Read Play Blog #3

October 16, 2014 Read Play Blog 8

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Read Play Blog is a meme about video games and books, posted every 16th of the month. Bloggers are encouraged to answer a discussion question, and recommend a video game that is similar to a book they liked. Hosted by Happy Indulgence Books & Read Me Away.

Question: What game character would you like to be this Halloween?

I had some trouble with this question at first as I wasn’t totally sure how to interpret it. Then Jeann from Happy Indulgence Books told me to go with my favourite character if i had trouble with the question, so I did and combined it with a little bit of Halloween.

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One of my favourite characters is Sora from Kingdom Hearts. As I mentioned in last months Read Play Blog Kingdom Hearts is one of my favourite games and I played it multiple times. It’s about 3 friends who plan on getting away from the small island group they grew up on. On the night they try to leave something goes wrong and Sora ends up finding a weird weapon called the Keyblade and he get’s seperated from his friends. After that he wakes up on a different world were he meet Donald and Goofy, together they start their journey to find Sora’s friends and KIng Mickey. Most of the different worlds are based on disney movies and feature disney characters.
Sora is the main character of the series and I imediately liked him. He is strong, but also has a soft heart. He does everything for his friends and is generally a nice and happy person. He goes such a long way to save his friends Riku and Kairi and I admire that. I never had a lot friends and how Sora easily made friends in ever new world they arrived to, made it seem so easy.
Sora also has a great Halloween custume, he wears this outfit when they arrive in the world Halloween Town from the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas. The sidekicks donal and goofy also get Halloween outfits and I thought it was a fun addition to the game. There are only a few world were they have a different outfit.

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Another one of my favourite game characters is Lightning from Final Fantasy 13. I love Lightning, not only does she look cool, but she also has a great personality. One of the things I love most about her is how she’s has a hard exterior, but also has her soft spots, like her fierce lvoe for her sister Serah. I love it when though characters also have their weak spots, it makes them seem real. I still would love to cosplay her once, as I have the right height for her I like her outfit.

Recommendation

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As last monthI already recommended Kingdom Hearts, I’ll go with the next obvious choice: Final Fantasy 13. I loved Final Fantasy 13 and itt’s the first final fantasy game I played all the way through the end. While the game has less freedom than some of the other final fantasy games, I didn’t mind as much as the more lineair approach gave more space to the story and I loved the story. The story and the diverse cast of characters were so well done, making this one of my favourite final fantasy games.

Here’s a short description of Final Fantasy 13 from Wikipedia:

The game takes place in the fictional floating world of Cocoon, whose government, the Sanctum, is ordering a purge of civilians who have supposedly come into contact with Pulse, the much-feared world below. The former soldier Lightning begins her fight against the government in order to save her sister who has been branded as an unwilling servant to a god-like being from Pulse, making her an enemy of Cocoon. Lightning is soon joined by a band of allies, and together the group also become marked by the same Pulse creature. They rally against the Sanctum while trying to discover their assigned task and whether they can avoid being turned into monsters or crystals at the completion.

Currently Playing

hay day
I play this game every morning on my ipad when I am having breakfast. It’s part of my morning routine and I just have to play Hay Day while I eat my cocopops and drink my cup of earl grey tea. Yes that’s how I start my morning every day.
Hay Day is not the most awesome game out there that’s going to change your live, but it’s a lot of fun and addictive. I restrict my time playing to morning’s during breakfast. It’s basically a simulation game were you have to run your own farm and later you also get a small city and fishing pond. You have to grow crops, feed your animals and make even more products, which you then can sell again. I have 3 cats running around my farm as well and grow a lot of fruits which I then sell in my roadside stand. You can also visit your friend’s farms and even join club houses, although I haven’t figured out that part yet. I started my own club and no one’s joined so far, so there really is no sense to it yet. Overal it’s just a simple and fun game in which you grow your own farm and it get’s more complicated and you get more crops and products the longer you play. And it’s free!

So that’s it for this month’s Read Play Blog post :). My question to you is:

Have you ever played a Final Fantasy Game and which one is your favourite so far? Do you have an app game you play often?

