JoeTheDestroyer

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


A year ago tomorrow...
September 24, 2011

...was the day my first HG review, Breath of Fire III, went live. My next review will also be my 100th review. It's been a very fast year, and I've enjoyed my time here and feel I've improved quite a bit. However, I still feel like I have a ways to go. Thank you, everyone, for letting me into this community and helping me to grow.

I've been putting together a Chrono Trigger review for the last couple days. I was hoping to have it up today, but it's been going pretty rough. Mostly, I think it's due to the medication I've been on after having my wisdom teeth removed.

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There's going to be a little Destroyer in the future...
September 08, 2011

My wife and I are expecting a child around May. As such, my submissions will probably drop below a trickle to almost nothing at all.

Is it the end of my writing/gaming career? Hell, I don't know. We'll see. I have talked to quite a few gamer parents, and it is possible to maintain such a lifestyle while remaining a good parent, albeit very tricky. To be honest, I'm more excited about being a parent than I am worried about not having free time anymore.

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Junk I'm playing
July 31, 2011

I don't mean junk in the literal sense, because some of it is not junky.

Having finished 40 Winks (and ultimately liking it) and giving up on Scarface (finding it mostly good, but ultimately a tad boring), I've moved on to some smaller, yet better, projects.

Bastion- Played it, finished it, reviewing it. Excellent game!

Ace Gals Tennis- A simplistic tennis game. It's okay, could have been better, could have been worse. It's a bit tiresome and glitchy, though.

Akane the Kunoici- Every bit as good as Gary says it is. Currently on 4-1.

Action Arcade Wrestling- Or was that Arcade Action Wrestling? It's pretty much your run of the mill wrestling game, but at least it's only $1. You're still better off snagging a WWE or Fire Pro game.

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I think I might be done with Scarface (PS2).
July 18, 2011

I was enjoying the game until they made one fatal error: they cheapened the difficulty on drug runs. The game is no longer fun, but is now a tedious, frustrating wreck. Fuck this game.

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Stuff I'm playing (sequel to "Crap I'm playing")
July 13, 2011

I guess I should mention that things have improved from "crap" to "stuff".

40 Winks- Finished it. It improved quite a bit after the first area, becoming more challenging and sporting more elaborate levels. Still not a fan of the camera and a few other small nuances (the hit detection, slipping off of platform edges). I'll probably review it in the future.

Scarface: The World is Yours- ...has also improved. It's tough getting the ball rolling, but once you do it becomes pretty addictive. This game doesn't waste its time with too many meaningless mini-games. It's all about striking deals, selling drugs, making a huge profit, and buying more junk so you can gain reputation (aka experience). Gain higher levels and you can buy more junk and deck out your mansion.

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Today I start a new quest
July 11, 2011

There are two arcade games I'd love to re-review: Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000 and Operation Wolf. The only problem is I feel I need to brush up on these games in order to review them. Arcades are a dying thing throughout the US (probably even the world), and there are only a handful left in Spokane. Finding either of these games will be difficult, especially with Operation Wolf.

Some might tell me to just MAME them, but from what I understand, Capcom vs. SNK still isn't compatible with MAME, and I want to play an actual cabinet of Operation Wolf to get the true feel of the game.

Wish me luck. I'll be checking some various arcades around the area. I'm betting Wonderland still has CvsSNK.

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Crap I'm playing
July 07, 2011

No, I'm not admitting to fecalphelia. I just started my ten day vacation ("staycation" they call it, since I'm not going anywhere special) and I want to celebrate by braying about the mostly ho-hum titles I'm picking at.

1. Scarface: The World is Yours (PS2)- My opinion on this game changes every time I play it. It's an open-world game that's light on gimmicky side games, but features more of a money-making aspect. I've decided I don't like a few things about it:

-Not obeying some traffic laws = cops come after you.

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