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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 @JoeTheDestroyer12:04 PM
Beat Breath of Death VII. I think I enjoyed Cthulhu Saves the World just a bit more.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyer09:28 AM
Breath of Death VII: The Beginning- Entered Langsong, cleared the first dungeon quota while exploring, then went into the sewers. After nearly dying, I was able to exit and find a save point. Phew...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyer12:55 AM
@pickhut @Suskie @joseph that sets off the loud, violent ones. Then you have this incident, in which every aspect of it has gotten so out of control that people are now doxxing at random for no reason, then trying to justify it.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyer12:53 AM
@pickhut @Suskie @joseph I just don't feel comfortable discussing things like movies and games with a bunch of people in a social network setting anymore. I know that not all nerds are this way, but you never know when you're going to say something...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyer12:52 AM
@pickhut @Suskie @joseph mostly because I always see garbage like this. After the Tom Chick incident and the case of disgruntled fans sending death threats to a critic who slated The Dark Knight Rises, not to mention a whole slew of other examples...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyer12:50 AM
@pickhut @Suskie @joseph_valencia I really wish the whole stupid thing would just blow the fuck over already. I don't know if anyone noticed, but I hardly post on Twitter anymore because I've gotten tired of internet "nerd" culture almost as a whole...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 30, 2014
Is it natural to enjoy or be addicted to a game that you still wouldn't score very highly? I don't think I'd give Gothic more than 6/10, but I keep coming back to it and I have a hard time quitting at the end of the night. Still, it's got some flaws...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 29, 2014
Gothic- My current mission is to support the Mages of Water in the New Camp, though I'm not sure why. I also "maxed" out my strength (I can't raise it through training anymore, but I can still use permanent boosts via potion to increase it).
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 29, 2014
@joseph_valencia @wolfqueen001 I don't care where they place it, as long as they do a proper sequel rather than ending the series with ESO.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 29, 2014
@Suskie I was kind of waiting for it/expecting it. I wanted badly to accept my first review. It also helps that I constantly have my phone on me, with a bookmark on my screen to HG.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 28, 2014
Breath of Death VII: The Beginning- I picked the game back up at chapter 5 and defeated Usurper. Movin' on to a mountain or cave pass or something.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 27, 2014
@joseph_valencia @EmP @Suskie Let those who say aye, say aye. (In which case I say aye. Zig should review it.)
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 27, 2014
...or is it even legit?
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 27, 2014
I must be behind on my gaming news. When was The Elder Scrolls VI: Argonia announced?
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 27, 2014
Gothic- Started chapter 3, wherein I reported to Raven concerning the mission he gave me. All that came of that was him telling me I did well. No further assignments, no hint as to what to do next. Eff...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 24, 2014
@Suskie @joseph_valencia @Ben That, too.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 24, 2014
@overdrive @pickhut fall through the floor at random. Also, having to time your shots and dodging doesn't work well with jerky animation (see also: Shadow Man on PlayStation).
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 24, 2014
@overdrive @pickhut a second copy, because the one I had seemed to have a specific version glitch where you'd start a certain level and immediately die by falling through the floor. This was in addition to the numerous levels where I would...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 24, 2014
@overdrive @pickhut Yeah, horrid. I've heard the PC version is playable, so the Steam edition might be worth a purchase. The DC version did have exceptionally poor framerate and more bugs than an entomological encyclopedia. I actually had to buy...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 24, 2014
@joseph_valencia @Ben Micro always seemed unnecessary to me, like it was more of a gimmick than anything. As JV mentioned, I already had an SP by that point and didn't bother with a Micro.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 24, 2014
Gothic- Defeated the Minecrawler Queen in chapter 2 and received my promotion into the Old Camp guard. Currently heading back to the Sect Camp with some minecrawler eggs.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 23, 2014
@pickhut I had the Dreamcast version of that. To this day, I'm still amazed that I was able to beat it.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 23, 2014
@Suskie I've wanted to play that since I heard about it. I dug the original, and always thought they could polish it into something phenomenal if they tried.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 22, 2014
I looted their corpses and left.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 22, 2014
the Rice Lord attacked me as well.....
