I've mentioned in this blog before that the only game that I love more than Minecraft is Pokémon. It's one of the few parts of my childhood that has not been sullied. Sure the newere generations have things that annoy me, but the same can be said of every generation including the first.

This weekend I purchased Pokémon Conquest. It's a battlefield-style RPG. In many ways it reminds me of a watered-down version of Final Fantasy Tactics, another game I enjoyed greatly.

When I saw watered down, I mean it. In Conquest, Pokémon have one and only one move a piece which makes them use-limited. Their trainers ("warriors") also have a move, but it's a one-per-battle affair. This makes positioning and attacking the mainstay of everything.

There's also a leveling system, but it's annoyingly slow. The game basically tells you when it's time to progress because you get .01% of a level.

I figure I'm about half to two-thirds of the way through the main campaign, so it's also a pretty short game. No doubt there will be a ton of stuff after the main campaign as well, though I don't know if I'll pay through that. In the main series I would, but in a side game... meh.

Despite all of my complaining, I'm actually having a lot of fun with this game. ^_^

What does this have to do with Minecraft? Nothing except for my excuse for not playing it. It's nice to have a different challenge every now and again. Recharges a person and prevents burnout.

It's the 4th of July on Wednesday which in the States (where I am) is a holiday. This means that I might actually have some time to play Pokémon Conquest, and also post Splendid Stones. Finally!

Also... nah, I'm not going to tell anyone yet. It's a secret, and I won't even be able to get started on it for three to five weeks. What happens in that time? That's also a secret. I think you'll all be happy though. I know I will be. ^_^

~ PsychoSupreme 06:52, July 2, 2012 (UTC)

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