Argent Omnibus: January 2015

Welcome to the first Argent Omnibus in the new year!

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Objective: Impossible

(Originally written on October 31st of 2014.)

In my last bit of writing, I talked about valuing your time and respecting others’ appreciation of their time. I mentioned my status as an outlier in that way, with my free time being so consistently abundant that in both August and September of this year, a week transpired where I played the game that had captivated me at the time, on average, ten hours a day.

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Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World – Dusk of the Monster King

(Originally written in May of 2014.)

[Spoiler warning for Tales of Symphonia and Dawn of the New World]

As a fan of Tales of Symphonia several years past its release, I was surprised to hear that it was getting a sequel, and dismayed to hear it was subpar. After the friend who had introduced me to Symphonia had played it, he had generally positive feelings about it, though not to the extent he did the original. In the HD rerelease 6 years later, I finally got a chance to try it myself, and it left me as conflicted as I’d feared.

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