It came today~
The expected arrival date was Monday, but it made it here early~ (My mom even sent me a text at work because she knew I was waiting for it, but alas, I never check my phone at work, so I didn't find out until I got home.)
Needless to say, I hooked everything up immediately, and -- it all worked perfectly! (Well, it damn well should, I bought a brand new one this time, haaa.)
So, after the laborious process of setting everything up and updating (had to update TWICE, once to play Graces, once to merely access PSN) and waiting on the thunderstorm that was rumbling overhead, I got to play a small slice of Graces tonight.
Well, I've already played it in Japanese, so nothing was very surprising, haha~ But it has been a year. I'm only in the first few hours, in the children's arc. The children's voices are passable. Little Hubert (in general, not the voice) is just ... so .... MOOEEEEEEE! *_* Seriously. He's adorable. I would be pinching his cheeks too lol. Sophie is adorable too, of course. She cracks me up. Asbel is a little ruffian and I feel kind of bad for little sickly Cheria (Cheria: "You want to become a knight and move away?!" Asbel: "Yeah! Oh, do you wanna come live with me when you grow up?" Cheria: "YES! *Asbel walks off* *cough cough* ... I hope I grow up ...") And Richard just showed up~ Aww, Richard! So insecure T_T Don't worry, darling, you will grow up to be sexy and fabulous~
*ahem* Yes, I don't expect you to understand all of that; I just needed to fangirl a bit. I am extremely fond of Graces' cast. It's nearly impossible to choose a favorite between Richard, Sophie, and Hubert. (Pascal too! I didn't mention Pascal because she hasn't shown up yet!) It reminds me a bit of Eternia in terms of the cast ... the rash main character, the slightly naggy but well-meaning childhood friend, the "weak" one who can kick butt when he tries, the purple-twin-tailed girl who is a little "different," the elegant swordsman with long blond hair ... the crazy inventor and older dude. Haha. (Sorry, Chat and Max, I like Pascal and Malik waaay better than you.) Of course, these are not the same characters. They are similar "types," but very distinct unto themselves. Which is probably why I love the Tales games so much, haha.
Anyway. I know what I'll be doing tomorrow~