A third person review you say? How would that work? Well, with this thing called the internet and Youtube, a new wave of people are talking about and playing games that have been recorded and posted online. You should know people such as Pewdiepie, Press Heart to Continue, JonTron, KSIOlajidebt, JackSepticEye, LazyGameReviews and many others, one of these Youtubers who I really enjoy is Markiplier. Yesterday he released a video that’s absolutely worth watching; he plays a game called Presentable Liberty; it’s one of those narrative driven games such as the Stanley Parable, Dear Esther and the Portal games. However the amazing thing about this game is that it barely gives you any real control over it, and becomes a lot more of an interactive story, where you’re a prisoner who receives a lot of letters from a group of people caught in a horrible epidemic, and you’re one of a very few who isn’t infected.
Here’s the Youtube video, it’s an hour, but worth watching every bit of it. Otherwise you can play the game by downloading it from here.
With some great help from people on Twitter, I’ve been able to grab some high quality second hand GameBoy games, cheap, and complete in box at very good prices. One of which is Tetris 2 on the GameBoy; a game I remember seeing back in the day, but I didn’t get it. I wasn’t too keen on getting the game at a premium price, so finding the game complete for under £7 on eBay was a great find! Continue reading
Want to know what my favourite game is on the Atari 2600?
It’s Yars’ Revenge. It’s one of those shmups that tried to be port of another game, Star Castle, but became it’s own game due to programmers not being able to port the arcade game to the 2600. Yars’ Revenge is a rather unique game in the fact that there’s not really another game like it. To explain this game, you play as Yar, an insect alien floating in space, being attacked by the Qotile and it’s relentless homing destroyer missile. The idea is that the Qotile is surrounded by a shield that parts can removed by either shooting at it, or eating chunks out of it. once you expose the Qotile, whilst avoiding the homing destroyer missile. There’s a scrambled coloured bar a little left from the middle of the screen, this is the neutral zone. If you hide inside this, the destroyer missile can not hurt you, but you can not shoot whilst inside the neutral zone. Continue reading
People on Twitter will remember that I purchased some Space Invaders memorabilia, one of them being a Space Invaders Bottle Opener! Seeing as I haven’t wrote much recently, I’ll do a review for it! So yeah, Test this baby out with a good ole’ bottle of Cobra beer! Remember kids, Alcohol abuse is bad, leave alcohol to the grown ups! Continue reading
The Atari 2600 in my opinion wasn’t so hot on arcade ports. Then again that’s coming from someone who wasn’t even born when the Atari 2600 was released. However, there are a few arcade ports that were done well on the system that was only really was only really made to play Pong; and that’s Phoenix by Amstar Electronics!
Granted, the game doesn’t have the graphical and audio prowess of it’s arcade counterpart. But Phoenix on the 2600 is a great port, because they got the gameplay and the feel of the game right on this! Continue reading
So I got myself an Ouya, and over the weekend I’ve been playing a lot of this machine. Some good stuff, some bad stuff. But what do I think about this £99 console? Well… Why do we have to pay more for this! In the states it costs $99, but $99 is not £99, it’s £65! But talking about price, I’ll explain how this might get a little more pricey than expected depending on where you get it from. Let me explain… Continue reading
As you may have seen from a yesterday’s post, I picked up a GameBoy Pocket with a copy of GameBoy Gallery and Adventure Island. Well I’ve been playing it a lot yesterday and today, and I’ll have to say I’m pretty impressed with it!
Back in 2005, the DS was finally picking up steam in the game department as better games got released. Back then I wrote a reader review for Mario Kart DS. It was a pretty good game, that and it’s focus on Nintendo Wi-Fi connection, made playing Mario Kart online fun, despite it’s flaws and easy exploits. It’s a shame that the 3DS game didn’t interest me in the slightest…