Another whole series I need to catch up on. I never had an original Xbox and was never all that impressed with my brief, early encounters with the Halo series and so never bothered to follow the series, but what the hell, you can get the whole remastered series together for $40, might as well. Has to be better than that buggy piece of shit Dying Light, that I traded in towards it (not even going to get into that story. Just be aware: buy games from Techland at your own risk). Anyway…
Another installment of me drunkenly bumbling my way through old games and saying “alright” a lot for some reason.
Games played this time: Bucky O’Hare, Rygar, Terminator 2, Road Blasters, Growl, Total Carnage
Here we go again. These things are just getting longer and longer, eh? I don’t think anyone but my wife is even watching these, but whatever, it’s still fun to do and I’m going to keep doing it no matter who tries to stop me! Take that, “THE MAN”!
Games played in this one:
Legendary Wings, Jail Break, Warrior’s Fate – Rastan 3, Dragon Gun, Solar Warrior a.k.a. Xain’d Sleena, Willow, Smash TV
Ahhhh Crusader. One of the best old PC games from one of the best old PC game companies…Origin! Hey, yeah, remember when Origin was a division of EA that made fucking amazing games like the Wing Commander series, Bioforge, Cybermage, and etc. etc., and not the name of their shitty Steam knock off service for some reason? Of course you don’t, because I am fucking old. Anyway, Crusader was a crazy sci-fi action adventure game. One of the biggest things that set it apart from other such games was how destructible everything was.
Part 1 and 2 of Episode 1 of Pint N’ Play, where ironically, I drink a lot and play some games. I know everyone and their mother is already doing this on here these days, but it’s fun, so what the hell.
Games played this time: Shinobi, Alien Sector, Beast Busters, Chaos Heat, Paperboy, and NARC
Trine is a side-scrolling (mostly) puzzle platformer where you switch back and forth between 3 characters at will, each with a different set of puzzle solving and enemy smashing skills. Aside from being a super fun series, Trine has also always stood out in terms of visual design. Just look at some of these environments.
This is a test version of my new feature where I drink and babble while I play old timey games. Inspired by my YouTube watching wife and the wonderful videos of Vinesauce Joel. I know the audio levels need some work. I recorded everything here in a single audio track like an idiot and had to scrap almost half the footage I grabbed because the voiceover in those bits was drowned out by the loud ass games. I have learned from my mistakes on this and the next ones will sound much better, but for now, I didn’t want to let some of the good stuff in here go to waste, so here ya go…
Games played this time:
Spy Hunter, Space Gun, Xenophobe, Haunted Castle, Rolling Thunder, Trojan, and Superman
An earlier Grant Morrison work, originally printed in 2000AD, which only those lovely British people get. It’s a little rough around the edges and Zenith himself is not exactly a likable character, but it’s still a pretty good read. It’s kind of a prototype of what he did in Final Crisis, with some shifty, evil, extra-dimensional gods coming to visit Earth by inhabiting superhumans and getting into some multiverse destroying shenanigans.
Technobabylon is the latest point and click adventure from Wadjet Eye Games. If you’re not familiar with them, they are THE adventure game company of modern times. Their games are always extremely solid and true to the classic adventure game formula, minus the maddening, absolutely nonsensical and counter-intuitive puzzle solutions of the old days. They were behind great modern day classics like Gemini Rue, Primordia, the Blackwell series, Resonance, and more, and this latest addition to their impressive gaming resume definitely does not disappoint.