Yes, I know I’ve been gone for over a week. Do I care? No. Let me tell you why. Xenosaga 2.

Anyone who has heard of me knows I’ve been waiting for Xenosaga 2. I imagine when people talk about me, they go, “My friend Brian - the one who’s become obsessed with Xenosaga 2 - yadda yadda yadda.” I’ve probably made over seven references to it on the site. That’s how much I was waiting for it to be released.

Well, it came out. And it did not disappoint in the slightest. There were changes, of course. The battle system was overhauled quite a bit, and I think it benefits. Character designs were refined and improved thoroughly. A lot of my questions were answered, and I think only a few are unanswered at this point. Plot twists and turns are exciting and often creative. Really, the game is everything I expected it to be, and I love it. The only qualm was that they altered the leveling system to something less robust/interesting, but I’m fine with the new one. I haven’t gotten around to finishing the game, and I probably won’t be able to this week, but by next week I’m going to knock it out. I’m excited to see how this ends.

What else has been going on? Well, I got a T-Ball set. You won’t hear me stutter when I say that I’m going to make T-Ball happen, because I’m thoroughly dedicated to the idea. I’d like to do it in about two weeks, and hopefully the weather will warm up a bit by then.

Other than that, there’s really not much to report on. I’ve become terribly, terribly busy - I have 4 tests and 2 projects to worry about this week. Work has been rapidly sucking away at my life force, and I’m trying very hard not to become overwhelmed. I’m not sure how well I’m doing.

Mmmmmm, shiny.