I really didn’t think I’d be sitting at my desk – in 2018, no less – writing about how fantastic a game Hot Wheels Velocity X: Maximum Justice is, yet here we are.
Licensed games of the 90s/00s could be hit or miss. OK, they were mostly misses, as with startling regularity, hot properties of the day were shoehorned into genres they had no place being in. Home Improvement SNES, anybody?
May 15th – PC & PS4
Later in 2018 – Nintendo Switch & Xbox One
Here it comes! More arcade racing goodness!
I really enjoyed Aquiris Game Studio’s Horizon Chase on my Android device – it’s a great homage to classic racing series like Lotus, OutRun & Top Gear that rises above the nostagia all the same, and is a legitimately great game. The only qualm I ever had with it was that it was stuck on a mobile device. OK for gaming on the go – although (practical) physical controls wouldn’t have gone astray – but in my experience, less than ideal for extended play sessions at home. So maybe I wasn’t too fond of the overly mobile-esque UI either, but Horizon Chase Turbo looks to be heavily re-worked for home platforms.
Aquiris Game Studio has taken its time with these ports, and all signs point to it being worth the wait. I’m all for delays if it means we’re getting a game that is more than just a quick mobile cash-grab. Which Horizon Chase Turbo most definitely is not – it’s looking mint.
Giving games a second chance can, sometimes, totally pay off.
I can be stubborn and closed-minded when I experience a game for the first time. I imagine what it would be like for a long while, and then when the game inevitably fails to live up to my expectations, I’m done. Out for the count.
But nine times out of ten, I’ll choose to revisit said game. I’ll come back in with low expectations and an open mind. And sometimes, just sometimes, a game that I ignorantly detested so damned hard becomes something else entirely. Where hate once stood, there is now only love.
This happened to me a few days ago, and DiRT Rally is one such game.
I’ve also been hopelessly hooked on Gotcha Racing 2nd on the Switch. Great game, and I’ll tell you all about it reeeeeeal soon!
But first, DiRT Rally.
A new Retro FPS? Is the Saturn Wheel a must-have peripheral for racing fans? And what Nintendo Switch Indie Game made my blood boil this week? READ ON!
I’ve been working all week, so the posts haven’t been coming out as often as I’d like. I’m back to my normal roster as of next week, so yay – MOAR GAMES!
I’ve been playing a lot of games this past week. I’ve had family down from Sydney, so while my days have been fairly busy, my evenings have been pretty chill, with lots of games to while away the hours with.
On a more serious note, the site has been struggling when it comes to views lately, so if you enjoy my content at all, I’d really, really appreciate a share or two, maybe on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram – whatever! I really hope that what I’m doing is going down well with you lot – I know I cover some specific, niche stuff, but all the more reason to try to spread the word, right? I’m all over Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, so I’m giving it my absolute best shot!
Anyways, without further adieu, here’s some neat stuff I’m playing that you might just dig too!
I’ve been playing a LOT of games lately. I’ve been on a pretty hard SEGA Saturn kick the last few weeks, with some pick-ups I’ll show you in future posts, but my Switch and PC have been getting a fair amount of gaming love too!
Here are 3 games I’m really loving at the moment.
I’ve been quite busy the last week or so, but I’ve managed to get some game-time in when I can. I’ve been playing a handful of games that all offer something different.
New Mega Drive Game? CHECK!
Walking Simulator? CHECK! Wait! Don’t leave!
Anyways, read on!
Low-Pressure games. Chill-out games. Comfort games.
I’ve never been one for multi-player gaming. I put this squarely down to the fact that, barring the occasional couch co-op session, I don’t have a competitive bone in my body. So that’s out.
So what about JRPGs? Generally, they don’t do it for me either, although I really wish they did. With the odd exception or two, I can never find it within myself to take the stories they have to tell seriously, and my eyes roll at every bit of exposition-heavy dialogue. Scratch that off the list.
So when it comes down to games I play for the sake of playing games, yeah, you definitely won’t see me running to a multi-player FPS, or jumping into a Chrono Trigger or Final Fantasy game to while away the hours.
So it’s a shorter blog today.
As you can see, I’ve been rather busy rearranging the site to be a little bit more attractive and interactive. It’s not looking amazing or anything yet, but I’ll get there in the end! Better to tweak and make changes now, and take advantage of the low site traffic. If there’s one advantage to being new, for me, it’s that.
I’ve also seen fit to include the all-new Jukebox that you see on the right hand side there! Until I sort it out, it’s only viewable on a desktop or in desktop mode on your mobile browser of choice. I’ll be changing up the music tracks every week or so, but if you’re a fan of 90s Redbook Audio, Synthwave and Arranged stuff, then you’ll be wanting to keep an eye on it for sure 😉