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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!
Body Harvest (1998) for Nintendo 64
Body Harvest is a game where you travel back in time to stop an alien invasion force that's come to earth to harvest the human population.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.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.A History of Cover-Based Shooters (and why they suck)
Roland takes a look back at the original cover-based shooters, and how they've evolved into the industry standard that's used for so many games today. Then he lays out three of the big issues that seem to plague these games, using Spec Ops: The Line, Max Payne 3, and several older games as examples.MechWarrior Retrospective, Part 2: MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat (1995)
Part two of Roland's MechWarrior retrospective covers 1995's MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat, the real codifier of the series and one of the best remembered, with good reason.MechWarrior Retrospective, Part 1: MechWarrior (1989)
We're kicking off a multi-part retrospective about the MechWarrior series, one of the longest running game franchises, and definitely one of Roland's favorites. Part 1 is MechWarrior, developed by Dynamix for DOS PCs in 1989. It's the first game in the series, and the genesis of a genre.
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