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by Steve Arran
March 19th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All things Wolfenstein
Replies: 55
Views: 7294

Re: Our next podcast recording (24.3.19) - 362: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

I originally picked up the rebooted Wolfenstein games as I was looking for an antidote all the Uber realistic shooters that had been saturating the market in recent years (obviously debatable if some of CODs latest offerings could be classed as ‘realistic’). Sometimes you just want to shoot Nazis an...
by Steve Arran
March 19th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All things DOOM
Replies: 185
Views: 35025

Re: 367: DOOM (2016)

DOOM 2016 hit me at just the right time in my life, just as the original did all those years ago (thanks for turning me into a gamer Id Software). I was living abroad, it was the middle of winter and I had just lost my job. I needed something to let the emotion out which didn’t involve substance abu...
by Steve Arran
March 19th, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy IX
Replies: 22
Views: 1031

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

I often hear Final Fantasy IX heralded as a return to the roots of the series, paying homage to what has gone before in both its style and mechanics. I also hear that the Final Fantasy you love the most is the one you played first. Whilst I have no idea if the former is actually true (I suppose list...
by Steve Arran
August 19th, 2018, 7:44 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Valkyria Chronicles
Replies: 8
Views: 1242

Valkyria Chronicles

Totally agree with you ColinAlonso , I should have been more careful when choosing my words as truly the fault does lie with the developer and not the jobbing actor who accepted the contract. I know that Japanese culture is very different from ours, but sometimes I find it’s attitudes towards women ...
by Steve Arran
August 18th, 2018, 1:49 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Valkyria Chronicles
Replies: 8
Views: 1242

Re: Our next podcast recording (19.8.18) - 333: Valkyria Chronicles

Valkyria Chronicles is one of those games I can remember reading about back when we got all of our gaming info in print, rather than via the internet. The PlayStation magazine to which I subscribed was particularly glowing about this game, but being a penniless teenager at the time it was one of tho...
by Steve Arran
June 17th, 2018, 11:05 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1617

Re: 344: Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

Double Dash is quite possibly my favourite instalment of Mario Kart. I had played the original on the Super Nintendo as a lad but had missed the N64 iteration due to my teenage jump to the playstation. I would’ve loved to have had two consoles, but they were hella expensive back then for a kid with ...
by Steve Arran
June 16th, 2018, 7:34 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Resident Evil (2002) (Biohazard)
Replies: 18
Views: 1879

Re: Our next podcast recording (16.6.18) - 324: Resident Evil (2002) (Biohazard)

I only ever completed the original Resident Evil (actually the directors cut version) once, in the year it came out; when I was a gawky teenager, and the sight of a CGI zombie turning its rotting head and giving me the evil eye in THAT cutscene was enough to make me drop my controller in terror. I’d...
by Steve Arran
May 15th, 2018, 9:38 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shovel Knight
Replies: 13
Views: 1610

Re: 325: Shovel Knight

Hand on heart, I love this game. It was the first retro style game I downloaded for my PS4 which made me feel like I was a kid again; scooched up next to my TV in my PJs, playing what for all intents and purposes might be a Mega Man or Super Mario clone. Albeit a clone who wears fetching blue armour...