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 22, 2014
and the other has me playing water boy for the Rice Lord. I was supposed to do that task every morning, but neglected to show up after the first outing. That prompted the Rice Lord's right hand man Lefty to attack me. After I kicked his ass...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 22, 2014
Gothic- Started chapter 2. As in the game's clone, Risen, new enemies have spawned, so I'm running around bumping them off. I also took the time to do a couple of quests in the New Camp, one which involved killing a monster that was wrecking a dam...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 21, 2014
@zigfried @EmP @honestgamer @joseph_valencia @overdrive Oh god, Bayo 2. I wish I had the $ for a Wii U right now. Soon, though...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 21, 2014
@Suskie Sorry, Mike. I feel responsible for kickstarting this one.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 20, 2014
@Suskie @zippdementia Don't. Even. Get. Me. Started.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 20, 2014
Gothic- I have officially joined Old Camp. I also took the time to purchase the Heavy Shadow Armor and kick the ever-loving crap out of Bullit for punching me in the face at the beginning of the game. I also have his sword equipped. Who's laughing now?
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 19, 2014
Gothic- About to be accepted into the Old Camp. I just have to return a recipe to Dexter and I'm there.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 19, 2014
@JoeTheDestroyer @honestgamer @yamishuryou @espiga @zippdementia @overdrive *Bog, stupid phone.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 19, 2014
@honestgamer @yamishuryou @espiga @zippdementia @overdrive For the most part, I'm not bothered by big standard combat in RPGs. I'll take that over something gimmicky any day.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 19, 2014
Gothic- Boosted myself to level 7 and plunged into the Old Mine. I can't figure out what I'm supposed to do here, but I did find a pretty sweet mace that's almost twice as powerful as my previous weapon. So, yeah, more things are going to die.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 18, 2014
Gothic- Did a bit more beefing, having slaughtered scores of enemies around the land. I also visited the New Camp and the Sect Camp, and I think I'm going to join the Old Camp. Also, I learned pickpocketing and sneaking.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 17, 2014
Assassin's Creed II- Completed the first memory, including most of the extras (the only thing I didn't go for was all of the feathers). In the second memory, I accessed all of the viewpoints and nabbed a few treasures and codices.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 17, 2014
Gothic- Since beefing up, I've been bumping off suckas left and right. I even took the time to kill--not incapacitate--Grim and his ambushing buddies. I also learned the sneak ability and robbed a bunch of huts in Old Camp and bought some armor.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 17, 2014
@True @Masters @zippdementia And from what I've gathered thus far, Marc, ACII is a good starting point. I would say the first one, but I can't give that one a full recommendation, personally. Some people dug it, though.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 17, 2014
@True @Masters @zippdementia Yeah, I'll still play the side games, but (with the exception of Brotherhood) I'm not looking forward to going through them.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 17, 2014
@Suskie Do tell. There are a lot of things about it that bug me, too.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 16, 2014
@honestgamer Yay!
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 16, 2014
Gothic- Finally managed to beef my character up. Doubled my strength and made a crude sword, which is eight points higher than what I was using. I've actually managed to kill a good number of enemies, even with the crappy battle system.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 16, 2014
@True I've also heard Revelations isn't that good, but I'm still willing to play it. I might wait until it's cheap on Steam or something like that, though.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 16, 2014
@True I've wanted to get into the series badly, but the first game put a stop to that. Seeing both Suskie and Tom Chick praise the franchise gave me a little kick in the butt in regards to finally starting ACII.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 15, 2014
Gothic- Finally received one-handed sword training. Currently trying to gain another level so I can train my strength. I don't know if I can make it through this game. It's just so....bad.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 15, 2014
@honestgamer You mean I won't be able to submit my long-winded article on the subtle racism in Hatris? Shucks...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 14, 2014
I was sitting on a ton of them until a couple of years ago. I sold them all for about $15 during a winter sale and snagged a bunch of cheap games
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 14, 2014
Assassin's Creed II- Started it at last. I think the last required mission I engaged was having to deliver something for my father. I have a feeling this really will trump the first one. Oh, how I was disappointed with that game.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerOct 12, 2014
by looting and selling, so I can afford some training. That, as well, as been slow going. People complain that Risen is a ripoff of Gothic, but so far I think it's more of a revised version of the game, at least in comparison to the first Gothic.


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