My Gaming Week in Review (1/22- 1/28)!

My post is a little late this week, sorry about that! I normally like to post my weekly reviews on Sundays, but I had a terrible headache for a couple days that put me behind. Not that I have that much to write about anyway, but let’s see what games I played this week! 🙂

Console

Nintendo Wii U

Michael and I continued to play through Yoshi’s Woolly World. The game is increasing in difficulty a little bit, but nothing we can’t handle! We finished up World 4, which threw some spikes at us as well as some very strange waterfalls, then we faced off in an epic battle against Petey Piranha!

After kicking Petey’s butt, we moved on to World 5. World 5 is an icy, wintery world that is so pretty! Makes me want it to be Christmas again… anyway, check out some screenshots from World 5!

And here’s an adorable snowman and Mega Yarn Yoshi! 🙂

We left off on World 5-6: Up Shuttlethread Pass. I have no idea what that even means, but I guess we’ll find out!

Handheld

Nintendo 3DS

I had time to briefly visit my Animal Crossing New Leaf: Welcome Amiibo town of Tilt this week. Remember last week how Poppy wanted me to come over, then Genji immediately wanted to come over to my house? Well, they both sent me gifts for hanging out with them! Genji sent me a boomerang, while Poppy sent me an azalea bush. Thanks, friends!

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Poppy tried to tell me she was moving away, but I told her hell no. She’s too cute to leave!

Something new is being built on Main Street!What could it be? 😉

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Apples were at a premium at Re-Tail, which was awesome because apples are my native fruit! I immediately ran around and shook all the trees so I could make some easy Bells!

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I also got my town-development permit. Now I can start Public Works Projects!

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Mobile

iPhone

I am still having fun playing Cooking Fever, though it is getting pretty hectic! I still find myself easily confused if I don’t pay close attention to what I’m doing.

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At one point, one of my soda machines broke down! I didn’t know this could happen in the game. Luckily, it was fixed quickly. I wonder if anything else can break…

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I’m enjoying upgrading all my items as well as my actual restaurant. I am now at experience Level 8.

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I left off on Level 31 of the Fast Food Court. Maybe I’ll finish these levels soon so I can play one of the other venues, like the bakery! Here are my current stats:

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As you can see, there’s still a lot of upgrading I can do. This game keeps you busy for awhile, and I like that.

I played just a little bit of Pokémon GO this week. It wasn’t working properly most of the time when I was trying to play, so oh well. I finally evolved my Staryu into a Starmie…

And I caught a Seadra, you guessed it… at work! 🙂 Seadra is the evolution of Horsea, so now I don’t have to worry about evolving the one I have!

I also reached Level 17.

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PC Games

No PC Gaming this week!

Misc.

No Misc. gaming this week!

So, that’s it! Hopefully this new week will bring more gaming adventures for me 😉 Good night!

My Gaming Week in Review (1/15- 1/21)!

Console

Nintendo Wii U

Michael and I played through a bit more of Yoshi’s Woolly World this week. Man I love this game! We currently played up to World 4-7: Yoshi Branches Out.

The levels in World 4 include one with a crazy lunge fish that tries to eat you, an underwater level with very weird physics, and one level where you are swinging on curtains the entire time!

One level that really stuck out to me was World 4-6: Spooky Scraps! Don’t Get Spooked!

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The name of this level made me laugh, but this is one of the most unique and fun levels I have played thus far. Throughout the level, scraps of fabric pass by and reveal walkways and items not seen normally. You can interact with them, but only when you are behind the scraps of fabric as well. Also, when enemies are behind the fabric, they turn into monsters that chase you!

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I believe there are only 5 Worlds in this game, so we are getting close to the end. Maybe we will finish up the game next week!

Handheld

Nintendo DS

I played just a couple levels of The Legendary Starfy this week. I figured out that the whole point of the game is for Starfy to help Bunston recover his lost memories…

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I fought a giant squid (I love Starfy’s expression in this picture!)…

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And I played a level that required me to push large rocks around, which was kind of a pain in the ass!

