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Mon, 06 Aug 2018 14:58:46

I really enjoyed Lollipop Chainsaw as well, such a damn fun game. It’s funny because I’ve been thinking about going back and revisiting it lately. I may just do that soon.

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Mon, 06 Aug 2018 15:08:25
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I really enjoyed Lollipop Chainsaw as well, such a damn fun game. It’s funny because I’ve been thinking about going back and revisiting it lately. I may just do that soon.

I've been having an itch to replay NMH.  NMH2 however, can go and burn in hell.

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Mon, 06 Aug 2018 15:30:16
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I've been having an itch to replay NMH.  NMH2 however, can go and burn in hell.


I never had the hatred for No More Heroes 2 that a lot of people did, but maybe I needed to play more of it. I only got through the first couple bosses and then got distracted with something else.
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Mon, 06 Aug 2018 15:47:38
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I never had the hatred for No More Heroes 2 that a lot of people did, but maybe I needed to play more of it. I only got through the first couple bosses and then got distracted with something else.

I would go see a doctor if I were you.  Not hating on NMH2 is clearly some brain malfunction.  NMH had a clear theme, with the bosses being assassins themselves.  In NMH2, save for one or two, they were all just freaks.  The game didn't adhere to its own logic.  And to make matters worse, the fights themselves weren't half as interesting as those of the original.

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Mon, 06 Aug 2018 18:28:35
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I would go see a doctor if I were you.  Not hating on NMH2 is clearly some brain malfunction.  NMH had a clear theme, with the bosses being assassins themselves.  In NMH2, save for one or two, they were all just freaks.  The game didn't adhere to its own logic.  And to make matters worse, the fights themselves weren't half as interesting as those of the original.


I won't doubt you on any of that. Like I said, I only got through the first couple bosses. Honestly I don't remember much about them. One was like a football player and a bunch of cheerleaders or something. It was a very unmemorable experience.
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Mon, 06 Aug 2018 18:32:54

I still need to play Lollipop Chainsaw.

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Mon, 06 Aug 2018 18:59:04
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Archangel3371 said:

I really enjoyed Lollipop Chainsaw as well, such a damn fun game. It’s funny because I’ve been thinking about going back and revisiting it lately. I may just do that soon.

I've been having an itch to replay NMH.  NMH2 however, can go and burn in hell.

I never did get around to playing either of those. I also get the itch to play Killer 7 again.

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Mon, 06 Aug 2018 23:56:14

#95. Bloodborne

Seeing Bloodborne on this list is probably a surprise for any of you who remember my frustration of not being able to get past the first boss, Father Gascoigne. Well there's two reasons it's here.

  1. Even if I suck at it, I know a good game when I play it.
  2. I never had this much fun with a game I sucked this much at.

Yeah I definitely can't claim to have played this one through, but what I did see I really enjoyed. The atmosphere and setting was like a love letter from the victorian goth phase I went through in college. It was fun to explore the city and the sewers and get little glimpses of information trying to figure out what the hell brought this mess on. It probably would have been even more fun to play, but fuck it man, Souls games and I go together like toothpaste and orange juice. Still, I'm determined to give it another chance one day, and who knows? Maybe the gameplay will click with me and I'll suddenly become a badass in the game. Highly unlikely, but you never know.

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Tue, 07 Aug 2018 10:39:00
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I've never gone that far down the hole. Most of what I know begins with some of the ballads that were written in the 15th and 16th century. And even those I am pretty rusty on these days. But what you said certainly makes sense. There's a lot of threads of exposing the church in some of those stories.


In fact, in this game with the exception of Friar Tuck the Church was painted very negatively. The main church in town was filled with drunk and womanizing priests along with a highly corrupted Abbott. Then there was a separate sect of monks that was made up of former soldiers who kill and torture enemies of King John in the name of God.

Still deeper than me, then; beyond knowing of its earlier form, I've only read a few short excerpts of what writing has survived of them.

I recommend Sword of Sherwood Forest, if you haven't seen it; featuring Peter Cushing as the sheriff, and Peter Cushing makes every film he's in good.

