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Joseph Shaffer
Retro gamer, horror/b-movie fan, games critic, father. In other words, I don't sleep much.

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Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyer03:16 AM
I had a good session tonight with Geneforge 2. I gained a handful of levels, obtained some nicer equipment, and completed a few quests. I still don't know exactly where to go to advance the story, though.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 24, 2014
Geneforge 2- Explored the first town, did the primary objective there, and started up a few side quests. I'll probably hit those before delving further into the plot. So far, this one has potential to be better than its predecessor.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 24, 2014
Reus- Gave this one a try and completed the tutorial level. I'm not sure how this one will turn out, but there's potential. I'm usually no good with this simulation stuff, although I've been able to complete a few such games.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 23, 2014
No gaming tonight. Instead I finished a rough draft of a Risen review.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 22, 2014
Finished 1953: KGB Unleashed. To put it plainly, it's a tedious game, one that I doubt I'll be reviewing.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 20, 2014
Also played a bit of Saira and Fez. Both are decent games filled with exploration, but nothing stellar yet.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 20, 2014
Chrome is a pretty blah game for many reasons, from its unbalanced difficulty to its awkward controls. It's just... yuck.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 18, 2014
Geneforge 2- Still in the dull opening phases. I just arrived at the first town.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 18, 2014
and pretty much dying a virgin. I don't know if there's even enough content in this game to fully justify a review. I might be able to squeeze one out, though.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 18, 2014
I played more of Don't Die Dateless, Dummy! this morning, and in under an hour I managed to see all four of its vapid endings. Three of them ended with seeing a girl in her bra and panties, the other "game over" ending involves you playing MMORPGs...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 17, 2014
@pickhut happened to click on at one point, and generated a list of well over 600 games. I went through them last night and cut anything that I wasn't actually interested in and anything that had negative reviews (with some exceptions).
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 17, 2014
@pickhut Yeah, that's one of the handy things ab out the wishlist. When I first launched my account, I found so many games I wanted to try out, but didn't want to have to write them all down. Unfortunately, I started saving almost everything I...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 17, 2014
I just cut around 100 games from my Steam wishlist. A good number of them were of the "what the hell was I thinking?" sort.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 17, 2014
Started playing Chrome. I probably won't focus much on this one, but I'm not terribly impressed with it just yet. God, are the character models awful Everyone appears to have a misshapen head.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 17, 2014
Beat A Walk in the Dark. I'm kind of glad to have that one behind me. It really petered out in the end, but was still at least above average.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 16, 2014
I haven't done much gaming lately because I've been more focused on writing reviews. I've got two rough drafts done, one for this site and another for RoG, with three more that I intend to publish here.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 15, 2014
A Walk in the Dark- Level 81. Phew, I'm nearing the end.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 13, 2014
Made it to level 63 in A Walk in the Dark. My verdict hasn't changed much. It's a good mesh of Super Meat Boy and VVVVVV, but with ridiculously short levels. Like, I think my longest complete time was somewhere around twenty seconds.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 13, 2014
@joseph either heard clips that people had recorded or had it reported to him.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 13, 2014
@joseph_valencia No, that would've been cool. I was thinking more along the lines of someone trapped in a small booth (in this case, at a radio station) while scary shit happened outside. Instead of witnessing a zombie outbreak on a screen, he...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 13, 2014
@joseph_valencia @pickhut Part of me really wants to play that game, because it reminds me of a horror flick I saw that I enjoyed (called Pontypool), but part of me feels like it might me another middling indie game.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 13, 2014
@Suskie Ouch.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 12, 2014
Gamera: Daikai Jukutyu Kessen (henceforth referred to as Game Boy Gamera)- Played a bit of this recently, having defeated Gyaos and Viras. Currently fighting Guiron.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 11, 2014
Geneforge 2- I didn't get much time with it; only enough to start a new game and build the protagonist. The visuals seem a tad sharper than its predecessor, and the opening theme sounds clearer. I expected as much, because the first one was primitive.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 11, 2014
Beat Gothic. The final boss was nothing special, unfortunately. One day I'll get around to playing the other three Gothic games (I have all of them in my Steam library). As far as PC RPGs are concerned, I think my next conquest will be Geneforge 2.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 10, 2014
Sect Camp, who was there guarding one of the game's major villains. I'm looking forward to coming home later and getting closer to the end.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 10, 2014
I've been reluctant to end my recent sessions with Gothic. I'm currently most of the way through the orcish temple in chapter 5, having killed 3 of the 5 shamans present in the temple. Last event I did was defeat one of the templars from the...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 10, 2014
Gothic- Currently at the beginning of chapter 5, just after getting my hands on some minecrawler armor. I'm currently about to head to the orc town so I can gain access to their temple. I have a feeling I'm approaching the end.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 09, 2014
@JoeTheDestroyer I think I fixed the glitch, and it only took two hours of research and using Google to translate German!
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 09, 2014
I'm really getting tired of Gothic crashing about every other time I load a file.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 09, 2014
orc, who in turn has sent me to look for yet another frickin' orc so I can acquire some piece of clothing needed to enter an orc village. Urgh... Judging by the walkthrough I'm reading, I'm about to be sent on yet another multi-item fetch quest, too.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 09, 2014
Gothic- I've spent most of the night killing orcs and being passed off to various NPCs. I found the necromancer I was looking for, which required me to become a member of a mage's guild so I could kill a pesky golem. He then sent me to an exiled...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 08, 2014
I've tried out a few games on Colecovision so far, but I think I'm going to focus on Aquattack. Not that it's a great game or anything, as it's actually quite meh.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 08, 2014
I just picked up a Colecovision Throwback, with the intention of reviewing some of the games on it. It's just a shame there isn't some way to load other games onto it.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 07, 2014
@JoeTheDestroyer ...and I finished the rough draft.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 07, 2014
Well, I didn't finish Kill the Bad Guy, but I did get within five levels of the finale. I think that's good enough.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 07, 2014
@zippdementia @honestgamer @EmP Agreed on both accounts.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 06, 2014
Nearing the end of Kill the Bad Guy.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 06, 2014
Kill the Bad Guy- Level 5-4. I'm getting a little tired if using the same methods of killing repeatedly.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 06, 2014
Kill the Bad Guy- Pushed my way to 4-1, which puts me halfway through the campaign. I should be able to finish it up tomorrow or Friday.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 05, 2014
@JoeTheDestroyer Or maybe I missed a really bad joke?
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 05, 2014
@JoeTheDestroyer Aye, the errors in this game... The grammatical ones are at least few and far between, but if a dev is going to make a political statement, he should at least brush up on his basic American civics before doing so.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 05, 2014
Started Kill the Bad Guy tonight. I don't think I've ever played a game where you can assassinate a Russian mobster by catapulting a dead dog at him.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 04, 2014
@overdrive The choices to every situation would be: "Flirt" "Crap in mouth" "Mmmph!"
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 04, 2014
@honestgamer @Germ @espiga @EmP Eh, personally I'm holding out for a centipede dating sim...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 04, 2014
referring to that guy by user name on Facebook, assuming he submits a review.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 04, 2014
I decided to take a peek at the "Users" section of our fine site and happened to see an interesting user name in the "newest users" section (currently third name on the list). For some reason, I don't see us...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 03, 2014
@espiga @honestgamer @Germ @EmP Or for me to be more careful where my thumb lands on my phone's touch screen. :(
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 03, 2014
@honestgamer @Germ @EmP Doh, sorry Germ. I inadvertently deleted your comment. :(
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerNov 03, 2014
@joseph_valencia I've been dying to play Live a Live. Perhaps it's time!


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