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Fire Emblem and Waifus

Never have I ever played a Fire Emblem title before. My husband played Awakening a few years back and loved it. Every day he would tell me which couples got together, which kid got which stats etc… Sounded like a soap opera more than a game.

When Nintendo announced that this year they would release 2 different family lines to the same story, I knew I had to try out the game. My husband walked me through the basics, he explained the leveling and breeding for stats and I caught on pretty quickly. I restarted the game twice because of breeding and stats but it was worth it.

I played Birthright while the husband played Conquest. I really loved playing Birthright – the Hoshido side was so pretty and very Japanese in style and music. Conquest was a bit more European.


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I finished the game in about 2 weeks but now there is a 3rd version of the story where you pick neither side. I just bought it and started to play that. Lovely game and art. I am a new fan of the series.

Now I am 35 weeks pregnant and probably won’t be playing as much as we get closer to our little girl’s debut. Capcom announced a new Monster Hunter and Microsoft announced a new Gears of War game. Ah well, not sure how to balance family and gaming yet.

New Animal Crossing

I told myself I wouldn’t upgrade my 3DS…my husband preordered the Monster Hunter XL bundle earlier this year and I swore that I wouldn’t get seduced by the “new” 3DS. Then something happened…an Animal Crossing bundle. Not only a cute bundle but it was the smaller “new” 3DS with the interchangeable face plates.

Damn my love for cuteness. Look at this thing!!!

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The game itself is cute but I am actually really obsessed with the uploading of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 onto the eshop! Oh memories – Sonic 2 and the Sega Genesis was a magical time in my life! Kudos to Nintendo and the eshop for adding old school beloved games for download!


In 1993, Dad surprised us with a Sega Genesis. We never asked for electronics – we couldn’t afford them. So, receiving a game system was a HUGE surprise! At the time we didn’t realized he bought more so he could play Desert Strike. I would wake up hours before school so I could sneak in some one on one time with the Sega only to find my dad playing the system before work.

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We learned the hard way, growing up with a gamer dad sounded cool but having to share systems was the ultimate test of patience and love. It was no issue sharing systems with my 2 younger sisters, we had great team work with taking turns on a single game. Probably because we shared all our games. Dad was different, he played shooters. He didn’t want to adventure with Aladdin or go exploring with Belle from Beauty and the Beast … he wanted to play war.

Makes me wonder how my husband and I are going to be as gamer parents. Cool…? Regardless all the sharing we had to do with dad, watching him play shooters, looking up hints/walkthroughs and codes – it really was amazing memories that we can smile about! What about our mom, you ask? She was more of an arcade player. I grew up watching her spend countless of quarters and hours to ensure she was top score on a local Mrs. Pac-man game at a burger joint in our hometown.

Anyone else grow up with parents who game? What was your first system? Any games you’re obsessed with at the moment?