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The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst  
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Tue, 07 Aug 2018 22:44:43
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I still need to play the rest of Bloodborne myself. I made it further than you, but not much. It's the only Souls game I haven't beaten.

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Thu, 09 Aug 2018 02:34:11

#94. Crazy Taxi

First of all, can anyone listen to All I Want by the Offspring without thinking about Crazy Taxi? Yeah I didn't think so. Now that we've gotten that little note out of the way, Crazy Taxi was the ultimate 90's experience. From the Bad Religion and Offspring heavy soundtrack to actual real world stores to visit like KFC, Pizza Hut, and Tower Records to the happy-go-lucky/don't-give-a-fuck attitude it really nails the vibe of the time. And it doesn't hurt that it's one of the most fun gaming experiences you can have in 5 minutes. Even if you're not good at it, the frantic act of driving customers around town, pulling off stunts, and getting them quick to earn cash is simple fun that anyone can enjoy. If by chance you do get good at it, then you're in for a real treat. Learning all the short-cuts, destinations, ramps, and customer spots turn this into one of the great time-attack games of all time. The more you know and the better you drive, the longer you can play and the higher your score can become as you make your way up to getting that A-class license.

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Thu, 09 Aug 2018 20:29:52
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Crazy Taxi was one of my favorite Dreamcast games. Played hours and hours of it. Funny enough, I thought it was going to be stupid and I was wasting my money on it. They pulled that shit off brilliantly. Has to be one of the best arcade style console games ever made. It really was one of the last games that made me feel like I WAS at the arcades...like I should be putting quarters into the Dreamcast somewhere. In an era where games were getting far away from that kind of pick up and play fun factor...it was a great change of pace. Fucking production values were amazing too.

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Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:45:26

I couldn't bear to listen to a second of Crazy Taxi's music outside of Crazy Taxi, but boy did it complement Crazy Taxi well.

Crazy Taxi was what pushed me over the line on the recent Sega humble bundle.

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Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:53:23

The removal of all the licensed properties from Crazy Taxi has given it a small hit in my eye. It's nothing too bad, but everytime I drive by the generic chicken shack, it always stings a little.

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Fri, 10 Aug 2018 16:03:37
Yeah I'm not a fan of those bands either, but it definitely matched the vibe of the game.

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Fri, 10 Aug 2018 18:38:19

I had a lot of fun with Crazy Taxi on the Dreamcast. Picked it up again on the 360 awhile ago but without the original music it just wasn’t the same.

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Sat, 11 Aug 2018 04:30:00
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The removal of all the licensed properties from Crazy Taxi has given it a small hit in my eye. It's nothing too bad, but everytime I drive by the generic chicken shack, it always stings a little.

The HD version doesn't have the original tracks? Lame.

Oh well, when I get around to playing it, I was planning to listen to my own music anyway.

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Sat, 11 Aug 2018 04:50:27
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Nope. The last version of the game to have the original soundtrack was the GameCube version. Since then, they've all gone with some instrumentals that sound vaguely like the original tunes, but not quite enough.
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Sat, 11 Aug 2018 19:15:35

#93. Bit.Trip Beat

Bit.Trip Beat can either be described as the ultimate evolution of Pong or simply Pong on acid with some really good music in the background. Tough to argue against either description. Basically it starts out as something very similar to Pong. A ball approches from the right side of the screen, and you line up your paddle to bounce it back. However it turns into something else quickly. The balls start to change and they approach with their own rhythm patterns, and when you bounce them back at the correct moment the noise it makes synches up with the game's soundtrack to create as it was intended to be heard. So basically it's a crazy music based rhythm game. And all the while the background starts flashing, with different shapes ranging from basic cubes to DNA double helixes floating in the background. Even with it's basic look and sound, it's a hell of an audio/visual experience. Despite the simple basic idea the game is tough as nails and probably could have been a touch easier. Oh and if you can, try and track down a Wii version of the game. It was since ported to the 3DS, iOS and PC, but none of them match using the Wiimote's motion control and tilt feature to move the game's paddle.

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Sat, 11 Aug 2018 23:35:01
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Using the

Wiimote?

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