JoeTheDestroyer

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


Gaming Progress VI: Damn you, Kain! You are not God!
March 07, 2015

I aimed to have this blog up last weekend. However, circumstances kept me from doing so. It's been a rough week, let me tell you. I was the team lead this week for work (my job's lead, which is not the same as a supervisor, alternates between three people, which includes me), and we got hammered with surgeries, and consequently/literally tons of bloody instruments. I've endured the harshness, though, and am currently enjoying an IPA before doing something more productive.

I've finished two rough drafts for reviews, one for BC Racers and one for Space Panic. I aim to have reviews for Zaxxon and Crossbow on Atari 2600 in rough draft mode before too long.

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It just now occurred to me...
February 28, 2015

That 1942 was my 300th review with HonestGamers. I'm thrilled to have been writing here that long, but at the same time, I wanted to write something else for my 300th. Oh well...

Initially, I thought about adding to the long list of Super Mario Bros. 3 reviews. Unfortunately, I've been dragging my feet on that one for the last few years, and does this site really need another 10/10 review for SMB3? I'll probably still write one eventually anyway.

I also debated buying and reviewing the 300 game on PSP, but I don't currently have the heart to suffer through what will most likely be a painfully average licensed strategy game.

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Gaming Progress 5
February 23, 2015

I wish I could say that my weekend was more eventful than it was, gaming-wise. I did, however, polish off another game, but not one from my backlog.

I also picked up Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood for $15 from Hastings, as well as the newest (or close to the newest) NECA Godzilla figure (inspired by the mid-'80s Big G). Once I'm done with Assassin's Creed II, I'll probably get started on Brotherhood.

I also aim to start the indie game Botanicula within the week here. I actually didn't read any of the reviews for this game, and resisting buying it for a while. After finding it super cheap on a Steam sale, I figured why the hell not? Hopefully it doesn't suck...


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Wizorb (PC)

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Gaming Progress 4-2: An Extension
February 21, 2015

Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain
I may blog about the Kain experience soon. Since the last post, I've managed to see the oracle and collect several new goodies, including mist form, the flame sword, Blood Gout, Inspire Hate, and Control Mind. Recently, I entered Vorador's Mansion, which I attempted to complete earlier, but couldn't since I lacked the proper spells.

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Chronicles of a Dark Lord: Episode 1 - Tides of Fate

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Gaming Progress 4: The Light Died
February 19, 2015

I've only got a few things to report before posting this, playing for a short time, and then shoving off to bed.

Dying Light
I finished this about a week and a half ago and just completed the rough draft for a review. My score: 6/10. I enjoyed it in the beginning, but god did it ever run out of steam. As Suskie said, it contains not a single new idea. It even has a QTE final boss fight against a vapid, cliched villain.

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Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain
Put the screws to Malek, but had to run away because of his stupid unavoidable attack. I currently must seek the aid of the oracle.

Slowly, I'm becoming reacclimated to this game. I'm beginning to remember why I loved it, even if the load screens are irritating.


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Time to Rebuild, Time to Rewrite
February 17, 2015

Some of you are my Facebook friends and have read my irritated posts about my PC going TU--which is my fault for trying to run Dying Light without first checking the system specs. Oh, the hubris that having a gaming capable PC brings... Anyway, the game pretty much crashed my system and corrupted one of my partitions, which disallowed me from nabbing a few documents. Namely, my: video game backlog, list of horror movies that I'd like to watch (I had over two hundred on there, and I'm very forgetful), Monster in My Pocket review, and list of games on dead systems that I was interested in picking up. Although these aren't terribly important lists, compiling them took hours. I also had to really scrape the inside of my noggin to get that MiMP review going.

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Hilariously Bad II: Laughable Moments in Film
February 16, 2015

...And now that I'm back, it's time for me to gab about things I enjoying doing. Originally, I planned to talk about my experiences playing Dying Light. Unfortunately, that game turned out to be pretty meh, so there really isn't much to talk about. Here, I'll condense my playthrough for you.

I scaled a building.

I got bit.

Being on the street after dark sucks.

Jade is a boring, unrealistically flawless character, and Crane's apparent attraction to her isn't romantic so much as creepy. It smacks of socially awkward high school infatuations, where the class gomer latches on to the first pretty girl who speaks to him.

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