Sorry, but I haven't yet shared the information about myself that would typically display here. Check back later to see if that changes, or if I instead choose to remain an enigma.
I haven't checked the blogs in about an hour so hopefully this one didn't get stolen. Maybe I'll do more some other time but I'm done for now.
Point Intersection – Sets the tone for the game. No action so I won’t give it a rating but works better than the first level in Half Life.
A Red Letter Day – Still not an actual level. Once again does a good job at setting the tone and the rendezvous with Kleiner and Barney and Eli Vance was cool.
Route Kanal – A pretty standard level here. Great atmosphere and introduction but pretty average for the most part. Not bad but not one I’ll be replaying too much. 6/10
Haven't listened to much but I'm going to post it anyways.
CONSOLERS OF THE LONELY - The Raconteurs (8)
A PERFECT PLACE - Mike Patton (7) (technically a soundtrack but whatever)
RED ALBUM - Weezer (7)
THIRD - Portishead (7)
PROFESSOR SATCHAFUNKILUS... - Joe Satriani (7)
ACCELERATE - REM (7)
READ EMOTIONAL TRASH - Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks (6)
ROBERT POLLARD IS OFF TO BUSINESS - Robert Pollard (6)
SLEEP THROUGH THE STATIC - Jack Johnson (6)
NARROW STAIRS - Death Cab for Cutie (6)
THE ODD COUPLE - Gnarls Barkley (6)
TROUBLE IN DREAMS - Destroyer (5)
KONK - The Kooks (5)
AT MOUNT ZOOMER - Wolf Parade (5)
GHOSTS I - IV - Nine Inch Nails (5)
VAMPIRE WEEKEND - Vampire Weekend (4)
HERETIC PRIDE - The Mountain Goats (4)
RABBIT HABITS - Man Man (4)
FLOAT - Flogging Molly (4)
It's about time I put this up. Forgot all about it until Genj's post reminded me.
NEON BIBLE - Arcade Fire: 9
ICKY THUMP - White Stripes: 9
SOMEWHERE IN THE BETWEEN - Streetlight Manifesto: 9
GA GA GA GA GA - Spoon: 9
WE WERE DEAD BEFORE THE SHIP EVEN SANK - Modest Mouse: 8
BEYOND - Dinosaur Jr: 8
FEAR OF A BLANK PLANET - Porcupine Tree: 8
STRAWBERRY JAM - Animal Collective: 8
YEAR OF THE CROW - State Radio: 8
MAGIC - Bruce Springsteen: 8
IN RAINBOWS - Radiohead: 8
BLUEFINGER - Frank Black: 8
NO WORLD FOR TOMORROW - Coheed and Cambria: 8
THE MAGIC POSITION - Patrick Wolf: 8
AW II - Ataxia: 8
NEW MOON - Elliott Smith: 7
PERSON PITCH - Panda Bear: 7
ALONE - Rivers Cuomo: 7
OUR LOVE TO ADMIRE - Interpol: 7
MYTH TAKES - !!!: 7
CHALLENGERS - The New Pornographers: 7
It's 2 in the morning so I hope this makes sense.
Every two years or so the review scene seems to change. In 2000 (from what I hear) big paragraphs was what made one great. During the "golden age" in 2002 detailed writing and longer reviews was the way to go. This changed in 2004-2005 when short and to the point was the most effective. My peak was probably 2005 and 2006 because that's my style.
Here's something I realized while reading over some of the critiques thus far:
DirectX 10 screenshots
I cannot wait.
I was going to go to Times Square this year to watch the ball drop, but I'm way too lazy. So I'm here making another list!
Here are the reviews I wrote in 2006, starting with the earliest. I've been semi-retired for about 4 months now, but hopefully I'll come up with something new soon.
A quick review for a quick game. That's all.
Super Mario RPG
A much needed rewrite of an old review from late 2002 for an overrated game. At least it beats the old one (I hope).
I still haven't listened to 2-3 albums that I wanted to, but I doubt they will seriously impact this list.
Eisenhower - The Slip: 9
Return to Cookie Mountain - TV on the Radio: 9
Stadium Arcadium - Red Hot Chili Peppers: 9
Black Holes and Revelations - Muse: 9
Game Theory - The Roots: 8
Us Against the Crown - State Radio: 8
Ys - Joanna Newsom: 8
Hip Hop is Dead - Nas: 8
I am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass - Yo La Tengo: 8
Close Calls with Brick Walls - Andrew WK: 8
Gang of Losers: The Dears: 8
Silent Shout - The Knife: 8
Whatever people say... - Arctic Monkeys: 8
Citrus - Asobi Seksu: 8
The Loon - Tapes N Tapes: 8 (2005)
As Far as the Eye Can See - People in Planes: 8
Peeping Tom - Peeping Tom: 7
Super Colossal: Joe Satriani: 7
A Matter of Life and Death - Iron Maiden: 7