Emp has some new pics on his profile. Can't see why he'd IM me for the first time ever just to tell me this. Didn't even know I was on his buddy list. He wasn't on mine. >_>
Anyway, it seemed suspicious, and even if it wasn't, I'm not interested in looking at pics of Emp at all. So I ignored it.
Anyone else get one of these? EmP, run a virus check, or be less gay. Your choice.
Oh this is gonna be tough to remember them all, but...
'Splosion Man - Interesting one button game. I've played a few levels so far, and I find it really fun. But it's one of those games I can only play in small amounts, lest I get overwhelmed by awesome.
Banjo Kazooie (XBLA) - This version is better than the N64 version. I love that notes collected are saved. I've gotten further this time than I ever have before. I will finish this one some time.
Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts - I haven't played much, yet. I find the game a bit overwhelming. There's so much going on, and it is like a platformer where every quest is a free-form race. I haven't really gotten far enough in yet to do anything major to my vehicle. Perhaps I'll go back to this one soon.
5 short of my goal of one review a month. None of these 7 reviews were anything special. A couple of them got runner up in RotW, but mostly they were lazy, uninspired efforts... written so quickly that my mental block didn't even have time to shut it down.
I wonder if people expect too much of me as a reviewer. I can remember a lot of praise about being great, but I don't think I ever really was. I had written occasionally great reviews... but I was always eclipsed by better reviewers who wrote much more, and were always consistently better.
New phone, which I really, really needed. Nokia E63.
My Grandmother paid for the compulsory insurance for my car (about $345) which was really nice.
I also got about $60 in cash.
I'm 25 now, and this Christmas has been about needs rather than wants. But that's fine with me. I also got my new phone about a month back.
I just sorta opened the submission box and started typing. Seems I had a fair bit to say about LOST: Via Domus. I actually wanted to score it a bit higher, but it's not a game I could recommend to people.
So it begins. I picked the first choice for character, a busty chick in red. That'll do for me. Combat system is different to what I was expecting for this type of game, and it might take some getting used to, but I'm sure I will in time.
I like the simplified version of the stats. Story-wise, nothing special has happened yet. The Master was going to tell me stuff but we were interrupted by bandits. I fought them off, and that's as far as I went today. I talked to Dawn Star a bit.
I also suspect this annoying fellow, I forget his name "The Lesser" is going to be a major pain in my ass. It would actually be a brilliant subversion if he wasn't!
So far the game looks promising.
Picked up Jade Empire (limited edition!) from EB Games. I think I got a pretty good deal. The usual price is $14.87, but it's reduced to $13 for the pre-owned sale, and with my Edge card, I got a 10% discount bringing the price down to $11.60.
And I got a bonus disc with demos of the original Forza, Conker Reloaded and something else. I'll be posting my thoughts on this game as I play it to assist with the review writing.