8 Responses to “Read Play Blog #3”

  1. Jeann @ Happy Indulgence

    I actually haven’t played FF9 or 13, I’ve pretty much played every single once except for those (and 7!). I enjoyed getting to know Sora and Lightning with your post, I might one day play FF13 because I stopped at X2. Lightning definitely has an awesome look about her, I’ve heard that FF in particular is a long game though.

    Good on you for being disciplined with Hay Day, I got addicted to the Simpsons Tapped Out game for a year or so and then it got so big it was unmanageable and took too long for me to play. I really liked seeing your town grow over time though.

    Thanks for another great Read Play Blog post!
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    • Lola

      I have played FF10, FF10-2, FF13, FF13-2 and I think it was FF11 with Vaan as the main character. I was pretty late to the Final Fantasy series. I was a bit disapointed with the turn they took in FF13-2 as they trew a lot of time travel in the mix and I am not a fan of that, they also reused a lot fo worlds in different times and it got a bit confusing sometimes. But I would definitely recommend FF13, it has a great storyline and likeable characters.

      It’s just so fun to see your town grow or in the case of Hay Day your farm, but I really have to put restrictions on the time I spend playing it, else it can get really out of hand.

  2. Karsyn @ KaKiJoKoJa

    Kingdom Hearts is my all time FAVORITE series. I love Sora, but Kairi is my favorite of the series. :/ My husband and I both love the Halloweentown parts of the games.

    I haven’t played any FF but my husband loves them. I don’t like the turn based stuff, too slow for me. I’d rather go around bashing things like KH.

    The app game I’m addicted to right now is Word Chums. It’s a cutsie version of Words with Friends and it’s a ton of fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for sharing!! My post will go up after I’ve woken up some more to do it. ๐Ÿ™‚
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    • Lola

      I also like Kairi, but I connected more with Sora. Probably because he’s the main character? I really enjoyed the Halloween Town scenes as well, although ocne I got aroudn to seeing the actual movie it was based on I was a bit disapointed as I enjoyed the KH version more.

      The Turn Based system in FF13 is one of the mroe faster paced ones, but I like the real bashing more as well. It’s just so fun to actually hit the enemies, lol. It took me some time to get used to the battle system when I started playing FF, but once I got used to it. I didn’t mind as much anymore.

      I never heard of Word Chums before, I’ll have to check it out. And I’ll make sure to stop by your post later today :).

  3. Michelle@Because Reading

    I played FF 10 loved the girl in it I can’t remember her name I believe she was also in FF 10-2.

    Kingdom Hearts is my all time favorite. I would love to play the entire series again. (the first two) I get so mad that they only have it on PS (i have the xbox)

    I played Hay Day 2 for a while but it didn’t really keep me interested as I wanted it to but it just came out so I sometimes will go back, I might do that since I have Castleville and that game is pissing me off ๐Ÿ™‚
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    • Lola

      Yuna, you mean. I really liked her as well! I never finished FF10 and 10-2 though :(, I wasn’t able to beat some of the final bosses.

      Indeed they made games for so many different consoles, how difficult must it be to also make the games for the xbox or computer? I am so sad there’s still no KH3 and they made all these extra games for other consoles which don’t add much to the plot.

      Hay Day can be a bit frustarting at times as well as you have to wait very long before you level up and gte new stuff. And the cristals are difficult to get unless you pay or have a lot of patience. One of the reasons I only play it during breakfast as it also get’s boring after a while.

  4. Ana @ Read Me Away

    Yay! I’m so happy to see the Square Enix love in your post, because Final Fantasy is AWEEEESOME! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ve never played the main KH games but I totally want to. The game just looks visually stunning, and the story sounds amazing. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, I’ve played FFX and I totally loved it. My adoration for Yuna is just SO HIGH. ๐Ÿ˜€

    App games? Well, I used to play a lot of Temple Run, if that counts. It was just so easy to pick it up and try to complete the daily/weekly challenges. I don’t play it much now though. ๐Ÿ˜›

    Thanks for participating, Lola!
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    • Lola

      I just love the Final Fantasy and KH games. The story of KH is done really well and the character are really likeable. I am a big fan of Yuna as well!

      I like playing Hay Day every morning as it’s such a simple game, not too complicated. And if I play it too often I lose interest. I never heard of Temple Run.

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