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( Mar. 30th, 2009 11:17 am)
So, some of the folks I play Final Fantasy XI with have caught the Phantasy Star Universe bug and took me with them. Which is a lot like saying some of the folks I huff paint with have caught the crack bug and took me with them.

I'm enjoying the bright, colorfulness of it all, appreciating the novelty compared to the mundanity that FFXI has become over the years and making mental comparisons between PSU and The World from .hack. Wow, there are a lot of them. Why didn't I notice that?

Since it's a science fiction game, I feel a little more comfortable with it than I did with FFXI at first. I know it's a stupid, stupid comparison to make. They're practically the same thing as far as hack and slash RPGs are concerned, but if you give me straight up orcs to kill I'm going to play the game until it wears thin on me. If you dress those same orcs up in tinfoil hats and give them laser axes or something, I'm suddenly going to care a lot more. I don't know why, I'm just crazy, I guess. I'm sure there are people who feel the same way, only they prefer fantasy. It's just a matter of taste.

Plus, I get to be all refferential with my names and do things like naming my characters after science fiction authors. I can only imagine the chewing out I'll get should Harlan Ellison ever discover that I've named a sexy robot girl Har-LAN Ellis-ON.


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