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Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom - Ayn's campaign
July 15, 2019

Ayn's portion of the game promised more sci-fi. All of the enemies I faced were robots, and reports of mechanical foes attacking my country and my allies were flooding in. "Go find out where these machines are coming from!" King Rhys told me. *DUN-DUN DUN DUN-DUN*

So I set off, happy to do something other than rescuing princesses.

I traveled to a previously visited town, where I met a guy who told me my hometown was under attack. I backtracked to my home to find only a single man left there. He said everyone else went to the desert. So I backtracked yet again to the village where I heard the news, and from there back to the desert and into a cave dungeon I had already explored. Reaching the end of the dungeon, our nation's ally Lyle asked a simple request of me.

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Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom - Rhys' campaign
July 14, 2019

Phantasy Star III doesn't come close to the awesomeness of its predecessor. Instead of a glorious mesh of sci-fi and fantasy, it downplay the sci-fi and go more balls out with the fantasy. That's fine, except now the game is a run of the mill RPG with bad music and a gimmicky progression system.

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Steam Games I've Played: A Section part 1 (as in yeah, there's a lot of A)
July 08, 2019

A Section:

ARES: Extinction Agenda
An action title similar to Mega Man X. It's decent, but a little too short.
Completed.


Abasralsa
A horror/shooter similar to 24 HOURS. All you do is grab a couple of keys and unlock a couple of gates and you're done. The overall play time is something like twenty minutes, though you can probably completely it more quickly if you know where to go.
Completed.


Abyss Odyssey
A procedurally generated platformer where you descend into an abyss. It's kind of frustrating, but mildly amusing. I dislike that your victory/survival hinges so much on luck.
I might try to finish it.


Action Henk

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Steam Games I've Played: The Number Section (plus impressions)
July 07, 2019

I have a ton of Steam games. Like, more than I'll finish in my life time. At least I can give them all a one-time whirl, though, right? Well, I'm going to try. Moving alphabetically, here's what I've gotten through so far (with impressions and links to my old reviews.

10 Second Ninja
Arcade-style platformer with graded performances and gating. Not my cup of tea, as I can't stand gating. This time around, though, it's not as bad as in Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams or Action Henk.
May play again.


10000000
Review live

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Game Progress 6/16/19
June 16, 2019

It's been a while since I've done one of these. Every time I say I'm going to spend more time on this site and try to be more social online, I end up getting too involved with some lousy game and stubbornly refusing to stop until it's done.

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The Underbelly: Kampout
June 14, 2019

The Underbelly #3
Kampout
(aka: American Bigfoot)
2017
Director: Glenn Martin
Premise: A sasquatch goes on a rampage after its young is killed. Unimportant characters tremble in fear.


Kampout left me kind of confused.

Was it a straight up horror movie? A horror-comedy? A campy, self-aware flick? A muddled mess of conflicting tones and halfhearted storylines? A decent, low budget script in bad need of an overhaul or a copy edit?

Somehow all of the above?

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I'm struggling to get through my current project, but not my previous project...
May 12, 2019

I thought I would have a hell of a time getting through Phantasy Star II. It kicked my ass two times before, and it tried to do so again. However, I didn't waiver. I stayed the course, fought hard, took advice from everyone on here (thank you all again!) and managed to power my way through it. It was ultimately fulfilling.

Hell, even when Sekiro took the wind out of my sails dozens of times, I never really contemplated throwing in the towel. I made idle threats, but knew I would never let myself give up.

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