Showing posts from July, 2018

Corey Marshall, English voice actor of Shenmue summerizes the storyline from the beloved series

Join Corey Marshall, the voice actor of Ryo Hazuki as he takes you on a journey to discover how the story of Shenmue I & II helped define modern gaming. — SEGA (@SEGA) July 31, 2018

Happy birthday to Mortal Kombat: Special Forces!

Yes! The only true Mortal Kombat title that continues to be universally hated to this day, becomes 18 years old today! So why celebrate such a game that many add to their "worst games of all time" list?

Personally, I don't believe that the game deserves as much hate as it gets. Don't get me wrong, I hate the game myself and I'll never play it again, but to call it worthy to sit amidst the worst of the worst i.e. Superman 64 well, that's another story.

I hated the puzzle elements, I hated the clunky fighting and that terrible boulder level! But I have to give it credit for having a coherent story-line. When I say coherent, I mean better than Superman 64, which isn't really that hard to pull off. The boss fights were pretty cool too, and it's the first time we were introduced to an amazing character named Tremor; who wouldn't go on to be playable in any of the Mortal Kombat games until Mortal Kombat X.

So let's admire the game for what it was and…

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Games Delisted Across Gaming Platforms

As first reported in a Redditthread, the action role-playing games Marvel: Ultimate Alliance and Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 have been delisted from gaming platforms, including the Microsoft Store, the PlayStation store and Steam.

No official statement from Marvel or Activision has been given at this time but speculation aside, one can assume that this is probably another licensing-expiration issue similar to what happened to the deadpool gamelastNovember. Will we be able to purchase these games again? Only time will tell.

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16 Minutes of Resident Evil 2 remake gameplay at Ani-Com & Games in Hong Kong captured on PS4

I'll be honest, I wouldn't necessarily call myself a Resident Evil fan by any stretch. I was always more interested in the Silent Hill franchise. But I will say this - this remake is looking phenomenal! Although if I had to gripe about one thing, the framerate doesn't look too great, but I really like the direction they're going with and continuing their horror formula that they've returned to upon the release of Resident Evil 7 because let's face it, before Resident Evil 7, Resident Evil became another action-oriented gore-fest that brought no real horror elements to the table.

Framerate issues aside, the game is obviously in early development so I'll cut them some slack. I'm curious to see what the future holds for this title. As a non-fan of Resident Evil, if it provides an amazing atmosphere much like Resident Evil 7 did, they'll most likely make a fan out of me yet!

3 Mortal Kombat Titles That Fans Are Asking For!

Whether you've known it or not, Mortal Kombat doesn't always have to be a standard fighting game to be successful - look at Shaolin Monks for example, which sold over 1 million copies and was widely received by critics. We've also seen our fair share of terrible titles - looking at you, Special Forces!

So, here's our picks for what we'd consider to be an instant classic upon release:

Motor Kombat 2 The original Motor Kombat debuted within the release of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon as a minigame. It had 10 playable characters each with their own special moves and although it didn't have many stages, they were well designed; filled with traps and other obstacles that could delay your position to first.

All this, was only just a small portion of Armageddon. Could you imagine if they developed a new standalone title on modern systems? Filled with unlockables and secrets to keep us playing, and several more playable characters and stages? Maybe even throw in boss race…

A look into Silent Hill 2

I don't know about y'all, but growing up I always did enjoy watching gaming documentaries and reading up on some literature explaining techniques and tricks to development and coding on various consoles over the years, so I absolutely love when game developers release any information on their art - be it music, soundscapes, models, or even sprites.
Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a huge fan of Konami's glory days but in particular, I have a huge soft-spot for both the Silent Hill and Metal Gear Solid franchise. If anyone ever asks me what my favorite games are, they're my go-to answer! Silent Hill 2 in particular was the best in the series (In my opinion). Whilst lacking in the demonic horror elements introduced in the first Silent Hill, made up for it with an engaging storyline, excellent atmosphere and a feeling of unease and depression throughout your journey through the foggy little town. No other game has spoken to me much like Silent Hill. Part of why Sil…