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About Me:

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.


On Friday.....
October 19, 2009

I released this review: Ion Assault

In other news, I'm mainly playing the Shivering Isles part of Oblivion and gradually advancing through it.


Two days, two reviews
October 09, 2009

Final Doom

For the contest.

I'll have another new review up for an assigned game shortly after the weekend, I'd guess. Tuesday or Wednesday is my "hope to be done" day. Other than that, a bunch o' Oblivion-related gaming.

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Another new review!
October 08, 2009

Streets of Fury

A moderately entertaining game I was assigned. Now it's time to write my contest review!

I'm primarily playing the Shivering Isles part of Oblivion now. Well, I'll really be delving into it in a bit, as I want to go back to the main world and do a bit of magic guild spell buying and some other stuff. A fun fact about HG is that there are seperate entries for both Shivering Isles and Knights of the Nine, so my Oblivion Game of the Year pack will provide me with THREE reviews. Which makes it important to do both of those add-ons with as few interruptions as possible, so I don't screw up and mention stuff not pertaining to them in my reviews of them.

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Another one down.....
September 30, 2009

Final Fantasy Adventure

It's actually kinda amazing how many times I put this game on the back burner, came back to it, abandoned it, came back again, etc. before finally beating it. When I got towards the end where you talk to the girl for the last time, I had to laugh because I'd named her after my wife at the time. It's been 2+ years since we've been split and we'd been on the rocks for a good year or so before that, so it had to have been 3-4 years back when I started this one.

And it's finally done and over with now! Hurray for me!!!

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Mystic Ark: First Impressions
September 23, 2009

In the past couple of weeks, two different translation groups made complete patches for this SNES RPG that never was released in America. It's Enix's sorta-sequel to 7th Saga (which I didn't really like, as my review illustrates). I went with the Aeon patch, as Gideon is probably my pick for the top dude in the translation field, so I'd pure-and-simple go for his patch over anyone else's for a game.

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Like pulling teeth.....
September 17, 2009

So, after a bit of a writing hiatus to recharge my batteries from the TT, here is my review for Wild Arms.

Tough one to write, so I hope it comes off well. I spent most of yesterday afternoon alternating between staring off into space and sporadically typing for a bit. And it took about 2 hours just to wrap things up. Hopefully my next review isn't so painful to write.

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Wouldn't want to feel left out......OD's TT recap
August 31, 2009

Let's see. Not my best team finish (losing in semis, as opposed to losing in the finals) and at 3-5, this was my second worst individual finish......but I'm overall still feeling kind of positive about things.

During the nine weeks that composed my eight matches (including the off week before the playoffs), I wrote something like 10-12 reviews and used six of them in the contest. I'd actually say that of all the years I've been part of this, this one might have had the most reviewers consistently cranking out new material, which made things really fun and unpredictable.

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