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.