11eyes CrossOver fixed up it's speed issue on the Green play-through which was nice because I was getting scared that my JP 360 was dying or something. Shortly after I decided to try out another Japanese title to make sure that it wasn't dying, and that title was The Idolm@ster: Live for You!. Ok here goes a second apology in as many weeks but... what the hell, isn't Idolm@ster some giant thing that entrap men from their early teens up until their 80's... I was somewhat glad to have this one over and done with after 2 sessions. I don't think I would have had that much against it if the button noises weren't tacky and actually something that went with the songs.
I wasn't 100% after the sinus infection that tore me a new one over the past few weeks, so I decided to take Wednesday (shortly after posting the past post) until Sunday night off, just to relax and hope that some time away from the screen would help, it didn't. At least the fevers and headaches have subsided enough to allow me to function... a little...
Being that this was to be my first Bean Dive, I wanted to go all in "No Half Measures" style dropping close to 100 games before starting. This didn't happen due to a rather serious infection that rendered me unable to do anything for 5 days. While in a semi-lucid but still feverous state on the final day of registration I jumped on and ended my dive thinking that was the way it worked. A day later I logged on to see people were still popping games, it was then that I realised my mistake, that I'd closed the dive prematurely. After all the work to get there, I'd set myself back 8.31%.
April's GWG features two easy to complete games in the form of The Witness and Cars 2. Considering that I've been eying off a few of the later Assassin's Creed games, AC: Syndicate being in the later half of the month may have twisted my arm to purchase AC: Unity (currently for sale this week in the Fall Sale). Overall I think that this is a decent GWG line up for April.
I don't know why I jumped back into playing Diablo 3 (don't get me wrong, I love the game, it's relaxing also), but I've just noticed that I have a fair slog ahead of me if I want to 100% both of the versions. Oh I remember, it was because of Season 13 that I started playing.
In another unsuccessful attempt to find a Pokémon Go Plus (I think there's been a recall of them over here as I saw something about a new version coming out soon) at the Ikebukuro Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo, I jumped back into the Book Off just outside Sunshine City hoping that Ever 17 was still there. It was and I was able to find Muv-Luv there as well. I don't remember if I mentioned the range there or not, but the 360 range has only about 60 or so titles.
Again, this wasn't meant to be a day to collect games, but I'm starting to think that no matter what I do, I'll always be tempted to find a bargain. Today I went off to Daiba to see the giant Unicorn Gundam which did not disappoint. It doesn't matter if you've never seen a Gundam episode (yes that's me), that thing is HUGE and worth the trek over to Daiba.
Today was meant to be all about doing tourist things, so I wasn't really expecting to make this post for a few more days. After a day out looking at Asakusa and the Tokyo Sky Tree (which had a Macross exhibit to my delight... only way you can get me to go up 450m in a tower and keep me there for more than a few seconds), I ducked into TRADER3 and Mandrake since they were close to where I was staying. I managed to walk out of there with a few more from my list.
The targets for today were the two HARD-OFF's out near Mitaka. I'm picking this as the first day because it's close to the Ghibli Museum which I guess is somewhere most people looking for games might also want to see, so if you're planning on going to the museum, then you can also add these to your list of things to go to in the area.
Technically the hunt starts tomorrow, but I thought that I'd just list a few things that I've bought here and there while walking around. One of the first things was a Japanese 360 console. I had spotted one for ¥5,960 in a Book-Off near Sunshine City, Ikebukuro but by the time I got back to it with cash it was gone (so much for the Xbox doesn't sell well in Japan comments, but then again a Brisbane Tekken player later told me that with the amount of foreign players here for EVO, games and hardware was disappearing fast as he had lost a stick the same way). I did end up getting another in a Book-Off in Akihabara on the way back to base for ¥6,000.