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L.F.O. -Lost Future Omega- -- what am I missing?

I apologize: despite saying that I won't write more blogs for now, I felt the need to let out my opinion on L.F.O. -Lost Future Omega- (mebius., 2017 or 2018) on Switch. Maybe on Steam as well, but it possibly never got past Greenlight...

 
 
 

BoB: Lost in two forests

Welcome to the forest. The sun is high in the sky. The trees -- bushes, more accurately -- surround you. They're not that tall, but you are even shorter. They don't even leave a shadow in which to rest. The tunic you're wearing is get...

 
 
 

Thrust onwards!

Game genres evolve, recombine and effectively die out as the time progresses. This is a "brief" look into one or three or four of those genres, one that I haven't seen many new titles in recently: flying games where gravity is an eleme...

 
 
 

Missing the manuals

You may call printed manuals treekillers. I'll make a claim that printed manuals were, at a time, part of the game. For instance, this guy here. You know him, don't you? Let me draw him in greater detail. What, you don't think that's him?...

 
 
 

SP Solace: Rogue Aces

Rogue Aces (Infinite State Games/Curve Digital, 2018) Grounded Luftrausers? (PS4, PS Vita, Switch) Twenty years ago, me and two others frequently crowded around one keyboard to play the local multiplayer in Triplane Turmoil (Dodekaedro...

 
 
 

Thoughts on The Mooseman (2017)

In 2017, a game called The Mooseman (Vladimir Beletsky, Mikhail Shvachko, 2017) was released on Steam. For me, the peculiar thing is that it is based on Finno-Ugric mythology, of which Finnish mythology is but a small piece. Given...

 
 
 

Retro Look: Sky Jaguar (Konami)

If there is no video of a game version on Youtube, does it exist? I decided to start reviewing old 1980s games I have in my collection (or in this case, played a lot in the 1980s), typically games most of you really have never heard of...

 
 
 

Retro Look: Nemesis (Konami, 1986)

Would that which we call Gradius by any other word play as well? I decided to start reviewing old 1980s games I have in my collection, typically games most of you really have never heard of. Good or bad, no matter. This is, in a way, a...

 
 
 

Retro Look: Yie Ar Kung-Fu (Konami, 1985) on MSX

"1-2-Kung-fubar!" I decided to start reviewing old 1980s games I have in my collection, games most of you really have never heard of. Good or bad, no matter. This is, in a way, a continuation of OkändOnsdag, except now I'm focusin...

 
 
 
 

Retro Look: Boardello (MSX)

Boardello (Dave Collins/Bubble Bus Software, 1985) sounds like a pun multiple times over. In fact, I believed it's a Game That Must Not Be Named, because it's all too convenient it was this blog of all my blogs that made Dtoid think I'...

 
 
 

Retro review: Can of Worms (Livewire, 1986)

I decided to start reviewing old 1980s games I have in my collection, games most of you really have never heard of. Good or bad, no matter. This is, in a way, a continuation of OkändOnsdag, except now I'm focusing on a single game...

 
 
 
 

[NVGR] Introspection on my 2017 on Dtoid

Honestly, this blog really has little to do with the site or video games, so you shouldn't bother reading it unless you're the anointed recapper. 90 years ago, in 1927, Max Ehrmann wrote his poem "Desiderata", or "desired things". Giv...

 
 
 

OkändOnsdag 12/2017: There and back again

OkändOnsdag has been a series of old, less-known titles that I've tried covering to some extent. This is the last blog of that series. There's no denying that J.R.R. Tolkien's books The Hobbit, or There and Back Again (George Alle...

 
 
 

OkändOnsdag 11/2017: Game or dev?

Cool names are cool, so cool that they work both as studio names and game names. That was the theme for November's games, and as it happened, it wasn't particularly inspiring (for me), especially since I got sick at the end of the mont...

 
 
 

The Gift of Fanfic: Fanfiction, Mods and I

Let's start with casual stereotyping of people: Finns know how to be silent in five different languages. That's me circa 2000. Easier to remain silent rather than say anything out of the fear of making a stupid grammar mistake and look...

 
 
 

Thoughts on GameTek: The Math and Science of Gaming

Earlier this year, I backed a Kickstarter project that had the goal of publishing the best GameTek segments of the Dice Tower podcast over ten years as a book. I didn't know what Dice Tower or GameTek was, and I still have listene...

 
 
 

Video game awards shouldn't be Oscars but Emmies

Player Unknown Battlegrounds is a nominee for Video Game Awards' GOTY title. Understandably, that sparked a debate on whether early access titles should be eligible to be nominated for such an award: a game that hasn't been reviewed by...

 
 
 

OkändOnsdag 10/2017: Mixed bag 2

This time, I wanted to list games I've played at least a bit. That's the only connecting thread between them... which makes writing this introduction rather bothersome. I don't have nearly as many screenshots of Youtube videos this tim...

 
 
 

Replaying Blade Runner (Westwood, 1997)

After reading all the recent stories of Blade Runner (Westwood/Virgin Interactive, 1997), I decided to play through it again while streaming. Trenchcoattailing didn't turn out to be a good idea, though. One playthrough is now done... a...

 
 
 

Enjoying games after turning them off

If you've seen The Sixth Sense, the final twist could've left you thinking over it long after the credits had run out. Like Brothers: Tale of Two Sons (Starbreeze Studios/505 Games, 2013) didn't leave me be after I had finished the gam...

 
 
 

Bring out your dead, Wii Shop Channel...

Wii Shop Channel is closing down and with it, some games will again stop being on any digital storefronts. A week ago I asked for suggestions for games that might be worth taking a look at before they're rendered unavailable. Here are ...

 
 
 

OkändOnsdag 9/2017 - Living in 1981

1981 (or 7*283). The year Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones made their appearance in the cinemas. In Poland, Solidarity elected Lech Walesa as its president (Solidarity's, not Poland's). And Polybius was supposedly release...

 
 
 

Game Music Collective's Debut Concert

On September 20, 2017, Game Music Collective (a professional orchestra with over 20 members) had their debut concert in the concert hall (Finlandia hall) of the Finlandia Hall. Through a stroke of luck (meaning, the tickets were nearly...

 
 
 

Fake schooled: Monkey see, monkey do (maths)

It'd be too easy to talk about how I learned English from video games... or despite video games, including one game that set up me the bomb in junior high school. At least Zero Wing (Toaplan, 1989) taught me to not trust all published ...

 
 
 

From my backlog: All Star Cheerleader 1+2

All Star Cheerleader 1 and 2 (Gorilla Systems Corp./THQ, 2008/2009) - the other cheerleading games on Wii. Known somewhere as All Star Cheer Squad. They're also the less fun cheerleading games on Wii in my eyes. I didn't know cheerlead...

 
 
 
 

OkändOnsdag 8-2/2017: More Legendaries

I posted the first part of this two-part cblog two weeks earlier. The main reason was that the blog was already well past 3200 words. To recap the first part, the theme this month was famous game programmers who aren't making games (th...

 
 
 

OkändOnsdags 8-1/2017: Past Legends

To cover forgotten games, choosing "famed game programmers" as a theme is an invitation to fail to find forgotten games. Even worse would be to cover the said creators, who are often covered by other sites, especially Eurogamer. My sol...

 
 

About Flegmaone of us since 11:34 PM on 01.17.2015

Very much unprofessional writer, don't take anything I write without a truckload of salt.

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