Colorwind Plays ► Double Dragon II: The Revenge (NES)

My first attempt at a lets play! I started with a classic game that usually doesn’t get as much attention as it deserves, Double Dragon II: The Revenge for the NES! I mostly just ramble about my introduction to emulation, the various versions of Double Dragon II, and how I suck at this game. Continue reading “Colorwind Plays ► Double Dragon II: The Revenge (NES)”

Colorwind Reacts: The NeoGeo X and My Unnecessary Pining For It

I like to consider myself someone who is rational in their video game purchases. I tend to read reviews, download demos and trials, and / or rent games before I put down the $50-60 dollars. Similarly, I have a policy about new consoles where I wait at least a year after its initial launch date and must be interested in at least 10 exclusively released titles. I tend to be smart with my money since I don’t have much of it to spend on games or anything else for that matter. However, having said that, I really, REALLY want a NeoGeo X, a recently announced retro handheld that plays old NeoGeo titles. Continue reading “Colorwind Reacts: The NeoGeo X and My Unnecessary Pining For It”

Game Pitch: Super Mario Adventure

MarioSMBWWith New Super Mario Bros 2 bringing the originality of the Mario series into question, I started thinking about what could be done in the next iteration in the Mario series. So I came up with a concept and I am now sharing it with you.

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Unplayable: Grand Theft Auto 2

Some games stand the test of time and some don’t. However, some games aren’t that simple. Some games clearly led to something great, even if they themselves are not fun. However, should that benefit the game on its own? Even if said game has good ideas, should that improve your experience with the game proper? I did a post on the first Grand Theft Auto and deemed it unplayable. Perhaps not broken (as a mentioned in that post’s rebuttal) but unplayable. As a fan of GTA III, Vice City and San Andreas, I was surprised that the series was allowed to continue after making such a disappointing game. Maybe it was due to all of the Lemmings money. Anyways, I also played its sequel and while it didn’t give a great first impression and I can’t say I had fun with it at all, giving it another shot yielded a more positive experience. Yet I still didn’t have fun. So is or isn’t Grand Theft Auto 2 unplayable? Continue reading “Unplayable: Grand Theft Auto 2”

Unplayable: Grand Theft Auto (Rebuttal)

I previously posted an article about the original Grand Theft Auto. In it, I said that I was basically unable to play more than about an hour of the game. I received a fair amount of feedback on that so I would like to answer some of the comments I received. I am still planning on posting my thoughts on the sequel Grand Theft Auto 2 soon but I decided to this first. Continue reading “Unplayable: Grand Theft Auto (Rebuttal)”

Unplayable: Grand Theft Auto

GTA_-_Box_FrontSome titles stand the test of time. Some titles 10 years later are still fun to play to this day. Sure, they may have aged and may pale in comparison to their newer iterations but they are still enjoyable and playable despite all that. Some are even better than their modern counterparts. However, other titles have not stood the test of time. Some titles years after their release are rude awakenings, especially to those with nostalgic glasses on. Their modern iterations are light years beyond the original concept and make you wonder how the series was allowed to proceed from its atrocious beginnings. The original Grand Theft Auto is unplayable.

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Colorwind Reacts: PlayStation Collections

Yesterday, Sony announced that on August 28, along with the previously announced Ratchet & Clank Collection, two more compilations would be released as well and future compilations would be marketed under the label PlayStation Collection. The Infamous Collection and The God of War Saga will be released and will contain all of the games in their respective franchises up till now. Infamous will have the first and second games, as well as the Festival of Blood downloadable title and some extra content. God of War will have the first, second and third games, Chains of Olympus, Ghost of Sparta and extra content. A voucher for a month of PlayStation Plus will also be included. The PSP and PS2 games will be the HD remakes from the previous collections. Both collection will retail for $39.99.

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Discussing: Prince of Persia in 620s Egypt

A screenshot of a new Prince of Persia title was posted on Ubisoft’s forums yesterday afternoon and some eyebrows are bound to be raised as it pictures what looks like to be the new protagonist as well as the new setting.

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