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by psychohype
May 5th, 2021, 12:30 am
Forum: Vol.10 Game Discussion
Topic: 473 - Sonic the Hedgehog
Replies: 21
Views: 3471

Re: 473 - Sonic the Hedgehog

After so many years of hemming and hawing over whether or not the traditional Sonic games were actually good, I'm here to say that Sonic the Hedgehog on the Genesis/Mega Drive is indeed one of the all-time greats. Even today, it's so simple to pick up and play. There's very little confusion, and the...
by psychohype
February 8th, 2021, 9:34 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Pokémon
Replies: 26
Views: 3856

Re: Our next podcast recording (13.2.21): 456 - Pokémon gens 1 and 2

I was in high school when I picked up Pokémon Red. I knew nothing about it, other than that it was recommended by some friends who insisted it was worth playing (despite the fact we were older than the target demographic). I must have played it nonstop over a long Thanksgiving weekend. I was just ho...
by psychohype
January 20th, 2021, 3:49 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Celeste
Replies: 14
Views: 2435

Re: 454 - Celeste

I don’t love it. I don’t hate it. Above all else, a tough-as-nails platformer lives and dies by the tightness and fluidity of its controls. And for my money, 2010’s Super Meat Boy is still the gold standard. For whatever reason, the controls in Celeste never ceased to give me grief. Specifically, th...
by psychohype
January 20th, 2021, 3:25 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Duke Nukem 3D
Replies: 8
Views: 1640

Re: Our next podcast recording (23.1.21): 453 - Duke Nukem 3D

Oh, the memories of discovering Duke Nukem 3D with my friends back in the day. My friends from church, I might add. I was barely a teenager at the time. Games like Wolfenstein and DOOM were already controversial for their gory violence and demonic themes. Duke 3D was something else. It had violence ...
by psychohype
September 21st, 2020, 10:18 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Prince of Persia (Classic)
Replies: 7
Views: 11058

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: 2058

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: 4489

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: 6637

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: 69580

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: 3974

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: 14946

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...