I write about video games and horror-related items. Also, I wear a hat.
Other than writing and videogames, what does Joe like? Horror flicks, thrillers and b-movies! Oh god, I could talk your ear off about the ridiculous, garish, gory, macabre, and downright effed up. So it's not a surprise when I say my favorite month is October. And what do I do every October except watch a slew of said films--the good and the bad--and find some place on the internet to gab about them?
I've been watching a lot this year, so I'm probably going to break this down into bite size portions and keep my ramblings to a minimum.
1.Superstition (1982) [aka The Witch]
Christmas? Fourth of July? Birthday? Nah, I'm a Halloween guy all the way. I love horror movies, both the good and the bad, and I enjoy horror-themed games. Already did one for Castlevania II, and are some others I'd like to touch on (though I'm not guaranteeing that these ones will go live):
Cursed Mountain (Wii)
Silent Hill (PSX)
Friday the 13th (NES)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (NES)
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse/Akumajou Dracula X: Chi no Rondo/Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Ghoul School (NES)
-Frankenstein: The Monster Returns (NES)
Possible, but not likely:
Wanted to do, but pretty much not happening due to sickness and such:
-The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Atari 2600)
...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.
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.
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.
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.
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.