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Games That Rocked…Adam Blampied’s World – #26: Shadow Of Memories

In PC, PS2, PSP, Xbox on February 14, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Today’s post is by Adam Blampied. I have intervened only when etiquette insisted:


Title: Shadow Of Memories

Format: PS2, PC, Xbox, PSP

Released: March 30th, 2001


How many times has Mario died by my hand? Hundreds? Thousands? Over the course of countless games, Princess Peach must’ve seen more widow’s pensions than the Women’s Institute during a world war. And how about Link? Sonic the Hedgehog? Snake? Snake!! SNAAAAAAAAAAKE!! In games, death is mostly an inconvenience, mostly the fleeting error in ‘trial and error’, or mostly a gentle reminder not to jump off That Thing at That Height.

Mostly. 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


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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