Wednesday
Jan212015

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 121 - Mars Matrix

inter Dreams continues: In episode 87 of Bullet Heaven HD, we took a look at Giga Wing and its sequel, Giga Wing 2 for the Sega Dreamcast. We came away slightly disappointed, mostly because of some crippling input lag, especially in the first game. Developer Takumi makes a return to the Dreamcast with 2001's Mars Matrix... but how does it fare?

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Wednesday
Jan212015

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 120 - Twinkle Star Sprites

inter dreams has resumed for 2015! In this episode of Bullet Heaven HD, we take a look at yet another genre fusion with Twinkle Star Sprites. Previously seeing release on several consoles in the past, the Dreamcast release omits a lot of features from previous versions. But how does it stack up?

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Thursday
Jan152015

Nothing is Working, Everything is Broken

ey everyone, I’m sure you’re all slightly confused as I have no doubt that you’ve already read the title of this feature post, and what it naturally suggests, and that’s understandable. Which is why that I have decided to begin with a disclaimer what I’m trying to accomplish in this peculiar admission of mine, and some important bits of clarification that are real crucial to the meaning behind it.

I have spent weeks trying to write a fair, and objective review of Assassin’s Creed Unity to be published on Press Pause Radio, and have now reached a point where I no longer feel comfortable with the idea of doing so.

After giving it a considerable amount of contemplation and consultation among other members of the crew, I’ve reached the decision that this game is just too broken for me to just grade on a scale of the scale of quality that we typically adhere to.

In other words, the amount of shit that’s unabashedly broken and fucked in Assassin’s Creed Unity his hit a point with me, one where it is beyond any redemption or worthwhile attempt at to plodding through the unbridled mess that is, regardless of any merit that could be mined out of the content’s intent alone.

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Thursday
Jan152015

QCF: Pokémon Alpha Sapphire/Omega Ruby

n what has gradually bloomed into somewhat of a subtle tradition from the gaming giant since the Gameboy Advance’s prime, the Big N has enlisted their subsidiary Game Freak, into unleashing yet another modern revamp of a past chapter out of their golden child’s past, for the latest incarnation of Nintendo’s pocket hardware.

While last year’s stellar X and Y entries went on to prove why the Pokémon brand is still a household name though, the inevitable remakes of franchise’s Ruby and Sapphire generation that we anticipated has sadly failed to keep the momentum that those previous titles had lent them.

No, what Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby does instead is quite the opposite, it falls victim to a wonted flaw that has infrequently plagued Pikachu and his Poképals in more recent years of the now tenured property—complete and utter fatigue.

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Monday
Jan122015

PPR Presents Play Play: Super Mario Sunshine

o matter what camp you’re in when it comes to this argument, no response to a Super Mario game has ever been this mixed or polarizing as the one that has the iconic plumber wearing a backpack with a super soaker attached to it.

Join Gil, Ser, and George, as they setup and gab about Super Mario Sunshine in this latest Play Play; an endeavor that will set the stage for Ideals to comes to blows, and sides to be challenged, and one of the most colorfully dangerous amusement parks you’ve ever seen. 

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!

Sunday
Jan112015

PPR Presents Play Play: Bayonetta 2

fter months of shots being fired back and forth on NeoGAF, and hundreds of Twitter users getting blocked by Hideki Kamiya himself, Platinum Games has finally released the highly anticipated to their cult-action title, Bayonetta 2.

And if you haven’t already heard us talk about it before or read the review, we dig the ever living shit out of this game.

Join George, Gil, and Ser as we discuss everything from the minor shortcomings to the frenetic gameplay, to the cavalcade of ass that’s released on the Wii U in 2014, and whether or not we’ll ever be able to convince Ser to buy Nintendo flashy game thing.

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!

Wednesday
Jan072015

PPR Presents Play Play: Gaurodan

ure it’s cool to talk trash on the Ouya; in fact, gamers are quick to shit on it the moment any mention of the little android based console is ever uttered—but hey, there are moments when you got give credit where credit’s due.

The kickstarted platform that pledged towards to being a dream box for indie game developers and players alike, has definitely come through with giving them access to the obscure and niche little gems that the community is famous for on their home television sets, and Gaurodan just happens to be one of those gems.

As Gil and Ser bemoan the hardware, George tries to sway the gang to the idea of wrecking carnage and mayhem through the eyes of a nuclear-blast breathing pterodactyl bastard in this latest Play Play. Get set for a tour  of action as the PPR gang takes on this nifty little love letter to video games’ shooting classics like Defender and more in Gaurodan!

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!

Wednesday
Jan072015

QCF: Chariot

he concept of royalty truly is a fascinating distinction within humanity’s self-imposed hierarchy over the years. The prestige and responsibility it demands is a balance of finesse and leadership that’s equally important to both sides of the crown—even when that crown might rest upon the head of a self-absorbed, entitled narcissist.

Enter Chariot; a grand mission of tribute to the fallen king, undertaken by his two most loyal retainers, as they drag and push their majesty’s wagon-eered coffin, towards the perfect resting ground for burial so that the matriarch may finally move on to the afterlife.

While the whole thing may sound like a glorified escort mission at first impression, the reality is a delightfully heartwarming test of wits and resilience against the law of physics against a lump on wheels that’s essentially an out-of-body extension of you and your buddy’s skills and abilities—with an added test of friendship thrown in for good measure.

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