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Around the time I got my Nintendo DS and started entering the wonderful world of video games, I played Final Fantasy IV almost every single day. It’s my first time playing ANY of the Final Fantasy games and I really enjoyed it.

The annoying part about picking up this game and finishing it once and for all is the fact that I was actually at the end of the game already. No joke. Cecil and the gang were gradually climbing their way up a tower to get to the final boss. My brain is a little fuzzy on the details, but just know that I was almost done. No difficult enemies left me stuck to keep me from finishing the game. I blame it on life and maybe a little bit of laziness on my part too.

Dusting this title off my shelf and turning it back on in, I don’t know how many years, will be interesting. There’s no way I’m going to remember what happened, what items I still have, or even if I can remember the controls again. I’m going to have to brush up on that. Probably playing the game won’t be as exciting for me as it was when I first got it because I don’t remember the story. I’m still determined to see the ending of this game, even if it may not make sense to me with my lack of knowledge of the story now. Wish me luck!

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8 thoughts on “Video Game Challenge For May: Game Number Three Revealed

  1. I stopped playing FFIV (for whatever reason) at the Moon. I know it’s fairly close to the end, but since it’s been so long, I plan on picking up the PSP game that has After Years included. It’s a really fun game and has a pretty memorable cast of characters.

    1. I really do like the game and the Moon is where I stopped playing too. I fired up the game this past weekend and I have no idea where I’m supposed to go to next. I spent a good hour walking around and fighting monsters as I went, but no where near figuring out how to make my way to the end. I may have to consult a guide if I want to get anywhere in this game this month.

      1. I tend to cheat a little in some games and rely on youtube if I’m looking for a quick way to get out of a dungeon. Some of the older RPG’s I’ve played have no maps online that I’ve found (DQ 2). Good luck with FFIV!

    1. It’s strange how a few of us have played the game but never tried to finish it, especially since it’s such a good game. I rediscovered why I loved this game when I chose to do this for my challenge. Maybe someday I can play it again without interruption.

  2. Good luck! I hope things have been going well and that it hasn’t been too confusing! 🙂 Believe it or not I’ve never finished a FF game. I tried one or two, can’t remember which, but it just wasn’t my thing. I can definitely see the appeal though!

    1. Thanks! 🙂 I’m still uh…navigating through the game. I haven’t raged quit on it yet, but with the month already going by fast and not making any significant progress with it, I may have a potential failure again. *sighs*

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