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I also came across this weird turtle thing, which obviously really freaked poor Starfy and his friend Moe out!

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Nintendo 3DS

I visited my Animal Crossing New Leaf: Welcome amiibo town of Tilt this week to see what my villagers were up to! Frank had something really philosophical to say….

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while Julian told me about one of his strange hobbies!

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I met Eloise, who just moved into town.

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Poppy invited me over to her house. I hung out on her sofa for a minute.

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Immediately after I left Poppy’s house, Genji wanted to come visit my house!

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I decided to check in with Isabelle to see what my approval rating was. To my surprise, I was already at 100%! I didn’t think I really did much to earn it, but hey, I’m not complaining!

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I visited the campground, and Gulliver was my visitor for today. Love the beachy theme in his RV!

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Believe it or not, I still have yet to see it snow in this game. What gives?!?

Mobile

iPhone

I played a game called Cooking Fever this week. I’ve had it on my phone for awhile, but I haven’t played it in quite some time. As you can see from my map below, I only have one restaurant open- the Fast Food Court!

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Cooking Fever is basically a time management game where customers come up and try to buy items, and it’s up to you to fulfill their orders in a timely manner. At first, it’s pretty easy, but the later levels can get pretty challenging.

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After playing a little bit, I unlocked the Sports Bar and the Bakery! I haven’t played either of these yet, as I want to finish all the levels in the Fast Food Court first.

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I am currently on Level 23, and it’s getting pretty tough! The customer’s requests are getting more intricate, and I find myself getting confused easily, haha! It’s a fun game though, and quite addicting. Right now, I’m at experience Level 6.

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I also played a little bit of Pokémon GO this week. I didn’t do much, but I finally got enough candies to evolve my Meowth into a Persian!

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I then made Caterpie my buddy. I need a few more candies from it to get the final evolution (Butterfree). It’s so cute on my shoulder! 🙂

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Also, I came across this bad boy at work! It kind of blends into the shelf a little bit.

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I had no Pokéballs, so I couldn’t even try to catch it! However, its CP was pretty high, so my efforts probably would have been in vain anyway.

PC

Steam

As I mentioned in my previous post, I played Stardew Valley this week. I pretty much wrote about everything I did, so I don’t need to repeat it here! However, here are a couple additional screenshots from my gameplay this week! Here we have a nice, rainy day…

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a very weird, mysterious message from my grandpa…

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and a cozy fire in my room!

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Here are my current objectives. Right now it’s the 8th of Spring, Year 1.

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Misc.

No misc. gaming consoles this week!

That’s all for my gaming adventures this week! See ya!

My Gaming Week in Review (1/08- 1/14)!

I haven’t done it in a little while, but I thought I’d bring back My Gaming Week in Review for the new year! I always enjoyed writing this type of summary post, and it helps me keep track of my gaming! Let’s see if I can keep up with this on a regular basis- I tend to be awfully flighty, haha! 😉

First, though, I want to say thank you to The Shameful Narcissist who has so nicely awarded me with a blogging award called The Sunshine Blogger Award! 🙂 I’m so excited to receive another reward! I have a couple more blog posts planned, and then I will post all about it!

So, let’s get to what I played this week!

Console

Wii U

Michael and I continued playing Yoshi’s Woolly World this week. We both love this game! It’s so cute and vibrant. Here are some screenshots from World 2:

This level’s name really cracked me up for some reason:

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Although the “Blargg” was a very rude creature who kept trying to attack me and push me into the lava! I remember those jerks from Yoshi’s Island…

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The best part about World 2, though, was POOCHY!

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I love Poochy! Here’s a few more screenshots of him just being awesome!

So we then moved on to World 3…

And we knitted together a few more Yoshis, but I’ll get better pics of them later! We left off on World 4-1, so I’m sure we will continue on with our adventure this week!

Handheld

Nintendo DS

Something I do every now and then is play an “easy” game before bed. Something I don’t have to spend a lot of time or effort on but that is still fun. I decided to resurrect this idea and play a game that is cute, simple, and one that I never played all the way through- The Legendary Starfy!

