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Trar

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  1. While I'm at it, the original Far Cry would be pretty good Game Dungeon fodder. It's a charming beginning for a game series that's become a top seller for triple-A Ubisoft, who in typical Ubisoft fashion proceeded to milk the series dry by using the exact same formula they used for Far Cry 3 (a 2012 game) for the entire rest of the series. Talk about wasted potential...
  2. Great video and I hope Ross had a merry Christmas. Just a couple things I'd like to say, the first being that I've previously mentioned 3D Ultra Lionel TrainTown as an obscure puzzle game with an entire series of Christmas levels where you have to save Christmas. Also, someone wrote up a scenario and even drew a world map that tried to make sense of the world of the Purge movies. It doesn't excuse the filmmakers not doing the legwork themselves, but it's an interesting exploration of why there are so many nutsos and government kill-squads in the Purge universe. The Division never particularly interested me since it kinda looked like every other generic modern Ubisoft shooter with a dumb story, so I'm glad there's a Game Dungeon that...kinda proved my intuition right. Maybe someone very smart was trying to craft an implied layer of story, but with the current rate that people are leaving Ubisoft because they suck even by AAA gaming company standards, I doubt they are still an employee there. As for gameplay, I hate when shooters have RPG leveling that makes you shoot someone in the head three times with a high-powered sniper rifle just to kill them. Way to preserve immersion, game industry! That old Cracked article (remember when they were good?) is also very interesting, I wish you had posted a link to it. I also would like seeing those elements included in war games that purport to be realistic, though of course there's a balance between those elements and not frustrating the player because they don't have enough control. Then again, there ARE games like ARMA where realism is supposed to be the first and last priority.
  3. I wish Ross would do a video on the Midtown Madness games. The first Midtown Madness was the first open world racing game, to my knowledge.
  4. I think Iron Helix would make for an interesting episode. It's an old adventure/survival horror game set aboard a spaceship, which I guess sounds similar to the Martian Gothic episode, but I'd still watch an Iron Helix episode.
  5. For being a trashy low-budget FMV game, I'm surprised at how open-ended this is. I think I agree with Ross that it's a philosophy you don't see a lot of anymore. Only in the 90s would you find it in a game like this. This is legendary.
  6. I was planning on buying and playing this game on GOG at some point, but I think I'll watch this first anyway.
  7. Man I remember playing the demo for this ten years ago. That was fun. The game never got a sequel or anything, and I don't see many people talking about it these days, so it probably is decent Game Dungeon fodder. Watching Ross try to survive La-Mulana would be...interesting, to say the least.
  8. Socialists: resource extraction and mindless consumption under kkkapitalism is destroying our planet! Also socialists: socialism can and must be a luxurious consumers' utopia, where consumption will remain at a constant, sustainable level that is 10x our current level
  9. Halfway through the video and Ross is making the game look like a frustrating experience. I know that feeling when you put up with frustration in a game because you really like other parts of it, but I think Sonic Heroes would probably end up just pissing me off. Some of it just seems like bad design that's baked into the franchise to an extent. I do like how Ross is asking the hard questions about Sonic, and to the SONIC CABAL at that.
  10. It's worth noting that the IPCC's recommendations on fighting climate change mostly amount to "sky high carbon taxes". Which is probably one of the easier things to actually get done, all things considered.
  11. Just want to mention that personal favorite puzzle game 3D Ultra Lionel Traintown has like half a dozen levels where you have to save Christmas. You know, in case you're starving for Christmas material next year.
  12. My mind wandered back to this game and now I'm going to try it out. I like rally racers and I kept thinking of that screenshot, plus the reviews saying the stages were not only long, but based off real geographic surveys. I've heard a couple people say this is almost the equal of Richard Burns and Colin McRae Rally, the two big names of classic rally games.
  13. Now that I look at it, I kind of wish there was a pure FPS category.
  14. Haven't watched the video yet, but I skimmed through a bit of the list and I can confidently say Harvester (1996) is a severely fucked up game. I watched the Retsupurae series on it, they basically commentate on a longplay MST style mainly to poke fun at the cheesiness. I consider that an acceptable method of experiencing the game - and experience it you should, for it's still quite interesting - especially since the last third features the unholy abomination that is adventure game combat.
  15. Seconding Titanic: Adventure Out of Time. It's a great old cult adventure game that needs more love. Since it's on Steam and GOG now, however, it might just get it.
  16. Survival Crisis Z, basically an old freeware zombie game like Project Zomboid. Definitely looked interesting enough to be on the show. Video here. Would also have to second Space Station Silicon Valley. Again, definite Game Dungeon material! Lastly may I suggest Fortnit-HRRRRRRK
  17. Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions is another original Xbox racer that I think would be a good fir for Game Dungeon. It's not well-known, it has some flaws but also some good points that make it ultimately fun. Like, on one hand some of the missions are so poorly designed they're frustrating to beat, but on the other hand there's an actual tank you can unlock and use as a vehicle.
  18. I honestly think Project Gotham Racing, the original Xbox launch title, would make for a good Game Dungeon episode. It's not as widely known as its sequel, the series it's in isn't as widely known since there hasn't been a new entry in a decade, and not only is it an eclectic racing game, it has an eclectic soundtrack with a lot of really obscure stuff, like this: The only potential hurdle is that it's only on the original Xbox, but that's nothing some good capture equipment can't deal with. Fun fact: it was the second best selling Xbox title after the first Halo, and Halo was the game that MADE the Xbox. If Halo somehow didn't exist, PGR would have had to try and make up for it, and as good as the game is, it wasn't quite the force Halo was. Sometimes I like to think what the console scene would look like if that had been the case.
  19. Rogue Warrior, for those of you who are blessed with ignorance, is an infamously bad FPS published in 2009 by Bethesda. IGN gave it a 1.5. The most notable aspect of the game is the fact that it stars a likeness of Navy SEAL Richard Marcinko, who is voiced by Mickey Rourke. Rourke (or his director) apparently thought the best way to capture the essence of Ricky Dick was by portraying him as a psychopathic maniac who swears roughly every two seconds; this is something that Marcinko apparently approved of. And now, a YouTuber by the name of Rotarna has extracted all the hilariously over the top dialogue from the game to use for...whatever. I'm just glad it's out in the world now, as perverse as that may sound, because I for one find it funny. Link is here.
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