Thursday
Aug142014

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 108 - Neo XYX

he Summer Dreams Block Continues!

In this episode, we take a look at Neo XYX, a vertical shooting game that stands alone as the only Neo Geo game with a true TATE aspect ratio. Making its way to the dreamcast in 2014, Neo XYX also stands as the hardest NG:DEV release to date. How does it stack up?

 

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Thursday
Aug142014

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 107 - Gunlord

he Summer Dreams Block continues!

In today's episode, we take a look at the Dreamcast's only true 2D run-n-gunner, Gunlord. You want your Shmuproidvania? How about Shmuproidturrivania??! We got it right here!!

VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO NG:DEV.TEAM FOR SUPPLYING OUR REVIEW COPY!

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Tuesday
Aug122014

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 106 - Fast Striker ver.1.5

he Summer Dreams Block Continues on Bullet Heaven HD!

 

In this episode of Bullet Heaven HD, we take a look at the super-varied Fast Striker on the Sega Dreamcast! With three different core modes each with unique ship and scoring behavior, how does this snappy vertical shmup stack up?


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Tuesday
Aug122014

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 105 - Last Hope Pink Bullets

elcome to the Summer Dreams block on Bullet Heaven HD! 

In this episode we take a look at the Pink Bullets version of Last Hope on the Sega Dreamcast! Released as an update to NG:DEV.TEAM's first dreamcast outing, how does this early NG:DEV sidescrolling shmup fare?  

 

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Tuesday
Aug122014

Bullet Heaven Mini, Episode 6 - Steel Empire (3DS)

ini. Mobile. Shmups.

The Sega Genesis cult classic returns on Nintendo 3DS! How does this gussied-up gem stack up on the go?

 

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Tuesday
Aug122014

PPR Presents Now Showing: 08/12/2014

he summer doldrums carry on, and while the some of us here on the site are enjoying the down time in between the reviews and podcasts, the season is perfect for pumping all of us up for the holiday season that’s upon us.

The theme in this Now Showing is Multiplayer folks; there’s that fancy shmancy new next-generation multiplayer Assassin’s Creed Unity. Then there’s the multiplayer of the upcoming Natural Doctrine from NIS America for the JRPG fans salivating for it on the PS4.

Phantom Breaker Battlegrounds fights it’s way on the PS Vita, encouraging players that they can still bring a friend or two. Finally, WayForward is working on the third Adventure Time game to hit consoles soon; we don’t know if it’s multiplayer to be honest, but it looks fun as shit.

The heat’s coming round, and before we know it, the sunshine will be gone so soak it in while you can, I know we are—because within weeks, we’ll be hitting the street of Seattle for PAX Prime, enjoy the trailers folks!

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Wednesday
Aug062014

QCF: Lifeless Planet

hile I'm not much for a game that is too expansive with a bajillion things to collect, I am rather into the kinds of games that have a great sense of exploration. Games that present a world that makes me go, “huh, I sure wish I could visit this place in real life.” I had seen previews of Lifeless Planet and it instantly got me thinking. “What is this world? Why is there a small house on the edge of a massive crater?

Why no trees? What's with the desert? Does this guy really need a space suit?” All of these questions and more are answered through an incredible, story driven action-platformer-lite presentation with heavy emphasis on exploring a world strikingly similar to ours if it were, you know, lifeless.

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Tuesday
Aug052014

PPR Games Club: The Wolf Among Us

eorge and Andrew are back, and after a busy week of personal lives and San Diego Comic Con watching, the duo is set to celebrate the stretch end of Press Pause Radio’s newest Games Club: Telltale’s The Wolf Among Us.

Based on the popular Vertigo franchise from Bill Willingham of modern day fairy tales, we talk at length over the depiction and care involved with this original story in the Fables universe, and just how well it manages to convey the presentation and feel of the adult fantasy series, whether you’re new or a fan familiar with its comic base.

We’ve brought to you not only our usual podcast, covering our overall feelings and after thoughts about the game, in and out, but we’ve brought on board a video companion series, detailing certain choices, statistics, and detailed analysis over the subtle details at play in this murder mystery.

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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