So now that the game is out, I can bitch about it. But im not gonna do that. I'm going to be functional for a change. What im going to do, is im going to show you 5 better games than EC but still in the same genre. You might say, “too soon” or “leave Luc Bernard alone” then I will say: “don't care” and “no”. And ill say it I dont like the artwork. The games ill show you are what luc tried but then done well. Now maybe you would say; but these games had money!! well see that is not the point of this post. I am taking these games as a game and nothing more. As a package and that is all. Also these games are not in any set sequence. So no ranking here.
1.Heart of Darkness
Some of you might remember this game. I loved this game in 1998. and what is there not to love? It has good artwork it has good gameplay and its crazy.
In the game you play a kid that is afraid of the dark. While watching an eclipse his dog disappears. So he jumps in his spaceship and crashes in the darklands.In the game you fight shadows and jump platforms. This is one of my favorite games on ps1. And it is a better game than EC so if you have the time for EC rather spend it on this game. Or spend it on:
2.Oddworld: Abe's Oddysey
Now I know you have atleast heard of this game. It is so much fun aswell. Its pretty much one big puzzle. And it is pretty hard. When I was 9 and I played this for the first time, I failed miserably. Couldnt even get past the 1st monster. But I still loved the game, because even then I thought the game was funny. So I popped it into my ps2 last week and I got much further than I did 9 years ago and it is a very good game.
The point of the game is that you are a slave to a pretty much better race. What you have to do Is get your racemates out of this slavery. And its fun. You can speak to your friends and fart but also you can use GameSpeak, possession, activation or deactivation of mines or levers, and rocks, grenades, or meat chunks that can be picked up and used in a variety of situations. Did a particulair word strike you as amazing? I bet if one did it was “possession” yes you can posess the enemys and turn them against eachother. That there is just sweet gravy ontop of the already great package. and with all these tools you have to solve this giant puzzle.
If you dont care about sequels or prequels and that kind of stuff. Maybe the sequel Is a good place to start.
2.5, Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus
As you can imagine this game is similar to oddysey. But that is a good thing. It is a game that takes something that is not broken and it keeps it the way it is and it works. Now you have tiny tweaks that help the game anyway they can. The AI is a tad smarter, and all the original dynamics are kept persevered. But it is now expanded. You can posess more that one kind of enemy. And its oh so great. Please if you have not played any of these two games. Play one now! use that time you were gonna use on EC and spend it on this. Even if you torrent it, I dont care! ( I do not endorse piracy and you will burn in hell if you pirate this game. But it is the only way to keep it cheaper than EC)
the artwork is genius and the story is good. If you are up for something newer than you are weird but id be a better host if i'd cater to more guests.
In N, the player controls a ninja who runs and jumps around levels, picks up gold, opens and closes doors through switches, and avoids enemies in an attempt to trigger a switch which opens an exit door, and get to it safely. Gameplay involves three keys—moving left, moving right, and jumping — combinations of these moves on various types of terrain allow the ninja to do much more than simply run and jump, such as jumping from wall to wall and onto platforms.
That there was straight from wiki but that is the game and if you dont know this game run and die on the way. This is a game that does it right. Sure there isnt really an artwork. But its all about the gameplay and it works. It works so well even that it is gonna be retailed. Called N+. and I cant wait till it comes out on ds. Really this is so much better than EC that if you have 1 hour to play EC. Id rather you play this for 10 minutes. Its that much better.
If you dont like sellouts then take a look at this game.
this game is FREEWAREEEEEE. And it is classic. And that is why it is great. It has life capsules like old school games there are different weapons similair to metroid. Its a long game. Runs about 4 to 6 hours. And did I mention how it's free. So even if you think im full of shit atleast download this game and play it from time to time. LINK TO FREE GAME
there is also a patch to patch it from jap to english. link to language patch
also there is another freeware game that is better and has multiplayer, also it has mr destructoid in it.
tadaa the game that contains mr destructoid and is better. Put your time in this when there are ppl in the server do it tonight even. Its a fun game. And is made by a REAL community member.
6, SUPER MARIO 3
just play this instead. Its better than EC and you probably already have it.
If you made it this far. Good!! dont play EC and use your time for something fun.
or read some good blogs. like:
or this one