Archive for August, 2009

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Kibou – Acquisition Report

August 28, 2009

Kibou/PolymetricaHEY GUYS I AM STILL ON THIS BLOG. Surprise? I have been kind of addicted to buying games rather than playing them, so Bak’Laag has been strengthened quite a bit…Also, most of the stuff I bought are RPGs therefore they will not be beaten anytime soon. Probably. Anyways, this is a report of stuff I bought since my last post, plus a bit of impressions if I played it…All currencies are in Canadian Dollars unless otherwise specified. Unfortunately this post also includes stupid photos.

Games acquired:
Suikoden III, Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy XII, Chrono Cross, Shadow Hearts, Xenogears, Ikaruga, Final Fantasy IX, PS1 Memory Card

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_hojo:Prebacklog Backlogging

August 22, 2009

hojo.artcore_when i first joined the Backloggery, i had over 100 unfinished games in my collection, and close to 325 total. currently, those numbers sit at 49 and 424 respectively (thanks for the Total Game inflation, Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection!). for many years, i had owned a ton of games that i had never played for more than 5 minutes, much less finished. occasionally, i’d look through all these games that i owned, and i’d say “i need to play all these games i’ve never played. one of these days…” then i’d play Xenogears again. but after joining the Backloggery, seeing that Unbeaten Games total fall and those Beaten and Completed totals rise were just the motivation i needed to get me to actually act upon those previous threats of…playing games. but while this was the first time i’d been truly motivated to try to beat EVERYTHING in my collection, this was not the first time i’d been motivated to beat unplayed games in my collection. let’s take a trip back into the past…the long forgotten time of 2007-2008!

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_hojo:Woody’s Roundup.03

August 14, 2009

hojo.artcore_another birthday has come and gone, and as my age becomes more and more advanced, i find myself acquiring fewer and fewer presents. it comes with the territory, so don’t be surprised when it happens to you. but the one good thing about acquiescing less presents is that the backlog gets fed less every year. this years haul saw only 1 addition to the collection, Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise. it’s a souped up version of the original, with somehow even cuter new pinatas. how they managed that is beyond me, the first one was so adorable. anyways, rounding out my gifts were season 5 of Ranma 1/2 and American Dad season 4 on DVD, and issues 1-23 of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic collected in various graphic novels. overall, very high quality gifts, i must say. good work, family. anyways…somebody’s poisoned the waterhole. time for another installment of Woody’s Roundup.

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Gendo – The King of Fighters 2009

August 4, 2009

Gendo

Well I was contemplating what to do for my first post here and many different topics have been swimming around in my head the past few days, but some of those can wait for future blog posts. The one that’s been on the forefront of my mind for the past couple days has been The King of Fighters XII. So I present to you a short review of The King of Fighters XII, for the PS3 and 360.

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_hojo:Scrumptious ‘Splosion Man

August 1, 2009

hojo.artcore_ah, platformers. at one point in time, when i was young, it seemed like every game was a platformer of some kind. renting games at my local video park was basically “Rent a Platformer.” anything i rented, i expected it to scroll sideways and involve jumping on and over various things. any game based on licensed properties were platformers. they were like the default genre. funny enough, a lot of licensed games now are also platformers, only they’re awful 3D platforming abominations. in fact, most 3D platformers are awful abominations unto the lord himself. i wouldn’t be surprised if god beamed an image of himself into these developers dreams at night, sitting on a cloud, stroking his hand on his head to show that he has a migraine, muttering something underneath his breath sounding like “you son of a bitch, you shame me with this wretched garbage.” basically…the platform genre has been a rather desolate place the past 10 years. sure, we get stuff like Super Mario Galaxy or Jak and Daxter every once in a while, but it’s been slim pickings for platformers since we stopped measuring the power of consoles in bits.

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