Thursday
Apr192018

Mudprints Unboxes FHR: Hyperkin Supa Retron HD

It's an exciting age for retro gamers. New dedicated consoles that don;t rely on emulation are being produced to bring classic games to the modern televisison. Some are less great than others, and some of the better options cost way more than many. But We think we've found a great balance between performance and cost for those that may not have the cash to spend on an FPGA soloution or expensive upscalers... and people that don't like Phil Fish.

Hyperkin's Supa retron HD Is an attractive package... but how does it stack up?

 

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Wednesday
Apr182018

QCF: Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

he Yakuza franchise may owe a great deal of its legacy to Shenmue, but it’s done a great deal more on its own, and rightfully escaped the shadow that Yu Suzuki’s classic had once cast over it. Spanning across five epic chapters, a host of non-sequitur spin-offs, and a stellar prequel in its own right, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is the newest title to enter the fold, and was announced to be the final chapter in the Ryū ga Gotoku saga.

Although the future of the property seems uncertain, SEGA hasn’t spared any expense with the finale; Kazuma Kiryu’s last hurrah is every bit of the bittersweet epic that it sets itself out to be and then some.

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Friday
Apr132018

QCF: Fear Effect Sedna

This review was freelanced by Jon McAnally. You can find more reviews and articles written by him over at https://dontfeedthegamers.com/author/jonmcanally/Follow me on the Twitterverse @McAnallyJon

fter a seventeen year chasm in time, the Fear Effect crew is back. Back in the late 90's/early 2000's, the Fear Effect saga brought players to a cyberpunk world full of espionage, digital terrorism, and a unique story brought together by the team of Hana, Glas, Rain, and Deke. While the original title and its sequel, Retro Helix, may serve as a nostalgic gaming experience, there were some major imperfections as far as gameplay and controls. Fear Effect Sedna comes jam-packed with the nostalgia, but is the gameplay overhaul better than what its predecessors could do?

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Friday
Apr132018

QCF: Moss

n the media that we digest, there exist a plethora of fictional worlds that remain with many of those who have visited them for years on after, purely through the magic of that universe’s inherent intrigue. Video games in particular, have been able to craft exceptionally memorable settings because of the advantage of interaction that they can offer to the players who travel to their worlds, and the introduction of Virtual Reality has opened up a whole new plane of possibilities for world building.

Fledgling developer Polyarc recognized this potential, and sought out to produce a fantasy realm that permeated a larger-than-life sense of adventure that utilized all of the horsepower that the PlayStation VR peripheral could output with their puzzle-based platformer, MOSS. Even though there aren’t many contemporaries that can compare to the ambitious scale of Polyarc’s premier release, to begin with, the team was still able to produce a charming journey with a distinctive identity of its own, and follow through on a promising start towards what may be the first true killer-app that the PlayStation VR has seen since its launch.

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Sunday
Apr012018

Bullet Heaven, Episode #205 - Sol Divide: Sword of Darkness for NSW

Some games have a pretty bad reputation but more than once on Bullet Heaven we've shown that sometimes it's not as bad as it seems. But Sol Divide? Who knows how it'll fare... but! Zerodiv has brought it to the Nintendo Shmup, and it's time to see if it shines, or if it gets eclipsed. How does it stack up?

 

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Sunday
Apr012018

Bullet Heaven, Episode #204 - Steredenn: Binary Stars

Like it or lump it, the Nintendo Switch is now the console to own if shmups are your thing. We looked at a shooter called Steredenn in episode 138 and we really liked it. Now, Steredenn is back with a new release on the Nintendo Shmup -- err, switch -- complete with new player ships, enemies, visuals weapons and even a new co-op mode! How does it stack up?

 

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Sunday
Apr012018

Bullet Heaven, Episode #203 - Pawarumi

We have had some games come to be more requested than others. awarumi is just one of those titles, with many people requesting that we take a look at this Aztec-themed vertical PC shooter. Taking cues from games like Radiant Silvergun and Ikaruga, how does manufacture 43's south-american-styled shmup hold up? Let's take a look!

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Thursday
Mar222018

PPR 108

fter just over a decade of service, the Wii Shop Channel is going to be largely inaccessible next week. All of those choice, $5-$10 Virtual Console titles that easily retail for hundreds of dollars in their physical vintage forms will be cut off from purchase in what ostensibly be a virtual catalog that you’ll never be able to order from again, or even see again once the channel is completely taken offline next year.

We have taken it upon ourselves to talk about the history and impact of the Wii Shop Channel, and what it did for the digital distribution model that took off in the sixth generation of video games. The gang also makes it a point to curate the must-have titles of software library that anyone would be remiss to the pass the chance on before they’re gone for good. We also talk about Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Yakuza 6, Luigi’s Dick, Soul Calibur 6, and more, so be sure to download this episode and take some notes on the recommendations!

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