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by psychohype
September 21st, 2020, 10:18 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Prince of Persia (Classic)
Replies: 7
Views: 10150

Re: Our next podcast recording (20.9.20) - 437: Prince of Persia (Classic)

When I was in elementary school, I used to spend countless Sunday afternoons going to the house of some family friends from church. They had horses, a hot tub, and a full-size covered basketball court right next to their driveway. The reason I was there so often is because my dad would play basketba...
by psychohype
May 18th, 2019, 7:54 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Donkey Kong
Replies: 5
Views: 1646

Re: 375: Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong ‘94’

Donkey Kong ‘94 was a real surprise treat for me when it came out. I would have been 12 years old at the time, and I was just getting into that age where I was starting to appreciate the brief but already established “history” of video games. I knew very little about Donkey Kong at the time, having ...
by psychohype
March 16th, 2019, 5:52 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: INSIDE
Replies: 12
Views: 3163

Re: 378: INSIDE

INSIDE, what an incredible experience! As someone who really enjoyed Playdead’s first offering, Limbo, back in 2010, I remember wondering from time to time why I never seemed to hear any word of a follow-up game in the years after. When I finally did hear about INSIDE, it was already finished and ge...
by psychohype
March 14th, 2019, 11:53 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Disney's Aladdin
Replies: 21
Views: 4698

Re: 369: Disney's Aladdin

I miss the days when it was possible to have two separate developers take a crack at the same license, thus resulting in two distinct but contemporaneous games releasing on roughly parallel platforms like the SNES and Genesis/Mega Drive. Even back then, I don’t think it happened very often, but the ...
by psychohype
February 17th, 2018, 7:02 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All things Resident Evil (Biohazard)
Replies: 258
Views: 55043

Re: Our next podcast recording (17.2.18) - 307: Resident Evil 2 (Biohazard 2)

I'd say Capcom really nailed both the tone and scope for Resident Evil 2. Even as the setting moved from a macabre rural mansion to a more urban setting, the game retained the right style of unsettling creepiness inside the police station, and I can't imagine that was an easy feat to pull off. It al...
by psychohype
February 2nd, 2018, 9:41 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Crackdown
Replies: 10
Views: 3161

Re: Our next podcast recording (3.2.18) - 304: Crackdown

I think the biggest lesson of Crackdown was that it got away just fine with being a fun, zany sandbox game—one with minimal story or narrative motivation. It was also, funnily enough, among those early open-world crime games where the rival gangs were basically ethnic stereotypes (Shai-Gen's enigmat...
by psychohype
August 25th, 2017, 5:48 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Destiny / Destiny 2
Replies: 42
Views: 12113

Re: Our next podcast recording (26.8.17): Destiny

I first ended up getting a free vanilla copy of Destiny for the Xbox 360 prior to the launch of The Taken King. I really did appreciate the amazing detailed visuals in the game environments, as well as—of course—the tight and fluid mechanics of moving and shooting. Just moving around a virtual lands...