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.
Since there is a scientific law somewhere that says progress reports are fun both to write and to read, here's what I've been doing in the wild world of gaming over the past however long it's been since my last progress report.
Here be the original review which shall be rewriten sometime between this very minute and Saturday.
Since the beginning of time, mankind has yearned to fly. Of course, until the level of technology began to match that dream, there were some disastrous results. Just go back to the mythic times of Daedalus and Icarus. While Daedalus seemed to catch the hang of using the artificial wings he created, poor Icarus flew too close to the sun, had the wax holding his wings melt and then took a one-way trip to the depths of the Mediterranean Sea. Not exactly a rousing success, is it?
So, I'm trying to shake off possibly the worst writer's block I've ever had. I'm talking NO MOTIVATION TO WRITE ANYTHING bad. Like not even getting to the point where I create a text document and just stare at it until I realize that I took two hours to write that many paragraphs — to the point where I think about creating one and then don't.
So, in order to help me, I'm going to give all sorts of "what I'm playing" updates. Basically any game from the past month or two from most time with to least time with.
So, we're under a L2 snow emergency here in north-central Ohio and I get the day off work! Even better, it seems that (at least for the time, knock on wood) my internet is working good after two days of service so slow that I was wondering if I'd magically reverted to dial-up. That means RotW will be done today...unless it goes bad again. But first, it's time to fry fish. Which means I need to wash dishes.
A SCARY STORY:
So, yo, I'm playing the Live Arcade port of Symphony of the Night and I've noticed that I'm struggling a bit more than usual with this game. Like, even to the point of occasionally dying in rooms other than that one where you have to use Sonic Bat powers to get through the dark, spiky room. I've come up with three theories for this. If anyone who is familiar with this game, both on the PS and Live Arcade, has insight...well, that's what I'm hoping for!
Throughout my gaming/reviewing stage (ie: the last 7+ years), I've operated both through emulation and purchases. Over the past couple of months, I've collected a number of more recent RPGs. Tales of the Abyss for the PS2 (already reviewed on GR) was the old-timer of the bunch, while I also picked up the 360's FF XIII, Infinite Undiscovery, Resonance of Fate, Star Ocean: The Last Hope and Tales of Vesperia. Along with Red Faction Guerrilla. And I do have my share of games I've owned for some time that I'd like to believe I'll finish at some point like SMT: Nocturne and Persona 3. A lot of work, but nothing that's not doable, given enough time.
My MOTO review. I had a lot of fun writing it. A bit more creative than some of the stuff I've done recently. For a while, I thought about doing the whole thing in "dream voice". Then I decided that would come out stupid. So I didn't.
Also, there will be a review of Comic Jumper coming here in the near future. Fun, quirky game by Twisted Pixel, who already have AWESOME POINTS from me for 'Splosion Man.
That's my review of Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions. I really liked it. By our numbering system here, I'd say 9/10.