Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Tumblr Repost : Aliens - Digestible Brain Juice

[Originally posted on April 24, 2014 - Read: Tumblr Reposts]

I had a crack at Aliens: Colonial Marines again last night. Despite it being one of the most disappointing games ever made, it’s actually pretty good to play when I want to veg out and turn my brain off.

Seriously, playing A:CM takes such little brain power that I was happily daydreaming about unrelated things and having full conversations with Emma while waddling my way through yet another vaguely grey corridor.

I also went ahead and installed the latest game update. It helps smooth out gameplay by eliminating bugs, but ultimately makes it an even more mediocre and less memorable experience.

I also had a peak online to see if there was actually anyone still playing the game. Turns out there are – four people.

That’s four people in the entire world.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Tumblr Repost: Crash Bandicoot Ain’t So Bad

[Originally posted March 31, 2014 - Tumblr Repost]

So I beat the first Crash Bandicoot last night. I was genuinely surprised at how easy the majority of the game is. I haven’t played it for many, many years and for the longest of time I couldn’t get past the first boss: Papu Papu.

Now I’ve beaten the game in two sittings, clocking in at about four hours. It was enjoyable, if not rough around the edges. Naughty Dog hadn’t quite nailed z axis platforming, and the controls are no where near as tight as in later games. Also, there’s a huge difficulty spike near the end, especially with regards to the “Slippery Climb” level.

With levels like “Slippery Climb” in mind, I won’t try and get all the gems for the “secret ending”. I’d like to, but seeing as how levels must be beaten without dying to get gems, it’ll be unnecessarily stressful.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Tumblr Repost: Brunch of Kings

[Originally posted on May 5, 2014 - Read: Tumblr Reposts]
[Note: I never usually take photos of my food. But I was proud of this brunch.]


Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Tumblr Repost: Hotline Miami - Squirty Head-Bursty

[Originally posted March 18, 2014 - Tumblr Repost]

Finally got around to playing Hotline Miami last night thanks to the nagging of one Stevie Grant.

I’ve actually had Hotline Miami on my Steam account for some time now, it simply got buried underneath all the many other indie games I “own”. I’ve done roughly three missions and so far I’m liking it.

The controls seems a little fiddly with both the Xbox 360 pad and the mouse & keyboard, and there’s a rather steep difficulty curve after about the second mission. Saying that, my second observation may have been due to me being a little sleepy at the time.

I’m also hoping that the gameplay get’s more involved and more difficult as I go on, but at mission three, I can’t really complain.

Also, pouring a pan of boiling hot water over someone’s face is grisly and awesome.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Tumblr Repost: Wolverine MAX as a trade paperback?!

[Originally posted March 12, 2014 - Tumblr Repost]

I almost choked when I saw Wolverine MAX as a trade paperback. I saw it in a book shop and had to get the book out just to make sure it was indeed the abysmal Wolverine tale penned by Jason Starr.

I’ve just been trawling the web to see if it’d been released in hardback. Thankfully it hasn’t, but even so, that’s a terrible move by Marvel. They know the book will sell on Wolverine popularity alone, making them a quick buck, but devaluing the Wolverine brand at the same time.

Sounds like the videogame industry if you ask me.