Earlier this year the minds behind one of the most manly and greatest game series in history, Ryu ga Gotoku / Yakuza, released their take on on of the most manly and greatest pieces of entertainment in history: Hokuto no Ken / Fist of the North Star. It was going to be the most perfect combo ever since Silent Hills (RIK (Rest in Konami)). So, I got my hands on it and dived right into the world of martial arts ruling the apocalypse, men shedding tears for men, and shredded muscles around every corner.
The end result was pretty much just Yakuza-lite with a Hokuto face.
Siren had always been this game I needed to get revenge on. I had tried it on the PS2 and it kicked my ass all the way to Detroit, where horrors even worse than Siren awaited me. Then on PS3, when the remake/reimagined Siren: New Translation came out, I enjoyed the heck out of it all the way to the very last level, where my file got corrupted. It was like my fate to forever be bodyslammed by this series.
When I saw the game on the PS2 classics for PS4, I decided I would defeat the beast at long last, and end my own curse.
Added a missing piece of the Rockman World 5 script, the upgraded Rock Arm for whe you die too much. It has been added to the page.
Shadow Brain is a little known game made by a little known company with a stupid or awesome name (dunno yet) called Pony Canyon. I stumbled upon this homie purely through searching the Famicom library for something obscure and possibly funky. There are not many games like it on the system that aren’t called Megami Tensei, and is a game that requires a similar pain threshold – it’s hard. It also seems complex but is also a bit shallow.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a NES game whose very existance is baffling. Why does this exist? Who thought, hmmm, let’s make a game based on this old story – but not even follow the book at all? And then who decided to make it one of the most brutal games in history?
This title has some infamy thanks to the Angry Video Game Nerd who extensively raged on it, and honestly that does paint a decent picture of the game and its frustrations. But I am going to go through my personal experience, and how I have seen hell, and am a different man for it. This will probably turn super ranty, but it needs to come out while the horror is still fresh in my mind.
I know now, after completing Bats and Terry, that it is based off a manga of the same name. However, that didn’t help it make anymore sense. Instead it’s everybody’s favorite Purgatory Loop: Bats and Terry vs the Dragons of their Inner Hell.
Also known as Vaccine in the west, this is something I’ve had my eye on for a while. In a sea of games replicating NES, SNES, etc., it was nice to see a game inspired by old PS1 games – and one of the grandest genres to come out of the PS1: the survival horror.
Luckily Dead House wears its love on its sleeve, and adds an interesting element that I would like to see utilized again. Dead House has good things going for it that make it a recommendable title if ya got the cheese to spare.