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    I finished a couple more Kemco games this weekend. I still haven't finished Antiquia Lost, actually...But I took a break from it. I've started a new one now, called Eve of Genesis. So far doing well. I'm entertained that they animated the faces for when the characters are talking. I'm not fully huge on the particular art style, but it's not bad- and the characters certainly have charm.
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    Have you guys ever felt torn on whether you either really liked a game, or absolutely abhored it? Red Dead Revolver was re-released on PSN recently, and that's how I've been feeling about it.

    On one hand, it's a very fascinating game. Doing a little research, I found out that the game was originally developed by Capcom, but was only half finished, with Rockstar later picking up the project and finishing it off by themselves. Some parts of the game are... archaic, for lack of a better word. I've died so many times because of what has honestly felt like some of the stupidest bullshit I have ever experienced in a game.

    This level in particular had me staring at the screen in disbelief, the objective is basically to protect the prostitutes in the midst of a bar fight. As long as at least one of them is still alive by the time you kill everyone, you'll pass the level. Maybe it's because I haven't played a game as old as this in such a long time, but it's hard to believe there was a time that games were... this.



    I don't know how absurd it comes across in the video, but trust me, actually PLAYING this felt fucking bizarre, especially when I kept failing over and over again. There is nothing self explainatory about this game, a lot of the missions have just been me trying a slightly different approach each time until I barely manage to scrape by. But as weird as it sounds... I kind of like that. I don't understand this game, but that just draws me in more. In an age of crippling accessability, playing a game that absolutely does NOT hold your hand at all and continually kicks your shit in feels like a breath of fresh air, even if the design choices are often questionable at best. I don't know what the developers were thinking with this game, I don't know if I ever will, but it is after all fascinating. A fascinatingly shit game that, in some bizarre twist of logic, actually makes it good.

    Anyway, to say something a bit more positive, I have to say the shooting mechanics do feel really good. The levels themselves are short, it'll take you five minutes at the most to complete one, but they are varied. You mostly play as the lead character Red, but it throws you into the boots of someone else every couple of levels. One guy had dual revolvers, there was a lady with a rifle, and a bow and arrow Native American looking dude. Another thing this game has, is STYLE. You can't tell from that video, but the graphics are appealing in a very 'low poly' kind of way that I would compare to Final Fantasy IX. That may be slightly generous, but I do like the way it looks. It also uses music that seem to come directly from actual Western movies, including one that was featured in Django Unchained.



    Before each level, you get a loading screen with a neat little animation of the character you'll be playing as.

    Anyway, I just wanted to share my experience so far with this fun little arcade shooter that I can't quite wrap my head around, but can't put down for reasons I'm not sure about. I'm intrigued by it, and that just makes me want to keep playing it despite how punishingly crap it can be. If you enjoyed Red Dead Redemption at all, I would recommend giving this a go.

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    It turns out OpenEmu supports PlayStation games, and I've had a craving for some classic Metal Gear (I love The Phantom Pain, but I'm completely burnt out on it at this point.) so I decided to begin a new playthrough of an old favorite, the very first Metal Gear Solid. It works surprisingly well with that bluetooth SNES controller I brought, although I have to miss out on the quick reloading function since it only has two shoulder buttons.

    There seems to be a few kinks in the emulation, for instance it completely skips over the little Policenauts chime at the beginning, which is important to me damn it! Other than that, it plays just fine. I'm a devout fan of the entire Metal Gear series and everything that is Kojima, but my first 'Metal Gear' experience wasn't even with a Metal Gear game. It was this crappy old flash game called 'Stealth Hunter', which has an isometric view, you can knock on walls to lure guards over, and snap their necks as well.


    (Haha, I had completely forgot about the exclamation mark thing.)

    It was more of a puzzle game, which describes the early Metal Gear titles well. With Sons of Liberty and onwards adding first-person shooting and things to make shooting easier in general, the series shifted towards more of an 'action stealth' genre, which makes sense but I do miss the old arcadey, puzzle solving style. For that reason, I consider Metal Gear: Solid and Ghost Babel to be my favorites.

