Monday, November 26, 2012

Oh Hey Seagate!

First of all...I am deeply disappointed with my Buffalo MiniStation external HD. It's just 1 year old plus and it died once in June this year and nao it died again for the second time and for the last time yesterday. Don't even try to ask me about the warranty coz I don't even know how long is the warranty since I've already throw the box away ever since I was to leave M'sia for Indonesia few months back. (Too much luggage so little hand...)

What's worst was the fact that even my old Seagate is still alive after many many many years while the "young" Buffalo MiniStation just poof liddat. And twice on the same year at that...Shall never ever buy Buffalo brand again. Maybe there's that possibilities that I happen to get the defect one among so many others produced...But meh...once is enough of trying when it comes to hardisk. *sobs*

Therefore yesterday I went to research for new external HD. It comes down to either Seagate Backup Plus or Western Digital My Passport. Although there's not much diff in between these two and that these two brand are also famous for their HD, but in the end I opt for Seagate coz I read from somewhere that it's more future proof. It has USB 3.0, Firewire and also Thunderbolt whereas WD My Passport only comes with the USB 3.0. Hmm...although I'm not using either Firewire or Thunderbolt for nao, I still think that there's no harm in getting it since I'm planning to buy new laptop soon. So in case you don't bother about a HD that is future-proof, you can go for WD My Passport HD. Price wise these both doesn't differ much. At least here in Jakarta the difference is only about 20-30. So yeah...see which interest you more.

Front Packaging

I'm loving the box material so so much. I love the matte feel to it though I don't know what's the use since it'll just sit forever in one of my drawer...LOL. But still I can't help but to compliment on the box material...hohoho.

Back view

The hardisk

Loving the design as well as the texture on the HD. It looks so elegant and much more beautiful compared to my old Seagate HD. Currently am very satisfied with it...Hopefully this feeling will last. Hehe...and has the ability to backup your Facebook pictures too...But since I'm not interested to store my Facebook pictures onto my HD, so guess I'll skip on the apps for that...

Bye for now...gonna format the HD before using...Good night!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Tales of Graces F

It's been too long since I last updated so I thought of updating a lil bit on my side. But honestly I've nothing interesting happening so far. Pretty lame, huh?

But oh...I've finished playing Disgaea 1 on Playstation 2. Used to love that game alot. Played halfway but wasn't able to continue it since I only go back to my hometown like once a year for a short duration of...say...1 week?? So was a happy thing to be able to complete the game this time around. In fact I'm continuing the series! Disgaea 2 of course! Hopefully I can finish this soon too so I can move forward and catch up with Disgaea 3 and Disgaea 4. Fyi I get the normal ending for Disgaea 1. *sobs*

Other than that, bro recently bought a new game for Playstation 3 platform. It's called Tales of Graces F. Dunno if any of you have played any of the Tales series or not. I'd say that it's definitely one of the game RPG lovers would love to play. For me it's a yes...haha. Suikoden, Final Fantasy, Disgaea, Yakuza, Tales series and Star Ocean (Yep...some is not RPG). Though recently I'm pretty disappointed with Final Fantasy and Star Ocean. Somehow it feels like the game move to a different direction and didn't capture my interest that much except the fact that I once love the series and it feels like a must to follow it to the end. Hopefully the next one would be better much.

For the Tales of Graces F, bro bought the limited edition one which came with a couple of things. Basically the game of course, OST, behind the scene, art book and a DLC where you can download extra costume for the characters.

Was anticipating to see a hard cover art book since I saw somewhere that it comes in hard cover. So all the time have been thinking that the cover would be as thick as Harry Potter's novel hard cover standard but it's not. It looks more like soft cover to me! *sobs* Guess I shouldn't expect much since the price costs around 50 dollars? (Perhaps that amount is too little to have them provide hard cover...haha I dunno)

The Box

What's included inside

Limited Edition Trailer

Some of the scene inside the game

Been playing this game for about 3 days and I'm liking it so far. It wasn't as hard as the previous one I've played. The dungeons are pretty short and easy too! If I must add...the tricky puzzle aren't that hard to solve.  Unlike the 1st Tales series which bro played back then. Once he got stuck at some place for quite some time and I was busy drawing diagram to solve the puzzle in order to proceed with the game. Haha...acting like some kind of awesome tactician whenever I was able to solve it...LOL!

Gameplay is good....I really enjoy the "title" thing. I love going to the towns too...Once love the sensation of reaching town in Final Fantasy but wasn't able to enjoy it in the recent ones...but thanks to Tales of Graces that I manage to recall that happy feeling again.

Played normal difficulties and most of the boss battle I didn't use any life bottle to resurrect dead allies. Except for the last 2 boss which I fought recently where I did use a couple bottles in order to win. LOL! So yeah...basically the first half boss battle wasn't that hard...not too sure bout the second half...shall see...

Main page

Some scene

Ah!! One more thing! We can change our characters costume as well as accessories. As what you can see in the picture above, I applied watermelon on the characters head to which I decided to take off it later on coz it made me hard to feel the atmosphere of the conversation since my eyes keep looking on the watermelons on the characters head. It's just to distracting. LOL! 


Above is the video showing the costumes that we are able to obtain inside the game. Heard that we can have many other costume like Hatsune Miku , Code Geass, etc. Unfortunately money is needed to do guess I'll just have to make do with the costumes available inside the game...OTL

More scenes of other characters with watermelons on

See how odd to have dem watermelons on?

If you notice, all of the pictures were mostly with watermelons on the character head. That's because I've just got that accessories and that watermelon happens to be the first accessories. LOL!

Anyway, I gotta say that I'm liking the game and am DEFINITELY looking forward to their other Tales series which called Tales of Xillia. Though I'm hoping that they'll maintain the Japanese voice over and just add the english subtitles rather than to have English dub. That way I can enjoy what the Japanese gamers enjoy and plus I can learn the language! Hohoho~


As for the theme song for Tales of Graces F, it's BoA's White Wishes...Nice song but the eng version sounds odd...In terms of the's kinda different than the Jap version. Nevertheless I love the tune and definitely BoA's angelic voice~ *smiles*

BoA - White Wishes
(Jap Version)