Friday
Dec072018

QCF: Nairi: Tower of Shirin

 believe that I may have spent more time thinking about writing the review for Nairi: Tower of Shirin than I had played the actual game itself. Not that the game is easy, at least in my opinion; its puzzles had me scratching my head on several occasions. However, the reason for the delay in writing this review is that although I genuinely like this title and its blending of point and click adventure and visual novel, glaring issues in controls, game design and it’s anti-climactic wrap-up has me thinking twice about recommending it to Switch owners.

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Tuesday
Oct302018

PPR 113

an, did you hear what the Quarter-Man said about the Neo Geo BFT?! That's going to be so much hype right? How many times have we as the gaming community seen this scenario play out? Hype being controlled by the developers and publishers is nothing new, however nowadays it seems like the slow drip of information long before a title is to be announced can be damaging to a games momentum. The crew discuss the culture and marketing behind industry leaks, as well as random things in the sky that frighten us and current controversies such as crunch in game development and NERF guns at the resurrected Toys 'R Us.

Mail us at our new email Mailbag@presspauseradio.com, leave a voicemail at 469-PPR-TALK, and be sure to stop by at our Forums if you haven’t already registered and post your thoughts about the show. Finally, make sure to rate and subscribe to us on iTunes and YouTube, follow us on Twitch page and Twitter, and finally take part in our Facebook and Steam group!

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Monday
Oct292018

QCF: Hot Gimmick: Cosplay-Jong for Nintendo Switch

e love ZeroDiv over here at Studio Mudprints. They have pretty much single-handedly made the Switch the best place for arcade shooting game action with a slew of digital and retail releases for a number of high profile mid-to-late nineties Psikyo arcade shmups. So it was kind of interesting to see something entirely different from ZeroDiv and Psikyo surface on the Nintendo eShop. After all, shooting games aren't the only titles Psikyo has done. One such game is Hot Gimmick: Cosplay Jong for Nintendo Switch (heretofore known simply as Hot Gimmick 'cause who has time to write all that?) a 1997 arcade Mahjong game with a decidedly Psikyo Twist.

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Sunday
Oct282018

QCF: Blade Strangers 

ighting games are a staple here at PPR. Capcom, SNK Playmore and Arc System Works still reign supreme in the genre, there's no denying that, but it sure would be nice to have a decent fighting game from a completely different studio—something with high-res sprites, decent backgrounds, maybe a crossover of some kind. Like, if there was a game that took a bunch of obscure but cool characters from a slew of cult classics and indies and threw them into a super-Japanese story involving a bunch of computers and a super-strong deity. It would be cool if it were created by Studio Sai Zen Sen, the creators of Code of Princess EX, and published by Nicalis too.

Eh? Whazzat? This exact thing exists, in the form of Blade Strangers on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4? Oh, neat. And, as it turns out, it's a pretty fun versus fighting game, too? Well, sign me up!

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Wednesday
Oct172018

Bullet Heaven Episode 222 - Debris Infinity (Switch)

ullet Heaven Series X has commenced! Time to get thjings rolling with a Geometry Wars-style twin-sticker on the Nintendo Shmup! Debris Infinity is pretty straightforwards, but implements some great additional features. How does it stack up?

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Tuesday
Oct162018

Bullet Heaven: STG Chronicle PROLOGUE - The System, The Video

The STG Chronicle has begun. Our objective: catalog every Dreamcast shooting game! In this prologue, we take a look at the Sega Dreamcast and its many video output methods, plus our pick for the best way to capture amazing, crystal clear gameplay and sound!

 

Want to get great picture from your Dreamcast too? Get the BBS Toro, BBS Gekko and more at the Behar Bros. website! 

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Tuesday
Oct162018

Bullet Heaven Episode 221 - Galaxy Frontier (PC)

It's time for the Bullet Heaven Series 9 finale! On today's episode: Galaxy Frontier. Not a lot of info is floating around out there, but it was installed along with Rolling Gunner, it's also excatly $0.00 online with a creative commons license and it's pretty freaking fun... but how does it stack up?

 

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Sunday
Oct142018

Mudprints Unboxes: Galak-Z Indie Box Limited Edition (PC)

We have a pretty amazing audience, but every now and again, we find a Superfan; Once such Superfan was kind enough to send along the Galak-Z Indie Box Limited edition... and it was still sealed! What's inside???

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