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Barnestorming- Luchador in Review, More Bloodborne, Link's Awakening, Metropolis

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09 Apr 2015 15:10 #200587 by bfkiller
I loved Metropolis when I saw it back in 2002. I bought the DVD but actually haven't watched it since then. I should give that another watch someday and watch the city collapse to Ray Charles.

I need to get Luchador...

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09 Apr 2015 15:30 #200594 by logopolys
Link's Awakening is probably my favorite Zelda title. The gameplay is super good for a handheld (especially from '93), the puzzles are tricky, and the music is awesome.

My favorite parts are probably hunting down the skeleton who stole your treasure in Catfish's Maw, the exposition and music in Face Shrine South, and exploring the non-essential caves in the Tal Tal Mountains.

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09 Apr 2015 15:32 #200595 by Egg Shen
Your top secret project better be how you've been quietly working to get The Gothic Game back in print!

You better not say that you're releasing a rap album with Pete or some shit like that...

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09 Apr 2015 15:43 #200596 by charlest

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09 Apr 2015 15:47 #200597 by Michael Barnes
You might have already heard it. It was called "Run the Jewels 2".

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09 Apr 2015 15:58 #200598 by Stonecutter
Hey Barnes, have you played Axiom Verge yet?

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09 Apr 2015 17:55 #200599 by Michael Barnes
No, I haven't...I understand that it's very Super Metroid-influenced. It'll hit PS Plus at some point, I'll try it then. Besides, I'm still not done with Metroid Fusion, and I've got the two GBA Castlevanias on the pile.

Logopolys, you know, it's funny because when Game Boy and Game Boy Color were current I wasn't really interested. I sort of had a Game Boy (it was actually my nephew's, he left it at my house for reasons unknown and never once asked for it back. I also never reminded him) so I didn't have a lot of exposure to those games. So I've always kind of felt like they were somehow lesser, thinking back to how SNES, Genesis, N64 and even PS1 were contemporary at the time. But now, I see that these were some really good games- full featured, and definitely on par with NES/SNES quality gameplay if not graphics. I remember distinctly dismissing Link's Awakening, assuming that it was a simpler/smaller Zelda game. Nope, it's a full on Zelda title, 100%.

The skeleton business was great.

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09 Apr 2015 20:04 #200602 by hotseatgames
I saw Metropolis a long time ago and remember not thinking overly much of it.

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09 Apr 2015 21:19 #200605 by Stonecutter

Michael Barnes wrote: No, I haven't...I understand that it's very Super Metroid-influenced. It'll hit PS Plus at some point, I'll try it then. Besides, I'm still not done with Metroid Fusion, and I've got the two GBA Castlevanias on the pile.


It's much more Metroid than Super Metroid, if that makes sense. It doesn't hold your hand nearly as much as Super. There's a map but it's very basic, there's not a lot of health

Like the Souls games, once you learn how enemies behave you can waltz through most areas, but if you get even a little bit complacent, you'll be back to getting your ass handed to you.

The power ups are uber cool.

It has too much backtracking and all of the bosses have about 50% more HP than they should (you'll have the pattern down and still have to hammer on the things a good 2-3 minutes to get the kill)

Which two GBA Castlevanias? The middle of the three (Harmony of Dissonance?) is awful and should be avoided at all costs.

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10 Apr 2015 02:24 #200609 by Blightygamer1
Thanks so much for the shout out and review of Luchador! Michael. Really appreciated. Hoping that the Backspindle Boys will be able to raise the profile as there is a huge audience potential.

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