Moving on to other games.
May 28, 2008

Well, I finished my first runthrough of Resident Evil 4 last week and have been spending time figuring out how to write my review for it. Think I might finally be getting things together in my head, but for whatever reason, this one's been tougher to write than others.

And then, there's the collection of ROMs I've been playing. Mainly the two Zelda Oracle games and Mouryou Senki Madara, but also Neutopia 2 and another game or two. I do have to say that I find Madara's old-school difficulty refreshing. I spent an hour or two last night just going in and out of a pyramid dungeon, making my way to one treasure chest, getting its treasure and then getting out and going back to town and saving. Nowadays, you don't have to do that, as you can bully your way past most dungeons in one sitting in most games.

But, I do have to start focusing a bit more on those two games a friend let me borrow last year: Final Fantasy XII and Ace Combat IV. Especially since he has a few other games I want to borrow (Okami, Black, the last Medal of Honor game for the PS2), but likely won't be handing those to me until he gets those back.

I'm at the beginning of the fifth mission of AC IV, so my main thing there will be to get back in my groove, as far as handling the gameplay goes. With FF XII, my main challenge will be remembering just where I'm at and what I'm supposed to do. I know that plotwise, I'm at the place where you start out by fighting the five mandragora princes. And I know that I was taking this time to go after some of those optional espers and marks that I figured I'd be able to beat. But I can't remember what I had or hadn't accomplished yet. So I gotta hope I can find an email I sent my friend back when I was doing this, because I think I had a progress report up for how I was doing in my in-game "to do" list.

But then, after playing RE 4, I'm in a bit of an FPS mindset. Fortunately, I still have a couple unreviewed Medal of Honor games (Underground and the first PS2 one). So, I might also pick one of those up. Think I've done a couple missions in each one, but can quickly replay those and then get into the rest of them.

So, the gist of all this is that I'd probably get games reviewed a lot faster and more productively if I had any ability to focus on anything, as opposed to constantly playing 4-12 games at the same time!

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EmP EmP - May 28, 2008 (07:14 PM)
Stop slacking, slacky.

Write a Monkey Hero review at once. Then write one for Daikatana.

Yes.
Felix_Arabia Felix_Arabia - May 28, 2008 (07:45 PM)
Yes.

Write a Neutopia 2 review at once. Then write one for Castlequest.

Stop slacking, slacky.
sashanan sashanan - May 28, 2008 (08:10 PM)
So, the gist of all this is that I'd probably get games reviewed a lot faster and more productively if I had any ability to focus on anything, as opposed to constantly playing 4-12 games at the same time!

Only 12? But seriously, your problem is pretty much universal with any but the most casual of gamers. My Backloggery may *claim* I'm only playing 5 games...

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