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.

A post about games I've been playing over the last week
January 27, 2015

1. I finished Skyrim after a total of roughly 465 total hours (215 the first time and 250 this time, where I did DLC stuff, too) by doing all the work in Dragonborn. Submitted review of Dragonborn that will go up WHENEVER JASON GETS TO COPY-EDITING IT!!!!!!!!!!! And then, in all likelihood, whenever I realize it's been edited and actually think to post it! Sort of a bittersweet moment, as that game was a huge cornerstone of my free time for the past few months, so it's kind of like there's a void in my heart that will never be filled again.

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The Trials of Actually Completing the Alphabet Marathon
January 21, 2015

I never really even planned to try for this thing this year. I've kinda gotten into this "I've bought a ton of games I actually want to play, so why spend time on stuff for arbitrary reasons" mode. And then I started out by clearing "S" and EmP came up with an idea that will get me "Z" and I suddenly got the idea that I should make a real effort to clear all 26 letters (and the damn evil #). I mean, I never won the Alphaolympics and since we don't really have 27 or so writers, that will probably never happen thanks to that goddamn tiebreaker that fucked me over that one year... And I never won the Summer Team Tournament and that also doesn't seem to be in the cards, so I might as well at least be able to say I completed this thing and am a true legend of all time in all fields known to man

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Save Scumming!
January 16, 2015

So, one of my many projects right now is the first Eschalon game on Steam. It's a reasonably solid stripped-down Baldur's Gate-type, with a one-man party fighting goblins, thugs, lizards, slimes and (I'd assume) other critters. As well as me butchering a helpful townsperson because he had an adverse reaction to me looting his house.

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An era will end in a few days
January 14, 2015

When Skyrim came out, I played the hell out of it and finished it with about 215 hours recorded. Last year, I bought all the DLC and started from scratch. I've done all of vanilla Skyrim and Dawnguard (and as much of Hearthfire as I felt like, by which I bought all the properties, set up framework for the houses and adopted a kid to live alone with my wife in Solitude's expensive house while my character exists as the world's worst husband/parent by basically never going home, since I use my Whiterun house as my storage place. SUCKS TO BE YOU, FAMILY!

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Today I wrote my 330th review.
April 21, 2012

It's a round number, so I'm noting it as a milestone of sorts. Which gives me an excuse to celebrate heavily today. CHEERS!

My reviews are getting longer again...
March 03, 2012

I don't know if its just because I've had a lot to say about certain games like FF XIII and Chrono Cross, but I've been more in the 8-9 MB realm than the 5-6 MB realm recently. Might have to do a couple short-n-sweet reviews just in case I'm just getting overly verbose.

OD's Thought for the Day


Random Skyrim thoughts
January 10, 2012

Since I'll be reviewing it in the next couple weeks most likely. Love the game, but am starting to get a bit tired of it. 150ish hours of something does do that.

1. Avoid Fast Travel when possible. I only use it to get back to base and/or collect quest rewards, but try to walk everywhere. The game's really attractive and immersive, but when you rely on fast travel, it really devolves. Which is why I'm still going strong after 150 hours. That walking takes time.

2. Most alive world I've experienced. Just the sheer number of quests you can get from just about everyone, as well as all the little randomized events that can happen as you're walking around the countryside.

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