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 random gaming update where I played random games
March 10, 2015

My Terranigma review was #400! ALL SHALL PRAISE!!! I just wish I'd chosen a more memorable game to reach this milestone. But, as in life, nothing may be permitted to be perfect.

I just sent off my review of Dragon Quest IX to be proofed. Yay for productivity!

Let's see. To keep things reasonably brief, I'll just mention games where I feel I've done something noteworthy.

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More stuff I'm playing
February 19, 2015

Finished Terranigma and have review in the proofing zone at the time. Overall, a good game, however that third chapter drags on forever and has all sorts of annoyances that made this one a bit inferior to Quintet's other two SNES action-RPGs.

I've entered the Realm of the Mighty in Dragon Quest IX, so that likely will be the next game I finish. Didn't have the time to do too much there, but at least got the treasure out of the first few rooms.

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Another week of gaming progress
February 05, 2015

I finished two games over the last few days.

For Grinsia, you can just read the review that I posted today. A heaping helping of meh, that one was.

Over the next day or two, I hope to get a review finished for Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage. I've owned that one for over 15 years, but hadn't ever beaten it because back then I was all obsessed over things like 100% completion and got burnt out over frustrations over getting some of the better-hidden gems and tougher orbs. This time, I was a lot more laid back about those things and just beat the game. A lot of fun.

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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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