JoeTheDestroyer

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I write about video games and horror-related items. Also, I wear a hat.


Random Gaming Progress (and regress, unfortunately)
November 07, 2015

Good thing: I've upgraded my computer to 64-bit Windows 10.

Smart thing: I used Steam to backup the games I was playing.

Bad thing: Long and short, the backup failed and I've lost about eight hours of progress that I put into Risen 2. Since then, I've restarted the game and saved in the prologue. I'll probably get back into it once I'm done with Rogue Legacy.

Anyway...


Rogue Legacy (PC)

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Windows 10: Yea or nay?
November 04, 2015

I'm considering making the switch to Windows 10, but I'm not sure if it's worth it. What do you guys think? Go through with it or keep Windows 8?

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I think I've gotten Risen 2's combat system down
October 31, 2015

I recently picked Risen 2: Dark Waters back up after putting it on a back burner. What? Dark Souls and its sequel are more enthralling games. Mostly, this has to do with their combat systems, and the fact that they aren't stupidly designed like Risen 2's.

Okay, I'll admit that it is a bold move. The game eschews the original's battle system, which consists of blocking ad nauseam until an opening presents itself, whereupon you cut loose a flurry of combos until your opponent expires or recovers. Although this sounds like a trite system, it works for the Risen and leads to some pretty decent, simple fights.

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8 horror movies I consider the worst
October 31, 2015

Disclaimer: These are based on my opinion and are not official or canonical in anyway. It's not like I'm a professor of bad horror movies at some university or a major contributor to the genre, so it would be awfully arrogant of me to seriously call these "the worst."

The way I see it, there are three kinds of bad horror movies:

1) Good-Bad: Films that are so bad they're great. Rawhead Rex and Troll 2 are a prime examples of this.

2) "Cute" Bad: Horror movies everyone considers to be the worst and definitely are bad, but are don't hold a candle to the most abysmal entries. Pretty much any bad horror movie can go here. No, I don't feel Seed People and Contamination .7 are the worst horror movies around. You be trippin'.

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Random Gaming Progress of October
October 27, 2015

I think I can keep this one pretty short and sweet.

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (PS4)- As I mentioned before, I polished this one off. I've considered rebooting my file and taking on the two bosses I missed, but I probably won't get around to that any time soon. Getting to the two tigers in the third DLC quest line is irritating, especially since it took me nearly 30 minutes to navigate that stupid tundra just to die within moments starting the fight with those damn cats.

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Recent horror viewings: 10/25/15
October 26, 2015

Six more movies to gab about, but this time I'm going to suggest some extra films for "double header" horror/B-movie nights. I miss doing those...


RINGU 2 (1999)

Following the events in Ringu, Takayama's assistant searches for clues regarding his sudden and mysterious death, discovers that his son and wife have gone into hiding, and that his son has begun a series of sinister changes. Obviously, Sadako's curse hasn't yet been resolved...

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If there's one thing--ONE THING--in the horror genre that has to go...
October 23, 2015

It's frickin' CG deer.

This is not a plague, per se. At least not yet... However, I have yet to see a horror movie make good use deer in any way, shape, or form*. I understand that using live deer would be tricky and animatronics are too expensive, but good lord do CG deer just look awful. Like, "you really couldn't have just written this scene out of the movie?" awful. They always movie in a jerky, cartoony sort of manner that absolutely kills tension.

Two flicks that come to mind: I Am Legend and The Ring 2. Both films use CG deer, both deer scenes are cringeworthy (less so in the case of the former), and both movies would have been better off without them.

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