Sep 21, 2013

I don't know if anyone is reading this blog anymore, but here goes.

I've been slack as hell at updating here, I've made a few attempts at picking it up but it's all gone to the dickens, I'll admit that.  One thing I never do though, is give up.

So here's a filler post of sorts with select videos I've posted on Youtube since my last stint here, and I hope you'll find something interesting!  As usual, if your embedded video player doesn't let you go 1080 or 720p fullscreen I recommend clicking the Youtube button on the videos and watching them there instead.

To get the pace going, here's a test video I made on the not so recently released anymore Need for Speed: Most Wanted, still a fun game, despite a few dire issues on the PC version (I play mostly on PC exclusively these days btw)

I've been playing a lot of strange and wonderful games over the years. One of them that has charmed me more than others is the rather simple mechanically but very challenging Bit.trip presents: Runner 2, Future Legend of Rythm Alien. This is a game that fits into the 'endless runner' category, except this game has production value, actual levels that end at some point and online leaderboards and all that good stuff.  This next clip is from a (after some practice) pretty decent run on a level played on hard difficulty.

If there's one thing I got a nerd soft spot for its oldschool pc games. A perfect example would be.. Doom, for example.  As it happens, Doom is still kicking despite popular belief, and it's gotten rather bad ass thanks to faithful modders.  This next clip is the last level of Doom 1 episode 1, freely downloadable in shareware form still I believe (but still worth your money).  Oh yeah, mods.  Have a gander at Brütal Doom!  And Doom Metal level music remakes, and high quality texture packs! And a really challenging game, I actually recommend saving before opening any door on this game unless you're familiar with the levels.  Also, funny thing I found out while making this post, the instructions I posted in this video got stolen to the extreme by various other youtube uploaders. Not that I mind too much, its rather amusing, also if it gets people back into this game its a win across the board.

Speaking of really challenging games, I had a C64 back in the days, and one of the most played games on it was the Great Giana Sisters.  It's back!  Okay, it has been back a while, since there has been remakes for handheld devices already, but now it is also on proper systems in a very lovingly created reinterpretation of the original game.  I say that, because it plays very different than the old C64 game I loved back then.  The original was a blatant copy of Super Mario Brothers, this remake keeps the charm of that game and the difficult platforming, borrowing some gimmicks from more recent 2d platformers but also adding the 'twist' mechanic that changes your abilites, and the levels themselves, which is rather novel.  Also, the music is freaking sweet.


Speaking of sweet music, and in the same genre to boot, Rayman Legends is no longer a WiiU exlusive and has spread its limbless limbs over all current platforms.  I'm just going to drop this bombshell.  Ubisoft got better at 2D platform games than Nintendo. Rayman Legends is SO much more than any version of the Mario games we've seen the last decade, I really hope it inspires the good people over at Nintendo to get a bit more original with their next Mario stuff.  Anyway, this game has the sweetest 2d/3d visuals I've seen in a long time. The animation quality is so good (and that's saying something, we're animating a character without arms or legs here).  And the music?  Well, instead of trying to explain it let me show you 'Castle Rock', one of the musical levels you can unlock at the end of each world in Rayman Legends:

So that's a bit of content on this blog again after all this time.  I haven't forgotten about writing completely, I just don't have the drive lately.  I'm still about, though.  And I will yet again try to get back into this!  I hope some of these clips were enjoyable and if you like what you're seeing here, there's a bit more on the channel they lead to.  For now, thanks for reading and see you next time!

1 comment:

STN said...

Been a while, eh? Keep on truckin' man!