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Games That Rocked…Liam Butler’s World – #46: Rez

In Dreamcast, PS2, Xbox 360 on September 12, 2013 at 11:23 am

Today’s article is by Liam Butler, who runs Angry Flat Cap.

Title: Rez

Format: Dreamcast, PS2, Xbox 360

Released: January 11th, 2002

Rez Box Art

Now then. My name is Liam and a I love a game called Rez.

I don’t use the term ‘love’ lightly. There are plenty of games that I’ve really enjoyed. Plenty of games that have blown me away. But few that I love.

Rez is different. I pretty much wore out my PS2 copy during my teenage years. I wish I’d filmed my adolescent self playing that game, so I could make a montage and set it to the theme music of The Wonder Years.

(Come on, lad. A few of these won’t know what Rez is. Slow down and explain.) Read the rest of this entry »

Games That Rocked My World – #15: Shenmue II

In Dreamcast, Xbox on October 23, 2012 at 9:55 am

Title: Shenmue 2

Format: Dreamcast, Xbox

Released: 23rd November, 2001

Shenmue_2_boxart

Summer, 2002. I was 16, done with my GCSEs and the summer holidays stretched out in front of me in endless golden swathes. But there was a problem: I was spending them working in a bank, and it was fucking shit. Looking back now, I can’t believe I had the gall to complain: I was young, middle-class (still am) and employed (not so much). I was incredibly lucky. But in 2002 I was an ungrateful, solipsistic little shit, and working sucked fucking tits. Read the rest of this entry »

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