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Decade old hot take, Need for Speed: The Run is pretty bad. I don't know why I can't stop giving these damn games so many chances that they don't deserve.

 
 
 

Finished Legacy of Kain: Defiance. Very good game, liked it a lot. A big shift from SR2 with pros and cons, but on balance I like it about the same. The combat is pretty impressive for the time, but the dialogue isn't quite as great as the previous games.

 
 
 

Finished Soul Reaver 2, loved it. Moved on to Blood Omen 2, but quickly dropped it. It's really bad. So now I'm playing Defiance, and I'm getting whiplash from how much better it is. And the combat is not only really fun now, it actually has depth too!

 
 
 

Finally got Soul Reaver 2 to work! The solution? Buy the GOG version instead... Side note; the dialogue in this game is fantastic.

 
 
 

I've been trying for three days now and can't get Soul Reaver 2 to work. Emulating the PS2 version, the widescreen hack is the wrong aspect ratio and performance is terrible. On PC the widescreen mod doesn't work at all, and it's unplayably buggy.

 
 
 

Picked up a Dreamcast emulator and I'm finally trying out Soul Reaver. Its age makes is hard to acclimatise to, but that theme song is still a banger.



 
 
 

Found this cool looking indie hack-and-slash that just launched a Kickstarter.



 
 
 

Reminder that today is the last day you can buy Forza Horizon 3 before it gets delisted. One of the best games in the series, with a cool setting, and some fun expansion DLC too.


 
 
 
 
 

I'm having a hard time getting in to DMC5 again because my PS4 is so loud I can hardly hear the game. Guess I'm going to have to crack it open and replace the thermal paste.

 
 
 

Decided to jump back into DMC5, and actually try to get in to building combos. It's nothing amazing, but pretty pleased with it as a first attempt. Takes down this guy in a single combo on hard difficulty.



 
 
 

Finally played through Vane. Many years ago I was pretty excited for this, but it got stuck in dev hell and reviews put me off. I liked some parts, but it's a mixed bag. Some great art and atmosphere, but also obtuse and bad at giving you directions.



 
 
 

So now CrossCode is out on console, but it looks like almost no big sites have reviewed it. The PC release didn't get much either. What's up with that? Did they not send out review codes?

 
 
 

Just finished OneShot, one of the games included in the huge itch charity bundle. Very cute, atmospheric, and does some really impressive and innovative things breaking the fourth wall, making you interact with the game in unusual ways. Highly recommended


 
 
 

Splatoon is five years old today!


 
 
 

Finished off replaying through El Shaddai today. An aesthetically amazing game that deserves way more attention than it gets. It's way too hard to pick a single screenshot to represent it too, it has so many amazing diverse environments.


 
 
 

My first Qpost is sadly as relevant as ever...


 
 
 

A bit of footage of the Nier mobile game. Looks appealing, but they did also confirm it has a gacha model.



 
 
 
 

Some Words on Devil May Cry 3 on Switch

In a previous blog I talked about the early Devil May Cry games, as I was playing them in preparation for Devil May Cry 3 releasing on Switch. And now it has released and I’ve had time to dig in to it and collect my thoughts, I f...

 
 
 
 

Some Words on Mirror's Edge Catalyst

After many years I finally managed to complete Mirror’s Edge Catalyst. It was an infuriating game, but nevertheless with some brief flashes of what it could have been. So much of it dragged down the experience though, getting in ...

 
 
 
 
 

First impressions of DMC3 on Switch. Style switching is very cool, Royal Guard is more forgiving than I remember it, the Agni and Rudra fight is still really good, but playing in handheld mode is a bad idea.

 
 
 
 


About Scrustleone of us since 2:06 PM on 04.27.2012

Hello all, I'm Scrustle. I've had a strong love for games for most of my life. The original Pokemon games and Zelda: Majora's Mask are what first got me in to gaming, but I didn't branch out much beyond that until the generation after.

Favourite genres are action adventure games in the vein of Zelda, racing games, RPGs, and action games like DMC etc., but I enjoy plenty of other genres from time to time as well.
 
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