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.
Man.....that took a long time. I finally finished my review for Star Ocean: The Second Story.
About three weeks ago, I started it. I've mainly been just playing a couple of RPGs, so I had no reviews on the horizon, so I figured I'd review one of my old favorites from yesteryear. The game had left enough of an impression on me I figured it'd be no problem at all for me to crank out a review in one or two typing sessions.
Man, between work and watching college basketball with the aid of alcohol, I've been swamped the last few weeks, which has meant no real free time for much of anything else. As far as reviewing goes, things have been slow mainly because I'm still trying to work through some PS2 RPGs and considering that they tend to take 100 hours if you do the bonus dungeons and whatnot, that can take awhile.
Anyway, I'll have one or two reviews up this week, for those who've subscribed to my personal fan club and are interested.
Anyway, here's my list of reviews taken directly from that link Venter put in his blog. That means you WON'T be getting the date I did them or the actual links to them (because I'm in my usual lazy mood), but out of the kindness of my heart, I shall bestow comments on them to you on ALL 43 of them!
Karnov (NES) — seems I might have been either struggling with or coming out of my writer's block of early '06 with this one.
GG Aleste (Game Gear) — I honestly can't remember anything about this review.
Final Fantasy III (NES) — fun review for a fun, hard-hitting RPG. I was proud of this one.
Legend of Hero Tonma (TurboGrafx-16) — I seem to recall getting some positive comments on my comparison of this Irem platform game to their shooters.
All entries subject to change, since I honestly listen to so much music in so many genres that I know I'll be missing some great stuff because I'm kinda doing this spur-of-the-moment-like. I'll only include genres for groups I feel the majority of you don't listen to/care about/know about....although I do include commentary for all!
#: 311 (best number group I have anything by...by far).
A: Amorphis (Finnish folk/death/progressive metal/rock....depending on time period...they evolved greatly from their early pure death days)
B: Bob Dylan ('nuff said)
C: Cathedral (British stoner metal, influenced heavily by Sabbath, but with a heavier, sludgier sound)
D: Dream Theater (awesome progressive rock/metal)
E: Entombed (Swedish death/hardcore punkish stuff)
.....at home, alone and getting lifted. What was I to do for amusement? It hit me like a sledgehammer of justice to the hallowed halls of my resin-and-rum-soaked brain. Tecmo Super Bowl! So, I decided to play as the Jets for reasons unknown (possibly because the late Dennis Byrd is one kick-ass middle linebacker and I love teams with those) and rattled off five games before coming down and going to bed.
And, therefore, here you are with my review of said game. Since I'm really fucking lazy and only getting lazier as the days go by, I'm not providing you with a HTML link to it. The way I look at things, if you're too fucking lazy to find it the old-fashioned way, you aren't good enough to read my shit. Bastards.
So, anyhoo, when I was in the office today making up a couple of hours that I was behind for the week (by writing a review....I'm a good worker guy!), I realized I haven't done anything for or with the site in a couple of weeks beyond a drunk message board post or two.
I didn't write down the names of these levels and only actually remember one of them (the best of the bunch), but these are some great levels. Besides, I've gotten Blu hooked on AV now......especially when he found himself facing about eight Mancubi w/ 1% health.....with next to no cover.
LEVEL 4: Very nicely-designed level that gives you a hint of the larger-scale mayhem you'll be facing down the line. A very effective trap fairly early on put me on my toes and the hell knight/weak enemy ambush at the end was a very nice firefight. 8/10
LEVEL 5: Nice fort level. The beginning is very good, with you having to gun a few foes down while formulating a strategy to handle the HKs firing at you from a distance. After that, it gets more vanilla, but still has some fun. 6/10