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.
You know, last year during the team tournament, one of the judges remarked about how it's kind of old and uninspiring for writers to simply pick out bad old NES games and bash them because, in essence, it's too easy. So I'm raising the bar and bashing bad old Atari 2600 games. Because it's even more easy.
Oh, that's right. I did tell Blu I'd be putting up more Doom progress from Icarus. So here's two more level recaps!
Chase the Chuckwagon
I'm still binging on reviewing all the Atari 2600 games I own (even the ones I don't really remember well at all, like the next one I tackle.....so get prepared for a deluge of factual errors!), so I decided to hit up one of the most memorable.
J = Journey Escape
Look at that! I looked at my list, picked a letter I hadn't done and cranked out another Atari 2600 review! For one of the all-time greats, too! Who's laughing now?
So, I did a super-quick Atari 2600 review with an ear-to-ear grin on my face because I was going to get a quick, cheap letter in the Alpha Marathon. And then I went to the AM thread and saw I'd already done a "K" review earlier in the year.
I hate myself.....
So, for the Emp and Boo Hatred tournament, they gave me a Doom wad to play. The main effect that's had on my life is that is reawoke that sporadic off-n-on Doom addiction I have. So, I've been working through Icarus (done by Team TnT, who did 1/2 of Final Doom; the Evilution half) and Memento Mori (an "all-star" collection of designers coming together to make one of the all-time greats in the eyes of many).
And, luckily for you, I'll be updating you on my gameplay until I eventually lose interest in Doom games again! So, with three levels of each done, here you go:
Sorry, Felix, your dream of me playing Castlequest this year might be going the way of the dinosaur, as I've covered "C" with:
C = Cyberdreams
Which also is for a contest, so that's two birds with one stone.
As for other progress:
Okami: Getting ready to go to Oni Island.
Dragon Quest V: Trying to earn enough money to buy all the really good and REALLY expensive stuff at the town your hero's mom was born in.
Final Fantasy Adventure: In Dark Knight's castle.
Alrighty-o, then, kids! What am I playing and how am I doing at them.
1. Okami — just got the catwalk ability, so I'm going back to previous parts of the game so I can climb up those walls I couldn't get up before. Then, I have to ride this dolphin around until I find the secret entrance to the Dragon Palace.
2. Dragon Quest V — in the really big tower you go to after your wife gets kidnapped right after you get coronated king.
3. Final Fantasy Adventure — beat Davias, went through some small cave and beat the boss there, now in another cave.