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This game is so adorable. I previously only played through the first 3 levels (shame on me!) so I just started a new game. Despite being underwater most of the time, the controls are actually pretty easy.

Plus, Starfy is just so HAPPY. I mean, just look at the joy on his face when he does something as simple as jump in the air!

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Ironically, I left off where I did before, but I don’t plan on stopping here! I want to play the game through this time, even if I just play one level before bed at night. In the meantime, enjoy Starfy in his beachwear outfit and sunglasses!

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Nintendo 3DS

As you probably figured from my last entry, I also played some Tomodachi Life this week. After doing those pictures with my Grampy, I decided to check in on my islanders, many of whom told me they hadn’t seen me in 3 months! Oops!

Anyway, one of the first things I noticed was that Kevin was sad that he and Marge had broken up. He replayed a montage of good times in his head, and it took me forever to get him out of his mopey mood!

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However, not more than 15 minutes later, Jason begged Marge to be with him. Frank (Grampy!) tried to say he loved her more, but she still went with Jason. Kevin who?

Also, Dani attempted to hook up with Steve, but he stood her up at the cafe. That bastard!

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I found Isabella’s super all-time favorite food…

As well as Skye’s worst-ever food!

And Steve, paying no mind to Dani’s broken heart, wanted some clothes to “up his cool factor.” I found an outfit that said just that in the clothing store, and he loved it!

So, things are just as quirky as ever on Crickie Island. Never a dull moment there!

Mobile

I didn’t do any mobile gaming this week!

PC

Steam

I FINALLY bought and started playing Stardew Valley this week! I have been wanting this game for quite some time, but was holding out for the Wii U version. Once that got cancelled, I decided to buy it on Steam. I’m going to do a First Impressions post of this soon, so stayed tuned for that. But here’s what the adorable icon looks like on my desktop! 😉

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Misc.

Retro Machine

Finally, I played a little bit of my Retro Machine that Michael got me for my birthday last year! For those that aren’t familiar, it’s a cute little tabletop arcade system with 200 games built in! I’ve played some of the games, but not all of them. I want to eventually play through all of them, so I started right at the top with F-22!

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F-22 is a pretty cool little shooter. It’s kind of like a mix between Space Invaders and Galaga, and its difficulty is pretty unforgiving.

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At one point, I did get to a boss…

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but right after I took that picture, I died, and I had to start the level ALL OVER. Bullshit! Oh well. Still fun though!

So those were my gaming adventures this week! See ya!

Thanks, Tomodachi Life!

We laid my Grampy to rest yesterday. While it definitely is not easy to accept the fact that he is gone, there is at least one place where he is immortalized in the gaming world. That place is Crickie Island, my family’s virtual home in Tomodachi Life!

Here, Grampy will be forever hanging out with everyone, free to do what he wants! Here he is striking a pose with one of his signature phrases…

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Here he is with my grandma…

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His 6 children…

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His 7 grandchildren…

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And his 5 great-grandchildren!

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I wanted to pose him with all of our spouses too, but it only let me put a certain number of people in each photo even though it was a “group shot.” Ugh!

Anyway, playing this game and seeing him alive and well in it actually brings me some happiness because I can actually see aspects of his personality in his Look-Alike! It’s not the same as being with the real person, of course, but knowing that I can at least visit him in this virtual world whenever I want makes me feel just a little bit better.

First Impressions: Fantasy Life!

I really, REALLY want to clear out some of my backlog this year, so I’m getting started right away by playing games I’ve bought but haven’t even touched yet! Some of my games are still packed away so I decided a portable game would be best to start with for now. I settled on Fantasy Life, and game for the 3DS that I bought some time ago. It was still sealed in its wrapper and everything. Sad! I’ve been interested in Fantasy Life for awhile. I love how you can choose a Life for yourself (the game capitalizes the “L” in Life, so I will too!), build that Life up, then switch to a completely different path! This seems like it will keep things very fresh and exciting. I know how I am, and I’m sure I’ll eventually want to master all 12 different Life paths. I’m a glutton for punishment, I know!