    There is a LOT I could write about Metal Gear: Solid itself, but I'll save that for another post. Did you know, after you complete all of the VR missions, Snake does this silly little jump and goes 'yeeeeah!' ('YATTA!' in the original Japanese.) This is technically canon, if you complete the VR missions before starting a new game, Snake will talk about the VR training he did on board The Discovery.


    (And Big Boss fans say Solid Snake has no personality.)

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    Replaying Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne, one of ATLUS' PS2 JRPGs, to pretty much fill the gap between Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse (not out in the UK yet) and Persona 5.

    It's a solid game and probably my favourite in the series. The gameplay is great, the music is great, the art design is great, the atmosphere is great, the characters are okay, the demons are great. And what's more, you're recruiting and fighting all these demons which are directly taken from all different types of mythology, which makes them really interesting, especially since they're not limited to the lore/history that the games give them. It's just so genuinely fun to play and the game's battle system, dubbed "press turn", keeps things from getting stale by rewarding you for exploiting enemy weaknesses, and punishing you for making stupid decisions.

    Like really, the music is good.










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    I've been playing through the Pokemon Sun and Moon demo, and it's getting me so damn excited for the games. Not to mention, there are NPCs that seem to hint at events in the demo that will happen seemingly almost every weekend until the games release on November 18th.

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    I made an awesome discovery lately, a game called Cybernator (known in Japan as Assault Suits Valken), which is a run-and-gun platformer for the Super Nintendo. I'm not usually a fan of mecha, but this game is really starting to win me over to the genre.


    (Gotta love that 90s anime aesthetic!)

    After this I'm planning on checking out Armored Core, which is another mecha-based series by From Software.

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    Currently playing through Final Fantasy IX, The World Ends With You and Zelda: Link to the Past.

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    Right now I'm playing Uncharted 4: A Thief's End with the wife. Other than single player games I'm continuously bouncing around Destiny on my PS4, Modern Warfare Remastered, and Gears of War 4 on my Xbox.
    "We All Make Choices. But In The End, Our Choices Make Us."
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    Interesting posts, including Hari's which removes some of my regret from not bothering with Red Dead Revolver.

    I've been thinking of playing Final Fantasy IX since I recently got it and the X/X-2 pack in the sales. But I still want to stick to playing them all in order, the early ones being on my PlayStation Vita as I bought most of the PSP games in the store. Really, the PSP versions of the earlier games are superior to anything you find on Steam. Only from VII onward will I play on PC.

    I've played a few games recently. I've had a lot of fun playing the Jackbox Party Packs with family on Christmas and New Year's Eve, and then a few days ago. They're such great party games. I just connect my GPD-WIN (UMPC running Windows 10) to the TV and then everyone can play using their phones. I did get a little bit of spare time there, so I played some Freedom Planet too. Otherwise I've played some FPS with friends (Call of Duty 4, Duke Nukem 3D, Halo: Combat Evolved), 100% Orange Juice and Town of Salem.
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    Today was the first day in about a month I played OJ. I've been playing games 99.99% of the time on my tablet, including an SRPG I beat the other day called Legend of Ixtona, Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories, some puzzle games (I still am addicted to tetrocrate) and a generalized rpg simulation of some sort that I can't really described called Elnea Kingdom. I'm still playing all of them besides the SRPG. I really wish I could find a good guide for Elnea though, because lately the quests include items I've never seen or figured out how to find. Oh well- they're indefinite, so I can just keep them as long as I need, I guess.

    I got some new games over the holidays (besides HM, for example) as gifts. I have to look at them a bit too. So far, Stanley Parable certainly looks interesting so I'll have to see about installing it shortly. After that I also got Grey Goo. Not quite sure what to make of what I found about it so far...So only trying it will tell!
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