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Monday, June 9, 2014

Republique Free in the App Store; Super Famicom Gaming is Go

I just had a quick post to put up. Two things. First, the other day I got Republique for iOS for free from the US iTunes store. I'm not sure if it is still like that, but I got the impression that it was a limited-time-only kind of thing. I had my eye on that game for a while when it was getting made and it looked really cool, but I didn't want to buy it when it did come out. Heck though, for free I'm happy to download and sit on it until I can get around to playing it. Supposedly it is really good, so if you're inclined give it a look.

Second, I've been playing the heck out of Final Fantasy V on Super Famicom and was thinking I'd like to write something about it when I'm done. I played 4 and 6 when they came out in the US and was absolutely fanatical about them. During the gap between the two I wondered what happened and where the next one was, so right now I'm filling in a gap in my SNES childhood that sort of puts some long-lost puzzle pieces into place. There are a lot of games that only came out in Japan that I have always wanted to play, so now that I have finally gotten off my butt and bought what I need to change the batteries in the cartridges I can finally get to them. Some games I want to play because I haven't seen the original Japanese (like Chronotrigger,  Secret of Mana and FFVI), but others like Front Mission, Romancing SaGa 2 & 3, or the SNES Fire Emblem games never came out in their original format back home. Rather than bumbling through my first experience with SNES-era classics on an emulator, I've waited until I could do them right. It's a project that's a long time in the making and I'm really excited to be moving ahead with it now.

That's something to look out for while I am waiting on my 7th Ed rulebook to arrive. I played a game of 6th the weekend 7th came out (on my birthday, actually. Thanks for remembering, GW!), and it was a great time. Definitely a good way to send off an edition I honestly feel was unnecessary considering it only last two years and wasn't that different from fifth. But until it comes in and I've gotten a chance to read and play with it, I'll be more likely to post about modeling and video games than actual 40k battles.