Monday, March 28, 2011

No review this week. Deepest apologies

Yeah, sorry about this. I've been pretty busy finishing up a couple of projects and starting some others. While you probably will never see most of them, some of them you will. One of the bigger things is that I will be joining a start-up professional video games review blog. It's still just starting up, and it's been going through some major overhauls in the past month getting it ready for me and the other new members. Originally it had been a one-man show, but there will be four of us writing for it now. If you've actually been following this blog and decide to check out this other site, then you may notice that some of my reviews over there will look similar. This is not a coincidence. Some, if not all, of my reviews over there will be posted here first in a rough draft kind of form. I make no pretense at saying that this blog here is professional. Like I said in my first post, I started this blog to get me writing. However, this other blog is professional, so the reviews will go through changes and polishing to make them better. I just didn't want anyone to think that some guy with the same name is plagiarizing my reviews. It is the same guy, and they are the same reviews. They'll just be better versions of my reviews.
On a related note, some of the reviews already on this blog and reviews to come will also be re-worked versions on reviews I have done elsewhere. Most of them will be from my college's sci-fi club's forums, but some may be from an old, oooooold blog of mine. I will not link it here, since it was even more of a personal blog than this one is. It's not that I'm trying to hide anything, but I just don't really feel it's relevant to anything here. If you really want to find my old blog, it wont be that hard. So if you see a review here that looks an awful lot like something written at my old blog... well, it is. But that too was written by me, so please don't fear that it might be plagiarism.
Aside from that, I've also been working on a translation of a Spanish role-playing game. Mostly this is for personal use, so I can share the game with my monolingual friends. But if I'm satisfied with it, I may approach the publisher to see if they have any interest in it. They probably won't, but a guy can dream.
That's about it. I'll try and make up for this week's loss by writing an extra review in the coming weeks, but I won't make any promises.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Blackwell Series

The Blackwell series is pretty much Wadjet Eye Games' flagship product. (Yes, if you haven't guessed by now, I really like Wadjet Eye Games. What can I say? They make products of the highest quality.)
Anyway, back to the review: The Blackwell series the the story of the Blackwell women, specifically Rosangela and her aunt Lauren, who are spirit mediums. With the help of their inherited spirit guide, Joey Mallone, they must go about helping the ghosts of those who have died and been unable to move on to whatever awaits their spirits after death. But not all spirits are just ready to go, they need to be convinced, in one way or another...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Gamers: Dorkness Rising

This is an... interesting movie. Made by independent filmmakers Dead Gentlemen Productions, The Gamers: Dorkness Rising is apparently a spiritual sequel to The Gamers, which is a movie I’ve never seen, though I wish I had. The plot follows a group of role-players as they try and finish a campaign. The problem is that the GM is an aspiring writer who’s the type that insists that the players actually role-play and often railroads them into where they need to go. Conversely, the players are a bunch of munchkins who don’t care so much about the story. They just wanna kill stuff and loot the corpses. More tension is added as the ex-girlfriend of one of the players joins the group. This is her first time role-playing, and she actually does want to role-play. Hilarity, as they say, ensues.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Alka-Seltzer Plus Day non-drowsy cold formula. (Citrus flavored)

So I was sick most of last week. It wasn't fun, but it did give me the chance to review Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold medicine, orange flavor. I'm also using this as my excuse for being so late in last week's review.
Anyway, I haven't had Alka-Sletzer since I was a kid, so I really wasn't sure what to expect, but since my symptoms were mostly headache, congestion, and sore throat I figured "why not?" I mean, that's exactly what it's supposed to help with.