As a lot of my friends know, I am a sucker for a retro game especially ones I played as a child, because there’s nothing like letting your inner child out to forget about the stresses of life, even if it is only for a little while. Today I’m going to talk about one of the games that I will always go back to and that, my gamer friends is Alex Kidd in the enchanted castle. I could play this game for hours and hours. Continue reading
So, if you are a 90′s kid and I don’t mean you were born close to the end of the 90′s you had the pleasure of possibly owning Resident Evil 2 one of the best horror games released in my opinion especially at the time Resident Evil 2is one of the more complex games in the series. What I love about it is that it’s not just a gore fest typical of the horror genre. It is a game of hardcore strategy, with rich characters leading an intricately woven story about lies and deception in a city driven by insane, power-hungry individuals. Now one of my favourite things about this game was having 4 scenarios to play through (6 if you count Hunk and Tofu) in which you play through Clare’s scenarios A and B and Leons scenarios A and B I had never seen this before and it blew my younger self’s mind heck it still does.
So, I recently dusted off my old faithful play-station 1 and cracked in my copy of Resident evil 2 and I was instantly taken back to when I was a child and playing this game. Yes, I played M-rated games when I was 9, just like I am sure many of you have. I love the first video cut scene it still feels me with joy especially when I was a 9 year old boy I was amazed at the graphics yes I know that to today standards the graphics would seem dull and rubbish, but back then this was superior towhat I had seen before. The controls to the game are a bit tricky at first and can take a little while to get used to but once you got them down you’re sorted the only draw back to this is from the get go you are thrown strait in the middle of a pack of blood thirsty zombies that want nothing more than to nom your tasty flesh so trying to run past them can be tricky unless you want to waste your bullets on them which is not advised in my opinion as in this game every bullet counts, You will be led into a false sense of security when you have 58 handgun bullets and a first aid spray, and you’ll find yourself 2 minutes later in orange Caution with less than a clip left and dodging zombies left and right.
Something that made this game stand out for me was the puzzles you would have to complete to get further in the game now allot of the time it wasn’t so blatantly obvious what you needed to do so you really had to think. I remember it took me a good half hour to realise I had to light the fire under the portrait to get one of the gem stone the first time I played which as you can imagine is a bit frustrating but I think that added to they suspense of the game play you could be running along trying to figure out what to do then BAM!!! a Licker jumps through the 2 way mirror and you slightly soil yourself I’m not going to lie when I replayed the game after a rather long time I forgot about that bit and very nearly did need a change of underwear.
I believe this was one of the best games from the 90′s and it still stands the test of time it has been ported to multiple systems such as N64, Pc, GameCube, Dreamcast and even the Game.com I will play this game probably till the day I die as I love it so much Resident Evil 2 is what survival horror should be on all accounts I wont soon forget my trip into Raccoon City, and I sure as hell wont forget the benchmark survival horror classic that is Resident Evil 2.
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So, with the release of the new Grand Theft Auto V, I thought it would be appropriate to delve in to the origins of the game. That’s right, Grand Theft Auto; released for the Playstation in 1997. It is still one of my all time favourite games despite it beingreleased nearly 17 years ago.
Now, for the people who werent old enough to buy or play this game back then, this game may look simple and graphically crap but for those of us who grew up playing this game it will always hold a soft spot in our hearts even though it was sooooo god damn hard..
The place is called Critical Mass and is based in the Real McCoy Arcade on Fore Street. Here he sells all kinds of retro goodies such as NES, N64 and other such nostalgia, cartridge and all. We at Set in Stone Gaming have befriended the fine gentleman who owns the shop and from now on we will be throwing all of our hard earned money at his cash register for some retro goodness.
As you can see, he has many old school games for many of the classic consoles and, to be honest, not badly priced at all. We found some right classics there today such as Global Gladiators (Sega Megadrive), Super Mario Land (Gameboy), Mortal Kombat (Master System 2) and, of course, X-Men Vs Street Fighter (PS1).
So, if you’re bored of Grand Theft Auto V and want to play some REAL games, pop down and check this place out and pick yourself up a decent game!
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So recently I decided to review a few older games and thought I’d start off with Dead Or Alive 3 for the Xbox.
If I wrote this when it first came out would be a completely different review because now I am looking at it with more knowledge of the gaming industry I probably would of used words like “EPIC” or “AMAZING” but not today. Set In Stone Gaming would love to hear your own views on this game as well. So lets dive in shall we. Continue reading
I’ve always had a tendency to attach myself to series of things. I’ve never felt like one instalment was ever enough, if you’re going to enjoy something you may as well make it enough to run a religion off of. Of all the series I love; Dragon Ball, Metal Gear Solid, Gundam, Pokemon, Prince of Persia Sand Quadtrilogy, Crash Bandicoot, Tekken… there’s one that topples all others. He’s blue. I think you already know who it is. Of course I’m talking about the one and only Sonic the Hedgehog.