May. 20th, 2017

kjorteo: Scan from an old Super Mario Bros. comic,, of King Koopa explaining something to his son with an 8U facial expression. (Koopa: 8U)
This is mostly just behind-the-scenes recordkeeping, but technically I officially crossed something off the list which means it gets a post.

Last Dream is a fine game--in fact, [personal profile] xyzzysqrl just beat it and did a lovely writeup of it. I concur that it's great, and I'm not even abandoning it for anything it did wrong, but....

Actually, I may as well take the time to coin/explain a term while I'm here, since I expect this will not be the last time this happens.

When Style Savvy: Trendsetters for Nintendo DS came out, I was in love. I hadn't played that series before but it was just so me in every way. I got a good ways into it... then other games came out, I got sidetracked, and it sort of faded back into the background with a half-done save file, as is usually the case for most things I play. I always wanted to go back to it someday....

Then Style Savvy: Fashion Forward for 3DS came out.

Style Savvy isn't exactly Final Fantasy: (with the exception that I actually kind of am embarrasingly into where Fashion Forward's story is going,) you generally don't play a Style Savvy game for the riveting plot specific to that particular game. Moreover, a game is going to look much like the older ones except with some improvements. Trendsetters was a fine game, I had a blast with it while it lasted, and my abandoning it was through no fault of its own... but I knew I would never touch it again, because if I really wanted to play Style Savvy, I could and probably should just play Fashion Forward instead. You know, get the new and improved version if I'm going to be playing more or less the same thing anyway.

There are some series I will zealously and perhaps irrationally insist on doing in order--I won't play Wright v. Layton until I finish Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, which I won't even start until I finish Professor Layton and the Last Specter, which I won't even start until I finally dust off and get through my half-done file for Professor Layton and the Unwound Future. I stuck to Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness even when Explorers of Sky came out because I was already like a million hours in and didn't want to start over. Sometimes, though... sometimes you see something like Last Dream: World Unknown coming out soon, and you just have to give the original Last Dream the Trendsetters treatment.

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