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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.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.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.Secret Service: In Harm’s Way
Roland begins a new series of reviews called The Budget Barrel that focuses on budget games. For the inaugural episode, Roland reviews Secret Service: In Harm's Way, a budget game beloved by fans of the tactical shooter genre. GameStop: Leave our games alone
“To give a small subset of consumers a unique story experience for purely commercial reasons would be yet another element keeping the medium from be taken seriously.”S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl (2007)
Welcome to 2007, the year the FPS genre came back to life. For a bit. Then died again. The rest of the games industry would soon follow.
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