October 24, 2007

Good News, Bad News

The Good news is that Eye of Judgement is actually really cool. The bad news is it is so cool that it has (among other things) kept me from working tonight until right now. Regardless, the game is actually pretty neat and fun, I've only played with the computer so far, which I don't think is the real intended experience, but the mechanics of the game seem interesting and well put together. If you like card games in general and/or have always imagined what it would be like to have the cards come to life, this is definitely a game you should check out.

In addition, today was sort of a game buying binge for me. I picked up Ratchet and Clank Future (which I have yet to open) and I imported The Witcher from Britain (due to arrive next week). Apparently, The Witcher is supposed to be really good, but Atari is censoring the crap out of the US release, so the internet (and my brother) has informed me that I should import it. Given that I've had almost no free time lately, those games should hold me over until...well, I guess forever, but the next big game in my mind is clearly Mass Effect, though CoD4 is looking pretty sweet, I'll probably wait to ask for it for Christmas or something.

As far as school and game design go, I keep on plowing away at my Prison. I still need to make the above water stuff, and add rooms to the upper part of the below water area. I probably went a little over scope on this one and now I'm paying for it. Add to that that our CTF Mod is due next Thrusday and...well, it's gonna be a little while until I can actually relax. Though there is a big BBQ and TF2 LAN party this Friday so that should be a fun little release. Alright, well I should get to that work I've been putting off. Later!


  1. I was thinking of picking up Eye of Judgement this week, so let me know when you have time to play a game or two.

  2. I want to play Eye of Judgment. I want to play it badly.

    I wish you still lived a 10 minute drive away from me so I could play all your games :(

    ... and of course so I could hang out with you. (but mainly for the games)

  3. Enjoy the Witcher, although I can't read about it without thinking of this:


  4. I have a suggestion! I suggest for your next project you try to pick a goal that is a bit under achieving. I realize that it will be hard for you. After you have worked about 90% to completion you can spend your extra need to impress on flourishes and details.

    I think you should try it out and see how it works for you. Worst case it you get one mediocre result rather then a great one. Either way you will more information about different approaches and how they effect your time and satisfaction.

  5. Wow, that post merited a surprising number of responses. I appreciate all the input. As for attempting to underachieve, I'll see what I can do. For better or worse, I am a perfectionist at heart I think, and when it comes to things I am passionate about, goodbye moderation!

    I hope the Witcher is good, but I guess I probably won't really find out until my next break (Thanksgiving), but I am most definitely the Witchest.

    Eye of Judgment is pretty sweet and I miss you too, Ben ;).

    I will definitely let you know, Travis. I really enjoy it, I just don't have a lot of time for it. I've already done enough procrastinating on things. I do have to go out and buy some booster packs so I can make sure I have the better deck ;). Also, you should try hitting up Rick, his PSN tag is the same as XBL. Just don't beat him too bad...

  6. Why waste your precious money of booster packs? http://kotaku.com/gaming/oops/eye-of-judgment-cards-copyable-314899.php

  7. Because I abhor piracy/stealing and I like collecting the cards anyhow. If you want to cheat, that's your choice. ;)

    In fact, I just bought 5 booster packs and a theme deck today, but I haven't had a chance to even open them. Alright, work work work...

  8. Wow. This has to be a record number of replies.

    All these people commenting and no one asks the most important question: What are you for Halloween?

  9. Does a burnt-out level designer count?

    I know a bunch of people have been planning to go out for Halloween or something, but I never even had a chance to think about a costume. I could go as V again I suppose, but you probably don't even remember that...