My name's Rob. I'm insane, but not in a criminal way. At least, not yet. Take the character of Spicoli from Fast Times at Ridgemont High, make him older and chubbier...and you pretty much know all you need to know about me.
A big number! Yay! It makes up for the fact that instead of working on a review today, I just zoned out and aimlessly surfed the net!
Offer congratulations here! (note to EmP: "congratulations" does NOT include issuing a reminder that you recently hit 400K review hits)
Modern Warfare 2
My latest review. Struggled a bit writing it. I've noticed that the more obscure and/or retro a game is, the easier it is for me to write about it. Probably because I've done so many retro reviews over the years.
Next review likely will be the PS2 Baldur's Gate 2, as I finished it last week or so. I'm playing Lament of Innocence right now. Also feeling a bit of a desire to do something really retro. Zig's contest review is making me thing it'd be fun to review a cutesy shooter or something like that. It's been a while since I've reviewed one of those.
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time
I had fun typing this one. I was in a fairly whimsical mood. Or just more insane than usual.
In the near future will be my take on Modern Warfare 2, which should be interesting considering my general apathy towards multiplayer stuff, which is a big part of this game's appeal. Will I have liked the campaign enough to praise this game?!? Tune in to find out!
I had fun with that game.
On another note, does anyone have that "nemesis" game? By which I mean a good game that you like and get into, but never seem to really make much progress with it. I started a new attempt on my nemesis game last night: the SNES Ogre Battle. I love so many things about the game, in particular how you have to monitor the strength of your units because your reputation goes down the drain if you build up a tiny handful of units and have them slaughter all the enemy...or liberate towns with low-aligned units and whatnot. And who wants to achieve an ending that features your character as a soon-to-be assassinated tyrant?
So, last night, I had my plan set. I have two TVs in my living room, so if I want to watch something while gaming, I can.
I wanted to watch the UFC stuff on Spike and I wanted to play Project Snowblind. What happened was that I got through most of one level in Snowblind over the 3+ hours I was watching TV. I couldn't focus on both things at once, so I was essentially watching TV and playing a game during commercial and interview segments between fights.
And it's like that in reverse, too. If I just have a random game on TV that I don't really care about, I'll catch myself looking up and being like, "Whoa! How'd it get from 12-5 to 41-38 that quickly?"
In short, I'm just not good at multi-tasking. Woe is me.
Fun game. Now back to Project: Snowblind. Shoot, shoot, shoot; kill, kill, kill.
And also my replaying of the first American Fire Emblem on the GBA, this time in Hector Mode instead of Eliwood Mode. Fun little battle of attrition at times. Did Chapter 13x to get Merlinus. Took me three tries, but that was more because my goal was to kill the boss and visit the village, rather than just surviving for the seven turns that is this fight's stipulation. Next up is my assault of Laus and the beating up up Erik, the dickish son of the Marquess of Laus.
F = Fire Emblem: Monshou no Nazo
Oh yeah, teammates for the contest thing! This is my contest entry. Please offer any potential input you have. I may even have time over the next day to put advice into work!