It happens every December. Life gets busier and hobby work gets put to the side. Since we're in January though, DT can come back into development again instead of an hour here and there.
I'm nearly done with one of the endgame levels and I've been developing it for the last 3 weeks, where normally a level like this would take about 3-4 days. (When I say days, I mean the evenings that I work on the game.)
There's one more major level/event in Chapter 19 and then it's onto the final segment of the game, which isn't very big.
Chapter 19 has been interesting to make like I thought it would. Videogame like stuff, I've done a lot of things with it that I normally don't do. I tend to stay away from 'points of no return', but it has them in quite a lot of places. (In comparison to what I normally do.) They're all temporary of course, but I tend to shy away from those.
In a very 'not in the spirit of the game', achievements are possible to miss completely as some of them are in one-time only events. They don't unlock anything and they're more of an odd acknowledgement of 'you did this goofy thing', so I'm cool with that. (They're hidden in a submenu anyway, signifying that they aren't that important. There's probably some unintentional message there, but probably not, and no one should really read into that.)
I finally have a 3DS. (One that is mine instead of playing on other people's DSs.) Only game I've got is Fantasy Life, which reaffirms the very reason I don't play MMOs. (Aside from Planetside.) That is they tend to have addictive qualities that have you running about doing stupid shit. It's an interesting game that is actually quite fun though. I wouldn't play it as much as I do if Jeremy wasn't playing along with me. And having 3 people in a game doing random crap is humorous and feels rather game breaking.
We've put in a lot of time already and I'm 100% sure we could easily complete the rest of the story quests with our current gear. I don't really know what was the 'intended' method to play, but we play all the classes to nearly as far as they can go before we touch a story mission.
I don't care much for the plot itself, but the writing has humor word play the entire time. Which brings in this weird thing of putting up with the plot to get to more gameplay, but also reading it to see all the wonky writing. (Even if it is way too wordy sometimes.) I'm hoping Nintendo makes a Fantasy Life 2 in the future and does a ton more with the game, specifically putting more focus on multiplayer.
Gonna probably get that Link Between Worlds game next because I only played some of it. Definitely before 'The Legend of Zelda: Elder Scrolls Edition' is out in November. Oh man, and Konami says that Metal Gear 5 is out Quarter 1 this year. Maybe DT3 will be done before Mother 4 is finished... I have a huge list of games that I've put aside too.
If you read this thinking, 'What did I just read? Why is this constructed like this? Where is the word flow?' Then you're doing it right and I should probably go past a first draft with this.