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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: June 06, 2012 (02:25 PM)
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So, in recent days I discovered that I hadn't actually unlocked all the courses in Trials Evolution. I need to get 135 medals to unlock the Trials Trophy to get the Extreme courses. I didn't know the trophy unlocked courses. I thought I had them all. Even if I can't complete all the Hard-level ones yet, I thought I had them all. This will take a lot of work. And improve me greatly from my current global ranking (an embarrassing 341+K of the 600+K community members). So, yeah, forgive me if this is disjointed…I have important work on my mind. Screw the fact I bought Red Dead Redemption and Fallout 3 GotY Edition on Saturday -- THIS! IS! SPARTA!




THIRD PLACE: Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention (Vita) by BrittonPeele

I really liked this review because it's a Disgaea review for a guy like me. Here's my history with the franchise: Bought the first game on the PS2. Played it obsessively, getting far too into things like the Item World. Got burned out by about the 6th or 7th chapter. Eventually traded it in. Eventually regretted that decision. Bought it again about 9 months ago. Haven't opened it yet. While your experiences with D3 are different, there is sort of the same sentiment that I felt — you have a million things you can do, many aren't necessary (at least for a long time) and it's easy to get kind of an overwhelmed feeling. You portrayed that wonderfully, I believe. It's always neat to see a newcomer to a series reaction to elements that are likely beloved by those who got on the ground floor with it, which added to my enjoyment of this review.

SECOND PLACE: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon (360) by Suskie

Typical Suskie review. Which is a good thing; often a very good thing, as no matter how good a week may be, a typical Suskie review tends to be a highlight. A lot of good things here; in particular, how you built to and then explained this game's "Call-of-Duty-itis" and how it detracts from its strengths.

OVERDRIVE PLACE: Orcs and Elves (DS) by JoeTheDestroyer

I loved the tone you took in this review. Playing on nostalgia, making me wish I had a DS and then pulling the carpet out from under me when you mention how things are only good in theory, but the execution falters and makes this a quick, forgettable game. Hell, while reading the review, I had to look up to see it was a DS game. I think we both (and EmP, as well) can attest to playing more than one XBox indie RPG which SEEMED to be a great retro experience, but in reality, was only a short, half-hearted attempt at recreating that magic. Maybe I will play Swords and Serpents instead of looking for quality modern takes on the formula. Sounds like fun!




Off to work on my Trials ranking now. Nothing else matters in life.


I'm not afraid to die because I am invincible
Viva la muerte, that's my goddamn principle


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: June 07, 2012 (12:24 AM)
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Damn, joe, you found the magic formula for Honest Gamers! Retro games + good writing + snarky attitude = consistent wins!


Note to gamers: when someone shoots you in the face, they aren't "gay." They are "psychopathic."


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer
Posted: June 07, 2012 (02:28 AM)
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Yay! Thanks for the comments and the victory, OD. And thank you as well, Zipp.


The only thing my milkshake brings to the yard is a subpoena.


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Author: Suskie
Posted: June 07, 2012 (05:24 AM)
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Good job as usual, Joe. OD, thanks for the placement. Always appreciated.


You exist because we allow it. And you will end because we demand it.


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: June 07, 2012 (10:36 AM)
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And in more important news (to me), I improved my global standing in Trials from 342K to 219K. Also, I need a new right thumb. I don't think this one works anymore.


I'm not afraid to die because I am invincible
Viva la muerte, that's my goddamn principle


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: June 07, 2012 (10:07 PM)
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And now down to 158.7K. That's two very good days. And I've unlocked everything now. Not good enough to do anything with the Extreme courses, but they're unlocked.


I'm not afraid to die because I am invincible
Viva la muerte, that's my goddamn principle


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer
Posted: June 08, 2012 (12:07 AM)
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You must become number one! Do you hear me? You must dethrone the champion! Do not stop until you have brought me his head!


The only thing my milkshake brings to the yard is a subpoena.


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