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The final ten hours

After dozens of short bursts of gameplay, I decided I was ready to finish off Radiant Historia and move on to something new.  Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely LOVED Radiant Historia, and consider it to be one of the best RPGs of the past decade (which is funny, when you consider I hadn’t even heard of it a month ago!)  Still, I was ready to leave the world of Stocke and Heiss behind.  I figured that Memorial Day Weekend was the perfect time to go nuts and finish it off.

As of Friday afternoon (May 27th), I had just over 19 hours of time played on my save file.  We had a lot going on this weekend, so I had to multi-task a bit…I spent a couple hours gaming while watching old South Park episodes, then while watching Tales from the Script (look for a review soon), and then while watching Color Me Kubrick.  I took my DS with me any time we went anywhere, sometimes putting in just a few minutes at a time while waiting around at a friend’s place, or while talking with another group of friends, or while walking to the car.  Finally, after what felt like forever, I finished off the game on Sunday night (May 29th) with a total playtime of 30 hours and 25 minutes.  Those final ten hours felt like they took longer than the previous 20!  Insanity!

Time to move on!  I plan on picking up The Witcher 2 at some point, but I felt like I wanted another DS game for now.  After hearing about Takashi Miike working on a Phoenix Wright movie, I decided to go through the whole trilogy.  I’m only at the start of the third case in the first game, but I can already see why this series is so well liked…it’s hilarious, relaxing, and requires nothing more than your own brain to figure everything out.  I know I’m late to the party on this, but I highly suggest checking them out.

A quick note about Radiant Historia’s music

I recently started playing through Radiant Historia, and it’s just as awesome as people said it would be. One thing I’d like to point out though, just in case you weren’t aware of it: the main composer of the music in Radiant Historia is none other than Yoko Shimomura, who’s work can be heard in classic titles like Little Nemo: The Dream Master, Street Fighter II, Breath of Fire, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, the Mario & Luigi series…basically, some of my favorite games ever.  Aside from the awesome retro-yet-modern RPG system, the great visuals, the intriguing storyline, and the wide variety of characters, I’d like to take a moment and recognize just how fantastic the music in this game really is. Make sure you play through this one with some decent headphones, folks.  Look for our full review in the next week or so.