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OcR Boomer


So I'm pretty behind on playing online with you guys. Suddenly got super busy and it doesn't look like it'll slow down in the next week or so. Anyone want to set up a specific time this week to get together and play?

OcR Boomer

Let's game

Just saw my friends off back to Georgia, so I'll be available once again for some Halo today! Apparently today is my last day as a recruit, so I'll be sure to get in plenty of games when I get off work at 5. :) see you all then.

OcR Boomer

I went through with my retroactive review idea and pushed out a review of Kirby: Nightmare In Dream Land. It was pretty fun, and I'm looking forward to doing more. If you want to read it, follow the link:

I promise the link will get you there. I ain't foolin'.

Anyway, a couple of my thoughts upon publishing the first review:

  1. A lot of review advice I was seeing said to make sure you tell the reader what the controls are. So I did. And it didn't feel right. I don't think I'm going to go into detail with the buttons next time. Rather, I'll give an overall taste of how the controls feel and important mechanics implemented.
  2. I wanted to keep Design as its own section, but I think in the future, I'm going to split it into Graphics and Sound. There's too much to talk about in a single section to mash these together.
  3. Gameplay feels like it needs to be split into a few sections. I'm not sure what, though. Suggestions? Controls might be good to filter into a separate one, but I'm already planning on cutting the description of those down a bit, so it might end up as a pretty short segment.
  4. I need to keep working on the site layout. A unique background would be nice. Unfortunately, I'm not very good at web design or graphic design. I'll have to outsource that and I'm broke.

What do you guys think?

OcR Boomer

A thought came to me while lying in bed about five minutes ago. I really want to get into the world of video game criticism. I love games, and I nitpick the hell of of them. I gave it a test run with FTL: Faster Than Light. It was an enjoyable venture and certainly gave me a taste of the game critic's world. And I definitely want to continue that.

Here's the problem: I'm totally broke. I can't buy every new game that comes out in order to play it and give it a proper review. I can only do that with stuff that I've really been looking forward to. Besides, with new games, much more experienced critics are jumping on them already.

Here's what I'm thinking: A retrospective review blog in which I revisit games that have been out for a while. They've had time to simmer. I want to dig out the old games and give them a review from my oh so futuristic and wise 2012/'13/'14/etc. perspective. It'll give me the chance to build up my chops while giving myself a little nostalgia over older games. Plus, they should be a lot cheaper. Unless they're discontinued classics that you can't find anywhere.

It's definitely a project I'm going to start working on, and will become the focus of this blog. (Because right now, the focus is building cobwebs.) I just need a name. Oh, dear reader, this is where you come in. I'm awful at naming things. The things I've come up with so far:

  • Rothfusz Revisits
  • Rothfusz Retrospective
  • Rothulfossil Revisits
  • Rothulfossil Retrospective

They're pretty bad. But I kind of like the alliteration. Assonance would be even nicer. JonTron (probably the reason I'm thinking about doing this - I've been watching his videos nonstop) sounds really cool. But I can't really think of a catchy name like that to slap on my review blog. Help me out?

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