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.

I struggled today
November 09, 2005

I wrote a review on Metroid. The thing is that a ways back, Mariner had and it was submitted during one of my GF RotD days. I read it and completely agreed with it.

I hate when that happens, because I feel my review is so inspired by his that it really doesn't have a true identity. I don't think it's a bad review, by any means.....I've read it a dozen or so times and liked the writing......it just strikes me as being a somewhat derivative review.

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What I am I doing.......
November 07, 2005

So, yesterday afternoon, I was playing Addams Family Values for the SNES......and suddenly, it just hit me: I'VE HIT ROCK BOTTOM!!!!! I mean, I was playing Addams Family Values, fer christsakes!!!!!

Someone put me out of my misery.......


I hate when good ideas go to waste......
November 01, 2005

During the whole time I've been at GameFAQs, probably the best idea (on paper) they ever came through with there was their current review rating system.

I thought it was bitchin' groovin', dude! A lot of us had been talking about how it'd be nice if actual writers of quality could be seperated from the "chaff" in some way......and a few of us had the chance. By being on the "Highest Rated" list, a number of the best writers that submitted there could be prominently featured.

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Something I've grown to dislike......
October 26, 2005

Is 7th Saga.

I was playing it for a bit last night and realized that game makes me miserable. I'm up to the snowy continent now......meaning I'm 'bout two-thirds of the way through, so my stupid sense of pride won't let me abort my quest, but I am just hating this game right now.

The battle graphics are quite nice for the SNES. I love some of the music (dungeon, especially, even though it loops after a very brief time). I absolutely can't stand the massive amount of fights it takes to level up and the necessity of doing so. It's like Enix set out to make the most tedious experience possible.

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One down, one to go
October 20, 2005

Got one of my two reviews for the week done (and the other needs only a conclusion and a proofreading/scouring). That's a good start for me.

Gundam SEED was an interesting game to review.....interesting in that I definitely wasn't in Bandai's target audience, but was still muddling through it and writing about it. Kinda a change of pace for me, as far as the sort of game I write about.

Neat.....off to nappy-land for me now.....gotta get 'bout 2-3 hours of sleep and then drive an hour or so to do more work! Yay!

Work sucks!!!!
October 19, 2005

When you handle the sports for a small-town newspaper.....three parts of the year suck. Fall sports tournaments, winter sports tournaments and spring sports tournaments. Well, the fall stuff has begun and I'm swamped.

Still, with a little luck, I will have two reviews up before the end of the week. One that I'd started before I got sick and one I started today, but didn't have time to finish.

Then I have to figure out my next project. Gulliver Boy (SNES/S.Famicom) is a possibility, as is Dragon Warrior IV (NES) and Sonic 2 (GEN). Diverse array of old-school platforms there, isn't it?


I'm sick.....
October 13, 2005

Vicious-ass cold or flu has got me by the balls and given them a good squeeze-n-twist.....

Slept for about 12 hours last night, but still feel like shit. Days like this make you really hate life.......and everyone that's happy and healthy.


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