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Happy Wednesday, TAY.

Here we are in the middle of the month, and instead of playing all the things I said I would for four in February, I’m not getting anywhere near that goal. Finish Fire Emblem: Fates Conquest? Ha! Finish World of Final Fantasy? Balderdash! You so funny, TAY. You so funny.

Instead, I’m playing a game I completed back in 2005. Not one I even enjoyed, honestly. Sorry, Dragon Quest VIII.

Granted, DQVIII was re-released for the 3DS a few weeks ago and it has new features or whatever. But it’s not often I take the time to replay a game. I can count which ones I have and they’re less than I can count on my fingers.

So why DQVIII again? A game I recall not loving? Because I believe in giving second chances. Particularly for a series I really love, and with renewed eyes and reasoning that comes with experience. I haven’t decided just yet if I’m liking it this time around because I’m not too far in just yet. Just under 20 hours or so. But I don’t feel as though I’m wasting my time either (except for the feeling that I am because I could be playing something new or finishing what I started).

For Today’s Suggested Topic(s):

  • Are you in the business of replaying games? If so, why? A yearly ritual? And which games?
  • Have you re-played a game you didn’t like, and thought it was better the second time around? (This can apply to movies, TV shows etc too)
  • If you wanted to give a game a second chance, which would it be?
  • What’s for lunch?

Maybe I overreacted in 2005

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