If that title didn't make much sense to you then you're going to have to bail out right now or take a deep breath and brace yourself for more of the same, because it's all downhill from here. It is of course a piece of Vogon poetry from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: A wildly inventive classic … Continue reading Oh freddled gruntbuggly, thy nacturations are to me!
I love everything about the original Resident Evil. The story, the frequently bizarre voice acting, the way the horror of those first nervous playthroughs melts away into silky speedruns as Umbrella's finely-tuned puzzle box of monsters clicks into place - every last little detail is something to be noted and cherished. So this admission is … Continue reading THE WASPS GO IN THE WASP NEST
Broadly speaking Sakura Taisen is to Sega what Final Fantasy is to Square-Enix and Pokémon is to Nintendo - a very special all-eyes-on-this event generating sort of series where the slightest whiff of a new release announcement guarantees immediate media attention and huge fan excitement that you can be sure will translate into an awful lot of sales on … Continue reading Sakura Taisen: Continuation of the dream
Seeing Sega games on what could be considered rival formats may have been nothing new even as far back as the year 2000, when this Sakura Taisen game released on Nintendo's unstoppable Game Boy Color, Sonic the Hedgehog had an excellent platformer on the Neo Geo Pocket Color, and Sega's own Dreamcast had players worldwide … Continue reading Sakura Taisen GB: Geki Hanagumi Nyuutai!
You can usually spot an Amiga game a mile off: It'll have a bright pink gradient for a background and then everything in front of that will either look like airbrushed chrome, "I read The Lord of the Rings as a teenager", or eighties anime as half-remembered by a British guy who saw Akira once … Continue reading Blade Warrior
It's time to face my fears! I tend to think of Ecco the Dolphin as not merely some old and difficult game but full-on nightmare fuel; lurking under that adorable splashy dolphin exterior, all cute cetacean chirps and wise blue whales, lies a game that is all about slowly suffocating to death while trying to stop … Continue reading Ecco the Dolphin PC
Being a hero is a universally appealing concept: Who wouldn't want to be super strong, save the day, and know they're the coolest person in the room? Which makes Rent A Hero's decision to turn all of your comic-based fantasies on their head feel more than a little disorienting: Your crime-fighting suit's an accidental rental, your powers … Continue reading Rent A Hero