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Preview: Resident Evil: Revelations.

3DS continues to stay on the right track by introducing demos for games in their eShop (now if only they would tidy up the format, we’d really be in business). Regardless, the ‘Shop in question has introduced a demo of Resident Evil: Revelations.

I gave up playing the demo for RE5. It just felt frustrating and too non-Resident Evil for me. And don’t even get me started on that stupid knife….

Yet here I am with a new game, and I liked this one.

The first thing I noticed is that the “claustrophobic” feel from the original game is back. Cramped corridors, that sense of dread in opening a new door, random beasts jumping out of you while inside a room. I don’t know what to make of the new creatures in this game, but they were far more inspiring, and I uttered an expletive or two as I ran out of ammo and had to run (okay, so I’m a terrible shot).

The “scare” feeling was back. The tension felt higher instead of “Oh geez, another nasty looking thing shambling towards me.” My time was hoping that the next door I opened wasn’t going to have some Read the rest of this entry

More Gaming Thoughts.

While I don’t have any specific article topics to post of late, I still have a collection of thoughts in mind.

I just saw my first full, clear photo of Bit.Trip.Runner:

I’ve fallen in love with this little series since its debut on WiiWare, and now that it’s going platformer, I can’t wait to see what Gaijin Games is going to do yet. From the first three installments, it’s become apparent that they clearly understand the aesthetics of gaming. And seeing the 4th installment makes me all giddy. The Bit.Trip series has become one of my favorite series of the last decade.

Speaking of favorite series, there’s a new Pinball Hall of Fame out on the Wii: The Gottlieb Collection. Why this series continues to come out with zero fanfare is beyond me. The series has won multiple awards, and yet the only way I ever seem to find these games is just pure luck in walking through the gaming aisles. Gamestop didn’t even hear of this one, even though it’s been out on the blogosphere for a while.

The Gottlieb Collection is actually a Gamecube port (imagine that happening on the Wii), so it’s an older Read the rest of this entry

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