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by Mechner
September 4th, 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Evil Within
Replies: 7
Views: 1038

Re: 391: The Evil Within

Having only played this game for the first time this year, I wasn't sure what to expect. Surely it will be as good as Resident Evil 1 or 4 considering Shinji Mikami returned to create a new horror experience. I came away from it over all feeling flat, the story is convoluted and seems to run rings a...
by Mechner
September 4th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Replies: 21
Views: 1939

Re: 393: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Gameplay is pitch perfect and the story suffered greatly for it, it was an anaemic version of Kojima's usual prowess (or insanity) as a story teller and world builder, it obviously suffered mostly from Konami's recent and unusual, business practice. I found myself longing for the 70 minute cutscenes...
by Mechner
July 28th, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Console Specials
Topic: Console Special No.6: Sega Dreamcast
Replies: 17
Views: 2574

Re: Console Special No.6: Sega Dreamcast

I came to the Sega Dreamcast extremely late, When it launched in 99' I didn't even own a video game console, on my many visits to "GAME", to pick up PC games which that year included (Prince of Persia 3D) I would also pine after the many consoles I couldn't have (owing to being a 7 year old boy with...
by Mechner
March 2nd, 2019, 11:50 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy IX
Replies: 22
Views: 2228

Re: Our next Final Fantasy podcast recording (13.4.19) - 365: Final Fantasy IX

This was the first Final Fantasy game I ever played, and it remains my favourite in the series. It was both mine and my older sisters birthday, and I vividly remember my dad bringing us to a local shopping centre, so we could get one game each, from the now long defunct gamesworld. (I still remember...
by Mechner
January 18th, 2019, 10:12 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Hitman (2016)
Replies: 9
Views: 1022

Re: 354: Hitman (2016)

Hitman 2016 is an absolute return to form after the abysmal "Absolution", and whilst at first I was a little annoyed and scared of the episodic nature of the release, I must say, it kept the game fresh all throughout that year for me as I regularly returned to play new missions and try out the exclu...
by Mechner
January 18th, 2019, 10:09 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
Replies: 31
Views: 2826

Re: 383: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes/The Phantom Pain

Gameplay is pitch perfect and the story suffered greatly for it, it was an anaemic version of Kojima's usual prowess as a story teller and world builder, it obviously suffered mostly from Konami's recent and unusual, business practice. I found myself longing for the 70 minute cutscenes... to be hone...
by Mechner
January 18th, 2019, 10:03 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All things DOOM
Replies: 186
Views: 40206

Re: 367: DOOM (2016)

Doom 2016 was a welcomed breath of fresh air in the FPS genre, it captures and builds on the original, all while being it's own thing. I am so glad it did not have "regenerating" health. Beautifully fast and gorgeously gory! The world building was fabulous and the sudo retcon/reboot style narrative ...
by Mechner
January 18th, 2019, 10:01 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge
Replies: 18
Views: 1718

Re: 371: Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge

Monkey Island 2 is aptly the second game I ever played, to this day it remains my second favorite game of all time (behind the original Prince of Persia) . I vividly remember my dad installing it on our first family computer, I still have the copied floppies my dad got off a friend in work. I was so...
by Mechner
October 1st, 2018, 3:18 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (Biohazard 7: Resident Evil)
Replies: 51
Views: 8056

Re: 349: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (Biohazard 7: Resident Evil)

I think Resident Evil 7 is exactly what the waining series needed. Like Resident Evil 4 changing up the series before it, Resi 7 changed it up again, returning to its horror, slow moving roots with an underpowered protagonist. All the while providing new gameplay, I think the move to first person he...
by Mechner
February 9th, 2018, 10:39 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Def Jam: Fight for NY
Replies: 8
Views: 1336

Re: 337: Def Jam: Fight for NY

I remember picking this up on release, having absolutely no expectations, only to be surprised by the interesting fighting mechanics in the game. It plays unlike any other fighting game I have ever played, it has touches of the usual affair (Tekken, Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat) mixed in with a hea...
by Mechner
January 31st, 2018, 12:30 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Stanley Parable
Replies: 5
Views: 960

Re: 318: The Stanley Parable

Probably the best example of a what you would call a walking simulator.

It also has some great comedy, which often is an afterthought in video games.
by Mechner
January 31st, 2018, 12:27 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Far Cry 2
Replies: 9
Views: 2370

Re: 339: Far Cry 2

3 WORD REVIEW:

"MOST" "REALISTIC" "FIRE"
by Mechner
January 30th, 2018, 7:50 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: BioShock, BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite (SPOILERS)
Replies: 283
Views: 36104

Re: 310: BioShock Infinite

Bioshock Infinite has far too much to talk about, the narrative, the gameplay, the themes, and the world building is a lot ... so I want to focus on 1 thing and present a theory and give a brief review of things I enjoyed and disliked. Its use of "Music" is possibly one of the most original and thou...
by Mechner
January 30th, 2018, 7:16 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (Biohazard 3: Last Escape)
Replies: 15
Views: 2341

Re: 313: Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (Biohazard 3: Last Escape)

3 WORD REVIEW: Weirdest Resi Game
by Mechner
January 30th, 2018, 7:14 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All things Resident Evil (Biohazard)
Replies: 262
Views: 36349

Re: 307: Resident Evil 2 (Biohazard 2)

Rather than give a play by play into why I think Resident Evil 2 is one of the best in the series and all the reason I love it and Leon S Kennedy, I’d rather regale the strange and intricate 3 part history I’ve had with “one” copy of this game. before I begin…. that “game.com” version is utterly biz...
by Mechner
January 24th, 2018, 2:36 pm
Forum: Volume Seven
Topic: Resident Evil (1996) - Cane and Rinse 301
Replies: 9
Views: 1828

Re: Resident Evil (1996) - Cane and Rinse 301

Ahh shoot sickened that I miss this! I’ll be back for my favorite game in the series Resi 2 :D

Listening to the cast right now! It’s great!
by Mechner
April 24th, 2017, 11:28 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
Replies: 9
Views: 3191

Re: Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver

3 WORD REVIEW:

SEQUEL IS BETTER
by Mechner
April 24th, 2017, 11:27 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Tetris
Replies: 11
Views: 3877

Re: Tetris

3 WORD REVIEW:

TETRIS WORKS PERFECTLY
by Mechner
April 24th, 2017, 11:21 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Grim Fandango
Replies: 13
Views: 3290

Re: Grim Fandango

Grim Fandango I played this as a 12 or 13 year old around 2002/2003 on the re-released Lucas arts classic line, I am a Lucas Arts fan boy of the games in the 1990's, as the adventure output was consistently amazing. Grim Fandango is considered the "killer" of point and click adventures. Sad, conside...