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The title screen…

The game starts out with a surprisingly robust character customization screen. I spent quite a bit of time trying out all the different facial features, eyes, hair colors, etc. on my character. Of course, I modeled her after myself. I seem to have an issue making random characters! Right away, the game asked me to choose my Life path. After thinking long and hard about it, I decided to become a Mercenary first. It just sounds cool!

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Allegiance to none… haha, me likey!

After a short introduction to the land of Reveria, the game began with me falling out of my bed. My nosy landlady was concerned for me, then she said I needed to check the mail. Okaayyy lady! Talk about random!

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Mind your business, PAM.

I received a letter from the King, telling me to come see him after I had received my Mercenary license.

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With that, the Prologue began!

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I went to the Guild office and got my novice Mercenary license from a guy who seemed snarky and weird. Oh well.

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I’m not talking to you ever again if I can help it, loser!

With license in hand, I started to make my way to the castle. However, I ran into a butterfly that was being bullied by two dim-witted assholes!

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These idiots are bullying an insect. Just let that fact sink in.

I decided to help the butterfly, and the jerks searched my pockets and took my candy. Seriously.

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If I’m a mercenary, why couldn’t I just chop their heads off or something?

The butterfly was happy I helped her (um, at least I think its a her? I’m just going to keep typing that unless I’m proven otherwise). She then left me to go up to the castle, so I followed suit. When I got there, however, the guards told me I was dressed sloppy and couldn’t see the king like that!

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So passive- aggressive! 

Meanwhile, the butterfly was being told she couldn’t see the King because they didn’t allow insects inside. She tried to play it cool because she knew me, but they weren’t letting either of us inside. I literally have no idea what’s going on here…

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The butterfly then had the sneaky idea of turning herself into a bowtie and attaching herself to my clothes. That way, I would be more “dressed up” and she could see the King inconspicuously.

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Surprisingly, this scheme worked, and I met the King. He leaves a lot to be desired.

He basically congratulated me on choosing a Life path, then gave me 300 Dosh (the game’s currency).

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With that, the Prologue was complete!

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After I exited the castle, the butterfly was going to go off on her own. However, she really wanted to just stick close to me, so I told her she could. She was so excited!

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After that, I ended my game for the night.

Conclusion:

This game is cute so far. The story is a little weird, and I don’t know what a random talking butterfly has to do with anything, but I’ll just run with it! The graphics are a little choppy, but that doesn’t really bother me. I’m anxious to see what happens when I actually start performing tasks as a Mercenary!

First Impressions: Animal Crossing New Leaf: Welcome Amiibo!

I actually had some time over the holidays to dive into Animal Crossing New Leaf: Welcome amiibo for the 3DS, which I was really happy about! I was happy to have the opportunity to start fresh and see firsthand how the Welcome amiibo updates were incorporated into New Leaf!

After answering a few questions for Rover, I stepped off the train and into my new town of Tilt! (Fun fact: Tilt is the name of the arcade my husband and I met at almost 14 years ago!)

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Despite telling these cute but hard-headed animals that I was NOT their mayor, they wouldn’t listen to me, and I became the mayor anyway. My new secretary, Isabelle, told me I needed to become a resident before I did anything else.

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I found my pal Tom Nook, who set up a tent for me to camp out in until I had enough to make a down payment on a house. Dude, if I’m the mayor, you should treat me a little better than that! Asshole…

Anyway, after that, I planted a tree and officially become the mayor of Tilt!

I then met my new villagers: Poppy, Purrl, Ruby, Tucker, and Genji.

I got a present in the mail from Nintendo, but it was just the instruction manual for the game. Thanks?

I also learned more about MEOW coupons, which you get by completing certain town initiatives like the one below:

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You can then trade coupons for items at the campground, which is run by a cool dude named Harvey!

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I love the hippie vibe! I’ve had several campers, including Pavé, Zipper T. Bunny, Blanca, Jack, Saharah and Franklin! I haven’t scanned any villager cards just yet.

