G'ah, one of them needs all of the items. That damn Dragon's Spleen is impossible to get.

And I managed to get it. The walkthru's giving the strategy for this item were misleading and a bit off.

Anyway...

**Warriors Orochi 2** (PS2)

I'm now doing the dubious task of raising proficiency of all 93 characters, and I still have to get one yet.

Koei was really evil with proficiency in this game, I liked it better in the first one.

At least they left you with a map where you could raise it 5 levels each go, but damn it's still annoying (max proficiency is 50, btw).

again

Here's the breakdown of the proficiencies, starting with Shu:

Zhao Yun - 10, Guan Yu - 19, Zhang Fei - 3, Zhuge Liang - 7, Liu Bei - 50, Ma Chao - 10, Huang Zhong - 4, Jiang Wei - 3, Wei Yan - 3, Pang Tong - 4, Yue Ying - 3, Guan Ping - 12, Xing Cai - 5

Wei:

Xiahou Dun - 50, Dian Wei - 7, Xu Zhu - 4, Cao Cao - 50, Xiahou Yuan - 23, Zhang Liao - 25, Sima Yi - 3, Xu Huang - 4, Zhang He - 4, Zhen Ji - 25, Cao Ren - 2, Cao Pi - 7, Pang De - 4

Wu:

Zhou Yun - 5, Lu Xun - 4, Taishi Ci - 50, Sun Shang Xiang - 18, Sun Jian - 9, Sun Quan - 50, Lu Meng - 3, Gan Ning - 22, Huang Gai - 21, Sun Ce - 8, Da Qiao - 3, Xa Qiao - 2, Zhou Tai - 50, Ling Tong - 3

"Other" 1:

Diao Chan - 5, Lu Bu - 12, Dong Zhuo - 2, Yuan Shao - 3, Zhang Jiao - 9, Meng Huo - 4, Zhu Rong - 50, Zuo Ci - 50

"Other" 2:

Orochi - 36, Da Ji - 50, Taigong Wang - 3, Sun Wukong - 50, Fu Xi - 21, Nu Wa - 50, Yoshitsune Minamoto - 50, Kiyomori Taira - 3, Himiko - 50

Samurai 1:

Yukimura Sanada - 4, Keiji Maeda - 17, Nobunaga Oda - 50, Mitsuhide Akechi - 9, Goemon Ishikawa - 7, Kenshin Uesugi - 3, Oichi - 3, Okuni - 3, Kunoichi - 7, Magoichi Saika - 4, Shingen Takeda - 5, Masamune Date - 4

Samurai 2:

No - 3, Hanzo Hattori - 3, Ranmaru Mori - 19, Hideyoshi Toyotomi - 50, Yoshimoto Imagawa - 2, Tadakatsu Honda - 20, Ina - 50, Ieyasu Tokugawa - 50, Mitsunari Ishida - 24, Nagamasa Azai - 3, Sakon Shima - 50

Samurai 3:

Yoshihiro Shimazu - 4, Ginchiyo Tachibana - 19, Kanetsugu Naoe - 2, Nene - 9, Kotaro Fuma - 4, Musashi Miyamoto - 22, Toshiie Maeda (Vegeta!) - 50, Motochika Chosokabe - 35, Gracia - 5, Kojiro Sasaki - 3, Katsui Shibata - 2

To unlock this level, you need 2730 total proficiency, and this total is still 1200 short...

again

I got a few more levels, but put the game down again. On to bigger and brighter things!

**Metroid Prime 2: Echoes** (GC)

I'm not very far right now. I've been to the dark world, and got the space jump boots. I saved and fought Dark Samus...and promptly got my ass handed to me.

I have 2 energy tanks and 10 missiles.