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Video Game Review
on Monday, November 26, 2012
We go back to the days of floppy disks with SEAL Team, a 1993 game for DOS that was the precursor to the tactical shooter genre. Watch as Roland assembles a SEAL team and dispatches it for missions in the Mekong Delta, and stay tuned for a review of the 1998 Spec Ops game, Rangers Lead the Way, coming soon!
U.S. Most Wanted: Nowhere to Hide
The Budget Barrel is back, baby, with an FPS where you hunt down terrorists in vaguely-defined missions. Most Wanted makes some changes to the engine and the formula used by In Harm's Way and Shadow Force. How does it turn out? Badly. For everyone involved.Spec Ops: The Line
In this supplemental episode, Roland takes a closer look at Spec Ops: The Line, and analyzes the positive attention it's been getting from game writers. Does The Line's story make up for its bad gameplay? Let's find out!MechWarrior Retrospective, Part 3: MechWarrior 2: Ghost Bear’s Legacy (1995)
The expansion pack to MechWarrior 2 was released in the same year, and adds a couple of things, most of which are broken. As you might be able to tell from this review, Roland's not really a fan.Grand Theft Auto V (PS3): One step forward, one step back
Roland played Grand Theft Auto V for more than a hundred hours, a handful of which contained actual gameplay! It's flawed, rough around the edges, and rough around the middle, with many of GTA 4's best mechanics run through the strainer of Red Dead Redemption and Max Payne 3. By which we mean ruined.Michael Crichton’s Timeline: The Game
In 2000, Michael Crichton created a game based on his novel Timeline, which was released a few years before it was adapted into a film. Is it bad? Good? Try, "short". Really effin' short.Cold Fear (2005)
Just in time for Halloween (if you're in the continental US, and watching literally in the next few hours), Roland takes a sidelong look at Cold Fear, another Resident Evil ripoff in the vein of Blue Stinger, Dino Crisis, or Deep Fear (two of which are exactly the same game as this), and realizes his irrational hatred of Ubisoft was pretty rational after all.
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