Tuesday, February 12, 2008


As of this writing, I am 2/3 of the way done with Mass Effect having finished my second run through, the Hardcore one, this evening. All that's left is the insane run and getting to level 60, as well as some other achievement mop ups. Saying I'm 2/3 of the way done is actually optimistic as I'm sure I'll have to start a 4th run to get to level 60 as well as a 5th run to get my last two Biotic achievements. It's an achievement whore's life for me. Yo-ho-ho and all that. Despite the final side missions being a total drag, the last few hours of this game are still a rush, and are unmatched by anything out there today. Them folks at BioWare sure do know how to make some epic cut scenes. I'm going to wait to do the third run through for some time as I have No More Heroes to play as well as a bunch of review games coming up. Someone has to review Wii ATV racing games, so it might as well be me.

In other news, my son is sick with some sort of viral infection that caused his lymph nodes to swell up like large walnuts. He's either sick, or his neck is hulking out and is corded with rage. Given that he's not green and isn't jumping around the house wearing nothing but purple pants, I'm going with sick. Unlike my daughter, who requires near constant attention when sick, when not sick too, come to think of it, my son is content to lie on the couch all day and watch cartoons. I have been using this experience as an opportunity to get him all caught up on both The Batman and Justice League cartoons. My fondest wish is that he'd like Batman: The Animated Series but I think he'd just find it quaint. After an entire day of nothing but those cartoons, I can say that I'm a wee bit sick of superheroes at the moment. Luckily tomorrow is Linda's day to stay with him, so I get a day's break before Thursday, when I'm sure the foul grip of contagion will still be upon him.

The toy hunt has been temporarily suspended as Monday I was able to score both an Incinerator and a Stockade at Target. Yay for me. I'll post pictures at some time, but both are pretty good toys, even though I ripped Incinerator's one leg off something like nine times while transforming him. I'm sure he was thrilled at that. Now there's nothing left to do but wait until the Classics 2.0 and Animated series lines are released. Not sure when Classics 2.0 is coming out, but the Animated line drops in June. It can't come soon enough. I may still get the First Watch Optimus Prime with his cool ass G1 color scheme, but those are everywhere, so there's no need to hunt.

Finally, I bought Professor Layton and the Curious Village for review purposes, and am loving every minute of it. Even if I didn't have to review it, I would have purchased it so take that for whatever it's worth. As an extra bonus, I get to review a good game. I'll have to make sure my praise isn't too over the top, so glad am I to be able to rate something above a C. Good times. Good times, indeed.

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