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Rob Hamilton
My name is Rob. The pleasure is yours.

Reviews: 396 | Games: -49 | Following: 30 | Followers: 13

Rob Hamilton @overdriveJan 08, 2015
Right now, I've run into this interesting reviewing trend, where I type most of the review, run out of steam and need to do the conclusion the next day. Partly because conclusions are always toughest for me, I'd guess.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveDec 31, 2014
@EmP That means you played Galg FOR NOTHING!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!
Rob Hamilton @overdriveDec 31, 2014
After getting tired of dealing with a Logitech controller for my computer that just was shaky with certain action platformers, I bought three controllers to take its place. Retro-style NES, SNES and Genesis to hopefully cover all my vintage needs.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveDec 23, 2014
Thinks I've learned today: Xenoblade Chronicles -- when one has achieved, say, L17, that L10 Bugworm unique enemy in Tephra Cave isn't so tough. NO LONGER THE BOSS OF ME MAN!!!!
Rob Hamilton @overdriveDec 21, 2014
Rob Hamilton @overdriveDec 12, 2014
@EmP @honestgamer @JoeTheDestroyer @zippdementia @Suskie Fester's Quest would be nice, but I'd go with Final Fantasy Mystic Quest. Nothing like "RPG for toddlers" to brighten one's day!
Rob Hamilton @overdriveDec 10, 2014
@JoeTheDestroyer @EmP @Suskie As a man who has reviewed ZSGalg, I wholeheartedly endorse EmP being forced to endure that shitfest!
Rob Hamilton @overdriveDec 07, 2014
@joseph_valencia I liked II other than that "you better be using an emulator" armor-breaking feature. Other than that...Uh, holding out hope that IV gets its translation complete, I guess. III had potential, but is just so annoying.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveDec 07, 2014
In great news, I'm nearly done with the infuriating Hercules no Eikou III. It's tried to break me with its "every cheap move in the books" encounters, but with one dungeon to go, I have persevered!
Rob Hamilton @overdriveDec 05, 2014
@overdrive Like when I then started Gold Leaf Galaxy and got to the rabbit-chasing part. Lord, that was hellish. I'd think I had the fucker cornered, but slip a bit off the joystick and wind up moving too much at an angle and he'd slip away.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveDec 05, 2014
@overdrive Mainly because I don't know that it's an actual tough fight, but I just struggle getting used to Wii-style controls. Particularly the joystick part. I can have trouble keeping things steady in one direction at really bad times.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveDec 05, 2014
I think I have a love-hate relationship with mascot platformers. Love because of the fun factor, imaginative worlds and colorful visuals. Hate because, well, my struggles beating Bowser at the end of Hub 4 (Bedroom?) in SMGalaxy nearly made me snap.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveDec 05, 2014
@pickhut When my friend and I played, that happened. Random Africa event and we were on the verge of losing them. Found out the aliens were tougher than our current equipment could handle. We did reload, lost Africa, upgraded and did good after that.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveDec 04, 2014
@espiga @JoeTheDestroyer @joseph_valencia No matter how awesome Dragon Age Inquisition is, Dairy Queen Inquisition would have been 100 times better.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveDec 02, 2014
Little pleasures of Skyrim. Lure Ancient Dragon to village. Watch townspeople try to fight it. PROTIP: Make sure you don't need the people in said village for anything much...
Rob Hamilton @overdriveDec 02, 2014
I'm in mixed feelings mode on Terranigma right now. The action is fun (Sylvain Castle is kind of awesomely large -- did most last night), but some of the plot advancement/town building just seems a bit tacked on and maybe too ambitious for the time.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveDec 02, 2014
@pickhut Lol, that happened to me, too. "But..But...'MAD DOG' killed eight of those bastards!!! NOT HIMMMMMM!!!!!" And then something would jet across the screen, get a 40% shot on him more 'MAD DOG'. War truly is hell.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveNov 27, 2014
@joseph_valencia A full world, multiple dungeons, lore scattered around the world, both a main and side quests, and ability to go from pure rogue (one life) to multiple (3 and gain more every few levels) to unlimited.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveNov 26, 2014
@joseph_valencia Better than Tales of Maj'Eyal? Since that was the only rogue-like I've ever gotten into. Although part of that was because it's a hybrid rogue-like/Western RPG instead of pure rogue-like, I'd guess.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveNov 26, 2014
My thanks to the dude who's been creating the MARDEK flash RPGs, as they're making dull days at work go by more quickly. Hopefully C2 and C3 are more fleshed out than C1, though, as it took roughly an hour to do that one while taking my time.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveNov 23, 2014
@joseph_valencia @Suskie @Genj Glad to hear this solely because I now know to wait until the inevitable upgrading of systems to play this one. I figured odds were the old-system versions would be flawed, but wanted to hear for sure before deciding.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveNov 20, 2014
@overdrive The real question will be: So, you're buying all these games. Uh, exactly where will they fit in with that huge pile of unplayed games in your excessive backlog? Dude?
Rob Hamilton @overdriveNov 20, 2014
Holiday shopping has started. Bought myself Mass Effect Trilogy, Ocarina of Time 3D and Darksiders II. More to come as I think of more titles I want (well besides the first Darksiders -- f-ing Gamestop didn't have it with the actual casing).
Rob Hamilton @overdriveNov 17, 2014
When I visited a friend on Saturday, we messed around with Darksiders II. Looks like I'll probably be adding that series to my Backlog of Infinite Proportions in the near future.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveNov 13, 2014
@joseph_valencia Lol, I remember. At first, I'm like "Wait, the final boss is just Esturk's palette being recycled?!? What a rip-off!!" And then I found I was wrong and spent the next few minutes frantically trying to keep ahead of his damage.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveNov 12, 2014
