It feels a little weird writing a first impressions piece on a game that I obsessed over a couple decades ago, but here we are. Earlier today, the Nintendo 64 game Turok: Dinosaur Hunter released on Nintendo Switch, a port of last year’s Xbox One version, which was itself a port of a PC version from a few years earlier. But I didn’t play those versions. I did, however, spend a good chunk of my day with the Switch release. Continue reading
Hey everyone. Just like last week, I decided to upload my play session of Killer Instinct Gold to my new YouTube channel. There’s no talking or editing or anything, it’s just raw footage of me playing Killer Instinct pretty badly. If you want to check it out, you can see it right here. Let me know what you think of these. Is it interesting to see my actual play session after reading my Random Game Wednesdays post?
Killer Instinct will always hold a special place in my heart. I received my Super Nintendo towards the end of its lifespan, and Killer Instinct was the game packed in, and as such, I played it all the time. It was also the first game with blood in it that I was allowed to own, so that’s kind of cool. But despite all that, the game’s sequel, called Killer Instinct 2 in arcades and Killer Instinct Gold on Nintendo 64, kind of came and went for me. Continue reading
In high school, an acquaintance of mine loaned me his copy of Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon. I haven’t stayed in contact with that acquaintance and honestly don’t even remember his name. I just remember that we used to talk about video games in gym class instead of doing whatever we were supposed to be doing. I’m pretty sure that the copy of Goemon that I played this morning is actually his. Whoops. Continue reading
Sometimes, games come out that are very difficult to describe. Maybe they’re overly complicated or maybe their objectives are just hard to put into words. And then there’s other times when you can describe the whole thing in a single sentence and then have to try to write a decently long entry anyway. Hey You, Pikachu is a game where you talk to Pikachu. That’s about it. Continue reading
I was hoping to have my set up for capturing game footage done by this week, but it’s not quite there yet. So, for the sake of easy screenshots, I once again decided to take a look at Rare Replay. This time, the random number generator gave me a game that I rented as a kid, but didn’t really play a whole lot of. In fact, the only thing I clearly remembered was the map screen music, with the words “time to get moving” repeating over and over. So, what kind of first impression (or, technically second impression) does Blast Corps give in 2016? Continue reading
Using a random number generator to decide what game you’re going to write about each Wednesday can lead to some interesting results. In a lot of cases, you end up with games that not a lot of people have even heard of. But there’s just as much of a chance that you end up with a game that’s considered an absolute classic. This week, it gave me the Nintendo 64 RPG, Paper Mario. Continue reading
I should love Turok: Rage Wars. The first two Turok games on the Nintendo 64 are among my favorite games on that console. I know some people will think this is crazy, but I honestly believe that Turok 2: Seeds of Evil is the best multiplayer shooter on the 64, even better than GoldenEye and Perfect Dark. So, a multiplayer focused spin-off seems right up my alley. I even like games that use multiplayer matches against bots as their single player content, like Unreal Tournament. Why then, do I not like this game? Continue reading