FF5FJF2015 (and Torchlight)

The Fiesta continues, and GILGABOT has been very kind to me. I unlocked my fourth and final job last night, and he was most gracious:

This actually seems like a really useful party, especially now that I’ve moved into Galuf’s world and the stores are starting to stock Hi-Potions. Now I just need to grind up a huge stockpile of gil so that I can throw it at bosses…

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This being my first playthrough of FFV (and it’s nice to think I’ve earned some cash for Child’s Play while I get to enjoy it) I rather naively thought that I might be getting towards the end. Visit the four crystals, get the full set of jobs, get an airship, then, what?

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Exdeath, in his very fetching armour.

Maybe one or two more dungeons, some optional side-quest stuff, but primarily onto the Big Bad’s final dungeon to wrap this thing up, right?

Yeah, no. I doubt now I’m even at the half-way mark. Since arriving in Galuf’s world, Exdeath seems like a much bigger threat and the end seems much further away…

Torchlight 2

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I’ve been playing a lot of Final Fantasy V, but I also want to catch some time in Torchlight 2 over the weekend with Kateri. Having played the first one, I thought it would be a good fit for us so I grabbed a couple of copies while it was part of the Steam summer sale.

Our criteria for a game seems to be:

  • Easy to set up drop-in co-op multiplayer (my internet is somewhat shaky sometimes, and port forwarding is no fun)
  • Either F2P or one-time purchase only. My MMO subscription budget is pretty much maxed out with FFXIV and EVE Online.
  • Quick to get to the fun with minimal book-keeping and faffing about.
  • Some form of co-op play that lets us compliment each other as a team while being present in the world together. As we’re in a long-distance relationship, it’s nice to have a bit of shared space, even when it’s virtual (and often infested with monsters).
  • Fishing. We both like mindless fishing mini-games.

We’ve only played through to around level 15, but so far Torchlight 2 is meeting all of those criteria, and it’s been really fun. I’ve been running around as an Engineer (with a pet alpaca, naturally) and Kateri has been using an Embermage. We might switch things up a bit — I quite like the look of Outlander, and she likes Engineer — but whatever combination we end up on, I can see us sticking with this one for a while.

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