It’s hard to tell somebody they are wrong, especially when it’s somebody you love.
ClusterPuck 99 is an 8 player sports game. In an ideal setting, the game would be a 4v4 affair, with each team attempting to move a ball into a scoring zone, either by shooting it into the opposing team’s goal, or by simply moving into it while holding possession (which the game calls a “Slam Dunk”).
Jet Set Radio holds a special place in my heart as its successor, Jet Set Radio Future, is my favourite game of all time. The HD re-release which found its way onto several platforms last year, including Steam, is a fantastic version that leaves the game in its original state, only making improvements to modernize it, such as with improvements in graphical fidelity and a widescreen display. We fired it up so that I could show Earl what he’d been missing out on.
This week’s Round-Up includes more shouting than usual, thanks to new release Lethal League. We also check out space shooter STARDUST VANGUARDS and Adult Swim Games’ Mega Coin Squad.
Lethal League is a multiplayer fighting game where you take your opponents out by smashing them in the face with an increasingly fast baseball. With art and music that seems to take inspiration from cult classic SEGA series, Jet Set Radio, tight controls and exhilirating action, it’s really struck a chord with us here at GoPlayThat.
Bwana’s back baby! The Rastafari gas station attendant/charter pilot/petty criminal with a heart of gold returns to pick up the story of the Journey Down after Chapter One’s cliffhanger ending. I filled my inventory with useless looking items and delved into the mists of Chapter Two to see what’s new in the quirky adventure series.
Did you miss the stream? You can re-watch the whole thing right here!
Last Monday, we had another session of live gaming on our Twitch channel and I took on Stu’s challenge of playing Savant – Ascent from D-Pad studios, and reach the vague objective of “75”. I was already a big fan of Savant’s music before and it came as a pleasant surprise for me to find out that it was in fact him lending his character and his fantastic music to the game. To find out if I managed to complete the challenge, click on the video up there!
Savant – Ascent is an infinite vertical-scrolling shoot-em up involving fast-paced action, skill and high scores. You can grab it right now on Steam for the low price of 2€ (or $2!)
The most rewarding thing about GAR is launching a new game for the first time and then seeing everyone in the room get excited about it. Here are 5 games that are unique and special in one way or another, featuring stealth, first-person local multiplayer, cartoon violence and most important of all, dick physics.
We’ve seen a lot of games recently that deal with the theme of loss, guilt and redemption, but it has to be said that none of those games are anywhere near as pretty as Mind: Path to Thalamus. An extraordinary visual achievement, especially as the bulk of the work was handled by just two people, the game had me drooling over my monitor as soon as it started. I delved into the trippy first person puzzles to find out if there was any substance beneath the style…
We don’t always stick to modern gaming at GAR. Sometimes, we go retro and when we do, we do it right. Bomberman and Decathlete running on original Sega Saturn hardware? Damn straight.
But wait, there’s more! We checked out a fresh combination of new games, from modern remakes to crazy new ideas!
Did you miss the stream? You can still watch the whole thing right here! Pt.2 here!
Last night we had the delight of running our live debut by playing Schell Games’ Enemy Mind. It’s no secret that we love all types of games, but I personally have a soft spot for indie and retro games, and this takes the best of both worlds and puts it in a delightful 2D scrolling space shooter.