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L.I.F.T – Light Intelligent Falcor Simulator [Indie Review]

Simple. Upbeat. Challenging.

These are how I would describe the above game, designed and created by indie developer DarkBloodbane, L.I.F.T is a retro style shooter where you must take out the evil robot group (Falcor) protecting skyscrapers as you ascend in the elevator.

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The Licker Myth Solved

There’s one thing at my childhood I will never forget, it was when my cousin came over and brought a PS1 game to play with my older brothers. Obviously my gaming curiosity peaked and had to check it out, I happened to walk in and watch from the very moment Leon’s head arches up and see’s THAT LICKER staring back down at him…my eyes widened and I was introduced to Resident Evil.

From playing it I always couldn’t quite figure something out, I know what zombies were and how they worked and that humans turn into them, but what about Lickers. What was a Licker pre T-virus?

I just had to find out…and the results were…interesting…

 

Soul Caliber 2 – An underrated beauty

I just want to start this blog by saying that I am not a massive player of fighting games. The only ones I have ever owned include:

  • Street Fighter 2 (Mega Drive & Wii)jfghfc
  • Street Fighter 4 (PS3)
  • Soul Caliber 2 (Gamecube)

Now everyone knows that Street Fighter 2 is and always will be the best fighting game ever made and I am not disputing that at all. However one fighting game I think that was in the shadow of the more popular franchises like Street Fighter and Tekken was Soul Caliber 2 and this game was probably the fighting game I have spent the most time on in my entire life. Released on the PS2, Gamecube and Xbox I didn’t realise what a good game it was until I was about 1 week into playing it. And truth be told the only reason I bought it was due to my passion for Legend of Zelda and Link who was the bonus character for the Gamecube version.

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Origins -Resident Evil revisited

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I recently purchased the Resident Evil origins collection for PS4, which includes Resident Evil Zero and the Resident Evil 1 remake on Gamecube, both remastered and with some additional outfits to mix up the gameplay. Now I already own both of these games on the Gamecube (along with the rest of the Resident Evil games in that generation), so why buy it again you may ask? Well one of the reasons is that because its on PS4, it makes recording the recording far easier, rather than hooking up my Wii to an Elgato and all that, I can just record direct and upload after a bit of video editing. In any case, I also purchased this as serious preparation for the release of the Resident Evil 2 remake.

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Warcraft 3 Review – Buying an old game again

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It’s not often that I will go and buy an old game that I use to own…tell a lie, I actually do that quite a lot, especially with HD remasters, but in any case this was different. I recently bought a World of Warcraft book: Arthas, Rise of the Lich King and that has really triggered a nostalgic response to play the game again. When my brother first got Warcraft 3 Reign of Chaos, I soon fell in love with it, at that time I was more of a PC player and enjoyed RTS games a lot.

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Trying to finally catch em all – Pokemon Red

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Not too long ago I got a hold of my old Pokemon gameboy from my brother, which brought back some great memories. Hours and hours I spent on my little Game Boy original, pocket and colour, battling pokemon and surfing on a Rhydon. But i remembered something startling…I NEVER CAUGHT THEM ALL 😦
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Retro is the way forward

So, I just got my N64 back from the parents, after years of it being left in a loft (I know, I was crying for it too). But now I have it and to go with it all the fantastic memories of some of the best games I ever played. Pokemon Stadium, from battling the gym leaders to playing Red and Blue on my big (maybe not so big now) TV using the cartridge pack. Going round my mate’s house and constantly trying to grab the golden gun before he did on GoldenEye, one of the best FPS games of all time. Then there was the first time I ever played The Legend of Zelda, Ocarina of Time and brother and I stormed through it together. We were on the edge of our seats the entire time, it was that good!

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There is also something to be said about the simplicity of retro games that make them so good to play and this got me thinking…

As I prepare my excitement for streaming on Twitch as of next week (fingers crossed the Elgato gets here quick!) I am trying to decide what games to play when. I am the type of person that plays games chronologically and so I thought I would go through the Metal Gear Solid series over the summer, ready for the Phantom Pain when that arrives in September. Then I got hooked back into Pokemon, watching Youtube videos of Pokemon theories (thank you Protomario, your channel rocks!) so I just really want to go back to playing Red and Blue again. Then there is the Resident Evil series which is close to my heart (SO MANY CHOICES) and I know that will take some time to go through as well.

In any case whatever I decide to go with, I’ve realised that they all have some relative in common, that they are simple, easy games to get into, but also a kickass storyline that absorbs the gamer and takes them away from anything else in the world (including the girlfriend hehe). No matter what age you are, the first games you play and the heroes within them will always have a special place in your heart, for me that is:

Link, Jill Valentine, Sonic and Solid Snake

Game on gamers and never forget the protagonists that made gaming a way of life for you…

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