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Played Double Dragon today (on the Double Dragon Trilogy, Steam). My impressions in the comments.

 
 
 

The Destructoid Convoy: Operation Rubber Ducky

It had been quite a while since the good ship USS Enthusiast Gaming ended up crash landing in Omek Prime, all because someone had blown the fuse on the kettle which created a chain reaction of explosions that led to engineering. Hauli...

 
 
 
 

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Yep, that big mug is mine.  I have gained a little weight in recent years, but the way I pose for my facial expression squashes my shoulders under my neck skin and pushes it up.  Also, this was taken at EGX 2018 in Birmingha...

 
 
 
 

For those in North America and Europe, Antstream, a streaming service for retro games has been 100% funded... (More in comments...)

 
 
 

And my final, favourite game in the Rezzed Zone is... Black Paradox! This side-scrooling shoot-em-up felt just right, flying a Delorean (or whatever you fly) through enemies and... (more in comments)(30/30)

 
 
 

One game I forgot about in the Leftfield Collection; The Murder Mystery Machine aims to have you examine a crime scene with all the evidence and... (more in comments)(29/30)

 
 
 

Yeah, it was another one of the those visual novels created by westerners, but I liked the look and art of Arcade Spirits, which is already out on Steam. Don't 'at' me. :P (28/30)

 
 
 

Yellow Rock Road is a weird, but very simple game, where you time your button presses to the visual and musical prompts. (more in comments)(27/30)

 
 
 

Already on Steam Early Access, Undercrewed had my attention because it looked a bit like another game I really love, FTL. Undercrewed, however, not only looks to make looking... (more in comments)(26/30)

 
 
 

I got to play This is Pool in the Rezzed Zone of EGX. These guys have made Hustle Kings and Pure Pool, so they know what they are doing. The devs put on a little competition for this fun... (25/30)

 
 
 

Soundfall, by Drastic Games, was a title which drew me in thanks to the lead character (Melody) design. Think of attacking in time like with Crypt of the NecroDancer, but instead you... (more in comments) (24/30)

 
 
 

Obsol33t, in its early alpha stage, is a first-person game that tasks you to maneuver around a hacker around a futuristic landscape. The problem? Your character is in a wheelchair... (more in comments)(23/30)

 
 
 

I remembered that today is the first day of Rezzed, the independent videogames wing of the Eurogamer Expo (EGX). Whilst I'm not going to it for the first time in a few years, this reminds me that I've still got some indie games from... (more in comments)

 
 
 

Mice on Venus is the game that most impressed me graphically out of the games in the Rezzed Zone. You play as (from what I remember) a private-eye who is gathering information... (more in comments)(22/30)

 
 
 

Another game being voted upon in the group of student efforts was Kitchen Imps. A couch co-op food fight game where you take control of an imp on a kitchen unit... (More in comments)(21/30)

 
 
 

Back to the Rezzed Zone impressions I had waaaay back in Septemeber at EGX in Birmingham. (Number 20/30) The next couple of titles are both retro-inspired platformers, under the names of Kid Tripp and Miles & Kilo. (More in comments)

 
 
 

Holofist sounds dirty, but it's actually a game where your protagonist uses a group of creatures like Pokemon, and allocates cards to help those creatures during battle. The game... (More in comments)(19/30)

 
 
 

I like the idea of games that make an effort to be an emergency services simulation, and Flashing Lights had me happy for a while. The game world is a bit empty/flat-looking, some of the positions your personnel have to be... (more in comments) (18/30)

 
 
 

Rezzed Zone impressions of Eastward; a pretty adventure game, controlling a couple of mis-matched characters. Got used to the mechanics, which involved not only scraping with enemies, but using both characters' skills... (more in comments)(17/30)

 
 
 

My Rezzed Zone impressions at EGX continue with Eagle Island. Your player character has an owl with which he can attack on your behalf or act as a temporary platform... (16/30)

 
 
 

Also being voted upon was Dr. Dad's Home for Disposable Clones by Deep Fried Games. In VR, you have to use your grappling lasers to attach to the environment and manipulate it to progress... (15/30)

 
 
 

Another of those student games being voted for was Dodgebrawl. It was a decent, fast madcap game with ragdoll physics. I felt it needed something more to it but this was early days. (14/30)

 
 
 

Curve Digital managed to make me purchase Bomber Crew when I played it early in 2018. I checked their booth to play a title called Carried Away, which has now been renamed When Ski Lifts Go Wrong. It's a mix of a puzzle game with... (13/30)

 
 
 

Valthirian Arc has already been tested by Flegma, who found the game disappointing. From what little time I spent with the game... (12/30)

 
 
 

Wavey the Rocket (in the Rezzed Zone at EGX) was a supreme test. You had to guide a rocket through a level of obstacles. You do this by altering the wave's length and frequency that Wavey has to travel on. With mouse or keyboard controls...(11/30)

 
 


About Batthinkone of us since 9:11 AM on 08.20.2007

I am a gamer of 37 years of age. I'm not happy when prodded or teased. You have been warned. I am a human-being, you know? With feelings.

I also have a likeness for RPGs.

My favourites:



(Additional favorites: Grandia)

Currently playing: Forza Horizon 4 (XBox One)
The Division 2 (XBox One)
Disgaea 2 (PS2)
Persona Q (2DS/3DS)
GTA V (XBox One)
Atari Vault(PC)

Mood: Managing stress reasonably well.

Fanboy class: Dedicated enough to get decent RPGs and action figures.

Favorite music artists:

Boards of Canada
Joy Division
Mr Scruff
Talvin Singh
The Prodigy
Primal Scream
High Contrast
DJ Shadow
Nightmares On Wax
Cocteau Twins
Bonobo
The Chemical Brothers
Kenji Kawai
Ian Brown
The Go! Team
Beck
Principles Of Geometry

Moments of Glory:

Promoted Monthly Musings

Expanded Universes
Untapped Potential
I Suck At Games
Do The Wrong Thing
Something About Sex
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