All publications of the author: GeoLuz, number of posts: 10

Strider – Arcade Ninjas

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It is a remake of a 1989 arcade classic starring Strider Hiryu, a ninja with a quick swinging sword capable of slashing a group of troopers in an instant. He is incredibly acrobatic. It felt weird to me that there was no mouse needed to play Strider, just a keyboard. The keyboard is tolerable, although I was wondering if a gamepad is more appropriate for the PC version. Read more…

Shadow Warrior – Demons and Samurai

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Shadow Warrior is a remake of a 1997 game starring Asian protagonist Lo Wang. It contains plenty of humor, including humor related to the surname Wang and ludicrous fortune cookies that are scattered around the diverse levels of the game. One of the funnier fortune cookies refers to love: “It is better to have loved and lost than to have had loved and gotten syphilis.” Read more…

Borderlands 2 – Pandora Tomorrow

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I have never played the original Borderlands. I decided to play Borderlands 2 to see what this franchise is like. I first noticed the cel-shaded graphics and a diverse number of characters to choose from. After I chose my protagonist (Gunzerker) I had to get used to the skill trees, the wacky characters, the large number of side missions in addition to the main story missions. Read more…

Gauntlet – Classic Remake

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Gauntlet is a reboot of the 1985 classic arcade game. The 1985 version was memorable for having four characters: Warrior, Valkyrie, Wizard, and Elf. Many people pour quarter after quarter to play this game since it was so addictive. The four characters are back with the same abilities that will remind Gauntlet veterans of what it was like back in the day. Read more…

Jamestown – Founding of English America

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Jamestown is well known to many Americans as the first colonial settlement in North America in 1619. This game is also set in the year 1619, but it is not in the New World. It is set in Mars. You are a British colonial on the run from the king and country and you try to uncover the secrets of the colony of Roanoke. However, the opposing forces you must face are the Spanish/Martians. Read more…

PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX+

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I began playing this game in 2015, the 35 year anniversary for Pac-Man. Pac-Man grew to be an iconic classic game. Many versions of Pac-Man games have come out since 1980 trying to cash in on Pac-Man’s greatness. Pac-Man Championship Edition DX brings back the Pac-Man fever on Steam and shows that Pac-Man has aged quite well. Read more…

Crypt of the NecroDancer – Dance with Death

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There have been many music-based games in recent years. I remember buying Audiosurf in 2008 and thought that it was so unique getting a game that plays on highway-like track according to the song you play. Many rhythm-based games have been distributed over the years and Crypt of the Necrodancer is one of them. This game is different. Read more…

Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon – Back to 80′s!

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I describe Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon as a cheesy take on famous sci-fi and action films of the 1980s. It purposely reminds you of famous films like Terminator, Die Hard, Commando, Predator, Robocop, and Rocky IV. Being cheesy doesn’t mean it’s not fun at all. It is actually quite a lot of fun to play in the permanently neon environments. Read more…