It’s our 2 Year Anniversary! Welcome to the episode where we talk about literally whatever we want! The usual hijinks ensue as EccentricTom bangs on about the World Cup and his support for both England and Belgium. Mr Toffee harps on about the steam sale and the one game he bought and liked. And in an unusually personal section where Shafique takes the opportunity to break character and talk about the recent passing of his father. And coming to terms with his mortality.
When you bring up 3D weapon-based fighting games, the SoulCalibur series can’t be beaten. From its remarkably fast-paced gameplay to its baritone-laden announcer, it’s a franchise worth following if you so much have an inkling of love for good fighting games.
However, the tale of souls & swords that is eternally retold has its fans that can’t decide which is the better game: SoulCalibur or SoulCalibur II.
Good ol’ Capcom recently released a collection of their finest beat-em-ups that in one retro-collection for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Unfortunately they can’t put in licensed fares, which means no Aliens vs Predator, no Cadillacs & Dinosaurs, and no Punisher. But what we ended up with are worthy timewasters that should be on every retro gamer’s shelf.
To celebrate, let’s rank each of these 7 beat-em-ups based on their importance in the company’s legacy of close-ranged pugilism.
What else is there to say about Mega Man (or Rock Man if you’re from Japan)? He is Capcom’s original mascot with the run-and-gun fun and also innovates with the boss weapon-stealing powerup. While the X and Zero games superceded and improved upon the weapon-stealing formula, you can’t forget your 8-bit roots.
But which Mega Man game is the best? Which Blue Bomber battle royale is the one with the best stage ideas? The best weapons catalogue? The best aesthetics?
As of right now, there’s a new internet trend where Mario’s nemesis Bowser and Mario’s love interest Princess Peach combine to form one attractive-looking dragon turtle human hybrid. So how did this came to be? Why is this happening to us? Read on and find out, dear Last King fans.
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As I’ve said time and again, Avatar: The Last Airbender is one of the greatest TV shows of all time. The live-action film adaptation from M.Night Shyamalan? Not so much.
With the news of an Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action series coming to Netflix that is being overseen by the original showrunners, there’s some semblance of hope that this might turn out golden. At the same time, I do have my reservations, so here are the list of things that should be improved in this next live-action adaptation of a classic show.
Every time a new fighting game crops up, you can be sure that it has some sick moves and fighting style made up from the minds of overworked designers and programmers. Sometimes these moves are so awesome in its simplicity or complexity, you see it in different fighting game iterations.
SNK is known for one-upping Capcom’s Street Fighter back in the day, and sometimes they succeed by introducing a move so fanciful it sears into the mind of retro gamers and even fighting game aficionados for years to come.
Marvel’s Spider-Man is a success even before it launched. I bought my copy, finished it, and thought it was a great first step in making Spider-Man games again. I even agree with most of the points in the many Amazing reviews of Insomniac’s latest. Some things do need work (which I’ll bring up later), but it’s a decent jaunt into comic book action gaming territory and is on-par with the Batman Arkham quadrology.
Forget your FLCL sequels and your Pop Team Epics; if you want an anime that is part slice of life and part Whiskey Tango Foxtrot levels of surrealism and vulgarity, you should watch Asobi Asobase. The anime has started its run since August and has yet to let up since.
And it all begins with the most innocuous anime OP.
If you’re going into Shadow Of The Tomb Raider thinking that it’s going to break & heighten your standards to a transcendent level, you’d be sorely mistaken. But at the very least, you’ll find a much-improved and refined action adventure game that stays true to the graverobbing and spelunking spirit from the past two Tomb Raider games.
In a perfect world, I would be writing a glowing review about the new Predator movie that’s out this week. But we’re in this timeline, and the actual film is a half-assed attempt at capturing the nostalgia and action beats of the first two Predator films.