Blazers and Star Ocean
November 30, 2008

Last night, I stayed up until 4AM. This morning, my wife woke me a bit before noon to let me know that I was about to miss a Blazers game. I'd mentioned wanting to watch more of those this season, since I like basketball but haven't actually watched a full televised game since... wow, since getting married!

Anyway, it was a good game to watch. Blazers took an early lead over the Pistons and at one point led by 14 points in the first quarter, but then the Pistons brought in their bench players and started to make things more competitive. There were two points in the game where the Pistons actually led. Neither point was at the end of the game, where the Blazers led by 11 points.

It was interesting to me to see how much the players on the court resembled their digital counterparts in NBA Live 09, which you might recall me reviewing earlier this year for the Xbox 360. For example, Roy is really a great player and did a lot of the same style of plays on the television screen today that he did for me when I was actively playing the game on the Xbox 360.

It was nice also to see Oden actually doing something other than twisting an ankle. He had quite a few rebounds--8, I believe it was--just in the first quarter. He predictably spent a lot of the middle of the game on the bench and I can't help but feel that he's one of the least active of the players when it comes to running around on the court, but his rebounding was a big part of the Blazers victory tonight and for that all Blazers fans should be greatful.

So yeah, I enjoyed the game and watched the whole thing with interest. I'll probably try to catch more games when possible, though far too many of them take place while I'm busy at work.

Oh, and I also wrote a review for Star Ocean: First Departure (PSP). That's the game that kept me up so late last night. The review felt like a great way for me to finish up the busy month of November. It's the game I would have liked to review for the Alphabet Marathon. I have a sneaking suspicion that it would have done better for me...

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Felix_Arabia Felix_Arabia - November 30, 2008 (07:35 PM)
Fun NBA fact: The Pistons are 0-4 during Sunday games and 10-2 when during the rest of the week. Also, Greg Oden is actually 38.
zippdementia zippdementia - December 01, 2008 (12:01 AM)
It's nice to see the Blazers doing well (and better than well) after years as the shit on the shoes of better teams.
Aquas Aquas - December 05, 2008 (11:16 PM)
Ah, liked the review. I share your sentiments. The notice of the game's simplicity compared to how complex battle gets in other RPGs I didn't think of, but it's true. Just slaughtering tons of enemies, la di da. =)

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