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.
I've been celebrating a new beginning to my Doom playing over the last year or so when I discovered a few sites with fan-made levels and games using Doom II's awesome customization abilities. During my brief period of time on livejournal, I made a bunch of entries reviewing the work of these people. And now, despite the fact that Blu's likely the only person who will even have one iota of interest in any of this.....I'm now using this blog-thing for that.
For whatever reason, I was looking at my contributer profile on GFs and noticed that my first ever review (Captain Commando) was sent in over three years ago (mid-March '03, to be a bit more exact).
Well, that's a reason to celebrate, if you ask me! So, here it is....so all of you can see that I did start out at the same level that it took so-called "seasoned vets" like Zig, Masters, Fact, etc. years to achieve! Without further ado....(my comments in italics)....
"Only if you really like Final Fight clones...."
I was bored at work today, so I went to my carefully hidden emulation files I buried on my computer's hard drive and played through a bit of the NES RPG Legend of the Ghost Lion.
Hoo-boy, that game.....has its share of issues.
1. It's slow-paced and fugly.
2. You gain HP and MP, not by killing monsters, but by opening certain treasure chests in dungeons.
3. Dungeons are simplistic and tiny, perhaps to compensate for your lack of healing magic, which means you have to buy items to restore HP.
4. There aren't many monsters (and each palette is repeated 3-4 times like most NES RPGS). I entered a completely new region and have encountered ONE new monster (the Werewolf, which is a differently-colored Kobald). That makes me bored.
The last week or two have been hectic as hell at my job.....but that time has come and gone. Now....my attention is coming around to being fully placed on putting people here in place.
I will overwhelm and deluge you with the greatest reviews ever.....starting this week. I've started one for Bonk's Adventure shortly before getting enough work slammed on me to kill a whole tribe of ordinary people. But that is only the beginning.
I also will have one for Traysia up in the next couple of days. And then? Maybe Galg....maybe Fire Emblem....maybe 7th Saga....maybe all of them, one right after the next, each hitting your senses as hard as a sledgehammer to the groin.
I have seen tomorrow and it is beautiful......
.....I prefer my RPGs to be dungeon/battle oriented because I'm old-school.....but I have to admit Suikoden III exhibits the perfect way to take things in the opposite direction.
Plotwise, it's the best RPG I've ever played. Overall, it's prolly an 8 or so.....I love the story, but....sometimes, the getting from one plot point to the next is tedious....do we really have to fight so many spiders, beetles and wild boars on our way to.....you know....circumvent this major war about to go down....????
It's time for a bonafide treat for you people, as I, Overdrive, count down my (at the moment) TOP 10 MOST-VIEWED REVIEWS. Read with rapt attention as I beguile and bewitch you in ways you never knew possible. And here we go!!!!!!!!
10. Final Fantasy VIII (PS1) with 297 views
It all goes to show that if you bash a popular game, people want to read about it. It's not my best review. It's not really that well thought-out, organized or whatnot. Hell, I only finished around the mid-point of a frickin' GameFAQs contest with this thing. But the unwashed masses seem to get into reading it, so that's fine with me!
I wrote a review today. Well, actually, I did the intro yesterday and did the bulk of the work today. Came out pretty good if I do say so myself. Clocked in around the 850-word mark (give-or-take)......which I'm proud of. I'm getting better at tightening up my writing, so I can make a bunch of bad jokes in my reviews while not creating something bloated that takes an hour to read.
I feel cooler already......