@espiga Yeah. 7 forms isn't it, going from Estark II to something completely more terrifying. Except for a middle form or two that's impotent (while breaking off the old limbs, but before the new ones start growing). Loved, loved, loved that fight!
Rob Hamilton @overdriveNov 10, 2014
I'm currently getting closer to the end of Skyrim, as I've done most everything except part/most of some factions, the main quest, Dragonborn and Dawnguard. Of main-Skyrim clearable dungeons, only 25-30 haven't been explored, so I've been most places.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveNov 05, 2014
@honestgamer I'd probably put it above the GBC Oracle games, but below any others I've played (which, admittedly, is very little post-Majora as I didn't have a more modern Nintendo system until late last year.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveNov 05, 2014
@honestgamer You know, of all the Zeldas I've played, that one ranks near the bottom. I love Zelda dungeons, so only getting about half the norm, but adding a ton of fetch quests and "be here at this time" townspeople-helping missions just wasn't for me.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveNov 04, 2014
@JoeTheDestroyer @honestgamer @Germ @espiga @EmP You mean...a HUMAN CENTIPEDE dating sim.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveNov 03, 2014
@joseph_valencia @JoeTheDestroyer Live a Live is neat. Actually, a lot of what's on Joe's list involves games I'd like to get to in the next decade or so. Sooner in the case of at least Lufia II. Been too long since I played that.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveOct 29, 2014
@wolfqueen001 @joseph_valencia @JoeTheDestroyer A new, REAL Elder Scrolls game would be the sort of thing that would single-handedly inspire me to go current-gen.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveOct 26, 2014
@espiga Neat thing was they were slogs in different ways. Cave to Rhone was just brutally tricky, while the end was straightforward, but the enemies were so deadly you HAD to run back to the save point after every mini-boss or risk losing progress.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveOct 24, 2014
@pickhut @JoeTheDestroyer From looking on Wiki, it said that DC version was panned for poor frame rate and game-breaking bugs, so it apparently was a sucky port of the game.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveOct 23, 2014
@Masters @joseph_valencia Meh, to me, torture porn is horror for halfwits. Where they don't know how to scare you, but they figure that watching someone's intestines getting pulled out with pliers will make you squirm, so let's run with it! Pass on that.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveOct 22, 2014
@overdrive When I beat it, I might give the first Grotto boss another go, as I figure Equinoxx (or whatever its oh-so-witty pun-name is) is roughly comparable to Headmaster guy.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveOct 22, 2014
@overdrive Well, I guess getting the sixth Fygg in Dragon Quest IX was noteworthy, too. Easy boss fight. Now I just want to explore all the regions around Swinedimples before fighting that boss, as it was a tough one about 3-4 levels ago.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveOct 22, 2014
Played a few things last night. Highlight was Xenoblade Chronicles, where I made it through Tephra Cave despite having a poor win-loss record against that place's Unique monsters. And now...the Mechons have arrived!
Rob Hamilton @overdriveOct 22, 2014
@JoeTheDestroyer Apparently, being a Rice Lord isn't all that it's cracked up to be when you're getting slaughtered by a water boy too lazy to even do THAT job.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveOct 21, 2014
@EmP Oh yeah, that's where I'm at with a couple things I'm playing. Like Xenoblade Chronicles, which is a superior version of FF XII, and so far, the most fun I've had with a JRPG in an eternity or two.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveOct 21, 2014
@joseph @Ben And that's (the "fun hobby" part) the same for most, I'd think, which makes a certain few peoples' open contempt for that mindset as bizarrely hilarious. Such as the "CoD dudebro" labeling of people who aren't about the srz bizness aspects.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveOct 21, 2014
@joseph @Ben to auto-ignore any criticism of them while arbitrarily appointing themselves as the crusaders of all that is good. For me, gaming is a fun hobby that's become somewhat more than a hobby with all the writing/reviews I've done (next)
Rob Hamilton @overdriveOct 21, 2014
@joseph_valencia @Ben I think the most annoying aftereffect of the whole GG thing (other than seeing D-level teabilly celeb types jumping on it because of derpy politics) is that the misogynists are such assholes, it allows those journalists (next)
Rob Hamilton @overdriveOct 19, 2014
@joseph_valencia @honestgamer DQ7 for the 3DS is something I've wanted at least since I bought my 3DS.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveOct 17, 2014
@espiga With all the Assassin's Creed chatter going on now, it's nice seeing someone playing a series I find worthwhile! Since I've played I-IV (NES), I&II, V-VI (SFC) and VIII (PS2) and am playing IX (DS). I do need to buy VII, though. Missing that one.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveOct 15, 2014
@honestgamer I suppose it's a bit better than my: "If you're not a psycho life-threatener, but do feel some game journalists are overly-pretentious douches who care more about their agendas than games, stop giving them hits and come here FOR LIFE!" idea.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveOct 14, 2014
@Suskie Considering I'm reasonably new to Steam, what are "cards" and how do they get sold for SteamMoney? And yes, I sound like an old ass who can't figure out how to program whatever new piece of technology plays movies nowadays.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveOct 10, 2014
Finished a review today. Also am playing a lot of Skyrim, Xenoblade Chronicles, Etrian: Millenium Girl, Dragon Quest IX and Burning Heroes. In other words, a lot of long RPGs all at once, which is totally...uh...what I always am doing...
Rob Hamilton @overdriveOct 04, 2014
@pickhut The arcade/NeoGeo original or the godawful Super Famicom port? The original was weird for me. Action was meh, but I loved the rapid-fire scenery changes from "real world" to "wacky dream-like world".
Rob Hamilton @overdriveOct 01, 2014
In good news, Xenoblade Chronicles is getting less expensive. Picked it up for only $45 today, which is a good amount less than I've seen it selling for previously.

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