Since it’s winter, I’ve been making snow people every day, even though this tends to happen:

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I didn’t drop that in the pond- a dung beetle pushed it in there! Those things can be so annoying sometimes.

I also found Wisp’s lamp, so I can summon him whenever I want! He’s so cute.

I’ve had several new villagers quickly move in, including Frank, Pashmina, and Julian, with Eloise on her way!

I’ve also managed to fall in a few pitfalls… rude!

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I didn’t get to participate in the New Year’s celebration, but I did visit Isabelle and Crazy Redd earlier in the day, and I got a snazzy New Year’s hat to help celebrate!

Last night when I played, the Northern Lights were quite stunning.

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Oh, and one last thing… Nookling Junction has yet to sell a damn slingshot, so I’ve had many balloons go sailing right past my head! 😦

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Conclusion:

I have nothing but praise for this game! I am really enjoying my new town, and I love all the new features that were added to the game. The campground is probably my favorite addition, because you never know who is going to show up each day! I’m so glad my husband got this game for me! 🙂

Revisiting Disney Magical World!

One thing you probably know about me by now is the fact that I will give pretty much any game a chance, regardless of genre, critical reception, etc. I don’t shy away from games just because they are targeting a “specific audience,” so I’m always keeping my eyes open for new games to play!

One game I definitely would not have sought out on my own accord is Disney Magical World for the 3DS. I’m not a big Disney fan, despite the fact that I grew up in Orlando with Disney World only about 30 minutes from my house! Nevertheless, about a year and a half ago I was browsing some Animal Crossing forums and someone had mentioned Disney Magical World. They said it was a super fun game with elements similar to Animal Crossing and they liked it even though they weren’t a fan of Disney or Disney characters!

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I didn’t think I would enjoy this game, but I love it!

Naturally, this statement piqued my interest, so I looked it up online and decided I wanted to buy the game! It had been out for a little while before I heard of it, so it wasn’t really in too many stores. My husband found it at Gamestop and surprised me with it, which I thought was awesome! I played the hell out of that game- and enjoyed every second of it! It’s a Disney game without being too “Disney”- there are Disney characters in it, yes, but they are all part of a bigger story. You could play this game with no knowledge of Disney characters and simply feel like you are in a strange and wonderful world filled with both human and animal characters alike. There are so many different objectives to complete and so many items to collect, this game will keep you busy for a long time!

After playing it for a little while, I switched off to a different game, which is something I do quite often! 🙂 Last weekend, though, I decided to give Disney Magical World some love once more! The first thing I noticed was that I hadn’t played the game since September 2015, which is pretty lame!

I left off having 45 stickers- so technically I am not even halfway done with the game yet. I l have a long way to go!

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Wow, I still have a long way to go…

The first thing I did was put on a Christmas T-shirt 🙂

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Cute!

I was a little out of practice with the game, so I decided to start playing through all of the episodes I had already beaten in each of the worlds (Cinderella, Winnie the Pooh, Aladdin, Alice in Wonderland, and Pirates of the Caribbean). So far I’ve worked my way through Cinderella and some of Winnie the Pooh. One of the Cinderella episodes pissed me off because it had a really annoying glitch. I defeated some enemies and was trying to pick up this gem:

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But every time I got near it, it would disappear! Then I would walk away, and it would come back! Uggh!!!

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I’ve also been busy trying to collect as many items as I can, which earned me this sticker:

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Apparently this was a “secret” sticker. Snazzy!

I also managed to craft a Well Made Rod, which is pretty cool! I had to grind a little bit for the items needed to make it, so it took a little bit of time.

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I did earn a couple more stickers, but I didn’t take any screenshots- and I totally thought I did. I guess I was half asleep when I was playing or something! Anyways, I’m really into this game right now, so I’m sure I’ll write more about my adventures 🙂

Oh yeah, I guess I should mention- I really do want Disney Magical World 2, so it would be great if I could finish this one first! 😉 I’ll at least try to complete all the episodes in every world, then focus on collecting the rest of the items I need. We’ll see if I actually do that or if I just end up getting the game and playing them both at the same time! 😉