Oh, and then I almost got eaten by a huge bird--the same one that I briefly saw on night one, when I declared, "Oh, I'm going to kill that! ...or maybe it'll kill me. Oh."
For the record, Best Bird:
Its head has its own pair of wings for god's sake. What the hell even is this thing?
I did finally get around to advancing the plot some, and finished up Chapter 1. I wouldn't have noticed any different if I hadn't seen Kingsglaive, but I love that scenes from it were added into the game. I really liked the movie, and having its events integrated directly (rather than just some re-make recap) felt very right.
Tonight (?) I'll be heading out for at least one side quest here at the beginning of Chapter 2, then unless I find more hunts my level I'm going to do the next plot quest, which involves meeting up with a person in a place. That's not a spoiler... right? I think I'm okay saying that much.