Sunday, October 30, 2022

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 (Lots of systems, 2020)


This one is scary because they cranked the difficulty way up. It's like going from Mega Man 10 to Mega Man 9, roughly. While the first Curse of the Moon was intended to tide people over until Ritual of the Night was finished, the Kickstarter for ROTN was so successful that they did a second retro throwback side-game after it, and here we are. The purpose of this one seems to be to just obliterate people.

Friday, October 28, 2022

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (Lots of systems, 2018)


Time for me to finally take a dip in the Bloodstained series. These games look and play just like the Castlevania games, only a bit modernized. This is because they were made by the same guy, via crowdfunding. And the series has been very successful, much more Shovel Knight and less Mighty No. 9. The main goal was to create the game Ritual of the Night, and the crowdfunding overachieved enough that we also got a couple of NES-style spinoffs including this one. Starting with the shortest and easiest of the games, let's get to it.

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Carrion (Nintendo Switch, 2020)



This is a John Carpenter's The Thing inspired game where you play as the creature. In Soviet Russia...bug hunts YOU.

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Aliens: Fireteam Elite (Playstation 5, 2021)


Bug Hunt concludes with the biggest bug hunt of all. This game turned out a lot better than I expected. It isn't great, but it's a fun play, and what Colonial Marines probably should have been.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Earth Defense Force 4.1 - The Shadow of New Despair (Playstation 4, 2015)

BUG HUNT continues as I play an EDF game for the first time. These are known for being super fun shoot 'em ups. This one is a PS4 remaster of an XBox 360 game, so it looks a little antiquated at this point, but hopefully the gameplay is as good as I've heard.

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Cosmo Tank (Game Boy, 1990)

Next I'm taking a look at an interesting Atlus game from 1990 that is remembered fondly by the few people that knew about it back then. This is a fun game with great music, and it has the boost of being featured in the Game Boy Player's Guide. To segue to Halloween, the next couple of posts will have a Bug Hunt theme.

Monday, October 3, 2022

Highlander 4x10 - Chivalry


Today on Highlander: Richie gets laid! Methos returns! And the story of how Duncan learned to dress respectably!