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Games That Rocked…Sertan Saral’s World – #57: Dark Souls

In PC, PS3, Xbox 360 on February 21, 2014 at 5:36 am

Title: Dark Souls

Format: PS3, Xbox 360, PC

Released: 30th October, 2011


To talk about Dark Souls, I need to talk about Resident Evil 2, the first game I owned on the original PlayStation. To understand why, you need to understand what the two games represent to me. Before Dark SoulsResident Evil 2  was the last game I played almost purely for the challenge.

The beauty of RE2, the thing that really drew me into its world and invest in its characters and the stakes of the story, was the deliberately clunky control system. Read the rest of this entry »

Games That Rocked My World – #17: Metal Gear Solid

In PC, PlayStation on November 13, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Title: Metal Gear Solid

Format: PlayStation, PC

Released: 3rd September, 1998


Two short stories:

#1. I was about 8 years old. Maybe 9. We were on a Cub camp in Gilwell Park (Centre for Scouting in the UK, don’t you know) and for some reason we were running around in the forest after dark. I remember emerging from the woodland and pelting down a hill, with lots of other cubs running alongside. I don’t know why, but we were excited, and it was awesome. And this little devil in my ear goes: “Trip Angus Abbot up, Jon. It’ll be hilarious”.

Here’s all you need to know about Angus Abbot: he was (and still is) much bigger than me, and could totally beat me up. But I was a cheeky little turd, so I tripped him. It was glorious. I totally caught his leg, and he went flying. He got up, and started chasing me. I knew I was in for a battering. Read the rest of this entry »

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